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The Uniform Distribution Center has an abundant supply of ODU's available
in all sizes. Their phone number is 800-874-6841. It appeared at the
National conference that many Auxiliarists were not aware of the variety of
sizes and availability the UDC offered.
9/24 Subject: A and C Schools
Good Afternoon Directors and OTOs,
Auxiliarists may apply to any Coast Guard residency training including any, C-school, A-school, LAMS, etc. If any Auxiliarist send in a STTR for a non Aux course (one where the course ID does not begin with AUX) please put in the ETR and let the program manager make a decision about who to send. If an Auxiliarist wants to attend an A-school the process is a little different. If there is an operational need for an Auxiliarist to attend and seats are open it is possible for them to attend. Please ensure the Auxiliarist is qualified (security clearance, etc.) and fax the STTR to me. I will see if funding is available. Thanks for your support.MJO
J. O'Brien, EIT
Lieutenant Junior Grade, US Coast Guard
2100 Second Street SW, Room 3501
Washington, DC 20593-0001
9/14 Anyone interested
Scott White, the new Sea Partners Coordinator for Sector New York has requested
Auxiliary support for the events listed below. Members planning to attend
should forward that information to me the DSO-MSE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so that I can keep Lt. White informed of the level of auxiliary participation.
I know that you will make a good effort.
Thomas Cadwallader, DSO-MSE 1SR
Coast Guard Sector New York has been invited to three upcoming public water education events. They are designed to encourage public educational opportunities to understand that protecting our water resources, through sound science and broad public awareness, will help make these resources available for generations to come. I have a fax for each event but hope to have e-mails from all three by this afternoon.
1. Friday, Sept. 23rd - Make a Splash with Project Wet (Water Education for Teachers)Union, NJ Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, 1120 Commerce Ave, Union, NJ 07083 0900 - 1130
Four hundred elementary students join nearly 50,000 others nation wide as they learn the importance of ground water and how to protect the future of our nation's waters. About 100 fourth graders will run through our work station, 20 at a time, at 25 minute intervals. Depending on the weather, we could work in the school yard on a table/tables in front of a CG response vehicle. If, inclement, it will be held in a classroom. The oil sample kit makes a good prop with kids..
One or two people with oil sample kits could interact using oil sample kits as a prop to demonstrate some of the methods we use to protect our waters.
Contact: Mary Ann Sinnott or Linda Regal at (908) 206- 6100. I have copies of a fax I can distribute but expect an e-mail tomorrow.
Saturday, Sept 24th - National Estuary Day at "Little Neck Bay
Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, Queens 11363 11363-1890 1000-1500
day festival celebrating Long Island sound and Little Neck Bay Estuaries.
This could be done as above.
Contact: Aline (718) 229-4000 (press 0, ask for Arline)
3. Friday, Sept. 30. - Estuary Day 2005 - at the Peterson Center in Elizabeth, NJ (I will get exact address) 0800-1430 Sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NY Division and Kean University Department of Geography and Geology, and the Arthur kill/Elizabeth watershed. The goal is to educate the future environmental stewards to the importance of the land/water relationship and their role in maintaining the local estuary. We have been invited by the Corps to showcase our role in the New York and New Jersey Harbor Estuary with an interactive work station in the town center.. This will be an opportunity to educate more than 120 students from three area schools.
Carolyn Vadino, USAC at (917) 790 8306.
For Safety's Sake Volume IV 2005
Volume IV for 2005 of For Safety's Sake was published on September 1st 2005. You can download is information packed issue from this URL now: http://safetyseal.net/newsletters/ve-mdv/fss05-04.pdf
Some of the articles in this issue are Program Visitors: A special breed of Auxiliary educator, The Cost of Apathy, Fire Extinguishers, Marine Radio, Vessel Outreach Program, Setting Meaningful Goals, Pass It On and much more! Download your copy today and print it out and share it with other members of your Auxiliary Flotilla or USPS Squadron.
Read past issues of our newsletter by visiting http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp and select the Newsletters button
The Summer issue of Over The Bow is out on the web! http://www.cgaux1sr.org/PDFs/Summer%202005.pdf
Div 11 had some good coverage in the current ed. of Over The Bow. Go see it. Pictures and all.
TCT workshop given on September 24 at Station Shinnecock.
