At the time of his death, George Gerow was the longest continuous member of the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club. He and his wife Ann were faithful members of many leadership committees as well as the sailing race committee, where one of his favorite duties was the firing of the cannon. He was dedicated, faithful, and loyal. He will be deeply missed.
On November 2nd, an observation deck was dedicated which has been named in George’s honor by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club. Members of the Gerow family were in attendance and were thanked by Mayor Jim Farquar for George’s years service to the city as well as to the club.
GPFBC was founded in the 1955 as the Grosse Pointe Boat Owner’s Club with twenty-two male members. The mission of the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club is to promote the enrichment of community life in Grosse pointe Farms by providing leadership and support for park-related activities, boating/sailing activities and social activities centered at the Pier Park.
Membership is open to all Farms residents. We currently boast over 150 families and single members. Social activities are held year-round. Despite the name of the organization, nearly half of our members are non-boat owners. Our motto is to “come aboard for family, friends, and fun!”
The observation deck project was a collaborative effort between the city and the GPFBC. It was funded by donors from the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club as well as other members of the community.
The fundraising effort for this project was spearheaded by Cyndee Harrison, 2012 Commodore. A plaque will prominently display the names of those who have contributed. Contributions will be collected through March 2013. Call Cyndee Harrison at 313-410-2343 to learn more.
A ribbon-cutting will be held in the Spring 2013