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District 01S   Division 11  Flotilla 02

Minutes

Victor Kleinman - FLOTILLA COMMANDER
                            VICE FLOTILLA COMMANDER

A

FSO-AN

Lennart Gidlund

J

SO-MT

Jesus Camacho

B

SO-AV

OPEN

K

SO-OP

Brian Markman

C

SO-CC

OPEN

L

SO-PA

OPEN

D

SO-CM

OPEN

M

SO-PB

Frank Giambrone

E.

SO-CS

Arnold Pollikoff

N

SO-PE

Victor Kleinman

F

SO-FN

Victor Kleinman

O

SO-PS

Victor Kleinman

G.

SO-IS

Victor Kleinman

P

SO-PV

OPEN

H

SO-MA

Merle Robinson

Q

SO-SR

Lennart Gidlund

I

SO-MS

John Salogub

R

SO-VE

Mikhail Roitman

 
Please E mail all Officers reports to lenbeer@aol.com  so they can be entered in the minutes


Note: Rules of sensitive information are followed.  Minimally, phone numbers and e-mail addresses have been removed.
          Members maintain this information individually.

               MONTHLY MINUTES Newer ones posted first.

May 28th

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

May 18, 2006

VFC

John Salogub

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by A. Pollikoff seconded by M. Puskar approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

Member Information

 

 

2006

June 3                           Operation Mariah, Midget Squadron Yacht Club

June 17                         District Board Meeting, Fort Wadsworth @ 0900hrs.

September 9                  District Board Meeting, District Elections, Location TBD

 

Introduction of Guests  Captain-Patricia Matonti, Vice Captain-Ginger Kaye, CWO-Marc Ferreira,

 FC- M. Padilla, SO-OP- S. Kaye, VFC- D. Palmieri, A. DeVito.

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN   Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm

 To update the various changes in your boating area, click on Local Notice To Mariners, 1st. district... The web page address is -  http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm.  The Light list is also available.

 Local Navigation charts for all areas are now available through Maptech on the Web The web page is -  http://www.freeboatingcharts.com/index.cfm?page=stepbystep

 Please note you have to down LOAD the drive for Maptech.  Follow all the instructions and whenever you go out cruising, you have a chart that you can print.

 This is also an aid for Air Patrols.  If there is a SAR Incident these charts can be of help. In addition to a Sectional chart you can cross check your position when calling in.

 

FSO-AV    You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo.  Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, where the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours. Dinner and camaraderie will commence at 2000hours. The meeting will end at approximately 2100hours. The cost for dinner is approximately $20. Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions.

 

FSO-CM      Open

 

Arnold Polikoff    FSO-CS No Report Submitted

 

Victor Kleinman   FSO-FN 

            Finance Report   April 2006

Opening Balance as of  March 31, 2006

4,967.93

Expenses:

 

#1047 Operational Shirts  awarded

421.00

#1048 to: Div.11  Dues 2 members 2006

51.50

#1049 to: Div. 11  Payment for 23 ABC books

230.00

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

$702.50

Deposits:

 

ABC Boating Class

1050.00

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

$1050.00

Closing Balance

$5315.43

 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS / PS  All forms received have been entered. Just a reminder, that if you don’t submit your hours, it’s like it never happened. Members have been notified which security forms are missing and they need to submit them.

 

Merle Robinson   FSO-MA No Report Submitted

 

John Salogub      FSO-MS   No Report Submitted

 

Jesus Camacho   FSO-MT   Refer to FC’s Report

 

Brian Markman    FSO-OP    Refer to FC’s Report

 

 Frank Giambrone  FSO-PA As you know, Memorial Day will soon be here May 29th and as in the past, 11-02 has formed an Honor Guard to pay respect, to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As always the ceremony will be held at Son Rise Church, Flag Sight 2000 Richmond Ave. on “Sunday May 28th. @ 12 noon”. The events will include Playing of Taps, a Rifle Volley, and a medley of patriotic songs.  This will also be televised on Staten Island Cable television and printed in the Harbor Watch News.

Volunteers are needed. Please contact FSO/ PB Frank Giambrone 718-984-2612.

 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PE  A one day class was held at the Coldwell Banker’s office for 9 students. J. Salogub and V. kleinman instructed. A check for the manuals will be sent to Division.

 


FSO-PV      Program Visitors who sign up a new marina to receive the Coast Guard notifications can send form CG-5093 to Alex Cascione, DSO-PV, at alexcascione@msn.com  or via mail at 19 Jackson Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885. The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best Practices Guide is on the Vessel Examination Department web site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp.  PV qualified members can participate in the MDA program with qualified mobile radio facility owners (Sal Baglieri, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Victor Kleinman, Tom Matonti and Manny Padilla).  Program Visitors play a leading role in the success of the WaterWay Watch program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites “Q & A” link Source. 

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR Nothing to report

 

Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE The vessel decals were distributed at this meeting. Any current member needing decals can obtain them at the next flotilla meeting.

 

Vice Commander’ Report:   Nothing to Report

 

Commander’s  Report:   Concerning proper wearing of ODU's and Working Blue. You may wear either for any Patrols as per chief QEC.  You may wear Boat shoes with either while on a facility. If you wear ODU's, the proper way as per the OTO is bloused with boots. Boat shoes can be worn on the facility with either uniform.  If you are returning to a station or base, you pants must be blouse over your Boots. With ODU's you wear a Blue Crewneck. Working Blue takes a white V-Neck. For the 2006 Uniform Manual Procurement Guide site contact your SO-PS or MT officer. Member training is on going at The Ryan Center.

The Operations Workshop was given on Wednesday, April 26.

All crew and coxswain who attended received files with all necessary forms and booklets.

The same files will be given to the Flotilla Commanders to bring back to their members that did not attend. Operation Mariah is scheduled for Saturday, June 3. We will need coxswains, crew, boats, radio facilities, radio watch standers, etc. Any member interested in participating must contact me by Wednesday June 31st.

 

Unfinished Business: Hazmat books were ordered, received, and will be distributed to Operational members at the next scheduled meeting.

 

New Business:  L. Gidlund and V. Kleinman were responsible for setting up and manning a booth at Javits Center for the American Society for Industrial Security. This is their second year involvement.

 

Awards:  CWO Marc Ferreira presented Gus Savaros with his 25 year certificate or service. Gus had been instrumental in keeping 11-02 viable. Coffee and cake were served.

 

Good and Welfare: Joe Stern (formally of 11-02) is doing quite well. A call to him would be appreciated


 

MEMBER INFORMATION

·         All members MUST follow the Chain of Command.  If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to your Flotilla Commander.

·         If members see anything suspicious near or around waterways, bridges, marinas, etc, please call 1-877-24-WATCH OR 1-877-249-2824.  If you see anything suspicious other than around waterways, bridges and marinas, please call 1-888-NYC-SAFE or 1-888-692-7233.

·         All members can attend district and division meetings.  The meeting dates are listed below.

·         Members can update their Patriot Readiness Form by logging onto http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm

·         Members can update their Federal Direct Deposit information by logging onto http://www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm

·         Members can use the Director’s question gateway website located at: http://www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/feedback.asp for information regarding uniforms, ribbons, manuals, etc.

·         The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014. Once you have successfully passed the test, email a copy of your results to the Flotilla Commander at ninjakid@ninjaworld.com.

·         The Websites for the Coast Guard Auxiliary are www.cgaux.org and www.cgaux1sr.org.

·         The Division 11 Website is http://a01411.uscgaux.info/

·         Learning about AUXDATA www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxdatatraining.html

·         Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm

·         Light List http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm

·         Learning Portal http://learning.uscg.mil/

·         RBS Visitation http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp

·         Sector New York Operations www.uscg.mil/d1/units/actny/mrd/Auxiliary.html

·         The 2006 District Conference is March 25 and 26 at the Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut.  The reservations number is 860.446.2600.  The rate is $87 per night plus tax.  Complete details will be in the January issue of Over The Bow.  It is recommended that if you are even thinking of going, make your reservations now.  Please check with the Mystic Marriott as to their cancellation policy.  If you would like to go up on Friday night (March 24) the rate will also be $87 plus tax.  District workshops start at 0900 on Saturday.

·         Members who do not have a uniform can either 1) Call the Uniform Distribution Center (800-874-6841) and place your order directly for USCG Auxiliary attire (sizes run small so you may want to order a size larger).  Have your credit card number available (Visa and MasterCard only) OR 2) call Lighthouse Uniform (800-426-5225), which offers new members a “uniform package” (includes Ball Cap with device or embroidery; Shirt s/s with epaulets; Collar pins or soft boards; Work Trousers; and Belt – black with web w/silver buckle) for $69.95 (oversizes and shipping extra).  They also have a Two For One Shirt Special – at the time of purchase please inquire.  Lighthouse Uniform Company’s website address is www.lighthouseuniform.com.

District 7 (Florida) has a website (www.cgaux7.org) in which you can order merchandise with no shipping costs and in some instances for 50% less than District 1SR prices.

 

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April 13th:

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

April 13, 2006

VFC

John Salogub

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were approved by L Gidlund seconded by F. Giambrone approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

Member Information

 

 

2006

June 17                         District Board Meeting, Fort Wadsworth @ 0900hrs.

September 9                  District Board Meeting, District Elections, Location TBD

June 10                         ISAR (International Search and Rescue)

 

 

Introduction of Guests

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN   Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm

 To update the various changes in your boating  area, click on Local Notice To Mariners, 1st. district.. The web page address is -  http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm.  The Light list is also available.

 Local Navigation charts for all areas are now available through Maptech on the Web The web page is -  http://www.freeboatingcharts.com/index.cfm?page=stepbystep

 Please note you have to down LOAD the drive for Maptech.  Follow all the instructions and whenever you go out cruising, you have a chart that you can print.

 This is also an aid for Air Patrols.  If there is a SAR Incident these charts can be of help. In addition to a Sectional chart you can cross check your position when calling in.

 

FSO-AV    You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo.  Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, where the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours. Dinner and camaraderie will commence at 2000hours. The meeting will end at approximately 2100hours. The cost for dinner is approximately $20. Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions.

 

FSO-CM      Open

 

Arnold Polikoff    FSO-CS   No Report Submitted

 

Victor Kleinman   FSO-FN   Balance as of 03/31/06 $4,967.93

 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS / PS    The following members are in jeopardy of being disenrolled:

R. Crespo, L. Kramer, W. Mahan, L. Poole, J. Sanchez, S. Singer. These members need to contact the FSO-PS as to which forms they need to submit. Members are requested to submit their 7029 forms to me as each month ends. This is the only way we can receive credit for what is done. A few minutes more per month will not really hurt that much.

 

Merle Robinson   FSO-MA   Nothing to Report

 

John Salogub  FSO-MS       Nothing to Report

 

Jesus Camacho   FSO-MT   There will be an Operations Workshop at Ryan Center on Wednesday April 26, 2006 at 1900hrs. All coxswains, crew and trainees are urged to attend. Mentoring continues at Ryan Center each Wednesday at 1900hrs (except when there is a Division meeting). Division 11 was represented at the District Conference’s “Member Training Workshop”. The taking and passing of the ICS exams was stressed. All crew and coxswain are required to take them. A CD can be obtained via the ANSC.  This CD contains student courses and tests for IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 as well as instructor courses for 100 and 700. Additionally, there is a history of the ICS system and the graph with deadlines for completing the courses.  E-mail links for taking the courses online are also provided.  The ANSC information for ordering is ANSC# 2009 - CD-ROM, INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS) - Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary NIMS/NRP/ICS Training.  (MAX 1)   (REV. 03/2006).  These can be obtained via your flotilla Materials Officer shortly

 

Brian Markman    FSO-OP  Requests have been made for boats for the following events:

Sail boats from North Cove to Ambrose Channel

6 Boats Thursday May 11 Volvo Ocean Race

12 Boats Wednesday, May 24 Fleet Week

Operation Mariah, actual exercise drill will be executed on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

 

FSO-PA      The Gil Hodges School (Public School 193) will hold their annual Swim Safety class in the beginning of June 2006. The school will give a date in the near future. The swim safety class is a presentation in which we [the instructors] demonstrate water safety at the beach, around pools, hypothermia, the use of life jackets & keeping our beaches clean.   

   

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PE  The Final exam will be given on Monday April 24th. Members are welcome to attend wearing proper uniform.

 

FSO-PV      Program Visitors who sign up a new marina to receive the Coast Guard notifications can send form CG-5093 to Alex Cascione, DSO-PV, at alexcascione@msn.com  or via mail at 19 Jackson Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885. The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best Practices Guide is on the Vessel Examination Department web site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp.  PV qualified members can participate in the MDA program with qualified mobile radio facility owners (Sal Baglieri, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Victor Kleinman, Tom Matonti and Manny Padilla).  Program Visitors play a leading role in the success of the WaterWay Watch program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites “Q & A” link Source. 

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  Reports need to be submitted to be entered into our minutes.

 

Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE  Vessel examination decals will be distributed at the next Flotilla meeting. You must attend to receive them. The VE polo shirts will also be distributed then.

New Vessel Incentive Program:

 

Vice Commander’ Report:  Nothing to Report at this time

 

Commander’s  Report:  , The May 3, Division meeting at which time Commander Young will present Gus Savaros with his certificate for 25 years of dedication to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. All Division members are welcome. The Award polo, golf, and instructor shirts have all been ordered and when received will be distributed at the meeting. Victor Kleinman, placed first for the most Administration hours in the 1SR.

 

Unfinished Business: F. Giambrone will advise us of the upcoming participation at the Memorial Day Service at the Son Rise Faith Church located in Staten Island.

 

New Business:  A motion was made by L. Gidlund, seconded by F. Giambrone to reimburse members who participate in the ASIS Expo on Tuesday May 9th as well as transporting materials on Monday May 8th to set up the booth. The reimbursement will be for parking, tolls and mileage at a rate of 45 cents per mile. This reimbursement will be based on two or more members’ car pooling to the show. Written receipts must be presented in order to receive payment. All were in favor, none apposed. It was also decided to purchase 18 Hazmat books to be distributed to operational members.

 

Awards:  New member certificates were distributed.

 

Good and Welfare: Our thoughts are with Brian Markman and his Family upon the passing of his Father.

MEMBER INFORMATION

·         All members MUST follow the Chain of Command.  If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to your Flotilla Commander.

·         If members see anything suspicious near or around waterways, bridges, marinas, etc, please call 1-877-24-WATCH OR 1-877-249-2824.  If you see anything suspicious other than around waterways, bridges and marinas, please call 1-888-NYC-SAFE or 1-888-692-7233.

·         All members can attend district and division meetings.  The meeting dates are listed below.

·         Members can update their Patriot Readiness Form by logging onto http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm

·         Members can update their Federal Direct Deposit information by logging onto http://www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm

·         Members can use the Director’s question gateway website located at: http://www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/feedback.asp for information regarding uniforms, ribbons, manuals, etc.

·         The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on ”On Line Exams” (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014. Once you have successfully passed the test, email a copy of your results to the Flotilla Commander at ninjakid@ninjaworld.com.

·         The Websites for the Coast Guard Auxiliary are www.cgaux.org and www.cgaux1sr.org.

·         The Division 11 Website is http://a01411.uscgaux.info/

·         Learning about AUXDATA www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxdatatraining.html

·         Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm

·         Light List http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm

·         Learning Portal http://learning.uscg.mil/

·         RBS Visitation http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp

·         Sector New York Operations www.uscg.mil/d1/units/actny/mrd/Auxiliary.html

·         The 2006 District Conference is March 25 and 26 at the Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut.  The reservations number is 860.446.2600.  The rate is $87 per night plus tax.  Complete details will be in the January issue of Over the Bow.  It is recommended that if you are even thinking of going, make your reservations now.  Please check with the Mystic Marriott as to their cancellation policy.  If you would like to go up on Friday night (March 24) the rate will also be $87 plus tax.  District workshops start at 0900 on Saturday.

·         Members who do not have a uniform can either 1) Call the Uniform Distribution Center (800-874-6841) and place your order directly for USCG Auxiliary attire (sizes run small so you may want to order a size larger).  Have your credit card number available (Visa and MasterCard only) OR 2) call Lighthouse Uniform (800-426-5225), which offers new members a “uniform package” (includes Ball Cap with device or embroidery; Shirt s/s with epaulets; Collar pins or soft boards; Work Trousers; and Belt – black with web w/silver buckle) for $69.95 (oversized and shipping extra).  They also have a Two for One Shirt Special – at the time of purchase please inquire.  Lighthouse Uniform Company’s website address is www.lighthouseuniform.com

District 7 (Florida) has a website (www.cgaux7.org) in which you can order merchandise with no shipping costs and in some instances for 50% less than District 1SR prices.

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March 16th: [highlights]

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

March 16, 2006

VFC

John Salogub

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were approved by B. Jacobs, seconded by G. Orsini and all were in favor.

Member Information

Introduction of Guests Captain P. Matonti and VCP G. Kaye. They reported that the Patriot Readiness Skill Set Work list still needed updates.

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN   Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm

 To update the various changes in your boating area, click on Local Notice to Mariners, 1st. district. The web page address is -  http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm.  The Light list is also available.

 Local Navigation charts for all areas are now available through Maptech on the Web The web page is - http://www.freeboatingcharts.com/index.cfm?page=stepbystep

 Please note you have to down LOAD the drive for Maptech.  Follow all the instructions and whenever you go out cruising, you have a chart that you can print.

 This is also an aid for Air Patrols.  If there is a SAR Incident these charts can be of help. In addition to a Sectional chart you can cross check your position when calling in.

 

FSO-AV    You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo.  Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, where the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours. Dinner and camaraderie will commence at 2000hours. The meeting will end at approximately 2100hours. The cost for dinner is approximately $20. Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions.

FSO-CM      Open

Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS / PS  The additional on-line training is the Incident Command System (ICS) series 100, 200, 700 and 800.  ICS 100 can be located on the Coast Guard Site www.dirauxannex.org.  Look in Quick Links/Click on ICS Introduction.  Read the text and at the bottom of the page is the link to take the exam, then click on Exam Gateway, then click on Incident Command System Course Exam.  Once you have passed the test, I recommend you print a hard copy and forward a copy to your Flotilla Commander and IS Officer.  Follow up with them to ensure that it appears in Auxdata.  In approximately a month you should receive the certificate.

 ICS 200, 700 and 800 are a little different.  These exams are offered through FEMA.  You will need to go to the FEMA website http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/is200.asp . .  On the left-hand side of the page, click on Our Courses.  Then scroll down and the courses you want to take are:

 IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download - PDF)

 IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (Facilitator's Guide for IS-700 - PDF)

 IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download. - PDF)

 In each section their is a study guide (which is indicated above in red) PDF format for you to study from, then it is recommended that you print the final exam questions, circle your answers on the printed sheet and then when you are ready, take the final exam.  Read the instructions carefully when taking the final exam.  Once you have completed the exam, ensure your email address is correct, as well as the other information requested.  Print a copy of your exam before submitting it.  You will then be notified the next business day as to whether you have passed or failed.  If you passed, print a copy of the email for your records.  According to FEMA your certificate will be mailed to you in approximately twelve weeks before you certificate is mailed to you.  Once you receive your certificate, make a copy for the Flotilla Commander so that it can be forwarded to Bill Tooker to be recorded and forwarded to the Director's Office.

The COW was a great success. Flotilla 11-02 had two tables of members and guests. As always the food, music and the “entertainment” was super. Hopefully more of us will attend next year.

 Jesus Camacho   FSO-MT Member training will resume at the Ryan Visitors Center in the middle of April. All members wanting to start or complete their crew/ coxswain training are encouraged to attend. There will be additional training in chart reading and plotting.

 Brian Markman    FSO-OP Operation Mariah was attended by Division 11 members. We are now preparing for the practical event which will take place in June. There WILL BE an Operation Workshop for Division 11. The date has not been set as yet, but looks like early May.

 FSO-PA      Open 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PE
The first class for us will commence on March 27th. This will be the first official teaching of the ABC course for us. There are still some open instructor slots that need filling.

FSO-PV      Program Visitors who sign up a new marina to receive the Coast Guard notifications can send form CG-5093 to Alex Cascione, DSO-PV, at alexcascione@msn.com  or via mail at 19 Jackson Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885. The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best Practices Guide is on the Vessel Examination Department web site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp.  PV qualified members can participate in the MDA program with qualified mobile radio facility owners (Sal Baglieri, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Victor Kleinman, Tom Matonti and Manny Padilla).  Program Visitors play a leading role in the success of the WaterWay Watch program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites “Q & A” link Source. 

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR Reports need to be written and sent to me before the monthly meetings. In this way, I can have the minutes sent out in a timely fashion.

 Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE The season will be starting shortly. I will be distributing vessel decals to all current VE”S shortly. If you are in REYRS, you need to be in contact with a certified Vessel Examiner to become re-qualified.

Commander’s  Report: There are still some members that are qualified to receive either an Instructor’s uniform shirt, Vessel Examiner’s Polo or Operational Golf shirt that have NOT contacted me with their size. These awards will be ordered at the end of March, and no other orders will be made. Do Not Miss out. If you deserve it, let me know.

Unfinished Business: None

 

New Business:  USCG Barque Eagle Auxiliary Crew Augmentation Program
As the Coast Guard's afloat training platform, the USCG Barque Eagle (WIX-327) "Americas Tall Ship" is seeking volunteer instructors, safety supervisors and mentors for up to 150 Cadets or Officer Candidates for its crew augmentation program. For more information about this opportunity, see the USCGAUX National Help Wanted Ads.

 

Awards: Certificates were distributed to the members that had passed their ICS 100.  

Good and Welfare: That G-D we’re all good.

 MEMBER INFORMATION

·          All members MUST follow the Chain of Command.  If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to your Flotilla Commander.

·          If members see anything suspicious near or around waterways, bridges, marinas, etc, please call 1-877-24-WATCH OR 1-877-249-2824.  If you see anything suspicious other than around waterways, bridges and marinas, please call 1-888-NYC-SAFE or 1-888-692-7233.

·          All members can attend district and division meetings.  The meeting dates are listed below.

·          Members can update their Patriot Readiness Form by logging onto http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm

·          Members can update their Federal Direct Deposit information by logging onto http://www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm

·          Members can use the Director’s question gateway website located at: http://www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/feedback.asp for information regarding uniforms, ribbons, manuals, etc.

·          The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014. Once you have successfully passed the test, email a copy of your results to the Flotilla Commander at ninjakid@ninjaworld.com.

·          The Websites for the Coast Guard Auxiliary are www.cgaux.org and www.cgaux1sr.org.

·          The Division 11 Website is http://a01411.uscgaux.info/

·          Learning about AUXDATA www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxdatatraining.html

·          Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm

·          Light List http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm

·          Learning Portal http://learning.uscg.mil/

·          RBS Visitation http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp

·          Sector New York Operations www.uscg.mil/d1/units/actny/mrd/Auxiliary.html

·          The 2006 District Conference is March 25 and 26 at the Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut.  The reservations number is 860.446.2600.  The rate is $87 per night plus tax.  Complete details will be in the January issue of Over The Bow.  It is recommended that if you are even thinking of going, make your reservations now.  Please check with the Mystic Marriott as to their cancellation policy.  If you would like to go up on Friday night (March 24) the rate will also be $87 plus tax.  District workshops start at 0900 on Saturday.

·          Members who do not have a uniform can either 1) Call the Uniform Distribution Center (800-874-6841) and place your order directly for USCG Auxiliary attire (sizes run small so you may want to order a size larger).  Have your credit card number available (Visa and MasterCard only) OR 2) call Lighthouse Uniform (800-426-5225), which offers new members a “uniform package” (includes Ball Cap with device or embroidery; Shirt s/s with epaulets; Collar pins or soft boards; Work Trousers; and Belt – black with web w/silver buckle) for $69.95 (oversize and shipping extra).  They also have a Two for One Shirt Special – at the time of purchase please inquire.  Lighthouse Uniform Company’s website address is www.lighthouseuniform.com.

·          District 7 (Florida) has a website (www.cgaux7.org) in which you can order merchandise with no shipping costs and in some instances for 50% less than District 1SR prices.

Semper Paratus   (Always Ready)
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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting  

FEBRUARY:

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

Feb. 9, 2006

Vfc

John Salogub

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were approved by J. Salogub seconded by R. Puskar approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

2006

FEBRUARY 25         CHANGE OF WATCH

March 24, 25, 26            First Southern District Conference  Mystic Ct.  1-800-228-9280

March 26                       District Board Meeting, Mystic Ct. @ 0900hrs.

June 17                         District Board Meeting, Fort Wadsworth @ 0900hrs.

September 9                  District Board Meeting, District Elections, Location TBD

 

Introduction of Guests  Alva DeVito

 

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN  Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm

 To update the various changes in your boating  area, click on Local Notice To Mariners, 1st. district.. The web page address is -  http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm.  The Light list is also available.

 Local Navigation charts for all areas are now available through Maptech on the Web The web page is -  http://www.freeboatingcharts.com/index.cfm?page=stepbystep

 Please note you have to down LOAD the drive for Maptech.  Follow all the instructions and whenever you go out cruising, you have a chart that you can print.

 This is also an aid for Air Patrols.  If there is a SAR Incident these charts can be of help. In addition to a Sectional chart you can cross check your position when calling in.

 


FSO-AV   You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo.  Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, where the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours. Dinner and camaraderie will commence at 2000hours. The meeting will end at approximately 2100hours. The cost for dinner is approximately $20. Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions.

