Past Chair of National Safe Boating Council Awarded with U.S. Coast Guard’s Partnering with Pride Award

Past Chair of National Safe Boating Council Awarded with
U.S. Coast Guard’s Partnering with Pride Award

Bristow, VA (October 11, 2013) – Joyce Shaw, United States Power Squadrons (USPS) member and Past Chair of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has been recognized with the United State Coast Guard Boat
Safety Division’s Recreational Boating Safety Partnering with Pride Award at the 2013 National Association of Boating Law Administrators’ Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho.

Shaw’s 40-year association with boating safety began in 1973 when she received her membership as a Women’s Certificate Holder in the United States Power Squadron, later becoming a full member in 1984. She has chaired the USPS National Public Relations and The Ensign magazine committees and has earned 30 Merit Marks. Shaw was appointed as the official USPS representative to the NSBC and has served on the NSBC’s Executive Board for thirteen years. She was the NSBC Chair from 2011 –

“Joyce has helped the NSBC continue to advance as its Chair and always brings new ideas to the table,” remarks Virgil Chambers, director emeritus of the NSBC. “This award given by the U.S. Coast Guard is just another shining example of the great work that Joyce has accomplished to bring together recreational boating safety groups to accomplish a common goal.”

Shaw’s tireless work employing her skills for many non-profit organizations is one of the many reasons she has been recognized with the Recreational Boating Safety Partnering with Pride Award. Her outstanding accomplishments, drive and ambition have made a
significant impact on improving the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Her dedication, judgment and devotion to duty are commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Coast Guard.

About the National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The NSBC accomplishes this mission by promoting outreach and research initiatives that support boating education and safety awareness; improving the professional development of boating safety educators through training; and developing and recognizing outstanding
boating safety programs. To learn more about the NSBC and its programs, visit

About the United States Power Squadrons

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Their members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. USPS has nearly 40,000 members organized into over 400 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is
America’s largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three U.S. presidents for its civic contributions. To locate local courses and seminars and to contact your area’s Power Squadron, visit