TSPS Among Fastest-Growing USPS Squadrons

Two thousand and eleven was a good year for the Tokyo Sail and Power Squadron. We organized great events, held very successful cruises, made a donation to Toyo High School as part of our Tohoku Relief efforts, and we expanded our membership considerably.

Well, our parent organization, the United States Power Squadrons, has recognized our achievement in growing our squadron membership by presenting us with a Growth Award certificate (see below), citing TSPS as a top-10 squadron in terms of percentage increase in membership.

In 2011, we increased our membership by 17% which put TSPS in 6th place out of the 450 squadrons in the USPS. This is quite an achievement. Under Past-Commander Stuart Milne’s leadership in 2011, TSPS membership broke through 100 and finished the year at 104 members. We are continuing to grow and at the end of April, our membership stood at 111.

We would like to encourageĀ members to introduce their friends to TSPS by inviting them to our events, and we extend an invitation to non-members to attend our monthly Keelhauls and social events to get a taste of the enjoyment membership in TSPS brings. Check out the calendar on the homepage for upcoming events.

Let’s make 2012 as successful a year as 2011. See you at a TSPS event soon!

Fair winds,

Warren Fraser
Commander, TSPS

2 thoughts on “TSPS Among Fastest-Growing USPS Squadrons

  1. Congratulations on your successful growth of your squadron. I was born and raised in Tokyo so I am so happy to hear that you are making positive steps in getting USPS brand in Japan. I am Executive Officer of Westchester Sail and Power Squadron and District Public Relations Officer for District 2. If any of the members of Tokyo Sail and Power Squadron are visiting NY during the summer, let us know a head of time. We have Thursday night cruise during the summer so we will be happy to have you join us. And if you move to New York, we would love to have you join any of the squadrons in District 2. Once again congratulations on your great achievements.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement and the invitation, Paul. The Bridge is working hard at building our membership and it seems to be paying off. I’ll let our membership know of your kind offer.


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