 

FSO-CM Nothing to Report

 

Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS No Report Submitted

 

Victor Kleinman FSO-FN

Opening Balance as of   01-31-06

6,563.38

Expenses:

 

#1043   Dues to Division

1,271.00

#1044   Payment to Division  re: COW

650.00

 

 

Subtotal

1,921.00

Deposits:

 

02/02/06      Re: COW & Dues

589.50

 

 

Subtotal

589.50

Closing Balance as of   01/09/06

$5,231.88

 

 

Victor Kleinman FSO-IS / PS  The additional on-line training is the Incident Command System (ICS) series 100, 200, 700 and 800.  ICS 100 can be located on the Coast Guard Site www.dirauxannex.org.  Look in Quick Links/Click on ICS Introduction.  Read the text and at the bottom of the page is the link to take the exam, then click on Exam Gateway, then click on Incident Command System Course Exam.  Once you have passed the test, I recommend you print a hard copy and forward a copy to your Flotilla Commander and IS Officer.  Follow up with them to ensure that it appears in Auxdata.  In approximately a month you should receive the certificate.

 ICS 200, 700 and 800 are a little different.  These exams are offered through FEMA.  You will need to go to the FEMA website http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/is200.asp . .  On the left-hand side of the page, click on Our Courses.  Then scroll down and the courses you want to take are:

 IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download - PDF)

 IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (Facilitator's Guide for IS-700 - PDF)

                                                             IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download. - PDF)

 In each section their is a study guide (which is indicated above in red) PDF format for you to study from, then it is recommended that you print the final exam questions, circle your answers on the printed sheet and then when you are ready, take the final exam.  Read the instructions carefully when taking the final exam.  Once you have completed the exam, ensure your email address is correct, as well as the other information requested.  Print a copy of your exam before submitting it.  You will then be notified the next business day as to whether you have passed or failed.  If you passed, print a copy of the email for your records.  According to FEMA your certificate will be mailed to you in approximately twelve weeks before you certificate is mailed to you.  Once you receive your certificate, make a copy for the Flotilla Commander so that it can be forwarded to Bill Tooker to be recorded and forwarded to the Director's Office.

 

Merle Robinson  FSO-MA Nothing To Report

 

John Salogub  FSO-MS Six new tasks for marine safety in First Southern District for Sector New York ( SECNY).

1-Auxiliary Port State Boarding Team Assistant (AUX-AEI)

2-Auxiliary Port State Control Dispatcher (AUX-PSC)

3-Auxiliary Assistant Pollution Investigator (AUX-ED)

4-Auxiliary Life raft Inspector (AUX-LR)

5-Auxiliary Un-inspected Towing Vessel Examiner (AUX-UTV)

6-Auxiliary un-inspected Passenger Vessel Examiner (AUX-UVP)

   Minimum requirements for the first five tasks:

1-Completed security process.

2-Minimum 365 days service in Auxiliary.

   3 Individual tasks may have additional requirements

FIRST FIVE TASKS, AUX-AEI, AUX-PSC, AUX-ED, AUX-LR & AUX-UTV

Candidates must pass and complete Initial Introduction to Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Correspondence Course (ILMS).  ILMS not required for AUX-UVP.

All FSO-MS forward names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to me so  that I can discuss programs and training procedures before giving candidate application.

Brian Markman FSO-MT The Wednesday mentoring will begin at the end of March or beginning of April.

Jesus Camacho FSO-OP  There is still time to become involved in Operation Mariah. The next date is 04 March 2006.They will take place at the Atlantic Highlands, NJ; starting at 1000hrs    Coffee and Lunch will be available

The full scale exercise to assess our ability to respond to a natural disaster will take place in June. The exact will be announced later. Contact FC at 718-258-7687.

FSO-PA Nothing to Report

Victor Kleinman FSO-PE The next class will be start on March 27. 2006. We will be using the ABC manual. Any instructor interested in teaching a class, contact me at 718-258-7687. You can get a jump on being current for 2006.

 

FSO-PV    Program Visitors who sign up a new marina to receive the Coast Guard notifications can send form CG-5093 to Alex Cascione, DSO-PV, at alexcascione@msn.com  or via mail at 19 Jackson Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885. The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best Practices Guide is on the Vessel Examination Department web site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp.  PV qualified members can participate in the MDA program with qualified mobile radio facility owners (Sal Baglieri, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Victor Kleinman, Tom Matonti and Manny Padilla).  Program Visitors play a leading role in the success of the WaterWay Watch program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites “Q & A” link Source. 

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  All correspondence has been distributed.

 

Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE  Nothing to Report at this time

 

Vice Commander’ Report: There are still some members that have NOT contacted the FC concerning the FREE Instructor’s uniform shirt, the Vessel Examiner’s and Operational member’s golf shirts.

 

Commander’s  Report: The following list is of members that need additional forms sent to Diraux. These forms are mandatory and you should contact me as soon as possible so we can complete them.718-258-7687.The List: Leon Kramer, William Mahan, Loretta Poole, Puskar, Jaime Sanchez, and Shemon Singer.

The COW is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on this great party.

 

Unfinished Business: This is a copy of the latter that was sent to all members:

 For emergency purposes only, the United States Coast Guard has requested each Division put together an Emergency Response Plan in connection with the Operation Patriot Readiness effort. 

We are requesting only those members who want to be called upon to assist the United States Coast Guard in the event that a disastrous or catastrophic event hits the New York area.

If you wish to participate in the above request, you will need to provide me with an updated telephone , cell phone number and current E-MAIL address by email me at (YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET), or by mail to: Victor Kleinman          by  March 1, 2006

Please note that if we do not hear from you, it will be presumed that you do not wish to participate in the Emergency Response Plan and    your name will be omitted from the Emergency Response Plan now and in the future.

 

New Business:  A discussing was held concerning the purchase of an 8ft. Walker Boat. The coast will be $400.00 with half going to the Coast Guard relief fund. A vote should be taken at the next meeting.

 

Awards: None were distributed at this time.

 

Good and Welfare:

[see member information part under that heading elsewhere on this website]

 

NEXT MEETINGS

 

January 19, 2005

1930 HOURS

February 9, 2005

1930 HOURS

March 16, 2005

1930 HOURS

April 13, 2005

1930 HOURS

May 18, 2005

1930 HOURS

June 15, 2005

1930 HOURS

July 20, 2005

1930 HOURS

August 17, 2005

1930 HOURS

September 21, 2005

1930 HOURS

October 19, 2005

1930 HOURS

November 16, 2005

1930 HOURS

December 21, 2005

1930 HOURS

 

Semper Paratus

(Always Ready)

 

District Board Meeting

January 14, 2006

Talking Points

Conference Funding – The District Conference will be held again this year at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, CT on March 24-26. Details will be sent out in the next week. The following positions will be funded as follows:

Division Captains & Excom and District Staff Officers – 2 nights lodging &travel- staff officers (SO) and Assistant District Staff Officers (ADSO) is the following areas – PA, PB, PS, PE, CM, CS, MS – One nights lodging & travel

ADSO’s directly involved in conference presentations - One nights lodging & travel

New members since October with a member number assigned – first 40 - One

night lodging & travel

Requests for from these individuals should be sent to the Vice Commodore through your

Division Captain.

ISAR – First Southern will hold an ISAR run-off this year on June 10 at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT. We’re hoping to have at least one team from each Rear Commodore’s area. This will also be a great public affairs and public education event.

For the winning team, the Atlantic East Run-off will be held on July 21-22 in Cape May, NJ.

The new 1SR Procedures Guide is available on the 1SR web site under Manuals at

http://www.cgaux1sr.org/PDFs/Procedures_2005_2dot2.pdf. This Guide is an excellent resource for many procedural questions and most questions about paperwork routing.

Check it out!

District Store – Members are reminded that the District Store is up and running. Orders

can be placed online through the District web site, faxed in at 518-597-9777 or mailed to

DSO-MA, PO Box 272, Crown Point, NY 12928.

Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) – Elected officers are reminded that they must

have the Operational Support PSI packet complete and submitted to the Directors Office

immediately. Beginning on February 15th, the Director will be forced to remove office anyone not meeting this requirement. Please help us avoid this action, which we know will be disruptive to the functioning of our flotillas and divisions.

Fingerprint cards – Due to some recent problems with fingerprint submissions, it has been decided that fingerprints will only be accepted when a Coast Guard Auxiliary fingerprint technician completes the fingerprints. Thank you for you compliance with this new procedure.

National Safe Boating Week is scheduled for May 20-26. NSBW packets will not be

mailed out this year as in the past. All materials must be ordered online at

www.safeboatingcampaign.com

Fleetweek will take place again this year on May 25-29. We will once again have a presence there. Herman Teitjen, RCO-SECNY-N, will coordinate this year’s event.TCT is being scheduled by CWO Ferreira. One session is being planned each month so,  there should be no problem finding a course. Division Captains are asked to follow-up with the OTO by February 1st, if they would like to host a course.

Boat Crew Currency Maintenance Tasks will again include a 1SR specific task this year.

A 2006 Currency Maintenance form will be posted on the 1SR web site. All previous

editions are obsolete.

Incident Command System (ICS) training is becoming a standard within the Coast Guard.

Auxiliarists who expect to be in a leadership position during major incidents will need to

take ICS 100/200 and 700. All members involved in operations are strongly encouraged

to take ICS 100 & 800. These courses are easily accessible online at both the CG Auxiliary web site and also at the FEMA web site. Once completed, send your confirming e-mail to your SO-IS for entry into Aux Data.

Walker Boats – The CG Auxiliary 1SR in conjunction with the Bear Search & Rescue

Foundation will be selling approximately 150, 8 foot Walker bay dinghies. These boast

which retail for $700 will be available for $400. The proceeds will be spilt between the

CG Aux  the Bear Search & Rescue Foundation and Operation Life Ring.

An Information Systems (IS) class will be held during the District Conference at the Coast Guard Academy. This two-day class is open to FSO-IS and SO-IS. DCPs should forward approved names to COO Arthur Reichling at Areichling@batteryny.uscg.mil. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

BOAT/US has a grant program available for public outreach programs. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2006. To read the grant guidelines or download an application,  please visit http://www.boatus.com/cleanwater/grants/

Over the Bow Submissions Guidelines are now posted on the 1SR web site. Visit the site

to see how to best prepare your articles for submission.

Memo to the Commandant – Each month the Commodore has the opportunity to submit

noteworthy stories to the Area Commodore for inclusion in a memorandum to the Commandant. Major stories should be submitted via the elected chain.

A SECNY Marine Safety PQS program is under development in conjunction with the active duty personnel at SECNY. This is a demanding and time-intensive program. Interested members can get additional information by contacting the Tom Cadwallader,  DSO-MS.

Annual Financial Reports are due at he Directors Office by March 1, 2006.

New York State PWC Laws are changing in the coming year. The minimum age of

operation will change from age 10 to age 14. Consult the NYS web site for additional

details. www.nysparks.com

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

DIVISION 11

PROUDLY PRESENTS

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 CHANGE OF WATCH

2006

 

February 25, 2006

7:00 PM - Midnight

Food, Music and Drink

Beer, Wine and Soda Included

Open Bar

 

@

 

Bay Ridge Manor

476 76th Street

(Between 4th & 5th Avenues)

Brooklyn, New York

 

Tickets are $65 per person.  Please make checks payable to your Flotilla prior January 31 and submit to your Flotilla Commander.  Family and Friends are always welcome.

 

Uniform Code:
Dinner Dress Jacket, Dinner Dress Blue
Service Dress Blue Alpha or Appropriate Civilian Attire (Suit)

 

For specific directions to the restaurant, please call Bay Ridge Manor at 718-748-8855

 

 

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 January, 2006  [many important dates listed here]

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

 January 19, 2006

Vfc

John Salogub

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by A. Polikoff  seconded by B. Markman,  approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

Member Information

2006

February 11                   Operation “Mariah”  Park Building Ft. Wadsworth  1000hrs.- 1200hrs.
March 24, 25, 26            First Southern District Conference Mystic Ct.  1-800-228-9280 
March 26                       District Board Meeting, Mystic Ct. @ 0900hrs.
June 17                         District Board Meeting, Fort Wadsworth @ 0900hrs.
September 9                  District Board Meeting, District Elections, Location TBD

 Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN

NY/NJ OPERATING RESTRICTONS   COAST PILOT CHANGES

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

The New York Naval Militia Vessel PRIVATEER and patrol boat (call sign P-231) are moored to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant providing water front security. Mariners are requested to pass the Power Plant at a no wake speed, while the vessels are moored at the pier.

 Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm

 

FSO-AV   You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo.  Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, where the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours. Dinner and camaraderie will commence at 2000hours. The meeting will end at approximately 2100hours. The cost for dinner is approximately $20. Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions.

Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS

I will be submitting our web page for National review. They have been in the midst of transferring all old websites to a new system; hence, they weren’t taking new requests for a short while.
The site I now have it hosted on is :   http://CGAux1102Brooklyn.IsTheBe.st/
Please note that there is no ‘WWW’.  Also note that if you ‘read’ this URL {website name} you will be reading a sentence I am also applying for C-School training in Hawaii where Web hosting and Power Point Presentation design will be taught. The Commander is sending the paperwork up the chain of command. Again I urge you to visit our website and offer any comments. I make additions/changes to it on a regular basis. Occasionally, I put in some cute little tricks. Stop by it and see for yourself.

Victor Kleinman FSO-FN

Opening Balance as of   01/18/06

7,655.43

Expenses:

 

# 1041   COW EXPENSES  to Division

200.00

#1040   RENT RYAN CENTER to Division

175.00

#1039 Re:;S.Sutherland +1 COW  to Division

130.00

#1038 Re:  Awards  Patchs

231.00

 

 

Subtotal

$736.00

Deposits:

 

Subtotal

 

Closing Balance as of   01/09/06

$6,919.43

 

Victor Kleinman FSO-IS  The following list is of members that need additional forms sent to Diraux. These forms are mandatory and you should contact me as soon as possible so we can complete them.718-258-7687.The List: Leon Kramer, William Mahan, Loretta Poole, Mary Puskar, Robert Puskar, Jaime Sanchez, and Shemon Singer

Brian Markman FSO-OP Orientation for "Operation Mariah" will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006, from 10 am till noon at Park Building at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island.  This is the first building on your left after the Guardhouse at entrance to Fort.  Other dates and info will be supplied at this meeting. Members that plan on attending, please contact the SO-MT at YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET

TCT TRAINING Members that are in there 3rd. or 4th year of TCT might also want to take it now instead of waiting for the 5th.Year. Have these members contact either their FC of FSO-MT. they in turn should contact me at YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET

CLASS III FOR THE PAPD: Proposed for June 2006 at LGA this year. The PAPD has been looking for new vessels that will likely be larger in LOA than the current vessels. This will give Class III students the chance to learn on larger vessels.

DIRAUX is requesting the following assets be volunteered by our members in order to successfully provide this course: We need Coxswain and Crew, to cover these vessels based upon current operating standards. We are also looking for Instructors and Communicators. Anyone interested can contact me directly.

SAR COMPETITION:  We have a date and time for our SAR competition.  10 Jun 2006 at Mystic Seaport  15 Rooms/30 persons berthing at Munro Hall, Coast Guard Academy

USE OF CPR: Use of CPR and AEDs. In short at this point in time it seems that as Auxiliarists whether on patrol or not "ONLY IF AUXILIARIST IS CURRENTLY CERTIFIED" can perform CPR and use AED's when necessary.  While on patrol it is still top priority to inform Sector NY or Station NY of the entire situation before administering any medical assistance. However if it is a life or death situation AND someone on board is CURRENTLY CERTIFIED they are authorized to use these methods.

FSO-PA  Members of11-02 were present at the New York Boat Show 

Victor Kleinman FSO-PE The next class will be start on March 27. 2006. We will  be using the ABC manual. Any instructor interested in teaching a class, contact me at 718-258-7687. You can get a jump on being current for 2006.

 

FSO-PV    Program Visitors who sign up a new marina to receive the Coast Guard notifications can send form CG-5093 to Alex Cascione, DSO-PV, at alexcascione@msn.com  or via mail at 19 Jackson Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885. The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best Practices Guide is on the Vessel Examination Department web site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp.  PV qualified members can participate in the MDA program with qualified mobile radio facility owners (Sal Baglieri, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Victor Kleinman, Tom Matonti and Manny Padilla).  Program Visitors play a leading role in the success of the WaterWay Watch program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites “Q & A” link Source. 

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR The CHANGE OF WATCH is February 25, 2006 at the Bay Ridge manor. Checks should be made out to :USCG AUX 11-02 in the amount of $65.00 per person. They can be sent to: Victor Kleinman 

Commander’s  Report:  The only additional on-line training is the Incident Command System (ICS) series 100, 200, 700 and 800.  ICS 100 can be located on the Coast Guard Site www.dirauxannex.org.  Look in Quick Links/Click on ICS Introduction.  Read the text and at the bottom of the page is the link to take the exam, then click on Exam Gateway, and then click on Incident Command System Course Exam.  Once you have passed the test, I recommend you print a hard copy and forward a copy to me. and.  Follow up with them to ensure that it appears in Auxdata.  In approximately a month you should receive the certificate. 

ICS 200, 700 and 800 are a little different.  These exams are offered through FEMA.  You will need to go to the FEMA website http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/is200.asp . .  On the left-hand side of the page, click on Our Courses.  Then scroll down and the courses you want to take are: 

IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download - PDF)

IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (Facilitator's Guide for IS-700 - PDF)

IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction (A summary of all key information in the course is available for download. - PDF)

 In each section their is a study guide (which is indicated above in red) PDF format for you to study from, then it is recommended that you print the final exam questions, circle your answers on the printed sheet and then when you are ready, take the final exam.  Read the instructions carefully when taking the final exam.  Once you have completed the exam, ensure that your email address is correct, as well as the other information requested.  Print a copy of your exam before submitting it.  You will then be notified the next business day as to whether you have passed or failed.  If you passed, print a copy of the email for your records.  According to FEMA your certificate will be mailed to you in approximately twelve weeks before you certificate is mailed to you.  Once you receive your certificate, make a copy for the Flotilla Commander so that it can be forwarded to Bill Tooker to be recorded and forwarded to the Director's Office.

 Unfinished Business: None 

New Business: A motion was made and passed to purchase all current members of 11-02 who were current in: (1) Vessel Examiner,(2) Operations, (3) Instructor

for the year 2005 a: (1) Vessel Examiner’s Golf Shirt, (2) Operation’s Polo Shirt, (3) Instructor’s Light Blue Uniform Shirt.

I have listed all members that qualify in each category.

Vessel Examiners: Anthony Corbisiero, Arnold Pollikoff, Gilbert Cigal, John Salogub, Lennart Gidlund, Mikhail Roitman, Robert Scarano, and Victor Kleinman.

Operations: Jesus Camacho, Robert Scarano, Robert Puskar, Arnold Pollikoff, Gary Trotta, Jaime Sanchez, John Salogub, Lennart Gidlund, Mary Puskar, Merle Robinson, Reinaldo Crespo, and Victor Kleinman.

Instructors: Arnold Pollikoff, Gary Trotta, Isabel Slater, Jesus Camacho, John Salogub, Lennart Gidlund, Mikhail Roitman, Robert Scarano, and Victor Kleinman.

Te receive these awards, I will need your correct size sent to me either by e-mail or regular mail. All sizes must be received by me NO LATER the March 30, 2006 You will be responsible for your correct size.

Awards: Unites States Coast Guard Auxiliary PATCHS will be distributed to all current members at our next meeting. This meeting was re-scheduled to FEBRUARY 9, 2006 due to a scheduling conflict with Floyd Bennett Field

Good and Welfare:  We’re Good

 

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December: 2005

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

 December 15, 2005

Vfc

Manuel Padilla

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  M. Roitman  seconded by  V. Kleinman  approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

Member Information

 

 

2005

Introduction of Guests   NONE

 

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund SO-AN

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, New York. This regulated navigation area restricts passage of commercial vessels carrying petroleum products with a loaded draft in excess of five feet. Significant shoaling in this area has reduced the depths of the navigable channel and has increased the risk of vessels with drafts of greater than five feet carrying petroleum products as cargo grounding in the channel, and the potential for a significant oil spill. Operators of vessels carrying petroleum products as cargo with a loaded draft greater than five feet may transit the area after receiving approval from the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound. Approval by the COTP LIS is contingent upon submission of an adequate voyage plan for the vessel that includes: weather conditions, restrictions due to state of tide, the loaded draft of the vessel and minimum under keel clearance to the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound,New Haven, Connecticut.

DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. on November 29, 2005 until 11:59 p.m., on May 31, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket CGD01-05-106 and will be available for inspection or copying at Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, CT, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant A. Logman, Chief, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound at (203) 468-4429.

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

2. From 6 a.m. on November 29, 2005 until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2006, add temporary § 165.T01-106 to read as follows:

§165.T01-106 Regulated Navigation Area, East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.    (a) Location. The following area is established as a Regulated Navigation Area: All waters of East Rockaway Inlet in an area  bounded by lines drawn from the approximate position of the

Silver Point breakwater buoy (LLN 31500) at 40°34’56”

 

Lennart Gidlund SO-SR    All Staff Officers should E mail me their reports electronically. Report at the meeting any item that were not sent to me. 

 

James Donohue  SO-CM No Report Submitted

 

Arnold Polikoff  SO-CS  No Report Submitted

 

Manuel Padilla SO-FN  Final accounting for the year 2005 will be in the January 2006 minutes. As of now our balance is $7,500.00

 

Manuel Padilla SO-PV  Victor Kleinman and Ginger Kaye of 1-03 are scheduled for a MDA patrol on December 28, 2005. This will be the last patrol of this year.

 

Victor Kleinman SO-IS All paper  work sent in to me has been entered, all FSO-IS officers have been entering data into Auxdata. The Auxdata update has been completed and most of the bugs have been repaired.

 Flotilla Stats as of Dec 1st 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers on mission activities indicate hours.

11-02

  99 Mission Hours: 7,988

  CG Admin Sup: 38

   Safety Patrols: 15

   CG Op Sup:  41

   VSC’s:  247

   MD Visits: 103

   PE: 67

   PA:   165

   MT:  207

 

Merle Robinson  SO-MA  Material available upon request

 

John Salogub  SO-MS Nothing to Report

 

Brian Markman SO-OP A total of 33 patrols have been entered into POMS for 2005  for division 11

As you know it is the responsibility of the coxswain to make sure they have sufficient current crew before starting a patrol. This does not mean that individual members do not have to keep track of their own currency status.  There will be an Operations Workshop in 2006 just prior to the start of the boating season to ensure that everyone is up to date and properly prepared.

 

Jesus Camacho SO-MT New members Training will commence at the end of February. Members are encouraged to take and pass the on-line exams during the winter months. Individual mentoring can be arranged. Contact your FSO-MT and they will contact me. Two of our new members took and passed their Instructor’s on-line test. Next year they will become qualified.

 

Joseph Stern SO-PA Joseph Stern reported on the trip that he arranged to Arlington National Cemetery. A group of members from Division 11, VCO Tom Venezio and RCO Gail Venezio, were able to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We were able to view a video of these procedures.

 

Stefanos Tsevdos SO-PE I want to welcome Flotilla 11-11 into our  Division family and remind them that I as  FSO-PE as well as all Division Staff Officers are available to assist in any way we can. It has been decided that Division will hold a PE class in 2006 to raise funds.  This along with a fourth Flotilla will make scheduling a bit more difficult. To alleviate this problem it would be best for all courses held at the Ryan Center to be coordinated simultaneously.

 

Vice Commander’ Report: Nothing to Report

 


Commander’s  Report: I would like to thank the Flotilla members and the Staff Officers for their support during my tenure as Flotilla Commander.  Congratulations to the newly elected Division Captain, Pat Matonti, and Vice Captain, Ginger Kaye.  I have the utmost confidence that both of them will do an excellent job for Division 11.

All 2006 elected officers will be required to complete the following paperwork, if they have not already done so: 2 FP Cards, 1 Verification of Citizenship form w/ a copy of the supporting document, 1 OIF86C, 1 SF85.  If they already have favorable OS or DO status, they do not need to submit anything.

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Judy Romanowski, DSO-PB.  Our thoughts and prayers go to her husband, Joseph and their family.

Email from RCO Ferraiuolo regarding the Coast Guard Learning Portal was forwarded to the Flotilla Commanders for distribution to the members.

As year-end is approaching, I would like to encourage all Flotilla Commanders to remind the members to contact their Flotilla IS Officer to determine if their currencies for 2005 have been met and entered into Auxdata.

The Boat Show will be from December 31 to January 8 at the Javitz Center.  To date, the following members from Division 11 have volunteered for Saturday, January 7:  Harold Finke, Jay Gellman, Ginger Kaye, Stanley Kaye, Victor Kleinman, Pat Matonti, Donald Palmieri and John Salogub. 

Division 11’s Change of Watch is on Saturday, February 25 at the Bay Ridge Manor from 1900 hours – Midnight.  The price per person is $65. 

 

From the Desk of the DSO-MSE-1SR   From time to time new materials become available to help the Auxiliary promote the Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) environmental message.  Boat U.S. has offered to the Auxiliary free (that’s right free) posters, brochures and activity sheets on RBS waste management, no discharge areas, pump out and marine pollution prevention.

  The following materials are available from Boat U.S.:

 

Unfinished Business: None

 

New Business: A Sexual Harassment workshop was given. All members in attendance will be given credit in Auxdata.

 

Awards: None

 

Good and Welfare: We’re all good

 

 


Reprinted from the Daily News

New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com

Private eyes to guard our skies
By ALISON GENDAR
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Cutting a graceful turn in the clear fall sky above the Indian Point nuclear power plant, the pilot of a single-engine plane scanned the surrounding restricted waters.

Pilot Eric Fields of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary steadied the Piper Turbo Arrow as it moved 2,000 feet over the Hudson River coastline.

