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Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron Observes 2011 Change of Watch

posted May 10, 2011, 12:59 PM by Kevin Wanner

New commander and bridge assume posts

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ (May 10, 2011) -- Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron, a northern New Jersey-based unit of the United States Power Squadrons -- a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects -- recently held it's 53rd annual "Change of Watch" ceremony.

During the event, held at the Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ, Commander J. Kevin Wanner, Senior Navigator, of South Orange, NJ, vacated the office of executive officer and -- per the outcome of a recent election -- assumed command.  Past Commander Steven L. Cohen, Summit, NJ, Junior Navigator, having vacated the commander's office following his one-year term, now serves as Flag Lieutenant.

In addition, the following individuals assumed their elected posts on the 2011-2012 squadron bridge:
  • Treasurer -- Lt. Commander Michael J. DiStefano, Advanced Pilot, Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Executive Officer -- Lt. Commander Elaine Pfaff, Advanced Pilot, Montville, NJ
  • Administrative Officer -- Lt. Commander Dennis J. O'Brien, Senior Navigator, Montville, NJ
  • Educational Officer -- Lt. Commander Kelley L. Fahey, Master Mariner, Parsippany, NJ
  • Secretary -- Lt. Commander Walter Meissner, Master Mariner, Morristown, NJ
Additional information about the Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron -- including membership details -- is available by visiting or by calling 973.944-0837.

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