Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (November 1, 2023) – On Monday, October 9, Door County Maritime Museum recognized the contributions of our volunteers at the annual Appreciation Dinner.
From September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023, 139 volunteers worked 5574.23 hours at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock, and the Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor! Board President and Chief Volunteer Officer Terry Connelly presented a mock check reflecting the monetary value of the hours contributed by the volunteers, totaling $177,260.51! We thank all volunteers for sharing their time, talent, and knowledge with us!
In addition to recognizing the contributions of the volunteers as a group, 20 individual volunteers were presented with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Steve Cox volunteered more than 250 hours and was presented with a Silver Presidential award, and was recognized as the DCMM Volunteer of the Year for 2023.
Three volunteers were also recognized for volunteering more than 4,000 hours during their lives and qualifying for the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award. The late Bob Perlewitz volunteered more than 14,000 hours in restoring and leading tours of the tug John Purves. Long-time volunteer Lucy Richter was presented with both her award and the award for her late husband Jerry.