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RBFF Makes History in 2010 ASAE Gold Circle Award Competition
Organization Leading the Charge to Increase Participation in Boating and Fishing Receives Four Awards and One Honorable Mention

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 27, 2010) – 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:

“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

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.

About ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit