Sherman Trophy

Max E. Sherman’s many friends and fellow sailors donated this unique antique scale to the Yacht Club in 1995 to be awarded to a member or members exhibiting outstanding service, dedication, and loyalty to Lake Geneva Yacht Club. Soon after Max Sherman’s death, David and Kathy Williams found a scale (made by W & T Avery Ltd. In Birmingham, England) in a nautical antique store in Connecticut and recognized its appropriateness as a trophy to honor Max, whose contributions to the Yacht Club were numerous and varied. An attorney, he was a trustee in 1985 and later was affectionately called the “forever treasurer,” a position he held from 1986 until his death in 1995. He also served on the Budget and Finance Committee. Max Sherman won the Marie Kramp Award in 1989 for his service to the Yacht Club.

  • 1995 Max and Renee Sherman
  • 1996 Cheryl Mick
  • 1997 Ted Brennan
  • 1998 Not awarded
  • 1999 Not awarded
  • 2000 Suzi Reese
  • 2001 Mary Jane Schalk
  • 2002 Not awarded
  • 2003 Robert G. Winter
  • 2004 Not awarded
  • 2005 Scott Yager
  • 2006 Kristin Gannon
  • 2007 The Porter Family
  • 2008
  • 2009 Bob Pegel
  • 2010 Jim Smith and John Zils
  • 2011 Kathy DeCarlo
  • 2012 Robert G. Winter
  • 2013 The Members of the Board of Directors
  • 2014 John Zils
  • 2015 John D. Simms Jr.