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Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Education Class and Public Affairs Help and Information from captnmike.com

Welcome to my Marketing and Public Education help page.

Thanks for your interest in helping  Boating Safety.

Use the class aids that are appropriate for your class and teaching style. Not all marketing ideas will work for everyone.

Aids to help you Publicize, Market and Hold your Boating Safety and Public Education Classes from captnmike.com

Guerrilla Marketing for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Using auxnorthwest.com – – This is the new presentation – You will find a video of the PowerPoint, (several flotillas have presented the video at their meeting) many posters for the Pacific Northwest, Business Cards, auxnorthwest.com labels and several other resources for use at public events or posting around your area.

See Guerrilla Marketing Ideas for the Coast Guard Auxiliary for more  marketing ideas for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Update:  Aux. Challenge 2008, Education Challenge 2009 have major revisions.  The updated  program is now Education Challenge 2010, EC 2010 is now in three sections, Marketing, or how to reach out to the Public, Where to hold classes, and Best Classroom Practices.  The section on Classroom Aids has been removed.  There will be a link to either the original presentation with the Class Aids below or the Class Aids section will be revised into a separate section, with links below as time permits.

Room Challenge 2010

  • Room Challenge 2010 (ppt)
    Room Challenge 2010 (4 UP pdf)
    The presentation I gave at GNATS (Great Northern Area Training Session) May 22, 2010 at Pier 36 in Seattle.  Simple Guerrilla Marketing tricks for the Auxiliary and our classes.  Easy ways EVERY Auxiliary member can become involved in building the Auxiliary.  Included is a proposal for a District 13 wide unified plan to involve EVERY member of District 13 to build the Auxiliary and increase our visibility to the general public.   (NOTE: All versions downloaded before GNATS are DRAFT versions.)  The presentation runs 10 to 12 minutes.

Education Challenge 2010

  • Education Challenge 2010 Help on how to Publicize our Boating Safety and Public Education Classes, 70 Ideas to help jump start your PE, PA, PV, VE or any Public Outreach program, Where to hold classes and Best Classroom Practices.

Education Challenge 2009

Education Challenge 2009 has been revised into Education Challenge 2010, see the above section for a link to Education Challenge 2010.  I have left the link in to a pdf handout of Education Challenge 2009 for historical purposes, I have removed the link to the PowerPoint of Education Challenge 2009.

Class Handouts

Important Seattle Area Boating Information (pdf):

A three fold handout for class, General public handout or use on the boat, Includes Lake Washington, Lake Union and Speed Zones (2 pages) This has vertical lines dividing the columns for easy hand folding. (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process, pick printer “Flip pages up” if the back page prints upside down.)

Important Seattle Area Boating Information (pdf):

A three fold handout for class, General public handout or use on the boat, Includes Lake Washington, Lake Union and Speed Zones (2 pages) This has blank gutters dividing the columns for machine folding. (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process, pick printer “Flip pages up” if the back page prints upside down.)

Take a Safe Boating Class Business Cards

Take a Safe Boating Class Business Cards (pdf):

A general purpose Coast Guard Auxiliary card to “Carpet Bomb” your area. The card has “Take a Safe Boating Class”, “Meet Washington State Boaters Education Requirements”, “Get a FREE Vessel Safety Check”,  http://www.auxseattle.com/  quick link. There is no personal name on the card. (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process.)

Labels

Put a label reminding people to take a Safe Boating Class from US on EVERYTHING you hand out.

Take a Safe Boating Class Stick on Labels (pdf): (Preferred More Distinctive – Larger)

Four line label, “Take a Safe Boating Class” , “Get a FREE Vessel Safety Check” ,  http://www.auxseattle.com  , “US Coast Guard Auxiliary” Uses the easy to remember “auxseattle.com” quick link to the NEW  USCG Aux District 13, the public than then see all our classes listed on our District class and get more information on a Vessel Exam. Stick on every piece of literature you hand out to advertise all our classes. Address style label. PDF Template for Avery # 5160,  Office Depot # 612-011 (2 5/8 inch Wide 1.00 inch High) 30 Labels per page.

