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Flotilla Staff Officer Reports Communications Services (FSO-CS) Communications (FSO-CM) Finance (FSO-FN) Human Resources (FSO-HR) Information Systems (FSO-IS) Materials (FSO-MA) Marine Safety (FSO-MA) Member Training (FSO-MT) Navigational Services (FSO-NS) Operations (FSO-OP) Program Visits (FSO-PV) Public Affairs (FSO-PA) Public Education (FSO-PE) Publications (FSO-PB) Secretary Records (FSO-SR) Vessel Examinations (FSO-VE) Page 5 Page 21 Page 20 Page 11 Page 4 Page 20 Page 4 Page 10 Page 21 Page 23 Page 10 Page 11 Page 10 Page 5 Pages 18-19 Page 20

Highlights from the Charleston Boat Show. Special article on Dorothy Stratton. Upcoming news on scheduled events.

National Safe Boating Week


Make sure to mark your calendars for National Safe Boating Week, 19 May to 25 May. We will be putting together a committee to go over the schedule of events and will be in need of volunteers, and will have more information sent out to members of the Flotilla as it becomes available.

April Auction!! There's still time to clean out those closets for the Flotilla Auction which is now scheduled for the April meeting. You may donate your items to the Flotilla Auction Fund or you may keep all proceeds of your sold items. It's a great way to support our Flotilla!

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As you know there is a lot of activity planned for the Flotilla in the next few months. With our first boat show behind us and with the great response from our members so far, we are off and running. Thanks to everyone who participated in the boat show. Ive received a picture from a visitor that shows our flotilla working, way to go. A number of us participated in the SEWE Festival in February, we were partnered with DNR and the space was a little on the tight side; however a lot of people came by and it was an opportunity to talk boating safety and life jacket wear. Thanks to all that participated in that event from flotilla 12-6 and 12-8.

Paul Thomas FC 12-8

The next major project on the horizon is the Summerville Flower Town Festival that will be held on March 30, 31 and April 1 as you know this can attract a huge crowd; I believe they estimated 500,000 last year. Please check with our FSO-PA, Jay Bird, if you are interested in participating in this event. Earth Day is April 22nd and I believe the PA is planning a beach cleanup day at Folly Beach. Our granddaddy event is National Safe Boating Week and this year it will be May 19 thru 25. I have asked (Continued on Page Twenty-One)

V ICE C OMMANDER
For 2012 the flotilla will be using a new district performance measurement system. This measurement system is made up of six items: Public Education, Vessel Safety Examinations, Marine Dealer Visits, Member Training, Patrols and Members. Each one of these items will be monitored during the year for progress towards our objective. The number of students graduated will be used to measure Public Education performance. The number of vessel safety examinations will be used to measure Vessel Examination performance. The number of marine dealer visits will be measure for Marine Dealer Visits performance. The number of lead hours for Member Training will be used to measure Member Training performance. Number of lead coxswain hours and coxswain Code 24 hours Search And Rescue (SAR) will be used to measure Patrol performance. The number of new members added to the flotilla during the years will be used to measure Members performance. If youll look at the table on page twenty-three you will see our current performance status.

Paul Berka VFC 12-8


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I NFORMATION S ERVICES
As of the 13th of February, we have had eighteen people report in excess of 840 hours. That is slightly behind the monthly average for 2011 but we have yet to reach our busy period. the same 7030. That only causes confusion. Several people who worked at the Charleston Boat Show have yet to submit hours. PLEASE get your 7030s in in a timely manner.

The District Staff Officer for Information Services Bob Mathewes (DSO-IS), Sue Hastings has forwarded some inforFSO-IS mation that may be helpful. As to how certain qualifications are entered she says, Boat Crew and Air are submitted through Qualification Examiners (QEs) to DIRAUX, 8 Hr. Team Coordination Training (TCT) is sent by TCT Facilitator to DIRAUX and other qualifications should be submitted through Directors Gateway by the members Flotilla Commander (FC). Information Services (IS) can verify to FC that required data is in AUXDATA and nothing will be updated until data is in AUXDATA.

