CNHI News Service
Thursday, January 19, 2012 —
The Change of Watch was held at Queens Landing located on Lake Norman.
Flotilla’s representing Western North Carolina were included in the ceremony.
The following Flotilla’s were represented:
• Flotilla 26-01 – Lake Norman
• Flotilla 26-02 – Lake Wylie
• Flotilla 26-03 – Davidson
• Flotilla 26-04 – Lake Norman West
• Flotilla 26-05 – NC Western Foothills
• Flotilla 26-07 – Badin Lake
Distinguished guest included Commander Steven P. McGee, Prevention Department
Head, Sector North Carolina, Robert J. Birrane Sr, District Commodore and Jeffrey V.
Stewart Jr, District Captain – Sector North Carolina. The Key Note Speaker was CDR
With the resent cut backs on Government spending, the local Flotilla’s are recruiting
new members. If you would like to volunteer for the Auxiliary go to
Members can participate in the following areas:
• Recreational Boating Safety
• Operations and Marine Safety
• Mission Support
• Search & Rescue
So what is the Coast Guard Auxiliary?
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the United States
Coast Guard. Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary directly supports the
Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions. The Coast
Guard’s motto is SEMPER PARATUS (ALWAYS READY). The Coast Guard Auxiliary is
an integral part the United Sates Coast Guard. For more information visit
www.cgaug.org if you ready to be SEMPER PARATUS
For over 60 years, tens-of-thousands of men and women of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
have spent millions of volunteer hours helping the Coast Guard carry out its missions.
For more information on America’s Volunteer Lifesavers, visit our website at: