Upcoming KSPS Events
Meetings - Second Tuesday of the Month
Except July - No meeting in July
6:30 social time  /  7 pm dinner;  
For General meetings speaker or presentation follow dinner.  
For Executive Committee meetings - business meeting after dinner.
RSVP if indicated.   Be sure to check this month's location. Addreses at bottom.
Public welcome at KSPS monthly meetings on the
second Tuesday of the month -
To RSVP (when requested) or for details contact
Lyn Bleyer   
bleyer@wmich.edu
Phone:  (269) 731-5601
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or any button above.
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Free Vessel Safety Checks
call any KSPS Vessel Examiner for your free boat inspection
We check all required safety equipment.
Details and VE phone numbers on our
VSC page
Can be done at your dock, in your driveway, on your trailer.
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KSPS Monthly Meetings
2018
January 9 . . . . . . Change of Watch . . . . Beacon Club, Kal.
February 13 . . . . . .  General Meeting . . . . Moonraker West, BC
March 13 . . . . . .Executive Committee .   Brewsters, Kal.
April 10. . . . . . . General Meeting . . . . Moonraker West
May 8        . . . . General Meeting . . . . Moonraker West
June 12    . . . . Executive Committee . . Brewsters
July  . . . . .        No Meeting
August 14 . . . Executive Committee . . Brewsters
September 11. . General Meeting . . . . Moonraker West
October 9. . . .Executive Committee . . Brewsters
November 13 . . General Meeting . . . . Moonraker West
December 7. . . Annual Holiday Party. . Martell’s, Kal.
December 11 . . Executive Committee . . Moonraker West

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AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE
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ABC Class is 5 weeks + optional week 6 for Michigan Boater’s test

ABC in Kalamazoo County at Portage Central
8107 Mustang Dr (Westnedge/Centre)
Room 1135  
Mondays March 12 - April 23  Time: 7 -  8:30 pm
No class April 2   
ABC Materials $35 + $12 facility fee = $47 total.
Family discount if sharing materials.

ABC at Emmett Twp Hall 621 Cliff St, Battle Creek MI  
Thursdays March 15 - April  19 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm  
ABC Materials $35.
Family discount if sharing materials.
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District 9 Spring Conference     
Center Pointe Marriott in Pontiac, MI
 7-8 April Friday-Saturday              Theme:  TV Sit Coms
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May is Membership Renewal
for over half our members !!!
If you do not want to pay dues to USPS online,
print off your invoice or include your certificate number.
Family dues $144, Single Member $95, Teens $12
1st yr only-add $20 USPS joining fee: Family = $164, Single = $115, Teen = $12
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Portage Family Fishing Fair
3rd Saturday in May 19
Ramona Park, 8600  S.  Sprinkle  Rd, Portage
Activities for children and families
Volunteers report by 9 am, open to public at 10 am
Kicks off safe boating week – the week before Memorial Day.

Over 300 children and their parents come through event areas.
Those getting a participation stamp from 6 events, earn a fishing pole.
1) We teach children & parents proper selection and fit for life jackets
2) Also teach children & parents how to reach - not go in - for water rescue
3) National Safe Boating Council Wear-It PFD Awareness Photo
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Boats and Brats and VSC's
Tentatively - Saturday 23 June
Brats with all the fixings 11 am - 1 pm
Vessel Safety Checks 9:30am – 3pm
Black River Yacht Clubhouse, bottom of Oak St, South Haven MI
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JULY - No squadron meeting
but watch your email for KSPS summer potluck details
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First Fri. 3 August District 9 Potluck - Muskegon
Sat. 4 August - USCG Parade - Grand Haven MI
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District 9 Fall Conference
October
Registration & Sat. Seminar details
available soon at the D9 website
http://d9-usps.org/
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2019
January 8. . . Change of Watch . . . . . Beacon Club

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Brewsters
5315 Portage Rd,
Kalamazoo
left at first light south of
I-94
Moonraker West
(Former Hunt Club)
544 W Columbia Ave,
Battle Creek

Black River Yacht
Clubhouse
End of Oak Street
to the right
South Haven MI
Beacon Club
5830 Portage Rd
about 2 miles south of I-94
about a mile south of airport
Martell's in
Parkview Hills
3501 Greenleaf Blvd
Oakland Drive Exit, north
of I-94
right or east on
Whites/Parkview
Turn into Parkview Hills
Ramona Park
8600  S.  Sprinkle  Rd
Portage MI  
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