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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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Website Updated
05-15-2020





GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website


The 2020 UMSAT Show has been CANCELED because of the Corona-virus Outbreak

The New Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 9 - 10, 2021


Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location
 
Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the canceled 2020 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org



If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at marylillemo@gmail.com "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at pkerber@glsps.org

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents
 
  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!


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GLSPS Project Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!



Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
Lumberman



 

GLSPS Meetings Announcement


The COVID-19 Outbreak has effected most of us throughout the world.  Social distancing, "Stay at Home Orders" from Local, State and Federal Governments and lack of communications among the masses have pushed us to seek out other means of a way to communicate.  Now, the advent of Online Meetings or Meet Ups has been discovered by many to bridge the gap between social visiting and conducting every day business.

Please join us for a “Zoom” Online Meeting.  All our meetings are broadcasted and have been since February 2019.  Please join us by logging in as a member.  Then going to the “Events Calendar” and Click on the date of the meeting and scroll down to the description of the meeting where you will find the link to the Zoom Meeting.  Click on it and you will be prompted to download the most current and secure software for the GLSPS Zoom Meeting System.  This will only happen once, (unless there’s a software update).  Once the software is loaded you will not be required to do so again when Zooming into the next GLSPS online meeting.


It's pretty simple to join us and stay in contact with the GLSPS Board of Directors, Staff and fellow members to keep informed about the organization's goals and ideals.  
The GLSPS will continue to broadcast all meetings even after the COVID-19 Outbreak has been cleared. 

Please do not hesitate to join us during any meeting we sponsor.  What better way to be more active as a GLSPS Member! 

We hope to see you online! 


GLSPS Board of Directors
info@glsps.org





2020 R/V Preservation Work Weekends




                          



At the time of this Announcement the RV Preservation Work Weekends are in "PENDING" status.



The summer project season for the GLSPS is here.  Unfortunately, and in light of the COVID-19 Outbreak, the GLSPS is suspending the RV Preservation Work Weekend.  This equates to the fact that we may be very late launching the boat or, not launching it at all.  This decision is in process among the GLSPS Board of Directors.  They will not be able to make a decision on launching until after June 8, 2020.  

If we receive an OK from the state that they are lifting the "Stay at Home Order" and we can move forward, we will either get the boat ready for launch or, keep in on land and use this year as a maintenance year.  Although we will still need to practice "Social Distancing",  which doesn't work on any boat, especially on a boat that has up to  eight people in tight quarters. 

If anyone would you like to help with working on the R/V PRESERVATION  please contact Ken Knutson or Phil Kerber.  We still have many wanted or needed items that need to be performed and if the boat remains on land for the year, we can hopefully complete most of them by the end of the season.  A list is being prepared as we move into the next phase of the season.  Furthermore, if we are given an OK by the state to release the "Stay at Home Orders" we still need to practice "Social Distancing".  That said, we are limiting the amount of people working on the boat at the same time and same weekend.  Either way, we can work out something if any of you are interested in helping.

Stay tuned for further information about the RV Preservation use for 2020.

Have a great diving year and be safe.

GLSPS Board of Directors



16th Annual 2020 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project  Work Weekend


April 25 - 26, 2020

Canceled Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak and "Stay Home Order"                 




Photo Taken After the Hull Was Painted in July 2014 

     

   

"S.S. Meteor Project Photos"

Please Mark Your Calendars and Join Us Next Year for the
2021 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project 
April 24 -25, 2021


Thank You For Your Understanding and Support!


The Annual 2020 UMSAT Show




April 3 - 4, 2020
Friday - 7:00 - 10:00 PM 
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
info@umsatshow.org 

Phone 612-567-3305

 

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Jimmy's Event Center
(Entrance Through East Door)
3565 Labore Rd.
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
651-482-1233

 


Cancelled Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak!

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*Health Alert*


In light of the concerns with the corona-virus (COVID-19) in the US, the UMSAT Show Planning Committee and the Board of Directors have decided to CANCEL the 2020 UMSAT Show.  

The next UMSAT Show is Scheduled for April 9 -10, 2021 at the same venue.  Please mark you calendars!

