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November 29, 2006 to March 08, 2012


  • Division meeting date changed
    The March 2012 Division meeting has been changed to 22 March @ 1830. It will still be at BassPro. This is due to a conflict with the spring conference.
    Posted: 08 MAR 2012   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Division awards announced
    AwardRecipients
    Admin Procedures CourseChristopher Nelson
    Weather CourseBrian Dutton
    VE qualifiedJohn Bor
    5 year service awardSam Boles, Brian Dutton, Sharon Lee Sanders
    10 year service awardGary March, Bruce Shoffner, Robert Stauffer
    20 year service awardWilliam Kelleher
    25 year service awardMarion Drake
    30 year service awardDennis Walker

    Posted: 21 OCT 2011   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • 2011 Chili Cookoff
    This year's Cookoff will be a Station Toledo. Date: Saturday, 12 JAN 2011. Time: 1100-1330. Contact: Chad Thomas VFC 16-13
    Posted: 27 JAN 2011   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Pasta Cookoff
    New this year! A pasta cookoff at USCG Station Marblehead. More details will follow.
    Posted: 27 JAN 2011   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Boating Safely Classes FREMONT
    ABS Boating Safety Classes will be offered by Flotilla 16-12 on the 19th of February 2011 at Steinle GMC, West State Street, Freemont, OH. Contact is Phil Steinle (419-332-9907) Time is 8AM to 5:30PM.
    Posted: 26 JAN 2011   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Training Opportunity
    Joint training with the "gold side" to become Minor Aids Techs is being offered in February and April.
    Link to reference: Minor Aids Training
    Posted: 18 JAN 2011   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Boating Safely Classes TOLEDO
    ABS Boating Safety Classes will be offered by Flotilla 16-13 on the 5th, 19th and 26th of February 2011. Location is Point Place Public Library, 2727 117th Street, Toledo OH. Contact is Michael Beers (419-297-8934) Price is $35. Time is 9AM to 12PM. Successful participants earn a ODNR safety certificate/wallet card.
    Posted: 11 JAN 2011   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • PFD Safety Alert
    An important Safety Alert has been issued for certain Type II PFDs. Please click the link to see if you may be affected by this serious problem. Also, it relates directly to any VSCs that are done!
    Link to reference: PFD Safety Alert
    Posted: 18 DEC 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Support our troops - update!

    Update on project " Division 16 Cares" - Phase 1 (Needs and wants)

    At this time:

    1. I am working on getting information from a friend of T Rudes ( Kahla Mehki ) who works with a group that send lot's of boxes to troops on an ongoing basis.
    2. Am compiling the list of small items Major Wasilausky (Hank & Jan Dell's son) requests for his troops and village children near his assignment in Afghanistan.
    3. Am awaiting a reply from Woody re: his nephew serving (a 15 year veteran by the way) with the U S Navy Seals; address and need/wants unknown at this time.

    If any member wants to add to Santa's wish list please let me know.

    NOTE: We will not be able to get any stuff together in time for Christmas delivery (AND - haste makes waste!) sooooooooo, send me our requests and once it looks like the request list is complete we will go to :

    1. Phase 2 - Get and drop off.
    2. Phase 3- Pack and ship.

    Thank you, to those who have volunteered to donate.
    Stand-bye, for further orders.

    Phil - SO-PA


    Posted: 13 DEC 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA    Email: SO-PA
  • Support our troops

    ATTENTION !

    During the recent Flotilla 16-15 Change of Watch Hank & Jan Wasilausky told us of their son's service with the Army in Afghanistan and his request for some items for his soldiers; a collection of the items was made and they will be shipping that stuff to him.

    IN THE MEANTIME ! If any member of our Division has a family member, a relative, a friend, or whomever that is in service to our nation and needs some special support this holiday and this new year’s season; that we may be able to provide, PLEASE let me know.

    I will send the request(s) to as many folks, agencies, etc., as I have available to me and as desired by you.

    Sending STUFF to these guys and gals means A GREAT DEAL TO THEM. They get it and realize we care about them and what they are doing and just don’t sit around and talk about it.

    It would also be a GREAT on-going 2011 Division Support of the armed forces project.Comments? (use eMail link below)

    SO. Tis the season.

    Santa Claus picture


    Posted: 08 DEC 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA    Email: SO-PA
  • 2010 DIvision Awards

    The following awards were presented at the Division Change of Watch and Awards dinner (COW) on November 20, 2010. Some have a photo associated with them (click the link to view). The 2009 awards are based on 2009 calendar year data. The 2010 awards are based on YTD data through 30 September 2010.

