a unit of the
United States Power Squadrons®
Sail and Power Boating
Serving Sail and Power
Boaters in middle and eastern Connecticut, portions of Massachusetts,
and Rhode Island
District 1 is comprised
in a geographic area that stretches from Westerly Rhode Island on Long
Island Sound to Milford Connecticut, and inland to Springfield
Organized in 1914, USPS
is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating
safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation
and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to
their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy
participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons and 33
districts across the country and in some US territories. USPS is
America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored
by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
One of the important
missions of the district is to provide leadership for activities that
cross squadron boundaries. These activities include our holiday party,
our summer cruises, sail race, rendezvous, and poker run. The Vessel
safety Check (VSC) and Co-Op Charting activities are also supported and
promoted at the district level.
The District bridge is
made up of volunteers elected from members of the squadrons. They
include the District Commander, five Lieutenant Commanders and many
committee volunteers all from within the squadrons. As leaders at this
level they support, promote, and enhance the functions at the squadron
The District meets five
times a year: three Council meetings and two District Conferences.
During both Council and Conference meetings, the latest national
information is passed along to the squadron management, and seminars and
educational workshops are provided for both the squadron management and
members. In addition, at the all-day conferences in the spring and fall,
we conclude the business of the district including setting budgets,
reporting progress, and electing district officers.
is a unit of United States Power Squadrons®.
Squadrons have their own web sites. To visit any of
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