The Okanagan Power and Sail Squadron hosted the Western Canada Inland District Annual General Meeting at the Kelowna Yacht Club on May 28th, 2016.
We were very pleased to have our Chief Commander Robert Pepin join us for the event. In his address to the AGM CC Pepin noted that the National Conference in 2016 will be in Vancouver from October 27th to October 30th, 2016.
Our squadron received a number of awards as outlined below.
The Bill Whitely Trophy
This award is presented to the Squadron achieving the highest percentage pass rate in the Boating Course, and was awarded to the Okanagan Squadron.
Percy McCallum Challenge Shield
This award is presented to the Squadron attaining the highest percentage of Advanced courses passes as a percentage of squadron membership, and was awarded to the Okanagan Squadron.
This award is presented Jim & Jean Roeber of Spokane (U.S.P.S.) to the Squadron attaining the highest number of Advanced & Elective Courses passed as a percentage of that Squadron’s membership, and was awarded to the Okanagan Squadron.
Family of the Year Award
presented at Kelowna Yacht Club Annual General Meeting
In recognition of their contribution and support for the betterment of the Kelowna Yacht Club, the Club presents an award to the Family of the Year. Honoured this year were Marguerite and Clark Berry, a husband and wife team who have volunteered for many years. When a work party was required for a project, an event needed organizing or a training course had to be designed, they have always been there to volunteer their time and their energy for the betterment of their Club.
They have been members of the Club since 1996 and rarely has a boating season gone by where they were not actively involved with several of our traditional and annual events. Through their efforts, hundreds of members have enjoyed a safer Club, a more organized and informed Club and a more enjoyable and social Club. For many years they have been involved with the Canadian Power Squadron and are currently also involved with Disabled Sailing Association.