Flotilla 12-01, Alameda, USCG Auxiliary

Flotilla 12-01, Alameda, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01, at Coast Guard Island Alameda, supports the Coast Guard through public education, recreational boating safety programs, and operations.
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Flotilla 12-01 has its monthly meeting every second Tuesday in the Banner's Club on Coast Guard Island USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-1 is based at Coast Guard Island in Alameda and supports the U.S. Coast Guard through public education, recreational boating safety programs, and operations. We enjoy the comradeship of dedicated people doing an important job for our community and country. Flotilla 12-01 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours (7pm) in the Banners Club, Building 18, Coast Guard Island. We want YOU to join US in Flotilla 12-01 as we serve our community and nation! To join, contact us via email, or go to http://join.cgaux.org/index.php District 11 North website: http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=113

Mission: Our Mission: Educating and Saving Lives! BE PART OF THE ACTION & HELP SAVE LIVES -- Since the recreational boating population in the United States is growing rapidly, the Coast Guard Auxiliary needs a few good men and women like you. As an Auxiliarist, you will have the opportunity to select and participate in one or more of the Auxiliary's major programs. If you feel strongly about the rewards you can get from serving your community, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the right place for you! Either through on- water Operations, the Auxiliary's Public Education Program, Courtesy Examination Program, Radio Watchstander, Coast Guard Recruiting, Marine Environmental Protection or Coast Guard Administration. INCREASE YOUR SKILLS -- The Auxiliary and the Coast Guard provide specialized training on all aspects of boating, as well as leadership and administration. Auxiliarists receive valuable training in seamanship and related skills, and enjoy the sense of confidence of knowing that they are better and safer boaters. SUPPORT THE COAST GUARD -- Auxiliarists provide direct operational and administrative support to many local Coast Guard units. You can wear the Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform and become part of Team Coast Guard. When you qualify through training, you can take part in Search and Rescue operations, stand radio watch at the Coast Guard Station, work with the Marine Safety Office on pollution matters or work in the Recruiting Office. SERVICE TO YOUR COMMUNITY-- Auxiliarists aren't paid with money, but with satisfaction. We furnish and maintain our own equipment and can choose to participate at a level tailored to our individual capabilities. We provide boating safety classes for youth and adults and examine recreational vessel for safety equipment to ensure that our neighbors will be safe on the waterways. ENJOY FUN AND FELLOWSHIP -- In all activities, enjoy fellowship -- the good company of other Auxiliarists at meetings and training sessions, on patrols and other missions, and at ceremonies and social events. One of he Auxiliary's trademarks is good old-fashioned hospitality. Friends, neighbors and interested members of the public are always welcome to attend one of our flotilla meetings. In addition, dedication to boating safety provides the atmosphere for getting together to swap boating experiences and participate in cruises and rendezvous. You'll find a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists that's hard to beat. There's time to relax and have fun at Auxiliary outings, training sessions, patrols, CMEs, classes, and conferences. Auxiliarists make lasting, meaningful friendships. Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping save lives gives your Auxiliary membership a special meaning.

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The Coast Guard Family stands against Sexual Assault/Abuse!
10/22/2020
ALAUX 031/20 - SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY (SAPRR) UPDATE

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07/26/2020
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Greetings 12-01 members, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during the stand down.This is a reminder that th...
07/09/2020

Greetings 12-01 members,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during the stand down.

This is a reminder that the deadline for 2021 dues is approaching. I have attached two documents: one is the 2021 dues notice, and other is the Form 7035 (Change of Status form) for members that are no longer active in the flotilla.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with me, or our Finance Officer, FSO Kathleen Guevara. Thank you, and Stay healthy and safe!

-Best-
Winnie (Wan Yu) Zhou
VFC, Flotilla 12-01
Flotilla Public Affairs Staff Officer
Division 12 Public Affairs Officer
415-975-1973 (mobile)
[email protected]

COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONESWhile visiting some cemeteries, you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins...
05/29/2020

COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONES

While visiting some cemeteries, you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.

