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Dora Cozzolino suits up for a day on the water.


When we launched the new USPS website almost a year ago, we asked for your feedback, and 500 e-mails poured in. Since then, we’ve used your suggestions to update and improve the site. More

Plan now for the 2008 Annual Meeting

Click here for details about the many activities you can choose from. Then register online here.

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D/5 conducts model workshop

NOAA provided survey boats for demonstrationDistrict 5 has held Cooperative Charting workshops for 31 years, but this year’s workshop proved so effective in content and format that it just might serve as a model for others.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosted the daylong event at its Atlantic Marine Operations Center in Norfolk, Va., on 5 May 2007. More

Blindness is no obstacle

By Coty Dolores Miranda

Dora Cozzolino is an inspiration.

A member of Sacramento Power Squadron for a little more than three years, she’s already held the offices of secretary, administrative officer and executive officer.

But the 52-year-old, 4-foot-11-inch dynamo is also blind. More

USPS welcomes marketing developer aboard

Tom Kemp, Manager of Marketing & Development ServicesRecently named USPS manager of marketing and development services, Tom Kemp has more than 20 years’ experience in developing successful marketing strategies and redirecting marketing efforts to help organizations remain relevant in a changing environment.

Tom has developed a strategic and tactical corporate marketing plan for a leading marine company, built brand loyalty, upgraded a company website to make it easy to use and navigate, directed marketing and sales efforts in diverse distribution channels, and initiated product marketing and sales strategies.

In his first year, Tom will concentrate on developing a long-range marketing plan to help USPS grow. He will also focus on membership recruitment and retention and USPS product promotion.

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NASBLA elects new head

Amateur radio plays an important part in personal communications, both afloat and onshore. To aid communication, the USPS Squadron Activities Committee maintains a frequently updated online directory of some 400-plus amateur radio operators in USPS and the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons. The committee also sponsors the USPS-CPS Amateur Radio Net and the USPS Amateur Radio Club.

Here are some frequently asked questions about USPS Amateur Radio: More

At its 48th annual meeting, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators elected John Fetterman, Maine coastal boating law administrator, as president for 2007-2008. He succeeds Jeffrey S. Johnson, Alaska BLA. More

Squadron outreach honored

In September, Chief Commander Ernest G. Marshburn recognized both the achievement of a USPS sea adventurer and the community outreach efforts of eight outstanding squadrons at the 2007 Governing Board Meeting in Norfolk, Va.

Watch a video of the awards presentation here.

Shrewsbury Power Squadron member John Gage, who recently completed a three-and-a-half-year circumnavigation of the globe on his 42-foot sailboat, Dream Catcher, received the USPS Juan Sebastian del Cano Award, named for the navigator who completed Magellanís planned circumnavigation. More

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