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NASBLA discontinues flagship publication Despite efforts over the last three years to preserve its flagship magazine Small Craft Advisory (SCA) amidst deep, ongoing cuts in U.S. Coast Guard grants, as the result of an unprecedented 60 percent reduction in the annual Partnering Grant (a cut totaling more than $400,000), the NASBLA Executive Board has adopted […]

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NASBLA programs honored with prestigious awards NASBLA’s Boat Operations and Training Program has been announced as one of six winners of the American Society of Association Executives’ coveted Summit Award. This comes on the heels of NASBLA learning it achieved two ‘The Power of A’ Gold Awards from ASAE. The BOAT Program won ‘The Power […]

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Propeller safety advocate dies It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of staunch boating safety advocate, Marion Irving De Cruz. Marion passed away on the afternoon of May 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Known to many as “Emilio’s Mom,” Marion was a longtime promoter for boat propeller safety. […]

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Sign up for a webinar to learn about new media toolbox Every day, media around the nation report on recreational boating stories, but sometimes the articles and headlines only tell half the story. Reporters likely miss prime opportunities to impart safety information because they don’t have the tools readily available to know the latest statistic […]

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Help shape NASBLA Annual Conference  NASBLA has issued a call for proposals for the 57th NASBLA Annual Conference. We are seeking input on topic ideas and presentations for the event. The deadline for session proposals is May 15. We encourage presentations of all shapes and sizes; there’s no such thing as a crazy idea! We’re […]

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NASBLA, Coast Guard sign agreement During NASBLA’s annual Boating Law Administrator Workshop, held Feb. 17-18 in Lexington, Kentucky, RDML Paul F. Thomas, assistant commandant for Prevention Policy with the U.S. Coast Guard, and Darren Rider, NASBLA president, signed an important memorandum of understanding. The agreement reaffirms the ongoing partnership between the two entities in striving […]

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NASBLA publication goes monthly Starting in January, Small Craft Advisory is a monthly publication. This will allow us to publish information in a more timely manner. Plus, with new content being added more often, it’ll keep the SCA blog site fresh. This year the magazine’s issues will focus on topics on the NASBLA Top 10 […]

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NASBLA partners on annual boating, water safety summit NASBLA recently became a formal partner in the collaborative management of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit. For nearly two decades, NASBLA has been an active participant in this annual event, which has long been recognized as one of the premier boating and water safety education […]

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Operation Dry Water draws nationwide participation NASBLA and hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Dry Water 2015, a national boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. This year’s event took place June 26-28. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to bring awareness to the dangers of boating […]

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Dillon heads up new division in NASBLA Pamela Dillon, who has been serving as NASBLA’s education director since November 2011, has been named director of the association’s new Education and Standards Division. Over the last four years, Pam has been the driving force behind the development of NASBLA’s education program and all the allied initiatives that have grown from […]

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