These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America’s military, and these meanings vary, depending on the denomination of coin.

A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier’s family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect.

Leaving a PENNY at the grave means simply that you visited. A NICKEL indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a DIME means you served with her/him in some capacity. By leaving a QUARTER at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the soldier when s/he was killed.

According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery, or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

In the United States, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier’s family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war. Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a “down payment” to buy their fallen comrades a beer, or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.

At the annual NACON (National Convention), Auxiliarists from all across the nation, as well as our international shipmat...
05/16/2020

At the annual NACON (National Convention), Auxiliarists from all across the nation, as well as our international shipmates come together to enjoy a great experience of learning, professional development and warm fellowship with other attendees.

During NACON, Auxiliarists learn the latest information on Coast Guard Auxiliary programs, take advantage of very informative workshops, and enjoy the camaraderie only experienced between shipmates.

At the annual NACON (National Convention), Auxiliarists from all across the nation, as well as our international shipmates come together to enjoy a great experience of learning, professional development and warm fellowship with other attendees.

During NACON, Auxiliarists learn the latest information on Coast Guard Auxiliary programs, take advantage of very informative workshops, and enjoy the camaraderie only experienced between shipmates.

An Associated Press wire photo (dated August 17, 1942)  of Band Leader and Singer Rudy Vallee being sworn into the U.S. ...
04/28/2020

An Associated Press wire photo (dated August 17, 1942) of Band Leader and Singer Rudy Vallee being sworn into the U.S. Coast Guard at U.S. Coast Guard Station Long Beach as a Chief Petty Officer and Bandmaster of the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

Prior to his service in the Coast Guard, he served as an officer in the 1st Evacuation Regiment, California State Guard, during the early days of World War II. The unit was made of actors and Hollywood technicians, who would evacuate civilians in donated station wagons in the event of a Japanese invasion. Raised in 1941, it transferred to the California State Militia (a tertiary state defense force) and finally disbanded in 1943.

California Military Department Historical Collection

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning "Always Ready". It is the official motto of the United States Coast Guard. A 1...
04/17/2020

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning "Always Ready". It is the official motto of the United States Coast Guard. A 1928 song of the same name is also used as the U.S. Coast Guard's official march, and appears on the organization's flag.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semper_paratus

04/08/2020
"Change of Watch" 2020

The "Change of Watch" 2020 was held at Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club in Alameda on January 12, 2020. SPC advisors and members were both present and recognized during the event.

The purpose of an Auxiliary Change-of-Watch is to install the newly elected officers and to recognize the accomplishments and service of the outgoing officers. The annual Change-of-Watch is often the only formal gathering of Division and Flotilla members during the year.

The ceremony itself is patterned after the Coast Guard’s formal, time-honored Change of Command ceremony. When done successfully, the C.O.W. can have an energizing effect on the incoming officers, giving the outgoing officers a sense of accomplishment and appreciation, and giving everyone else a positive impression of your unit.

04/08/2020
"Change of Watch" 2020

The "Change of Watch" 2020 was held at Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club in Alameda on January 12, 2020. SPC advisors and members were both present and recognized during the event.

The purpose of an Auxiliary Change-of-Watch is to install the newly elected officers and to recognize the accomplishments and service of the outgoing officers. The annual Change-of-Watch is often the only formal gathering of Division and Flotilla members during the year.

The ceremony itself is patterned after the Coast Guard’s formal, time-honored Change of Command ceremony. When done successfully, the C.O.W. can have an energizing effect on the incoming officers, giving the outgoing officers a sense of accomplishment and appreciation, and giving everyone else a positive impression of your unit.

04/08/2020
"Change of Watch" 2020

The "Change of Watch" 2020 was held at Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club in Alameda on January 12, 2020. SPC advisors and members were both present and recognized during the event.

The purpose of an Auxiliary Change-of-Watch is to install the newly elected officers and to recognize the accomplishments and service of the outgoing officers. The annual Change-of-Watch is often the only formal gathering of Division and Flotilla members during the year.

