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Title: United States Power Squadrons America's Boating Club


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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Taunton River Power Squadron
Presents This is USPS
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • USPS at a Glance
  • Started in 1914
  • Number of Squadrons 450
  • Districts 33
  • Membership 60,000
  • USA, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Is. Japan

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
The Three Sides of USPS
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 1. Civic Service Contributions
  • General Boating Safety Information
  • Public Boating Courses
  • 17 Learning Guides (GPS, Radar, etc.)
  • Cooperative Charting (NOAA)
  • Vessel Safety Checks (on-board boat
    examinations)
  • Skipper Saver Program (for the spouse, et al)
  • Boating Safety for Kids Program

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 2. Fraternal Activities
  • General Meetings and Programs
  • Rendezvous Raft Ups
  • Piloting Contests Sailboat Races
  • District Meetings and Activities
  • National Meetings Programs and Committees
  • Camaraderie with Fellow Boaters !!

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 3. Self Education of Members
  • "Member Courses" - taught by members to
    members
  • Five "Advance Grade" Courses
  • Six "Elective" Courses

Most member courses are in a modular format for
shorter courses
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses "Advanced Grades"
  • Seamanship
  • Piloting
  • Advanced Piloting

All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses "Advanced Grades Contd
  • Junior Navigation (celestial nav.)
  • Navigation (celestial nav.)

All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses "Electives"
  • Marine Electronics
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Cruise Planning

All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses "Electives" Contd
  • Sail
  • Weather
  • Instructor Development

All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • Whats in it for you
  • A great variety of courses to choose from
  • Meeting with other boaters in your area
  • Participation in a variety of on and off water
    activities
  • Savings on Boat Insurance
  • Port Captains program
  • Receive the official USPS magazine THE ENSIGN
  • Receive District and Squadron newsletters

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Boat Safely Youre In Command "Safe Boating is
NO Accident" "Safe Boating is having Safety
Equipment that Works""Safe Boating is Wearing
Life Jackets""Safe Boating is a Sober
Experience""Safe Boating is Educated
Boaters""Safe Boaters have VSC Decals!""Get
Your Boat Inspected Today!"
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Saved By The Jacket Video True on-thewater
stories from those who gratefully acknowledge the
lifesaving capabilities of life jackets.
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Taunton River Power Squadron Contact Information
Website www.TauntonRiverPowerSquadron.org Telep
hone 508-824-3032 (answering machine)
FAX 508-824-3032 Postal address Taunton
River Power Squadron 371 Berkley Street
Taunton, MA 02780-4927
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