Volunteers given honors during Change of Watch

GLENS FALLS - The United States Coast Guard honored four Clinton County residents Nov. 14 at the Change of Watch meeting, Division 15, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Division 15 Commander Margaret Malone of Beekmantown was awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal. Malone has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2001 and she and Tom Malone were leaders in establishing Flotilla 15-08 in Plattsburgh.

Don Craig of Saranac was presented the Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation award for his work as public affairs officer. Hugh Conners of Peru also was given the Commandant's Letter of Commendation award for his work in developing an Auxiliary operations and training center at the Old Base marina in Plattsburgh.

Flotilla 15-08 Commander Franklin Williams of Schuyler Falls received a letter of commendation for attaining the highest flotilla membership participation in Division 15 for 2010.

Flotilla 15-08, Plattsburgh, is a civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard. Its primary mission is public education about boating safety on Lake Champlain, and performing on-the-water safety patrols. Crew training opportunities are offered and new members are welcome.

Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact Craig at 293-7185 or dcraig@westelcom.com.

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