The ceremony itself is patterned after the Coast Guard’s formal, time-honored Change of Command ceremony. When done successfully, the C.O.W. can have an energizing effect on the incoming officers, giving the outgoing officers a sense of accomplishment and appreciation, and giving everyone else a positive impression of your unit.

"Change of Watch" 2020 at Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club (1/12/20)
04/08/2020

"Change of Watch" 2020 at Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club (1/12/20)

The purpose of an Auxiliary Change-of-Watch is to install the newly elected officers and to recognize the accomplishments and service of the outgoing officers. The annual Change-of-Watch is often the only formal gathering of Division and Flotilla members during the year.

The ceremony itself is patterned after the Coast Guard’s formal, time-honored Change of Command ceremony. When done successfully, the C.O.W. can have an energizing effect on the incoming officers, giving the outgoing officers a sense of accomplishment and appreciation, and giving everyone else a positive impression of your unit.

The “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF (City College of San Francisco) was established in March 2017 by FSO-DV (Flotilla 12-0...
03/05/2020

The “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF (City College of San Francisco) was established in March 2017 by FSO-DV (Flotilla 12-01), SO-DV (D-11N, Sector San Francisco) Robert Clark, who is a faculty member at the college and currently serves as the Club’s advisor. “Semper Paratus” means “Always Ready” and is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The purpose of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to increase the diversity of Auxiliary members within the flotillas in Division 12 and to provide more exposure to a more diverse population of potential members and candidates for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, respectively. Since its inception, over ten (10) Club members are currently in the process of becoming Auxiliarists, and one is contemplating joining the U.S. Coast Guard. Once Club members become Auxiliarists, they will also be recommended to apply for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP).

The stated Mission of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to provide community service and volunteer opportunities for CCSF students throughout the Bay Area in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard. Therefore, even students who are not currently considering membership in the Auxiliary or U.S. Coast Guard can become more familiar with the opportunities offered by both organizations and decide at a later time to become more involved.

The “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF (City College of San Francisco) was established in March 2017 by FSO-DV (Flotilla 12-01), SO-DV (D-11N, Sector San Francisco) Robert Clark, who is a faculty member at the college and currently serves as the Club’s advisor. “Semper Paratus” means “Always Ready” and is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The purpose of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to increase the diversity of Auxiliary members within the flotillas in Division 12 and to provide more exposure to a more diverse population of potential members and candidates for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, respectively. Since its inception, over ten (10) Club members are currently in the process of becoming Auxiliarists, and one is contemplating joining the U.S. Coast Guard. Once Club members become Auxiliarists, they will also be recommended to apply for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP).

The stated Mission of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to provide community service and volunteer opportunities for CCSF students throughout the Bay Area in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard. Therefore, even students who are not currently considering membership in the Auxiliary or U.S. Coast Guard can become more familiar with the opportunities offered by both organizations and decide at a later time to become more involved.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Felita Clark, SO-HR and co-founder of the Semper Paratus Club of CCSF, who received the "Auxiliar...
02/18/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Felita Clark, SO-HR and co-founder of the Semper Paratus Club of CCSF, who received the "Auxiliarist of the Month" Award from Flotilla 12-01, Coast Guard Island Alameda!

"Semper Paratus!"⚓️

CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-sworn in members of Flotilla 12-01, Coast Guard Island Alameda:  Raushanah Riles, Evelyn Fr...
02/18/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-sworn in members of Flotilla 12-01, Coast Guard Island Alameda: Raushanah Riles, Evelyn Franco and Jonathon Brown!

WELCOME, Shipmates … ‘SEMPER PARATUS!’

Total respect for the Navy, but I LOVE this t-shirt!😂😉👍
01/19/2020

Total respect for the Navy, but I LOVE this t-shirt!😂😉👍

This album is dedicated to notable members of the USCG Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, who have made history across our ...
01/19/2020

This album is dedicated to notable members of the USCG Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, who have made history across our nation and internationally.

This album is dedicated to notable members of the USCG Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, who have made history across our nation and internationally.

