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Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC

 

 

 

Still can't get used to how fast time seems to fly. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years have all come and gone. Even though this poor flower was in the cold last March weather forecasters are saying we should have 3-5 inches by tomorrow morning. I've lived in North Dakota and Upstate NY and I can say 3-5 inches here will definitely not be fun. Speaking of the weather and how fast time seems to fly, it won't be long before the days are warm and long - ideal for that thing we call boating. Have you even thought about your boats? Didn't think so. Why not think about a Vessel Safety Check and get a head start of the season? Doesn't take a bunch of time. Wishing everyone the very best as we embark on yet another year.

Not to forget that January is time for our Quarterly dinner meeting. It's a fun time to get together and enjoy an evening with friends. Who knows. Some folks might even have great stories about the holidays. It's at the Florence Country Club as usual; January 18, 7-9:30 pm or whenever. Hope to see you there.

Here's a link to our District 26 website to find out what's going on in the district and around us. Be informed.

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Here's a link to information about our upcoming District 26 Spring Conference 16-18 March

Why not take a look to see what is going to take place. Could be a lot of 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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