Have we made it through another New England winter? For members of the New Britain Sail & Power Squadron the time passed quickly.
Merit Marks were presented (via e-mail) to ten of our members. A minimum of 14 volunteer hours were needed for acceptance by the area monitor.
In January, members attended a Norwich Power Squadron meeting/program where they learned about the work going on at Little Gull Island with Helen Hayes. The Hartford Boat Show was well attended. Members of various squadrons, including New Britain, assisted in manning the Hartford booth. New & experienced boaters found the “simulator” quite interesting and challenging.
On 22 February our members attended the Newington library for a program by William and Helen Gillette impersonators, Harold Niver and his wife Theodora. They entertained the audience with many unknown facts about William and Helen, the “castle” and the famous Sherlock Holmes. A brief business meeting of the squadron was held prior to the program.
On 26 February, the D1 Council meeting was held at Eversource. Shared information included:
- Past National Chief Commander Doreen Hinksman of the Canadian Power Squadron will be the Chief’s representative.
- The Spring Conference will be held at the Branford Yacht Club, 19 March.
- Conference luncheon check of $25 payable to USPS D1, sent to Peter Jenkins, 32 Fieldstone Court, North Haven, CT. 06473-2829 also by 11 March.
FORMS OD-2 (list of Officers) and ED-1 and 2 (list of Education Officers) have been filed with National for 2016-17. No challengers to any office nominees have been made known and no volunteers for any position have come forward. None of the nominees have refused their nomination nor indicated a refusal to accept the position. Fortunately there are enough people that want to keep the New Britain Power Squadron active. Pending the Membership vote, the Officers of NBPS for 2016-2017 include:
Commander: Paul Bialecki
Executive Officer: Robert DeConti
Education Officer: Robert Chase
Assistant Education Officer: Bill Butterly
Administrative Officer: Shared
Treasurer: Edward Englehardt Jr.
2016 SUMMER ACTIVITIES
17-19 June Essex Island Council Meeting/Rendezvous.
9 July Sail Race at Branford Yacht Club
15-17 July Mini cruise to Strong’s Marina, Mattituck, LI
29 July Fishing Derby and picnic at the Lewis’s in Waterford. Fishing 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Picnic at 4:00 P.M. $5.00 and bring a dish. Rain date is 26 August. (Dates selected according to tide). More info in the summer edition of the ‘Sounds of One’.
12-14 August Cruise to Mystic Seaport. Make dock reservations early.
17 September Poker Run Blindfolded Dinghy Race and picnic.