RBFF Makes History

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the organization has made history in the 2010 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Gold Circle Award competition, receiving multiple honors for excellence and innovation in association communications.


"In this year's competition, RBFF won Gold Circle Awards in four different categories and an Honorable Mention in another," said Gold Circle Award Committee Chair and ASAE Communication Section Council member Richard A. Belle. "Never before in our competition's history have four awards and one Honorable Mention been won by a single organization in the same year. We applaud them for their outstanding communications program."

RBFF received the following honors:

  • Gold Circle Award
    • Innovative Communications - Fishington
    • Issue Specific Website - TakeMeFishing.org
    • Media Relations Campaign - 2009 National Fishing & Boating Week
    • Newsletter (Digital/Interactive) - Anglers' Legacy Quarterly
  • Honorable Mention
    • Association Annual Report (Print/PDF) - 2009 Stakeholder Annual Report

"This is a wonderful achievement for RBFF," said President and CEO Frank Peterson. "We are truly honored to receive recognition for our work that's inspiring people to get out on the water and experience the joys of boating and fishing first-hand."


The annual Gold Circle Award competition selects associations and nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated excellence in communication within a number of categories including magazines, newsletters, websites, blogs, podcasts, media relations campaigns, innovative communications and others. More than 80 judges nationwide participated in the 2010 competition, which received more than 250 entries. For more information about the Gold Circle Awards program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/goldcircle.

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