Coast Guard Auxiliary member Rick Rogers conducts a vessel safety exam at the pier in Kake, Alaska, in 2011. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is made up of approximately 34,000 volunteers. (USCG photo/Kate Rogers)

Gov. Bill Walker has declared May 20-26 to be Safe Boating Week. Joe and Carol Meador are the commanders for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 1, Southeast Alaska. The Auxiliary focuses on education. They have a ten-seat classroom on the cutter dock in Sitka, and a comprehensive outreach program for schools. To learn more, schedule a vessel check, or join the Auxiliary call Carol at 907-738-5388.

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