The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will present the USPS Operations Training Course on Saturday, 18 February, beginning at 0800 (8:00 AM), at our Squadron HQ Building. The course will be about three to four hours in length. There is no charge for this course, there is no student manual, and there is no exam.
The primary goal of this session is to provide information about the way in which the United States Power Squadrons operates at the squadron, district, and national levels. We will discuss officers and their areas of responsibility, committees and committee operations, and a little about protocol, including merit marks and their significance, and rank and grade. The USPS educational program will be discussed. We will also talk about ways you can help the organization in its functions.
The course will be an interactive session. Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. This is a great opportunity for our newer members to learn a little about the organization they have joined. USPS also encourages all bridge officers to participate in the course. Also, since the organization makes changes in its operations periodically, you are encouraged to retake the course at least every five years to keep up with these changes.
We welcome all of our members to join us for the session. If you don’t know, we’ll even tell you what the “P/R/C” before my name below and the “SN” after my name signify.
Please let me know if you plan to attend as I will be printing some handouts and need to know how many to print. You can contact me at
P/R/C Edwin G. (Ed) Kridler, SN