    The Awards dinner was held at the Holiday Inn - French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio.

    See the Photos page for more and bigger pictures from the COW, including larger versions of the ones linked here.

    Individual Performance Awards - 2009/2010
    Captains/Commander's Award
    (Outstanding all around Auxiliarist)
    2009 Robert Joyce  Photo
    2010 Robert Joyce  Photo
    Sid Curtiss Award
    (Patrol Skipper with the most points)
    2009 Robert Joyce  Photo
    2010 John "Woody" Wlodarczyk
    Harold Dotson Award
    (Crew Member with the most points)
    2009 Brian Dutton
    2010 Brian Dutton  Photo
    Instructor Aide Award 2009 Brian Dutton
    2010 Robin Rex
    Marine Safety Award 2009 Terry Cleary  Photo  Photo
    Member Training Award 2009 Spencer Gilchrist  Photo  Photo
    2010 Robert Joyce  Photo
    Public Affairs Award 2009-Div6 Bruce Hammann
    2009-Div7 Terry Cleary  Photo
    2010 Bruce Hammann
    Public Education Award 2009 Bruce Hammann  Photo
    2010 Patricia Grove
    Marine Program Visitations Award 2009-Div6 Tom Kubat
    2009-Div7 James & Karen Koskan  Photo
    2010 Brian Dutton  Photo  Photo
    USCG Operational Support Award 2009 Fred Overholt
    2010 Fred Overholt
    Vessel Safety Examinations Award 2009-Div6 Bruce Hammann
    2009-Div7 Anthony Anton
    2010 Robert Joyce  Photo


    Flotilla Achievement Awards - 2009
    Marine Dealer Visits Award Flotilla 64  Photo  Photo
    Public Education Award Flotilla 63
    Vessel Examinations Award Fotilla 63
    Operations Award Flotilla 63
    Human Resources Award Flotilla 64
    Public Affairs Award Flotilla 63
    Vice Captain's Award Flotilla 63 - FC Bruce Hammann, VFC Hank Elchert/Alan Botamer
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    Flotilla Achievement Awards - 2010
    Marine Dealer Visits Award Flotilla 16-12
    Public Education Award Flotilla 16-15
    Vessel Examinations Award Fotilla 16-12
    Operations Award Flotilla 16-15
    Human Resources Award Flotilla 16-12
    Public Affairs Award Flotilla 16-15
    Vice Commander's Award Flotilla 16-12 - FC Philip Steinle, VFC Tom Szakovits  Photo


    Individual Trophies - 2009/2010
    Rookie of the Year Award 2009 Daniel Overmyer  Photo  Photo
    2010 David Paetz  Photo
    Judy Vanderhorst Award 2009 Tom Szakovits  Photo
    2010 Cathy Slabaugh  Photo  Photo
    Coffee Cup Award 2009 Bruce Hammann  Photo
    2010 Bruce Hamman
    Rolling Pin Award 2009 Emily Mae Thomas  Photo
    2010 Ruth Overmyer


    USCG FLags
    (For assistance to Auxiliary missions)
    Presented by Division 16
    USCG Station Marblehead
    USCG Station Toledo
    Accepted by BMCM Aaron Zimmer  Photo


    Honorary USCG Auxiliary Membership
    United States Power Squadron Ed Fairchild
    Linda Fairchild  Photo
    Josh Project Wanda Butts  Photo  Photo