Bob Mathewes FSO-IS FSO-MS

M ARINE S AFETY
Most of you are using the 7029 e-form. Sue suggests that, Members not store too many of their past reports in the system. This will cause the system to become overloaded and slow down. They should not keep more than a few months ( I would recommend members should not keep up more than six months on the system and either printout or store form on disk or thumb drive and delete from the 7029 form database). In regards the 7029 you should remember If you report mileage you should not report a dollar figure for gas. That is calculated using the government allowance for cost per mile. Marine Safety is moving very slowly. A few people have told me that they are working on the courses necessary for the Marine Safety Training Ribbon but training reports from AUXDATA show no one has completed any of them yet this year.

I have sent two e-mails to the Marine Environmental Response Team requesting information regarding training opportunities but have yet to get any response. I will keep trying and will make any opportunities known to the members as soon as I am aware of them.

I want to, one again encourage you to check your forms before you send them to me. I am getting Bob Mathewes forms with no dates and with no mission start or end times I am also getting multiple submissions for FSO-MS

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C OMMUNICATIONS S ERVICES
Currently we are in the process of adding new member information and orientation sections to the website. By adding this it will give prospective members a greater degree of information when they decide if theyd like to sign up and will also help Human Resources. Also, the new member information pages are still a work in progress, so if you click on them and the text looks out of place, chances are Ive got an updated file sent to the server. There is a time delay from uploading a new file to it showing on the website, but I think when all is said and done this will be a William Carter good addition to our home on the web.

As it has now passed, I have deleted the January section on the flotilla calendar on the website. As you all know we have a calendar on the website as well as the newsletter, with one mirroring the other. If there are any events in March or April that youd like to see added, please feel free to contact me and I will add the data to our webpage.

FSO-CS FSO-PB

William Carter FSO-CS

P UBLICATIONS
In this months newsletter I have written an article on Dorothy Stratton since her birthday is in March. Ive learned quite a lot from doing the research and Captain Stratton was a remarkable woman. I hope that one day we will get to see the USCGC Stratton come into Charleston harbor. Im also thinking about writing an article in April on the Titanic since this year is the hundred-year anniversary of the disaster. I thought about it the other day as I was watching a National Geographic special on the Costa Concordia.

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left-hand column under safety brochures you should see how they are displayed. The formatting is in PDF so it should be compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems.

Im not sure if this would fall under the subject of the website or publications, but perhaps its a little of both. I have taken the safety brochures we hand out at public affairs events and scanned them. This way people will be able to download the safety brochures directly from our website. If you go to the public section of our website and look at the

I really appreciate all the compliments Ive received regarding the newsletter. Im glad that you all are enjoying the new layout.

William Carter

FSO-PB

See page Nine for a special article on Captain Dorothy Stratton.

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The Summerville Flowertown Festival will be held from 30 March to 1 April. Setup will be on 29 March. We will have the Auxiliary Tent and will need volunteers at this function. Contact Jay Bird if you can assist with this event. Mandatory TCT Workshop and optional OPS Workshops will be held at the Brass Buckle on 7 March at 1900. Dress is Civilian.

Born in March

Dorothy Stratton, Educator, Coast Guard Captain, Director of Girls Scouts USA. One of the most well known of anyone who has served with the Coast Guard. (See article on page Nine) Frank Murkowski, Born 28 March. US Senator (Alaska) 1981-2002. Eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002-2006. Served with the US Coast Guard, 1955-1957. Charles Gibson, Journalist, Host of Good Morning America from 1987-2006, Born 9 March. Joined the US Coast Guard Reserves in 1966. Tom Blake, Professional Surfer, Born 8 March. Considered one of the greatest (and most influential) surfers of the 1900s. Blake served with the US Coast Guard during World War Two where he taught swimming, ocean rescue, and munitions loading.

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C ITADEL D ETACHMENT
The Citadel USCG Auxiliary Detachment enjoyed a great start to the New Year. At Station Charleston, the newly inducted members and other affiliated Cadets benefited greatly from classes in Boaters Safety and completion of the Mustang Survival Vest test. Detachment members are now fully qualified to go underway with the activity duty men and women during their Field Training Exercise Weekends. All of the Cadets were impressed with the dedication and skills exhibited by the USCG professionals and look forward to observing and learning from them.
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THE BEST COLLEGES IN THE REGION IN THEIR SURVEYS OF "A MERICA ' S B EST C OLLEGES ." T HEY WERE RANKED THE #1 PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE S OUTHEAST FOR 2012.

