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HomeAward Recipients 2013

Awards Banquet 2013

Phil Kerber GLSPS President MC of the Awards Banquet        

Phil Kerber GLSPS President and MC of the Awards Banquet / The room is filled with Banquet attendees.

Tom Brueshaber GLSPS Secretary / Founding Member - Presenting the Awards to the Award Winners


After the UMSAT Show join your fellow divers and shipwreck enthusiasts to socialize and honor the year 2012 GLSPS Award Program Winners:


BSA Venture Crew 820 was awarded the Dive Community Contribution Award


BSA Venture Crew 820 Receiving Award


Jeff Redmon of Redmon Law Charter was awarded the GLSPS Appreciation Award


Jeff Redman Receiving Award


C. Patrick Labadie previously Director of the Duluth Marine Museum and currently of Thunder Bay National Maritime Sanctuary was awarded the GLSPS Special Acknowledgement Award


C. Patrick Labadie Receiving Award

After the Award was presented, an announcement was made that this award was renamed the C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgement Award after a Maritime History's most dynamic historian.



The dinner was from 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM in the St. Croix Ballroom with a cocktails and reception starting a 7:00 PM.


Our guest speaker was an interesting and dynamic speaker Bret Gilliam who spun some humorous yarns from his lengthy career in the diving industry. As promised the evening was filled with laughter and great stories. We thoroughly enjoyed Bret's encore presentation.

Bret Gilliam - Giving his great presentation about the Dive Industry and how it has advanced through the years.
Thank Bret for the Great Presentation!