"All clear," Fields said softly and then pointed his privately owned four-seater south to continue his patrol for anything - or anyone - suspicious around possible terror targets.

Fields is one of 60 pilots who volunteer their time and aircrafts to run security checks for the Coast Guard around New York and New Jersey.

The experienced pilots log about 150 flights a month patrolling from Lake Champlain to Manasquan, N.J., and from Newark Bay to Block Island.

"We couldn't do our job without them," said Coast Guard Capt. Glenn Wiltshire, commander of Sector New York and captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The beauty of the auxiliary flights is they look like every other small plane up for a pleasure ride - not law enforcement aircrafts, Wiltshire said. "If someone is out there doing something they shouldn't, they probably won't look twice to see a small plane overhead," he said.

On a recent 90-minute patrol, Fields took off from the Lincoln Park Airport in New Jersey and flew east to inspect the Tappan Zee Bridge and Indian Point. He then turned south, flying along the Hudson, checking the George Washington Bridge and the Verrazano Bridge before heading to Jones Beach.

Returning to New Jersey, he buzzed Staten Island, Newark Bay and the Statue of Liberty.

"We were up here before 9/11, but it has taken on new meaning since then," said Fields, 67.

The patrols also save taxpayers a mint, advocates said.

The Coast Guard reimburses the pilots about $100 an hour for gas and maintenance - compared with the $5,000 an hour it costs to send its officers and equipment into the sky for the same period, said Auxiliary Branch Chief Arthur Ramirez.

The pilots have logged more than 3,500 hours on patrol this year, saving the Coast Guard about $17 million, he said.

"They are an extra set of eyes," said Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Curtis Barthel. "They know the terrain and recognize any anomaly. You can't beat them."

 

 

Semper Paratus

(Always Ready)

 

November:

                                                                                                      United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting

 

FC:

Victor Kleinman

Meeting Date:

 November 17, 2005

VFC

Manuel Padilla

Location:

Ryan Visitor Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  Mikhail Roitman  seconded by  John Salogub, approved the minutes, and all were in favor.

 

Member Information

¨       The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.

¨       Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411

¨       This is a new website that has information about auxiliary membership benefits and it can be         found at http://www.auxdept.org/benefit.htm

 

2005

 

December 2, 3, 4            Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut

 

Introduction of Guests:   Terry Devito 10-01 Aviation

 

You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and  have a current I.D. card with a photo. Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours.  At 2000 hours dinner and camaraderie with fellow aircrew to talk about aviation.  Meeting ends approximately 2100 hours.  Dinner is approximately $20.  Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions. Dinner not required.

 

Staff Officer’s Report:

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN . ENDANGERED NORTHERN RIGHT WHALES

US - ATLANTIC SEACOAST - During this time of year the severely endangered Northern Right Whale may be encountered within 20-30 NM of shore, as they migrate south to the Florida Straits from the Gulf of Maine. Right Whales are slow moving mammals that are prone to collisions with vessels. Vessel operators are reminded to use caution around Right Whales. Intentional close approach to Right Whales is prohibited and is a violation of federal and state law. A minimum distance of 500 yards must be maintained. Report all sightings of Right Whales to the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

EEA Consultants will be conducting plankton & benthic surveys through October 31, 2005. Marker buoys will be deployed in (pa) 40.64058N, 73.81942W, about 1700 feet south of Bergen Basin Buoy 2 (LLNR 34595) in Grassy Bay and in (pa) 40.38.4N 073.49.140W, about 1000 feet

southeast of North Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 34675). Chart 12350

 

Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  Just a reminder that all staff officers should do a cross check with the Division Staff Officers.  Please E Mail me your reports at   lenbeer@aol.com

 

 

 FSO-CM     Postion open

 

Arnold Pollikoff  FSO-CS -Jay Gellman reported the following:

 

  The current web servers are going to be replaced this month   so we might have an outage of service for an unknown amount of time. I have backed up all data from the site and will move it to the new server as soon as I get access to the system. The address we currently have might change once the server swap is completed but it is not known at this time if this will be the case. I will inform all members once the site is back online. There is a new website that has information about auxiliary membership benefits and it can be found at http://www.auxdept.org/benefit.htm

 

Manuel Padilla FSO-FN

 

The flotilla balance is $8.600.00 at the present time.

 

Manuel Padilla FSO-PV  No report

 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS

Auxdata was down for a period of time but it is back. All hours have been entered.  Please send your hours to me so I can enter them before the end of the year.

 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS  Per Patricia Matonti SO-PS  Email received from DSO-PS on 10/10/05 regarding photographs for the P Department has been disseminated to the FSO-PS Officers and Flotilla Commanders. Email received from DSO-PS on 10/10/05 regarding the October Membership Recruitment Drive has been disseminated to the FSO-PS Officers and Flotilla Commanders. Email received from DSO-PS on 10/12/05 providing the updated 2005 PS Team Roster has been disseminated to the FSO-PS Officers.

Email received from DSO-PS on 10/17/05 regarding member benefits has been disseminated to the FSO-PS Officers and Flotilla Commanders. Email received from DSO-PS on 10/25/05 regarding the Chef’s Program/Hepatitis Shots has been disseminated to the FSO-PS Officers and Flotilla Commanders. All leads from National have been contacted regarding membership. FSO-PS Officers are encouraged to conduct PS workshops throughout the year for all their existing and new members in the proper wearing of the Auxiliary Uniform.

 

Merle Robinson FSO-MA

 

It appears that not all manuals are available in hard copy.  Len Gidlund has requested an OPERATIONs Manual several times and I forwarded his request.  I also contacted the FC    and he could not get a copy.no success.

How can a member study if they can’t get the material (LG)

 

John Salogub  FSO-MS

He stated that all materials have been photocopied.  John is the person who developes the BS&S notices that get mailed out. Last year and this year we had a large turn out due to his efforts.

Brian Markman FSO-OP

All members were given the opportunity to become current for this year. A few have not made it. This is a good time of year for those who have not qualified for IT, VE, APC, Nav-Rules and any of the Aux-op courses to do so. Mentoring for these can be arranged through your FSO-MT.

In the month of October Robert Scarano, Jay Camacho and Robert Puskar Coxswains received their Currency

 

Jesus Camacho FSO-MT

 

The Division has done 8 patrols this month:

6 - Safety/Multi Mission

1 - MEP to remove a containment boom place at Floyd Bennett Field

 Participants: Joseph DeAngelo, Renado Duccillo, Lennart Gidlund, Stanley Kaye

1 - Coast Guard OPs Training - Use of Force Demo for the CG Foundation

 Participants: Stanley Kaye, Ginger Kaye, Victor Kleinman

Once again I want to remind everyone that Coxswains are responsible for completing

all paperwork pertaining to patrols as well as making sure they have sufficient CURRENT

crew for their sized vessels. Yet I cannot stress enough that each member, crew and coxswain alike, is ultimately responsible for their own currencies.

Lack of sufficient current crew voids not only patrol hours but currency maintenance

performed on both vessels and reimbursements.

DO NOT assume you are current, CHECK and BE SURE!

 

Joseph Stern FSO-PA   Per Jay Gellman SO-PA  reported that On behalf of 11-09 I have applied for a grant in the amount of $4,000 to purchase a PFD Panda mascot outfit. In preparation in the event we do receive the grant, I have contacted a mascot outfit company and have begun the design of our mascot. We have received the sample boating fun booklets from the printer and we are getting ready for the full print run.

 

As reported last month Joseph Stern, IPDCP of Division 11,

permission has been granted for Friday, November 18 at 1300 hours to place a

wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in

Washington, DC. 

 

2.      Four (4) Auxiliarists will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown

3.   Designation of the four (4) Auxiliarists will be determined at a

      later date.

 

4.    Any member wishing to attend can do so as a spectator for the

placing of the wreath.  All members attending the wreath placing ceremony

will meet at Arlington Cemetery at 1100 hours.

 

5.    Uniform for those members placing the wreath at the Tomb of the

Unknown Soldier will be Service Dress Blue Bravo with Combination Hat and

White Gloves.

 

6.    Uniform for those members as spectators can be Service Dress Blue

Bravo, Winter Dress Blue,  Tropical Blue Long, all with appropriate uniform

outer jacket or civilian dress.

 

If you are interested Please E mail Joe Stern at:    stej931@aol.com

 

Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE

We have 18 people taking the BS&S course. We are now in our 5th. Week.

 

Frank Giambrone FSO-PB  No report

 

Mikhail Roitman SO-VE  The total amount of VE’s has surpassed last year

 

Vice Commander’ Report:

Email received from RCO Ferraiuolo dated 10/27/05 regarding Updates has been forwarded to the Division Staff Officers and Flotilla Commanders. Each Division Staff Officer is requested to send a copy of their report to their Flotilla counterparts and encouraged to keep the lines of communication open. All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division Secretary prior to the Division Meetings. 

 

Commander’s  Report

Flotilla 11-02 is finishing its last BS&S class for this year. Our last meeting was held at TGIF’s which incorporated a presentation to Mrs. LaGrutta and Mrs. Donohue honoring their husbands. After the meeting we enjoyed a terrific repast with members of 11-03 and 11-09. Elections were held and J. Salogub was elected as VFC. I will remain as FC for the coming year. We participated in a “Use of Force” Demo for the CG Foundation., It was very exciting.

Congratulations to Stanley Kaye and his crew, Ginger Kaye and Victor Kleinman, for their outstanding performance in the Coast Guard Use of Force Demonstration on Thursday, October 27. The New York Boat Show will run from December 31 to January 8.  RCO Frank Ferraiuolo is looking for volunteers.  Division 14 has already taken January 1.  Please provide me with a list of the member’s name, the day and time that they would like to volunteer. Please note that the uniform is Service Dress Blue Bravo. All Auxiliarists were encouraged to participate in the Veteran's Day Parade on 11 November in New York City. he Mystic Marriott is completely booked for the upcoming Leadership Workshop on December 2-4, 2005.  An alternative hotel has been established. The Holiday Inn on Frontage Road in New London is holding a block of rooms for us at the per diem rate of $87.  Reservations can be made at 860-442-0631. All attendees must also request orders via the Chain. Orders must be requested no later than November 11, 2005. Attendance is open to elected leadership. Flotilla 11-09 conducted their elections on October 11. Flotilla 11-02 conducted their elections on October 20.  Congratulations to Victor Kleinman for his second term as Flotilla Commander and to John Salogub for his first term as Vice Flotilla Commander.  All 2006 elected officers will be required to complete the following paperwork, if they have not already done so: 2 FP Cards, 1 Verification of Citizenship form w/ a copy of the supporting document, 1 OIF86C, 1 SF85.  If they already have favorable OS or DO status, they do not need to submit anything. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind the Flotilla Commanders that all elected officers must have taken the Auxiliary Procedures Course and be current in VE, IT or Crew. The Division IS Officer will verify this information prior to the Certificate of Election form being forwarded to Diraux. The Chartering Ceremony for Flotilla 11-11 is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7.  Confirmation and invitations to the ceremony will be forthcoming. Division 14 has announced that its Change of Watch will be on a Sunday brunch on January 15 at the Bistro in Staten Island.  Steve Ackerman advised that more details are to follow.  If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Steve Ackerman at Error! Reference source not found.. Email dated 10/29/05 from RCO Ferraiuolo regarding RBS device approval and awards was distributed to the Flotilla Commanders.

 

Unfinished Business: None

 

New Business: Motions were made, and they were passed. They were as follows:

 

Motion#1:  I propose a motion that the Flotilla contribute the sum of $200

to Division 11 to offset some of the costs of the change of watch.

 

Motion#2: I propose a motion that the Flotilla purchase operational

equipment, specifically, inflatable PFD's for all operations qualified

members that have completed a 30 hrs or more duty in an aircrew, boatcrew or

coxswain capacity.  Duty in different areas to be combined. i.e.

(aircrew+boatcrew, boatcrew+coxswain)

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO COME CELEBRATE WITH FLOTILLA 11-03 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON SUNDAY, December 18, 2005 2:00PM AT

LEN     NY’S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT - 164-02 Crossbay Blvd,

Howard Beach, NY 11414    718-738-3500

 Cost $30 per person, Please send check payable to Flotilla 11-03 to, Carol Dimler, FSO-FN

164-12 87th Street,  Howard Beach, NY 11414

 

In addition there will be a DIVISION CHANGE OF WATCH ON February 25, 2006. Keep that date open. More info coming.

 

Awards:

George Sottilo - Sustained Service 4th Award,  Jay Gellman - Sustained Service 8th Award

Mary Ann Puskar - 15 Year Membership Award, Donald Palmieri - Sustained Service 1st Award

 

Good and Welfare: No report

 

Uniform For Sale:  Richard Postel has a new Coast Guard Dress Uniform size 42 and size 34 paints.  $100.00 The uniform has Coast Guard Buttons.  Call 917-517-2897

 

Next Flotilla Meeting December 15th.  2005 There will be a Mandatory Harassment Class and a  collation  (Food and Drinks)  No charge

 

Semper Paratus

(Always Ready)

 

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October 2005

 
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman                                        Meeting Date:              October 20, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                         Location:                    Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by   Bernard Jacobs  seconded by  Robert Scarano approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
* The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
* Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
* Patriot Readiness form can be located at:  http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
* Learning about AUXDATA www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxdatatraining.html
* Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES         www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
* District Staff Officers Reports  www.cgaux1sr.org/staff.htm
* RBS Visitation  http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp
* Required Workshops http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop
* Sector New York Operations www.uscg.mil/d1/units/actny/mrd/Auxiliary.html
Http://safetyseal.net/newsletters/ve-mdv/fss05-05.pdf
 
2005
 
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests  Mrs. Donohue and Mrs. La’Grutta,  Patricia Matonti VCP
 
                                                                           Staff Officer’s Report:
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
 
I read in the Metro papers that the boat in lake George may have capsized because it was too heavy with the 48 people on board as the CG weight guideline was 140 lbs in 1960 but most people today are 140 lbs in half their body, the average weight is closer to 175 to 250 lbs. so the capacity plates have the number of people and lbs. so they will rethink the weight limit for the boats now, so look at both the lbs and number of people allowed on a boat. (140 x48 = 6720 versus 180 x 48 = 8640 lbs), the boat also had plastic chairs that were not bolted down but slid across the deck when it hit the wake of the other boat so all the people slid to one side and it capsized over with the extra weight, and the life jackets were not readily available and even if they were it probably happened so fast they may not of been able to put them on. (another law only requires that they be on the boat but not worn).
In addition, the 2005 USCG Light List Volume One is available for download and is updated to Local Notice (37-2005) as is a summary of corrections.
 COAST PILOT CHANGES Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot.htm
 
NY-MORICHES
There is an 18ft overturned vessel in position 40-44.92N 072-45.89W, in the vicinity of 1NM south west of Moriches Inlet, NY. All mariners are urged to maintain a sharp lookout and use caution when transiting the area.
 NY - SHINNECOCK BAY TO EAST ROCKAWAY INLET-MORICHES BAY
Shoaling has been reported between Moriches Bay Buoy 26 (LLNR 30335) and Moriches Bay Lighted Buoy 29 (LLNR 30365). Depths of 1.5 feet were encountered at low tide. Vessels are advised to use caution when navigating in the area.
 NY-GARDINERS BAY
The Coast Guard has received a report of a derelict vessel partially submerged and aground shoreward of Gardiners Bay South Entrance Buoy 11. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution.
NY-MORICHES INLET
The Coast Guard has received a report of a 3 orange research buoys in the vicinity of East Cut Moriches Inlet. Mariners are urged to maintain a sharp lookout and use caution while transiting the area.
RI - BLOCK ISLAND SOUND
A 70' crane has sunk and is lying on its side in approximately 45 feet of water in position 41-21.48N, 71-35.71W and is currently marked with an unlit buoy. Additionally, twelve 40 foot long wooden pilings are adrift in the vicinity of Green Hill Beach. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in this area.
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AV 
 
Aviation Safety Seminar, November 9, 2005  (Wednesday)
PORT AUTHORITY BUILDING
90 Moonachie Avenue
Moonachie, NJ 0707
(Across the Street from Flight Safety)
Note: Moonachie Avenue runs along the south end of Teterboro Airport (east and west).  The building is about 1/4 mile east of Route 17 at the Moonachie Avenue.
Seminar begins at 7:00 PM
TOPIC:    "Controlled Flight into Terrain"
PRESENTER:    Ron Krantz  (SPM)
This seminar is open to all pilots and mechanics.
This seminar Qualifies for the FAA Wings Program.
The seminar is sponsored by the Teterboro FSDO Safety Program
For additional information, contact Ron Krantz 201-556-6600 ext.206 (http://www.aea200.ea.faa.gov/ea25/)
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR
Please contact your Division counterparts each month and discuss what activities are ongoing. 
E Mail me your reports so I can notify the division on our activities
 
FSO-CM - Position not filled
 
Arno;d Polikoff  FSO-CS per Jay Gellman SO-CS  I will have some new photos put online in the next week or so. There is a new web link for operation lifering that is located at: http://www.operationlifering.org
 Members who use AOL accounts have been requested to create a new email email address outside the AOL system such as Hotmail, yahoo mail, Etc. AOL has been blocking a lot of the Coast Guard distribution lists from entering there system and AOL has not been actively willing to unblock the Coast Guard lists due to complaints from some auxiliary members who use AOL who have complained the lists are spam. If you wish to receive news information and be guaranteed to receive the mail create a free email address and re-subscribe to the distribution lists you use. You should also fill out an information change request form and have it sent to our IS officer so the update can be made in Auxdata. If you have trouble subscribing to the email lists let me know and I will get you some help on how to do it.
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
 
Dues are in the process of being collected.  Please send to the
attention of Victor Kleinman or Len Gidlund.
Following find our financial  status as of 10/19/05:
Beginning Balance: $5,697.69
Deposits: $1,625.00 (dues and BS&S course fees)
Checks written: $0.00
Ending Balance: $7,322.69
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and National
Preparedness Month 2005, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
today announced a significant rise in traffic to its Ready campaign website,
Ready.gov, and calls to its toll-free phone line, 1-800-BE-READY during the
month of September.  "Ready" is designed to educate and empower Americans to
prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and
potential terrorist attacks. Ready asks individuals to do three key things
to prepare: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and
be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.

Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
All paper work sent in to me has been entered, all FSO-IS officers have been entering data into auxdata.
Flotilla Stats as of Sept 31st 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers on mission activities indicate hours.
11-02
 99 Mission Hours: 6,171, CG Admin Sup: 29, Safety Patrols: 15, CG Op Sup:  41, VSC's:  114,
 MD Visits: 86, PE: 50,, PA:   165 MT:  164
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS
-Flotilla 11-11 paperwork was submitted to District on September 10.  We were advised that the process might take approximately three months before the Flotilla is established. Email received from DSO-OP regarding updated Personnel Service forms has been forwarded to the PS Officers and Flotilla Commanders. All leads from National have been contacted regarding membership. As reported by Karen Wagner, National is looking into a legislative change that would allow folks who are not US Citizens to join the Auxiliary. If a non-US Citizen wishes to join he must state in his PSI package that he would be willing to renounce his foreign citizenship if he/she is asked to do so.  Anyone stating that they would agree could then achieve Favorable DO status. DO status is required for fingerprint techs, boat crew, coxswain, air ops, etc.  Anyone who would not be willing to renounce his or her foreign citizenship would only be able to achieve Favorable OS status.  The bill will most likely be introduced for consideration as part of the CG's Authorization Bill next go-round (ie - Jan 06 - we expect it to be cleared and included by the CG, but again it will have to survive review by DHS, OMB and ultimately Congress...meaning its placement into law would probably not happen until 2007). FSO-PS Officers are encouraged to conduct PS workshops throughout the year for all their existing and new members in the proper wearing of the Auxiliary Uniform.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA
AS MATERIALS OFFICE I HAVE TO REPORT ALL MATERIALS ORDERED IN THE MONTH WERE DELIVERED AND PRESENTED TO THE PERSONEL WHO ORDERED THEM.
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS
All communications received forwarded to division FSO-MS officers.  01SR has not instituted any new programs in MS.
as the safety officer there  is no material to offer in this area at the present time
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
As of Oct 1 reimbursement checks have been discontinued.
All Coxswains and/or facility owners, including Mobile facilities, must have a Direct Deposit account in place for any reimbursements.
Form can be obtained at http://1sr11.ninjaworld.com/fms2231f.pdf
The Division has completed 11 patrols in the last 28 days, 4 of which have been done by Joe DeAngelo since being entered in Auxdata as Coxswain on Sept.15.
 Our Areas of Responsibility (AOR) for patrols are:
Sector 20 Coney Island   AND   Sector 21 Jamaica Bay
In the past we used patrol area 19 on orders which is the north shore of Staten Island.
When calling in to STANY before getting underway make sure to give the correct Sector #.
.
All candidates in the boat crew program must take the TCT workshop BEFORE requesting a QE check-ride to complete their certification requirements.  This procedure is different than last year.
Also, please note that a member who needs TCT in 2005, who doesn't attend it by 31 December, will revert to REYR at the beginning of 2006
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
 
It is  the responsibility of the Coxswain to fill out all paperwork for patrols.
We are having some problems with hours listed on orders and 7030’s not matching up.
A debriefing should be conducted once patrols are secured.
This debriefing should consist of the events of the day and calculation of hours underway.
Coxswains are also responsible for making sure they have the proper number of Crew who are current prior to getting underway.
Insufficient Current Crew will cause patrol to be null and void.
See below for Crew Requirement.
Less than 26' - Coxswain plus 1 Crew
26' to less than 40' - Coxswain plus 2 Crew
40' to less than 65' - Coxswain plus 3 Crew
 

65' and above - Coxswain plus 4 Crew
 
If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me anytime or Stanley Kaye SO-OP
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT
-MT  SOLICITATION FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SCHOOL                    
(LAMS) TRAINING
 The Training Department is soliciting requests from Units interested in hosting Leadership and Management School (LAMS) on-site training for FY 2006.  Funding for course materials and instructors is provided. 
 LAMS is a unique course which develops leadership and management skills for direct supervisors and leaders through an experienced based curriculum.  AUXLAMS is offered in two weekend segments: Part A and Part B.
 Authorized target audience: Auxiliarists currently serving in any leadership position and those aspiring to leadership.  Current leaders will have priority seating in the event that more than 30 students sign up for the course.
  Units interested in requesting a LAMS course must meet all of the following criteria:
a   Must provide a minimum of 18 students per course (maximum of 30), who will attend for the entire weekend session.
b.   Must assign a single point of contact (POC) to fill the quotas and coordinate all logistics for the course.
c.   Must provide a classroom for 30 students and 2 separate break-out rooms with a capacity for 10 students each, for the entire weekend.
d   Must provide a TV, VCR, 2 easels with chart paper, computer, LCD projector and screen.
 Requests for Training: Units that meet the above criteria and are interested in hosting a LAMS course in FY06 should send an e-mail request by 30 October 2005 to Richard Asaro at rasaro68@pinn.net
  Requests must include:
a   Name, address, e-mail and phone number of POC and
b.   In order of preference, two (2) target weekends in which your unit is able to host the training, between 1 Nov 2005 and 30 September 2006.
  The final list of scheduled classes will be published no later than 15 November 20
The next TCT workshop will be held on October 22, 2005 at Station Ft. Totten. Contact person at PragerDE239@AOL.COM
In several weeks we will start a class on charting.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA
We had members of 11-02 and 11-09 along with Coastie at Marine Park for Child Safety week where they gave out coloring books and posters and other safety information.
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE
 
PE  Flotilla 11-02 will be starting a 6-week BS&S course on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 7:30PM at the Ryan Center.
For more information and registration contact Victor Kleinman 718-258-7687.
NOTE:
FSO's - Have any instructors not yet current for this year contact Victor Kleinman.
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB No report
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE There are still some VE reports that have not been sent.
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
 
I am passing on this information for Joe Stern who has been working on this
issue directly.  Joe will give a current update at the next Division Meeting
(November 2nd).
 
Joe has received a letter from the event coordinator in Washington,D.C. and
has arranged for this ceremony to be conducted on Friday November 18th.  He
plans to leave New York on Thursday the 17th in the morning and arrive in
Washington in the afternoon.  Please contact Joe Stern directly to make
arrangements to attend and for travel plans.  Joe can be reached at 718 934 9546.
 
Following find some of the parameters for this event:
 
1.  Timeliness is "critical" to the event.  They will not allow this to
begin or end late.  They are very serious at the site and ask that we leave time for delays and traffic.
2.  Only (4) Auxiliarist will be allowed on the Tomb to place the reef.  All
others in attendance can be part of the audience, however, only (4) will be allowed on the Tomb itself.
3.  This is a non-reimburseable event.  All costs will be borne by each
auxiliarist.  You will need to plan for travel costs, hotel and meals.
4.  They may cancel the event with short notice due to unforseen circumstances or military reasons.
5.  All interested Auxiliarists are welcome to attend.
 
This is a very special event and I am sure it will turn out great.  Please
contact Joe directly to make arrangements to participate.
 
Commander’s  Report:
 
It shall become the responsibility of the member to reimburse any and all costs incurred by the Flotilla regarding payment of dues by said member.
Voted on raising the dues to $50.00  and passed.
These reimbursements would include the cost to send out certified mailings for late payment of dues and bank fees for returned checks.
All 2006 elected officers will be required to complete the following paperwork, if they have not already done so: 2 FP Cards, 1 Verification of Citizenship form w/ a copy of the supporting document, 1 OIF86C, 1 SF85.  If they already have favorable OS or DO status, they do not need to submit anything. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind the Flotilla Commanders that all elected officers must have taken the Auxiliary Procedures Course and be current in VE, IT or Crew. The Division IS Officer prior to the Certificate of Election form being forwarded to Diraux will verify this information.
Elected Officers are eligible for reimbursable order for two nights to the Leadership Training at the Mystic Marriott from December 2, 3 and 4.  VCO Tom Venezio's email dated September 24 was forwarded to the Flotilla Commanders for distribution to the newly elected officers.
Talking Points as provided by District will be attached to the Division October minutes. Flotilla Commanders are encouraged to discuss and forward this information to their membership.
 
