She began by pointing out to the group that the 12th anniversary of 9/11 was right around the corner and that the Coast Guard and FWC would be making their presence known on the water in preparation for the unexpected. Virginia told the group that, while out fishing in Crystal Bay that past weekend their boat had been boarded and inspected, along with many others in the vicinity,. Now it was clear why.
Linda then gave a brief history of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, when it was founded and how the organization has changed over the decades. This is a support based organization to the US Coast Guard and their main purpose is to educate the public on marine related topics, the most important of which is water/boating safety.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers year-round classes on boating safety and kayak safety.
She also mentioned that they are always looking for volunteers willing to join in and help the cause. If you are interested in learning more about the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, you are welcome to contact her.
Knot Tying Lesson
1...Florida Sportsman Fishing Expo in Tampa Florida, September 14th & 15th
2...Relay for Life fishing tournament to benefit breast cancer research
3..Group Kayak Fishing
In The Works...
2...Logo Update - The new, revised logo should be ready by Friday. That will be e-mailed to all of the members as soon as it is received.
3...The "D" word - DUES - A discussion has risen for the possible need to collect dues. At this point, these monies would be used for logo cost and to say 'thank-you' for those businesses and organizations who have supported this club from the very beginning.
4...October's meeting is shaping up to be a good one