The Erie Power Squadron, as a member of the United States Power Squadrons, is a boating organization of people who enjoy boating and want to learn more about it. We have picnics and boating activities during the summer and dinner meetings with speakers or tours during the colder months. The Schedule page will show a list of upcoming activities and the Photo Gallery has pictures of members involved in events. Also, the Newsletter page has copies of past newsletters that can be downloaded.
The Erie Power Squadron (United States Power Squadrons) also offers other benefits to members who are interested. By belonging to the Erie Power Squadron, you will receive our monthly newsletter, "The Scupper". You will have the option of having it mailed to you or receiving an electronic copy via email. Also, you will receive a squadron roster, which lists other members and their boats. Next, you will receive a monthly copy of "The Ensign". This is the magazine of the United States Power Squadrons. You will also be eligible to receive "The Compass". This is an electronic supplement magazine that is sent out by the United States Power Squadrons.
If you are interested in joining the Erie Power Squadron, you can call (814-866-2058) or email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and the information will be forwarded to our membership committee who will contact you. It is also possible fill out the Membership Form on the USPS website and the information will be sent to the Erie Power Squadron. To apply for membership, you must have fulfilled the educational requirement of having taken a boating course with a proctored exam.
The United States Power Squadrons are at the forefront of boating education and offer many classes to interested parties. A complete list of these classes, with descriptions is available on the Member Courses page.
Seamanship Engine Maintenance
Piloting Marine Electronics
Advanced Piloting Cruise Planning
Junior Navigation Sail
Instructor Development Electronic Navigation
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Erie Power Squadron and are interested in what the costs of membership are here is a cost breakdown.
Dues are on a yearly basis. The new member fee is a one time cost.
Single Member $87.00 per year
Family-2 active $136.50 per year
Prices for junior members is also available.
(There is also a $25.00 opt in/out fee for DAN boater medical rescue service.)
If you would like more information on benefits of this organization, USPS Member Benefits has more information on other benefits offered by the United States Power Squadrons. The benefits are also listed below.
For people with kids or grandkids, there are programs to get the whole family invovled.
Youth web at www.USPS4Kids.org
Kids Crew program
Youth activity poster contests
Youth Program Partners such as BSA-Sea Scouts
There are also discount programs with different companies, that you can take advantage of.
Trawlerfest Office Depot
Marriott for conferences Hamilton Marine
Ensign Magazine Nobeltec Software, Charts, Tides & Currents
Ford Soundings Magazine
Motel 6 USPS Port Captains
C-Map McGraw Hill Online bookstore
John Hancock (LTC) Rosepoint Navigation Software
Red Roof Inn USPS Vacation Center
Chubb Insurance Cruises Only
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Sears Commercial
USPS Wireless Center Great Lakes Cruising Clubs School
Pyrocool Personal Aerosol USPS Prescription Savings Card
Budget Rent a Car Life Line Screening
LTCR (Long Term Care Resourses) Travelers
Maritech Industries Avis Rent a Car
On Call Industrial Highway Mariners
Rigid Boats GPS for Mariners (book)
Moving Day Boxes Weems & Plath
Ensign Magazine Compass online magazine
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Last Update: August 08, 2022