The Strategic Plan as outlined by District will also be attached to the Division October minutes. Flotilla Commanders are encouraged to discuss and forward this information to their membership.
As reported by Karen Wagner, National is looking into a legislative change that would allow folks who are NOT U.S. Citizens to join the Auxiliary. If a non-US Citizen wishes to join he must state in his PSI package that he would be willing to renounce his foreign citizenship if he/she is asked to do so.  Anyone stating that they would agree could then achiev Favorable DO status.
 
DO status is required for fingerprint techs, boat crew, coxswain, air ops, etc.  Anyone who would not be willing to renounce his or her foreign citizenship would only be able to achieve Favorable OS status.  The bill will most likely be introduced for consideration as part of the CG's Authorization Bill next go-round (ie - Jan 06 - we expect it to be cleared and included by the CG, but again it will have to survive review by DHS, OMB and ultimately Congress...meaning its placement into law would probably not happen until 2007).
 
Twenty members attended the Dinner Meeting at TGIF
 
Please contact Chief Ditrani, CGPD by 27 October with your "volunteers".  Some background on the operation below.
 
As you realize we are entering the final stages of planning our role with respect to the NYC Marathon 6 Nov 05.  This is a security event of great magnitude and a major surge operation.  A "restricted area" encompassing all Coast Guard owned areas near the event location is established:  All CG owned and permitted land bordered by the West Side of New York Ave, the North side of Drum Road, western extension of Marshall Road, and Coast Guard Drive.  The main task for CG Sector New York is keeping the 38,000 runners off CG property and out of CG buildings.  The race organizers, supported by a small army of volunteers and NYC emergency and law enforcement personnel work hard at erecting barricades and fences to keep the runners on the roads and off the grass, which in wet weather quickly turns into mud.  The Coast Guard Sector New York Police have the lead role in protecting Coast Guard property during the event.  During the morning before the marathon, the Coast Guard property, bordered roughly by New York Avenue and Drum Road, become a small island in a vast sea of runners.  The runners are channeled through Fort Wadsworth and through special gates that lead onto the Verrazano Bridge.  From 0300 to 1200, 06 November 2005, the New York Road Runner's Club (NYRRC) will organize the annual NYC Marathon Race Start.  NYC Marathon Start Staff will begin arriving around 0300 at Fort Wadsworth.  Volunteer Check-in opens at 0500 at the back-gate.  Runners begin arriving shortly after.  The actual start of the race is at about 1008, however small groups of "designated" running groups, such as the elite racers, are started at earlier times.  The bridge itself (except for the lower-level Brooklyn-bound lanes) is closed to vehicular traffic during the hours leading up to the start of the marathon.  School Road and part of Bay Street on the northern side of Fort Wadsworth are also closed before the marathon.  Most of the runners will have left by about 1045, and life begins to return to normal around 1200, and certain of the extra CG personnel help will be stood down gradually.  Usually by 1600/1700 CG extra security/shifts are secured completely.
 
RBS Device Approval and Award Criteria -- The NEXCOM has approved the criterion for USCG Auxiliary members to begin earning a new device starting in 2006.  Called the Recreational Boating Safety Device (RBS) Device, it is intended to recognize members who extraordinarily support the Auxiliary's programs and activities within, or related to, the traditional RBS missions and programs.  The requirements for award of this device are found by clicking on the following
hyperlink: www.auxBdept.org/RBS-DEVICE.pdf<http://www.auxbdept.org/RBS-DEVICE.pdf>
 
1- After nearly 25 years of dedicated service, Florence Turner has decided
to step down as the DSO-MA.  I know that you join the Commodore and I in
thanking Florence for her many years of tireless, dedicated service.
 
2- Gregg Trask will assume the job of DSO-MA.  Orders can be placed via the
internet at http://store.cgaux1sr.org/  or by mail at PO Box 272, Crown
Point, NY 12928.  The current fax number will also forward to Gregg until
the end of the year.  Donąt forget, the District Store keeps our dues at a
reasonable level.  Encourage your folks to do their shopping for insignia
and holiday gifts with us!
 
The date for Division 11 Change of Watch has not been selected yet.
 
We received this E Mail:
 
TO:        ALAUXDIST1SR
FM:        CDR Young, DIRAUX
SUBJ:     Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -60/05
 
1.    Through the efforts of Joseph Stern, IPDCP of Division 11, permission has been granted for Friday, November 18 at 1300 hours to place a
wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, DC. 
 
2.  Four (4) Auxiliarists will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown 

3.   Designation of the four (4) Auxiliarists will be determined at a later date.
 
4.    Any member wishing to attend can do so as a spectator for the placing of the wreath.  All members attending the wreath placing ceremony
will meet at Arlington Cemetery at 1100 hours.
 
5.    Uniform for those members placing the wreath at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier will be Service Dress Blue Bravo with Combination Hat and White Gloves.
 
6.    Uniform for those members as spectators can be Service Dress Blue
Bravo, Winter Dress Blue,  Tropical Blue Long, all with appropriate uniform outer jacket or civilian dress.
 
7.    In order to ensure that the event takes place at the designated time
(1300 hours on November 18) it is recommended that those members wishing to
attend drive down on Thursday, November 17.  Each member planning on
attending will have to make his or her own hotel accommodations and vehicle
transportation.
 
 
 
8.    This is a non-reimbursable expense.  Please keep in mind that
car-pooling and hotel sharing is an option. 
 
9.    If you plan on attending, please RSVP to your Division Captain no
later than Friday, November 4 with your name, position, member number,
division and flotilla. 
 
10.    Division Captains are requested to provide Joseph Stern at
718.934.9546 with a list of those members wishing to attend.
 
3.    The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists in the First
Southern abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
 
4.    Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized.
 
5.    CDR E. D. Young Sends
 
                  
 Unfinished Business: None
 
New Business: 
 
An election was held and Victor Kleinman was elected as FC and John Salogub as VFC for 2006. Pat Matonti  VCP conducted the swearing in ceremonies
 
Presentations where given to Mrs. La’Grutta and Mrs. Donohue  honoring their husbands memory and work in the USCG Auxiliary
 
Please contact Chief Ditrani, CGPD by 27 October with your "volunteers".  Some background on the operation below.
 
As you realize we are entering the final stages of planning our role with respect to the NYC Marathon 6 Nov 05.  This is a security event of great magnitude and a major surge operation.  A "restricted area" encompassing all Coast Guard owned areas near the event location is established:  All CG owned and permitted land bordered by the West Side of New York Ave, the North side of Drum Road, western extension of Marshall Road, and Coast Guard Drive.  The main task for CG Sector New York is keeping the 38,000 runners off CG property and out of CG buildings.  The race organizers, supported by a small army of volunteers and NYC emergency and law enforcement personnel work hard at erecting barricades and fences to keep the runners on the roads and off the grass, which in wet weather quickly turns into mud.  The Coast Guard Sector New York Police have the lead role in protecting Coast Guard property during the event.  During the morning before the marathon, the Coast Guard property, bordered roughly by New York Avenue and Drum Road, become a small island in a vast sea of runners.  The runners are channeled through Fort Wadsworth and through special gates that lead onto the Verrazano Bridge.  From 0300 to 1200, 06 November 2005, the New York Road Runner's Club (NYRRC) will organize the annual NYC Marathon Race Start.  NYC Marathon Start Staff will begin arriving around 0300 at Fort Wadsworth.  Volunteer Check-in opens at 0500 at the back-gate.  Runners begin arriving shortly after.  The actual start of the race is at about 1008, however small groups of "designated" running groups, such as the elite racers, are started at earlier times.  The bridge itself (except for the lower-level Brooklyn-bound lanes) is closed to vehicular traffic during the hours leading up to the start of the marathon.  School Road and part of Bay Street on the northern side of Fort Wadsworth are also closed before the marathon.  Most of the runners will have left by about 1045, and life begins to return to normal around 1200, and certain of the extra CG personnel help will be stood down gradually.  Usually by 1600/1700 CG extra security/shifts are secured completely.
 
The New York Boat Show will run from December 31 to January 8.  RCO Frank Ferraiuolo is looking for volunteers.  Division 14 has already taken January 1. 
 
Please provide me with a list of the member's names, the day and time that they would like to volunteer.  Anyone interested can contact me at: 718-258-7687
Please note that the uniform is Service Dress Blue Bravo.
 
Awards:
 
* Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation to Victor Kleinman for Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement Training Team
* Auxiliary Recruiting Service Award Victor Kleinman
* NACO Membership Growth Award Victor Kleinman
* Vessel Examiner John Salogub
* Vessel Examiner Stefanos Tsevdos
* Air Observer Merle Robinson
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (5 years) Bernard Jacobs
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (5 years) Erik Bjornson
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (5 years) George Samara
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (15 years) Jerry Patterson
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (15 years) Loretta M. Poole
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (15 years) Isabel Slater
* Auxiliary Membership Service Award (15 years) Joseph M. Stern
* Sustained Service Award (First Award) Stefanos Tsevdos
* Sustained Service Award (First Award) John Salogub
* Sustained Service Award (Second Award) Manuel Padilla
* Sustained Service Award (Sixth Award) Joseph Stern
* Sustained Service Award (Eighth Award) Victor Kleinman
* Sustained Service Award (Ninth Award) Victor Kleinman
 Good and Welfare:
It is with sad regret that I inform you of the passing of Ann Doody.
The services were held on Monday, October 17, 2005 at
Glendale Walsh Labella Funeral Home,
Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)

 

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Sept 2005

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman                                             Meeting Date:  September 18, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                              Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  John Salogub seconded by Arnie Polikoff,  approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
RBS Visitation  http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp        
Required Workshops  http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/
 
2005
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests
 
At the last Division meeting :
Rear Commodore’s Report: Frank Ferraiuolo expressed his "well done" to us for all of our dedicated work this past year.
 
Guests CWO Mark E. Ferreira presented Joseph DeAngelo with his well deserved coxswain device. We were also advised to prepare to take the ICS 100 and 200 on line exams. As of now they are not mandatory but will most likely be so in the near future.
 
IPDCP’s Report: Joseph Stern advised us of the upcoming trip to Washington. It was proposed and passed that $100.00 would be used to purchase a wreath for this occasion..Letters were written to Captain Felker and the President of The United States requesting an audience
 
Staff Officer’s Report:
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
 
  NY/NJ OPERATING RESTRICTONS
-Within a 25-yard radius of every waterfront facility, as defined in 33 CFR 6.01-4; and -Within a 100-yard radius of any passenger ship, or vessel, or barge carrying petroleum, or chemical products in bulk;
- All waters of Newark Bay, around Port Newark and Port Elizabeth, bound by the following points: from the NJ Turnpike Extension Bridge (approximate position 40-41-46.5N, 074-07-20.4W), following the Western edge of the Newark Bay Channel, South through Can Buoy #19A, Lighted Buoy #17, Can Buoy #15A,Lighted Buoy #7 and the west to approximate position 40-39-21.5N, 074-09-54.3W. Additional waterways information regarding Coast Guard Sector New York Area of Responsibility is available online in the -Waterways Management- section of the Captain of the Port New York Zone at: http://www.homeport.uscg.mil
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant The New York Naval Militia Vessel PRIVATEER and patrol boat (call sign P-231) are moored to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant providing water front security. Mariners are requested to pass the Power Plant at a no wake speed, while the vessels are moored at the pier. Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant The New York Naval Militia Vessel PRIVATEER and patrol boat (call sign P-231) are moored to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant providing water front security. Mariners are requested to pass the Power Plant at a no wake speed, while the vessels are moored at the pier.
 
REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages the maritime public to report information concerning suspicious activity to their local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Office, Http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm , or to other appropriate authorities. Individuals can contact the DHS Watch and Warning Unit at (202) 323-3205, toll free at 1-888-585-9078, or by mailto nipc.watch@fbi.gov . The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the maritime industry that they may also report information concerning suspicious activity to the National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802. Coney Island Channel Buoy 3  RELOCATED DUE TO  SHOALING
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  Please continue E mailing me your report and information so I can pass it on to all the members
 
  FSO-CM At the present time we do not have a FSO-CM Stephen Haney  SO-CM ) he is currently working with Brian Markman from 11-02 to get his land mobile facility approved for use by DIRAUX.
 
Anyone interested in taking the AuxCom exam, which needs help understanding the material contained in the AuxCom manual or are interested in radio watchstanding at USCG Station New York, please contact me.
 
Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS  If any one has photos please E mail them to me at arnie@drtravel.com
A lot of new photos have been put online; I will be putting some web links for sites related to Katrina as requested by the US Coast Guard. If you have missed a required workshop this year you can now make it up online at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
Sorry I missed all the fun last week.  I was on vacation. Beginning Balance: $4,863.69
Deposits: $1,084. (member dues)
Checks Written: $250. (Coast Guard Mutual Assistance/Hurricane Katrina)
Ending Balance: $5,697.69
 
 Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
 
For those of you that have missed the mandatory Division VE/PV workshop given earlier this year, following find some instructions on how to take this online.  Don't forget to complete the enrollment form at the end of the review to get credit for taking this workshop.
 
V-Department Workshop Make-up Available On-Line --  [Posted: 8/22/2005]
 
Historically, Auxiliary workshops have been delivered in a classroom environment. This approach allows for interaction of the students and instructors and provides a relevance to the local area of operation.
 
To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Workshop is being offered on line at http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites "Q & A" link.
 
With regard to MDA patrols & Waterway Watch type activities.  The Virginia
Dept of Info Technology has issued a report that identifies there is an
increase in the number of attempted physical and cyber penetration of
hospitals, medical facilities, fire stations and rescue stations.  There has
been suspicious activity, including surveillance of potential target such as
water treatment facilities, chemical storage facilities, trains systems &
subways and large office buildings.  You can review intelligence reports at
www.fbi.gov/mostwant/terrorists/fugitives.htm and at
www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial_0335.xml
 
Be vigilant and report suspicious activity to 1 800 424 8802 (Waterway watch
program).
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO- IS            All reports entered.
Flotilla Stats as of Aug 31st 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers indicate hours.
11-02
  99 Mission Hours: 5,558,  CG Admin Sup: 26,  Safety Patrols: 8,  CG Op Sup:  41,  VSC’s:  94,
 MD Visits: 86,  PE: 50,  PA: 165,  MT:  149
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS
To date we have 15 new members and six current members who have agreed to transfer to the new Flotilla 11-11.  We  will  submit the paperwork for the new flotilla at the September 10 District Board meeting. Notification was distributed to PS Officers that all new member enrollment, disenrollment and retirement packages should be forwarded to the attention of Karen Wagner. PSI Package received from DSO-PS on August 31 was distributed to the PS Officers. The Analysis Report provided by the National Personnel Department was distributed to the PS Officers.  The New Member Handbook was distributed to the PS Officers. All leads from National have been contacted regarding membership. FSO-PS Officers are encouraged to conduct PS workshops throughout the year for all their existing and new members in the proper wearing of the Auxiliary Uniform.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA   Materials are available please let me know
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS
 
MY REPORT AS SAFETY OFFICER IS AS FOLLOWS
UZUKI MOTORS HAS ISSUED A RECALL  ON THERE OUTBOARDS MODELS DF 200,DF 225,DF 250 THE RECAL WAS DUE TO DEFECTIVE FLY WHEELS THAT COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY . THE RECAL WAS ISSUES IN JULY WILL SEND YOU A COPY OF THE E-MAIL I RECIEVED.
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
First I want to congratulate Joseph DeAngelo on becoming Coxswain.
WELL DONE!
Only Operational Support Missions will be Reimbursable. If there are two boats and time permits you can complete the Yearly Currency. But not under Training orders.
Division 11 did 4 patrols in August and 2 for the first week in September one of which was for Marine Environmental Protection to place a containment boom at Floyd Bennett Field at the Coast Guard's request.
 
Update on SAMA (maintenance allowance):
 
Your engine/vessel maintenance allowance is calculated by your type of vessel/engine(s) or (type cast) against an hourly rate that has been pre-approved around a dollar or more roughly.
 
It is included in your reimbursement. The allowance is pro-rated back through February.
 
Future allowance will be based solely on engine hours.
 
TCT TRAINING AVAILABLE
 
Date:  Saturday, 1 October
Time:  0830 till 1700
Location:  Station Sandy Hook
Uniform:  ODU or working blues
 
Date:  Saturday, 8 October
Time:  0830 till 1700
Location:  Westchester County Fire Training Center at Dana Rd, Valhalla, NY
Uniform:  ODU or working blues
 
Reminders:
1.  All candidates in the boat crew program must take the TCT workshop BEFORE requesting a QE check-ride to complete their certification requirements.  This procedure is different than last year.
2.  Also, please note that a member who needs TCT in 2005, who doesn't attend it by 31 December, will revert to REYR at the beginning of 2006
Your SMA allowance, basically your engine/vessel maintenance allowance is calculated by your type of vessel/engine(s) or (type cast) against a hourly rate that has been pre-approved around a dollar or more roughly.  It is included in your reimbursement.  The allowance is pro-rated back through February.  Please pass on to your members.
FC Victor Kleinman & VFC Manny Padilla got front page coverage on the August issue of "Over the Bow" for their participation in the 4th of July patrol on the Lady B. This was sent electronically to members, anyone that would like a copy can contact me for one.
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT  Starting October 17th. We will hold  a 6 week  BS&S class /
Subject: TCT at Station Sandy Hook
TCT TRAINING AVAILABLE - Date:  Saturday, 1 October - Time:  0830 till 1700
Location:  Station Sandy Hook  - Uniform:  ODU or working blues
Contact Person:  Sharon Fox (sfoxy@monmouth.com),
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA
 
On  Saturday 9/10/05-Special Project made up by Richard Postel at Marine park. In  attendance was Joe stern ,Richard Postel, Don Palermari, Sal Baglieri, Manual Padilla, Steve Tsevdos.  Mike Roitman and. I went to Ft. Wadsworth to pick up the Costie. It was a great success and everyone loved it. thanks to Rear Comm. Frank Ferrello and Rear Comm. Steve Ackerman for helping us obtain the Coastie. In the future if anyone in our division wants me to bring Cost to any projects please have them get in touch with me and I will make all the arrangements. thank you, end of report....stej9132AOL.COM
 
Jay Gellman SO-PA  reported  In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, there has been an outpouring of compassion for those Coast Guard members and families hard hit by this disaster in the impact area.  Many have expressed a desire to help.  In response, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) has established an account to receive contributions designated for that specific purpose. Contributions marked "Katrina" will be earmarked and tracked to ensure they are used first and foremost to meet the needs of Coast Guard members and families associated with Hurricane Katrina in accordance with normal CGMA policies and procedures.  In the event there are funds left over after meeting needs associated with Hurricane Katrina, they will be placed in CGMA's general account to assist members of the Coast Guard family in times of financial need.   Tax deductible contributions should be made out to "Coast Guard Mutual Assistance or CGMA" by check, money order or with a credit card marked in the memo area or noted for "Katrina."  Contribution forms are available on the CGMA Web site:  www.cgmahq.org.  Click on "Contributing to CGMA."
 
Checks, payable to "CGMA" may be sent to the following address:
 
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610
Arlington, VA  22203-1804
 
 Secure credit card contributions may be made online through the CGMA Web site.
 
  Click on "Contributing to CGMA," then on "Credit Card."
   If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Tom Omri at Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (202) 493-6622.
 
 Last Year FEMA requested and received over 200 paid volunteers from the CG Auxiliary for community relations support. This year, both the Coast Guard and FEMA are requesting support for Hurricane relief efforts. Throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, a 9,000 square mile area, President Bush has declared numerous areas under Presidential Disaster Declarations. During the past couple of days, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary have laid the ground work for CG Auxiliarists to participate in relief efforts. This was no small task and required the coordination of Coast Guard and FEMA representatives at the highest levels. We are ready to roll out the program with the logistical requirements to support this effort beginning to take shape. Our number one goal is the safety of the victims and relief volunteers in the effected areas. There are two ways for CG Auxiliarists to support the Federal Government during this time of unspeakable devastation.
 If interested in either program, Auxiliarists should contact their respective District Commodore and provide them their name, address, phone number, skill set, and program they would like to volunteer for. (E-mail is preferable)
 The Coast Guard program volunteer information will be forwarded to COMO Vass, D8CR, while the FEMA volunteer information will be forwarded to the respective Area Commodores and then to LT Justin Harper in the Chief Directors office.  In either case, you will be contacted by a representative from either D8CR or FEMA depending on the program you have selected. It is important to follow the above guidelines. We want each level of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard, and FEMA leadership to have an understanding of who is being deployed Coast Guard Program
 Assist the CG in response and recovery operations in various locations throughout the D8 Coastal Region.  This program will assist in the restoration of ports and waterways in the effected areas ranging from ATON support, SAR, Harbor security, logistical support and CG operational support. Jobs will range from Admin work to assisting the CG in supporting active duty and reserve personnel affected by the hurricane.  Facilities may be called on to assist in this effort.  You will be under CG orders for this program. This is an unpaid volunteer program with reimbursable CG orders.
FEMA Program
 FEMA has requested CG Auxiliary members volunteer to act as Disaster Assistance employees. This is a non Coast Guard role, but will help FEMA spread the word on various community programs to provide assistance to the public.  You will not be acting as a CG Auxiliarist, but rather a paid volunteer for FEMA..Training will take place in Emmittsburg, MD followed by training in Orlando or Atlanta. Although not a CG Auxiliary program, it falls under the auspices of interagency support and will be tracked by the Chief Directors office for oversight and safety concerns.  You will receive an hourly wage of $23.41 and $29. 59 in overtime pay. Contact your District Commodore and provide your name, contact address and phone number and the length of time you are willing to work.  Most people must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 weeks. FEMA was very pleased with last year's Auxiliary support and is looking forward to having you contribute again this year.
    Both programs offer the Auxiliary unique ways to assist the federal government in supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If you would like to use your Auxiliary talents and facility to support the CG then the first program is ideal. If you are willing to swap your uniform for a FEMA polo shirt and conduct community relations, the FEMA program is ideal.
   Both programs are challenging. Long hours and poor living conditions will be the norm. You should be in good health and willing to volunteer in the worst of conditions.
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE   The next BS&S class will start on October.  This will be a six week class.
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB   No report
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE  No report
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
Manual Padilla will assume the position as Flotilla Commander of 11-11 in January
 
Commander’s  Report:
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
TGIF  Restaurant
1930 hrs or 7:30 PM
Location:  Knapp Street and Harkness Ave
( Behind the UNITED ARTIST SHEEPSHEAD BAY MOVIE HOUSE)
Belt Parkway Knapp Street Exit
A presentation will be made to Mrs. LaGrutta and Mrs Donohue honoring their husbands memory and work in the USCG AUXILIARY
The cost to this event will be $20.00 / person which will include:
Appetizer, entiree, dessert and coffee
Please RVP
BY October 14, 2005 to
FC Victor Kleinman  718-258-7687
 
THERE WILL BE  FLOTILLA ELECTIONS AT THIS MEETING FOR 2006
 
An election committee was formed and elections will take place at our October meeting. One member attended the National Conference in Florida. J. Salogug and V. Kleinman attended the Marine Day at Venice Marina. The last BS&S class for this year will commence on October 17th. at the Ryan Center. Many members have already sent in their 2006 dues. The paper work transferring members from 11-02 to 11-11 has been completed and filed with Division / District. 
The summer issue of the Over the Bow was especially impressive as it featured members from Division 11 on the cover page. Division Elections will be held at the October 5 meeting.  Anyone wishing to run for Division Captain or Vice Captain should submit a letter to the nominating committee chairperson.  Please remember that in order to run for elected office you need to be APC qualified, current in VE, IT or Crew, and have served on the Division Board for six months.  (Please refer to the Auxiliary Manual 4-31).
You can become an Air Observer while remaining in your present Flotilla by using the following steps:  1) Contact Lou Barone at 201-934-1927 home/551-427-5465 cell. 2) He will advise you to sign on to NETSKEDS http://www.netskeds.us/ 3) You must pass an additional swim test 4) You must pass an open book test 5) You must fly 10 hours as an air observer trainee 6) You must be BQ, Fingerprinted, and have a current I.D. card with a photo. Aviation Flotilla 10-1 meets the first Monday of every month at Manny’s Sport Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie New Jersey.  The Staff meeting starts at 1830 hours, the general membership meeting starts at 1900 hours.  At 2000 hours dinner and camaraderie with fellow aircrew to talk about aviation.  Meeting ends approximately 2100 hours.  Dinner is approximately $20.  Please contact the restaurant (201.939.1244) for specific directions
 

Unfinished Business: None
 
New Business:
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
TGIF  Restaurant
1930 hrs or 7:30 PM
Location:  Knapp Street and Harkness Ave
( Behind the UNITED ARTIST SHEEPSHEAD BAY MOVIE HOUSE)
 
 Donald Palmieri SO-CC announced that   he  is getting  ready for the fall college fairs in Oct-2005. Volunteers are needed to attend the college fair at John J. Dewey H.S. on October 19, 2005.
 
Comments From Floor:   Several members questioned if it was legal to raise the dues from $45.00 to $50.00.  It was explained that National  would or will raise their dues. It appears that on a legal basis $48.00 0r $49.00 would be the proper amount. The Secretary stated that he found that many of the flotilla were at the $50.00 level, and that if a member felt the additional dollar was to much they could deduct the amount.
 
