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Coast Guard Concerns


Dear Long Island Boater,

Isn't it your turn to step up to the plate and help make Eastern Long Island's waters safer, while supporting your country's U.S. Coast Guard operations?

We invite you to take a moment and think about what you can do to help maintain this area as the great boating community it has always been, while giving your support to the local Coast Guard Station and the nation's Homeland Security program.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, which uses the slogan "America's Volunteer Lifesavers," is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian branch of Team Coast Guard. This national organization is made up of some 37,000 men and women who give some of their free time to this country because they love everything to do with boating. Their primary concern is "Boating Safely."

If you have some time to give, however much or little that may be, please join us, the CG Auxiliary, and help us support the local Coast Guard team perform its mission. Why not put your boating experience and interests to good use? You can elect to be trained to participate in activities such as:

* Radio watch standing at the local Coast Guard Station

* Inspecting private aids to navigation (buoys and beacons)

* Training the general public in safe boating practices

* On-the-water "Search and Rescue" patrols

* Vessel safety checks recreational vessels' safety equipment

* Visiting marinas and dealers; distributing safe boating literature

* Regular activities and meetings of your "flotilla" members

The list goes on. Yes, it's serious business, but it can and should be fun too.

Whatever your skill, experience or interests the Coast Guard Auxiliary has a place for you. Join your neighbors and friends in the local community to make Eastern Long Island's waters a safer place for all recreational boaters, [and] a better place to live and work.

If you might be interested in joining us, please call me at: Tel. (631) 324-1541 or call our Immediate Past Flotilla Commander at: Tel. (631) 725-3810

Flotilla Commander, 18-02-1SR

BRADLEY S. MARMON
September 05, 2006

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