F ROM BACK ROW (A. L A R IVIERE , H AMMET , S INGLETARY , L EWIS , W ILLIAMSON ) FRONT ROW (B OWDEN , Z ELLER , T ANN , E DWARDS ) T HE C ITADEL D ETACHMENT M EMBERS POSE FOR
A GROUP PICTURE BEFORE GETTING UNDERWAY WITH THE ENLISTED MEMBERS AT S TATION C HARLESTON .

C ADET A LEXANDRA L A R IVIERE

Future events The Citadel Detachment will conduct the Change of the Watch Ceremony on 13 March. The members of the Detachment appreciate all the great work of the current leadership and welcome the incoming staff. The Detachment will continue to participate in USCG training including the ICS Class and preparation for Boat Crew qualification. The Detachment will conduct a Field Training Exercise before leaving for Spring Break at the end of the month. This opportunity gives the members of the Detachment the chance to gain hands on experience on small boats. Qualification in small boat handling gives the Cadets a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge of the Coast Guard operations. The (Continued on Page Eight)

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Cadets are especially excited for this training. The Citadel Detachment is committed to spending as much time at Coast Guard Station Charleston as possible; absorbing everything the Coast Guard has to offer.

On March 22, the Citadel Detachment will have the opportunity to ride on the Coast Guard Cutter, Dallas, commissioned in 1967. The Cadets will take a small boat out early that morning to board the cutter and return to port later in the day. This exciting event will give most of the members of the Citadel Detachment their first experience underway.

The Citadel Detachment would like to thank the USCG men and women who continue to take time out of their busy schedules to speak with us and to teach us through classes and training exercises. Their guidance is greatly appreciated. The Cadets would also like to thank Mr. Miles and Mr. Thomas for their constant and dedicated support for the Citadel Detachment.

C ADETS M ARGARET L A R IVIERE AND A LEX L A R IVIERE PREPARED TO GO UNDERWAY .

Cadet Alexandra LaRiviere US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-8 Citadel Detachment

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Coast Guard Trivia Answer:


Starting in December of 1946 through January of 1947, the USCGC Northwind was a participant in Operation Highjump in helping to establish a research base in Antarctica. During the course of this mission, the Northwind became the first USCG Cutter to cross the Antarctic Circle. Her crew also played the first game of baseball and the first round of golf while on the icy continent. After the completion of the Antarctic base, called Little America, the Northwind would also be the first to launch a helicopter flight to the base.

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S CHOLAR ~ E DUCATOR ~ G UARDIAN ~ L EADER ~ A MERICAN H ERO


In American history, as in the history of all great nations throughout the course of time, there are individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, individuals who have set a shining example for those around them, and those who have greatly exceeded their own expectations to achieve their dreams. These are people with exceptional leadership skills, people who motivate others to become greater than they believe they can be, and in some cases, they have helped to change the course of history. This is a story of one such individual. Well-known by those among the Coast Guard Community, her name is Dorothy C. Stratton. she lived, for one to achieve a PhD. Dorothy Stratton, now having completed her graduate studies, would begin her career as a college educator with Purdue University as Dean of Women, a title which she would hold for nearly a decade, and a time which would see female enrollment at the school nearly triple. By 1940 the university gave her a promotion to became a college professor.

C APTAIN D OROTHY C. S TRATTON

Dorothy Stratton was born in 1899 in the small farming community of Brookfield, Missouri. She was the daughter of a Baptist minister, and spent a good deal of her childhood traveling with her family as her fathers work moved him across the Great Plains. In 1920, while living in Kansas, Dorothy earned a Bachelors degree from Ottawa University. Upon graduation she began a career in the field of education as a high school teacher. While teaching to the youth of America, she would continue her own education by rotating time between work and graduate school to earn a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Chicago and later earn a Doctorate in Administration from Columbia University. This level of achievement placed her into an elite category of American scholars and educators, as it was rare, particularly in the time in which

Following the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, thus drawing America into the Second World War; Dorothy Stratton would take a leave of absence from Purdue to join the Womens Reserve of the US Naval Reserve as a Senior Lieutenant. Upon completion of training in Massachusetts, she transferred to the Womens Reserve of the US Coast Guard to become its first Director. It is from her that the Coast Guard developed the use of the term SPARS.

