Membership is by application and is for anyone who shares our common love of boating, has met the requirements below, and who is interested in advancing the objectives of the organization: the education of members, participation in civic programs, and the creation of an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie among members.
Active members must be at least 18 years of age; there are no age limits for family members.
Active Member - provides full membership privileges and responsibilities, which include voting, holding elective or appointed office, serving on and/or chairing a committee, earning a merit mark, attending and participating in meetings and social activities, taking educational courses, paying dues, receiving a copy of the monthly National magazine - Ensign, receiving a copy of the monthly Squadron newsletter – “The Foghorn” and flying the United States Power Squadrons® Ensign and CFSPS burgee. Minimum age: 18.
Additional Active Member - one who resides in the same household and is in the same squadron of an active member. This member pays 1/2 the National dues of the active member. This member enjoys all the rights and privileges of an active member. Minimum age: 18.
Family Member - available to members of the family of an active member. This includes the spouse of an active member and all persons related by blood, legal adoption or marriage, who reside with or are dependents of an active member. Family members may attend and participate at all General Meetings of the squadron, but may not vote nor hold elective or appointed office. Family members can take educational courses and attend social functions, but they cannot fly the United States Power Squadrons® Ensign or CFSPS burgee and they cannot earn merit marks. Dues for this member are less than those paid by the Additional Active Member. No minimum age.
Apprentice/Sea Scout- a dependent of an active member who resides in the same household and is less than 18 years of age. A junior family member is accorded all the privileges and responsibilities of family membership.
Note: A husband and wife may both elect to hold an active membership. There must be at least one active member per household.