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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 053-04-09 Meetup Group Pages

Local West Chester Pennsylvania Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Date Established: 5/10/1972.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 49 is your local Auxiliary group, based in the West Chester/Paoli PA area. We meet monthly (4th Thursday 7:30 pm) at the Paoli Presbyterian Church on South Valley Road in Paoli. All welcome. Please come and introduce yourself. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: see

We strongly promote and act on the Auxiliary's four cornerstones:
* Member Services
* Recreational Boating Safety
* Operations and Marine Safety
* Fellowship

- Our members train to be Vessel Examiners. The well-known Vessel Safety Check, a free examination available to any recreational boater, helps boaters ensure their craft complies with Federal boating regulations.
- Our members train to be Instructors. The Auxiliary teaches boating safety to recreational boaters of all ages.
- Our members train to be Crew members, Coxswains and Watchstanders. The Auxiliary operates safety and regatta patrols and is an integral part of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue team. Auxiliarists also stand communication watches, assist during mobilization exercises, perform harbor and pollution patrols, provide platforms for unarmed boarding parties and recruit new people for the Service.
- We assist the Coast Guard in a diverse set of missions. Following passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, the Auxiliary assists the Coast Guard, as authorized by the Commandant, in performance of any Coast Guard function, duty, role, mission or operation authorized by law.

Come join us locally in Paoli Pennsylvania. The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Membership is open to men and women, 17 years or older, U.S. citizens of all states and territories, civilians or active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their Reserve components, including the Coast Guard. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory.

Table of Contents

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What is a Skippers "Tier Of Responsibility" August 22, 2012 12:04 PM Jack M.
Hypothermia in the summertime? You're kidding me! August 2, 2012 11:01 AM Jack M.
Preventing Collisions At Sea - The Basics May 8, 2012 11:41 AM Jack M.
Flotilla 49 Newsletters 'Watchstander' August 22, 2012 11:55 AM Jack M.
Flotilla 49 Chartered May 1972 (Topside Article) April 14, 2012 8:58 AM Jack M.
Boating in Low Visibility and Sound Signals April 5, 2012 11:42 AM Jack M.
The Good Samaritan March 28, 2012 3:32 PM Jack M.
Flotilla 49 Awarded 2011 Meritorious Achv. Award March 26, 2012 12:41 PM Jack M.
Uniform Information April 23, 2012 5:49 PM Jack M.
Paddlesport Safety October 18, 2011 11:27 AM Jack M.
Online Boating Resources October 5, 2011 3:37 PM Jack M.
I have GPS so Who Needs a Compass October 5, 2011 3:34 PM Jack M.

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