The Kimlau Post Scholarship application deadline is fast upon us. All scholarship applications must be submitted to the Post no later than August 31, 2021. Our Post offers 12 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students to member of our Post, spouse of a member, or the child or grandchild of a current member in good standing. We also offer 5 Robert S. Wong Chinese Study Awards. For more information, qualifications and application form please refer to our Post website www.ltkimlau.com
Our Post will hold a 20th anniversary 9/11 candlelight remembrance services on Saturday, 7:00 pm, September 11, 2021 at Kimlau Memorial to pay tribute to the many innocent victims of the 911 attack on America. Members who wish to attend please assemble at the Post before 5:00 pm for light refreshments.
Boating Safety Course
We have received many positive feedbacks on the July 29, 2021 boating safety course from our members. We are pleased the instructor will teach another boating safety course for free to our Legion family members on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
This course would be most helpful to our Legion family members who own a boat or jet skis. The course would normally cost over $100, this will be for free for us. The instructor is a Navy CAPT (O6), CAPT Don McKnight, from the NY Naval Militia.
The course will be held at the Post 2nd floor Chairman Peter Woo Auditorium on Saturday, August 21, 2021, starting at 09:00 AM, it is a one-day 8-hour course (could be 6 hours), at the end of the PowerPoint instruction, there will be a test. Once you pass the test, the instructor will issue a temporary boating certificate. The maximum class size is 30 and free to our Legion family members on a first come first serve basis. Please reserve your seating by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Adjutant Gabe Mui via phone 212-925-5528.
New York State requires certain boat operators to have a boating safety certificate. New York and most other states do not require a “license” to operate your personal recreational boat.
New York State provides boating safety certificates to those people who successfully complete a New York State Safe Boating Classroom Course. New York State also recognizes the safety certificates issued by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power Squadron and the US Power boating. Boating Safety Certificates from several online course providers are approved for New York State residents
Who needs a boating safety certificate?
Under a new law, known as Brianna’s Law, all motor boat operators:
- Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
- Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
- Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
- Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
- All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.
If you were born on or after:
You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:
January 1, 1993 in 2020
January 1, 1988 in 2022
January 1, 1983 in 2023
January 1, 1978 in 2024
All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.
The in-classroom course option is designed as a comprehensive study of boating safety to teach the fundamentals of safe boating operation. The course requires a structured classroom setting and has been approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
- Students must be at least 10 years of age to attend the course.
- This course requires a minimum of 8 hours of classroom instruction.
- Students will receive a temporary boating safety certificate upon completion of the course.
- Permanent boating safety certificates do not expire.