This workshop will start at 0900 and continue until 1700hrs
AUXILIARY OPERATIONS POLO SHIRT AVAILABLE -014/05
1. The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt is now available for ordering through the Auxiliary Center (AUXCEN). All orders must be processed through
AUXCEN to ensure continuity.
2. The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt is an alternative to the Coast Guard Working Blue Uniform Shirt and the Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) Shirt,
including cases when worn as a hot weather outfit. No logo, patches, insignia, nametapes, nor nametags of any type may be worn on the polo shirt.
Only the embroidery prescribed below is authorized.
3. Appearance: The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt has USCG AUXILIARY embroidered in white on the left front side, and the Auxiliarist's LAST NAME
embroidered in white on the right front side. The shirt is dark blue, has no pockets, and is made of 100% combed cotton.
4. Costs: Sizes small (SM) through extra large (XL) cost $32.50 each Double extra large (XXL) cost $35.00 each. Triple extra large (XXXL) cost
$38.00 each. The quantity of shirts ordered will determine the shipping and handling fees.
5. Placing Orders: The embroidery vendor will send shipments directly to the shipping address using UPS...so a shipping street address is required
for delivery (i.e. - do not provide a post office box address). You may order the Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt directly from the AUXCEN using the
special Operations Polo Shirt Order Form, a copy of which is available for downloading from the AUXCEN web site (
http://www.uscgaux.org/~auxcen/auxcen/OpsOrdeForm.pdf ). You can also send an e-mail request for an electronic copy of the form to
email@example.com. (If you request the form by e-mail, please ensure that you include your District and Flotilla number as well as your EMPLID
The form can be submitted two ways. Print out the form, ensure that all of the information is included, then either:
a. mail it along with your check, money order or VISA/MasterCard
information completed to:
Coast Guard Auxiliary Center
9449 Watson Industrial Park
St. Louis, MO 63126
b. if using a VISA/MasterCard as payment, you may fax the form to AUXCEN at (314) 962-6804.
6. The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt will be incorporated into the next change to the Auxiliary Manual.
Subj: ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS FOR YOUR REIMBURSEMENTS - 013/05
1. Your help is requested in reducing Coast Guard costs of reimbursing you for orders. The Department of Homeland Security is pushing a mandate to
require all payments made by the CG Finance Center to be accomplished electronically. The cost of an electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a
fraction (approx 1/100th) of what it costs the Coast Guard to mail you a check. I personally urge you to assist in this fiscally responsible
endeavor to make the best use of our limited Coast Guard funding.
2. Currently, 69% of payments made through the Patrol Order Management System (POMS) are done electronically and this system has proven to be
efficient and reliable. Moreover, other Coast Guard personnel (Active, Reserve, Civilian Employees) have been required to have their pay deposited
electronically for about the last 20 years. Understandably, some of you are reluctant to apply for EFT for various reasons. I ask that you reconsider
your position based on today's technology, the Coast Guard's superior computer system security measures, and the overwhelming success of EFTs in
general. The fear of identity theft is often a leading reason for apprehension, as well it should be! We hear too often about high tech
thieves who prey on their unsuspecting victims. I'm not asking you to be foolish in your actions. You are very wise to be leery of internet scams
and computer hackers. But did you know that you can sign up for EFT without joining the world of cyberspace or subscribing to an on-line service? You
don't even need a computer! If you have a bank account then you are eligible to be included in payments via EFT. They are fast, secure and much
less costly than issuing a check.
3. Our goal is 98% participation by October 1, 2005. I think we can exceed expectations by acting quickly and getting maximum participation
within the next 2 to 4 weeks! Here is another opportunity for you to make a significant contribution to the United States Coast Guard. Please consider
taking this simple but effective step toward outstanding stewardship of public funds. EFT enrollment forms are available in Appendix G of the
Auxiliary Manual (page G-56) and in the Forms section of the Auxiliary web site (http://www.cgaux.org/cgauxweb/home_frame_955a.htm, form FMS-2231).
Enrollment forms should be faxed to the Finance Center at (757) 523-6769.
You can also enroll on-line at the Finance Center website www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm).