Taken from the first letters of the Coast Guards motto of Semper Paratus, Always Ready, we get the SPARS acronym. By her analogy, Dorothy said that since a spar, by one definition, is a supporting beam, that the use of the word as an acronym was appropriate as it was her hope that the women serving the Coast Guard in this capacity, more than ten-thousand at one time (Continued on Page Thirteen)

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P UBLIC E DUCATION
Well it was bad news for our first class which had to be canceled due to the lack of students signed up. We fail to achieve the minimum ten students with just three registered. I am hoping to get a better turn-out for the class on March 24 so far there are about 10 signed up and I have been posting flyers at the Charleston Airport as well as my condominium. If you know of someone looking for a class our next one will be at the Brass Buckle from 0900-1700. I still could use more Instructors if any are free that Saturday.

Alan Glas FSO-PE

Randy Glas FSO-PE

M EMBER T RAINING
A Train the Trainer for Aid Verifier course has been completed and we are positioning to have an Aid Verifier Course offered hopefully in April. Please contact me if you would like to sign up for this 8hour course. Once completed you will not have to take it again. We are also offering a mandatory TCT refresher along with an OPS workshop on 11 MAR. This workshop will be held in the Brass Buckle from 1900-2100. Frank Leister and Joe Fleming will be the presenters with Kelly Duncan assisting. At this time we have not been informed of other mandatory courses but surely this will change. Email or call me to let me know of any courses that you might like to take so we can get started. I can be reached on my cell at 843-557-0033, or at my email address, RBDaniel1829@aol.com.

Richard Daniel FSO-MT

Richard Daniel FSO-MT

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ALL HEARD THE SAYING TAKEN DOWN A PEG OR TWO BUT DO YOU KNOW WHERE IT FINDS ITS ORIGINS ?

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The PV Team has completed 61% of its year-end goal of 140 Marine Dealer Visits. I just finished viewing the Five Power Points for the upcoming PV/VE Workshops in less than ten minutes each. We can all learn something from each one of them. Dwaine Harris FSO-PV

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H UMAN R ESOURCES
For those of you who did not make the Feb meeting we have a new member; Wendy Balelo was sworn in during that meeting. Wendy has volunteered to be the chairperson for national safe boating week, please give her you ideas on how to make this year better than last year. four applications and have not heard back from them. From the monthly division report there are still eighteen names of potential members wanting to get into 12-8, so interest in our Flotilla remains strong.

Paul Thomas
Paul V. Thomas

I currently have one completed applicaFSO-HR tion and am waiting on fingerprints from another applicant. Ive sent out another

FSO-HR

In Next Months Issue


As you all know, 14 April 2012 will be the one-hundred year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; one of the worst maritime disasters in modern history. Many people, myself included, have always been fascinated by the story of Titanic. Below is a list of quotes regarding the Titanic. See if you can guess who said the following famous last words:

To call this ship unsinkable is flying in the face of God! Where you go, I go. We are dressed in our best and prepared to go down like gentlemen. Many brave things were done that night but none more brave than by those few men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the seathe music they played serving alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recorded on the rulls of undying fame.

P UBLIC A FFAIRS
Volunteers are still needed at the Auxiliary tent for the Summerville Flowertown Festival, on March 30 from 0945 to 1800, March 31 from 0945 to 1800, and April 1 from 1200 to 1800. Uniform is ODU. For additional information contact Jay to sign-up at either SailByrd@gmail.com or 843-597-6063.

Jay Bird FSO-PA

Jay Bird FSO-PA

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H IGHLIGHTS FROM THE A NNUAL C HARLESTON B OAT S HOW


assistants was feeling under the weather. The safety trailer he travels in was quite extraordinary however, and the displays it contains must have required hundreds of hours of labor and excellent craftsmanship to put together.

T HE Y OU RE I N C OMMAND SAFETY DISPLAY FROM M IAMI WAS VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER AND DREW A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM THE PUBLIC . W E D LIKE TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE TO B RUCE W RIGHT OF M IAMI , F LORIDA WHO DROVE HERE TO HELP US WITH THE EVENT . We had a very good turnout this year for the Charleston Boat Show. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary display was located close to the main entrance of the convention center so we got a good volume of foot traffic. We handed out lots of pamphlets on boating safety, State and Federal regulations, coloring books, stickers, and we also got close to eight people to sign up for vessel safety exams and close to a dozen signed up for the upcoming ABS courses. In addition we had many who took home the information on VE and ABS so hopefully that will mean more people will sign up. Volunteers from 12-8, 12-6 and a few from the Gold Side helped coordinate the event and ensure that our display area had coverage. Overall the event was a great success.

