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[Unless otherwise noted, photos are by Bruce White]

 

CHANGE OF WATCH HELD DECEMBER 9, 2017 AT COTTAGE CAFE

Table with seven diners 

Table with five diners 

Table with two diners 

Steve Straneva receiving an award from Cindy Chaimowitz 

Steve Straneva presenting a plaque to Fran Doyle 

Fran Doyle presenting Steve Straneva with pennant 

BMCS Jim Pond delivering remarks 

 

 

DIVISION 12 CHANGE OF WATCH AT ABBOTT'S GRILL, MILFORD, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Ernie Stevens is standing at left facing across the room, and Marianne Letavish, Norma Branker, and Peter Branker are seated at the table 

One of the tables at the Division 12 COW, with Ernie Stevens standing at the left, and Marianne Letavish, Norma Branker, and Peter Branker seated

 

Program folded open, with back on left and cover on right 

Cover and back page of the Division 12 COW program

 

Division 12 COW program opened to show the schedule and speakers 

Inside pages of the Division 12 COW program

 

 

MULTIPLE AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Todd, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran as Fran holds the certificate

Todd Albin receives his Member certificate from Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander

 

Fran, standing at left, looks at the certificate and he shakes hands with Denny

Fran Doyle presents Denny Burgard an Annual Performance Service Award for more than 60 vessel exams and/or program visits during 2016

 

Ralph, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran as Fran holds the certificate 

Ralph Carotenuto receives his certification as Program Visitor from Fran Doyle

 

Steve, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran Doyle as they both hold the certificate 

Stephen Straneva, incoming Flotilla Commander, presents Fran Doyle a Membership Service Award marking his 20 years of dedicated service

 

Stephen, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran as they both hold the certificate 

Stephen Straneva receives his certification as Marine Safety Training Specialist from Fran Doyle

 

 

CENTURY CLUB AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD OCTOBER 19, 2017

Fran Doyle, at left, shakes hands with Denny Burgard as they both hold the certificate 

Fran Doyle, standing at left, shakes hands with Doc Deiss as they both hold the certificate with their left hands 

Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander, presents Denny Burgard (top photo) and Doc Deiss Century Club Awards for conducting at least 100 Vessel Exams and/or Program Visits during 2016

 

 

DOUG DEISS' CREW MEMBER RE-QUALIFICATION, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

[Photos courtesy of BM1 Tyler Pickrell, who graciously served as the Qualified Examiner]

 

Bruce White is facing rear as Bob Adams (at the helm) and Doug Deiss face forward 

Bruce White, Bob Adams (at the helm) and Doug Deiss en route to the "dead in the water" boat in Indian River Bay

 

The backs of Bob Adams and Doug Deiss are to the camera as they approach the "dead in the water" boat on the port side 

Coming up on the DIW boat (kindly provided by Andy Smith, with his crew of John Ballantyne and Dave Killian)

 

Doug Deiss, back to camera, sizes up the "dead in the water" boat on approaching its port side 

Doug Deiss assessing the vessel in distress and asking all the appropriate questions of those on board

 

Doug Deiss, left, and Bruce White pay out line preparing for the stern tow 

Doug Deiss paying out some line for the stern tow with assistance from Bruce White

 

Doug Deiss, at left, and Bruce White keep an eye on the tow as Bob Adams, at the helm, faces forward 

Doug Deiss evaluating the tow in progress as Bruce White looks on and Bob Adams mans the helm

 

Doug Deiss looks back at the boat in tow keeping an eye on the line 

Doug Deiss waiting to break the tow and begin preparations for the side tow


 

AWARDS AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Fran Doyle, at left, shakes hands with Doug Deiss as they both hold the certificate 

Doug Deiss receives a certificate marking ten years of membership from Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander

 

Steve Straneva, at left, shakes hands with Fran Doyle as they both hold the letter of certification 

Steve Straneva receives his certification as a Prevention Outreach Specialist from Fran Doyle, which required two years to complete

 

 

TRAINING PATROL IN INDIAN RIVER BAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Bob Adams is at the helm and Doc Deiss stands behind him 

Bob Adams at the helm on White Creek on the way to Indian River Bay for a training patrol before Doc Deiss' upcoming crew member re-qualification

 

 

SUSTAINED SERVICE AWARDS PRESENTED AT AUGUST 17, 2017 FLOTILLA MEETING

 

Bob Adams, Dennis Burgard, and Charles Woolson received Sustained Service Awards from Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander, at the August monthly meeting.

