As a fraternal, non-profit boating organization serving central South Carolina
(known locally as the Midlands and home of the state capital, Columbia), our three-part mission includes the
promotion of boating safety through education, civic service, and the
enjoyment of boating (power and sail) activities and social functions among our membership.
To learn more about our goals and objectives, check out our mission statement.
Photo by R/C David Allen, SN
Lake Murray Power Squadron is part of something larger
— the United States Power Squadrons, which was organized in 1914
as a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our
are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe
boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on
the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 35,000 members organized into
more than 350 squadrons across the country and in some U.S. territories.
USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been
honored by three U.S. presidents for its civic contributions.
To learn more about what we do, follow the links on the navigation bar
for details from our newsletter, information about our cruises, and descriptions
of the many educational opportunities that we offer our members. For a summary
of member benefits, view or print What's in
it for You? (PDF). You also might want to read our national magazine,
The Ensign, or Lake
Murray's local squadron newsletter,
The Log Jam,
to learn more about our organization.
Our Past Commander Jerry Wise offers answers the some of the most
commonly asked questions about the Lake Murray Power Squadron.
For more information about how to become a
member, you can select the How to
Member link or you can contact a current member of the Lake Murray Power
Squadron. Just send an email to one of our contacts below or check out the
email links on the page listing our
current Bridge officers.
Information for Lake Murray Power Squadron
General Information: Cdr Janice
Webmaster: P/C Debra Allen, AP
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