Welcome to the Flotilla 30-5, District 8WR Web Site
Notes from the Flotilla Commander (FC), Dennis L. Pearson:
Welcome to the website of Flotilla 30-05, Lake of the Ozarks Flotilla! We are located in Camdenton, MO.
I am looking forward to working with everyone in 2016, increasing our membership, and increasing our training and mission activities in our Area of Responsibility (AOR) of Lake of the Ozarks (known as LOZ).
The philosophy of the USCG is SEMPER PARATUS (ALWAYS READY) against all threats and hazards. Besides supporting the United States Coast Guard and Homeland Security, we assist local and state multi-jurisdictional mutual aid agencies during times of emergencies.
Our mission is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats/vessels, through prevention to maximize safe use and enjoyment of our waterways.
We strive to follow the Strategic Plan by having joint training, operational support, and fellowship with nearby flotillas and divisions. We follow COMO David Starr's guide for Auxiliarists to be "proud, proficient, and focused." Members adhere to the Core Values of: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.
We also support each other in order to carry out our duties within the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Team. Come and join in the fun and camaraderie of being part of the Auxiliary. We set aside time to enjoy fellowship with each other. We start each meeting with a pot luck meal, and share friendships, experiences, and get to know each other.
Flotilla 30-05 supports the annual national race events of the Lake Race, Shoot Out, and 2-Dam Days paddle races.
If you might be interested in joining the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and West Lake Flotilla join us in a meeting as listed under the "Calendar" section in the column on the left side of this screen. We welcome diversity, and the experiential learning you can bring to the flotilla to help us grow, improve, and serve our communities, the State of Missouri, and our nation.
"I Am Here To Serve You !"
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
Auxiliary members conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in Search and Rescue, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, provide boating safety literature to dealers, as well as many other activities related to recreational boating safety.
The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention (see the message "From the Commandant"), and each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district.
And in many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence!
But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We are organized into 16 districts nationwide, comprised of 171 divisions with approximately 980 flotillas. No matter where you live, there is a flotilla near you. Find the unit nearest your Zip Code by clicking on "Units" at the top of this page. And for dozens of reasons why you should join, visit "Recruiting". You will not be sorry!
PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT US BY EXPLORING OUR SITE. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!
Lake of the Ozarks Conditions:
Severe flooding occurred the first week of January 2016 after record historical rainfall levels. Much floating debris in all arms of the Lake.
History of Flotilla 30-05: