Membership Benefits

Why would you want to joing USPS?  Try these reasons!

  • FUN!  -- USPS squadrons are active people of all ages who enjoy the camaraderie of boating together, having parties, cookouts by the lake, beach luaus, cruises, pot luck dinners, and interesting meetings with special guest speakers on topics of interest to boaters.

  • FREE EDUCATION! -- USPS classes are free, except for the cost of books and materials; taught by qualified and fun instructors, and include practical advice on every conceivable boating subject.

  • HELP THE BOATING COMMUNITY! -- USPS squadrons teach boating safety courses to the public, examine boats as part of the Vessel Safety Check program, locate and confirm navigational buoys and marks and errors in charts through the Cooperative Charting Program, providing clean waters help to the community, and generally are good stewards of our lakes, waterways, and coast

  • Port CaptainS! -- Members helping members that includes cruising/travel tips based on local information to members who are new or visiting an area.

  • Special Programs! for your Children and Grandchildren. Your family can get involved in the squadron, the Sea Scouts, the Kid's Crew Program and other Youth Activities.

In addition to the great educational and social benefits to becoming a USPS member, your will be joining a large organization with the ability to negotiate outstanding discounts with major marine suppliers and vendors. To see why

Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

EVENTS
October Membership Meeting - October 27 - Fall Cruise to Bledsoe Creek.  Will raft up at Bledsoe Creek.  Boats leaving from Gallatin Marina and LaGuardo at 2:00 P.M.  Contact Randy Stone at rstone@nashvillemachine.com to arrange Gallatin Marina pickup or Bobby Naylor at jrbnaylor@aol.com for LaGuardo pick up location.  

November Membership Meeting - November 11 - Meeting at the Corner Pub in Mt. Juliet, TN starting at 18:00 hrs with social time.  Presentation to start at 18:30 hrs.  Presentiation will be Marine Electronics by West Marine.

December Christmas Party - December 8 at Bobby and Sharon Home.  More details comming soon.  

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 

America's Boating Class (ABC) - The class will be taught in two session starting on the second and ending on thea fourth Saturday of October 2019, November 2019 and January 2020.  More details can be found on the followiing Link:  ABC Class Schedule 

Contact Randy Stone for additional educationational opportunites at rstone@nashvillemachine.com.

 

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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