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Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC

 

 

 

May the Luck 'O the Irish be with ya! Break out the Guiness Finn! Wouldn't ya know it, St Patty's Day is about on top of us and before St Patrick's we move into Daylight Savings Time. Just where would the time be going?

Since cold weather is out (sort of), be sure to get your boat VSC'd for the 2017 boating season. There's even a direct link to our VSC program below. Your pasengers will like it, your crew will like it, and I guarantee that you will like it. Only takes a few minutes of your time.

Please be sure to take a look at our important special issue. National still needs some help. This is definitely a chance where you could contribute some of your talents. It's even the kind of "job" you might be able to do from home. Oh, and don't forget to check out your District 26 website to find out what else is going on in our district.

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NEWS FLASH

If you are reading this you probably missed the D26 Spring Conference hosted by Lake Hartwell and taking place as I write this. Click here to see what you missed. Believe it or not, our district conferences have a lot of seminars in addition to meetings. Meet and greet long time friends and learn what is going on in our district. Not really into meetings and seminars and stuff? You could also join the fun in Charleston come 19-21 May for our annual Cruise 'n Rendezvous. Click here for the registration form you can find on the D/26 website. Mark those dates on your calendar and plan to join the fun.

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The United States Power Squadron's mission is to provide leadership in recreational boating safety through education and civic activities while promoting fellowship for its members. Located in Florence South Carolina, the Swamp Fox Power Squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized. Join us on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics and field trips. Be sure to read our latest newsletter, FOXTALES, to learn about squadron updates and other important information.

USPS Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Program

Besides offering boating education, we promote boating safety with courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at the request of the owners. Click here to learn more about our VSC program.

USPS Cooperative Charting Program  

So what is Cooperative Charting? Our CoOp Charting Program is conducted in close coordination with the Marine Chart Division, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a major public service of USPS. Click here to learn more about this program that not only provides a valuable service for NOAA but also serves as an excellent learning experience for our members.

    


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