A special thanks for everyone who helped with this event. Without the participation of both the Auxiliary and Active Duty this event, and this impact it has in raising safety awareness among the boating public, would not have been possible.

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C APTAIN D OROTHY C. S TRATTON (C ONTD .)


during the war, would be the supporting beams of the US Coast Guard. service to the Coast Guard and to her country, there is now a Cutter named for her.

The USCGC Stratton is one of the newest in the Coast Guard fleet, having been christened by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010. Built by NorthropGrumann Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi; USCGC Stratton is a member of whats known as Legend-Class Cutters and is equipped with the very latest in technology. She is scheduled to be officially commissioned 24 March, 2012 to celebrate Dorothy Strattons birthday. USCGC Stratton will then take her rightful place in an elite class of highly-advanced cutters which will help guide both the US Coast Guard, and the United States of Upon the conclusion of the Second America, into the next decades of the twenty-first World War, Dorothy Stratton would century. re-enter the civilian labor force in 1946 to become the first director of personnel for the International Written by William Carter Monetary Fund (IMF) until 1950. She then worked with Girl Scouts of America as the National Executive The image to the left is the Director until she retired in 1960. crest of the USCGC Stratton. By clicking on the image you In 2006, at the age of 107 and having lived to see can visit her home page and three centuries, Captain Dorothy Stratton passed learn more about this fasciaway at her home in Indiana. Her life story is, in many nating vessel. ways, a mirror of the core foundations of the US Coast Guard. Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty were All images used in this article were from the website the foundation by which Captain Stratton built her of the USCGC Stratton. career. While she is no longer with us, her spirit and legacy will live on. In honor of her dedication and

By 1943 she had achieved the rank of Captain. In her stellar military career, Captain Stratton served as a shining example of service to ones country and was an inspiration for thousands, perhaps millions, of women across America to heed the call to duty during their nations hour of need. For her outstanding military achievements and service to her country, she was awarded the Legion of Merit.

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We have a new member to our Flotilla. Her name is Wendy Bolero and she will be assisting us with the planning of events for National Boat Safety Week. Lets all welcome her to the Auxiliary.

We had quite a few awards and presentations at the Flotilla meeting. Great job everyone! Chuck Chirila was awarded VE certification, Randy Glas received his third year certification as Coxswain, Bob Orenstein was presented with a thirty-year service award, Frank Leister passed his Rules-ofthe-Road Exam, and Kelly Duncan has successfully completed three exams: Member Training, the APC course, and the Good Mate Exam.

RECEIVES AN AWARD FOR THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE AUXILIARY . W AY TO GO B OB !!

B OB O RENSTEIN

GIVE A BIG WELCOME ABOARD TO THE NEWEST MEMBER OF F LOTILLA 12-8, W ENDY B OLERO .

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Photos from the Flotilla meeting were taken by William Carter.

I was unable to get photos of Dwaine Harris or Kelly Duncan but we should have pictures in the April edition of The Scuttlebutt.

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Congratulations to all for your outstanding accomplishments!

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10. Higher up 11. Sea nymph 12. Rested weight on the knees 14. Pharynx 21. Stripes of contrasting color 23. Cause to move forward with force 25. Mindful 26. Money or goods donated to the poor 27. A secret look 28. Look searchingly 32. Synthetic resin

38. Encounter 40. Warning device 42. Molten rock 43. Small branch 45. Manually manipulate 47. Strike 48. Receptacle 50. Steal cattle 52. Express approval of 55. Unit of area 56. Smooth 57. Law officer

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BOY RAISED HIS HAND AND THE TEACHER POINTED AT HIM .

