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Featured Event: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Receives $16,000 in Tablets

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New Bern, NC
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Receives $16,000 in Tablets

New Bern, NC – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is happy to announce a donation of 86 Archos 5 Tablets, charging station and accessories from Tryon Palace, valued at $16,000. These tablets will assist Club members with their education in history, literature, math and technology.

Tryon Palace previously used the tablets as a GPS device for guiding visitors around the historical grounds. Since smartphones have become a replacement for most, Tryon Palace decided to donate the unused tablets to an organization of their choice. IT Director Rob Jones led the quest stating, “Boys & Girls Clubs can definitely benefit from using these tablets. Kids will see how awesome these are because they can use educational apps, even download school books to help them with homework.”

The presentation of the tablets was held at the North Carolina History Center. Regional Vice President Andrea Nix said, “It will definitely help our kids, starting with ‘Power Hour’ homework time and to expand our tech programs. We can’t thank Tryon Palace enough for this.” These devices will be divided throughout the seven counties the organization covers.


The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 Clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret, and Craven Counties serving approximately 1,400 members daily and 3,600 annually. For more information, visit the Clubs online at or call (252) 355-2345. | 469042033

Featured Event: Engine Maintenance Course - A Unit of The United States Power Squadron

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1st Presbyterian Church, 211 W. 2nd Street, Washington, NC
Engine Maintenance Course
A Unit of The United States Power Squadron

Provided by the Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron

Date: Beginning February 21, 2018 for
for 11 weeks, ending May 2

Time: Evenings 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $65 for Members or
$95 for non-Members
(only $10 more non-member couples sharing
the course materials)

Location: 1st Presbyterian Church
211 W 2nd Street, Washington, NC

Course Description
Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way. Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are “black boxes” that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter.

What's Included?
 Basics of engine layout and operation for gasoline inboards, outboards and diesels
 Basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls
 Repairs that do-it-yourselfers can perform
 Diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix
 How to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed

To join USPS and learn more about developing your boating skills, contact our Membership Chair, Sue, at

To Register: Contact our
PSPS Education Officer, Linda Erickson, by email or
call her at 252-964-3009

If you prefer, you can register and pay in one click using PayPal. Simply copy the link below into your internet address line and follow the prompts.

Deadline for registration is February 10, 2018

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