Bob Adams, standing at left, and Fran Doyle hold the certificate 

Dennis Burgard, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran Doyle, while holding his certificate in his left hand 

Charles Woolson, standing at left, shakes hands with Fran Doyle as Fran holds the certificate in his left hand 

 

 

AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD JULY 20, 2017

Ralph Carotenuto, standing at left (in black t-shirt), shakes hands with Steve Straneva 

Ralph Carotenuto receives his Membership Certificate from Steve Straneva, Flotilla Vice Commander

 

Denny Burgard, standing at left, shakes hands with Steve Straneva

Denny Burgard is awarded a five-year certificate by Steve Straneva

 Jay Price, standing at left (in blue t-shirt), shakes hands with Steve Stranevads

Jay Price receives a 15-year certificate and a Letter of Commendation from Steve Straneva (Photo credits: Joe Harris)

 

 

FLOTILLA 12-01 PA/VE EVENT AT TUCKAHOE ACRES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2017

Joe Harris stands at the left front corner of the "U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 12-01" canopy and Bob Lesperance and Fran Doyle stand at the right corner 

Joe Harris, Bob Lesperance, and Fran Doyle on the first day of the annual PA/VE Memorial Day weekend event at Tuckahoe Acres 

 

AWARDS AT DIVISION 12 MEETING HELD 25 MAY 2017

Bob Lesperance, standing at left, holds certificate along with Cindi Chaimowitz on right 

Cindi Chaimowitz presents Bob Lesperance an award from the State of Delaware Office of Boating Education, Division of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police, for outstanding performance in Support Missions and for being an Outstanding Auxiliarist in 2016 [Photo credit: Al Grimminger]

 

Steve Straneva, standing at left, holds his certificate along with Cindi Chaimowitz on the right 

Steve Straneva receives a Program Visitor certificate and ribbon from Cindi Chaimowitz, Division Commander [Photo credit: Al Grimminger]

 

 

FLOTILLA 12-01 RECEIVES AWARD AT SPRING 2017 D-TRAIN

 

At the March 16 Flotilla meeting, Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander, holds the RBS Visitation Award for 2016 that was presented to the Flotilla at the Spring D-TRAIN the prior weekend

 

 

DOUG DEISS RECEIVES AWARD AT FIRST FLOTILLA MEETING OF 2017

 

Doug (Doc) Deiss, Sr. receives a Sustained Service Award (Third) from Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander, at the meeting held 19 January 2017 

 

 

FLOTILLA 12-01 CHANGE OF WATCH HELD 10 DECEMBER 2016 IN BETHANY BEACH, DE

After an enjoyable luncheon at the Cottage Cafe, Stephen Straneva and Fran Doyle were sworn in as the 2017 Flotilla leaders and then the Flotilla staff officers were sworn in. A number of awards and gifts were also presented by Cindi Chaimowitz, DCDR, and Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander. 

Two members and their spouses are shown seated at one side of a dining table and another member is standing in the buffet line 

 Three petty officers and the Division Commander are shown seated at the head table

Two members and their spouses are shown seated at one side of a dining table 

One member and his spouse are seated at a small dining table next to a wall 

Seven diners can be seen at a dining table with the head table in the distance 

Eight diners can be seen at the other dining table with the head table in the distance 

The Division Commander is swearing in the new Vice Flotilla Commander as two Petty Officers to her left stand at attention  

Dave Ritondo is standing to Fran Doyle's right at the end of the head table 

Cindy Chaimowitz is reading one of the award certificates 

Cindy Chaimowitz presents a President's Volunteer Service Award to a member 

Cindy Chaimowitz shown standing behind the head table 

Ralph Gilgenast, standing at right, chats with one of the Petty Officers from Station Indian River following the COW 

 

 

DIVISION 12 CHANGE OF WATCH HELD 19 NOVEMBER 2016 IN MILFORD, DE

 

