Below you will find communications between Commodore Bill Kranzer and the family of the late Gypsea Joe.
June 19, 2014
Mrs. Margaret Rowe
9500H Amerleigh Lane
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
Dear Mrs. Rowe:
Since its founding, the Club has annually presented a “Team Spirit Award” to one or two members whose involvement exemplifies the qualities of participation and service. Past winners, volunteers all, have recruited new members, planned/organized/hosted events, provided administrative support, and boosted the level of enjoyment for all members. A perpetual plaque honors all the awardees, and mementos are presented to each.
This year, the Board of Governors has rededicated the honor and it will henceforth be the “Gypsea Joe Hergenrather Spirit Award.” Joe’s thoughtful gift will fund future mementos and inspire us to promote Joe’s legacy of generosity and love of boating. The Club’s website (www.backcreekyc.org) currently features Joe on the homepage.
As the only known liaison with Joe’s family, you are the recipient of my letter. I hope you will share the content freely with all who knew him.