Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) January 21, 2016
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary ("USCG Aux") , Pompano Beach Flotilla 34, announced today the USCG Aux Flotilla 34 Public Education and Vessel Examination schedules for 2016.
Mr. Jim Lamb, Flotilla Public Affairs Officer, released the schedules to South Florida media via the Internet today.
"USCG Aux Flotilla 34 strongly encourages recreational boaters to take advantage of our public education classes and vessel safety inspections. Our Flotilla leadership is proud to to announce implementation of an outreach program in 2016 that will focus on promoting boating safety to area teens and young adults," Lamb said.
USCG Aux "Boating Safely" classes are held on Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
The following are tentative dates for monthly Flotilla 34 Public Safe Boating Education classes in 2016:
May 21 (National Safe Boating Week)
The most cautious boaters can sometimes experience unexpected problems on the water. That's why the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft and paddle sport users, take advantage of the no-cost Vessel Safety Check program every year.The courtesy Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is performed at your boat - whether in a slip, at the launch ramp, or in your driveway - by a certified Vessel Examiner, at a mutually-convenient time, and usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon the size of your boat. Boats that pass the examination are awarded a distinctive VSC Decal that alerts the Coast Guard, Harbor Patrol, and other law-enforcement agencies that your boat was found to be in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws. Frequently, such agencies will not detain or board boats displaying a current-year decal that are otherwise operating safely. You are left with the peace of mind that your boat meets minimum safety standards and that in an emergency, you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Finally, your insurance rates may be lowered - check with your agent.
Bi-weekly Vessel Exams will be held in 2016 at Alsdorf Park in Pompano Beach from 8AM to 12PM
January 9 &16
February 13 & 20
March 12 &19
April 9 &16
May 14 & 21
June 11 &18
July 9 &16
August 13 & 20
September 10 &17
October 8 & 15
November 12 & 19
For more information, email Flotilla34@uscgauxpublicaffairs.us or call Public Affairs Officer Jim Lamb: (305) 509-9034.
ABOUT USCG AUX & FLOTILLA 34
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer, civilian arm of the United Stated Coast Guard. Our mission is to assist the United Stated Coast Guard by focusing on recreational boating safety. In essence we are your volunteer lifesavers. The four cornerstones of the Auxiliary are Member Services, Recreational Boating Safety, Operations and Marine Safety, and Fellowship.
Flotilla 34 is currently lead by Mr. Jack Dolye, Flotilla Commander and Mr. Bob Uleski, Vice Commander. The Flotilla performs many functions within the realm of boating safety, including, but not limited to: boating safety courses, complimentary vessel safety examinations, regular visits to marine dealers to promote boating safety, boating safety patrols and many community events to further educate the recreational boating public about safe boating. As a volunteer organization we are not all work and no play. One of the cornerstones of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is fellowship. Our flotilla has a quarterly dining out event held at a different local restaurant where we have the opportunity to socialize and bring our guests to meet the members we serve with. In addition, we hold picnics and other social outings as well. If you would like to join the USCG Aux, please contact our public affairs officer.
ABOUT USCG AUX PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public Affairs Directorate Mission Statement
The Public Affairs Directorate engages and communicates with the public and stakeholder groups. It encompasses creative services, public affairs, publications, training and Web services. The Directorate serves the auxiliary and active duty Coast Guard by developing and distributing stories, photos and video to members, the public, and promotes a positive image of the United States Coast Guard. It reaches the right audience, with the right message, using the right communication tools, at the right time. It builds awareness, understanding, credibility, trust, and mutually beneficial relationships with external publics with whom the Auxiliary’s success depends.