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Anagrams
Can you work out the items of food or drink from the following anagrams? Name lengths are shown in brackets. RAW INERT MEAL (7,5) AWFUL RECOIL (11) IN REAL EGG (6,3) A MOTTO (6) CRIED (5) RICH EAT OK (9) CHANGE MAP (9) A SUGAR SAP (9) RE A JUG ON ICE (6,5) EMU LEG (6) EAT (3) COOL CHEAT (9) REGAL (5) PUB TUNE TREAT (6,6) CAR DUST (7) ORDER PIG (8) PAST EIGHT (9) CRACKPOT INLAW (5,8) CHEAP (5) A TROPIC (7)

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CAN ALSO USE ANYTHING IN THE SCIENCE LAB . DO WE HAVE ANY VOLUNTEERS ?"

55. Flower 58. Not in use 59. Current 60. Manage without help 63. Crib 64. Consumed Across (Contd.) 61. Paddle 62. Former European gold coin 65. Sashay 66. Single 67. Express, in stage or movie role 68. Parlor 69. Golf pin 70. Go in 71. Salacious

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Solutions to these puzzles can be found on page twenty-two.

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The February 08, 20112 Flotilla 12-8 monthly meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by FC Paul Thomas with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members in attendance met our quorum and are listed on the sign-in sheet.

Pamela Bray FSO-SR

Visitor and guest speaker, Corporal Greg Brown (SCDNR) was introduced, followed by his presentation on the Courtesy Boat Inspections the DNR gives at boat landings and in the water. This informative and educational lecture, accompanied by DNR safety handbooks, was enjoyed by the members.

Flotilla Staff Officer (FSO) Reports:

FC Paul Thomas gave a briefing on the Division and Sector meetings stating that Division contributed over 66,000 hrs total with Flotilla 12-6 (1st) and Flotilla 12-8 (2nd) ranking in Division hours. Members present agreed that we would like to see our Flotilla regain its 1st place standing and will use this report as a benchmark for 2012. FSO-FN Frank Leister reported that the Flotilla is in good financial standing. VFC Paul Berka asked for Officer Reports for updates and changes from the last Scuttlebutt entries. FSO-CM Clarke would like 5 more mobile communications added to our Flotilla. FSO-CS/PB William Carter presented ABS ad copy. Carter was also congratulated on his work with the Scuttlebutt and its new format. Kudos Carter! FSO-HR Paul Thomas stated that he will be adding several members to our roster by next month and that there are new applications pending for membership. FSO-MS/IS Bob Mathewes (absent) FSO-MA Chuck Chirila presented the new paddleboard inspection sheet. FSO-MT/NS Richard Daniel reminded all members that the mandatory TCT workshop is March 7. Please see Scuttlebutt calendar for details. FSO-OP Joe Fleming stated that there is a scheduled boom drill on March 11 1500 hrs at Limehouse Landing. FSO-PA Jay Bird (absent due to PA training in Mobile) Berka reporting for Bird that the SEWE booth, headed by Flotilla 12-6, would like volunteers for this event. FSO-PE Randy Glass will evaluate future ABS class roster, pricing and location, noting that the Summerville ABS class is cancelled due to small enrollment.

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FSO-PV Dwaine Harris had a good response from the Boast Show for PV visits, VFC Berka for PA Bird (see above).

Old Business:
The 8 hr TCT class will be held at The Citadel 02/11 0900-1500 hrs. Bring lunch/civilian dress. The mandatory one hour TCT review will be held March 7 1900, Brass Buckle, ODU.

New Business:
The Flotilla auction has been moved to the April meeting. Items can be auctioned for the Flotilla fund or if you prefer, you can retain all proceeds of your sold items. New member Wendy Bolero was sworn in. Welcome aboard Wendy! Awards were presented to the following members: Chuck Chirila (VE certification), Randy Glas (Third year coxswain certification), Kelly Duncan (MT exam, APC course, good mate exam), Bob Orenstein (30 yr service award), Frank Leister (Rules of the Road exam). Congratulations to all for your accomplishments! FC Thomas gave a brief accounting of the history of USCG AUX Charleston from our Flotilla Historian, Marguerite Bishop. Thank you Marguerite for your research!

Without further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38pm.

Respectfully submitted, Pamela Bray FSO-SR

We are currently in the process of trying to get more people interested in the About Boating Safely (ABS) course. The ABS course is a win-win for everyone who participates. It not only educates the boating public about water safety, but once they have successfully completed the course they will often get a discounted rate on their boaters insurance, which means the course fee will more than pay for itself. It is also one of the best ways for our flotilla to raise funds which are necessary for us to meet our objectives. If you know of anyone who may be interested in taking an ABS course, please let us know.

