Joe Chase Memorial Fund

The Joe Chase Memorial Benefit Fund was named after the late Joe Chase in recognition of his years of service to the greater Cleveland Boating Association and for his dedication to the boating community. Joe help orginize the Lake County Yacht Club and West Channel Yacht Club. He was a past Commodore of the Lake County Yacht Club and a charter member of the West Channel Yacht Club.  He was Chairman and secretary of the Chagrin River Association and was very active in securing funds for the Chagrin River wing wall project.  Joe worked for the Inter-Lake Yachting Association and was one of the organizers of the Power Boat Regatta.  He was Chairman of the regatta that was held at Kelly’s Island and was awarded the “Skipper of the Year’ that year.  This regatta was sponsored by the GCBA and the following year, the Power Boat Regatta was approved and adopted by the I-LYA and has since been held in Put-in-Bay.  He was Chairman of the Bowling Tournament and Banquet for many years.  He also served as Chairman of the Commander’s Ball for over 12 years.  Joe was selected in 1987 as GCBA “Man of the Year. The Joe Chase Memorial Benefit Fund was organized in 1992 by the GCBA to directly help its recipients.  Contributions have been made by many deserving organizations over the years.  Going forward, contributions will focus on boating safety and boating education. since this was a true passion of Joe’s. Money for the fund is budgeted yearly from fundraiser and donations from member yacht clubs, individuals, and organizations. Thank You for Your Support