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So that you can get the most from your membership in the squadron, we are offering you an opportunity to communicate your interest in future courses and other squadron activities. Indicating your priorities and preferences, will enable us to design programs that fulfill your needs and employ your assistance at the level you choose and in the positions and activities you indicate (and shape the management of our squadron).

Education: Place a number under "Take " for any course(s) you are interested in taking. (incl. supplemental programs below). Place a check under "Take", "Teach" or "Assist" if you have interest in teaching or assisting with a course.

 


 

Advanced Grade

Course

Take/Teach/Assist

Description

Seamanship

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A continuation on the Basic Boating Class. Basics on knots, rough water, boat handling, docking, man overboard .procedures, handling fires, weather, and more.

Piloting //

More about charts and charting, compass, plotting, position finding, etc. Expands greatly on the Piloting and Navigation section you had in the Basic Boating Course.

Advanced Piloting //

Tides, currents and their tables, speed-time-distance relationships, advanced bearing taking. All are used to predict and determine position in this course.

Junior Navigation //

The fundamentals of celestial navigation, importance of correct time and accurate plots; the use of sextants, nautical almanacs and navigational tables.

Navigation //

Traditional and modem celestial navigational methods and theory; astronomical phenomena, mathematical principles, and practical applications.



 

 

Elective

Course

Take/Teach/Assist

Description

Marine Electronics

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Learn more about radiotelephones, sounders, direction finders, radar, proper wiring, and theory of electrolysis. Qualify for a 3rd Class Operator's Permit.

Engine Maintenance //

Proper care of inboard, outboard, and stem drive engines, diagnose & repair.

Sail //

Both the basic and fine points of sailing are taught in several modules. You will learn practical methods, physical laws, and improve your technique.

Weather //

Study weather causes, forecasting and lessons best learned in the classroom.

Instructor Qualification //

A "must" for USPS instructors. Very useful in your career too.

Cruise Planning //

Whether for a weekend or a year, sail or power, this course covers all areas of the cruise and the planning needed prior to it.

 


 

You may not be aware of the vast array of supplemental programs and learning guides the USPS offers. The USPS web site lists twenty courses. With enough interest in particular topics, we could offer mini courses in:

Amateur Radio

 

Boat Insurance

 

Intro to Sailing

 

Compass Adjusting

 

Basic Knots CD

 

Navig. Astronomy

 

Oceanography

 

Knots

 

GPS

 

Radar

 

Adv. Knots

 

How to Fly Flag

 

Splicing Three-strand CD

 

Bends and Hitches

 

Plotting & Labeling Standards

 

Calculators for Navigation

Skipper Saver

 

Nautical Glossary

 

We can also offer courses in First aid, CPR. Kayak and Canoe courses like the Smart Start Course for Paddlers.

 

Preferred day(s) of the week for classes (1,2, etc.) - place an "X" in times that yon conld not attend.

mon.eve tues.eve thurs.eve fri.eve sat.morn sat.aft.noon sun.aft.noon

 

Preferred season to be involved with a course:

Summer Fall Winter Spring

 

Service:  Check to indicate your interest in the following service activities:

Activity

Participate/Help

Activity

Participate/Help

Vessel Safety Checks / Youth Activities /
Seminars (such as GPS) / Pgh. Boat Show /
Coop Charting / Safe Boating /

 

Social:  Check to indicate your interest in the following social events

Activity

Participate/Help

Activity

Participate/Help

Summer Cruises / Summer Picnic /
Sail Day / Fall Events /
Winter Cruise (caribbean) / Winter Events /
Raft Off (pgh rivers) / Conferences /

 

A good way to become an active part of an organization is to join a committee, where you will be able to get better acquainted with a smaller group of people in the squadron. Would you be interested in helping out with any of these other committees? indicate here

Advertising Mgr.

Fundraising

Legislative

Marketing

Merit Marks

Roster

Ship's Store

Webmaster

Auditing

Historian/Scrapbook

Local Govt. Liaison

Member Involvement

Public Relations

Rules Committee

Supplemental Programs

Squadron Chaplain

Finance Law

Officer

Photographer

Membership

Radio/Technical

Safety Committee

Supply Officer

Correspondent for District or National News Letters

 

Do you have access to a computer for personal use?: Yes

 

What are your skills or hobbies:                                                                                   

Please provide us with names and addresses of any potential members you'd like us to contact? :                                                                                   

Thank you  for taking the time to fill out this survey.


 
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