U.S. Coast Guard vessel to be christened at Tahoe
The Reno Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is pleased to announce the christening and dedication of The Melroy, Saturday Sept. 27, The celebration will be held at Coast Guard Station Tahoe at 1:30 p.m. The dedication will follow a Flotilla Picnic starting at 10:30 a.m.
The Melroy will be used for search and rescue and patrolling community boating activities primarily on local lakes and reservoirs including Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Lahonton Reservoir and other locations in Northern Nevada and California.
The dedication of The Melroy is the result of generous contributions from local nonprofit organizations and individuals, and several years of work by members of the Reno and other flotillas, including Dave Melroy, whose extensive efforts and persistence made this possible.
The Reno Flotilla is one of four flotillas in the Sierra Division of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The four cornerstones of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are to provide boater education, vessel safety checks, fellowship, and operations. The addition of The Melroy to the Reno Flotilla will continue to support the mission of the United States Coast Guard of promoting and boating safely.
Contact Flotilla Commander Dave Young at (775) 560-5514 or Public Affairs Officer Dennis Harms at (775) 750-8714.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed volunteers who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found performing a variety of missions ” on the nation’s waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Over 30,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.
For more information on the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit http://www.cgaux.org.
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