If you are a bi-lingual, or multi-lingual Auxiliarist, the U.S. Coast Guard wants YOU!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
01/11/2020

If you are a bi-lingual, or multi-lingual Auxiliarist, the U.S. Coast Guard wants YOU!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

"SEMPER PARATUS!"
12/26/2019

"SEMPER PARATUS!"

The #USCG conducts land, sea and air operations, sometimes all three at the same time. This is why we train and remain Always Ready. Join us: https://www.gocoastguard.com/ #SemperParatus #CoastGuard

The SPC held its second “End-of-the-Semester” Party to celebrate its members successful completion of the Fall 2019 seme...
12/23/2019

The SPC held its second “End-of-the-Semester” Party to celebrate its members successful completion of the Fall 2019 semester on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Dragon Gate Bar & Grill in Oakland's Jack London Square area.

Pictures - compliments of Auxiliarist Kim Huynh, who joined us in the celebration!

The “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF (City College of San Francisco) was established in March 2017 by FSO-DV (Flotilla 12-01), SO-DV (D-11N, Sector San Francisco) Robert Clark, who is a faculty member at the college and currently serves as the Club’s advisor. “Semper Paratus” means “Always Ready” and is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The purpose of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to increase the diversity of Auxiliary members within the flotillas in Division 12 and to provide more exposure to a more diverse population of potential members and candidates for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard, respectively. Since its inception, over ten (10) Club members are currently in the process of becoming Auxiliarists, and one is contemplating joining the U.S. Coast Guard. Once Club members become Auxiliarists, they will also be recommended to apply for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP).

The stated Mission of the “Semper Paratus” Club of CCSF is to provide community service and volunteer opportunities for CCSF students throughout the Bay Area in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard. Therefore, even students who are not currently considering membership in the Auxiliary or U.S. Coast Guard can become more familiar with the opportunities offered by both organizations and decide at a later time to become more involved.

Greetings,"Semper Paratus" Club and interested parties,SPC Advisors/co-founders and Flotilla 12-01 members, Dr. Felita a...
12/11/2019

Greetings,"Semper Paratus" Club and interested parties,

SPC Advisors/co-founders and Flotilla 12-01 members, Dr. Felita and Robert Clark, will be honored at the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees meeting, being held at 4 PM in Conlan Hall, Room 101, on Thursday, December 12th, immediately after our final SPC General Meeting for the Fall 2019 semester. This recognition is in response to the Clarks being honored by the San Francisco NAACP as the ‘2019 Educators of the Year.’

As a reminder, the LAST "Semper Paratus" Club of CCSF meeting for the Fall 2019 semester will be held on Thursday, December 12th, between 2:30-3:30 PM in Rosenberg Library, Room 305. The Clarks and all who are interested in attending and supporting them, will go to the board meeting immediately following the Club meeting.

Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Sincerely,
Robert Clark, Advisor
SPC of CCSF
415-452-5341
[email protected], [email protected]

This photo is from the ceremony today (10.26.2019) in Cape May, NJ for the USCGC Angela McShan (Inspirational African Am...
10/27/2019

This photo is from the ceremony today (10.26.2019) in Cape May, NJ for the USCGC Angela McShan (Inspirational African American Female Master Chief), which is a brand new Fast Response Cutter. The folks in the middle are her family, the folks to the left are Commanders (O-5), and the ones to the right are all Master Chiefs (E-9).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_McShan
https://coastguardnews.com/bollinger-delivers-frc-coast-guard-cutter-angela-mcshan-to-the-coast-guard/2019/08/03/

CONGRATULATIONS & 'BRAVO ZULU' to Flotilla 12-01 for receiving its FIRST NACO 3-Star Award for Diversity Excellence (Aug...
10/24/2019

CONGRATULATIONS & 'BRAVO ZULU' to Flotilla 12-01 for receiving its FIRST NACO 3-Star Award for Diversity Excellence (August 2019)! The NACO 3-Star Award recognizes Flotillas and Divisions for distinction in valuing and managing diversity.

I want to send a special 'Bravo Zulu' out to SO-DV, DSO-DV Steven Hilt for helping me secure the first-ever NACO award for our Flotilla.

