US Coast Guard Auxiliary

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9/15/2005 1400
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Part 1
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
We’re Just Like You ….
Want to be one of us???
Membership is the answer !!!!
GREETINGS & WELCOME
What is the USCG Auxiliary?
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The Volunteer Component of the USCG
based on the four cornerstones below:
1) Member Services
 2) Recreational Boating Safety
 3) Operations & Marine Safety
 4) Fellowship
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The 1st Cornerstone
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1) Member Services
 We match your interests with our needs
The 2nd Cornerstone
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2) Recreational Boating Safety
 Public Education
 Vessel Exams
 Distribution of Safety Literature
The
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Cornerstone
3) Operations & Marine Safety
Operations
Aviation
Communications
Marine Safety
Aids to Navigation
The 4th Cornerstone
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4) Fellowship
 Encourages close relationships, team
work, and, of course, fun !!!
Diversity Breeds Broad Experiences
Who are our members?
Teachers
 Plumbers
 Doctors
 Carpenters
 Bus Drivers
 Electricians
 Machinists
 Accountants
 Cooks
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Sanitation Workers
Retirees Butchers
Moms
Dads
Veterans Painters
Sales People Boaters
Waiters Ham Operators
Lawyers Police Officers
Writers Fire Fighters
Candlestick Makers
Membership
Everyone can be a
member as long as
they are 17 years old
and a US Citizen.
So why aren’t you?
After all, we are just
like YOU !!!
So when do you want to
be one of us ?????
Welcome Back !!
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Part II
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
We’re Just Like You ….
Want to be one of us???
Membership is the answer !!!!
What We Do as Auxiliary Members
We help save lives
 We teach boating safety to our communities
 We disburse valuable information
 We Augment the US Coast Guard
 Surface Vessels
 Watch Standing & JOOD
 Chef Program
 Academy Recruiting
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What you can expect from the Auxiliary
Personal growth in gaining skills, abilities,
and knowledge
 A sense of pride
 FUN !!!
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During Emergencies – WE ARE THERE !!!
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9/11
 Ferried people off Manhattan
 Moved Military
 Maintained Security Zones in the Harbor
 Manned the Jones Beach
Communications Bunker
During Emergencies – WE ARE THERE !!!
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Air Disasters
 Flight 800
 Acted as backfill at the USCG Station
 Search & Rescue
 Security Zone
 Recovery
During Emergencies – WE ARE THERE !!!
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Hurricanes
 Help in the aftermath
 Support Communications
During Emergencies – WE ARE THERE !!!
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Boat Fires & Accidents
 Safety Patrols
 Interagency response support
During Emergencies – WE ARE THERE !!!
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Search & Rescue
 Executing Search Patterns
 Life Saving
FELLOWSHIP
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Parties, outings, &
Change of Watch Ceremonies
BBQ’s
Blessing of the Fleet
Dinner / Dancing
District Conferences
Afternoons on the water or relaxing with your
fellow members at a park
Jobs for EVERYONE !!!
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As a boater – Crew or Coxswain
As a retiree – Share your life learned lessons
As a carpenter, electrician, or plumber – Apply your skills
to our team
As a teacher – Public Education or Member Training –
As a communicator – Radio COMMS or our Watch
Stander Program –
As a sales person - Public Affairs, Recruitment, or
Program Visitor
As an HR person – Personnel Services
As a counselor – Career Counseling
As an accountant – Finance or Material Services
As a writer – Publications
As a fire fighter or police officer – use your skills to
enhance our various programs
And so much more …..
Party Planner
 Photographer
 Good and Welfare
 Emergency Response Planning
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Conclusion
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VOLUNTEER and make the commitment for
yourself, your community, and your country
Remember, you don’t have to be on the water to
help the USCG Auxiliary [we have members that
cannot swim !!!]
When was the last time you felt a sense of pride
and accomplishment in being part of a worthy
cause?
So much to choose from so……
WHICH MEMBER ARE YOU
GOING TO BE???
Your NEXT Step
Contact us by phone, email, in person or see one of
us in the room immediately following this
presentation.
THANK YOU !!!
Acknowledgements:
Division 13 01SR
Recruitment & Retention Committee
Ron Tomo, BC-PRT & Chair
Patty Sewell
Dave Levitan
Photos: Ken Sommers, Ron Tomo, Joe O’Leary

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