The spring Issue of "Over The Bow" is now available on-line at: http://www.cgaux1sr.org/PDFs/Final%20OTB-1.pdf
FYI, Flotilla 11-02 is scheduling a Brunch to be held at TGIF (off Emmons ave.) on July 10, 2005,
There will be continuous appetizers served between 1400hrs. and 1700hrs. Thatís 2pm to 5pm. A cash bar will be available.
. Invite your friends, family boyfriend, girlfriends whomever. Cost will be approximately $20.00 per.
RSVP by June 30th. to either xxxxxxxxx or YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET Victor FC
FYI, FOR ALL MEMBERS WANTING TO TAKE TCT
I need from you via e-mail ASAP
2) ID number
3) Date enrolled
4) You must have ID card
5) You must wear a uniform: working blue or Tropical blue long
6) THIS IS A COMMITMENT
Victor Kleinman so-mt
0361 DM Brian Markman [Brian.Markman@radioshack.com ]
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 12:02 PM
Subject: Flotilla 11-02 dinner event
[cancelled, see other TGIF function]
we discussed in our last Flotilla meeting I am trying to organize a social
night out for Sunday June 26 th at 7pm. The restaurant is called
"Downtown Atlantic" and is located on Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt
and Bond streets. www.downtownatlantic.com After
you look at the website I think that you will find it will be a great
night out! They also have a "live" jazz band that plays from 7pm
until 10 pm. Since the owner is a friend of mine I was able to negotiate
a price of $50 per person for the dinner which includes tax and gratuity as
well as the following: Unlimited
Wine, Beer or Soda
Family Style Appetizers such as Fried Calamari, Crispy "Mahjong" Shrimp Rolls, Tomato/ Mozzarella anti pasta to name a few.
Main Course choice of Chicken, Fish, Steak or Pasta dish
Coffee, Tea and desert.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Those interested will need to pay in advance at the next Flotilla Meeting on June 16th as the restaurant has "limited" seating and we need to guarantee those that are attending. If you are not drinking liquor there will be no other out of pocket expense.
0361 DM Brian Markman [Brian.Markman@radioshack.com
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: Looking for Volunteers
am looking for volunteers for Saturday June 18th from 11 am to participate in
an event in Merrick Long Island.
The event will be sponsored by RadioShack that is called "STREETSENTZ". The program is an identification kit for children, we will be "fingerprinting" and taking pictures which will go onto a card that parents will keep in the event that a child goes missing.
It would also be an opportunity for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote "Water Watch" and "Safe Boating" if we get a few volunteers.
Please forward this to the flotilla I can make arrangements for a successful event. Thanks!
FYI, I have some members that have a brand new boat Location Hampton Bays. They would like a seasoned boater to accompany them on the trip
To Gateway Marina. Could be a nice day trip. Anyone interested get back to me Either by e-mail or 718-258-7687 Victor SO-MT
Friday, May 20, 2005 7:33 AM
Subject: [1SR-L] UPDATE No. 2- Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement(SBCLLE)-041/05
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FM: CDR J. M. Felker
1. The response to the call for volunteers for the second SBCLLE has been very respectable.
2. The course dates are: June 6 to June 17, M-F. Some sessions are 0800 - 1400, others are 1400 - 2000.
3. I wish to clarify some information.
A. This is a District Wide event, open to all Instructor's, Boat Crew, AuxCom Qualified and Coxswains. You may volunteer for one
session (8 hours) or multiple sessions (they don't need to be sequential).
B. We will attempt to utilize as many people as possible.
C. All volunteers will be vetted through my office.
D. We are still in need of Facilities. These boats need to be under 26' and greater than 16'. I prefer open console or walk-a-round.
Engine type is not an issue. Boats should be available for either the first, second or both weeks. Boats (and crews) will be under orders. All
boats are kept under 24 hour direct observation or behind security fences with 24 hour observation.
E. We need AuxCom Qualified individuals to run our Net Control. We can also use some handhelds (AUXNET frequencies) for those Crews that
don't have AUXNET capabilities. Those individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact
1. THE CORRECTED DATES FOR: The Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement (SBCLLE)
will begin on 6 June and run M-F ending on 27 June 2005.
2. The Course, the second given for the Port Authority Police Department, will be held at John F Kennedy Airport.
2. Please refer to ALAUXDIST1SR number 038/05 for full details here: http://list.cgaux1sr.org/pipermail/1sr-l/2005-May/000179.html
5/9 [See passports in News' too]
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