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M ATERIALS
Nothing to report for March. Charles Chirila FSO-MA

Charles Chirila FSO-MA

V ESSEL E XAMINATION
As of this month we have completed seven Vessel Safety Checks (VCS). We have to thank Dwaine Harris for this accomplishment. Tom Beauchemin has completed his two supervised VCS under the supervision of Dwaine. Tom will be re-certified as a Vessel Examiner (VE) as soon as AUXDATA can be changed. For 2012 our objective is to complete 512 VSC. Currently we have 14 qualified VE's in the flotilla. Therefore, each VE will have to average about 37 vessel safety checks in 2012. In 2011 we had 12 VE's who averaged 38 Vessel safety checks. I will be scheduling VE blitzes at the following landings in 2012:

Limehouse Landing Wappoo Cut Landing Leeds Landing Folly River Landing

Paul H. Berka FSO-VE

Paul Berka FSO-VE

N AUTICAL E XPRESSIONS : T HIS


EXPRESSION COMES FROM THE PRACTICE

F INANCE
With the exception of paying the District/Division dues, which came in right on the budget projection, the Flotilla has booked no revenue or expenses to date. Frank Leister FSO-FN

OF ADMIRALS AND OFFICERS HAVING THEIR OWN FLAGS ABOARD SHIP .

S UPERIOR

OFFICERS

WOULD HAVE THEIR FLAGS POSITIONED HIGHER ON THE MAST THAN SUBORDINATES AND THESE FLAGS WOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE MAST BY A PEG . I F A SENIOR OFFICER HANDED OVER HIS COMMAND TO A JUNIOR THEN THE FLAG WOULD HAVE TO BE FLOWN IN A SUBORDINATE POSITION OR BE TAKEN DOWN A PEG .

Frank Leister FSO-FN

F LOTILLA 12-8 ~ M ARCH 2012

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C OMMUNICATIONS
FYI. The following is a list of CG Aux approved mobile radio facilities in our flotilla:

N AVIGATIONAL S ERVICES
March kicks off the ATON Patrol season. There will be an ATON evening and night patrol on 18 MAR. We will cover the South ICW from Elliot Cut to the North Edisto River. We will be looking for any navigation problems that might hinder the snow birds annual migration back up north. It is very important to contact me via email or phone if you would like to take part this year. We will be conducting an Aid Verifier Certification class sometime in April. Sign up now and meanwhile take part in an ATON Patrol so you can match classroom with reality on the water. You can reach me at RBDaniel1829@aol.com or call me at 843-557-0033

Richard Clarke FSO-CM

Joe Fleming Bob Mathewes Bob Mathewes Dean Creed Dick Clarke Paul Thomas

Mobile Mobile Base Mobile Mobile Mobile

8 1 1 3 5 2

We could certainly use many more so please consider joining our communications program.

Richard Daniel Dick Clarke FSO-CM FSO-NS Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Photo by Richard Daniel

C OMMANDER S C ORNER ( CONTD .)


Wendy Balelo to act as chairperson for this event and for all your suggestions and comments to be directed her way. We had a spectacular event last year and I would like to see that continue this year. Its hard to believe, by the time we finish the above task we will be approaching June and a half year has elapsed, time does fly when you are having fun. I would like to make the June meeting a picnic with the uniform being summer wear. To be discussed at the March meeting if we have a quorum. Paul V. Thomas FC

Richard Daniel FSO-NS

H AVE

YOU REMEMBERED TO FILL OUT YOUR 7029 FORMS ?

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P UZZLE S OLUTIONS
B RAIN T EASER A NSWER :
F IRST ,
EGG . SOAK THE EGG IN THE VINEGAR WHICH

SOFTENS THE SHELL WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE

N EXT ,

TAKE SOME OF THE WRITING PAPER AND

SHRED IT INTO PIECES .

T AKE

THE SHREDDED PIECES

AND PUT THEM INTO THE GLASS BOTTLE . THE SHREDDED PAPER .

T AKE

MATCH AND LIGHT A FIRE INSIDE THE BOTTLE WITH

A FTER ,

TAKE THE VINEGAR -

SOAKED EGG AND PUT IT ON THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE SO NO OXYGEN CAN GET INTO THE BOTTLE .

