Establish and maintain a means of communication with the elected Congressional Representatives (both House & Senate) in the state by locating Auxiliary members who know these members of Congress on a personal basis. Further, promote the establishment of an agreement with the Auxiliarists to assist in communicating with these members of Congress, when required and authorized, in support of an Auxiliary and/or Coast Guard position before Congress. Initial emphasis should be placed on locating Auxiliary contacts and establishing and strengthening relationships with members on committees in both houses of Congress who deal with Coast Guard and Boating Safety matters.

Establish and maintain contact with these members of Congress on a routine basis so that these members and their staffs are familiar with the Auxiliary; who we are, what we do, our mission and its importance to the nation, what benefit we provide the Coast Guard and boating public, how we support Homeland Security, etc. A good way to achieve this is by encouraging our units to invite these members of Congress and/or their staffs to appropriate district, division, and Flotilla meetings and ceremonies/events and by ensuring copies of District/Division publications are sent to their local and Washington offices.

Provide the NLL-AC with the status of on-going actions (licensing, mandatory education, etc.) and with appropriate advice and recommendations as to actions the Auxiliary should take at the local, State and/or National level.

News and reports are communication with members within the unit, unit leaders, and the next level of responsibility.

A summary of the most important features of a job, including the general nature of the work performed (duties and responsibilities) and level (ie, skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions) of the work performed.

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Bill Griswold DSO-SL