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American Club circular no.18/22 – Board News

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Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for   THE AMERICAN CLUB

JUNE 24, 2022

CIRCULAR NO. 18/22

TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Dear Member:

BOARD NEWS

At the one-hundred-fifth Annual Meeting of the Members which took place in person – for the first time in three years – in New York yesterday, all those Directors who had been nominated for re-election, as earlier notified to the membership, were duly re-elected for a further twelve months.

Mr. J. Arnold Witte retired from the Board at this meeting, having served as a Director of the Club since 2005, and as its Chairman from 2007 to 2018. Your Board expressed their profound thanks and appreciation for Mr. Witte’s exemplary service in both capacities, in which he played a key role in many of the Club’s most important initiatives over the years in question.

At the same time, Mr. John A. Witte, Jr. of Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was elected as a new Director. Ms. Boriana Farrar of Patriot Contract Services, LLC, who had been co-opted as a member of the Board in March, was elected as a Director at the meeting. Both were warmly welcomed to the Board in the expectation that they would make a significant contribution to its affairs over the years ahead.

At the Annual Meeting of the Club’s Directors, which took place immediately after that of the Members, Mr. George D. Gourdomichalis of Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A. and Mr. Robert D. Bondurant of Martin Resource Mgmt. Corp. were re-elected as, respectively, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board.

At the same time, Ms. Dorothea Ioannou, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Club’s Managers, was re-elected as Secretary. As foreshadowed in Circular No. 15/21 of June 28, 2021, Mr. Lawrence J. Bowles retired as General Counsel to the Club, after twenty years of sterling service in that role. Your Board thanked Mr. Bowles most warmly for his outstanding contribution to the Club’s affairs during his long and illustrious tenure.

Again as foreshadowed in last June’s Circular, Mr. LeRoy Lambert was appointed as General Counsel to the Club in succession to Mr. Bowles. Your Board wished him well in the discharge of his new responsibilities in the future.

Yours faithfully,
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Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for   THE AMERICAN CLUB

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