we have so much fun!!
Why should you join the
Toledo Power Squadron? Very good question! The best answer is: "because we
have so much fun!" Every member of the Toledo Squadron gets a unique
experience from their membership. The United States Power Squadron has three
friendship and camaraderie
community service |
continuing education |
Some of our members join
to concentrate on one specific objective, and some of our members join to
concentrate on all three objectives! Your individual experience is based on
how you wish to participate. Once you get involved you can pick and choose the
activities that interest you.
Maumee Bay State Park Cruise
Toledo Power Squadron is a year round social organization. Members
participate in our numerous social activities including our
Cruises and Picnics. We try to have a cruise at least once a month.
In the summer the destinations are usually on Lake Erie, to locations
that allow us to bring our boats. In the winter the activities include
holiday parties, pot-luck dinners, and our general meetings which meet
on the first Tuesday of every month.
In addition to the cruises and picnics, we get together once a month,
from September through June for regular business meetings at the Toledo
Yacht Club. After the meeting we adjourn to the basement of the Yacht
Club where there is a bar. In this bar, we socialize and discuss the
future of the squadron.
United States Power Squadrons is an active safety advocate within the
recreational boating community. We host many education classes that we
available to the public. Some of these classes teach basic boating
skills such as boat handling, the basic required safety equipment,
recommended safety equipment, and knot tying. Some of the classes are
more advanced and teach topics such as navigation, reading charts, and
We have a Vessel Safety Inspection program where one of our members is invited
to board a vessel and check all of the safety equipment aboard that
vessel. Upon successful completion of the Safety Check the vessel may
display a decal and the boat owner can feel confident the proper safety
equipment is available in case of an emergency.
Vessel Safety Check
Power Squadron prides itself on it's continuing education program made
available to our members. We teach a multitude of courses on
subjects such as navigation using radar and GPS, navigation using a
sextant and the stars, engine maintenance, weather, marine electronics,
and many many more! We feel that an educated boater is a safe boater.
Our members find our classes informative and most importantly, they also
find the classes practical when out on the water.
The Toledo Power
Squadron has many additional benefits available to our members. We have a
monthly newsletter called the
that is full of information about the Toledo Power Squadron. Once you become a
member, there is likely a discount available on your boat insurance. We also
partner with an insurance company that specializes in insuring boats. They are
very competitive with their rates, and give a discount when you pass many of
our classes. Members can get discounts on dues in other organizations such as
Boat U.S. and
SeaTow. Our Members get discounts at various retail stores such as West
Marine and Dell Computers. Some marina's give discounts for docking and fuel
purchases. There are many other benefits! To find out click here.
As you can see there are
a multitude of programs and activities in which you can participate and
appreciate. You are welcome to pick and choose the activities that suit your
own schedule and desires. Many of our members take advantage of select parts
of the organization and many of our members try to do it all! We have members
that only come to social events, some that like to teach, some that enjoy
doing vessel safety inspections. What part or our organization interests you?
Ready to join? Find how by clicking here!