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FLOTILLA MEETING TRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF A CORE FOR A VIBRANT FLOTILLA. Robert E. Holm, DSO-MT District 11SR. Presented at D11sr 2013 DTRAIN (modified). Coast Guard Auxiliary Priorities.

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FLOTILLA MEETING TRAINING

DEVELOPMENT OF A CORE FOR A VIBRANT FLOTILLA

Robert E. Holm, DSO-MT

District 11SR

Presented at D11sr 2013 DTRAIN (modified)

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Coast Guard Auxiliary

Priorities

  • In Admiral Papp’s 2012 Policy Statement about the CGAUX he said the Auxiliary Service priorities include:
    • Promoting and Improving Recreational Boating Safety
    • Providing Crews and Facilities to augment the CG
    • Supporting CG operational, administrative and logistical requirements
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Synergistic Programs

  • There are many valuable programs that members may be interested in through the Auxiliary
  • There are a few that are particularly synergistic with regard to supporting the flotilla (new members & revenue ) while also supporting the CG’s priorities:
          • Public Education (PE),
          • Vessel Exams (VE),
          • Public Affairs Outreach, and
          • Program Visits (PV)
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What Type of Core Program Satisfies the Needs of the Coast Guard and the Flotilla

  • Public Education Courses to the Greatest Number of People
      • Supported by Public Affairs Outreach and Promotion
      • Supported by Program Visitors Getting the Word out
      • Supported by Vessel Examiners Getting the Word Out
      • Primary Source of Revenue to support programs
      • Best Source of New Members
  • Courtesy Vessel Exams to the Greatest Number of Boaters
      • Widest Reach of the Boating Public
      • Opportunity to Promote Public Education Classes
      • Opportunity to Promote Membership in the CGAUX
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What Type of Core Program Satisfies the Needs of the Coast Guard and of the Flotilla

  • Member Training to get Members Certified
      • Flotilla Meeting Training to Recruit Members into specific programs e.g. PE, VE
      • Certification Classes to Qualify Members
      • Mentors to help new members get established
  • Support Other Valuable Programs Once the Core is Established
      • Operations e.g. Boat Crew, Marine Safety
      • Direct CG Augmentation (depends on location)
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Key Elements for a Strong Flotilla

New Members

  • New Members are the lifeblood of a flotilla
  • They bring new capabilities and replace members who have left
  • They add energy to the group and are anxious to try new things
  • They add resources needed to staff several different programs within the flotilla
  • They provide resources with varied schedules so staffing is not dependent on just a few people’s schedules
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Key Elements for a Strong Flotilla

New Members

  • Have a Flotilla goal to recruit at least 10% new members
  • Set up VSC (VE) teams at the boat ramps:
    • 2 + vessel examiners
    • 1 + experienced members (do not need certification) to man a table with literature and membership discussion
    • VE’s refer boaters to table for information about boating safety classes, flotilla meeting schedules, membership (or do it themselves)
  • Public Affairs Outreach booths
    • Besides “join the auxiliary” brochures, have handouts with class, flotilla meeting, other event schedules. Get their contact information. Follow up.
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Key Elements for a Strong Flotilla

New Members

  • At Flotilla Meetings, have designated members as the greeting team and assign one member to each candidate during the meeting and as a contact afterwards
  • At Public Education Classes, have a short ppt presentation (include video if available) in the middle of the class (during a break) about membership in the CGAUX. Have membership packets available. Provide a member contact.
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Leadership:

Getting Members On-Board

  • The Flotilla needs:
    • Goals to fire the members imaginations
    • Schedules get their time allocated (annual calendar)
    • Training to make them qualified (IT, VE, PV, PA)
    • Team leaders to organize efforts (usually the FSOs)
  • The FC and/or the FSOs must RECRUIT members to fill key positions. This is being pro-active. Don’t wait until a member asks to be involved – that may never happen.
  • Goals can include not only how many PE classes or Vessel Exams but also:
    • Recruiting New Members
    • New Qualifications e.g. more IT’s, PV’s, VE’s
    • Infrastructure e.g. computers, projectors, booths
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Leadership:

Getting Members On-Board

Recruiting Members to Projects With

Flotilla Meeting Training (FMT)

  • Flotilla Meeting Training should be a big part of the recruiting effort and always part of your meeting.
  • In 2Q’2013 the Member Training Compendium will have FMT power points available for downloading – they are being developed and will be posted throughout the year
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Leadership:

Getting Members On-Board

Page 3 of the MT Compenium

EXAMPLES OF UPCOMING FMT PPTs

(SHOULD BE POSTED STARTING IN 2Q’13)

The “FMT_Member_Training_Finding_Your_Way” ppt contains much more information about how to use the MT Compendium

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Leadership:

Getting Members On-Board

Develop an Annual Calendar of Events

  • Develop a calendar of events with your staff that you can support with flotilla resources (staff buy-in)
  • Take into account Division goals and overlapping events (e.g. will multiple flotillas be supporting the same Nat’l Safe Boating Week Expo?)
  • Avoid member training classes conflicting with public education classes as they often take the same resources
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Goals, Targets, and Schedules

Flotilla/Division “macro” Annual Calendar

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Leadership:

