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Flotilla 03
Division 47

Neenah-Menasha, WI

Who We Are
Benefits of Membership
Fun & Fellowship
Contact Us

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Who We Are: SARDET Neenah

Our flotilla currently consists of 17 members who actively patrol Lake Winnebago and regularly meet with the boating public at marinas and in classrooms.

As a civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, we support all of its missions except military and direct law enforcement actions.

In 2008 we received a 25' Defender Class SAFE boat similar to the one pictured below, and were designated a Search and Rescue Detachment (SARDET) of U.S. Coast Guard Station Sheboygan.  We maintain this facility in operational readiness for search and rescue on Lake Winnebago and as an operational platform for US Coast Guard safety and law enforcement efforts.

25' Defender Class SAFE boat

Among our more significant annual tasks are coordinating the seaplane base for the Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure, and assisting the Coast Guard and local law enforcement with safety patrols during other Lake Winnebago events such as 4th of July firework displays.

Benefits of Membership

We are constantly looking for qualified members. United States citizens 17 years of age and older without a felony conviction are welcome to join us.

Members are eligible to receive the world's finest on-the-water training. Courses are offered in Navigation, Seamanship, Communications, Weather, Patrols, and Search & Rescue.

Other optional benefits include the Coast Guard Credit Union, access to Coast Guard Exchanges, and insurance coverage.

The pride of wearing the Auxiliary uniform is amplified by the Auxiliary awards system. Your efforts will be recognized and rewarded.


We have numerous opportunities for members to become involved in all aspects of boating:

  • Public Education - Teach courses on boating safety, navigation, and seamanship to recreational boaters of all ages.
  • Vessel Safety Checks - Give free safety checks to recreational and commercial fishing vessels.
  • Operations - Provide boaters and the Coast Guard helpful information and emergency assistance.
  • Marine Environmental Protection - Help promote clean waterways through marine pollution awareness programs that help to recognize, protect and assess the environment.
  • Recruiting - Build a stronger Coast Guard team through promoting awareness of career opportunities for service.
  • Administrative Support - Assist the Coast Guard in areas such as computer operations, radio watchstanding, publications and public affairs.
Fun & Fellowship

Our dedication to boating safety provides a congenial atmosphere for getting together to exchange boating experiences. You'll find a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists. We're sure you will make long lasting, meaningful relationships.

Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping to save lives gives your membership a special meaning.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about becoming a member of our flotilla (or any other Flotilla), please feel free to: