About Us

What is the Music City Power Squadron?

The Music City Power Squadron (MCPS) is one of the 450 squadrons in the United States. The MCPS began in 1992 when local members met with representatives from District 17 and the Huntsville Squadron to lay the foundation to build a local squadron in Nashville. It began as a division of the Huntsville Power Squadron in 1992, held it's organizational meeting to petition for it's own charter in August 1995, and was chartered in January of 1996 at the annual meeting in Miami, Fl.

MCPS currently has about 70 members dedicated to self-education, civic service and social activities. Member education is stressed.

A number of nautical courses are offered yearly and are taught in an educational environment. One civic service provided by the members of the Music City Power Squadron is the Americas Boating Course offered at various times throughout the year. For more information on this course, either go to the Course tab or click here.

Regular membership meetings offer programs that are both interesting and instructive, as well as a chance to meet with other members. In addition, social affairs are a regular part of the calendar with a number of on-water and off-water events. ,Our members meet the second Monday of each month starting with social time at 6:00 P.M. and meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. ,The meeting location varies from month to month so please look at the Calendar,,in the,Events tab for more information and location.

If you are interested in joining the Power Squadron or interested in taking the America's Boating Course visit the appropriate link.

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Come for the Boating Education......                                

                                                   .......Stay for the FriendsSM

 

Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

EVENTS
Raft-Up for all members and Friends - September 22, 2019 - Begins 2:00 p.m. on Old Hickory Lake at the in front of the pirate ship at Boxwell Boym Scout Camp.  The members and friends will meet at Cherokee Stake House by water or land at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails with dinner to follow at 6:00.  THe Lat and Long is:  36 degrees 18' 27.58 N; 86 degrees 28' 14.45" W.  For anyone joining the raft up by land, please contact Bobby or Barry at jrbnaylor@aol.com or bscleveland61@gmail.com.  Please contact Bobby for dinner reservations.  

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 

Boating Safety Class - June date to be determined based on advance registration.  This class will include the Tennessee Boaters Certification upon passing the exam at the end of the class.  Students for the Tennessee Boaters Certification must bring the TN Wildlife Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit available at locations selling hunting/fishing license to qualify for the TN Boating Safety Certificate.  Americas Boating Club is world largest boating club providing boating safety classes and free Vessel Safety Inspection nationally NASBLA approved.  Please contact Randy Stone at rstone@nashvillemachine.com for registration information and date.  

 

SAFETY TIP
 ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS.  All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers.  It could save a life.

SPRING BOATING CHECK LIST - PLEASE REVIEW THIS CHECK LIST AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST LAUNCH.

VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - Americas Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the 2019 boating season for FREE.  Please request Vessel Safety Inspections via our online request in the Vessel Safety Check tab.  A Vessel Safety Inspector will contact you shortly after your request is recieved.  

 

2019 Bridge Leadership

Commander -

Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN

Squadron Education Officer -

Lt/C Randy Stone, P

Assistant Education Officer -

1st Lt Art Chapman, P

Secretary -

Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP

Treasurer -

Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP

Member-at-Large -

1/Lt Jane Malatak, P

1/Lt Jack Rubey, S

 

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