1 March 2014. Prince George Power & Sail Squadron Icebreaker Website: Schedule of Events: COMMANDER' S CORNER. April 30 - Squadron Annual General Meeting - 6 at McInnis Building. See details on Page 4. Spring is here at last, but you would hardly know it by looking outside or at the thermometer. It is a May 3 - Spring Gala and Student little early to get our boats ready for summer even if we Graduation at the Bon Voyage want to. Banquet Room. I would like to welcome our new members from the Yukon Squadron that have transferred to the Prince May 24 & 25 - Fishing Derby at Francois George Squadron , and congratulations to the students Lake Lodge in the Boating and Radio courses.
2 Up-coming events to watch for are the AGM, Spring Gala, Fishing Derby, and the flotilla to Desolation in September. I hope to see you at these events. Reminder: The Coffee Get-together for Squadron members is held the last Bruce Porteous Saturday of each month, 10 at Commander McDonald's on 20th Avenue. Next one is March 29. On May 3, our Annual SPRING GALA will be held in the Banquet Room of the Bon Voyage Restaurant. It includes a delicious gourmet buffet dinner, Student Graduation, our Change of Watch, plus awards for Merit Marks and Commander's Citations. Also included is a special presentation for our Squadron 's 30 year anniversary.
3 We hope to have entertainment for the evening too. Please join your fellow Squadron members at this event. Tickets are $40 each and are available to purchase on line at or you can purchase printed tickets at Royal LePage at 1625 - 4th Ave., Prince George . More information will follow from our Phoning Committee. Page 2. Bridge Members 2013/2014 PAST COMMANDERS. 1984 - 1985 Gordon Springate 1985 - 1986 John Turner Commander - Bruce Porteous - 250-617-7034. 1986 - 1987 Doug Mears Executive Officer - Roy Bernhardt - 250-562-1238 1987 Bob McChesney Training Officer - Barry Whitfield - 250-564-2521 1987 - 1989 John Sahlstrand Ass't Training - Barry Smith - 250-964-9126 1989 - 1990 Bob Clayton Training - Advanced - George Brookes - 250-563-3855 1990 - 1992 George Brookes 1992 - 1994 Grant Olsen Secretary - Pamela Reimer - 250-563-7708.
4 1994 - 1996 Gary Shannon Treasurer - Paulette Valois - 250-964-2723. 1996 - 1997 Neil Symons Public Relations - Vic Goodman - 250-564-4596 1997 - 1999 Jim McNeal Membership - John Hebb - 250-963-7111 1999 - 2001 Lou Jewitt Communications - Judy Smith - 250-964-9126 2001 - 2003 Barry Smith 2003 - 2005 Willi Wagner Supplies - Greig Taylor - 250-562-1757. 2005 - 2007 Jim Dorval Publications - Judy Smith - 250-964-9126. 2007 - 2009 Trudy Langthorne Administration - Maggie Stoner - 250-330-4249. 2009 - 2011 Doug Cherry Socials - Lori Bernhardt - 250-562-2565 2011 - 2013 Bill McFarlin Socials-Fall Festival - Lori Bernhardt - 250-562-2565.
5 Socials-Fishing Derby - George Brookes -250-563-3855 LIFE MEMBERS. Proctors - Gayle Hebb - 250-963-7111 One Merit Mark per year is awarded to members who volunteer 20 hours of service Historian - Bill McFarlin - 250-563-7463 to our Squadron during that year. When Webmaster - Barry Smith - 250-964-9126 members receive 20 Merit Marks, they become Life Members. The following are Phone Committee - Maggie Stoner - 250-330-4249. our Squadron 's Life Members to date: MAREP - Gary Shannon - 250-612-0851 George Brookes Port Captain - Jim McNeal - 250-563-4228 Gary Shannon Environment - Judi Shannon - 250-612-0851 Don Knutson (Whitehorse).
6 Judi Shannon Past Commander - Bill McFarlin - 250-563-7463. Page 3. Training Boating Essentials Due to dramatic CPS boating course changes, we had only five students this year thus we changed our venue from the Civic Centre to the McInnis Building on Quebec Street. The number of students was small but enthusiastic, which made it encouraging for the Instructors and Proctors. The following have written and passed the exam and became members of our Squadron . Welcome aboard to Steve Peterson, Troy Hirvi, Jason &. Jeannie Garland. One student has yet to write the exam due to work commitments.
7 Maritime Radio The following students have successfully completed the CPS Maritime Radio course: Steve Peterson, Troy Hirvi, Jason & Jeanne Garland, Kevin Gunning, Peter O'Mally, Kimberly Lentz and Albyn Makin. One student has yet to write the exam, due to work commitments. Due to extenuating circumstances, the Yukon Squadron is no more. The Prince George Squadron took the initiative to invite their members to join our Squadron , or join any other Squadron of their choice, if they wish. This would enable them to still be CPS members and keep all their membership benefits. To date, 35 former members of the Yukon Squadron have transferred to the Prince George Squadron .
8 Some have written appreciation notes to us to say they were very happy to be given the opportunity to join our Squadron . WELCOME ABOARD to everyone; it is a pleasure to have you as part of our Prince George Squadron ! Thanks to Peter Bagan from Whitehorse who has offered to be our Port Captain in the Whitehorse/Skagway/Alaska Highway area. If our new members from the Yukon have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact any of our Bridge members as listed on Page 2. We are here to help you and support you in any way! Page 4. Notice of the Prince George Power & Sail Squadron Annual General Meeting 1800 hours, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
9 At 490 Quebec Street, Prince George , BC. To: Members of the Prince George Power & Sail Squadron The Annual General Meeting will be held as noted above for the following purposes: 1. Receiving and, if thought fit, approving the reports of the officers of the Squadron ;. 2. Receiving and, if thought fit, approving the financial statements of the Squadron for the period ending March 31, 2014;. 3. Electing the Officers of the Squadron ;. 4. Appointing a reviewer of our Financial Statements; and 5. Considering such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Report of the Squadron Nominating Committee follows on Page 5 and forms part of this Notice.
10 Under Squadron Regulation , any further nominations must be made by way of a petition in writing signed by not less than five members of this Squadron , who shall confirm the consent of the nominee to stand for election. The petition must be filed with the Squadron Secretary not less than two days prior to the date of this meeting. DATED this 19th day of March, 2014. Pamela Reimer, Squadron Secretary, Prince George Power & Sail Squadron (Nominating Committee Report follows on next page). Page 5. Prince George Power & Sail Squadron Nominating Committee Report The Squadron Nominating Committee nominates the following members for election as Squadron Officers for 2014/2015: Commander: Bruce Porteous Publications: Judy Smith Executive Officer: Roy Bernhardt Socials: Lori Bernhardt Training: Barry Whitfield Socials, Fishing Derby: George Brookes Ass't Training: Barry Smith Socials, Fall Family Festival: Lori Bernhardt Secretary: Pamela Reimer Communications: Judy Smith Treasurer: Paulette Valois Ass't Training, Advanced: George Brookes Administration.