Guest Speakers for Connecticut
Speaker Location Topics Covered
Joseph Skibek Beacon Falls, CT

General overview of Weapons of Mass Destruction. LSU certified trainer, DARE kids anti-drug program, airport operations - security in Post 9-11 era, police misconduct investigations, senior citizen assistance.

State Police Sergeant

Robert Carlson Bridgeport, CT

Boat safety, electrical safety, boating standards, electrical standards, product liability.

ABYC member, National Fire Protection Association member.

Gail Ostrow Bridgeport, CT

Cruise planning/provisioning, sailing the ICW. Simplifying your life -moving aboard. All About Anchoring: types of anchors and rodes, connectors, anchoring situation variable, stories about leaving your ground tackle at home, accidental anchoring, sailing while anchored, etc.

Former PS Education Officer, CTS Certified Sailing and Boating Instructor. May need equipment, not available Wednesdays.

William Robbins Clinton, CT

Business with surveying and what a surveyor does.

Area: CT, RI, Western MA , Westchester Co. NY

Jim Dias Guilford, CT

What to look for when buying a boat, what marine surveyors do, proper claim procedure, boat equipment and care, storm damage avoidance, yacht systems and installation, design and construction of yachts and small craft.

Offers several Claims Adjuster Training Courses-please inquire. Marine Surveyor

John Harpool Stratford, CT

Basic meteorology, how to interpret charts and alpha-numeric data.

Air Traffic Control Specialist at Igor Sikorsky Airport in Stratford, CT.