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3 April 2007

Find fun, education and fellowship at the 2007 Governing Board in Norfolk, Va., 5-9 Sept.

This year's governing board offers a host of choices for amusement, education and getting to know your fellow members.

While you're there, don't miss Expo, the VIP presentations (to be a presenter click the link below), USPS University seminars, Norfolk Governing Board Activities and more, but register early because hotel rooms are limited. See links below for more information.


Practice perfects
real-life rescue

Last July, Mike Wiedel and I joined fellow Milwaukee Sail & Power Squadron members Dennis and Janet Brown aboard their 42-foot Sea Ray to watch an air show over Lake Michigan.

But the real excitement occurred after the show ...

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Get a hotel room for the 2007 Governing Board Meeting. Sign up for fun activities at the 2007 Governing Board Meeting Submit your presentation idea to become a very imporant presenter Get travel information for the 2007 Governing Board Meeting in Norfolk, Va.

Awards aplenty at the 2007 Annual Meeting

The February 2007 USPS Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., was a time to honor those who served USPS in 2006.

Scouts bestow prestigious award on USPS chief

USPS awards Eagle, Ship’s Bell to community supporters

2006 USPS Vessel Safety Check Awards

9 squadrons receive Power of One banners at meeting

Awards salute civic service

USPS, MRAA make deal

Safe boaters get VSCs

In a new partnership, USPS and the Marine Retailers Association of America have pledged to work together to encourage and promote the enjoyment of safe recreational boating. More

Safe boating doesn't just happen.

It comes about through education.

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Visit the USPS Ship's Store

V-neck sweaters for men and women

V is for very, very soft

Spring into style in these soft, sleek v-neck jersey sweaters from the Ship’s Store

Men’s $56 Women’s $55

USPS signs on to USCG's safety plan

Plan to make a difference

During the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in San Antonio on 5 March, Rear Adm. Craig Bone and C/C Ernie Marshburn, SN, signed the USCG Office of Boating Safety strategic plan.

USPS joined a host of boating safety groups, including the Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Safe Boating Council, American Canoe Association, National Water Safety Congress and U.S. Sailing, in signing.

The plan sets specific boating safety goals ranging from accident reduction to life jacket use. Yearly targets are set in each category, and team partners, including USPS, are tasked with helping the U.S. Coast Guard achieve those goals through boating safety efforts. – Bob Sweet

If you’re interested in making improvements at the squadron, district or national level, consider joining a planning committee.

If your squadron doesn’t have a planning committee or you just want to learn more about it, check out the national Planning Committee’s website, where you’ll find the newly revised Planning Committee Manual.

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Ohio squadrons cash in

Gearing up for National Safe Boating Week

This year, seven Ohio squadrons will receive boating safety education grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Provided through the state’s Waterways Safety Fund, Boating Safety Education Program grants help ...

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nsbwlogoThis year’s North American Safe Boating Campaign, which kicks off with National Safe Boating Week 19-25 May, will focus on trailer boaters and anglers.

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Enter Wear It! contest

Themed “Wear It!,” the 2007 North American Safe Boating Campaign urges boaters to always wear a life jacket on the water.

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