3 Auxiliarists on a boat

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – United States Coast Guard, Flotilla 054-25-11, is hosting its first annual Membership Event, Thursday, October 12th at 7PM, at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg.  There is no fee for admission and all are welcome to attend.

Since resuming command in July, Charles Hurley, Flotilla Commander, has been busy working on rebuilding the Flotilla.  “We’ve been stagnant these past few years, and I knew that needed to change.  We have several new members, and now two vessels for on the water missions, which is vital to our operations program.”

The membership event will serve as an informational session for new recruits, and those interested in learning more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  It will showcase the various opportunities available to its members, including ways to serve.  During the event, multiple Flotilla Staff Officers will speak, including those from our more popular service areas, Vessel Safety Examiners, Public Education Instructors, Recreational Boater Safety (RBS) Visitor Program, and of course, Operations.

“We’re excited for this event,” said Brian Shrift, Public Affairs Officer.  “I recently joined the Auxiliary for two reasons: to learn more about safe and proper boating, and to give back to something I love, being on the water.  The Auxiliary has given me that, and so much more, as I’ve also been able to serve alongside the Coast Guard.”

For more information, please visit Flotilla 054-25-11 on the web (www.Flotilla2511.org) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/flotilla2511).