Several members became vocal regarding this matter and the Flotilla Commander felt the subject was covered, but  a member objected and the  conversation became heated and Gary Trotta   suggested that they finish their objections outside, which they did and they then returned and the discussion was closed.
 
Awards:  Facility Service award Victor Kleinman
 
Good and Welfare:  None
 
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT TGIF  Restaurant
1930 hrs or 7:30 PM
Location:  Knapp Street and Harkness Ave
( Behind the UNITED ARTIST SHEEPSHEAD BAY MOVIE HOUSE)
 
October 20, 2005 1930 HOURS
 

Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)

-----------------------------------------

August

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman                                                                     Meeting Date:  August 18, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                                                      Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  Gary Trotta  seconded by  Frank Giambrone approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on
   On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that
   our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
 
2005
 
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests    Terry De’Vito flotilla 10-01 (Aviation Flotilla)  reported that the Coast Guard Auxiliary  is looking for Air Observers. The test is On Line. A member does not have to transfer to another flotilla. If you are interested
E mail her at -   ADEVITO151.
 

Staff Officer’s Report:
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN The new Light List Volume 1 is now available for 2005.  The Web Page Address is    http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm
With the many changes in aids to navigation it pays to print out the areas you boat in. It is mandatory for facilities to have a update light list.
 
CHANGE TO LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS FORMAT
In mid to late August 2005, the Coast Guard will discontinue the MONTHLY editions of the Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs) and a WEEKLY edition will be created. All information that is currently listed only in the monthly LNMs will be included in each of the weekly editions. Additionally, while the information within the LNMs will be the same, the structure and layout will differ.  NY – JAMAICA BAY AND ROCKAWAY INLET – ROCKAWAY INLET – JAMAICA BAY – Fender repairs and other misc. repairs – Fender repairs and replacement of the navigation lights at the Marine Parkway Bridge across Jamaica Bay, mile 3.0 are underway. Construction barge will be operating in the channel between 7 A.M. and 3 P.M. Mariners requiring full horizontal clearance can contact contractor via marine radio VHF CH 13/16. This work will not effect the operation of the bridge. This project is to be completed by October 31, 2005. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.   Chart 12350 LNM 30/05 (CGD1)
 NY - New York HARBOR - The Captain of the Port New York has established a temporary Security Zone to include all waters of the New York Captain of Port zone within a 100-yard radius of all mass transit ferries certified to carry more than 150 passengers. No vessel may enter or move within this zone without approval
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR   Please forward your reports by E mail, so they can be entered into the minutes. District is now reviewing all minutes
 
FSO-CM  Position Open
 
Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS   No report
                               
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN  No report
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV No report
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
 
Flotilla Stats as of July 5th 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers indicate hours.
11-02
  99 Mission Hours: 4,925,  CG Admin Sup: 20,   Safety Patrols: 0,   CG Op Sup:  41,
 VSC’s:  54,   MD Visits: 75,   PE: 48,   PA: 140,   MT:  130
 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS - Per SO-PS
To date we have 9 new members from 11-09 who have signed the paperwork to transfer to the new flotilla.  I am still awaiting paperwork from 3 new members. Manny Padilla from 11-02 has agreed to transfer to the new flotilla as Flotilla Commander and Donald Palmieri from 11-09 has agreed to transfer to the new flotilla as the Vice Flotilla Commander.  I will continue to canvas the existing membership for volunteers. I have been in contact with Kathy Zak from Division 14 for assistance in forming the new flotilla.  She will provide me with the necessary information to process the paperwork. Larry Sheldon of the Quality Action Team (QUAT) contacted us regarding member retention, training, recruitment and the formation of a new flotilla. All leads from National have been contacted regarding membership. FSO-PS Officers are encouraged to conduct PS workshops throughout the year for all their existing and new members in the proper wearing of the Auxiliary Uniform.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA
All manuals are available.
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS
Received no new information.  I forwarded all information I received to FSO-MS.  To date no one has enrolled in the commercial fishing inspection program. 
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
 
hen filling out patrol orders make sure that your facility engine hours DO NOT exceed your mission hours.
For Example:
Facility in Use: 1000
Facility Use Ended: 1700
Engine Hours: 9.5
Also, when you are used as a SAR Standby and did not leave the dock you CANNOT put down engine hours.
If you did a patrol in May 2005 and submitted your orders (5132) for reimbursement in May 2005 you should be receiving surface reimbursement (SAMA) shortly.
When notified of re-certification for Facility Inspection, submit forms ASAP.
If your notification due date is August 17 DO NOT wait until August 16 to mail them to Diraux.
Forms should be sent to Diraux at least 30 days prior to your due date.
You do not have to wait for notification before submitting forms.
Policy change to the amount of hours a jet ski can run.
For every 4 hours underway one hour of rest is required.
Do not add up the time underway and time moored and enters total time on orders.
Chief Joffe is seeing patrols going over 8 hours without first receiving permission from their OPCON.
Again the policy is 8 hours under normal OPs, 2 hours can be granted on case by case as needed if GAR model allows.
Please advise all operators that according to Instruction ( SecNY SOP & Aux OP) patrols will not be approved for:
1.  More than eight hours of underway/ flight time.
2.  Jet ski requirement is 1 hour of rest for every four hours underway.                                                                                                  
3.  When requesting reimbursement for claims due to damage while on patrol, ensure that no repairs are completed prior to a physical inspection from some one in this office.  Also, I am attempting to streamline the process for reimbursements.  Please send in order's within a timely manner.
 Timely submission, review and validation of Auxiliary surface patrol claims for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2005 are vitally important to this year's successful launch of reimbursements for SAMA (Standard Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance) to Auxiliary surface operators. 
2.  Timely obligation of this year's SAMA funds hinges largely on two things:  1) how quickly Auxiliary surface operators submit their patrol claims for reimbursement upon patrol completion, and 2) how quickly after submission that claims are validated by order issuing authorities.
3.  We ask for your assistance in spreading the word amongst your respective regional Auxiliary surface operations communities to promote their submission of patrol claims as quickly as possible (e.g. - do not hold back patrol claims so as to batch them together; submit claims for reimbursement as soon as possible after patrol completion).  We also ask for the support of order issuing authorities to review and validate Auxiliary surface patrol claims as quickly as possible. 
4.  It is in our collective best interest to do so particularly during this first year of SAMA implementation, and it will help keep the implementation of SAMA reimbursements on the right track. Thanks for your ongoing consideration and efforts. 
ALL PAPER WORK AND QUESTIONS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO S.KAYE   SO-OP
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT
There will be a TCT workshop given on September 24 at Station Shinnecock.
This workshop will start at 0900 and continue until 1700hrs.
Location of Station Shinnecock is Rt. 27 (Sunrise highway) to exit 65south.
All members must have an ID NUMBER and must be wearing their uniform (working Blue).Contact me ASAP as seats are limited.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA
PER
. Jay Gellman SO-PA     The first of the marina days have been completed. It took place on July 30th at Gateway Marina; we had 9 members in attendance that performed many VSC’s as well as public affair functions. We have a PA event coming up at the Salt Marsh center where we will be giving a Water Safety class to children who attend a day camp held at the salt march center. This event will take place on Aug 9th at 11am. We will also be doing a Marina day on Aug 13th at Venice Marina. I am trying to get a date for the NY Aquarium and will let everyone know when I have a date when we will be going down to the Aquarium.
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE   PER
Victor Kleinman of 11-02 held an ABC class for the Polish Sailing Club at Gateway Marina. Other participating instructors were John Salogub, 11-02, Patricia Matonti, 11-09 and Ginger Kaye, 11-03. This particular class was very successful and may be a new avenue for the Auxiliary to pursue. Seven of the 10 students immediately filled out paperwork to become members. Assuming all goes well and they are accepted, at least 3 will become instructors. This could enable many non English speaking boaters to participate in our boating safety courses.
 
The last SAFETY AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT classes will be held on
 October, 17, 2005  – 1ST CLASS DATE
TIME:                           7:30 pm
LOCATION:                RYAN VISITOR
Floyd Bennett Field/Flatbush Avenue South
COST:                          $75 per person
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CONTACT
Victor Kleinman – 718 258 7687
Email: yaw21380@optonline.net
Manuel Padilla – 646 256 9357
Steve Tsevdos – 917 747 3498
 
There will be a TCT workshop given on September 24 at Station Shinnecock.
This workshop will start at 0900 and continue until 1700hrs.
Location of Station Shinnecock is Rt. 27 (Sunrise highway) to exit 65south.
All members must have an ID NUMBER and must be wearing their uniform (working Blue).Contact me ASAP as seats are limited.
Victor Kleinman ADSO-MT
YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB   No report
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE   No report
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
Flotilla 11-02  hosted a party at TGI Friday’s. All  Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the flotilla Secretary prior to the flotilla Meeting.  It is also requested that each Division Staff Officer send a copy of that report to their Flotilla counterparts.
 
Commander’s  Report:
The Auxiliary Manual (Chapter 5 Section D) is very clear and states that all press releases must be cleared by the Director via the chain of leadership and communication.  The Manual goes on to state that when timeliness is an issue, phone communications or e-mail is fine.  In short, if a great SAR case takes place, you should get a call or your SO-PA.  A call by you or the SO-PA to the DSO-PA or the RCO will quickly get the matter resolved.  No time will be lost and the District leadership will make sure that everyone that needs to know will be informed.  Flotilla Commanders are requested to advise their members that the Director’s Office would like each member to update their direct deposit information.  Please see the Finance Officer’s report regarding this issue.  Coast Guard Day will be celebrated on Thursday, August 4 at the Sector New York Courtyard in Fort Wadsworth at 1100 hours.
Elections will be held as follows:  National in August, District in September, Division in October and Flotilla elections can be held anytime after the Division elections in either October or November.  Please advise me of the date your elections will take place so that I can attend.
 
Unfinished Business:
Discussed was the progress of starting a new flotilla. All paper work is in progress. The needed 5 existing members have volunteered, and their paper work has been submitted.
 
New Business:
J.Gellman and V. Kleinman have been selected by the division to research the cost of purchasing, for maintaining CPR skills the Annie and little Annie maniquin. A class is being scheduled with the Red Cross to administrate the course. When scheduled a notice will be forthcoming.
 
Awards:
J. Salogub TCT
M. Robinson Air Observer
 
Good and Welfare:    None
 
NEXT MEETING 
September 15, 2005 1930 HOURS
 
Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)

 

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JULY minutes:

. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman Meeting Date:  July 21, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  Robert Puskar seconded by  Gilbert Cigal  approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
 

2005
 
June 18  District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests  Several new members were in attendance
 

Staff Officer’s Report:
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN The new Light List Volume 1 is now available for 2005.  The Web Page Address is
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm
With the many changes in aids to navigation it pays to print out the areas you boat in
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR Please E Mail me your reports each month to lenbeer@aol.com
 

James Donohue  FSO-CM  Submitted by Steve Haney SO-CM
      I'm currently working with Brian Markman in 11-02 to get his vehicle approved for use as land mobile radio facility. AuxNet radio drills are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2000 hours.  Those AuxCom qualified radio operators, who are interested in the non-marine AuxNet, please contact me.   AuxCom qualified radio operators with approved land mobile radio facilities are asked to keep in mind the following:  Operate on USCG marine frequencies (12,14,16,21,22,81,83, etc.) for "official business" purposes only.   When communicating on USCG marine frequencies with USCG and/or Auxiliary personnel, please be sure to use proper radio terminology (i.e. "over", "out", phonetic alphabet) at all times.  Please know that many civilians monitor these channels.  Also, our communicating professionally with our Active Duty and Reserve counterparts gives them more faith in our ability to carry out missions on their behalf.   Please keep communications with USCG Stations and Sectors short and never pass "sensitive" information over the radio (i.e. names of USCG and Auxiliary personnel, exact location of operations, etc.).  When in doubt about whether information you need to pass to the USCG or another Auxiliary member may be sensitive, don't pass this information across the radio.  Rather, call on a land line or cell phone.  Please avoid using the marine radio in your vehicle for personal communication with other Auxiliary members or other boaters.  Remember, it is against FCC regulations for civilians to operate marine radios on land.  We've been given this privilege because of our work with the USCG.  If you must use your marine radio for personal communications, please be sure to shift those communications to a non-USCG frequency (i.e. 9, 68, and 72) and do not use your USCG assigned call sign on that non-USCG frequency.  Furthermore, during these personal communications, you should avoid any reference to being on land. If any of you ever have any questions about radio protocol or procedures, please do not hesitate to call me.
 
Arno;d Polikoff  FSO-CS  No report
 
Manuel Padila  FSO-FN:
Beginning Balance: $4271.20
Deposits: $926.25
Checks: 345.67
Ending Balance: $4,851.75
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
 
Reimbursable MDA Patrols can be arranged through Sal Arico.  Please let me know if you need to have your initial PV sign-offs to complete your PV certification.  The basic test can be found on the 7th Dist website.
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
Flotilla Stats as of July 5th 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers indicate hours.
11-02
 99 Mission Hours: 4,184
 CG Admin Sup: 17
 Safety Patrols: 0
 CG Op Sup:  41
 VSC’s:  6
 MD Visits: 52
 PE: 36
 PA: 122
 MT:  125
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS   All new members were entered
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA    All materials are available
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS  No report
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
 
 There have been some problems with recognition of coxswains placed on non
owner forms for facilities. Each coxswain must be named, it is no longer acceptable to write "Any coxswain in Division 11".When sending in Facility forms you must include the non owner form and the Assent and Authorization for Use form. I will email the form to all Commanders and FSO-OP's. We will be scheduling a 2 or 3 boat patrol in the next few weeks. Members needing currency maintenance should contact me at 718-387-4991
Patrols: Manny Padilla and Victor Kleinman represented 11-02 and went out on the 4th of July going out on the Lady B . Harold Fink and Victor Kleinman were involved in an SAR case. Victor will review the details.
Security Zone: A temporary Security Zone has been set up by the Captain of the Port of NY, in the wake of the London bombings. This zone will be 100 yard radius of any mass transit ferries certified to carry 150 passengers or more. This will be in effect until further notice.
Coxswains: There have been some problems with recognition of coxswains placed on non owner forms for facilities.
Each coxswain must be named, it is no longer acceptable to write "Any coxswain in Division 11".
When sending in Facility forms you must include the non owner form and the Assent and Authorization for Use form, I have copies available if needed.
 
Auxiliary Patrol Boats: Blue lights while on patrol are no longer acceptable until further notice.
 
Water Watch: On Saturday June 18th I participated in a Water watch awareness in conjunction with a RadioShack StreetSenz awareness in Merrick Long Island. We were able to raise Boating Safety Awareness, as well as get more eyes and ears out to help in the Water Watch program as I spoke to over 300 people in the Merrick Community . We also fingerprinted and took digital pictures of 37 children to help with identification in case they are lost, abused or abducted. This information would be supplied immediately by the parents to Law Enforcement officials and RadioShack for distribution of photos in the area the child was suspected to be.
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT
 
The Wednesday Night mentoring will begin on July 20, 2005 at 1900 hrs. This study group is
mainly for crew / coxswain, but anyone is welcome to attend. The TCT workshop was finally
entered into Auxdata. There seems to be a problem with getting certain hours entered in a timely
fashion. It is being look into. A swim test has been scheduled for July 13 at the Paerdegat swim
club. Six people took the swim test
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA  On August 9th. On Ave U there will be a PA for 30 children. Contact V. Kleinman for Information
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE Not present Per G. Kaye SO-PE
 
Flotilla 11-02 has completed their third BS&S class. They are also giving an ABC class at
Gateway Marina at the request of 10 members. The first class in scheduled for this Thursday
July 7 at 1600 hrs. A reminder for Commanders to inform new and prospective members who
have not taken a boating safety course. Members needing IT hours for currency should also
attend.  For further information contact Victor Kleinman at 718-258-7687.
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB  Not present
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE       Not present
 

Vice Commander’ Report:
Congratulations to Victor Kleinman on his appointment as ADSO-MT!  Victor’s area of responsibility will
be Divisions 5, 7, 11 and 12.  He will continue to coordinate Member Training within our Division.  All
Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division
Secretary prior to the Division Meeting.  It is also requested that each Division Staff Officer send a
copy of that report to their Flotilla
 
Commander’s  Report:
 
A thank you note from Commander Felker was distributed to the Flotilla Commanders. A copy will
 be in the minutes that are filed. The PV/VE Workshop 2005 DVD received at the District
Meeting was distributed to the Flotilla Commanders and SO-PV Officer.  Sector Long Island
Sound’s First Annual Rendezvous for August 5, 6, and 7 was distributed to the Flotilla
Commanders. The First Coast Guard District Southern Region Procedures Guide received at the
District Meeting, but a subsequent email dated 6/23/05 instructed us to disregard these
procedures due to some inconsistencies and errors discovered, the Guide is being reviewed and
corrected to reflect the proper Procedures.
 
Unfinished Business: In October there will be another meeting at TGIF
 
New Business:  21 people attended the party at TGIF on July 10th.
 
Awards:   Ramon Lopez received his BS&S certificate.  Ten year certificates were presented to Jay Camacho, J. Sanchez, R. Crespo and L. Gidlund
 
Good and Welfare:     Frank Giambrone is scheduled to have his eyes operated on.
 
NEXT MEETINGS 
August 18, 2005 1930 HOURS
September 15, 2005 1930 HOURS
October 20, 2005 1930 HOURS
November 17, 2005 1930 HOURS
December 15, 2005 1930 HOURS
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JUNE minutes:

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman                                                                         Meeting Date:  June  16, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                                                          Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by Richard Postel seconded by Arnie Polikoff approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
 
2005
 
June 18  District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests None
 
Staff Officer’s Report:
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
 
Coast Pilot changes can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/cpdownload.htm.
LNM 21/04 (CGD1)
You also may view the 2005 Light List Summary of Corrections or download the 2005 USCG Light List Nav Aid Reference Guide (front matter).
50th GPS Satellite Launched
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 20 (Reuters) - The 50th U.S. Global Positioning Satellite lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta 2 rocket on Saturday. The $45 million satellite, with the words "Lighthouse in the Sky" painted on its side, was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems (nyse: LMT - news - people) for the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  No report
 
FSO-CM
Arno;d Polikoff  FSO-CS
 
I finally created a new web page for Flotilla 11-02. Please review it. If you have pictures please send them. The web page page is:
http://www.arnie.isthebe.st/arpans/CGWorking/
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
The closing balance is $4.476.20
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
Message from Charles D. Bertetto, DVC-VP on AMERICA'S WATERWAY WATCH COMDINST 16618.8 implementing America's Waterway Watch and local maritime homeland security outreach and awareness programs will soon be published. Program Visitors will play a leading role in the success of this essential program. The goal of this program is to have both the commercial and recreational maritime industries, as well as the boating public, recognize and report to  appropriate authorities, suspicious events that may be an indicator of terrorism or illegal activity. The key objectives for the Program Visitor will be to educate the recreational boating community on where to look, what to look for, and what to do. In addition, they will distribute educational materials; support local waterways watch programs and establish partnerships with local organizations and agencies to support this vital program. AWW is not to be considered an "intelligence program" but rather a focus on AWARENESS. It encourages the boating public to be aware of their surroundings and to report activities considered suspicious or different. The AWW will promote both the 24-hour 1-887-24-WATCH hotline number at the National Response Center (NRC), and 911 for real time emergencies. In general, PVs are encouraged to "customize" the package of materials left at various partners to best fit the situation and needs of that particular partner. And Join the Auxiliary literature as well as AWW material, should always be left.
Subj:  Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Program
 
On 01 January 2005, the Auxiliary's long standing Marine Dealer Visitation Program was modified to expand its impact on the recreational boating community. Two significant changes allowed for the inclusion of,
1. Visits to non-traditional partners.  Traditional partners had been mostly boat dealers, marine retailers, marinas and yacht clubs.  The expanded program recognizes that other establishments are viable venues for delivery of the recreational boating safety message.
2. Other boating safety organizations as visitation partners.
 
At the January 2005 annual meeting of the US Power Squadrons, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the USPS and the USCG Auxiliary allowing USPS members to qualify as Program Visitors.
 
On 01 June 2005, USPS participation will be officially launched into the RBS-Visitation Program.  Each of us is in the unique position to assure a successful launch and growth in this valuable outreach program in your locale.
 
The RBSVP "Best Practice Guide" is the current body of knowledge, which will be used for training and testing.  A final draft of the guide is currently under review and will be available at a future date.  A hard copy exam is currently available for USPS members and on-line testing should be available in the near term.  The exam is open book and requires a passing grade of 90%.  After passing the examination, the program visitor trainee must participate in two supervised visits with a currently certified Auxiliary Program Visitor.  We expect that the lines of communication and cooperation established through the Vessel Safety Check Program will extend to this new joint venture.
 
Following are the procedures and some suggestions;
1. The Program Visitor Qualification and Re-certification Application (see Best Practice Guide) should be used to document a trainee's successful completion of the exam and supervised visits.
2. The trainee should identify two establishments that are not currently being visited by the local Auxiliary unit for their qualification visits.  Both the supervising Auxiliarists and the USPS trainee should be in their respective organizational uniform or defined attire.
3. The supervising Auxiliarist can take credit for the two visits.
4. The USPS will be providing forms similar to those used by the Auxiliary and a reporting procedure for visits completed.
5. USPS Program Visitors will obtain materials via their national supply chain.
 
Please keep in mind that we are not running a competition but rather we are attempting to grow the program.  So please respect the relationships that have been or will be formed as we move ahead together.
 
Good luck and thank you for supporting the RBS-Visitation program.
 
Peter Urgola, Chief
Dept of Vessel Examination &
RBS-Visitation Program
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
 
All paper work sent in to me has been entered, all FSO-IS officers have been entering data into auxdata.
 Flotilla Stats as of May 31st 2005 based on all submitted reports.
*Note: Numbers indicate hours.
 
11-02
  99 Mission Hours: 2,780,   CG Admin Sup: 12,    Safety Patrols: 0,  CG Op Sup:  9
   VSC’s:  0,    MD Visits: 43,   PE: 19,    PA: 14,   MT:  42
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS   
All prospective member inquiries received from National have been responded to. The FSO-PS Officers have been advised of the new citizenship verification form and checklist.  Copies of these forms have been distributed to the Personnel Services Officers. FSO-PS Officers are encouraged to conduct PS workshops throughout the year for all their existing and new members in the proper wearing of the Auxiliary Uniform. I have not been able to get any of the new members to sign transfer papers to form the new Flotilla, as they have not shown up at any of our meetings or boating classes.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA
All manuals are available. Please contact me if you wish to take a course on the Internet
Effective immediately, the 1SR Procedures Guide (posted 16 June
2005) is suspended.
2.    Due to some inconsistencies and errors discovered, the Guide is
being reviewed and corrected to reflect the proper Procedures.
3.    The DIRAUX office will notify the membership when the corrected
Guide is posted.
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS No report
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
 One patrol was done for Fleet Week, with Reservist PA Photographer aboard. TCT session is scheduled for June 11 at 0830 at Fort Wadsworth. Please inform Victor Kleinman -yaw21380@optonline.net"  718-258-7687) of any attendees  Blessing of the Fleet for Canarsie Pier is scheduled for Sunday, June 5.Two boats were scheduled for the event.
 
A motion was made at Division by J. Gellman, seconded by S. Kaye to purchase a plaque for COMM. Felker, and to present him with a gift certificate in the amount of $250.00 as a going away present. This gift certificate is for one of the better restaurants in Washington, D.C.
A motion was made by S. Gellman, seconded by V. Kleinman to add to the Division’s budget $50.00 to be allotted to each Facility, (Vessel or Radio), for purchases of operational / safety equipment. These facilities must complete three (3) or more reimbursable patrols by September 15th.of the year. These purchases MUST have a receipt.
All motions were passed unanimously.
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT
 
Mentoring on Wednesday evening has been curtailed for awhile. As soon as weather permits a swim test will be scheduled. TCT was held last  Saturday June 11, 2005 at 0830hrs.All members qualified have been scheduled, and will be notified of the exact location.  John Salogub passed the TCT course.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA
Jay Gellman SO-PA  I have been in contact with Captain Scott Shields President of the Bear Search & Rescue Foundation; they are holding an Inter-Agency Mass-Casualty Marine Rescue Training program on June 3-5 2005. This program normally costs 700-800 dollars and they are offering it to us for free but they would like a donation if possible. Captain Scott feels it is great to think out of the box and get the auxiliary involved with this training, not only so we can learn more but it would be a great way to recruit well trained people into the auxiliary program. They will have other classes later on in the season if we can not make this one, there is little notice to get members to attend this class but if anyone is interested they should contact me as soon as possible so I can attempt to sign you up if there is still room.
 
During Fleet Week Joe Stern Operated the Costie for 5 days on the Intrepid with Frank Ferraivolo Secny-s 1 SR
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE
  We are winding down to the last lesson, week #6, on June 20th. On June 27th we will have our final exam. Turn out for this BS&S course was successful with over twenty (20) students. We will recess and look forward to plan for the Fall 2005 BS&S course.
Flotilla 11-03 has completed a six week BCN course. Flotilla 11-09 has completed a six week BS&S course. Flotilla 11-02 will be scheduling an ABC class for new members wishing to join with a BQ status.  Commanders please inform Victor Kleinman
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB   No report
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE Please  contact me if you need any decals at 718-968-9802
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
Vice Captain’s Report:  Please refer to CDR report below.
 
