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District 2 Fall Conference
October 12-13, 2012, held in Tarrytown, NY
Best Practices: At the recent District 2 Fall Conference (October 12-13) in Tarrytown, District Commander Susan Ryan displays a poster of events and speakers at the “Best Practices” table as an example of how to revitalize a squadron. Most of the flyers are from GSPS events over the last five years.
50 Years: Also at the Fall Conference, Susan and USPS Chief Commander John Alter (center) honor Ed Weber of the Mid-Hudson squadron with a plaque commemorating his 50 years of USPS membership.
Our BBQ: Beyond Burgers
Beyond Burgers: Approximately 40 squadron members and guests attended our May BBQ, hosted by Carol Bello and Rick Ewen.
Juanita, John, host Rick, and George.
New members and Bill.
BBQ Hostess Carol Bello.
The Squadron’s First On-the-Water Training Event:
Susan Ryan welcoming POTW students
Anchoring training aboard the WaterTrainer
Norwalk Boat Show: Bill Strong, Bill Vernon, George Hallenbeck, and two future members.
Greenwich Hosts the District 2 Conference
The D2 Conference: At the Registration Desk at the recent USPS District 2 Conference are Harry Twitchell, Registration Commander Bill Vernon, and Conference Chair Marsha Colten. The Conference was sponsored by GSPS and held at the Greenwich Hyatt in April. Over 125 Power Squadron members attended, including 27 volunteers from the Greenwich Squadron. Local guests included Roger Pisani, Dick Franck of OGYC, Greenwich Harbormaster Ian MacMillan, the RMA Melody Men and the Boys and Girls Club color guard.
At the District 2 Spring Conference in Greenwich, the Squadron’s own Susan Ryan was sworn in as the new District Commander. At left is USPS National Educational Officer Robert Brandenstein. With Susan are her children and grandchildren along with her husband Michael at right.
The new District 2 Commander Susan Ryan receives her new flag from outgoing Commander Lacey Williams.
Squadron Commander David Cassuto announces prize winners at the D2 Conference …
… and later dances with wife Wendi.
America’s Boating Course
Past Commander Bill Strong helps a student at the recent America’s Boating Course session held at Old Greenwich Yacht Club.
Safe Boating Week: Town of Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei (center) proclaims the week of May 19 as Safe Boating Week. Receiving the proclamation are GSPS Commander David Cassuto (left) and GSPS Safety Officer Art Steinberg.