    Appreciation Trophies
    Given to each Divsion Staff Officer for 2010
    Posted: 23 NOV 2010   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • TCT Training
    There will be a TCT class at Station Marblehead on Saturday, 04 Dec 2010 starting at 0900. This will probably be the last one this year in this area, so if anyone needs TCT for this year, you are more than welcome to attend. Contact: Robert Joyce 440-582-2434 (Home) or 440-724-4047 (Cell)
    Posted: 18 NOV 2010   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • AUXCOM on Blackboard.com
    Did you know that the AUXCOM Course (Auxiliary Communications) can be taken on Blackboard.com?If you would like to participate in this online course just contact Dr. Juan Hernandez at e-mail address: drjhernandez@comcast.net Dr. Hernandez will get you a password and user name and register you for the course! What are you waiting for...go ahead and get started on your AUXOP program today!
    Posted: 18 NOV 2010   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • AUXINFO Class scheduled
    WHAT: "AUXINFO: The mystery revealed"
    WHERE: Bayview Yacht Club basement
    WHEN: Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30pm
    WHY: Learn how to look up your hours, awards, qualifications and courses completed anytime you want.
    BRING: Your internet ready laptop, have it on and open to the AUXINFO page by 6:30 so we can start promptly.If you don't have one, we'll pair you up with someone who does. (Bring a notepad for notes.)
    Posted: 11OCT2010   Submitted by: SO-IS
  • Bravo Zulu - Spencer Gilchrist
    Spence Gilchrist of Flotilla 16-15 was awarded the prestigious Auxiliary Achievement Award at the last Division meeting. Click the link for more detail.
    Link to reference: Gilchrist Award
    Posted: 16 APR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Kayaking Courses
    Multiple kayaking courses have been scheduled at Bass Pro. Click the link for more info.
    Link to reference: Kayaking Courses
    Posted: 13 APR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Vessel Examiners info
    If you are a vessel examiner you should be logged in at the USCGAUX website for VSC/Examiners. Click the link for more info.
    Link to reference: VE on-line registration
    Posted: 09 APR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Boating Safely Classes
    Boating Safely classes offered by USCG Auxiliary. Click the link for more info.
    Link to reference: Safe Boating
    Posted: 08 APR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Bass Pro Discounts
    Bass Pro is offering discounts to military members including the Auxiliary. Click the link.
    Link to reference: Bass Pro Discounts
    Posted: 9 MAR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Lake Erie Ice Warning
    Dangerous ice condition on western Lake Erie. Click the link for more information.
    Link to reference: Ice Warning
    Posted: 3 MAR 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Chili Cookoff 2010 Redux
    RESCHEDULED! The snow caused the early date to be cancelled. We will try again on 27 February at 1100. Hope to see everybody there. Click the link below for more information.
    Link to reference: Chili Cookoff 2010
    Posted: 11 FEB 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Boating Class
    A two day Boating Safety couse is offered in Toledo on March 26 & 27. Click below tull information,
    Link to reference: Boating Class 3/26-27/2010
    Posted: 04 FEB 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA
  • Press release - Ice Fishing
    Unfortunately, there were seven deaths reported in the Great Lakes Region, recently, that resulted from ice-related mishaps. This includes the tragedy of three young lives lost on the Sandusky River, near Fremont Ohio this week. These incidents may have been preventable.... (Click the link below for the full release.)
    Link to reference: Ice fishing recommendations
    Posted: 29 JAN 2010   Submitted by: SO-PA    Email: SO-PA
  • Division 6 Awards - 2009

    The following awards were presented at the Division Change of Watch and Awards dinner (COW) on November 21, 2009. Some have a photo associated with them (click the link to view). These awards are for Division 6, prior to the merger with Division 7 and the forming of the new Division 16.

    The Awards dinner was held at the Holiday Inn - French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio.

    The Individual and Flotilla awards are for the calendar year 2008.

    • Flotilla 63 is now 16-12
    • Flotilla 64 is now 16-13
    • Flotilla 65 is now 16-14
    • Flotilla 66 is now 16-15

    See the Photos page for more and bigger pictures from the COW, including larger versions of the ones linked here.

    Individual Performance Awards - 2008
    Presented by DCDR & IPDCP
    Captains Award
    (Outstanding all around Auxiliarist)
    Robert Joyce  Photo
    Sid Curtiss Award
    (Patrol Skipper with the most points)
    Robert Joyce  Photo
    Harold Dotson Award
    (Crew Member with the most points)
    Ron Dudas
    Public Education Award Bruce Hammann  Photo
    Instructor Aide Award Bruce Hammann  Photo
    Member Training Award Robert Joyce
    USCG Operational Support Fred Overholt  Photo
    Vessel Safety Check Award Marion Drake  Photo
    Public Visitation Award Tom Kubat  Photo


    Flotilla Achievement Awards - 2008
    Presented by DCDR & IPDCP
    Operations Award Flotilla 63  Photo
    Personell Services Award Flotilla 66  Photo
    Public Education Award Flotilla 63  Photo
    Vessel Safety Check Award Flotilla 63  Photo
    Public Visitation Award Flotilla 63  Photo
    Vice Captains Award Flotilla 63  Photo


    Individual Trophies - 2008
    Presented by DCDR & IPDCP
    Rookie of the Year Award Brian Dutton
      Photo
    Coffee Cup Award John Wlodarczyk  Photo
    Judy Vanderhorst Award Tom Kubat  Photo
    Rolling Pin Award Mary Anne Kubat (Pam Aschenbrener accepting)  Photo


    Certificates of Appreciation - 2009
    (For assistance to Auxiliary missions)
    Presented by Division 16
    USCG Station Marblehead
    Accepted by BM2 Eric Hehob  Photo
    USCG Station Toledo
    Accepted by BMCS Aaron Zimmer  Photo


    Certificates of Appreciation
    Given to each Divsion Staff Officer for 2009
    Presented by DCP
    See Photos page for pictures
    Posted: 02 DEC 2009   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Boating and Fishing Festival
    Festival at Pleasant Hill Lake, Perrysville, OH. June 13, 2009. See the link for more info. The Auxiliary is assisting at this festival. Volunteers are needed.
    Link to reference: Pleasant Hill Lake Festival
    Posted: 21 FEB 2009   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • ICS 210 Course

    ICS 210 is required by 31 MAR for all coxswains, watchstanders and Trident members. Here is a chance to take the course.

