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Welcome to District 19...
A Unit of United States Power Squadrons®
Sail and Power Boating
UPDATED 19 April 2013
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Conference time is rapidly approaching. Please forward the
Conference information one more time in case we have missed anyone.
In case anyone has forgotten the Council meeting will be Friday
4/26/13 and the Conference will be on Saturday 4/27/13 at the North
Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway. Attendance at the meetings is
required for the Commanders and SEO's
in the Spring but
are open to everyone. I will have printed copies of the previous
minutes in case people did not receive them electronically. Anyone
who would like me to re transmit minutes please drop me an email and
I will gladly forward them. Please remember to send your
registration for the Conference to George Apgar
as possible in hope of having a somewhat accurate head count for
the banquet. I am looking forward to seeing you all in North Conway.
Anyone in need of further information regarding the conference can
check the D-19 Web site as the information is up to date and
accurate.Please forgive the shotgun approach to this email but I was
hoping that as many people as possible will be informed.
Chip Meany AP
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is one of the 33 districts of the United States
Power Squadrons®, the world's largest private, non-profit boating
organization. District 19 (D19) includes squadrons in Vermont, New
Hampshire, and Maine, and extends from Lake Champlain on the west to the
Gulf of Maine on the east, with many great lakes and rivers nestled in
between - D19 currently
supports ten squadrons with around 1000 members.
Nationwide, there are around 450 local Power Squadrons providing
boating safety, education and related recreational services to the
40,000 members they represent. The national United States Power
Squadron is the umbrella organization for what has become
known as "America's Boating Club."
District and Squadron activities relate to three USPS® objectives; community service, continuing
education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of fellow
members. As a member you will join with knowledgeable boaters in your
area, familiar with local waters, the best anchorages, marinas, and boat
boating is the core USPS® mission. USPS®, it's Districts
and Squadrons promote safety through continuing education, fellowship
with experienced boaters who know what they are doing, and safety
practices such as Vessel safety checks.
Best known for the hundreds of public boating courses which local
squadrons offer several times each year to approximately 40,000 men,
women, and youngsters, USPS®,
America's largest and oldest non-profit recreational boating
organization, celebrated it's 90th Anniversary
in 2004. Since it was founded at the Boston Yacht Club in 1912 and
chartered as a national organization at the New York yacht club in 1914,
USPS® has grown to include more than 60,000
members in some 450 squadrons in the United States, Puerto Rico, the US
Virgin Islands, Hawaii and Japan. USPS®
also assisted in the formation of the Canadian Sail & Power Squadrons
which has 35,000 members. Boat ownership is not a requirement of
membership and USPS member vessels include sail, power, personal
watercraft, kayaks, canoes, and inflatable's.
To commemorate this milestone of service to the boating community, a
proclamation has been
signed by all governors of the 50 United States.
Becoming a member of the United States Power Squadrons® is quite simple. Locate a squadron near where you
live, contact the chair of the Membership Committee, and submit your
application. The squadron’s Executive Committee will review your
application and decide if you meet the requirements for membership.
What are the requirements?
Since USPS is a
volunteer organization, it is essential that our members be willing
and able to contribute their time, energy, and skills to the
objectives of the organization.
One of the core beliefs
of USPS membership is that an educated boater is a safe boater. It
should then come as no surprise that there is an educational
requirement. Typically, this has been satisfied by completion of one
of our public boating courses. However, recognizing that education
can be obtained from various sources, a number of additional courses
have been recognized as meeting this educational requirement. Most
recently, the membership has elected to allow squadrons to waive the
educational requirements for experienced boaters.
Finally, you must be at
least18 years of age.
To locate a squadron near
you, click here or contact 1-888-FOR-USPS for
For information on the USPS public boating courses closest to you, call
1-888-FOR-USPS or click here.
For home study, visit http://www.americasboatingcourse.com
USPS Educational Requirements may be satisfied by:
any USPS University seminar series
Passing the final
examination for any NASBLA-approved basic boating education course.
Graduation from the U.S.
Graduation from the U.
S. Coast Guard Academy
Graduation from the
Merchant Marine Academy, Deck Officer License
Holding a U. S. Coast
Guard LAUNCH OPERATOR license or above.
Members of the US Coast
Guard Auxiliary who have successfully completed any CGAUX course or
Successful completion of
the following courses:
Canadian Power and Sail
Squadron - Boating Course
USCGAux - Boating Skills &
USCGAux - Sailing & Seamanship
American Sailing Assn.
- (ASA) Basic Keelboat Sailing Course
US Sailing - Basic
Keelboat Certification Course
US Sailing - Keelboat
US Sailing - Small Boat
Being a member of USPS opens many boating related benefits such as
insurance discounts, member credit cards and more. Click on the title to
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