A Unit of United States Power Squadrons® - District 28
Sail and Power Boating
Boating is fun..We'll show you how
Lt/C Robert W. Kelly, AP
Safety Officer' Report
Lt John Militello, S
On Saturday, May 26, members of the Lake Mohave Sail and Power Squadron (John and Blaise Militello, Pat and Barbara Bramble, Norm Dack along with Jim Snellenburg and Lisa, our newest member) met at the Willow Valley Marina to hand out information on the Power Squadron. As it was Memorial Day weekend, boaters were out in great numbers. This was in conjunction with Boat Safety Week.
"The following excerpts from an article on Boat Safety from the Mohave Valley Daily News" Try the quiz; it's worth a chance on some nice prizes.
LAS VEGAS -- For the fourth year in a row, a coalition of the Nevada Wildlife Department, National Park Service and dozens of marinas and other marine-related businesses, federal and state agencies will promote boating safety on the Colorado River.
The summer-long program offers more than $30,000 in prizes to safe boaters, including food, boating equipment and a free Forever Houseboat trip
Those who take a boating education course or the quiz on-line at www.funonthelake.com will be entered into this year's drawing.
Lt/C Mike Accardo
Thank you to Bob and Bev Kelly for sharing their expertise and experience by teaching the Seamanship Course. We had 3 students, Commander JoAnne Waller, Al Trueman and Mike Accardo. The final exam was a closed book exam that was graded by the district. All were happy to see their final passing scores. The course reviews and expands the learning objectives of the ABC Boating Safety Course. Emphasis was on rules of the road; slow speed maneuvering; handling at sea; anchoring, mooring and rafting; and emergencies on the water. This course is definitely a must for anyone operating a vessel in coastal areas, but also reinforces the boating safety practices previously learned.
Lt/C Sharon Weller
Our October General Meeting took place on the 10th at the Black Bear Diner in Bullhead City. We have continued to experiment with various meeting places and this month’s selection turned out to be pretty good.
We enjoyed a separate meeting room and a variety of menu items. Fifteen members attended.
Our newest member, Jim Snellenburg, was sworn during the meeting.
Commander Waller and Jim Snellenburg
Seven members enjoyed a get-together at the Riverside Resort Gourmet Lounge on October 16th for an evening of conversation and hors d’oeuvres. As always, the river view was spectacular and a great place to discuss boating. Since this is an annual event usually held in November, I noticed the Lounge was a little less crowded than in previous years. It could be due to the fact that the “snowbirds” (seasonal visitors) are just beginning to return to the area.
The October Members choice event was hosted by Pat and Barb Bramble on October 20. The weather was beautiful and the Mexican Fiesta theme was great! The authentic Mexican food dishes were tremendous and everyone enjoyed the afternoon. The Brambles have been regular visitors to the Western Mexican coast for many years. Many a day of fantastic fishing was spent on the Bottom Line their Grady White. Thanks Pat and Barb for hosting this event.
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