    It is confirmed that Herb Oertli (Port Security Specialist USCG MSU Toledo) will conduct the ICS 210 Course for us on 21 February 2009 from 0830 to 1230 at the Flotilla 66 meeting and training center which is located in the Woodville Mall. Following my conversation with Spencer Gilchrist, I decided that 66's facility would be a better choice for enhancing instruction along with opportunity to accommodate a larger number of participants.

    Flotilla 66's meeting and training room is accessible next to the Elder-Beerman entrance or through the back parking lot. If you come via the back parking lot, we will have a sign posted by the entrance door. If you get lost, please feel free to contact me (Hank Elchert) on my cell phone 419-618-0823.

    Coffee and donuts will be available. We suggest that you bring along an extra sweater and/or sweatshirt because the heating system is somewhat limited.

    Because of the need to provide educational materials and instructor preparation, I will need to have anyone who wishes to attend RSVP me no later than Saturday, 14 Feb. You can either register by phone at 419-447-7331 or e-mail me at h-elchert@sbcglobal.net.

    Please remind your members that the ICS 210 is mandatory for all coxswains, watch-standers and Trident members and must be completed by 31 March or they will be in the rears. In addition, I feel it would be good for all certified crew members to attend for enhancing their skill level and preparing them for the next level of operations.

    Please have your members take advantage of this opportunity that officer Oertli is providing us. Remember to RSVP by 14 February.


    Posted: 7 FEB 2009   Submitted by: SO-MT    Email: SO-MT
  • Division Awards - 2008

    The following awards were presented at the Change of Watch and Awards dinner (COW) on November 8, 2008. Some have a photo associated with them (click the link to view).

    See the Photos page for more and bigger pictures from the COW, including larger versions of the ones linked here.

    Sustained Service Awards
    (For each 750 hours of service)
    Presented by DCP
    Second Award, Bronze Star Jerry Spencer
    (Bruce Hammann accepting)  Photo
    Third Award, Bronze Star Phil Wesley
    Fifth Award, Bronze Star John Wlodarczyk  Photo
    Bruce Hammann
    Sixth Award, Silver Star Bruce Hammann  Photo
    7500 Hours, Silver Hourglass Marion Drake  Photo


    Achievement Awards
    Presented by COMO Cottrell & CDR Willis
    AUX 25 - Journalism
    Advanced Course
    Monica Jankowski  Photo
    Instructor Course John Wlodarczyk  Photo
    Program Visitor Michael Beers  Photo
    Vessel Examiner Gary Huebner
    (accepted by Bob Nunnally)  Photo
    Walter Dutton  Photo
    Recreational Boating Safety
    Program Specialist
    Bruce Hammann  Photo


    Individual Performance Awards
    Presented by DCP
    Captains Award
    (Outstanding all around Auxiliarist)
    Robert Joyce  Photo
    Sid Curtiss Award
    (Patrol Skipper with the most points)
    Spencer Gilchrist
    Harold Dotson Award
    (Crew Member with the most points)
    Carl Schuh  Photo
    Public Education Award Henry Wasilausky  Photo
    Instructor Aide Award Thomas Kubat  Photo
    Member Training Award Robert Joyce  Photo
    USCG Operational Support Fred Overholt
    (Bruce Shoffner accepting)
    Vessel Safety Check Award Robert Joyce  Photo
    Public Visitation Award Marion Drake  Photo
    Rookie of the Year Award Thomas Szakovitz
    (Bruce Hammann accepting)  Photo
    Coffee Cup Award Marian Drake  Photo
    Judy Vanderhorst Award Catherine Smith (posthumously)
    (Judie Damschroder accepting for her sister, Cathy)  Photo
    Rolling Pin Award Mary Jane Joyce  Photo


    Flotilla Achievement Awards
    Presented by DCP
    Vice Captains Award Flotilla 06-03  Photo
    Operations Award Flotilla 63
    Public Education Award Flotilla 63
    Vessel Safety Check Award Flotilla 63
    Public Visitation Award Flotilla 63  Photo
    Personell Services Award Flotilla 66  Photo