Commander’s  Report:
 
Congratulations to Stanley Kaye on his Designation as Officer of the Deck Underway on the USCG Cutter Line!  Thank you to the members of the Midget Squadron Yacht Club for inviting the Auxiliary to participate in their opening day ceremony.  Acknowledgment from the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program for our donation on behalf of the Division and the Flotillas.  A copy of the letter was distributed to the Flotilla Commanders to share with their members. Division 11 Standing Rules have been approved and copies have been distributed to the Flotilla Commanders. Memorandum received from Thomas Cadwallader, DSO-MSE referencing Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual relating to the Auxiliary Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Program.  Copies of the memorandum have been distributed to the Flotilla Commanders and SO-MS. Received from Diraux VHS tape and information on Life Jackets.  DVD, literature and order form have been distributed to the Flotilla Commanders. (Thanks to Jay Gellman for converting the VHS tape into a DVD.) As per the Division Board’s approval, facility and radio log books have been ordered and given to the Flotilla Commanders for distribution to those members (Sal Baglieri, Jay Camacho, Victor Kleinman, Manny Padilla, Robert Puskar, Robert Cook, Joseph DeAngelo, Rennie Duccillo, Stanley Kaye, Martin Sokoloff, Harold Finke, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Tom Matonti) who used their facilities for patrols based on 2004 Auxdata hours and all radio facilities. As per the Division Board’s approval, cardboard box brochures were ordered and given to the Flotilla Commanders for distribution to the members.
All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division Secretary prior to the Division Meeting.  It is also requested that each Division Staff Officer send a copy of that report to their Flotilla counterparts.
All new members must take the TCT class prior to being accepted.
 
We have 14 new members. You are not allowed to use Jet skis in Federal waters. Dues will be increased to $50.00.
 
Many of the membe participated in Fleet week. Sal Baglieri spent 7 & 5 hours at the Fleet Week Intrepid Museum, he also attended the Sunrise Church Memorial.
Victor Kleinman went on patrol. Many of our members participated and we apologize for not listing them, but I was not informed.
 
Unfinished Business:
The entertainment committee headed by Brian Markman worked hard to set up a flotilla brunch.
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. That’s 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   718-258-7687 or YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET
 
New Business:   All equipment has been checked for Coxswains and Boat Crew  for safety.
 
At the conclusion of the meeting Manual Padilla held a session regarding the use of Ribbons with the "O" and with out an "O" Any one that missed the meeting can refer to Chapter 11 page 14 of the Auxiliary Manual.
 

Awards:  Transportation 9-11 Certificate and Ribbon:
Robert Scarano, Richard Postel, Harold Finke,
 
PE Performance Award:
Jay Gellman, Victor Kleinman
 
Sustained Service Award:
Charlie Dimitriades - First Award
Victor Kleinman - Seventh Award
 
Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Medal for direct support to the Coast Guard for the Republic National Convention:
Manny Padilla, Jay Gellman, ,Victor Kleinman, , Ginger Kaye, Stanley Kaye,Steve Haney
John Salogub, Merle Robinson, Anselm Begley, Richard Postel, Robert Puskar,
Martin Sokoloff, Salvatore Piparo
 
Good and Welfare:  Joe Stern is again going to the Rehabilitation Center twice a week.  He is improving. 
 
Next Meetings
 
July 21, 2005 1930 HOURS
August 18, 2005 1930 HOURS
September 15, 2005 1930 HOURS
October 20, 2005 1930 HOURS
November 17, 2005 1930 HOURS
December 15, 2005 1930 HOURS
 
 
Semper Paratus
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Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
May Minutes:
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman Meeting                                                                     Date: MAY 19, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                                                                  Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by 
 R. Postel seconded by Brian Markman approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Learning about AUXDATA http://www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxdatatraining.html
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES http://www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· National Child Passengar Safety Week www.safekids.org/state_display.cfm
· RBS Visitation  http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp
 
2005
 

June 18  District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests: None
 
Comments from the  Last Division meeting
 
Rear Commodore’s Report: Frank Ferraiuolo reported that volunteers were needed for Fleet Week on Staten Island. He can be contacted directly or through Captain T. Matonti. Members on patrol should, if at all possible wear the same working blue uniform.
 
CWO2 Mark Ferreira: presented to Gilbert Cigal a plaque for 50 years of service to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He reported that SAR vests will shortly be given to all active coxswains.
 
Richard Mullare, RCO Group Moriches: brought two awards that were mistakenly sent to his division. They were presented to Patricia Matonti (1st.place), and Thomas Matonti (2nd. Place). The award was the Auxiliary Service Award.
 
Susan Blake, SO-CC 5 / Don Reilly, DCP 5: They both gave a presentation on the Veteran’s Project. Contact either at xxxxxxxxxx. You will be provided with a VA hospital in your area. Volunteers (in proper uniform) will make visits on a rotating basis. In this way a division will have continuing appearances to the men and woman who have served their country.
Joe O’Leary, DSO-PS: He spoke on recruitment and retention, and the process of forming a new flotilla. Some of his suggestions were the answering of information requests coming from National. Targeting special groups, such as veterans, ham radio, and yacht / marinas.
 
                                                                        Staff Officer’s Report:
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
 
NY/NJ OPERATING RESTRICTONS (REVISED)
All vessels transiting the Port of New York/New Jersey shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Designated on-scene Patrol
Commander. Upon being hailed by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed.
 

ANY VESSEL OR PERSON IN THE WATER IS NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE FOLLOWING SECURITY ZONES:
-Within 150 yards of Liberty and Ellis Islands;
- United Nations, in the East River along the Manhattan shoreline from 125 yards offshore at the Queensboro Bridge to 175 yards offshore at East 35th Street;
- Within 25 yards of all bridge piers or abutments, overhead power cables and tunnel ventilators in the waters of the greater NY area and along the Hudson River;
- Within 100 yards of all anchored or moored Coast Guard vessels,
-Around Piers 84-96, Manhattan, bound by the following points: the northeast corner of Pier 96 where it intersects the seawall, thence to approximate position
40°46’23.1"N, 073°59’59.0"W, thence to approximate position 40°45’55.3"N, 074°00’20.2"W (NAD 1983), thence to the southeast corner of Pier 84 where it
intersects the seawall, thence along the shoreline to the point of origin; and
-The Indian Point Nuclear Power Station on the Hudson River. Within 300-yards of approximate position (41°16’12.4.N, 073°57’16.2.W). All vessels transiting
the Hudson River in the vicinity of Indian Point are subject to random Coast Guard boardings;
- All waters of Bowery and Flushing Bays within approximately 100 yards of La Guardia Airport;
- All waters of Bergen Basin north of 40 39’26.4"N;
- All waters of Thurston Basin north of 40 38’21.2"N;
- All waters of Jamaica Bay within approximately 100 yards of John F. Kennedy Airport; and
- All waters of Eastchester Bay within approximately 100 yards of Rodman Neck, south of City Island Bridge.
RECREATIONAL VESSELS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE FOLLOWING SECURITY ZONES:
-All waters between the Military Ocean and Global Marine Terminals west of the New Jersey Pier Head channel;
-Within a 25-yard radius of every waterfront facility, as defined in 33 CFR 6.01-4; and
-Within a 100-yard radius of any passenger ship, or vessel, or barge carrying petroleum, or chemical products in bulk;
 
  SO-CM - Comments from the Division CM. At present we do not have a  FSO-CM
Stephen Haney  SO-CM  Forwarded is the April Edition of Up Top in Operations from National, which is devoted entirely to Aux Comms. This material shows the road ahead, and is consistent with the new Operations Policy Manual mentioned in the lower left of Page One. Most of this information was covered in our Comms Seminar at the District Conference. The newsletter refers to Wide Area Communications, which in this District is primarily our repeater Network which we dubbed AUXNET many years ago. New policies nationwide will require equipment changes/replacements to our AUXNET repeaters and user equipment prior to Jan 1, 2008, so there is time for an orderly transition over the next few years. Your District Comms staff is working the problem and is developing a transition plan to present to our leadership. 
Please note that no changes will be made to Marine VHF.
Comms Staff will be reviewing the material on the new Ops Policy Manual.  In March we authorized the use of one of the new frequencies in the plan for use in our District. That is the National Simplex frequency called out in the newsletter. For now this frequency can be used with wideband equipment in lieu of the current AUXNET Direct channel, thus avoiding the historical interference problem between our repeater outputs and the sole simplex channel. In the radios we have re-programmed, we abbreviated the alpha name for the new channel to "Nat Spx" and recommend others do the same. This new frequency is not mandatory, however so any programming change in radios is up to the user. AUXNET Direct remains the primary s
implex.
 
Arnold Polikoff FSO-CS
The web site for Flotilla 11-02 is nearly complete.
Before it is listed with the National web registry and linked to from their sites, I will be sending out the Web page URL (www) to a few of our members so that they may offer a critique. Please keep submitting any pictures you have to me at xxxxxx
Any suggestions for our page will be appreciated too.
 
Comments from Jay Gelman SO-CS
 
Jay Gellman SO-CS    I have been busy working on a PA slide show so nothing has been changed on the website this month. Now that my PA project is completed I will start updating the website this week.
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
 
FSO-FN REPORT - MAY
(Financial concerns: on request only)
Victor Kleinman FSO-IS
 
All paper work sent in to me has been entered, all FSO-IS officers have been entering data into Auxdata. There is a new procedure that all FSO-IS officers have been informed about. Effective immediately all missions where the Water Way Watch program is being promoted by handouts, video presentations and classes should have WWW written on the mission report so this can be entered in the operation field of the mission entry into Auxdata. Mission report forms will be changed to include a check box for all WWW missions.
  Flotilla Stats as of April 30th 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers indicate hours.
11-02
  99 Mission Hours: 2,780
  CG Admin Sup: 12
   Safety Patrols: 0
   CG Op Sup:  9
   VSC’s:  0
   MD Visits: 43
   PE: 19
   PA: 14
   MT:  40
 
Victor Kleinman - FSO-PS  We are in the process of enrolling 6 new members
 
Merle Robinson  FSO-MA All manuals are available
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS No report
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT
 
Requirement for coxswain currency maintenance. The coxswain, mentor or QE determines a scenario such as missing 14 foot boat and, for the sake of the task, assigns an appropriate time and lat/long for the sighting. The coxswain will establish a CSP using all necessary data, tables and charts. The cox'n will do a plot on a printed chart and appropriately label the DR course(s) to the CSP. The cox'n will determine the search pattern to be used and will plot three legs of the search pattern. The cox'n will pilot the vessel to CSP using whatever means are available and fix his/her position. The cox'n will then direct the completion of at least three legs of the pattern. Electronic devices (GPS, radar, plotters) may be used when available for the piloting part of the task, but the paper plot is a required element of the exercise."
On a division level all workshops have been given and entered. Members who have NOT taken their appropriate workshop contact either their Flotilla Commander or me to make further arrangements. Auxiliarists that are in the process of completing their Crew or Coxswain requirements. Member Training is still on going at Ryan center every Wednesday, except the first Wednesday of the month. As Facilities are getting into the water, it’s time to become current
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
 
Mandatory OPS workshop was completed on April 20th. I want to comment the members who have already completed their currency maintenance for 2005 by taking full advantage of Stu Sutherland’s generosity. To date 2 patrols for Fleet Week have been requested
The CQEC sends us this additional piece of news.  Please pass the word.

Please take note:
The new Operations Policy Manual changes crew requirements. The new rules call for:
   less than 26'           - Coxswain plus 1 Crew
   26' to less than 40' - Coxswain plus 2 Crew
   40' to less than 65' - Coxswain plus 3 Crew
   65' and above        - Coxswain plus 4 Crew
 
The biggest impact will be for those facilities between 26' and 30' who are
used to going out with a crew of Coxswain plus 1 Crew. Those coxswains need to know that they will now be required to add a second crew member.
(With thanks to Bill Tooker and Kevin Redden for getting me this info)
The new Operations Policy Manual is on-the-street and on the web. QEs and Mentors need to read this new policy. Many of the tasks in the Boat Crew program reference this manual. Please be sure that you have current information.
 
1.  The Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement (SBCLLE) will be run again starting sometime in late May/ early June.  The Course, the second
given for the Port Authority Police Department, will be held at John F Kennedy Airport.
http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/small-boat/index.html
2.  For this 10 day course, we need the following assets:
 
    A.    Boats - 21' to 29' walk-around cabins Trailered are ideal. Other offers will be based on needs.  All boats will be under orders and
will remain under orders throughout the period they are at JFK as well as in transit. 1.    Boats will be housed on the Airport, with 24/7 security.  Those boats that are moored at the Airport dock, will also have 24/7 security.   2.  I request that boats be offered on a weekly basis (M thru F) if possible, with boats arriving either Monday before 0900 (fully fueled) or Sunday before (with prior arrangement).  Boats will be released on Friday night and may be removed then or on Saturday with prior arrangement.  3.    Unless boat-owner is available for week, I would like to have thability to assign another available coxswain to vessel.  This can be accomplished by adding the coxswains who sign up to your list of acceptable coxswains. B.    Instructors - We will be teaching the Basic Navigation
Course, so Instructors with appropriate experience should contact the training team. Instruction is in the 0900 - 1200 timeslot, typically, and
you may sign up as an instructor for one or more chapters and/or modules.
    C.    Boat Crew: We need qualified Boat Crew and Coxswains. The course operates either 0900 - 1600 or 1400 - 2100.  For each Auxiliary
Facility, we need a Cox and Crew.  For the PAPD vessel we need a Coxswain/Boat Crew.  Coxswains and Boat Crew should be familiar with the
Basic Navigation Course and the Boating Course, and be prepared to teach while on-the-water.
        1.    If possible, I would appreciate, with the exception of Instructors, that Boat Crews be available for the entire course.
    D.    Radio Facility:  We request one mobile radio facility (with AUXNET frequencies) be made available and/or Auxcom member to run that
facility.  In addition, if your vessel or crew members have AUXNET capable radios, that they be brought.
3.    Send all nominations and offers for participation to Wayne Spivak, Chief Instructor at xxxxxx or fax at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  Please include
the following information and/or attachments:
 
    A.    Name
    B.    Member Number
    C.    Division/Flotilla
    D.    Qualification (Instructor/Boat Crew/Coxswain and AUXCOM)
    E.    Copy of your Member ID
    F.    Copy of your Driver's License
    G.    AUXNET capable Radio (Handheld, Mobile (vehicle/boat) and Radio Call Sign.
    H.    Availability during those time periods mentioned - please see the proposed schedule available here:
http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/small-boat/small-boat-course.html.

4.    Last year's course trained approximately 20 Police Officers.  The members of the SBCLLE Team show true professionalism, dedication and
provided an excellent course.  This year, we've made some improvements from lessons learned, and hopefully will provide an even better course.
5.    This year's program may be run twice, allowing us to train over 35 Police Officers.  In addition, we may run a Train the Trainer course for the
PAPD.
6.    The SBCLLE is an excellent way to foster closing working relationships with local law enforcement.  I urge you to judge your
available time commitments and participate. Last year's course was a huge success and opened up a dialogue with the PAPD that continues in a positive
vein today. In addition, it was a lot of fun for the instructors and the students.
7.    The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists in the First Southern abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
8.    Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA / As reported by Jay Gellman
 
Jay Gellman SO-PA   On Sunday April 24th 2005, The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 11 along with many children and adults celebrated Earth day at the New York Aquarium. Our members Pat Matonti, Tom Matonti, Victor Kleinman, Ginger Kaye and I gave presentations on pollution in our water ways and what we can do to help clean our oceans. We also gave presentations on Saving Inky the whale and Proper life jacket wear. Throughout the day we also gave out coloring books and crayons as well as posters and stickers to the children. We also fingerprinted children for the It’s about me child safety program wear the parents are giving a book with the fingerprints and details about the child to keep at home in case the child is ever missing. The mission was sent in to our PA department and the story and photos where used in the new edition of the Over the Bow auxiliary news letter. They made a small mistake and had the location as the New England Aquarium but we will forgive them on that. We will have many other projects coming up very soon as soon as I have confirmed dates I will send out the information to the commanders for distribution.
It has been working on a PA photo presentation for a few weeks now and it is just been completed, I will be showing a presentation after the meeting to get feedback so see what adjustments are needed.
We will be submitting the Boating fun source file to the printers in the next 2 weeks so we should have all the books ready for our summer programs.
to date we have twenty (20) students taking the BS&S curse which started on May 9th. The turn out is satisfactory. After we conclude this course we will then schedule for the fall '2005.'
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE
To date we have twenty (20) students taking the BS&S curse which started on May 9th. The turn out is satisfactory. After we conclude this course we will then schedule for the fall '2005.'
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
 
Free T-Shirt for Safe Boating Week --  [Posted: 4/27/2005]
West Marine promotion to Support the VSC program during National Safe Boating Week.
To assist in encouraging boaters to obtain and pass a VSC, West Marine is offering a free T-shirt for those that meet this requirement. Below is a link to a PDF file which is a general notice sent to all West Marine/Boat US retail outlets defining the promotion.  We are asking our vessel examiners to support this promotion by providing boaters who pass their VSC with one of the coupons also in a download link below (coupons will also be available from each DSO-VE).
HYPERLINK "http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/VS_Coupon_3up.pdf"
http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/VS_Coupon_3up.pdf
HYPERLINK "http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/WESTMARINE.VSCpromotion.pdf"
http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/WESTMARINE.VSCpromotion.pdf
For PV qualified members or interested trainees, please contact Sal Baglieri for participation in the MDA program.  Sal is looking to conduct patrols.  Victor Kleinman, Jay Gellman, Tom Matonti, and Manuel Padilla are in the process of getting their Mobile Radio certifications.  Also, Steve Haney,  SO-CM has an active mobile radio facility.
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR  Please forward me your officers report by E mail to lenbeer@aol.cm
 
 
 
Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE    The new decals are available. Please contact me. We will meet at the Diamond Yacht Club on May 28th. 2 pm. Located at Padergat & 11th. St.
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
Vice Captain’s Report: I would like to thank Ginger Kaye and Stanley Kaye for conducting the mandatory workshops in VE/PV, PE and OP. All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division Secretary prior to the Division Meeting.  It is also requested that each Division Staff Officer send a copy of that report to their Flotilla counterparts. District Staff Officer reports can be located at
 HYPERLINK "http://www.cgaux1sr.org/staff.htm"
http://www.cgaux1sr.org/staff.htm
.  Scroll down to the DSO and double click on the Staff Position.  Reports that were electronically submitted will be posted on the site.
                         
Commander’s  Report:
 
As usual our FSO-PB Frank Giambrone has scheduled us to participate in the Memorial Day Service at the Sunrise Church.  Division 11 has participated in this memorial for many years. Let’s make a greater effort to be there. Contact either Frank at xxxxxxx, or me at xxxxxxxxx. In keeping with our tradition we are purchasing flags (which will be flown over the Capital) to be presented to the families of J. Donohue and T. LaGrutta. I attended a public appearance at the New York Aquarium. Safety booklets, coloring books and crayons were given out. We continued the taking of children’s fingerprints to be given to the parents.
 
Unfinished Business: None
 
New Business:  A motion was made by V. Kleinman and seconded by J. Gellman to combine these three expenditures:
1) To purchase the required bound Log Books for all active vessel and radio facilities.
2) To purchase the single pocket brochure holders for "Waterway Watch" pamphlets.
3) To reimburse traveling fees, including parking and tolls for members attending Trade Shows.
Awards:
20 Year Aux Award - Gus Savaros
 5 year Aux Award - Marla Cohen, Hon-Man Yan
Manual Padilla- AuxPat
Christopher O’Rourke- New Member
Victor Kleinman- AuxCom
Gilbert Cigal VE/MDV Service
 Sustained Service Awards:
Victor Kleinman - 6th Award
Merle Robinson - 2nd Award
Stanley Kaye - 6th Award
Marie Persans - 1st Award
Jay Gellman - 6th Award
Patricia Matonti - 9th Award
Thomas Matonti - 9th Award
Certificate of Training for TCT:
Merle Robinson
Francis T. Browne
Charlie Dimitriades
Charlie Mercieca
Rino Ramz
Carlos Rios
 
Good and Welfare:    No report
                                                                                Semper Paratus
                                                                                (Always Ready)

 

 

 

FC: Victor Kleinman                                                                     Meeting Date: April  21, 2005
Vfc Manuel Padilla                                                                        Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  Mike Roitman seconded by Brian Markman approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· . 2004 Member Survey      http://nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/monthlyexamschedule.html
· If you wish to participate in Fleet Week the from is located at:  http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/Misc/Fleetweek2-05.pdf
· School  located in Quick links RBS-Visitation   http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp
· C School
2005
June 18  District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island. 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Monthly Minutes & Meeting Notices
 
Effective April Flotilla Meeting Minutes will be sent out via email only. If a member wishes to continue receiving minutes via the postal service, please contact Victor kleinman at 718.258.7687. Members that wish to receive the minutes via the Internet, please email Victor Kleinman at  xxxxxxxxxxx
 
Introduction of Guests:  Comments from a earlier IT Meeting
 
GUEST  CWO2 MARC FARREIRA He reported to us that the timing to submit qualified members to attend "C" school was very critical. An anti-exposure suit was awarded to S. Baglieri. It was on back order. The reasoning for using Velcro on the epirb’s was explained to us. When needing a new PFD, the Stearns model 460, with US COAST GUARS AUXILIARY stenciled on it comes with Velcro. The wearing of the winter dress blue is no longer authorized. It’s not winter anymore.
 
Staff Officer’s Report:

Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
NY- ROCKAWAY- EAST ROCKAWAY INLET - The Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, NY. This regulated navigation area restricts passage of commercial vessels carrying petroleum products with a loaded draft in excess of five feet. Operators of such vessels may request transit of the area on a trip by trip basis to the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound, New Haven CT
 NY–JAMAICA BAY TO ROCKAWAY INLET – SHEEPSHEAD BAY – An uncharted shoal has been reported in the middle of the channel at the entrance to Sheepshead Bay just east of Sheepshead Bay Buoy 7(34355), in (PA) 40-34.5N 073-55.8W. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting the area..
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR
All members are advised that when taking on-line written tests, they should access the test site through the Official U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org/). Some members have been accessing the Test Site through the District 7 Web Site and for some reason test results from this portal are not being forwarded to DirAux.
 
James Donohue  FSO-CM - See report  below
 
Stephen Haney  SO-CM     I'm currently working with several members to get their mobile radios inspected and authorized for use as land mobile facilities.  Anyone who is interested in taking the AuxCom exam, please contact me.  If you've passed the AuxCom exam and are interested in making your vehicle or home a USCG authorized radio facility, please contact me during the day at work, 212-837-0650, or at home in the evening, 718-980-6757.    Auxnet repeater radio drills are held the third Thursday of each month at 2000 hours.  AuxCom qualified members who have a USCG authorized radio facility and possess the necessary non-marine radio equipment are welcome to participate in these radio drills.  For more information, please contact me.   Members who have authorized land mobile facilities or who are MDV qualified and are interested in participating in Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) patrols, please contact me.   Members, who are interested in radio watch standing at Station New York in Staten Island, please contact me for details.  Stew Sutherland, Commanding Officer of Auxiliary Cutter Lady B, is always looking for dedicated radio watch standers for his weekly patrols.  If you have an interest, please contact me. 
 
Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS
Please forward any photos you have to me so that I can put them on the web page. Include where/when/why
If you don't have them in digital form, bring them to next flotilla meeting and I'll take home and scan for you.
 Of course, keep these limited to those pix relevant to 11-02, and anything we were involved with.  Remember, there is also a Division page so I'd like to avoid duplicity.
 Additionally, if you have any stories that you would like to share, please do so.
 
If you have any suggestions for the web page, let me know.  I hate just replicating what is already on the division/district/nat'l pages.
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN - No report sent
 
Manuel Padilla SO-PV   New Exam for RBS Program Visitors Now Available from ANSC As previously reported, the RBSVP Best Practices Guide is to be used as preparation for Program Visitor qualification in the RBSVP Program beginning 01 January 2005.  This is to announce that the new qualifying exam is now available from ANSC.  Authorized Auxiliarists can order the exam, ANSC 5550-A and answer key ANSC 5550-B.  All previous MDV exams are no longer
valid and should be destroyed.  The RBSVP Best Practices Guide can be found for download by going to the V-Dept. website  <http://www.cgaux.org/cgauxweb/NVED>  and following the links.  Reminder:    The exams can still be taken on-line at the 7th District website.
 New Tool for Program Visitors
There is now a new link on the member’s page at http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp  that is labeled as "RBS-Visitation
Program Master Partners List". This link opens a new tool for Program Visitors which is password protected. The tool uses the same username and password as the National E-Mail Directory at 
www.auxedirectory.org <http://www.auxedirectory.org   If you have not joined yet, make sure you do so at that link in order to have access to the list. The list is an automated database system that holds the RBS-Visitation Program Master Partners list. This list contains the name, address, and contact person for "partners" in the RBS-VP. Local Auxiliary units are encouraged to identify the primary Auxiliary point of contact (Flotilla/Division/District) for each
of these "partners". It is similar to the I Want a VSC system where you can enter your ZIP Code and pull up a printable list of partners in your area. We will be having a PV/VE workshop at the next Division Meeting on 06 Apr 05.
Free T-Shirt for Safe Boating Week --  [Posted: 4/27/2005]
West Marine promotion to Support the VSC program during National Safe
Boating Week.
 