Fran Doyle and Bob Lesperance were among those sworn in at the annual Division 12 Change of Watch

A corner table in the dining room is covered with combination caps 

Fran Doyle and Bob Lesperance exchange comments at their dining table 

Cindy Chaimowitz conducting a swearing in 

Peter Branker conducting a swearing in 

Bruce is standing between CDR Tim A. Gunter and Barry Kyper, DCO(E) as he holds his certificate 

Bruce White received a Sustained Service Award (Seventh) and a Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation (Second) in connection with the distribution and record-keeping of Vessel Safety Check decals for the "V" Directorate (Vessel Exams & RBS). He is flanked by CDR Tim A. Gunter, Director of Auxiliary, District Five Northern Region, and Barry Kyper, DCO(E). [photo credit: Al Grimminger]

 

 

SUSTAINED SERVICE AWARDS PRESENTED AT MEETING HELD 21 JULY 2016

Doc Deiss, facing camera at left, shakes hands with Fran Doyle as they both hold the certificate 

Dave Ritondo, at left, faces Fran Doyle as he receives his certificate 

Fran Doyle, Flotilla Commander, presented Sustained Service Awards to Doc Deiss and Dave Ritondo at the July meeting [photo credits Joe Harris]

 

VE/PA EVENT AT ISLAND WATERSPORTS, FENWICK ISLAND, 25 JUNE 2016

All except Bob Lesperance, in Tropical Blue, are wearing the ODU and standing behind the display table with the Flotilla 12-01 banner across the front of it 

Dave Ritondo, Doc Deiss, Bob Lesperance, Mike Geletej, and Fran Doyle at the combined PA and VE event at Island Watersports, Fenwick Island, next to Harpoon Hanna's [not pictured: Steve Straneva]

 

AWARDS AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD ON 19 MAY 2016

Jerry, at left (in civilian clothes) shakes hands with Fran as Fran is about to give him the boat crew member certificate 

Jerry Roderick is congratulated by Fran Doyle upon receiving his boat crew member certificate

 

Steve, at left, shakes hands with Fran as Fran holds his Instructor certificate 

Steve Straneva receiving his Instructor certificate

 

Steve, at left, shakes hands with Fran as they smile for the camera 

Steve Straneva is congratulated by Fran Doyle following his swearing in

 

 

LARGEST PE CLASS TO DATE GIVEN AT SOUTH BETHANY TOWN HALL ON 23 APRIL 2016

Tue backs of many of the students are facing the camera as Mike Geletej does his presentation. 

Thirty-eight students spent the day learning about safe boating before taking the test.

 

 

NUMEROUS AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING ON 19 APRIL 2016

Fran, at left, shakes hands with Denny as Denny holds one of the service award plaques he was presented. 

Fran Doyle congratulates Denny Burgard on his PV Service Award for 2015. Denny also received a VSC Service Award for 2015 and a Certificate of Advancement.

 

Fran, at left, shakes hands with Dave as they both hold the certificate from the State of Delaware. 

Fran shakes hands with Dave Ritondo after presenting him an award from the State of Delaware for promoting boating safety.

 

Fran, at left, and Doc face the camera as they hold the award plaque. 

Fran and Doc Deiss holding Doc's PV Service Award for 2015.

 

 

DAVE RITONDO, FSO-MS, IN ACTION

Dave, in casual wear, standings in front of a blue pick up truck piled high with used tires 

Dave stands in front of some of the more than 500 tires he has retrieved from the Assateague area during the past two winter storms

 

Dave, in casual wear, stands in front of a pile of oyster shells nearly as high as he is 

Dave in front of some of the more than 1,000 bushels of oyster shells he has picked up from area restaurants [photo credit: Dave Ritondo]

 

FLOTILLA CHANGE OF WATCH AT COTTAGE CAFE, 12 DECEMBER 2015

Bob Lesperance, at left, reads the Spoke award citation as Bob Adams looks on 

Bob Lesperance presents the 2015 Flotilla Spoke award to Bob Adams

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, hands Barry the award 

Bob Lesperance presents the bronze President's Volunteer Service Award to Barry Widmer

 

