What's Happening in Division 15

The Great Station Yankeetown Chili Taste-Off March 23, 2018 (Friday)

Set up: 11:00 AM – bring your own crock pot  Tasting: 11:30 AM !! (lunch after tasting)

Members who are bringing their chili are asked to arrive by 11:00 AM to set up their crock pots (or whatever they are using to keep the chili hot). Judging (tasting) will begin at 11:30 AM.

Please notify Linda Jones by phone or email to let her know you are participating. H: 352-503-6199 C: 352-423-0712

ALL members (that includes your significant other) are invited. If you don’t want to make chili, bring a dessert (cookies, brownies, cupcakes – something simple) It would be great to have some VEGETARIAN chili this year for those who give up meat for Lent.

Division 15 Board Meeting

The next Division 15 Board Meeting will be held at 0900 hrs. on April 14, 2018 at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 West Veterans Drive, Homosassa, FL.

The meeting is open to all Division 15 Members. DRESS: ODU

AUXFS Training Opportunities - 2018

March 2-4, Miami  March 16-18, Clearwater  April 27-29, Jacksonville   Contact Vincent Maida for more details.

2018 Public Affairs C-SchoolsThe AUX-12 C-Schools are now in Direct Access, which means members can now submit their STTRs to their Flotilla Commander. When filling out the STTR, please do not enter multiple locations/dates. Choose one only.

Please pass the dates and locations below down the chain and urge your SO-PAs and FSO-PAs to consider putting in an STTR for one of these schools. These schools are financed by the Coast Guard and the skills you acquire at the school will prove to be invaluable tools in becoming active Public Affairs Officers.

AUX-12 Class schedule for 2018

Enhance your communication and public affairs skills by enrolling in one of the AUX-12 sessions listed below. Just complete a Form 7059, Short Term Training Request (STTR), and submit to your Flotilla Commander. Page 2 of the form gives complete instructions.

• San Diego, CA April 20-22
• Travers City, MI June 1-3 (CG Air Station)
• Orlando, FL (NACON) August 2018. (exact dates not posted yet)
• Mobile, AL Sept 14-16

What will you learn in AUX-12? First, you'll gain a solid knowledge of Coast Guard and Auxiliary public affairs and brand management, so you can blend communication and marketing to enhance the public perception (image) of the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary.

Second, writing and message development skills are emphasized, along with "best practice" techniques of marketing, interviewing, media relations and community relations. You will also learn how to use Social Media to increase membership, market PE classes for your flotilla and educate the public about the Auxiliary.

Prospective students can download the 7059 Short Term Training Request (STTR) form from the AUX-12 page at:, which makes it easy and convenient to apply.

NACON 2018

  The convention is August 23rd through 26th at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Enjoy this great venue and experience the warm fellowship with other attendees, learn the latest information on Auxiliary programs, and take advantage of very informative workshops. Don’t forget to Explore Orlando and its many fantastic sites and activities.

Registration site not available at this time.

Sea Turtle First Responders Request

We are currently looking for Auxiliary members interested in becoming a Sea Turtle First Responders. Those interested will have to attend a two hour class. The time and place of the class will be determined once we see the number of people desiring to attend the class.

If you are interested in attending a Sea Turtle First Responder Class, please send me an email containing your contact information to

Thank you for your time,

Chuck Dolan
SO-Member Training, Division 15, SO-Program Visitor, Division 15, FSO-IS, Flotilla 15-4, Homosassa, FL 614-886-4744