To assist in encouraging boaters to obtain and pass a VSC, West Marine is
offering a free T-shirt for those that meet this requirement. below is a
link to a PDF file which is a general notice sent to all West Marine/Boat US
retail outlets defining the promotion.  We are asking our vessel examiners
to support this promotion by providing boaters who pass their VSC with one
of the coupons also in a download link below (coupons will also be available
from each DSO-VE).
 
http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/VS_Coupon_3up.pdf
http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/WESTMARINE.VSCpromotion.pdf
 
----------------------
For PV qualified members or interested trainees, please contact Sal Baglieri
for participation in the MDA program.  Sal is looking to conduct patrols. 
Victor Kleinman, Jay Gellman, Tom Matonti, and Manuel Padilla are in the
process of getting their Mobile Radio certifications.  Also, Steve Haney,
SO-CM has an active mobile radio facility.
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
 
  Flotilla Stats as of March 1st 2005 based on all submitted reports. *Note: Numbers indicate hours.
11-02                                                                                    
  99 Mission Hours:           1,377
  CG Admin Sup:                     5
   Safety Patrols:                      0
   CG Op Sup:                         0
   VSC’s:                                  0
   MD Visits:                         19
   PE:                                     19
   PA:                                     7 
   MT:                                  29
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS
 Message from Commander Felker regarding Uniforms:
. TO ALL HANDS - but especially to elected leadership - In keeping with the true spirit of an organization of volunteers, the possession and wear of the Auxiliary uniform by Auxiliarists should be a matter of personal pride.
 It is a privilege!!! Treat it as such. When in uniform, the Auxiliarist is a representative of Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and of our great nation!!  Appearance, uniform fit and grooming shall reflect the pride of that representation.
. Please - all members should review Auxiliary Manual Chapter 10, and specifically, Section C - Standards (10-9). Sections C.1 through C.3 need to be reviewed closely.
 DDO-MS has tasked ALL PS personnel with performing a review with their members at all levels and giving a presentation on proper uniform and grooming at their respective meetings (Flotilla, Division).
A.     As an example of things I have noticed recently – Section C.3.n refers to "Hair/Facial" - men’s hair is to be neat and clean, not to touch the collar.
B.     Handlebar mustaches or other eccentric styles are not appropriate while in uniform.
C.     Women's hair should not be below the collar or extend below the eyebrows when the hat is removed.
 
                                                                 NO PIRATES!
 
                                                                 Look Sharp!
 
 Elected Officers especially, but ALL members in general, have a duty to correct uniform standards that are not being upheld - on the spot. Please do so with class - it serves no one to rip into a fellow member in public. Exercise good leadership and coach, don't scold.
 Our membership needs to KEEP looking sharp. The general public views the AUX as the Coast Guard. Help your fellow shipmates. All officers should set the example.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA   Most  manuals are available.  E Mail me at xxxxxxxxxx
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS
I have applications for anyone interested in being a commercial fishing inspector and I have a copy of the Good Mate program video. The is an excellent video to be shown at a BS & S class.  I will bring both to division meeting. As per 
    G. Sottilo SO-MS , 014-11
 
John Salogub  SO-MA Nothing to report.  Ginger Kaye took care of an order for materials while I was out for the operation. I want to thank her for that.
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP
Mandatory OPs Workshop was scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 7:30pm at the Ryan Center. Word was sent out regarding Fleet Week. At this time we have requested orders for 1 vessel. There is still time if anyone wishes to participate please let me know ASAP. E Mail -xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
There has been some talk of combining air and surface members. In other words getting coxswain and crew in the air and pilots and observers on the water. Again, if interested let me know and I will contact the proper people. It’s also time to think about currencies. The Blessing of the Fleet is a good day to get 2 boat operations done. Additional hours if needed are always easier to schedule.  Please have your coxswains and crew members keep in contact with their FSO’s regarding their availability as well as the availability of their Facilities. 
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT AS PER Victor Kleinman
 
There will be a TCT workshop in the very near future. Any member needing this workshop can contact me. Anyone interested in taking courses given at "C" school. The site is listed above in Member Information. The pre requests are listed. Make sure that you do qualify. I should be notified 45 days in advance of the start of the class. CWO Marc Farreira must be advised 30 days prior to the class starting so orders can be cut. There are many courses now given on the net. This is the future of the Auxiliary. Members not familiar with using their computer, help can be arranged. Please get in touch with the FC. The six Auxop courses will be added to be the Coast Guard. These courses when available will be in addition to the original. You will still need the six to become AUXOP qualified. These additional courses are the same that are used by the Coast Guard. Member training was canceled for three weeks as we are using that time slot for the mandatory workshops. Member training will restart April 28th.
As er Victor Kleinman
Division 14 is giving a Communications Course starting on Thursday, April 21 at 1930 hours at Station New York in Staten Island.  The course will be approximately 4 weeks and there is no charge.  They have a few books left if any of our members need books, but request that we replace any books given to our members. Any and all members contact me as soon as possible, as space is limited.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA
 
We have received the check for the BoatUS Grant, I have handed it over to the treasurer to deposit into our account until we are ready to pay for the booklets that we are going to have printed.     BoatUS has a contest running for people to build a better life jacket that has a 5.000 prize; if anyone is interested in this contest contact me and I will forward the information to you
 
From
Donald Palmieri SO-CC  I will visit Xaverian HS 20 April 2005 & Edward R Murrow in April, Brooklyn Tech in May 2005.
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE
 
Flotilla 11-02 has completed their 6-week BS&S course (21 students) 16 exams taken.
Flotilla 11-03 has completed their 6-week BS&S course (14 students) 14 exams taken.
Flotilla 11-09 started their 6-week BS&S course on Tuesday, April 5, 2005.
Upcoming Courses:
Flotilla 11-03 BCN starts Tuesday, April 12 at the Old Mill Yacht Club.
           BS&S (2 days) Saturday, April 23 and April 30 – 9am – 4pm
Flotilla 11-02 BS&S 6-week course scheduled for Monday’s starting on May 9

Frank Giambrone FSO-PB 
ROLLING THUNDER AT SUNRISE
AND
US COAST GUARD  HONOR GUARD MEMORIAL
& N.Y.P.D.
 
PAY HONOR TO OUR BROTHER WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
 
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2005
11:00 AM
AT SUNRISE CHURCH
2000 RICHMOND AVE
STATEN ISLAND, NY.
 

SERVICE WILL INCLUDE A BLESSING OF THE BIKES. COME OUT AND BE BLESSED
 
FOR INFORMATION:
 
CALL FSO P/B FRANK GIAMBRONE  718-645-8020
 
OR VICTOR KLEINMAN 718-258-7687
 
 
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE We will start doing Vessel Inspections next month.
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
: Victor Kleinman and myself attended Division 12’s meeting on Monday, April 4 at Fort Totten. Mandatory IT, OP and PV/RBS Workshop for 2005.  All workshops must be completed and entered into Auxdata by 5/31/05. District Staff Officer reports can be located at  Sc http://www.cgaux1sr.org/staff.htmoll down to the DSO and double click on the Staff Position.  Reports that were electronically submitted will be posted on the site. All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division Secretary prior to the Division Meeting.  It is also requested that each Division Staff Officer send a copy of that report to their Flotilla counterparts. All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to contact their Flotilla counterparts.  A list of the Flotilla Staff Officers with an email address and telephone number has been sent to each Division Staff Officer in order to facilitate communication between Division and Flotillas.  Staff Officers are encouraged to contact their ADSO counterparts for emails forwarded to them, by me, for clarification purposes.  The ADSO would be the best person to contact to clarify information
 
Commander’s  Report:
 
We completed out first BS&S class for the year. There were 16 students that took and passed the test. There are 5 others that postponed taking the test. It will be given at another time. Three members attended the March Conference. M. Robinson. M. Padilla and myself. While there M. Robinson attended her Flight workshop. M. Padilla to and passed his AuxPat test, while I took the AuxCom test and passed. M. Padilla and I will make our cars into mobile facilities as MDA. The Emergency Response call plan has been sent out to all members. We are to give our second BS&S class on May 9th. Division 11 has been chosen to spearhead at the ASIS trade show this year. The dates that members are needed to participate are May 24 and 25. Monday the 23 is scheduled for setup Help would be appreciated also. This trade show is a chance for us to shine in the District. We will be there with the Coast Guard to show what we can do.
 
I would like to thank the following members for their attendance at the District Conference:  Wesley Doody, Ann Doody, Harold Finke, Jay Gellman, Steve Haney, Stanley Kaye, Ginger Kaye, Victor Kleinman, Pat Matonti, Manny Padilla, Sal Piparo, Fran Piparo, Merle Robinson, Robert Scarano, Efram Torres and Gary Trotta. At the District Conference Awards Luncheon an award was presented to Stanley Kaye for the Most Active Coxswain in the Division. At the District Conference Awards Luncheon awards were presented to Harold Finke, Stanley Kaye, Wesley Doody and Robert Cook for the most patrol hours in the Division. At the District Conference Banquet Dinner Stanley Kaye along with his teammates were recognized for their participation in the 2004 ISAR (International Search & Rescue) Competition. The team came in first place for SAR Planning and Marlinespike. Harold Finke won the New Jersey Net tickets in the raffle at the District Awards Luncheon. District Conference Feedback was forwarded to Tom Venezio on March 18. Distributed to the Flotilla Commanders the 2005 1SR Educational Material Order Forms that was received at the District Conference. Forms were also distributed to the SO-PE Officer. The following documents were distributed to the Flotilla Commanders:  Maritime Homeland Security Outreach Program/America’s Waterway Watch Materials Order form, Fleet week 2005 form, Tax ID Number email from Richard Lawrence, and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary sign information. The PEPIRB Velcro was given to the Flotilla Commanders for distribution to the coxswains. The Division and Flotilla Emergency Response Plan was finalized and sent to RCO Frank Ferriauolo and the Flotilla Commanders on March 20, 2005.  Flotilla Commanders are reminded to please ensure that copies of their Flotilla Plan is forwarded via email, as well as regular mail to all members. Flotilla 11-09 received the 2003 National Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Growth of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
 
Unfinished Business: The total amount contributed by Flotilla’s 2, 3, and 9 came to $320.00. The division has added to that amount $100.00. This will be sent to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Fund.
 
New Business: A committee of two consisting of Jay Gellman and Victor Kleinman will now use the grant from Boat U.S to have the books "BOATING FUN" printed. These books will be distributed at our PA functions.
 
Awards: Sustained Service Award to J.Brancoto 1st. G.Kaye 6th, L.Gidlund 10th.  
 
Good and Welfare: No report
 
NEXT MEETINGS 
May 19, 2005 1930 HOURS
Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)
District Board Meeting (as taken by Pat Matonti)
March 6, 2005
Mystic Marriott, Connecticut
 
Comments by DCO Charles Sferra:
 
In 2004 there were 3,820 members; as of January 1 3,082 members.  1SR lost 748 members in 2004.  The District Store was closed for two months due to Florence Turner’s illness.
Dave Elliott has been appointed to head up the Quality Action Team (QUAT) to assist those Divisions who need to have 5 Flotillas.
Bottom line is revenue needs to be increased through the recruitment of new members. 
 
Comments by VCO Tom Venezio:
 
Reiterated the importance of the Quality Action Team (QUAT). 
56% of water-related fatalities result from non-motorized crafts.  Paddle Smart is an excellent way to educate this group. 
 
Comments by Gene Siebert:
 
Auxiliary is on a new course.  September 11 was a pivotal event that caused the rapid transformation of our Federal Government. 
The Coast Guard is the forefront of Maritime Homeland Security – Maritime Safety plus Maritime Security.
 
 Comments by Chief Director of the Auxiliary Barry Smith:
 
Comments by Commander Felker:
 
CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUTE!
Get AP members involved as soon as possible.  Inactivity will drive them away.
Diversity.  All Flotillas should be participating in Diversity.
Marine Domain Awareness Patrols.  There is a big need for more of these patrols.
Americas Waterway Watch (AWW) – Integrate the program into Auxiliary programs.
Wayne Spivak and Hal Marshall will be doing the Small Boat Handling Course at Kennedy Airport and they need volunteers to help with the training, as well as facilities.
Short Term Training Request.  Must be properly completed and forwarded to the OTO 30 days ahead of the class in order that travel orders can be issued.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – coxswains need to be held accountable for the testing.  Anyone with dry suits that are not be used are requested to return them to the OTO.
Weapon coaching by the Auxiliary has been very successful.
Travel Orders for the District Conference need to be mailed back to the Director’s office within three days.
Leadership Development Program – MORE TO FOLLOW.
Proctor List – get your proctors to get on line and register.  If you need more than two proctors per Division, email me with your reasons.
Be Safe, Be Professional, Have Fun – Go Yankees!
 
Awards:
 
Flotilla 11-09 received the NACON Growth Award for recruiting a net of 8 new members in 2003.
 
Workshops - MDA
 
Reimbursable orders from land based mobile patrols in the New York Sector only.
Each Marina and Boat Ramp will need to be visited two (2) times per year.
Update the Activities New York database for non-regulated facilities.
Each Division Captain needs to go back to their Divisions and identify which Marinas and Boats ramps fall within their Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Also identify Marinas and Boat Ramps NOT on the list that need to be added.
All the information will be updated in the ACTNY Coast Guard database.
MDA Land Mobile Patrol Order Request form should be routed to Sal Arico- 845xxxxxxxx
Program Visitor- ( Marine Dealer Visitor) DOES NOT GET RE-IMBURSABLE ORDERS- Both need to file a Marine Database Form & the 7046 to consider it an MDA Patrol. Only the Marine Database Form goes to ACTNY
Any information you can supply when updating the Marine Database form would be helpful, i.e., latitude, longitude and pictures if possible.
MDA and Program Visitors are encouraged to get the word out regarding America’s Waterway Watch and Security by leaving the America’s Waterway Watch pamphlet at doctor’s office, libraries, movie theaters, etc. 
 
Workshops – Personnel Services
 
New members who are in AP Status may NOT wear the Auxiliary uniform, vote on any flotilla matter, be elected or appointed to office or be active in any cornerstone.  A prospective Auxiliarist may attend Flotilla meetings, public education classes and study for exams.
Members in AP status can have their hours entered into Auxdata.
 
Semper Paratus

MARCH

FC: Victor Kleinman                                                 Meeting Date:  March 17, 2005
Vfc Manuel Padilla                                                   Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  Richard Postel seconded by  Mike Roitman approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· 2004 Member Survey      http://nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/monthlyexamschedule.html
If you wish to participate in Fleet Week the from is located at:  http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/Misc/Fleetweek2-05.pdf
2005
June 18  District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10  District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4 Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
                                                                    MEMBER TRAINING WORKSHOPS
                                                                                  MANDATORY
 
PV, MDA, VE WORKSHOP    APRIL 6, 2005        Time 2030 hrs (After Division Meeting) Ryan Center
IT WORKSHOP                      April 13, 2005         Time 1930 hrs.     Ryan Center
OP Workshop                        April 20, 2005         Time 1930 hrs       Ryan Center
 
                                                                 Monthly Minutes & Meeting Notices
 
Effective April Flotilla Meeting Minutes will be sent out via email only. If a member wishes to continue receiving minutes via the postal service, please contact Victor kleinman at 718.xxxxxxxx. Members that wish to receive the minutes via the Internet, please email Victor Kleinman at xxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Introduction of Guests: Terry DeVito FSO-PB  Flotilla 10-01.  Reviewed opportunities for Air Observer
 
Staff Officer’s Report:
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN The new Light List Volume 1 is now available for 2005.  The Web Page Address is
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/LightLists.htm
With the many changes in aids to navigation it pays to print out the areas you boat in
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR
All members are advised that when taking on-line written tests, they should access the test site through the Official U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org/). Some members have been accessing the Test Site through the District 7 Web Site and for some reason test results from this portal are not being forwarded to DirAux.
 
Anyone passing any On-Line Exam must forward notice of successful completion to the FC and the FC will enter it. The FC - E mail address is xxxxxxxxxxxx
The 2004 Member Survey is ready and online for all the members to fill out, Use the following link to fill out the survey online or you can use the mail in survey found in http://nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/monthlyexamschedule.html
 
James Donohue  FSO-CM Per
Stephen Haney  SO-CM  I attended the 1sr District Conference in Mystic, CT on Saturday, March 5, 2005.  In addition to sitting in on the radio communication seminar, I also attended the Marine Safety seminar and Annual Operations Workshop.  During each of these seminars, the importance of Maritime Domain Awareness patrols in 2005 was stressed.  As most of you are aware, these MDA patrols are conducted under orders by an AuxCom qualified Auxiliarist with an authorized land mobile facility that teams up with another Auxiliarist who is a qualified Marine Dealer Visitor (MDV) to visit marinas and other marine facilities and structures of interest.  If anyone is interested in taking the AuxCom exam or making their vehicle (land mobile) or home (fixed land) an Auxiliary authorized radio facility, please contact me.  Please note that Sal Baglieri of Flotilla 11-02 has been named head of our Division’s MDA committee. 
At this year’s seminar, DSO-CM Gordon Sammis gave a very informative talk on the Digital Select Calling (DSC) feature present on all marine radios manufactured since 1999.  It’s that little red button on the face of all new radios with a clear plastic cover over it to prevent the user from accidentally sending out a distress call.  Gordon has promised to distribute his DSC powerpoint to us.  When I receive same, I will pass it along to all of the FSO-CM’s and anyone else who might be interested.  Below, please find some of the more important points I gained from Gordon’s DSC presentation:
The DSC system transmits its digital emergency signal on Marine Channel 70.  Thus, it’s real important that the boating public not utilize Channel 70 for voice communications.  Let’s be sure to mention this at our public education classes and during vessel examinations.
In order for the DSC system to work, the purchaser of the radio needs to apply for a unique MMSI identification number from the FCC. 
Sending a distress call utilizing the DSC system is somewhat useless if the DSC radio is not hooked up to a GPS unit so that the vessel’s position is digitally transmitted.
Normally, in order to send a DSC distress signal, the user must flip open the protective plastic covering and hold down the DSC button for 5 seconds.  This is done to prevent accidental activation of this system.  Gordon advised us that in the unlikely event that a DSC distress signal is accidentally sent, the boater who sent it should immediately switch the radio to Channel 16 and transmit a voice message asking all to disregard his/her accidental DSC distress signal. 
Of particular interest, the USCG is not currently equipped to receive DSC distress calls.  I am told that they won’t have this ability until at least next year.
Radio drills are held on the AuxNet non-marine repeater network the third Thursday of each month at 2000 hours.  All AuxCom qualified Auxiliarists who have an authorized  radio facility capable of operating on our non-marine repeater system are invited to join us. 
Op-Sec, or Operational Security, was stressed throughout the day at the District Conference. With regard to radio communications, I was asked to pass along to everyone that our marine and non-marine operating frequencies are considered "sensitive" information that should not be published on any websites or shared with anyone outside of the USCG or the Auxiliary.  Also, photos of USCG radio facilities and Auxiliary fixed land and land mobile facilities are not to be posted on any websites. 
 
Arno;d Polikoff  FSO-CS Per
Jay Gellman SO-CS     I am working on the new Change of Watch Photos and will have them online in a few weeks along with photos from the District Conference that will take place this weekend March 4-6th
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
Closing Balance $3.028.20
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV No report
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
I can only enter what is received. It is up to each member to complete the 7029 form and
get it to me. The hours that we enter help us get funding. Please do your part.
Below  is the flotilla activities:
 
11  -02
  99 Mission Hours: 623
  CG Admin Sup: 2
   Safety Patrols: 0
   CG Op Sup:  0
   VSC’s:  0
   MD Visits: 11
   PE: 3
   PA: 7 
   MT:  26
 

Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS No report
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA
All training  manuals are available. Per contact me if you wish to receive a manual at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS
On march 18th I will be going into the hospital for a hip replacement surgery, I don't know how long the recovery and therapy will be. Up and until the time of the surgery I will continue to perform all duties assigned to me. Per SO-MS -
Received information form ADSO-MS no special training has been setup up for MS program.
Programs that member can become involved in are:
1.  Harbor Patrols
 2.  Watchstander, communications support and administrative support duties.   
 3.  Support for container inspections.
 4.  Support for ferry and small passenger vessel inspections
 5.  Examination of commercial towing vessels and uninspected passenger vessels.
 6  Factory visits in support of the recreational boating safety product assurance program.
 7.  Support for regional examination centers and field visits to maritime training schools.   
 8.  Commercial fishing vessel examinations and dockwalker public affairs support.
 9.  Development of training and qualifications standards and materials for auxiliary members participating in marine safety programs and activities.
 
Brian Markman FSO-OP /Stanley Kaye SO-OP
 
To all members please spread the  word that we are  looking for 10 boats for fleet week for the first day of the parade only  May 25th.   No berthing this year so get the word out
per  George Reilly DSO-OP Sector NY South
Stew Sutherland has resumed patrols with the Lady B.
Stephen Haney and Harold Finke from Flotilla 11-02 as well as Barry Caesar from Flotilla 11-03 participated in the Ice Breaking patrol on the Cutter Morro Bay.  Blessing of the Fleet and Fleet Week will soon be upon us.  Please let me know if and when you will be available for these events.
 
Jesus Camacho FSO-MT / PER Victor Kleinman SO-MT - Crew and Coxswain member training is on going. We have approximately 13 students. The schedule for all workshops will be set after the District Meeting this weekend. All members needing these should make ever effort to attend, as they must be entered by end of May. These are mandatory workshops. Chief Joffe has agreed to do the TCT workshop. He needs to have a count of participants. If there are members who are approaching their 4th. Or 5th. Year they can also make themselves available for this workshop. Hopefully the 5 year count will start over. The Chief needs this count as soon as possible. 
 
 Please contact me if you need to take it. Anyone interested in taking courses given at "C" school, contact me for instructions. There are many schools available. You would be under orders, so travel and lodging expenses would be covered. Anyone qualified and available to become a mentor contact Jay Camacho or me. There are many instructional courses given on the internet. They are under the title "E" Learning This is the future fir the Auxiliary. If you need help in using the computer, I can find you assistance. There are six standard Auxop courses. There is in the process other courses being developed by the Coast Guard that we will be able to take for credit. As soon as there are available, you will be informed. These are the same courses that are given to active members of the USCG.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA Per
Jay Gellman SO-PA   I am awaiting the check from BoatUS which should be coming in the next few days; once the check is received I with Victor Kleinman will start to get the boating fun booklet ready for printing. The 2005 Boat smart program has just begun and I have handed product order forms to each of the flotilla commanders so they can order supplies for our PA events. After speaking in detail with BoatUS on the life jacket loaner program it has been decided this is not a program that we will get involved with. The basic problem is that we are responsible for the life jackets given to us and the paper work and photos that are required for the program, since we have no physical location of our own that we can run the program from it is best that we not deal with the program at this time.
I just received notice about a new program for Auxiliary members which are as follows:
   
 

    
AUXILIARY PARTICIPATION IN THE RSVP PROGRAM -003/05
 
1 -     About one year ago, Auxiliarists in central New Jersey (D5-NR) became aware of their local office for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and sought authorization to participate in RSVP in their capacity as Auxiliarists.   The Office of the Chief Director of Auxiliary
submitted Auxiliary participation in RSVP for Coast Guard legal review as well as review by Auxiliary national leadership.  Both entities have approved of Auxiliary participation in RSVP (i.e. - those currently in AP (Approval Pending), IQ (Initially Qualified), BQ (Basically Qualified), and
AX (AUXOP) status may apply for RSVP participation).  This announcement is meant to spread awareness  about the existence and availability of RSVP.
A -     What is RSVP? 
RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs that taps the experience, skills, and talents of elder citizens nationwide to meet community challenges. Like Senior Corps, RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.  RSVP is principally a
program that helps match America's elder citizens (i.e. - 55 years and older who desire to volunteer their services) with local community service organizations that need volunteer help.  RSVP offices serve virtually every corner of the nation, including Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.  The amounts and types of assistance that RSVP offices can provide its volunteers
vary from state to state and region to region.  Some of these offices (like those in central New Jersey) have resources available to help defray some of the costs of volunteer service for people who provide volunteer support to local community service organizations...and they recognize the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a local community service organization.
B -     What benefits are there to participation in RSVP?
Auxiliarists may apply to their local RSVP office for recognition and support of their volunteer Auxiliary service.  For example, an Auxiliarist who volunteers a few hours each week at a local Coast Guard unit but who does not receive reimbursement from the unit for travel costs (e.g. – local mileage and tolls to/from the unit), may pursue reimbursement for such through application to RSVP.  Other support, services and recognition may be available through RSVP participation, but it must be understood that the degree of such may vary among different states and regions of the country and that in some areas, no such support at all may be available through the
local RSVP office.
C -     What would I have to do to participate in RSVP?
An initial validation that an RSVP applicant performs volunteer service for the Auxiliary will normally be required by the local RSVP office.  An Auxiliarist who desires to apply to RSVP should work with their local RSVP office to determine an acceptable level of validation.  For example, the local RSVP office may accept validation of the Auxiliarist volunteer service by the Auxiliarist's Division Captain.  Reimbursement by RSVP will normally entail submission of a monthly summary of volunteer activity to the local RSVP office using RSVP's prescribed form.   
D -     How can I find my local RSVP office?
State-by-state listings of local RSVP offices, as well as other information about RSVP, can be found at the RSVP web site:
2 -     Participation in RSVP will be addressed in Change 1 to the Auxiliary
        Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1F).
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE
& Ginger Kaye SO-PE Flotilla's 11-03 and 11-03 are presently running a 6-week BS&S course.
Flotilla 11-09 is scheduled to begin their 6-week BS&S course on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Contact Fran Piparo at  xxxxxxxxxxxx
 
The BS&S course has been on track with the exception of Week #3 canceled due to the snow storm. Lesson #3 will be made up in the last week and we will squeeze in Radio as well which will be taught by Sal Baglieri. To date we have over twenty students.
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB  No report
 
Mikhail Roitman SO-VE
 
Vessel Safety Check Mega Weeks
May 21 through July 10
Sponsored by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
 
The intent of this event is to focus attention on the Vessel Safety Check Program through the participation of CG Auxiliary flotillas, USPS squadrons and various partnering organizations including marine retailers, marinas and yacht clubs.
 
