Time is Running Out!Time is running out for those members who have not registered in the new CPS-ECP database or renewed their membership in 2020. This special window of opportunity to renew without having to reapply for membership ends August 31, 2021.

Environment UpdateReminder from the National Environmental Committee: Before you sail, know the rules about whales! Make sure you have a pleasant and safe boating season this year by reviewing your knowledge of safe boating practices around large whales.

ANEO Course ProductionThe Education department is continually working on its courses, and during the pandemic is no different. The focus changed to providing courses online, and many were converted to the Moodle platform.

Dues Increase CommentsAs one would expect, the proposed increase in the annual dues paid by CPS-ECP members has drawn a fair number of comments, both for and against the increase. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve heard from CPS-ECP members regarding the proposed increase that will be voted upon at this October’s national convention and AGM.

Instagram Photo of the MonthCPS-ECP has been posting wonderful photos on Instagram during the last few months. During the month of June this was our top photo by Valentin Bacalu.

Aqua Map Live SharingLive Sharing is the brand-new functionality that allows every user to share his/her Boat and Navigation info with the entire Aqua Map Community. Enabling this function, you will be able to display on your nautical charts all currently active Aqua Map users and easily find boating/sailing friends in your area. But that’s not all…!

Weather to Boat AppThe Weather to Boat app is now available to download for FREE in the app stores. Dynamic, Powerful, FREE…. and most important… it could save YOUR LIFE!

Instagram Photo of the MonthCPS-ECP has been posting wonderful photos on Instagram during the last few months. During the month of May this was our top photo by Valentin Bacalu.

Calling for Award NominationsAttention all District Commanders, Squadron Commanders and Officers – this has been another Covid year, however, it is time to send in your CPS-ECP Award Nominations for the following awards...

Educational Officer's MessageI'm going to share with you what the French call a "secret de Polichinelle." This expression refers to something that everyone knows even if it is passed on as a secret. You call it an "open secret."

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