The annual Memorial Marker Service, honoring Auxiliarists who have crossed the bar during the last year, has been set for Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Coast Guard base in San Pedro, CA. The one-hour ceremony begins at 1000 hours, followed by a barbeque at noon.
Auxiliarists are encouraged to invite family and friends of our departed members to the ceremony to speak for their loved ones, and hear them honored. The barbeque will be held at the athletic field, and costs $5.00 per person. Click to download or read the official flyer.
The Memorial Marker Ceremony is sponsored by the Past Commanders Association (PCA).
Online registration for the annual District conference, now called "DTRAIN", is now open at conference.d11s.org, although key information flyers normally available there are still being prepared.
The three-day event, which runs from January 6-8, 2012 in Costa Mesa, CA, features training, awards, fellowship, and district staff and board meetings. The conference usually attracts nearly a third of the membership of the entire district. New members who joined in 2011 will find it especially useful as a way of getting many questions answered, and seeing a perspective beyond just the flotilla. Don't miss this important event!
Register now, come back later for the flyers and conference details. And book your hotel early, right from the site!
This year's district cruise aboard the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb has been announced for Sunday, July 10, 2011, departing from the Broadway Pier in San Diego at 1000. The 2-hour cruise of San Diego Bay is open to the first 150 members who sign up with District Cruise Coordinator Wally Berry. Each member may bring up to one adult guest.
Division 1 is simultaneously hosting a no-charge barbeque at Sector San Diego from 1230 to 1500, and all hands are invited, not just those participating in the cruise.
For more information, click here to download a flyer. Reservation deadline is 1 July 2011, but expect the cruise to fill up quickly. District 1 members participating in the cruise, as well as any other willing members, are asked to bring their own lifejackets.
Past Commander's Association President COMO Denny Densmore, recently elected to fill the unexpired term of COMO Chuck Long, is seeking volunteers from througout the Auxiliary to assist with next year's District 11SR Conference, now called "DTRAIN 11SR", to be held beginning on January 6, 2011.
You do not need to be a member of the PCA to volunteer to help at the conference. Interested parties should email Denny Densmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Planning for next year's event has already begun.