DCDR McCleary is at left as Dave Ritondo is sworn in 

Dave Ritondo is sworn in as Vice Flotilla Commander

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, presents the award to Denny Burgard 

Bob Lesperance presents the silver President's Volunteer Service Award to Denny Burgard

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, salutes Fran Doyle as Fran gets ready to shake hands 

Bob Lesperance presents the Flotilla Commander pennant to Fran Doyle

 

Six are seated at the head table in front of the fireplace 

Head table

 

A group of members and others sitting at the table

Table one facing away from head table

 

A group of members and others sitting at the table 

Table one facing head table

 

A group of members and others sitting at the table 

Table two facing away from head table

 

A group of members and others sitting at the table 

Table two facing head table

 

 

PA EVENT AT JOHN WEST PARK IN OCEAN VIEW ON HALLOWEEN 2015

Standing behind the display table are Joe Harris, Dave Ritondo (both in ODUs), Bob Adams, Fran Doyle, Bruce White, and Richard Price (all in trops) 

Joe Harris, Dave Ritondo, Bob Adams, Fran Doyle, Bruce White, Richard Price, and Bob Lesperance at the ready to greet the many kids and their parents who came to this event

 

Standing behind the PA table with the Flotilla banner across the front it are Joe Harris (ODU), Fran Doyle (trops), Dave Ritondo (ODU), Bruce White (trops), and Richard Price (trops) 

Joe Harris, Fran Doyle, Dave Ritondo, Bruce White, and Richard Price at the inaugural Cops and Goblins Halloween event. Bob Lesperance and Bob Adams were also there. [photo credit: Barbara White]

 

DAVE RITONDO APPEARS IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO SHOWING A BREECHES BUOY DEMONSTRATION AT THE INDIAN RIVER LIFE-SAVING STATION

 

AWARDS AT 17 SEPTEMBER 2015 FLOTILLA MEETING

Bob Adams, at left, is about to receive his award from Bob Lesperance in front of the dais 

Bob Adams -- Annual Service Performance Award in excess of 60 PEs

 

Denny Burgard, at left, is about to shake hands with Bob Lesperance, who holds the award in his left hand 

Denny Burgard -- Annual Service Performance Award in excess of 60 VEs and PVs

 

Doc Deiss, at left, is about to receive his awarad from Bob Lesperance

Doc Deiss -- Annual Service Performance Award in excess of 60 VEs and PVs

 

Dave Ritondo, at left, smiles along with Bob Lesperance as they face the camera with the award in Dave's left hand 

Dave Ritondo -- Sustained Auxiliary Service Award in excess of 3700 hours, and an Auxiliary Performance Award for Operations Support 2015

 

Steve Straneva, at left, looks on as Bob Lesperance prepares to present the certificate 

Steve Straneva -- Certificate of Membership

 

 

PATROL ON BARRY WIDMER'S PONTOON FACILITY TRANSITING SOUTH ON ASSAWOMAN CANAL TOWARDS LITTLE ASSAWOMAN BAY ON 16 SEPTEMBER 2015

Pontoon boat has just One of the bridges on the Assawoman Canal is visible to the rear of the pontoon. Fran Doyle is at left at the helm, with Barry Widmer sitting behind him, Denny Burgard sitting to his left, and Bob Adams standing in right foreground with back to camera.

Fran Doyle at the helm during the patrol with Barry Widmer (behind him), Denny Burgard, Bob Adams (back to camera), and Bruce White.

 

FRAN DOYLE AND BOB ADAMS ON PATROL 27 AUGUST 2015

Fran Doyle, seated at the helm of the pontoon, and Bob Adams, standing at right, face forward as they leave Vines Creek Marina 

Fran Doyle, Bob Adams, and Bruce White heading back to Indian River Acres from Vines Creek Marina after gassing up at the end of a patrol using Barry Widmer's pontoon facility while Bob's facility was being repaired.

 

RICHARD ADAMS RECEIVES NEW MEMBER CERTIFICATE

Bob Lesperance, at left in Tropical Blue, shakes hands with Richard Adams, in civilian clothes, while they both hold the certificate and face the camera 

Bob Lesperance presents a New Member certificate to Richard Adams at the Flotilla meeting held 20 August 2015.