Getting Members On-Board

Required Staffing

  • Each Flotilla must have FSOs: FN, SR, IS to administer the flotilla finances, meetings, and member data entry
  • A successful Flotilla will have a strong member training program lead by the FSO-MT as an information source so that your volunteers are ready to support your programs with proper certifications
  • Each of the “program” FSO’s e.g. VE, PV, PE, PA, OP should be cheer leaders, recruiters, trainers, and team leaders for scheduled events on the annual calendar
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Key Elements for a Strong Flotilla

Financial Health

  • Building up the Public Education & Training Fund can add the following to Flotilla Activities
      • PIZAZZ!!!! , Convenience, Efficiency
      • Attractiveness, Energy
  • It’s just more fun to do projects if you can offer the public nice facilities, equipment, and material
  • If you’re proud of your setup, more members will want to participate
  • From the Flotilla Policy Manual: Other sources of funds. In addition to dues, the flotilla will receive money from the sale of public education materials (This income must be utilized for the public education program; it cannot be redirected to other uses)
  • Let’s take a look at finances - - -
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Flotillas and Money

Balance Sheet

GENERAL FUND

EDUCATION/TRAINING FUND

Dues/member $50 income

Dist/Nat’l $24.50 expense

Div $7 expense

Flotilla Gen Fund $18.50 balance

Assume 30 members = $555/yr

Typical PE class e.g. 2 day BS&S

  • Charge $45 income
  • Books $18 expense
  • Snacks $5 expense
  • Other $5 expense
  • Flotilla PE fund $17 Balance
  • Assume 20 students = $340/class
  • A 3 day class @ $65 => $560/class

Spending of General Fund

  • Fellowship
    • Flotilla Dinner
    • Snacks @ Flotilla Meetings
  • Rent of Room/Facilities
  • Printing of Agenda’s
  • Printing Certificates/Awards
  • Equipment if no PE fund
  • Difficult to build up the fund and support an active flotilla

Annual Income to PE Fund

Say two ea 2 day & two ea 3 day courses with 20 students each yields

$1900/yr

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Flotillas and Money

How Much & What to do with it?

  • This depends a lot on the situation with your flotilla e.g.
    • Do you have fixed facilities & storage room?
    • Do you have many active shows/events in your AOR?
    • Do you have active boating (Lakes/Rivers/Ocean) in your AOR?
  • Flotillas that answer “YES” to the above can leverage the revenue from PE courses to substantially expand their overall programs
  • Flotillas that answer “NO” will need a more targeted strategy aimed at programs specific to their AOR.
  • LET’S LOOK AT THE “YES” CATEGORY
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Flotillas and Money

How Much Money Do We Need – We’re a Service Organization

  • Adding Equipment can improve the settings & efficiency of Flotilla Operations e.g.: Meetings & Classes, Recruiting
    • Flotilla Computer, Projector, Screen, Speaker system ($1200)
      • Easier to do Public Education classes anywhere
      • Easier to do Public Affairs Outreach to classrooms & meetings
    • Flag(s) & Stands – improved meeting/classroom environment ($500)
      • American Flag
      • CGAUX Flag
      • Banner Stands (pullup)
    • Props for classes e.g. ($700)
      • Sailboat Model for SS&S (3 day)
      • Pelorus for Navigation classes
      • Plotting tool kits (say 10 ea) for BS&S, SS&S, WEN, AUXNAV
  • A booth with all the banners, table clothes, etc. can dramatically improve visitations at PA outreach events. ($3800)
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Flotillas and Money

How Much Money Do We Need – We’re a Service Organization

An attractive booth will bring in more public at Public Affairs Events. This should lead to more activity in PE, VE, Membership

Stand up Canopy $2200

Pull Up Banner $250 ea x 4

Table Cloth w/emblem $250

Brochure Display Stand $250

Life Jacket Display Stand $150

Booth as shown approx $3850

Alternative – Schedule & then drive to Sector LA/LB to pick up one of two sets available there

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Flotillas and Money

How Much Money Do We Need – We’re a Service Organization

  • HOW ABOUT THE “NO” CATEGORY?
  • No Storage – PE funds can be used to rent storage facilities for PE/PA/VE related activities such as Booth items
  • No Fixed Classroom – PE funds can be used for room rental although many yacht clubs, service organizations, sheriffs offices, etc. will provide free rooms to the CGAUX
  • No maritime events in AOR. Work with other organizations to set up booths e.g. Red Cross, Public Health Fairs with focus on the Environment (MS)
  • Select programs such as Communications to focus the flotilla – set up Mobile Radio Facilities/ Repeater stations
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Goals, Targets, and Schedules

  • Getting the Buy In From Your Flotilla
  • At your next Flotilla Meeting present your selected programs, goals, and calendar
  • Explain the Macro Calendar and the need for resources
  • Show the additional training (certifications) needed to support the program and how to get certified
  • Ask for volunteers to take the training (if necessary) and support the programs
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Synergy

  • Flotillas active in all these core programs are likely to be more successful than ones that only support one or two of these programs
  • The core programs in no way restrict the membership from also supporting many other worthwhile programs e.g. marine safety, Watchstanders, boating operations (crew), to name a few
  • The FC and FSOs must lead members to support these programs. It doesn’t happen automatically.
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