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Welcome to District 28 of America's Boating Club

We are America’s Boating Club, District 28. We are a non-profit boating organization devoted to safe boating through education.  Our members consist of enthusiastic sailors and power boaters.  Our national organization,  America’s Boating Club, meets the needs of all boaters, both power and sail, big and small, by providing public boating education courses to all current or prospective boaters; and by offering advanced boating education and fraternal boating to their members. It is the squadrons who conduct the public boating courses and are the real heart of the USPS organization. Click here for more about America’s Boating Club

Allan T Bombard, SN-CN Commander

2023 Governing Board Update

By: Allan T Bombard, SN-CN Commander

“The United States Power Squadrons *is* America’s Boating Club”

That’s how most of those attending the annual Fall Governing Board Meeting in KansasCity, Missouri felt about our few days there. It was certainly reinforcing for me to see how enthusiastically our fellow boaters from around the country about their continued participation feel about our organization.  Read more…

About

The mission of the America’s Boating Club is to promote recreational Boating Safety through education and civic activities while providing fellowship for our members.

All AB Club Squadron Members in Southern California are automatically members of the AB Club District 28.  Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.  All of our squadrons offer boating safety classes and seminars to the public and a rich series of Advanced and subject specific courses to the members, on the water and in the classroom.

Map of District 28 Squadrons


District 28 Policies and Procedures

Approved at Conference 03/25/2023

For questions, comments or improvements, please contact 
D/Lt Richard Cross – rtcross11@gmail.com


District 28 Bylaws

Approved 18 July 2023

For questions, comments or improvements, please contact 
D/Lt Adriaan Veldhuisen – awveldhuisen@gmail.com

Newsletter

The Lead Line is the official publication of District 28 and is published twice a year, in February and August. Articles may be submitted to the Editor, D/Lt Jill Powell, AP. The last 2 years are listed below. If you are interested in seeing older issues please email D/Lt Jill Powell, AP.

Activities

23 MARCH, 2024
D28 ANNUAL MEETING & CHANGE OF WATCH
HOSTED BY ABC NEWPORT BEACH, CA.

Welcome to the District 28 Spring Conference. Join us for social time, meetings, conferences, and a delicious dinner on Saturday evening.  Meetings and the Change of Watch dinner are open to all District and Club/Squadron members, families and guests.

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Friday 1700-1800: Harbor Boat Tours: Lido Marina & Village—street parking and paid parking lot.

Saturday 0900—1445 Conference, Snacks and Buffet Dinner (1900). Meat and Vegetarian choices.

Saturday meetings will be held at:

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina Clubhouse
11131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA. 92660.

Saturday Dinner:

The Ayres Hotel
325 Bristol Street,
Costa Mesa, CA. 92626

Ayres Hotel Reservation Link: https://costamesagroups.ayreshotels.com/?coupon=15310

Code: Balboa Power Squadron $154.56 per night (incl. tax)
King or 2 Queen Beds.

Method 1 of Payment:  Below is the PayPal link.  It is the preferred method of payment.

Conference Payment Options
Friday Afternoon/Evening Harbor Tours
Name/Names:

Method 2 of Payment:  Here is the hard copy of the registration form that needs to be filled in and mailed.  Instructions are on the form.   Use this method of payment only if you don’t want to use your credit card online as it does create more work for our unpaid volunteers.

Other Events:

03-12 FEBRUARY, 2024—ANNUAL MEETING. ORLANDO, FL.

17 FEBRUARY, 2024—ABC NEWPORT BEACH VALENTINE EVENING CRUISE 23

05 JUNE—D28 HARBORSIDE EVENT OCEANSIDE

13 JULY—D28 PICNIC SAN DIEGO

22-30 SEPTEMBER – FALL GOVERNING BOARD, PITTSBURGH, PA.

Bridge

Our District Commander and five Lieutenant Commanders are collectively known as the District Bridge. They are supported by a large number of officers and committees leading every aspect of our operation. To see a list of these committees click here. 

The District serves as the link between USPS and our local squadrons. It serves as a resource to the squadron leadership by providing information and guidance to the squadron officers and committees. It also provides feedback to the national organization about items of concern to the squadrons. Each squadron officer has a district counterpart who can provide information and answer questions.

Bridge Officers & Assistants

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Commander - D/C Allan T. Bombard, SN-CN
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Executive Officer - D/Lt/C Doug Bass, SN-ACN
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Secretary - D/Lt/C Sue Ann Bean
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Asst. Education Officer - P/D/C Shawn Goit JN-ON
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Education Officer - D/Lt/C Cida Diehl
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Administrative Officer - D/Lt/C Jill Powell
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Treasurer - D/Lt/C Sue Ann Bean

General Committees

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Rules - D/Lt Adriaan Veldhuisen
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Financial Review - D/Lt Chris Peavey
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Planning - P/D/C Richard Cross