Squadron News


The Nansemond River Power Squadron just concluded its 2015-16 year (51st Anniversary of our Charter). Our Change of Watch was held 13 February 2016 at the Nansemond River Golf Club. We welcomed P/D/C Ralph Bernard AP and his wife, D/Lt Nance, as our Installing officer from District 5.


Cdr Doug Fisher, P reviewed the year and offered his thanks on behalf of the Squadron to XO P/C Lin Hanbury, AP; Admin Officer Frank Brown, AP-IN; Educational Officer H. J. South, S; Asst SEO P/C Art Aikin, SN; Secretary Cheryl Hanbury; Treasurer Grace Brown, P. Also to the Executive Committee members and support personnel: Members-at-Large Betty Sue Burris, P; P/C Mary Fisher, AP; Susan Faurot, S; Safety Officer Bob Wallace, SN; Public Relations Coordinator P/C Donnie Weaver, AP; VSC Chair P/C Larry Rountree, AP and Newsletter Editor Grace Brown, P.


Best wishes to our incoming Bridge: Cdr Doug Fisher, S; XO Frank C. Brown, AP-IN; Admin Officer Bob Wallace, SN; Educational Officer H.J. South, S; Secretary Grace Brown, P; and Treasurer P/C Mary Fisher, P. Executive Committee members and appointees announced include Members-at-Large Butch Baxter, P; Gene Monroe, AP-IN; Mary South; Safety Officer Susan Faurot, S; VSC Chair Larry Rountree, AP and Newsletter Editor Grace Brown, P.


For the year 2015, the Squadron has been recognized for outstanding achievement for both the Nansemond Light Newsletter and our Website (www.nrpowersquadron.com) with the earning of the  Distinctive Communicator Award for 2015. Congratulations.


Our first ABC Safe Boating Class for 2016 is set for 12, 14 & 16 March at the Suffolk Fire Station 5 on Bridge Road, Suffolk. This will be a 3 session class, Saturday from 9am - 2pm and Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Our cost is still $30 per person with discount for families.

 We ended 2015 with 354 Vessel Safety Checks processed for the year, and increase of 24 from our record-setting year in 2014 (so, therefore, setting a NEW RECORD). Done with 11 examiners. Congratulations to them all, especially Century Club members P/C Lilly Stone (third year - 102 this year) and Lt/C Frank Brown (2nd year, 148 this year). Great job. 

Go to our Events pages to see photos from all the activties we participated in during 2015-16 squadron year.