Membership in United States Power Squadrons® and in this squadron is a privilege, not a right, and shall be by application and contingent upon meeting eligibility requirements as set forth in the bylaws of United States Power Squadrons® . Admission to membership in United States Power Squadrons® is a function of the United States Power Squadrons® Governing Board and is delegated to the squadron Executive Committee subject to United States Power Squadrons® policy. No membership shall be valid unless the member meets and continues to meet the factual requirements of membership in United States Power Squadrons® according to the policies of United States Power Squadrons® and this squadron.
Willingness to contribute your talents and energy to promote boating
Be Accepted By The Squadron Executive Committee.
Have Paid All Applicable Entrance Fees And Dues.
Types of Membership
There shall be the following classes of membership: active members, apprentice members, associate members, and honorary members. Active members of this squadron shall consist of persons who are able and willing to contribute time, energy and skills to the objectives of United States Power Squadrons® or this squadron, meet the qualifications for active membership set by United States Power Squadrons® Policy and who are admitted to membership as herein provided.
Individuals who reside with an active member (considered a primary active member for billing purposes) may be admitted as members in the same manner as any other such member. They shall have all the rights and privileges of their membership class except they shall not be entitled to receive separate copies of The Ensign or other publications and their dues shall be billed to the primary active member
Members less than 18 years of age shall be entered as active members, may enroll in courses and may receive merit marks. They shall also be entitled to wear the uniform, fly the ensign, and attend any business meeting of United States Power Squadrons® or any district or squadron, but may not serve in an elected position, chair a committee or vote.
Apprentice members of this squadron shall be persons who have reached the age of twelve and have passed an examination approved by the United States Power Squadrons® Board of Directors. Apprentice members shall have the same privileges as are available to active members except they may not serve in an elected position, chair a committee or vote.
On becoming 18 years of age, an apprentice member shall automatically become an active member unless electing to remain an apprentice member. At any time between the ages of 18 and 23 an apprentice member can irrevocably elect to become an active member. Apprentice membership shall automatically be converted to active membership at the end of the dues year in which the apprentice becomes 23 years of age. Associate members of this squadron shall consist of members in good standing of other squadrons of United States Power Squadrons® or of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, who have been granted associate membership by the Executive Committee.
Any member who has been awarded 25 merit marks shall become a life member. Life members shall be exempt from further payment of squadron dues and shall receive such other exemptions in this squadron as are appropriate to match those granted by United States Power Squadrons® .
An individual who has been awarded at least five merit marks shall be deemed a senior member.
Education Coos Bay Power Squadron-United States Power Squadrons®
courses are divided into four types. Advanced Grades, Electives, Seminars and
Learning Guides. The Advanced Grades are designed to be taken in sequence
beginning with Seamanship and progressing through Piloting, Advanced
Piloting, Junior Navigation and Navigation. Electives include Engine
Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sail, Weather, Cruise Planning and
Instructor Developement. Seminars are short (2-3 hour) courses covering many boating topics. Learning Guides are self study programs
ranging from Amateur Radio to Navigational Astronomy and many other topics
of nautical interest. Over twenty programs in all. Contact the
Squadron Education Officer at 541-888-6178 for more details.
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