Volunteer Stories – Charlene & Bob Ackerman

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volunteer stories charlene and bob ackerman

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum proudly honors Charlene & Bob Ackerman with the 2015 Encore Award!


Charlene and Bob have been Seaport supporters since day one.  Bob actually built the shelving in the original building, the Hunting Shanty, and served on the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1996.  He is currently working on more shelves for the Gift Shop, right after he runs his daily route for mail delivery and banking.

Charlene works as Gift Shop & Membership Manager and volunteers for all festivals throughout the year.  Her cookies have also been credited as the reason the Lunch and Learn Speaker Series sells out each month.

The Seaport is supported by a small army of 511 volunteers who donate 58,000 hours annually, Charlene and Bob clocked in over 2,000 volunteer hours last year alone.  The Seaport is lucky and thankful to have the Ackermans as part of their Seaport family.  Brooke Salvanto, Deputy Director of the Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, insisted on presenting the Encore Award to Charlene and Bob.