Time Frame and Locations
Beginning with National Safe Boating Week, this event ends after the busy 4th of July weekend. During this seven week (eight weekends) time frame a focused and concentrated effort will be organized to perform VSCs at ramps, marinas, yacht clubs and other locations throughout your community.
 
Planning and Advertising Efforts
The planning phase for local events should begin as soon as practical. Flotillas and Squadrons should contact their local partnering businesses to solicit their participation in supporting the event by either sponsoring a VSC station or helping to advertise the event. Printed lists of VSC station dates and sites should be made available to the partners/sponsors for distribution to the boating public. The retail partners should be encouraged to publicize not only the event but also any equipment discount program they offer to encourage obtaining a VSC. In addition, the Flotillas and Squadrons should mount a coordinated public affairs effort in their local media and should actively promote the event during National Safe Boating Week.
Local CG Auxiliary flotillas and USPS squadrons are encouraged to coordinate and/or combine their efforts to eliminate duplication at the local level.
Key to For Success
By careful planning and commitment of resources, the 2005 VSC Mega Weeks will be successful. Establish a "Performance Team" to plan the local event. Engage ALL of your vessel examiners in the planning effort to insure their commitment to the event. And be sure to recruit and qualify vessel examiner trainees.
 
Promote Our Other Boating Safety Programs
While doing VSCs be sure to promote our public education courses, maritime domain awareness, and organizational membership.
 
Vice Commander’ Report:
 
This was Distributed to the Division Staff Officers attending the District Conference a sample copy of orders to use
 as a reference when filling out their orders.  ALL ORDERS MUST BE MAILED INTO DIRAUX THREE DAYS
AFTER THE CONFERENCE.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO ATTACH YOUR HOTEL RECEIPT.  Mandatory IT, OP and PV/RBS Workshop for 2005.  All workshops must be completed and entered into Auxdata by 5/31/05. The Finance Officer has been requested to submit the monthly report to include starting balances, income, expenditures (summaries) and ending balances. There is a PowerPoint Presentation available called Staff Officer Introduction, which is
approximately  8 to 10 minutes.  It is on-line at http://staff.auxsupport.org District Staff Officer reports can be located
at http://www.cgaux1sr.org/staff.htm.  Scroll down to the DSO and double click on the Staff Position.  Reports that
were electronically submitted will be posted on the site. All Division Staff Officers are encouraged to submit their
 reports (electronically, fax or mail) to the Division Secretary prior to the Division Meeting.  It is also requested that
 each Division Staff Officer send a copy of that report to their Flotilla counterparts.  All Division Staff Officers are
encouraged to contact their Flotilla counterparts.  A list of the Flotilla Staff Officers with an email address and
 telephone number has been sent to each Division Staff Officer in order to facilitate communication between
Division and Flotillas.
 
Flotilla Commander’s  Report:
 
   We had three members attending the District Conference. M. Robinson, M. Padilla, and V. Kleinman. While
 there M. Padilla took and passed AuxPat, while V. Kleinman passed AuxCom. M. Robinson attended a Flight
 workshop which allows her to continue to be an Air Observer. As usual the Awards Luncheon showcases members who go that extra mile. It gives us goals to strive towards. We are in the final weeks of our first, for 2005, BS&S class.
I would like more participation of qualified members at these classes. Ofcourse, proper uniforms required. I would
like to congratulate Stefanos Tsevdos on passing his VE test. As soon as he completes the required VE's he will receive his ribbon. As a sad note, I want to again report on the passing of a long time member James Dohohue.
He had just retired and was getting much more involved in the Auxiliary.
A moment of silence was held  for the passing of Tom LaGrutta.
I would like to thank all the members who participated in the Change of Watch.  I received two letters one from
Commander Felker and one from Captain Wiltshire thanking us for the invite.
Please follow the Chain of Command.
Flotilla Commanders are instructed that they can use the Director’s Website for problem solving issues.  The Website is http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/contactus2.html.  If you need any assistance in using this site, please contact  me
Staff Officers are encouraged to contact their ADSO counterparts for emails forwarded to them, by me, for clarification purposes.  The ADSO would be the best person to contact to clarify information.
All Flotillas will file a monthly meeting report to the DCP for review.  The monthly report will contain financial reporting,
including starting balances, income, expenditures (summaries) and ending balances. 
FSO-SR must  forward a copy of the monthly minutes to VCP Pat Matonti at xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Please canvas your membership for Dry Suits not being used.
Please email me with the names of those members who can give their dry suits.
The District Conference Program is now available at http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/Misc/ConfProg.pdf
Tom Matonti was appointed  SO-AV (Aviation) to interface with the DSO-AV Officer.  Members who are interested in becoming
Air Observer can contact me for information. Eric Fields, DSO-AV, has asked us to spread the word that the Aviation folks would like to encourage more interface between the surface and aviation programs. To that end, he is inviting any coxswain to contact
Susan Blake xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Lou Barone xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to schedule an aviation familiarization
 flight at their convenience. Susan and Lou will do their best to accommodate all interested coxswains. They are also
hoping that coxswains will return the favor this summer and invite our pilots out for a surface patrol.
Distributed to the Flotilla Commanders a memorandum dated 30 January 2005 from Commander Felker
regarding Maintaining Personal Protective Equipment.
Mandatory IT Workshop for 2005.  It must be completed and entered into Auxdata by 5/31/05.
Fleet Week will be from May 25 to June 1.  Members will be needed for the Intrepid, Boat Tours, metal detectors, guards,
crowd control.  Fleet Week information was forwarded to the Flotilla Commanders on 2/14/05.  Please communicate
 with the members interested in participating to either return the form to or email RCO Frank Ferraiuolo.
Requests will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 
GOOD AND WELFARE We are mourn the passing of Past Captain Thomas La Grutta. A memorial service was held at the Christ Church. Past Captain Joseph Stern gave a moving eulogy. He will be missed.
 
James Donohue passed away on Feb. 25th.. He had just retired in December, and was looking forward to increasing his activities in the auxiliary. He will be missed.
 
John Salogub was admitted to the hospital on Friday  March 18th.for hip replacement.  He is doing well.
His telephone number at the hospital is 212.543.7276. 
 
Unfinished Business: Per Pat Matonti VCP
The Emergency Response program is nearing completion. It should be done by the next meeting. Pat Matonti VCP
 
New Business: A new Staff Officer position was approved. Captain Thomas Matonti will be the SO-SV
 (Division Staff Aviation)
 
Awards: Annual Service Performance Awards:
VE/MDV:  Gilbert Cigal, Jay Gellman,
PE:  Patricia Matonti, Wesley L Doody,
Operations:  Victor Kleinman, Manuel Padilla, Ginger Kaye, Stanley Kaye, Stephen Haney
Sustained Service Awards:  Victor Kleinman, Harold Finke, Patricia Matonti, Thomas Matonti and
Jaime Sanchez
 
NEXT MEETINGS 
April 21, 2005 1930 HOURS
 
Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)

FEBRUARY

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Minutes of FLOTILLA 11-02 Meeting
 
FC: Victor Kleinman                                                                   Meeting Date:  February 17, 2005
VFC Manuel Padilla                                                                    Location: Ryan Visitor Center
 
The meeting was called to order at 1930 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were Approved by  John Salogub seconded by  Brian Markman, approved the minutes, and all were in favor.
 
Member Information
· The Website for the open book examinations (APC, VE, IT, MDV, NAV90) is www.dirauxannex.org/click on On Line Exams (first box in yellow highlight)/click on Exams Gateway (blue highlight). Please note that our District is 014.
· Division 11's website can be located at http://www.uscgaux.org/~01411
· Learning about AUXDATA  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
· Patriot Readiness form can be located at: http://www.bluemoo.net/patriot-form.htm
· Find and explain AUXDATA CUBES  www.cgaux.info/g_ocx/auxdata/auxinfohelp.htm
 
2005
 
March 4, 5, 6        District Conference/Board Meeting at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut
June 18                District Board Meeting at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 0900 hours
September 10       District Board Meeting/Elections at Mystic Marriott, Groton Connecticut 0900 hours
December 2, 3, 4  Leadership Training at Mystic Marriott/Coast Guard Academy, Groton Connecticut
 
Introduction of Guests  VCP Patricia Matonti
 
                                                                       Staff Officer’s Report:
Lennart Gidlund FSO-AN
NY/NJ OPERATING RESTRICTONS (REVISED)
All vessels transiting the Port of New York/New Jersey shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Designated on-scene Patrol
Commander. Upon being hailed by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed.
ANY VESSEL OR PERSON IN THE WATER IS NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE FOLLOWING SECURITY ZONES:
-Within 150 yards of Liberty and Ellis Islands;
- United Nations, in the East River along the Manhattan shoreline from 125 yards offshore at the Queensboro Bridge to 175 yards offshore at East 35th Street;
- Within 25 yards of all bridge piers or abutments, overhead power cables and tunnel ventilators in the waters of the greater NY area and along the Hudson  River;
- Within 100 yards of all anchored or moored Coast Guard vessels,
-Around Piers 84-96, Manhattan, bound by the following points: the northeast corner of Pier 96 where it intersects the seawall, thence to approximate position
 
 III TEMPORARY CHANGES - TEMPORARY CHANGES CORRECTED This section contains temporary changes and corrections to Aids to Navigation for the current week. When aids are temporarily relocated for dredging, a temporary correction shall be listed in Section IV giving the new position.

TEMPORARY CHANGES (all current)
Chart BNM LNM
31080 Sloop Channel Daybeacon 28 TRUB 12352 CG1-0335-04 35/04
31340 State Boat Channel Daybeacon 64 TRUB 12352 CG1-0481-04 47/04
31525 East Rockaway Inlet Buoy 4 DISCONT FOR DREDGING 12350 CG1-0541-04 52/04
31530 East Rockaway Inlet Lighted Buoy 5 DISCONT FOR DREDGING 12352 CG1-0541-04 52/04
31535 East Rockaway Inlet Lighted Buoy 6 RELO FOR DREDGING 12350 CG1-0540-04 52/04
31540 East Rockaway Inlet Buoy 7 DISCONT FOR DREDGING 12350 CG1-0541-04 52/04
31550 East Rockaway Inlet Lighted Buoy 9 DISCONT FOR DREDGING 12352 CG1-0541-04 52/04
34225 Rockaway Inlet Buoy 5 RELO FOR DREDGING 12402 CG1-0474-04 47/04
34230 Rockaway Inlet Buoy 7 RELO FOR DREDGING 12402 CG1-0474-04 47/04
34485 Grass Hassock Channel Lighted Buoy 23 TRUB 12350 CG1-0492-04 47/04
35290 Coney Island Channel Buoy 3 RELO DUE TO SHOALING 12402 CG1-0404-04 39/04
37302 Kill Van Kull Buoy 10A RELO FOR DREDGING 12333 CG1-0309-04 31/04
37310 Kill Van Kull Channel Lighted Buoy 12 RELO FOR DREDGING 12333 CG1-0308-04 31/04
37325 Bergen Point Lighted Buoy 14 RELO FOR DREDGING 12333 CG1-0147-04 16/04
37335 Kill Van Kull Channel Lighted Buoy 16 RELO FOR DREDGING 12333 CG1-0241-04 25/04
37340 Kill Van Kull Light 16 A TRLB 12333 CG1-0341-04 34/04
40°46’23.1"N, 073°59’59.0"W, thence to approximate position 40°45’55.3"N, 074°00’20.2"W (NAD 1983), thence to the southeast corner of Pier 84 where it intersects the seawall, thence along the shoreline to the point of origin; and
-Within a 100-yard radius of any passenger ship, or vessel, or barge carrying petroleum, or chemical products in bulk;
- All waters of Newark Bay, around Port Newark and Port Elizabeth, bound by the following points: from the NJ Turnpike Extension Bridge (approximate position
40-41-46.5N, 074-07-20.4W), following the Western edge of the Newark Bay Channel, South through Can Buoy #19A, Lighted Buoy #17, Can Buoy #15A,
Lighted Buoy #7 and the west to approximate position 40-39-21.5N, 074-09-54.3W.
 
Lennart Gidlund FSO-SR
 
Please  inform your staff officers regarding any activities. Send or E mail me the report at lenbeer@aol.com
 
James Donohue  FSO-CM
Enclosed, please find an interesting article about installing a VHF radio aboard your boat, which appears in the February 2005 edition of Boaters Digest. I took away the following important points from this article:
 
1) Though most people assume that the higher the dB gain of the antenna you install on your boat the better, this is not always the case (i.e. boat rolling in heavy seas). For most applications, a 3 dB or 6 dB gain antenna will more than do the trick. As the article points out, mounting the antenna as high as possible on your boat is much more important than the actual dB gain value of the antenna. Of course, whenever mounting an antenna high up on a boat, it is always recommended that you utilize a mount that allows the antenna to be lowered down to clear bridges and other overhead obstructions.
 
2) Never use home-use coaxial cable in a marine installation on your boat. This cable has the wrong ohm value (75 ohm versus the 50 ohm cable used with marine radios) and rarely provides the copper braided corrosion protection we require for the marine environment. While on the subject of the "marine environment", be sure to seal all through-deck holes with a good quality marine sealant. It is also very important to check all radio cabling and connectors at least once every few months as the salt water can quickly corrode these items. This article specifically mentions not running cables through the bilge, but if you must tack them high up in the bilge so the cable does not come into contact with the bilge water.
 
3) It is always a good idea to flush mount a newly installed radio to prevent sea spray and general weather from
    coming into contact with the rear panel of the radio.
 
Arnold Polikoff  FSO-CS   Per -
Jay Gellman SO-CS  The website has been updated with new photos and the Officer list has been updated. 11-01 has been removed from the site. The AIM section of the site has been updated with the new online application procedures for students to sign up for the program.
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-FN
 
Following find a summary of the financial report as of 2/17/05:
 
Beginning Balance: $4,348.24
Deposits: $1,455.00
Checks/Payments: $2,747.12
Ending Balance: $3,056.12
 
This was a busy month. We had deposits for the BS&S course, we paid dues to
the District, purchased books for the BS&S course and paid for the T-shirts.
 
Manuel Padilla FSO-PV
New Exam for RBS Program Visitors Now Available -- As previously reported, the BSVP Best Practices Guide is to be used as preparation for Program
Visitor qualification in the RBSVP Program beginning 01 January 2005.
 This  is to announce that the new qualifying exam and self study training is now
available online and that a hardcopy exam will be available from ANSC by the
end of January. All previous MDV exams are no longer valid and should be
destroyed. The RBSVP Best Practices Guide can be found for download by
going to the V-Dept. website and following the links.
 
RBSVP ANNOUNCEMENT -- The Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Best
Practices Guide is being placed on the Vessel Examination Department web
site at http://safetyseal.net/dcvsays.asp. The RBSVP Best Practices Guide
is to be used as preparation for Program Visitor qualification in the RBSV
Program beginning 01 January 2005. As of 01 January 2005 all previous study
materials and exams will no longer be valid. Those members now in
preparation for the PV qualification (old MDV) using the current materials,
must complete their testing prior to 31 December 2004. A corresponding
qualifying exam will be available on the National Training Department Web
site by 01 January 2005. Following N-Train, an instructor's program and a
self study program will also be available on the Training Department web
site for members to use. This long anticipated RBSVP resource should go a
long way toward helping our members qualify for participation in one of our
most important recreational boating safety programs.
 
Per Sal Baglieri: We have conducted our first MDA patrol on Feb 6th 2005 along with myself, Victor Kleinman and Manny Padilla. We covered the Kings County area and inspected four Marina's. This patrol was under Coast Guard reimbursable orders.
In the near future we will cover some additional marinas and visit some scuba dive shops, focusing in Kings County. I would like to have at least one PV officer and one trainee, total of three POB's in my facility. Anyone who wishes to go out as a trainee, contact me  at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Manny Padilla at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,most likely patrols will commence during the weekends.
I would prefer an advance notice when the PV's and trainee's are available before I request patrol orders.
 
Victor Kleinman  FSO-IS
All paper work sent in has been entered, the cutoff date for currency related mission forms has passed, this year the cut off was December 31st. While I don’t think any of our members have been holding onto there paper work as everyone seems to be up to date
Flotilla Stats as of Feb 1st 2005 based on all submitted reports. Numbers indicate hours.
11-02
  99 Mission Hours: 0
  CG Admin Sup: 0
   Safety Patrols: 0                           
   CG Op Sup:  0
   VSC’s:  0
   MD Visits: 0
   PE: 0
   PA: 0 
   MT:  0
Victor Kleinman  FSO-PS
 All members are requested to submit their hourly reports to me at each meeting for the previous month. In the event that you do not attend that months meeting, it is imperative that you get them to me by any means. The paper work for new members is being processed.
 
Merle Robinson FSO-MA
All  materials have been ordered. If any one needs manuals for on line tests please let me know.
 
John Salogub  FSO-MS

John Salogub  Reported to division  that he Combined all BSS labels into one unit. A set was printed for each flotilla to be given out at the division meeting. I also printed the new PV Manuel, and sign off sheets for each flotilla.  I was asked to do 15 however did 20 per flotilla. The programs for the "Change of Watch" are completed.
OTO Mark Ferreira needs our help. Please canvas your FCs and members for Dry Suits not being used by your members.Many suits were distributed and only a few are being used. We need them quickly and they are expensive to purchase if we have some not being used.
Please Help
a) request fowarded by div Capt.  Tom Matonti the coast guard is looking for dry suits that are not being
    used to be returned to them
b) last issue of the Beacon listed a number of insurance companies giving discounts to the auxiliary victor and myself called Gieco and received discounts it is worth a shot for our members to call.
c) announced a party at the midget squadron in April a Nite of comedy we are invited
    this concludes my report
 
 Jesus Camacho  SO-MT
 
 Members who pass the on-line exams should forward a copy of the email to their Flotilla Commanders and keep a copy for themselves.  The Flotilla Commander will then forward a copy to Bill Tooker.  Please note that some on-line exams require a practical demonstration in order to complete the qualification. A Division workshop was given on January 27, "subject" Charting. Nine members were in attendance, as well as three mentors. This is a very good start. February 9, will begin the crew / coxswain training. Please advise all that are interested to attend.

Brian Markman  FSO-OP - Per Stanley Kaye
Stanley Kaye SO-OP  All requests for Ice Breaking patrol on the Morro Bay scheduled for Feb 13 have been sent to the DCP and VCP.
Stanley Kaye from Flotilla 11-03 will be spending 4 days ice breaking up the Hudson on the Cutter Line.
The 2005 Mandatory OPs Workshop will be scheduled for late March or early April.
Once again I want to remind everyone of the new tasks required for this year’s currency maintenance:
Crew Level – Plot a position using latitude & longitude
Coxswain Level – Execute a search pattern.
There are three (3) new facility inspection forms. They include (1) Vessel, (2) Aircraft, (3) P.W.C.They can be found on line under FORMS. The previous are obsolete and cannot be used.
The nav rules test for Coxswain has to be updated every five years. Please check the last time you took one. The re qualification  NAV rules  test can be taken on the On Line testing. The first test has to be proctored.
 
Joseph Stern FSO-PA - Per - Jay Gellman SO-PA
Good news for us, as everyone knows I have been talking about the BoatUS grant for the boating fun program the last few months. The good news is we have officially received the grant in the amount of $4700.00 Dollars, We will have the check mid February and then we will start production of the booklet. We will be setting up a trip to Washington DC in the next two months.
 
Stefanos Tsevdos FSO-PE  We had 21 people taking the BS&S class. The class is being held every
                                          Thursday at the Ryan Center.
 
Frank Giambrone FSO-PB No report
 
Mikhail Roitman FSO-VE     We received 300 VE stickers (decals) and they will be distributed in April.
 
Vice Flotilla Commander’ Report:
 
1. Flotilla Staff Officers should be submitting electronic reports to the
FSO-SR on a timely basis. We need you to coordinate with your Division
Staff Officer for timely information. I expect a brief report on your goals
in your area by the next meeting. A simple phone call will do, however, I
want you to consider realistic goals and identify specific days for
completion.
 
2. There is a training schedule prepared. Our intent is to have the second
portion of the meeting dedicated to training. If you have any auxiliary
videos on any topic, please mail or bring them to myself or the Flotilla
Commander. We are creating a library of videos for future training classes.
 
3. The Lady B is starting its patrol schedule. It is going out this
weekend at 10am from the Tottenville Marina in Staten Island. If you are
interested in going, please coordinate with myself, Victor or John Salogub.
Feel free to contact Stu Sutherland at xxxxxxxxxxx. If you are a trainee,
please team up with a qualified boatcrew or coxswain. We will want to make
sure you get the proper training so you can get the sign-off's taken care of.
 
4. Will need to appoint a Committee for Social Activities. The plan this
year is to coordinate a summer picnic. Preferably at one of the yacht
clubs, however, we need ideas and support from members of this flotilla. I
would like to make appointments this evening.
 
5. Next month's meeting is very important for those members that need to
keep current with the currency maintenance requirements. It is your
responsibility to get your currency maintenance and minimum tasks done to
retain your qualifications. We will need all boatcrew and coxswains,
especially, to participate in this process. Our goal is to have at least
one, preferably two days dedicated to currency maintenance prior to the
beginning of the boating season. We can not afford the time to stop other
projects towards the end of the season to make arrangements for those
auxiliaries that are struggling to get their minimum hours in. I recognize
that there are members where the minimum hours are all they intend or are
able to do. That is your right and does meet the requirements, however, it
is not fair to have us redirect our efforts from other projects to make last
minute accommodations. Simply, get your currency maintenance done early.
Our IS officer will have the information as to your requirements available
for next month's meeting.
 
6. New Member qualification: All new members, or prospective members,
should be working on some sort of qualification. I would suggest the VSC 
and PV qualification as these share some of the same information. Start the
process by logging onto the division website and obtaining the appropriate
study guide. Take the test on the Dist 7 website. It is an open book,
untimed exam. The questions closely follow the study guide and you will
have your results in less than a minute. See the FSO-PV, and the FSO-VE for
completion of the practical portion of the process.
 
7. Flotilla Member Support & Recruitment: Each of us should keep in mind
  that we should invite new members to join the auxiliary. It is an exciting
  organization with a number of different ways to get involved. If you see any of our members which
  haven't been to the regular meetings, remind them that we would like them to join us.
 
8. Ideas: Each of us has ideas on improvements. Feel free to present
    these ideas through our flotilla staff officers, myself and the Flotilla Commander.
   Keep in mind that there is a chain of leadership which we must adhere to for organized handling of our issues.
 
Flotilla Commander’s  Report:

Effective April Flotilla Meeting.  Minutes will be sent out via email only. If a member wishes to continue receiving minutes via the postal service, please contact Victor kleinman at
xxxxxxxxx. Members that wish to receive the minutes via the Internet, please email Victor Kleinman
at xxxxxxx
The Change of Watch was a great success. Flotilla 11-02 had 25 members attend. We ate and danced all night. Pictures were taken. They will be available very shortly on our web site.
The next Emergency Egress & Survival Swim Training is scheduled for March 19th. Location is still being
negotiated. If interested, please contact the 1SR Swim coordinator, Erin Clancy uscgauxaircrew@aol.com
A reminder that all workshops must be entered by May 31. These include Operations, Vessel examiner, Program Visitor and Instructor. Dates for these will be forthcoming.
Fleet week will commence on May 26, 2005. There are many jobs open. If interested contact me or VFC. for details.
There will be a Security Expo. at the Javitts Center. The dates are May 23,24 &25. All interested contact
 either Len. Gidlund or me. It should be very interesting.
Members interested in taking AUXCOM.There are classes starting on Feb. 23, at the Raritan Yacht Club. Contact Raoul Rabiner atmailto:crusaderrabbit1@worldnet.att.net
Geico is offering a discount for members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
There will be a Night of Comedy at the Midget Yacht Club on April 30.$50.00 per person which includes live music, dancing, a buffet, and assorted beverages.
Steve Haney has written a very interesting article concerning installing a VHF radios. Copies can be obtained through me.
 
MANDATORY WORKSHOPS - 2005 -2/05
1. The following Auxiliary program workshops direct AUXDATA entry deadlines for 2005 and must be attended to maintain certification:
a. Operations (OP) workshop
b. Vessel Examiner (VE)/RBS Program Visitor (RBS-VP) workshop
c. Instructor (IT) workshop - May 31 is the deadline for the 2005 Mandatory IT Workshop
 
2. If attendance at these workshops is not entered in AUXDATA by May 31,
then AUXDATA will place the certified person in REWK status. If the workshop
has not been attended and entered in AUXDATA by September 30, then that
person will be placed in REYR status.
 
3. Please ensure that participants in operations, vessel
examination/RBS-program visitor, and instructor programs attend these
workshops well in advance and follow with appropriate AUXDATA entries.
 
4 - The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other
interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL Policy and information.
 
Unfinished Business:  None
 
New Business:   A Social Committee was established.  Gail Orsini and Brian Markman will report
                          back on their findings and recommendations  in April.
 
A review of the proper way to wear a uniform was demonstrated by Auxiliary, Markman,
Kleinman, Walsh and Madilla.
 
At the conclusion of the next meeting we will review  Currency Maintenance, Coxswain, Crew & VE, PV, IT FOR 2005 REQUIREMENTS
 
Awards: Joe Stern was given an award by U.S.C.G.  Captain Wiltshire . See separate Report of award
 
Good and Welfare: It is to the sorrow of the Coast Guard Auxiliary that Tom La’Grutta has passed away. We were informed that their will be a Memorial service in several weeks.  Gus Savaros held a eulogy and a minute of silence was held.