T HE

FIRE

CAN ' T LIVE WITHOUT ANY OXYGEN SO IT WILL TRY TO SUCK OXYGEN FROM THE ENTRANCE WHICH THE EGG IS BLOCKING .

W HEN

THE FIRE DOES THIS , THE FIRE

BECOMES LIKE A VACUUM . OXYGEN .

SO,

BASICALLY , THE FIRE

SUCKS THE EGG INTO THE BOTTLE TO TRY TO GET THE

A FTER

A SHORT WHILE , THE SHELL WILL BOTTLE .

REHARDEN AND THAT ' S HOW THE EGG GOT INTO THE

The optical illusion to the right was first created in 1861. Look at the two thick vertical lines. Do they look straight or curved to you? Hold a ruler up to the screen and you will see that they are indeed straight. Anagrams MINERAL WATER CHAMPAGNE CAULIFLOWER GINGER ALE TOMATO CIDER ARTICHOKE ASPARAGUS LAGER PEANUT BUTTER PEACH APRICOT

ORANGE JUICE CUSTARD LEGUME TEA CHOCOLATE PORRIDGE SPAGHETTI PRAWN COCKTAIL

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O PERATIONS
Operations continue to move forward with our support for boating safety and assisting the Coast Guard with their missions. The weather this year has the boating public on the water earlier than normal, so we have to be ready for the mission at hand. Practice while on patrols is the best way to keep sharp with your skills. Coxswain please let me know what patrol dates you can cover for March and April, so I can let BM1 know.

Joe Fleming FSO-OP


D ID K NOW ?
LIKE SO

Joe Fleming FSO-OP

YOU

New members interested in crew training please get in touch with me, so we can get started with your training. TCT and Operation refresher class will be March 7th Brass Buckle, 1700. Thanks to Station Charleston BM1 Miller we have some new equipment our facilities can use. We have rescue heaving lines and a 20 life ring. Equipment like this is always needed.

D OROTHY S TRATTON , A MERICANS ,

MANY OF OUR FELLOW CAME FORWARD AND

OFFERED HER SERVICES TO THE

C OAST G UARD
THE ATTACKS ON

AND TO HER

COUNTRY IN THE AFTERMATH OF

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YEARS OF AGE AT

THE TIME .

V ICE C OMMANDER ( CONTD .)


Items Public Education Vessel Examinations Marine Dealer Visits Member Training Patrols Members Year to Date 0 7 63 0 13.5 0 2012 Objectives 12 512 140 30 759 9 Percent Achieved 0.00 % 1.37 % 45.00 % 0.00 % 1.78 % 0.00 %

F LOTILLA O FFICERS
Flotilla Commander Flotilla Vice Commander Communications Services Communications Finance Human Resources Information Services Materials Marine Safety Member Training Navigational Services Operations Public Affairs Publications Public Education RBS Visitor Secretary Records Vessel Examination IPFC Detachment Commander Paul Thomas Paul Berka William Carter Richard Clarke Frank Leister Paul Thomas Robert Mathewes Charles Chirila Robert Mathewes Richard Daniel Richard Daniel Joe Fleming Jay Bird William Carter Alan Glas Dwaine Harris Pamela Bray Paul Berka Alan Miles Greg Battenfield Confidentiality Notice Telephone numbers and addresses of members are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974. As a matter of policy, rosters of names, addresses and telephone numbers shall not be made available to the general public or any outside organization. Privacy of all rosters shall be safeguarded and the page clearly labeled. The publication of these rosters, addresses, and telephone numbers on any computer on-line service including the Internet is prohibited by the Privacy Act of 1974. paul.thomas@sba.gov phberka@comcast.net iceman.1978@yahoo.com clarkerrc@att.net fcl@lwinslow.com paul.thomas@sba.gov rhmathewes@comcast.net cchirila@sc.rr.com rhmathewes@comcast.net rbdaniel1829@aol.com rbdaniel1829@aol.com joeflemingjr@comcast.net sailbyrd@gmail.com iceman.1978@yahoo.com alan.glas@delta.com dwaine108@aol.com pamelagbray@gmail.com phberka@comcast.net bigcid@comcast.net battenfieg1@citadel.edu