Seminars are offered on a variety of topics presented in a short 2 to 4 hour format.

Check out the list of USPS short
seminars covering specific topics of interest to boaters,
then contact our Squadron Educational Officer, Wally Corder and let him know you are
interested in a particular topic.  When we have enough interest (5 or more students), we
will order the materials and schedule a seminar in the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek or South
Haven area.  Email
Jim Johnston or give him a call at (269) 375-8441
Interested in a more
detailed course that
takes 4 to 9 weeks?
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Some of the topics that are available now cover
GPS, chart reading, VHF radio usage (including the
Digital Selective Calling feature found on all new
radios), and on-board weather forecasting.  One of
the newest seminars is Emergencies on Board

A student note book is included, along with a  
waterproof guide or other items that are useful on
your boat. Seminars on other topics are now being
developed, and will be released in the near future.  

Seminars cost about $20 to $35 depending on
material costs.

Seminars are held
when there is interest

Call Jim
(269) 375-8441

Typical cost is
Members: $20 - 35
Non-members: $45

Preregistration required