 

A COMMON AND FRUSTRATING OCCURRENCE IN INDIAN RIVER BAY


This boater and his companion underwent a long struggle pushing and pulling his grounded boat off a shoal in Indian River Bay on Saturday, 11 July 2015, while Bob Adams, Doc Deiss, and Bruce White stood by during a safety patrol.

 

4TH OF JULY 2015 FIREWORKS AT DEWEY BEACH

 

Bob Adams, Dave Ritondo, Jerry Roderick, and Bruce White enjoyed a water-side view of the fireworks set off from a barge at Dewey Beach during their patrol that night. The same crew completed their mandatory night ops training three nights earlier.

 

COMBINED PA AND VSC EVENT AT TUCKAHOE ACRES DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015

Dave Ritondo (in ODU) stands at the Flotilla canopy and PA booth

Dave Ritondo at the PA booth

 

Joe Harris (in ODU) holds his clipboard as he conducts a VSC on a trailered boat as the owner looks on

Joe Harris conducting a Vessel Safety Check. Other Flotilla members who participated were Barry Widmer and Fran Doyle. [photo credits: Joe Harris]

 

MANY AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD 16 APRIL 2015

Bob Adams is at left facing Bob Lesperance (both in Trops) as Lesperance reads the plaque

 Bob Adams -- Instructor Service Award

 

Bruce White stands at left shaking hands with Bob Lesperance (both in Trops) as they face the camera with the South Bethany Town Seal on the wall behind them 

Bruce White -- Member Service Award (10 years)

 

 12 Flotilla Members (variety of attires), includingn Bob Lesperance stand facing the camer

Flotilla 12-01 Members -- Coast Guard Unit Commendation

 

Dave Ritona, at left (with wooley pulley sweater), smiles along with Bob Lesperance as they shake hands and hold the certificate 

Dave Ritondo -- Member Service Award (5 years)

 

Bob Lesperance, standing left, reads the plaque information as Denny (in red Auxiliary polo shirt) looks on 

Denny Burgard -- RBS Service Award for 2014

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, reads the plaque information as Doug (both in Trops) looks on

Doug Deiss -- RBS Service Award for 2014

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, turns to his right to face the camera while shaking hands with Fran (both in Trops) and holding the plaque 

Fran Doyle -- VE Service Award for 2014

 

Bob Lesperance, at left, shakes hands with Joe Harris (both in Trops) as Joe holds the certificate 

Joe Harris -- Member Service Award (5 years)

 

Dave Ritonda faces the camera (wooley pulley sweater) as Bob Lesperance looks down and reads the plaque 

Dave Ritondo -- Delaware Office of Boating Education Outstanding Performance Award

 

Bob Lesperance, behind the rostrum at left, reads the appointment letter as Barry looks on 

Barry Widmer -- Appointment as FSO for Flotilla Rescue and Survival Systems

 

DENNY BURGARD RECEIVES AWARD AT FLOTILLA MEETING, 19 FEBRUARY 2015

Denny Burgard (standing at left, in civilian clothes) shakes hands with Bob Lesperance (Winter Dress Blue uniform) while holding his "Century Club Award" certificate.

Bob Lesperance, Flotilla Commander, presents Denny Burgard a "Century Club Award" for conducting at least 100 Vessel Examinations and/or Program Visits.

 

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA EVENT AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, 13 DECEMBER 2014

Rows of markers with wreaths and red bows on them as far as one can see. 

Thousands of volunteers helped to place wreaths on the 150th anniversary year of Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Close up of marker with a Star of David for Ira B. Jacobson, CDR, US Coast Guard Oct 27 1933 Apr 22 2009

One of a relatively small number of Coast Guard grave stones at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers were instructed not to place wreaths at stones displaying the Star pof David out of respect.

 

BOB ADAMS NAMED DIVISION 12 AUXILIARIST OF THE YEAR

Bob Adams displays his richly deserved Auxiliarist of the Year award presented by Kenneth Brown, Sr., Division 12 Commodore, at the Division Change of Watch held 22 November 2014 at Abbott's Grill in Milford.  (photo credit: Joe Harris)

 

AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING, 16 OCTOBER 2014

Denny Burgard (standing at left) shakes hands with Joe Harris as Joe prepares to hand Denny his award. Both are wearing the Trops Blue uniform.  