Take a Safe Boating Class Stick on Labels (pdf): (Smaller version of above)

Four line label, “Take a Safe Boating Class” , “Get a FREE Vessel Safety Check” ,  http://www.auxseattle.com  , “US Coast Guard Auxiliary” Uses the easy to remember “auxseattle.com” quick link to the NEW  USCG Aux District 13, the public than then see all our classes listed on our District class and get more information on a Vessel Exam.. Stick on every piece of literature you hand out to advertise all our classes. Address style label. PDF Template for Avery # 5195 (1.75 inch Wide 2/3 inch High) 4 wide 60 Labels per page.

Take a Safe Boating Class Stick on Labels (pdf):

Three line label, “Take a Safe Boating Class”,  http://www.auxseattle.com , “US Coast Guard Auxiliary” Uses the easy to remember “auxseattle.com” quick link to the NEW  USCG Aux District 13, the public than then see all our classes listed on our District class and get more information on a Vessel Exam.. Stick on every piece of literature you hand out to advertise all our classes. Address style label. PDF Template for Avery # 5267 ( 1.75 inch Wide .50 inch High ) 4 wide 80 Labels per page.

Safety and Study Aids

Classroom Aids

Make Your Class More Interesting and Help the Students Learn Better

  • Magnetic Boating Class Aids (pdf):Use for illustrating rules of the road, light combination’s, day shapes, pecking order and more. Multicolor Boat (sail, (port and starboard tack) and power), Lights, Day Shapes and more to make magnetic aids to use with a Magnetic White Board.
  • Aids to Navigation–Class Aids: Cardboard ATON’s to demonstrate ATON’s.   The teaching aids are designed to be placed on a table top so students can move around the table and view the Aids to Navigation from different view points and move the ATON’s around on the table to see different views and courses. Most of the Aids to Navigation class aids are about 4.25 inches tall.
  • Add 2nd link for class aids pdf (zipcon)
  • Add 3rd link for class aids pdf (zipcon)

Posters

Posters coming soon, stay tuned for the revised versions.

All posters are available customized for your area, class location, cost and local contact information. PDF files ready to print in color or B/W. The Posters will scale from 4×6 to 8.5×11 inches in either color or B/W.

Web-M-Class-AuxSea-PR (pdf):

Generic Classes Poster, auxseattle.com web link, email for District 13 Education Questions.  Lists many locations our classes have been held.  A good poster that works for any class and location.  Put in long term locations.  (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process.)

Web-ABS-AuxSea-PR (pdf):

About Boating Safety Poster, Get a Vessel Exam, auxseattle.com web link.  Lists many locations our classes have been held.  A good long term poster for About Boating Safety, use at any location.  Put in long term locations.  (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process.)

Web-Its-The-Law-A-PR (pdf):

It’s The Law Boating Safety Poster, Washington State Requires a Boaters Ed. Card, auxseattle.com web link.  Lists many locations our classes have been held.  A good long term poster for any location.  Put in long term locations.  (The pdf file is “Press Quality” and will drive a commercial printing process.)

Announcements

Help With Aux. Forms

Revisions to Instructor Notes & Class Revisions

ABC Ch 3 Navigating with ATONs. D-13 and National PowerPoints were combined with additional slides for tides, Islands and the Swinomish Channel. Has several pictures of ATONs to let students practice identifying ATONs. The Instructor Notes were expanded to help Instructors. June 24,2008.

ABC Ch 3 Navigating with Rules. D-13 and National PowerPoints were combined. The Instructor Notes were expanded to help Instructors. (Updated Aug. 15, 2011).

Useful Links and Companies

  • Royal Bag Co. – (Zip Loc Bags)The company that I ordered the Zip Loc Bags that I used for upgrading first aid kits and to hold packets of Boating Safety literature.

Thanks For Your Help and Interest in Boating Safety.

Mike Brough

Instructor

Fl 21 Seattle

Click Here to Contact Captnmike or the Webmaster.

c/m

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