On April 8, 2015 the Vallarta Yacht Club held its annual Volunteer Luncheon to acknowledge the many hours of volunteer time its members and friends spent supporting the activities and Sailing Regattas over the 2014/2015 season. A tradition at this event is the presentation of the Jim Ketler Award which is given each year to a VYC member who contributes time and service to both the Yacht Club and the Banderas Bay Community. There are many who support the club and many who contribute to the community – but not many who do both.
This year the Jim Ketler Award was presented to Charlotte Shull – a woman who epitomizes what was envisioned with this honor. For many years she has worked quietly but tirelessly and efficiently on behalf of both the Yacht Club and the community.
She has contributed her expertise on many committees and as both Secretary and Membership Chair of the VYC. Additionally she contributes to the community through her many years as a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, currently working through a chapter here in Mexico which provides support for a senior citizen home and a special needs school.
VYC is proud to add Charlotte to our list of recipients of the Jim Ketler Award.