Denny Burgard receives an annual service performance award for more than 60 Vessel Exams [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

Joe Harris, facing the camera at left, holds open the membership certificate, as Dawn Curlett stands in the middle with Dave Ritondo to her left. (Joe and Dave wear the Tropical Blue uniform.) 

Joe Harris presents Dawn Curlett with her membership certificate [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

Doug Deiss shakes hands with Joe Harris as Joe holds his award in his left hand. Both wear Tropical Blue uniforms.

Doug Deiss shakes hands with Joe Harris as he receives his annual service performance award for more than 60 Vessel Exams [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

 Mike Geletej, at left, shakes hands with Joe Harris and while bringing up his left hand to receive his certificate. Joe wears the Tropical Blue uniform.

Joe Harris shakes hands with Mike Geletej as he presents Mike's five-year membership service award [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

Joe Harris, at left, reads the award as Dave Ritondo looks on. Both wear the Tropical Blue uniform. 

Joe Harris reads Dave Ritondo's annual service performance award for more than 2,379 cumulative hours [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

Barry Widmer, at left, shakes hands with Joe Harris as Joe reads his award. Joe wears the Tropical Blue uniform.

Barry Widmer shakes hands with Joe Harris upon receipt of his Meritorious Team Commendation--Photography Documentation Award [photo credit: Bob Adams]

 

Fred Zikas, at left, shakes hands with Joe Harris after Joe reads his certificate. Both wear Tropical Blue uniforms and Fred also wears a wooly-pully. 

Fred Zikas accepts his Vessel Examiner certificate from Joe Harris [photo credit: Bob Adams]


Not pictured is Bob Adams (too busy taking everyone's photo), who received an annual service performance award for more than 30 Instruction hours.

 

AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING, 17 JULY 2014

Bob Adams (left) and Joe Harris (both in trops) hold the Meritorious Team Commendation award folder 

Bob Adams holds his Meritorious Team Commendation Award as Joe Harris looks on

 

Joe Harris (left, in trops) looks on as Fran Doyle (trops shirt) looks at his award 

Joe Harris congratulates Fran Doyle on his Meritorious Team Commendation award and ribbon

 

Joe Harris (left, in trops) hands Jerry Roderick (civilian clothes) his certficate of membership 

Joe Harris presents Jerry Roderick his certificate of membership

 

FLOTILLA MEMBERS VOLUNTEER AT GREENWOOD FUND RAISING EVENT, 18 JULY 2014

Mike Geletej (left), Dave Ritondo (center), and Joe Harris (right) smile as they wear green aprons and ball caps

Mike Geletej, Dave Ritondo, and Joe Harris take a break while earning money for the flotilla at the annual Greenwood chicken BBQ fund raiser

 

PRESENTATION TO ABIGAIL GILLIAR AT BOB'S MARINE IN CLARKSVILLE, 08 JULY 2014

Denny Nield (wearing a red polo shirt with the Auxiliary logo) stands to Abigail Gilliar's right as she holds the certficate she just received from Joe Harris (at her left, in Trops) 

Flotilla member Denny Nield stands next to his co-worker, Abigail Gilliar, who displays the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate of Appreciation she received from Joe Harris in recognition of her outstanding efforts at Bob's Marine on behalf of boater safety

 

FRED ZIKAS RECOGNIZED AS NEWEST PROGRAM VISITOR AT MEETING ON 19 JUNE 2014

Fred Zikas, standing left, listens on as Joe Harris (both wearing Trops) reads from his Program Visitor award certificate 

Fred Zikas listens on as Joe Harris reads from his Program Visitor award certificate

 

VESSEL EXAMS AT TUCKAHOE ACRES, 24-25 MAY 2014

 Mike Geletej (left) and Denny Burgard (both in ODUs) stand at left of magnetic VSC sign on a vehicle door and Fran Doyle stands on the right of the sign

Mike Geletej, Denny Burgard, and Fran Doyle on duty at the annual Vessel Exams event at Tuckahoe Acres, Dagsboro, to help celebrate National Safe Boating Week

