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a unit of the United States Power Squadrons® Sail and Power Boating
Serving Sail and Power Boaters in middle and eastern Connecticut, portions of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

District 1 is comprised of thirteen Squadrons in a geographic area that stretches from Westerly Rhode Island on Long Island Sound to Milford Connecticut, and inland to Springfield Massachusetts.

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons and 33 districts across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.

One of the important missions of the district is to provide leadership for activities that cross squadron boundaries.  These activities include our holiday party, our summer cruises, sail race, rendezvous, and poker run.  The Vessel safety Check (VSC) and Co-Op Charting activities are also supported and promoted at the district level.

The District bridge is made up of volunteers elected from members of the squadrons. They include the District Commander, five Lieutenant Commanders and many committee volunteers all from within the squadrons. As leaders at this level they support, promote, and enhance the functions at the squadron level.

The District meets five times a year: three Council meetings and two District Conferences. During both Council and Conference meetings, the latest national information is passed along to the squadron management, and seminars and educational workshops are provided for both the squadron management and members. In addition, at the all-day conferences in the spring and fall, we conclude the business of the district including setting budgets, reporting progress, and electing district officers.


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