    Coast Guard Letters of Appreciation - Station Toledo
    Presented by BM1 Aaron Pitney of Station Toledo
    Spencer Gilchrist and the Boat Crews of "SKIZZLE"
    (accepted by Tony Bender)  Photo
    John "Woody" Wlodarczyk and the Boat Crews of "AMBERJACK"
    Division 6  Photo


    Certificates of Appreciation
    (For assistance to Auxiliary missions)
    Presented by Division 6
    Bay View Yacht Club
    USCG MSU Toledo
    Accepted by LCDR Keith Pelletier  Photo
    USCG Station Marblehead
    Accepted by BM2 Eric Hehob  Photo
    USCG Station Toledo
    Accepted by BM1 Aaron Pitney  Photo
    Boat US (two stores in Toledo, two stores in Marblehead)
    U.S. Sail & Power Squadron - Toledo  Photo
    Western Lake Erie Safe Boating Council


    Certificates of Appreciation
    Given to each Divsion Staff Officer for 2008
    Presented by DCP
    See Photos page for pictures


    Special Thanks from Division 6
    Kelley Beers  Photo
    Mary Jane Joyce  Photo
    Posted: 17 NOV 2008   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • New Windows for the CG
    Jeld Wen Corporation is sponsoring a contest that will provide free replacement windows for a selected lighthouse. The public is invited to vote. The Toledo Lighthouse is on the list. Check the site out and vote for your choice. Toledo needs the help.
    Link to reference: Contest home page
    Posted: 20 JUN 2008   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Chili Cookoff
    Posted: 12 JAN 2008   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Changes in Provisional Member (AP) authorizations
    Posted: 16 DEC 2007   Submitted by: FSO-CS
  • ODNR Confluence 2007
    Posted: 02 DEC 2007   Submitted by: J Kriner VFC/FSO 0910601    Email: J Kriner VFC/FSO 0910601
  • New category added to Web Site
    A new category has been added to the site. It is "Safety/PE". The link is on the left side panel. This category presently has only a list of viewable Safety videos. More will be added from time to time.
    Link to reference: Safety-Public Education page
    Posted: 17 NOV 2007   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Change of Watch and Awards Information - 2007
    Click the link for information and the reservation form
    Link to reference: Change of Watch
    Posted: 05 OCT 2007   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Coast Guard Headquarters Organizational Changes
    Posted: 05 OCT 2007   Submitted by: SO-CS
  • Flotilla 61 January meeting
    Posted: 30 JAN 2007   Submitted by: Shoffner FSO-SR
  • Uniforms
    Flotilla 61 has posted a training presentation (PowerPoint-1.8MB) on selection and wear of uniforms. It includes insignia and devices. It is suitable for individual or group presentation. It has references for other sources.
    Link to reference: Auxiliary Uniforms for Dummies
    Posted: 21 JAN 2007   Submitted by: B Shoffner SO-CS    Email: B Shoffner SO-CS
  • TIME RUNNING OUT TO ENTER BOATU.S. RECREATIONAL BOATING ACCESS AWARD
    Link to reference: http://www.BoatUS.com/gov/AccessAward
    Posted: 16 JAN 2007   Submitted by: J Kriner FSO-PA 091-06-01
  • US Passport Requirements Now Include Canada, Caribbean and Mexico
    Important US Passport Requirements for Canada, Caribbean and Mexico. Even to visit our Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary colleagues, you now have to have a valid US Passport. Effective 27 JAN 2007, all air travel passengers arriving back in the country from any foreign country must have passports.
    Link to reference: http://www.cgauxinternational.org/news/us-canada-passport.pdf
    Posted: 9 JAN 2007   Submitted by: B Shoffner SO-CS
  • Flotilla 61 November meeting
    Posted: 29 NOV 2006   Submitted by: B Shoffner FSO-IS 091-06-01    Email: B Shoffner FSO-IS 091-06-01
  • Ice Rescue
    Posted: 14 DEC 2006   Submitted by: B Shoffner SO-CS    Email: B Shoffner SO-CS
  • New EPIRB Rules
    Posted: 16 DEC 2006   Submitted by: Ed Sweeney DC-A    Email: Ed Sweeney DC-A
  • USCG WITHDRAWS GREAT LAKES LIVE-FIRE PROPOSAL
    For complete information and the press release, click the link.
    Link to reference: http://www.piersystem.com/go/doc/1295/139963/
    Posted: 18 DEC 2006   Submitted by: James Kriner FSO-PA 091-06-01


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