Partner Profile: America’s Boating Club

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The Safe Boating Campaign partners were hard at work this past year, especially America’s Boating Club!

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, squadrons and clubs throughout United States Power Squadron turned out for 2021 National Safe Boating Week and continued to support the Safe Boating Campaign throughout the year. They hosted events, distributed thousands of Safe Boating Campiagn flyers, and conducted vessel safety checks.

Here are some highlights of community events:

America’s Boating Club Grand Lake: Thirty members donned life jackets to meet with Grove, Oklahoma, Mayor Ed Trumbull on Tuesday, May 20, to proclaim the start of National Safe Boating Week. As the proclamation states, “National Safe Boating Week is observed to bring attention to important life saving tips to recreational boaters so that they can have a safer, more fun experience out on the water throughout the year.”

Mid-Illini Sail & Power Squadron: Twenty people held a meet and greet to celebrate National Safe Boating Week. The event was held in conjunction with the Clinton Lake Sailing Association at Clinton Lake. Activities included a cookout and free sailboat rides. Squadron members shared information about squadron classes and activities with the public.

Patchogue Bay Power Squadron: This squadron hosted a safety event about flares and fire extinguishers was held during National Safe Boating Week. Firefighters demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers and flares and the correct way to extinguish a fire. Local Boy Scout troops participated, and everyone received instruction on lighting flares properly, were told what not to do with them, and were invited to set off flares.

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