States Power Squadrons
Reach Out USPS ~ Member Involvement Program for Civic Service Programs
At the 2006 NYC Governing Board, our Sea Vester Team visited Montefiore Hospital and as you can see from the Power Point Show of the visit, Sea Vester and the WaterSmart (SM) computerized game were a big hit. Think about setting up a program of outreach within your local community.
Contact your National Membership Committee Representative to obtain more information. Go http://www.usps.org/national/membership and follow the links to National Membership Committee Representatives or contact me at the address below.
Other Suggestions for Community Outreach:
• BoatU.S. Life Jacket Loaner Program - The foundation is asking for our support to find additional marinas, supervised launch ramps or waterfront businesses to host this program. Your squadron members can make the connection between the business and Boat/US. In the process, you may find a new place to teach a course, do VSC's or get a donation, better yet, some new members while you retain those you have! Reach Out USPS® members and get involved with your community!
• Free Life Jackets and Youth Boating Package - Contact the West Marine Foundation at http://www.westmarine.com/pdf/YouthBoatingPackage.pdf
• Encourage your squadron members to get involved in stewardship initiatives that protect the environment and maintain the integrity and cleanliness of our natural resources. Funding is often available for these projects too from area business and national foundations. Check out http://www.boatus.com/cleanwater/grants/ or the Recreational Boating Fishing Foundation,
Committee Programs Need
usps4kids.org - easy to get to and remember website for kids, families, and squadron resources.
Ideas for Youth Activities (MS Word format)
Boy Scout Liaison – Contact Cdr Bruce Rodgers, SN
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