On June 16, 2016, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recognized a dedicated team of more than 300 volunteers aboard the Patriot for their combined 27,027 hours of service towards the museum over the last year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM for their work in boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, exhibitions, museum store, and volunteer programming. The river cruise reception was generously sponsored by Patriot Cruises of St. Michaels, Md. and Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md.
Special recognition was given to volunteers with the highest hours of cumulative service, including John Hawkinson with 9,000 hours; Paul Ray and Mary Sue Traynelis with 6,000 hours; Ann Sweeney and Roger Galvin with 4,000 hours; Sam Barnett and Mike Corliss with 3,000 hours; and Bob Traynelis and Audrey Brown with 2,000 hours. Many other volunteers were recognized for reaching several milestones of 100 hours and above in their volunteer service toward CBMM.
“The engagement and service from our volunteers is such an extraordinary part of what makes CBMM a very special place to visit,” says CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “The effort our volunteers put forth each and every day to ensure a great experience for our guests is quite remarkable.”
Additional photos of the event are at bit.ly/CBMMVolunteers. CBMM is always looking for volunteers to help throughout various areas of its operations, including front desk assistants, interpretive educators, festival helpers, buildings and grounds assistants, and more. For more information, contact CBMM Volunteer & Education Coordinator Allison Speight at [email protected] or 410-745-4941.