The North Shore Squadron, like all the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting safe enjoyable boating through boater education. This means that without the active participation of it’s members, we would be unable to provide this valuable service to the community.
Our volunteers take the time out of their busy schedules to teach & tutor students taking the various courses we offer. They organize events of social, educational, and administrative natures. They write, edit, publish, and distribute materials in the forms of educational, entertainment, informational, and public relational values. They cook at our BBQ’s, man the bar at our wine and cheese event, and cook & plan the meal for our annual crab feed. They plan our squadron social cruises and share their boats for our twice yearly student cruises. They man the telephones, maintain our records, and keep our financials in order.
As you can see, there is a lot to keeping a Squadron running and it all rests on the capable shoulders of the members willing to make that effort. If you’re not already volunteering with CPS, consider joining in.
If the instructors are the brains of our educational programs, the proctors make up the heart, they are our teaching assistants. Week after week throughout the term these individuals give up their free time to come out and help students in the boating class learn the material. They go over the homework, help demystify the plotting equipment & decipher the chartwork, and make themselves available for students whenever they might need a helping hand. A huge thank you to all of you who help us out.
Our instructors make up quite possibly the most important component of our squadron. Without them, there would be no classes, and without classes, we wouldn’t be able to attract or involve new members. These individuals freely give of themselves to share their extensive knowledge of their subject material.
Skippers for the Student Cruises
During each boating class, we take our students out on the water to put a practical spin on the course materials. It wouldn’t take place without the generous donation of time and boats by members of the Squadron.
The Squadron Executive Committee
As with any organization, each squadron has a executive board whose function is to direct the interests of the squadron.