Respectfully,
Robert Clark
FSO-DV, Flotilla 12-01
Coast Guard Island Alameda

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USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 is based at Coast Guard Island in Alameda and supports the Coast Guard through public education, recreational boating safety programs, and operations. We enjoy the comradeship of dedicated people doing an important job for our community and country. Flotilla 12-01 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours (7pm) in the Banners Club, Building 18, Coast Guard Island. We want YOU to join US in Flotilla 12-01 as we serve our community and nation! To join, contact us via email, or go to http://join.cgaux.org/index.php District 11 North website: http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=113

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USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 is based at Coast Guard Island in Alameda and supports the U.S. Coast Guard through public education, recreational boating safety programs, and operations. We enjoy the comradeship of dedicated people doing an important job for our community and country. Flotilla 12-01 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours (7pm) in the Banners Club, Building 18, Coast Guard Island. We want YOU to join US in Flotilla 12-01 as we serve our community and nation! To join, contact us via email, or go to http://join.cgaux.org/index.php

Also, if you are a student in the Bay Area, consider joining the Semper Paratus Club of City College of San Francisco, a detachment of Flotilla 12-01. Visit their pages at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/731245903740701/ and https://www.facebook.com/SemperParatusCCSF/

District 11 North website: http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=113

The USCG Auxiliary is the premier volunteer organization in America, which supports the U.S. Coast Guard. Established by Congress in 1939 under title 14, §§ 23 of the U.S. Code, the USCG Auxiliary is “Semper Paratus” (“Always Ready”). We invite you to explore our website (http://cgaux.org/about.php) and learn more about who we are and what we do to be "Semper Paratus."

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Hey ya'll! I just completed the Auxiliary Flotilla Leadership Course (AFLC). I've been using the Shelter in Place to get stuff done. What should I consider next?
CALLING ALL our IMMEDIATE FAMILY, as well as our DELTA/IOTA/NPHC, Masonic (OES/PHA), Military (CSG, USCG), SAR (Search & Rescue) and CCSF (City College of San Francisco) families … Dr. Felita Clark and I are being recognized by the San Francisco NAACP with their ‘SF NAACP Education Award’ at their 97th Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 6 PM, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, downtown San Francisco. If you would like to attend and celebrate with us, go to the NAACP website at: https://sfnaacp.org
Greetings, Shipmates, I want to formerly invite you and members of your organization to an upcoming Wide Area Search training (PER 213), being sponsored by the 129th CSMR (California State Military Reserve) Support Group, Search & Rescue unit, and conducted by TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) instructors (informational links below). The training will be held over three (3) days, July 27-29, 2018, between 8 am – 6 pm, at the California National Guard Armory, 251 W. Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110. The training is FREE, and there are no pre-requisites to attend the training; however, it is highly recommended that participants complete FEMA courses IS-100 and IS-200. Make sure that you have applied for and obtained a FEMA Student ID number (which is free); if you don’t have a FEMA SID, you can easily obtain one online at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register You will need your FEMA SID number to get credit for this training. If you and/or your organizational members are interested in attending, please contact me at the numbers below before Thursday, July 26, 2018, as space is limited for this special training. Lastly, for those coming in from out-of-town, I have reserved rooms (singles, doubles) at the Hampton Inn Milpitas, which is only a 10-15-minute drive from the armory. Check-in is for Friday, July 27th and check-out is Sunday, July 29th. If you are interested in getting a room, contact me (numbers below) before Monday, July 23, 2018 to reserve a room; after that date, I will be cancelling all extra rooms. Respectfully, Robert Clark, SSG (CA) NCOIC, 129th CSMR Support Group, Search & Rescue Unit, San Jose, CA SO-Diversity, D11N; member, Flotilla 12-01, USCGAUX Class of 2018, Alameda County Search & Rescue 510-459-3476 (cell), [email protected] LINKS: PER 213 – Wide Area Search: https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=PER213&courseTitle=Wide%20Area%20Search CSMR: https://calguard.ca.gov/CSMR/