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NVSPS Activities

The squadron conducts many activities for its members and the general public.


P/C Alan Hart has received his 50th merit mark and becomes a member of the Governing Board, emeritus! See a photo here of Alan receiving his award from the Chief Commander.

Activities Calendar

This squadron maintains an activities calendar that lists local Power Squadron related events, meetings, and deadlines. If you have updates for the calendar, please contact the Secretary via email at sec@nvsps.org

Our District 5 maintains an activities calendar that lists events at nearby squadrons. Any NVSPS member is welcome to participate in these activities.

Meetings & Minutes

The next NVSPS membership meeting will be a picnic on June 18 at 11:00 AM at the Fairfax Yacht Club ( 10721 Old Colchester Road, Lorton). Details and registration are here. Join us!

The July membership meeting will be on July 13 at Boat U/S at 7:00 PM. The speaker will be Benjamin Skolnik, an Archaeologist for the City of Alexandria. Last December, archaeologists working on Alexandria's Waterfront discovered an 18th century ship that had been sunk and buried more than 200 years ago. For a week in mid-April, archaeologists removed the ship's timbers from their storage tanks for a week of documentation and study in preparation for removing them to a long-term conservation facility. City of Alexandria Archaeologist Benjamin Skolnik will talk about the circumstances and efforts behind the discovery, excavation, recovery and preservation of this 200+ year old vessel. Benjamin Skolnik has a background in digital research with historic maps and using laser scanning to record archaeological sites. He has a B.A. in Anthropology and History from the College of William & Mary and a Master's of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland. He recently participated in the recovery of the 1755 John Carlyle Warehouse and the 18th century ship from Alexandria's Waterfront.

The minutes of recent membership meetings may be found in our archives here.

Rendezvous & Cruises

During the boating season, the squadron participates in on-water events, such as cruises and rendezvous. Details of these upcoming events are usually available in the NVSPS newsletter. Click on Newsletter, in the menu to the left, to see the current and past issues.

Social Events

Squadron members enjoy seasonal outings, such as the winter holiday party and the spring fling picnic. These events are great fun and build comradery among members. As social events are scheduled, links to the details will appear in this section. Click on Pictures, in the menu to the left, to see pictures of our latest events.

Wounded Warrior Cruise

Each year NVSPS sponsors a Wounded Warrior Cruise to provide a day on the water for our wounded veterans from local military hospitals. Look to our Pictures section for photos of past cruises.

Co-Operative Charting

Details regarding NOAA and NVSPS Co-Operative Charting activities are found here. You may also contact the Co-Operative Charting Chairperson using email to coop@nvsps.org

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