NSBC Welcomes Dan Ratner as Marketing and Membership Specialist
Dan Ratner joins the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) as its new Marketing and Membership Specialist. Dan brings with him 20 years of experience in membership development for nonprofit organizations. Throughout his professional career, he has held positions with American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASCD, and most recently, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).
Using the adjective "grass-roots" has become quite the trend in recent years, and rightfully so. Things like grass-roots marketing and grass-roots political campaigns have made an impact in today's society, and the recreational boating safety community is no exception to this trend.
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national non-profit organization, is just one of many nonprofits utilizing key methods and techniques in implementing grass-roots efforts nationwide--and it's seeing a real behavior change in recreational boaters because of it.
Emergency Locator Beacons Provide Life Saving Communication
A perfect day on the water can quickly change. A boat may hit an unseen object, a wave capsizes it, a sudden storm makes navigation impossible, or equipment fails. In situations like these, communication is key. Many boaters operate in locations beyond cell phone towers and the line-of-sight capabilities of their VHF radio, so owning and registering an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) can mean the difference between life and death.
NSBC Instructor Appointed to Prestigious Japan Coast Guard Advisory Group for Water Safety (November 29, 2016)
On November 29, 2016, Mr. Hiroshi Yamaoka a Maris foundation staff member was present at the Japan Coast Guard meeting. He provided a presentation on the benefits of standardization and educational outreach. As a Personal Water Craft (PWC) subject matter expert (SME), he was selected as one of four elect expert members whom were appointed to the newly formed "Ocean Safety Promotion Advisor."
Corporal Josh Underwood Receives 2016 Boating Safety Award (November 23, 2016)
Corporal (Cpl.) Underwood of the Saint Johns County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of the 2016 NASBLA Boating Safety Award, sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), for his efforts to promote responsible boating throughout Florida. As Florida continues to be the top state for recreational boating deaths and accidents, this is no easy task. Cpl. Underwood’s dedication to the profession, and especially to boating safety, has made a positive change in the local boating community and boaters now know him know him as "the life jacket guy." Major Richard Moore, Boating Law Administrator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Chair of the NSBC, awarded Cpl. Underwood with this honor at the Saint Johns County Sheriff’s Office on November 18, 2016.
National Safe Boating Council Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement (November 2, 2016)
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has joined thousands of other organizations participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
October 20, 2016: National Safe Boating Council and Paul Werth Associates Receive Honorable Mention in Platinum PR News Awards
October 14, 2016: Marine Safety Alert: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Safety Recall
October 11, 2016: Emergency Locator Beacons Provide Life-Saving Communication
September 30, 2016: North American Partners Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Boating Safety Collaboration
September 13, 2016: Perform Routine Maintenance of Inflatable Life Jackets
August 29, 2016: New 'Saved by the Beacon' Resources from the National Safe Boating Council Share Importance of Locator Beacons
July 22, 2016: Pledge to Always Wear It! While Boating and You Could Win a Sweet Prize!
June 20, 2016: Wear It! Urges Boaters to Have the Right Life Jacket for High-Boating Traffic Fourth of July
June 16, 2016: National Safe Boating Council Announces Three New Membership Categories
June 1, 2016: National Safe Boating Council Promotes Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day
May 15, 2016: Local Eagle Scout candidate organizes Boating Safety event in remembrance of the death of Sheyenne Marshall, 17, at the hands of an intoxicated boater
May 11, 2016: Boating Safety Partners Host Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill
May 6, 2016: National Safe Boating Council Honored As 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
May 3, 2016: Water Safety USA Announces 2016 Joint Water Safety Message
April 26, 2016: 2016 Wear It! Grassroots Outreach Campaign Recipients Announced
April 12, 2016: Water Safety USA Launches
April 11, 2016: National Safe Boating Council Announce 406Day Media Contest Winners
March 29, 2016: The National Safe Boating Council Partners with ACR to Promote #406Day
March 21, 2016: Wear It! Shares Safety Tips for Spring Boating
March 10, 2016: BoatU.S. Recognized for 50 Years of Serving Recreational Boaters
March 10, 2016: 2016 Water and Boating Safety Media Campaign Contest Winners Announced
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December 7, 2015: NSBC Receives National Award for Research and Measurement Efforts of Wear It! Campaign
November 18, 2014: National Safe Boating Council Reveals Major Updates to BoatOnCourse.com
2013Yalda Moslehian Announced as NSBC Communications Coordinator
Past Chair of National Safe Boating Council Awarded with U.S. Coast Guard’s Partnering with Pride Award
Virgil Chambers announced as a 2013 recipient of the prestigious ACA President’s Award
National Safe Boating Council Announces Next Executive Director
NSBC Announces Retirement of Executive Director Virgil Chambers
Carbon Monoxide, the “Silent Killer” of Boating, Is Preventable Through Awareness
National Safe Boating Council Appoints New Board Member
Rachel Johnson Earns Certified Association Executive Credential
Marine Safety Alert on Inappropriate Navigation Light
National Safe Boating Council and Sperry Top-Sider® Partner to Promote NSBW, Safer Boating in 2013
2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report: Report shows lowest number of fatalities on record
New Training Available: Boat Pro Point of Sale
Wear It! Grassroots Support
IBWSS Partners Announce New Web Site
Hall of Fame Inductee Shawn Alladio