International Order of the Blue Gavel

The Association of Past Commodores

The mission of the International Order of the Blue Gavel is to recognize Past Commodores of the international yachting community and unite them in order to promote the highest ideals of yachting and preserve its customs and traditions through social, educational and humanitarian programs.

Past International President BURTON JAY, M.D.

It is with deep sadness that we announce Past International President Dr. Burton Jay passed away on December 13, 2015.  Dr. Jay had an exemplary career serving in leadership roles in yachting organizations.  He served as commodore of Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego California, as commodore of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association in 1990, international president of International Order of the Blue Gavel in 1987 and commodore of the San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs in 1987.

His vision and leadership skills had a positive influence in each organization he served.  Burton Jay also was a mentor to many of the current leaders of the organizations where he served. His wisdom was always apparent.  He once said after one of the meetings, “That all this yachting gets in the way of boating.”

Our condolences to his wife, Susan, and his family.

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The December 2015 LOG Newsletter
is now available for download...

The December 2015 Edition of The Blue Gavel LOG is posted on this site.

Click on the LOG Newsletter link in the blue sidebar and

select the December 2015 issue.

Rosters of Chapters have been created for each area. The areas coincide with the territories for our Area Vice Presidents i.e. Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, North Central and Southeast. Each list is in the Adobe Acrobat format which means you may print the list.
To view the lists, click on the link (in the blue side bar) for "Chapter Address by District".
Chapters without addresses have not supplied the information.

IOBG BYLAWS AND POLICY MANUAL: The Organization's bylaws and policy manual are available on this site. You may view, download and print each document which are in the Adobe Acrobat format (.PDF).

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The International Operations Center's address is:
3517 Camino del Rio S.
Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92108

The toll free number is: 888-378-2211
The local phone number is: 619-282-5050
The Fax number is: 619-282-5252

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