Welcome to the Division 39, District 9WR Web Site

Welcome to Division 39 (Wilmette - Chicago).  Division 39 is compromised of approximately 150 members.  Our Area of Responsibility (AOR) stretches from Naval Station Great Lakes down to North Avenue Beach.  We have five Flotillas (units) which make up Division 39:  Des Plaines, Wilmette Harbor (Skokie), Chicago Air (Schaumburg), and two north-side Chicago Flotillas.

Map of flotillas in Division 39

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Division 39 Auxiliarists volunteer nearly 3,000 hours while conducting boating education classes, safety patrols, homeland security activities, watch standing, vessel safety checks, marine dealer visits, search and rescue, public relations, training, environmental protection and much more. During the 2017 boating season, the five Division 39 flotillas performed 834 Vessel Safety Checks; conducted over 150 hours of Boating Safety Education; and engaged in approximately 2,000 hours of surface patrols and operations.

Some of our Flotillas meet at municipal facilities, and some have their own building. Regardless of where they meet, all of our flotillas are deeply involved in and committed to supporting the US Coast Guard and the boating public.

Division 39 holds its meetings on first Wednesday of the month at 4709 Golf Road, Skokie, Illinois. Visitors are always welcome!
A listing of meeting dates and times, as well as other activities sponsored by the Division can be found on the Division 39 Calendar page. 

As America’s premier volunteer organization, the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers many learning, training, service and fellowship opportunities. As a member, you will benefit from those opportunities and will enjoy the privileges and rewards that come from serving as one of “America’s Volunteer Lifesavers.”

Semper Paratus! Always ready!