If you were associated with the 2020 UMSAT Show, we would like to thank everyone that volunteered to help with the planning!  We really appreciated the following groups of people:
 
1. UMSAT Show Committee Members 
2. GLSPS Board of Directors 
3. Speakers 
4. Exhibitors 
5. Staff 
6. Volunteers

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by phone 612-567-3305 or email - info@umsatshow.org 

Thank you again and we hope to see you at next year's 2021 UMSAT Show.

Please Note:  There is always information about the next UMSAT Show on the left side bar of this website.


GLSPS Board of Directors
UMSAT Show Committee
info@glsps.org
info@umsatshow.org



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2019 "Spring/Summer & Winter" Newsletters

The 2019 Spring/Summer and Winter Newsletters is Now Available!


Click Here to view your copy of the "2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter".

Click Here to view your copy of the "2019 Winter Newsletter". 

Please Note: You will need to log onto the GLSPS website as a Member to obtain your copy.


Become a Member


GLSPS membership is open to anyone interested in helping preserve maritime history.

It's easy to become a member - annual dues for the "Crew" basic membership level is only $25. Your membership will entitle you to receive two newsletters per year, a GLSPS membership sticker, and an opportunity to participate in GLSPS sponsored projects. We are a non-profit 501.c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about us in our membership brochure!


Become a Member - Online  Become a Member - Mail Form

GLSPS Member Benefits

  1. Two newsletters per year
  2. Access to the members view of the GLSPS website
  3. Opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the R/V Preservation
  4. Annual BBQ and Cruise on the R/V Preservation during the launch weekend
  5. A variety of training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members
  6. Discounts on equipment rentals and free air for members participating in projects
  7. Discounts on dive equipment purchased from your local dive shops that participate in the annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show
  8. Annual General Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year, typically in November
  9. A chance to help the Society as an active member, learn more about preserving maritime history.  It's also a great way to help you become more of a dynamic person in your careers and your everyday life
The best thing about being a member is the satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect and preserve maritime history for years to come.

You will receive email communications and announcements from the GLSPS website, www.glsps.org.  Some of the emails you will be receiving are, Newsletters, Meeting notices, Upcoming Programs and Projects, and any other GLSPS activities or society news.

The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member. The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society. 

Starting November 2019, we now broadcast all of our meetings using the "Zoom" Online Meeting System.  Any member can obtain the link to "Zoom" into the meetings by going to the "Calendar", then look for the meeting date.  Click on the event.  On the front page of the event, please  scroll down to the description where you will find the link to the Zoom Meeting.  Please Note:  Only Members can connect to the meeting using Zoom.

So please join us in the fun helping preserve maritime history by clicking on the membership level you prefer.

Tax Deductible Membership Levels:

  1. Crew - $25
  2. Crew Family -$35.00 Up to Four Additional Family Membes
  3. Watchman - $50
  4. Watchman Family - $60.00 Up to Four additional Family Members
  5. Boatswain - $100
  6. Boatswain Family - $110.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  7. Helmsman - $200
  8. Helmsman Family - $210.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  9. Mate - $500
  10. Mate Family - $510.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  11. Plank Owner - $1000 & Up
  12. Plank Owner Family - $1010.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
* Memberships Watchman and above are listed in our newsletters.

Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member and we look forward to seeing you on a future project!





Website Updates

GLSPS.org

Website URL

  • GLSPS.org is once again our direct website address!
    • All content from our legacy site has been transferred to ClubExpress.
    • Note that ClubExpress sends you to glsps.clubexpress.com when you log into the website; this is expected behavior.

New Menu and Content

  • Projects Archive
    • Includes project info as far back as 1994, two years before the GLSPS was officially started!
  • Programs
    • Highlights our ongoing efforts and provides summary for multi-year projects.
    • The 2017 Organizational Structure has been added to the Program Documents.  This outline lists the Society's Objectives, Priorities, Committees, Programs and Projects for the next few years.  Here is the link to the Organizational Structure Outline
  • Wrecks / Dive Sites
    • Historical info, preservation efforts, current location, mooring buoy status (as available), and more!

We'd like to hear from you!

  • The GLSPS is trying to save time and money for our Newsletters, Membership renewal notices and other correspondence by saving on paper, printing and postage.  Please provide you email addresses by sending them to info@glsps.org
  • Send any website comments, ideas, suggestions for improvements, corrections, etc to Nick Lintgen or  Phil Kerber.



Website Updated May 15, 2020
 
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