WHO ARE WE?
Flotilla Sheboygan, and for that matter the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is a civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, one of five military branches within the USA. As a civilian component, we directly support the U.S. Coast Guard in all of it's missions EXCEPT those of a military or a law enforcement nature.
Our flotilla currently consists of members from all walks of life who actively participate in public affairs, boating safety course instruction, member training, vessel exams, beacon navigation inspections and search and rescue missions, when requested by the U.S. Coast Guard.
It is important to know that these functions are, by design, elements of what the Auxiliary refers to as the Four Cornerstones: Member Services, Recreational Boating Safety, Operations and Marine Safety and Fellowship. Member services provide the primary responsibility within the Auxiliary in that it assists in the recruitment and training of members to fulfill necessary roles within the flotilla as they assist the U.S. Coast Guard. Recreational Boating safety elements serve as the foundation of boating classes, Vessel exams and other areas of education. The operations and marine cornerstone provides the basis for operations, communications and marine safety matters. An equally critical element is the cornerstone of fellowship. Fellowship is an essential key between members as well as between the members and Coast Guard "regulars." Once members know their respective duties, and carry those duties out along side "regulars," greater understanding, empathy and comradery, which further strengthen the bonds between the Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard.
What do you think? Can you spare a few hours a month to learn something new, have a good time and work along side America's finest on water? If so, send us an email, stop by one of our events and we can open your eyes!