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Bridge

The North River Sail & Power Squadron's Bridge is made up of the following Officers. Each year new officers are elected, at the Change of Watch (COW Ceremony).

 

Squadron Commander

Kim O'Connell, Cdr
The Squadron Commander (Cdr) is the ranking officer of the squadron and is responsible to the squadron membership, the district, and the national organization for all aspects of the squadron's programs. The Commander presides at the Squadron Annual Meeting, Membership Meetings, and Executive Committee Meetings. He or she is an ex-officio member of all squadron committees except for Audit, Nominating, and Rules; has access to the district and national organizations as a member of District Conferences and Councils, the District Executive Department, and National Governing Boards. The Commander's duties are wide and varied, but in essence he or she is responsible for the growth, operation, and vitality of the squadron.
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Executive Officer

Ken Brown, SXO
Ken Brown, SXO
Squadron Executive Officer (SXO) assists the Commander and acts as the Commander in his absence. The Executive Department directs its efforts to the squadron's relationships with "the outside world"; activities external to the squadron. Seven committees report to the SXO - Boat Show, Cooperative Charting, Liaison, Legislative, Public Relations, Radio Technical, Vessel Safety Check, and Safety. The Chairpersons of these committees serve with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt).
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Administrative Officer

Marvin Lipper, SAO
Marvin Lipper, SAO
Squadron Administrative Officer (SAO) assists the Commander and acts as Commander in the absence of both the Commander and the Executive Officer. This department is concerned with the internal programs of the squadron. Six committees report to him/her - Boating Activities, Entertainment, Meetings and Program, Membership, Member Involvement, and Operations Training. Chairpersons of these committees serve with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt).
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Education Officer

Bill Bloxham, SEO
Bill Bloxham, SEO
Squadron Educational Officer (SEO) is assisted by an Assistant Educational Officer. Educational Department Committees direct their efforts to presenting courses developed by the USPS National Educational Department. The Squadron Educational Department consists of three "Local Boards" or divisions - Boating, Advanced Grades, and Elective Courses, and two additional committees - Teaching Aids and Supplemental Programs. Chairpersons of these Local Boards and Committees serve with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt).
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Assistant Education Officer

Kim_Lobach, Asst. SEO
Kim_Lobach, Asst. SEO
The Squadron Educational Officer (SEO) is assisted by an Assistant Educational Officer. Educational Department Committees direct their efforts to presenting courses developed by the USPS National Educational Department. The Squadron Educational Department consists of three "Local Boards" or divisions - Boating, Advanced Grades, and Elective Courses, and two additional committees - Teaching Aids and Supplemental Programs. Chairpersons of these Local Boards and Committees serve with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt).
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Secretary

Jerome Tauber, Secretary
Jerome Tauber, Secretary
The Secretary is responsible for the maintenance of all squadron correspondence, records, member data (including roster) and meeting minutes. The Secretary sends out calls to all Membership and Executive Committee meetings. Four committees report to him/her: Historian, Roster, Squadron Newsletter, and The Ensign correspondent. Chairpersons of these committees serve with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt).
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D4 Representative

Grant Hobson, D4 Rep.
Grant Hobson, D4 Rep.
The Chief Commander, or an assigned representative (usually a member of the National Operating Committee, or Past Chief Commander) attends District Conferences.

 

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, holding, and disbursement of squadron funds. The Treasurer keeps appropriate records, makes required reports, prepares necessary tax forms, and assists the Finance Committee in the preparation of the annual budget.
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Boating Class

America's Boating Course: One of the best ways to have a fun boating experience is to "know before you go". If you are a new boater or an experienced boater in need of a refresher course, consider taking a boating course.

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