Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities: April

2 April - Operations Workshop

9 April - Vessel Examiner

16 April - Atons & Bridges

23 April - Program Visitor

30 April - New Member Training

Location: West Rock Warehouse

Training Room Building 8

1450 East 98th STreet

Chicago, IL

Times: refreshments available 0930

Training begins 1000

For more information, please contact 

Training Opportunity: Crew and Coxswain

Dates: 16 January, 23 January, 30 January, 6 February, 13 February, 20 February, 27 February, 5 March, 12 March (All Saturdays)


West Rock Warehouse

Training Room Building 8

1450 East 98th Street

Chicago, ILlinois

 Time: Refreshments available 0930

Training begins 1000 

For more information, please contact 

Training Opportunity: District Board Meeting and Training (D-Train)

The Ninth District Western Region District Board Meeting and Training event will take place March 13-15, 2015 in Lisle, Illinois.

Please refer to the district website for information on classes, registration, hotel reservation, and uniforms. 

Training Opportunities: Flotilla Meetings

The following training opportunities will be available at future flotilla meetings:

10 March, 2015 - Deckplate Leadership 1st Quarter

14 April, 2015 - USCG Mandated Training

12 May, 2015 - Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Person Protective Equipment (PPE) and Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment - Hands on training

9 June, 2015 - Person in the Water (PIW), Man Overboard

14 July, 2015 - Deckplate Leadership 2nd Quarter

For more information, please contact Keith Destree, Vice Flotilla Commander (VFC), Flotilla Staff Officer - Member Training (FSO-MT) at 

Training Opportunity: Auxiliary Administrative Procedures Course (APC)

The Auxiliary Administrative Procedures Course (APC) will be offered March 1 and 8 at Jackson Park Yacht Club from 1230 until 1745. 

Objectives: 1) be able to find information in the Auxiliary Manual to answer detailed questions on procedures and/or certifications 2) be able to take open book online test - begin one qualification to stand for election 3) after knowing the manual - be able to follow it in your actions/uniform and activities

Target Audience: 1) second year members 2) newly elected Vice Flotilla Commanders (VFC), Flotilla Commanders (FC), and appointed District Staff Officers (SO) and Flotilla Staff Officers (FSO) 3) Individuals who would like to update their Auxiliary knowledge

For more information contact Rhonda Rush 35-06 at 773.262.4802 or 

Training Opportunity: 4 hour TCT

Flotilla Commander (FC) Mel Marcus will conduct a 4 hour Team Coordination Training (TCT) class. The class will be held at the Evergreen Park Fire Department (9000 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805) on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1000 hours to 1400 hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact FC Mel Marcus at