Awards

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T he measure of an organization can be determined in no small part by the awards it receives. We are pleased to announce the following awards that have been made for individual accomplishment or outstanding service  to the Squadron, District or National USPS.
 

2018-2019

Award for Excellence in Communication

National

Publication - "Sounds of 1"
Editor: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Publication - Bilge Pump
Editor:  Lt Elaine Cleary

 

Publication - HPS Website
Webmaster:  P/Lt/C Frank Pascucci, Jr., AP

 

Awards for CoOp Charting

National

Hartford Power Squadron
Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN
Lt/C Pat Pabouet, P
Lt/C Roy Bergeron, AP
P/Lt/C Tom Berlandy, AP
Ken Letendre, AP
Honor Roll, ranked 5 th in country
Honor Roll, ranked 5 th in country
Honor Roll, ranked 10 th in country
Honor Roll, ranked 11 th in country
Honor Roll, ranked 12 th in country
Honor Roll, ranked 13 th in country

 

Contribution to the USPS Educational Fund

National

Contributing for the 20th year in a row.

 

Merit Marks

National

Every year merit marks are given by National to individuals who have contributed extraordinary time to the squadron, usually by holding an elective office, serving on a committee or teaching courses. Only one merit mark can be given to a person per year. Members achieving "Senior Member" (5 merit marks) are entitled to receive one free class of their choice. Members reaching 25 merit marks become "Life Members" and are no longer required to pay dues. The following members have been awarded merit marks for the calendar year 2018. We want to thank them for giving their time and effort to help our squadron in so many ways.

Marty Abrams, Roy Bergeron, Thomas Berlandy, Elaine Cleary, Jonathan Emerson, Robert M. Goman,  Kenneth Letendre, Cliff McKibbin, Pat Pabouet, Frank Pascucci, Mike Rinaldi, Jim Salvatore, Tim Tyler, Frank Ventrella, William Waseleski, Don Watson and Ken Weeks


100% Histories Award

District

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."  -  Harry S Truman

HPS received this District Award for its exceptional record keeping efforts at the Squadron level.
Historian: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Commander's Award

Squadron

The Commander's Award was started in 2018. This award is presented to an individual whose work done on behalf of the Squadron is exemplary. The person who receives this award consistently goes above and beyond in their efforts and is always there when called upon by the Commander. The recipient is someone the Squadron would find difficult, if not impossible, to replace.

Lt/C James Salvatore, AP

 

 

2017-2018

Award for Excellence in Communication

National

Publication - "Sounds of 1"
Editor: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Publication - Bilge Pump
Editor:  Lt Elaine Cleary

 

Publication - HPS Website
Webmaster:  P/Lt/C Frank Pascucci, Jr., AP

 

Contribution to the USPS Educational Fund

National

Contributing for the 19th year in a row.

 

Merit Marks

National

Every year merit marks are given by National to individuals who have contributed extraordinary time to the squadron, usually by holding an elective office, serving on a committee or teaching courses. Only one merit mark can be given to a person per year. Members achieving "Senior Member" (5 merit marks) are entitled to receive one free class of their choice. Members reaching 25 merit marks become "Life Members" and no longer have to pay dues. The following members have been awarded merit marks for the calendar year 2017. We want to thank them for giving their time and effort to help our squadron in so many ways.

Marty Abrams, Roy Bergeron, Thomas Berlandy, Elaine Cleary, Jonathan Emerson, Marvin Goldberg, Kenneth Letendre, Cliff McKibbin, Pat Pabouet, Frank Pascucci, Mike Rinaldi, Jim Salvatore, Paul Silversmith, Tim Tyler, Frank Ventrella, William Waseleski, Don Watson and Ken Weeks

 

Educational Achievement

National

Educational Achievement is awarded to anyone completing all Advanced Grade Courses, which results in a grade of Navigator (N), and all Elective Courses. This is the highest educational recognition award given by USPS. A person with this award is known as a Senior Navigator and uses the printed grade designation of SN. In the past, a Senior Navigator was referred to as a "Full Certificate" and used the printed grade designation of N.

D/Lt/C Timothy Tyler, SN

100% Histories Award

District

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."  -  Harry S Truman

HPS received this District Award for its exceptional record keeping efforts at the Squadron level.
Historian: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Commander's Award

Squadron

The Commander's Award was started in 2018. This award is presented to an individual whose work done on behalf of the Squadron is exemplary. The person who recieves this award consitently goes above and beyond in their efforts, and is always there when called upon by the Commander. The recipient is someone the Squadron would find difficult, if not impossible, to replace.

P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

2016-2017

Award for Excellence in Communication

National

Publication - "Sounds of 1"
Editor: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Publication - Bilge Pump
Editor:  Lt Elaine Cleary

 

Publication - HPS Website
Webmaster:  P/Lt/C Frank Pascucci, Jr., AP


Governing Board Member Emeritus

National

P/D/Lt/C Kenneth W. Weeks, Jr., AP


2016 CoOp Charting Honor Roll Award

National

Awarded to the Hartford Power Squadron for ranking 37th among all squadrons for participation in the Office of Coast Survey Chart Maintenance Program.


Contribution to the USPS Educational Fund

National

Contributing for the 18th year in a row.


Merit Marks

National

Every year merit marks are given by National to individuals who have contributed extraordinary time to the squadron, usually by holding an elective office, serving on a committee or teaching courses. Only one merit mark can be given to a person per year. Members achieving "Senior Member" (5 merit marks) are entitled to receive one free class of their choice. Members reaching 25 merit marks become "Life Members" and no longer have to pay dues. The following members have been awarded merit marks for the calendar year 2015. We want to thank them for giving their time and effort to help our squadron in so many ways.

Marty Abrams, Roy Bergeron, Thomas Berlandy, Elaine Cleary, Jonathan Emerson, Marvin Goldberg, Kenneth Letendre, Cliff McKibbin, Pat Pabouet, Frank Pascucci, Mike Rinaldi, Jim Salvatore, Paul Silversmith, Tim Tyler, Don Watson and Ken Weeks


 

Senior Member

National

When a member earns 5 Merit Marks, he or she is recognized as a Senior Member.
D/Lt/C Timothy Tyler, JN


Educational Proficiency Award

National

This award is granted to an individual for completing a grade level of at least Advanced Piloting (AP) and three Elective Courses.

P/Lt/C James Monroe, AP

Frank J. Ventrella, AP


100% Histories Award

District

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul." - Lord Acton

HPS received this award on both a District and Squadron level for its exceptional record keeping efforts.
Historian: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN


Most VSC checks in the District

District

Hartford Power Squadron

 

Teaching Aid Contest - D1 Fall Conference

District

Hartford Power Squadron
P/D/C Patrick A. Pabouet, P  -  “Right of Way”

 

 

2015-2016

Award for Excellence in Communication

National

Publication - "Sounds of 1"
Editor: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Publication - Bilge Pump
Editor:  Lt Elaine Cleary

 

Publication - HPS Website
Webmaster:  P/Lt/C Frank Pascucci, Jr., AP

 

Contribution to the USPS Educational Fund

Contributing for the 17th year in a row.


100% Histories Award

District

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul." - Lord Acton

HPS received this award on both a District and Squadron level for its exceptional record keeping efforts.
Historian: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

  

Merit Marks

Every year merit marks are given by National to individuals who have contributed extraordinary time to the squadron, usually by holding an elective office, serving on a committee or teaching courses. Only one merit mark can be given to a person per year. Members achieving "Senior Member" (5 merit marks) are entitled to receive one free class of their choice. Members reaching 25 merit marks become "Life Members" and no longer have to pay dues. The following members have been awarded merit marks for the calendar year 2015. We want to thank them for giving their time and effort to help our squadron in so many ways.

Marty Abrams, Peter Askham, Roy Bergeron, Thomas Berlandy, Elizabeth Carlson, Richard Carlson, Elaine Cleary, Jon Emerson, Janet Frick, Marvin Goldberg, Mike Goman, Roy Guile, Christine Gwizd, George Gwizd, Diana Manner, Eric Manner, Brooke Martin, Cliff McKibbin, Jim Monroe, Greg Oseep, Pat Pabouet, Frank Pascucci, Mike Rinaldi, Jim Salvatore, Paul Silversmith, Ed Taisarsky, Tim Tyler, Kevin Vibert, Don Watson and Ken Weeks


2014-2015

Award for Excellence in Communication

National

Publication - "Sounds of 1"
Editor: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Publication - Bilge Pump
Editor:  Diana Manner

 

Publication - HPS Website
Webmaster:  P/Lt/C Frank Pascucci, Jr., AP

 

Contribution to the USPS Educational Fund

Contributing for the 16th year in a row.

 

Everett M. LeBel Educational Achievement Award

District

This award is given annually to the squadron that has the most active educational program using a formula based on squadron members participation in continuing education.

Receipt of this year's award is due in no small measure to the dedication of our past Squadron Education Officer, P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN. But Cliff will be the first to tell you that credit for the success of a squadron's educational program does not rest solely on the shoulders of its SEO. Acknowledgement must also be given to the instructors who selflessly give of their time and talent and their students who value and pursue the benefits of a continuing education. Hats off to you all!

 

Chapman Award for Excellence in Teaching

District

Roy Bergeron, AP


100% Histories Award for the District

District

HPS received this award on both a District and Squadron level for its exceptional record keeping efforts.
Historian: P/D/Lt/C Clifford W. McKibbin, SN

 

Educational Proficiency Award

This award is granted to an individual for completing a grade level of at least Advanced Piloting (AP) and three Elective Courses.

 1st/Lt Timothy Tyler, JN

 

Merit Marks

Every year merit marks are given by National to individuals who have contributed extraordinary time to the squadron, usually by holding an elective office, serving on a committee or teaching courses. Only one merit mark can be given to a person per year. Members achieving "Senior Member" (5 merit marks) are entitled to receive one free class of their choice. Members reaching 25 merit marks become "Life Members" and no longer have to pay dues. The following members have been awarded merit marks for the calendar year 2015. We want to thank them for giving their time and effort to help our squadron in so many ways.

Marty Abrams, Peter Askham, Roy Bergeron, Thomas Berlandy, Elizabeth Carlson, Richard Carlson, Jon Emerson, Janet Frick, Marvin Goldberg, Mike Goman, Alan Grabsch, Roy Guile, Christine Gwizd, George Gwizd, Glen Lyon, Diana Manner, Eric Manner, Brooke Martin, Craig McAllister, Cliff McKibbin, Jim Monroe, Pat Pabouet, Frank Pascucci, Mike Rinaldi, Jim Salvatore, Paul Silversmith, Ed Taisarsky, Tim Tyler, Kevin Vibert, Don Watson and Ken Weeks

 

50 Year Members

Richard Taylor, P P/D/Lt/C

Kenneth Weeks Jr AP

25 Year Members

Peter H. Bigelow, S
Bruce Dworak, S
Dolores P. Dworak
Frank Dworak III
David P. Greenblatt
Flordeliza C. Palazzolo, P
Julie Talarski

Co-Op Charting

Hartford placed 32rd out of 75 squadrons participating. Honors awards went to Hartford Squadron members:
D/Lt/C Cliff McKibbin, SN
P/Lt/C James Monroe,
P/D/C Pat Pabouet, P
Cdr Mike Rinaldi, JN