 

AWARDS PRESENTED AT MEETING ON 17 APRIL 2014

Bob Adams (standing left, in Trops), shakes hands with Joe Harris (in Trops) as he receives his award 

Bob Adams receives a 2013 VSC Service Award plaque from Joe Harris

 

Doc Deiss (on left, in Trops), shakes hands with Joe Harris (in Trops) as he receives his award 

Doc Deiss receives a 2013 RBS Service Award plaque from Joe Harris

 

Denny Burgard (on left, in AUX logo shirt) shakes hands with Joe Harris (in Trops) as he receives his award 

Dennis Burgard receives a 2013 RBS / PV Service Award  plaque from Joe Harris

 

Bruce White (on left, in Trops) shands hands with Joe Harris (in Trops) as he receives his award 

Bruce White receives a Sustained Service Award (sixth) from Joe Harris

 

Dave Ritondo I(on left, in Trops) shakes hands with Joe Harris (in Trops) as he receives his award 

Dave Ritondo receives a Division of Fish and Wildlife award for Outstanding Performance in Operations Missions for 2013 from Joe Harris

 

DAVE RITONDO ACCEPTS A NEW DIVISION POSITION

Dave Ritondo (in Trops) has his right hand raised as he and others are sworn in as Division officers

Dave Ritondo is sworn in as SO-MS at the Division 12 meeting held 26 February 2014. [photo credit: Joe Harris]

 

BRUCE AND BARBARA WHITE RETRIEVE TRASH FROM THE BURTON ISLAND TRAIL

Barbara (at left) and Bruce White (in civilian clothers) stand at the kiosk at the entrance to the Burton Island Trail. Barb is holding a cloth bag fuill of trash and Bruce has the section of fiberglass in front of him, whiich comes up to his waist.
 

On a mild Sunday afternoon (23 February) at the Flotilla's adopted Burton Island Trail, Bruce and Barbara retrieved bottles, cans, and miscellaneous trash as well as a large piece of fiberglass. Burton Island is at the northernmost end of the Indian River Inlet Marina, and is one of the Flotilla's Adopt A Highway sites arranged by Dave Ritondo.

 

NUMEROUS AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING ON 16 JANUARY 2014

Joe Harris, at left in Winter Dress Blue, reads the FSO certificate as Dennis Burgard, iin Trops, looks on 

Joe Harris reads the Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Award certificate as Dennis Burgard looks on. Dennis was also sworn in as FSO-NS.

 

Dave Ritondo, at left in Trops, looks on as Joe Harris, in Winter Dress Blue, reads his certificate 

Dave Ritondo looks on as Joe Harris presents his Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Award certificate

 

Fred Zikas, at left in civilian clothes, raises his right hand as Joe Harris, in Winter Dress Blue, performs his swearing in

Fred Zikas is sworn in as the Flotilla's newest member

 

Not pictured is Bob Adams, who received a Sustained Auxiliary Service Award for Superior Performance of Duty from 5/31/12 to 09/30/13 for service in excess of 3803 cumulative hours, as well as an Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Award for Service in excess of 60 Vessel Examinations and/or Program Visits during 2013

 

CHANGE OF WATCH CEREMONY AND DINNER AT THE COTTAGE CAFE IN BETHANY BEACH ON 14 DECEMBER 2013

Mark Letavish, standing at left foreground (wearing Service Dress Blue), swears in Joe Harris and Dave Ritonda (in the blue blazer uniform, facing him with their right hands raised)

Mark Letavish, Commander of Division 12, swears in Joe Harris as the Flotilla Commander and Dave Ritondo as the Vice Flotilla Commander 

 

Mike Geletej, standing at left in Blazer uniform, reads the Spoke Award citation as Bob Adams, in Service Dress Blue, listens on 

Mike Geletej, Flotilla Commander, presents a Spokes Award to Bob Adams in recognition of his many contributions to the Flotilla during the year

 

 

Mike Gelete addresses the audience before presenting Bob Lesperance a Spokes Award. Dave Ritondo was also presented a Spokes award.

