The 27 October 2022 Annual Awards Dinner is now sold out.

The National Maritime Historical Society is full of gratitude for the interest and support we have received for this year's event.  If you cannot join us this year, we hope you'll use the links below to support the Society's ongoing work in the maritime heritage field and to honor award recipients Thomas A. Whidden, Steven P. Kalil, RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.) and CAPT Sally McElwreath Callo, USN (Ret.).  Thank you!

 

The 2022 Annual Awards Dinner Honorees

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Thomas A. Whidden

Thomas A. Whidden will receive the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to yachting and his leadership in the design and manufacturing of technologically advanced sails; he is known the world over for his resolute pursuit of excellence on and off the water. He is a member of and has been awarded by the America’s Cup Hall of Fame and the National Sailing Hall of Fame. He is president and CEO of North Technology Group, parent company of North Sails, one of the largest sailmaking companies in the world. He has worked to make the Sailing Museum and the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island a reality, honoring achievement in yachting and encouraging younger generations to pursue the sport.  Fellow Hall of Fame sailor and NMHS Overseer Gary Jobson will present the award.

 

Steven Kalil

Steven Kalil, President of Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., Inc., will be recognized with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award. His knowledge, commitment, and vision have helped steer Caddell to great success as they support the larger shipping community. Originally founded by John B. Caddell over one hundred years ago, this family-owned shipyard has constructed and serviced thousands of vessels. Caddell’s clients include service to the Staten Island Ferry fleet, tugs, tankers, lighters, and barges from all the major maritime transport companies of the East Coast. Over the years they have repaired or restored the US Coast Guard barque Eagle, Gazela Primeiro of Philadelphia, HMS Rose, the replica of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon, and the tall ships Wavertree and Peking, to name a few. Kalil has delivered extraordinary service to the maritime heritage community and the larger shipping industry, impressively managing the oldest shipyard in the New York Metropolitan Area.  Capt. Jonathan Boulware, President & CEO of South Street Seaport Museum, will present the award.

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RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.) and CAPT Sally McElwreath Callo, USN (Ret.)

RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.) and CAPT Sally McElwreath Callo, USN (Ret.) will be the first couple to receive the NMHS David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award. They are extraordinary ambassadors for the Society, extending its outreach globally. Their support has been invaluable, inviting NMHS to represent the United States, along with the American Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, at events in Portsmouth, England, where the Society was introduced to Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne. NMHS subsequently invited Her Royal Highness to New York to receive its Distinguished Service Award. They have engaged the Society’s support with the Pickle Night dinner honoring Lord Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar. They arranged for Society representation at many events, including Navy League Dinners and Fleet Week receptions. CAPT McElwreath, formerly a corporate executive, served in the Navy Reserve for 27 years, and more recently, was director of the USS New York (LPD-21) Commissioning Committee. RADM Callo, a 35-year veteran, is a prolific, award-winning author and screenwriter. Each of them has made a significant contribution to maritime history, and together they are a formidable force.  Erik K. Olstein, former President of the Board of the American Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and former NMHS Trustee, will present the award.

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Annual Awards Dinner Committee

 

Dinner Chairs
Matt Brooks & Pam Rorke Levy

 
Charles B. Anderson
Capt. Jonathan Boulware
Walter R. Brown
CAPT Patrick Burns, USN (Ret.)
Nicholas Colucci
Dr. William Dudley
Richard T. du Moulin
David S. Fowler
Burchenal Green
Karen Helmerson
Capt. Howard R. Hill Jr.
Gary Jobson
VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.)
Denise Krepp
A. L. Chip Loomis
Richardo R. Lopes
Jessica MacFarlane
Guy E. C. Maitland
Capt. Jeffrey McAllister
Dr. Salvatore Mercogliano
Michael W. Morrow
CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.)
Erik K. Olstein
Ronald L. Oswald
Wendy Paggiotta
Nick Raposo
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan
Richard Scarano
Philip J. Shapiro
Sharon Slotnick
Capt. Cesare Sorio
Philip J. Webster
William H. White
Jean Wort
 

We Are Grateful For Our Sponsors

Event Marquee Sponsors

Matt Brooks & Pam Rorke Levy
Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., Inc.

Commodore Sponsors

Atlantic Salt Company
Ronald L. Oswald
Betsy & Thomas A. Whidden
William H. White

Dinner Journal Sponsor

RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.) & CAPT Sally McElwreath Callo, USN (Ret.)

Take Home/Favor Sponsors

VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) & Missy Konetzni
CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.) & Alice Noone

Benefactors

John & Anne Stobart
Chuck Townsend

Table Hosts

Walter R. Brown
Donjon Marine Co., Inc.
George Dow
Richard T. du Moulin
Erie Basin Marine Associates
McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
Red Hook Terminals
Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones

Individual Sponsors

Charles Anderson
John Appleton
ARS Investment Partners
CAPT Christopher Paul Boylan, USN (Ret.) & Elizabeth Boylan
Lauretta Bruno
George W. Carmany III
Commodore Chip Loomis & Elizabeth Gray
Joanne O'Neil
Erik K. Olstein
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan
Richard Scarano & Karen Helmerson
Sharon Slotnick & Gene Morris
Captain Cesare Sorio
Philip & Irmy Webster
Chase Welles

Raffle Donor

Sterling Silver Turk's Head 4-Strand Bracelet Raffle Prize Donated By:
A.G.A. Correa & Son

 

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

$25,000 Event Marquee Sponsor

  • Premium table for 10 guests
  • Recognition from the podium with audio/visual & signage at the event
  • One full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • Two full-page advertisements in Sea History magazine
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 10 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 10 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$15,000 Fleet Sponsor

  • Premium table for 10 guests
  • Recognition from the podium with audio/visual & signage at the event
  • One full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • One full-page advertisement in Sea History magazine
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 10 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 10 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$10,000 Commodore Sponsor

  • Premium table for 10 guests
  • Recognition from the podium with audio/visual & signage at the event
  • One full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 10 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 10 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$6,000 Dinner Journal Sponsor

  • VIP seating for 2 guests
  • One specially placed full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 10 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 10 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$5,000 Favor Sponsor

  • VIP seating for 2 guests
  • One full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 10 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 10 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$4,000 Table Host

  • Table for 10 guests
  • One full-page advertisement in the Dinner Journal
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine
  • Membership for 5 in NMHS, including Sea History
  • Membership for 5 in the Council of American Maritime Museums, providing free admission to a wide range of maritime museums

$1,000 Individual Sponsor

  • VIP seating for 2 guests
  • Recognition on the Society’s website
  • One-year listing on the Patrons’ Page of Sea History magazine

Dinner Journal Advertiser

Full page advertisement $1,000
Half page advertisement $600

Congratulate the honorees and support the work of NMHS by advertising in the Dinner Journal. Please contact Wendy Paggiotta at 914-737-7878 x 557 or email vicepresident@seahistory.org for details.

$400 Individual Dinner Reservations

  • Individual dinner guest reservation