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Welcome to Flotilla 84

fcWelcome to Flotilla 84's webpage.

On behalf of the members and staff of Flotilla 84 "The Floating Illini", I would like to thank you for visiting our homepage. Our flotilla consist of a number of active boaters. We sail out of Clinton Lake in Central Illinois.  We are an all volunteer organization.  Members participate in a variety of missions ranging from public education and vessel safety checks to safety patrols by boat and air along with many other missions as authorized by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

Congress established the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in any and all ways except with military operations and law enforcement. Auxiliary members at the flotilla level provide public education courses, assist with search and rescue missions conduct safety patrols, support regattas and marine events, and offer free vessel safety checks for recreational boaters. Auxiliary volunteers played a prominent role by conducting post 9-11 Operation Noble Eagle maritime safety patrols and participating in other Coast Guard support missions. They are currently playing a key role in Operation Patriot Readiness III.

Membership is open to any citizen 17 years of age or older, who qualifies and the amount of participation is a member's decision. Background checks are required. Training is free and novice boat owners can develop good seamanship skills as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. However, boat ownership is not a prerequisite for Auxiliary membership and crew members, vessel examiners, public education instructors and other skills are needed. Many expenses associated with Auxiliary membership can be tax deductible.

James M. Dunne

Flotilla Commander

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