 

 Bruce White, standing at left in Service Dress Blue, listens on as Mike Geletej, in Blazer uniform, presents him the Lifetime President's Volunteer Service award

Bruce White listens on as Mike Geletej presents a Lifetime (4,000 or more hours) President's Volunteer Service Award and pin. Joe Harris also received a President's Volunteer Service Award, Silver level (between 250 and 499 hours). [above photos courtesy of Tom Bailor]

 

NUMEROUS AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING HELD 14 NOV 2013

Bob Adams, standing at right wearing Winter Dress Blue, reads on as Mike Geletej, in Trops, reads the Patrol Specialty certficate 

Bob Adams reads along as Mike Geletej presents his Patrol Specialty certificate.

 

Doug Deiss, standing at right with hands folded and wearing a wooly pully over Trops, listens on as Mike Geletej reads one of his awards 

Mike Geletej reads one of the awards he presented at the meeting to Doug Deiss, who received an Annual Service award, a Sustained Service award, and a Century Club award. 

 

IN MEMORIAM -- ROBERT G. ROSENBERG (08 APRIL 1933 - 01 OCTOBER 2013)


Bob, in Trops, is smiling at the photographer 

 

 

SOME OF THE MANY CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF FLOTILLA 12-01 AT THE VIEWING FOR BOB ROSENBERG HELD AT MELSON'S OCEAN VIEW CHAPEL, DE, ON SUNDAY, 06 OCTOBER 2013.

These six Flotilla members are all wearing Trops

From l to r: Chuck Woolson, Mike Geletej, Fran Doyle, Bob Lesperance, Bob Adams, and Dave Ritondo

 

AWARDS PRESENTED AT FLOTILLA MEETING/PICNIC HELD 12 SEPT 2013 AT THE LESPERANCE RESIDENCE

Bob Adams, standing at left, looks on as Joe Harris reads the citation 

 Bob Lesperance, standing at left, shakes hands with Joe Harris while receiving his citation 

 Dave Ritondo, standing at left, smiles broadly as he shakes hands with Joe Harris and holds the citation in his left hand 

Joe Harris, Vice Flotilla Commander, presents Sustained Service Awards to Bob Adams, Bob Lesperance, and Dave Ritondo

 

SOMEWHERE IN INDIAN RIVER BAY DURING THE 2013 PATROL SEASON . . .

Bob Adams and Betty Smith are looking forward on Bob's OPFAC 

 Bob Adams and Betty Smith share a light moment on a recent patrol

 

Bob Adams is peering intently beyond the bow as he steers the OPFAC 

"Where the heck is that Red Buoy #21?!"

 

BREECHES BUOY DEMONSTRATION AT INDIAN RIVER LIFE-SAVING STATION'S MARITIME HERITAGE FESTIVAL, 21 JULY 2013

Ritondo Lineup

 breeches buoy

Laura Indian River

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF FLOTILLA 12-01 HELD 31 JANUARY 2013

Mike Geletej, facing camera at left (wearing Winter Dress Blue), shakes hands with Doug Deiss (wearing ODU) as they both hold his RBS certificate.

Mike Geletej, Flotilla Commander, congratulates Doug Deiss on receiving the RBS Program Specialist Device.

 

Bob Adams, in forefront at left, shakes hands with Mike Geletej as he holds his copy of written orders for 2013. Both are wearing Winter Dress Blue uniform.
 

Bob Lesperance, facing camera at left, shakes hands with Mike Geletej as they hold the copy of the written orders for 2013. Both are wearing Winter Dress Blue uniform.
 

Mike Geletej, facing camera at left (wearing Winter Dress Blue), shakes hands with Dave Ritondo (wearing Trops) as Dave holds his copy of the written orders for 2013.
 

Joe Harris, facing camera at left, shakes hands with Mike Geletej as Mike holds his written orders for 2013. Both are wearing Winter Dress Blue uniform.
 

Bruce White, facing camera at left, shakes hands with Mike Geletej as Mike holds his written orders for 2013. Both are wearing Winter Dress Blue uniform.

Bob Adams, Bob Lesperance, Dave Ritondo, Joe Harris, and Bruce White receive their standing orders from Mike Geletej for the new year. Dave was also presented a Service Performance Award in Operations and Operational Support.