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Squadron Spotlight

Squadron Spotlight

Recognizing squadrons whose activities, events and programs go beyond the expected, fully embracing a membership beyond boating.

 

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Shining a light on safety

Springfield Power Squadron in District 1 approaches membership, education and safety energetically. All-day coverage of its booth at the annual two-week “Big E” (Eastern States Exposition) garners new members and support for classes and events. Highlights include a full line of education courses with hands-on line and flare sessions on the Connecticut River. Offered as part of the Boat Handling course, the flare sessions are a sight to see, rain or shine! Photo by Jim Long

Springfield

Raising hope for flood victims

Memphis Sail & Power Squadron in District 17 donates over $1,000 in supplies and gift cards to flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after torrential rains last year left tens of thousands homeless and destroyed more than 40,000 homes.

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Demonstrating a flare for safety

Banana River Sail & Power Squadron in District 23 begins National Safe Boating Week in 2016 by offering instruction and hands-on practice with different types of flares.

Banana River

Supporting Tall Ships in the Windy City

The Squadron Emergency Response Assistance Team of Waukegan Sail & Power Squadron in District 20 provides a safe platform for photographers aboard a free-ranging photography boat during the Tall Ships Chicago Parade of Sail

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Cooperating for conservation

Members of District 21’s Houston Sail & Power Squadron work with Sea Scouts to harvest over 3,000 smooth cordgrass plants for replanting in Dickenson Bayou to help restore 27 acres of wetlands around Galveston Bay.

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