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 Flotilla 81

Search & Rescue Detachment

Roanoke, Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake

Division 8

5th District Southern Region

Serving Central Virginia since 1961

Welcome Aboard

The Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to promote safe recreational boating. With 35,000 members, it is as large as the active duty Coast Guard.

The service accepts the Auxiliary as part of the team, offering the best training available, along with many other benefits. Auxiliarists range from experienced recreational boaters and radio operators to licensed aircraft pilots who promote safe boating through Vessel Safety Checks, public education courses and search and rescue operations.

Auxiliarists are Congressionally-authorized, unpaid volunteers who assist with many Coast Guard missions. In reducing the Coast Guard's size, opportunities for the Auxiliary have grown. It is estimated that the Auxiliary provides nearly free of charge, almost $1 billion in service to America.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary on an average day saves one life, saves $11,119 in property damage, educates 594 people, completes 68 safety patrols, performs 13 assists, participates in 185 operational support missions and performs 383 courtesy marine examinations.

Here in the Roanoke area, Flotilla 81 educates almost 1000 boaters a year, completes 70 patrols a year with 35 assists, 100 support missions and 150 courtesy marine exams.

Membership in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is open to U.S. citizens at least 17 years of age.

If you are interested, we'd enjoy hearing from you.

You might be interested in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets if you are under age 17.

 2016 Schedule

JANUARY

January 23: Boat Virginia Course, 09:00 - 04:30,Saunders Volunteer Fire Department, Huddleston VA, Register @ www.dgif.virginia.gov

January 24: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Training Session: Prevention of Sexual Harassment

FEBRUARY

February 12/13/14: D-Train, Short Pump, VA

February 28: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Covered Dish: Spaghetti and meatballs will be provided - Please bring complementary side dishes - salads, bread, desserts, etc.

February 26/27/28: Roanoke Boat Show, Berglund Center, Roanoke

MARCH

March 13: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Pot Luck/Covered Dish:

APRIL

April 24: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Pot Luck/Covered Dish:

MAY

May 22: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Pot Luck/Covered Dish:

JUNE

June 26: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Cookout

JULY

July 11: Boat Virginia Course, Calvary Baptist Church, Roanoke @ 18:00

July 12: Boat Virginia Course, Calvary Baptist Church, Roanoke @ 18:00

July 24: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

July 29: Cardboard Boat Race, 4-H Center, Wirtz, VA @ 11:00 - until

AUGUST

August 28: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Training Session: Paddleboard VE and Safety

Training Session: 1 Hour TCT Refresher

Pot Luck/Covered Dish:

 

SEPTEMBER

September 24-25: District Board Meeting, Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA @ 09:00 Details to follow

September 25: Flotilla Meeting, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta @ 15:00

Program:   "Paddlesports America" by Dick Kenyon

                  "Stern Towing for QE check ride" by Tom Merriman

 Pot Luck/Covered Dish:  BBQ Chicken

 

                                                           OCTOBER


October 1, 2016: Division meeting and Election, UVA NRAO, Charlottesville, VA @ 10:00 

 

NOVEMBER


November 27, 2016: Flotilla 81meeting and Election, SML AUXSARDET, Moneta, VA @ 15:00 

    Program: TBA   by Senior Membership

    Pot Luck/Covered Dish: Lemon Chicken Pasta

 

DECEMBER

December 3, 2016: Flotilla 81 COW/ Annual Party, Parker's Seafood, Roanoke, VA @ 17:00
Contact John K if you plan on attending.

 

JANUARY 2017

January 7, 2017: Division 8 COW , Spring House Restaurant, Concord, VA @ 10:00

Contact Tom Merriman if you plan on attending.

       January 8, 2017: FC101 Training, Lynchburg,  VA 

                   Time and location to be announced

Contact DCAPT Michelle Thornton or your Flotilla Commander if you plan on attending.

Click here to Register  Register

 

                                                   Hope to see you there.

 

 
Visit with Us

Stop by on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3:00 and visit with us. During the Winter months, we meet at an alternate site. Changes in the meeting location will be announced on this page.

Directions to the SML Search and Rescue Detachment  (SML AUXSARDET) are as follows:

 From Rt. 122, turn on Merriman Way Road (Rt. 666) at the Epworth Methodist Church. Turn left on Oldfield Road, then right on Oak Grove Lane. Follow Oak Grove Lane to the end, turn left – follow the road down to the gate and proceed to the white building near the antenna tower.

Contact us :Flotilla Commander - Charles Curtis Law

 

General Email Mailbox :   sml.flotilla81@gmail.com

 

Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Voicemail - 540-721-3237