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Commander's June Report to Members

Operations, public affairs, member training, program visits and public education are in full swing!

Support of STAFI by more than a dozen members during the air show was much appreciated by Master Chief Wendt and the boating community who benefited from our assistance.

John LaPorta spearheaded the Hechsher Park event which was attended by thousands of residents and supported by Division 1 members on land, sea and from the air.

The Marine Max event was a success thanks to the enthusiasm of the members that attended. Marine Max General Manager, Joseph Culp, spoke highly of Bob Steel and his ongoing relationship with the auxiliary. Someone from the aviation flotilla promised him an aerial photo of his facility.

Peter Christie and Artie Albertsen are organizing surface/air communications and drills every weekend. Each interaction has lead to members becoming more prepared and aware of the protocols and challenges that might be present in an actual SAR.

Division 13 will be holding a SAR competition 3 August. Vinny Porcella invited Division 1 members to compete. I encourage each flotilla to put forth at least one team of three and practice for the events. It would be nice if someone from Division 1 won first place – again!

The aviators are working with Stony Brook University providing ongoing photos of brown tide in south shore waters.

Succession of Leadership should be a priority in the minds of all Flotilla Commanders, even if you plan to run for a second term.

The lighting of the Empire State Building with the Coast Guard Auxiliary colors on June 23 will celebrate the 75 year history of the auxiliary and our members.

We will be taking a Division group photo. UOD for staff and bridge will be trops.

Semper Paratus

v/r

Lou Volpato
Commander,
Division 1