WELCOME TO SISPS
Since 1934, Staten Island Sail and Power Squadron has been teaching safety to the boaters of Staten Island, New York. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, SISPS has a vibrant educational program including the public Safe Boating course and a variety of courses available to its members. All courses are taught by volunteer instructors. SISPS members also enjoy an active social calendar of parties, picnics, and on-water activities. In addition, SISPS supports charitable efforts in the community.
COMMANDERS MESSAGE JUNE 2020
I hope that you and your family are doing well these days. It has certainly has been a rough couple of months and it seems that we are on an upward swing. As restrictions start to lift we must continue to be vigilant. Wear masks, wash our hands frequently, and practice safe distancing.
Due to the pandemic, we were unable to have a Change of Watch, meetings, and social events. Hopefully, that will change in the near future. We are currently looking at a raft-up in Great Kills Harbor in August, a restaurant meeting in September, and a pizza meeting in October. It looks like we will be able to start our Vessel Safety Inspection Program early in July. We will continue to keep you informed of all these events via Email, Robocall, web site, and Facebook.
We have not been idle in the last few months. Most of the Bridge participated in a Zoom Division 4 meeting that was very productive. Brian DeVito has stepped down as our webmaster and we thank him for the excellent job that he has done for many years. I have temporally taken over his duties. If you have not done so, check out our redesigned web site at sisps.org. We will try to keep it up to date with information and events. We are also posting information on our Facebook page. Jim and Chris DiMeo hosted an impromptu raft-up in late May. Don Heap has purchased Burgees and they are available for $25. Ann Z is looking into the Christmas party and Jim U is busy paying the bills.
Take care, enjoy the rest of the summer, and stay healthy.
Commander Jim McG
As restrictions are starting to lift in NYC we are looking to plan
some activities in the future
All dates and particulars are dependent on the current restrictions.
1. August raft-up in Great Kills Harbor
2. September meeting & dinner at a local restaurant
3. October Pizza meeting at Manresa KofC Hall
Just a reminder for all boaters in Great Kills Harbor.
The No Wake Buoy is back by GK Red Nun #6. The No Wake Zone is from the rocks at Crooks Point through the harbor.
Please be courteous to your fellow boaters.
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