At the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Change of Watch meeting, Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate David Carrig (right) of the U.S. Coast Guard swears in Paul Hale (left) as Flotilla Commander and Tony Weichel as Vice Commander for the Washington Flotilla 20-06.

Archived Story

Club News, Dec. 23

Published 4:27pm Sunday, December 23, 2012


Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-06
On Dec. 7, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-06, 5th Southern Region, Washington, met at The Meeting Place Restaurant for the flotilla Change of Watch. Division Commander Vern Scott and Hobucken Station Officer in Charge Senior Chief David Carrig were in attendance to swear in new Flotilla Commander Paul Hale and new Vice-Commander Tony Weichel. Out-going Commander Ben Reed thanked members for their support during the years he has served as an elected officer and urged equal support for Hale and Weichel in their new positions.
Carrig thanked members for their volunteer efforts in support of the U.S. Coast Guard. He highlighted the Weather Channel’s U.S. Coast Guard programs (C.G. Alaska & C.G. Florida) as a significant part of the increase in U.S. Coast Guard recognition. He mentioned the extensive rehabilitation of Station Hobucken facilities and the changes in the on-water facilities available at the station. This spring, Carrig will be reassigned to Ponce Inlet in Florida with his replacement coming from Ft. Macon.
During this Christmas season, the flotilla attended the parades in Washington, Bath and Aurora. The January and February meetings will be held at The Golden Corral in Washington at 7 p.m. with food and fellowship starting at 6 p.m.
Persons interested in joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, call Paul Hale at 252-946-6947 or Don Lindberg at 252-923-4545 or visit website

Bodacious Babes Chapter
Red Hat Society
The Bodacious Babes Chapter of the Red Hat Society met recently at the Fifteenth Street Church of God. Polly Jones. queen mother, welcomed everyone and thanked hostesses Colleen Lupton and Peggy Waters.
Other members present included Betty Ross, Anne Crumpler, Jean Boykin, Joyce Tucker, Joyce Carawan, Shirley Woolard, Rebecca Ward, Eleanor Trigg, Diana Cates, Nancy Florschutz, Martha Seighman, Sophie Mitchell, Stella Thurston, Louise Briley and Marie Toler.
Trigg offered the blessing for the meal served by ladies of the church led by Ross, including Shirley Crisp, Terry Conner, Carolyn Jones, Rosa Jones, Bea Apple and Angela Lee. Following the meal, members enjoyed opening their “sacks” to discover numerous Christmas surprises. Seighman won the 50/50 drawing. Shirley Woolard will host the January meeting.

Red & Pink Hat Honeys
The Red and Pink Hat Honeys of Beaufort County held their Christmas event recently at the Hitching Post Restaurant. There were nine members present including Joyce Hodges, Juanita Clark, Joyce Carawan, Laura Adams, Bernice Cannon, Doris Karnowski, Pat Respess, Shirley Woolard and Martha Seighman, queen mum, and guest Polly Jones, who was welcomed as a new member.
Seighman called the meeting to order and the group serenaded birthday honorees Joyce Tucker, Joyce Carawan and Sally Latham.
Carawan won the 50/50 drawing. Seighman invited everyone to a Christmas Bingo Hoot hosted by the W.O.W. Girlz in Kinston.
Hodges read the Christmas Story, and from “A Willing Heart” by Janice Mizelle Taylor, and Woolard asked the blessing. Following lunch, Woolard led the group in playing several games. Prize winners included Joyce Carawan, Seighman and Joyce Hodges.
Woolard was presented a photo magnet/pin as a hostess gift from Seighman. Everyone received a door prize, and all were given Christmas favors from Seighman.
Hostess for February will be Laura Adams and for April will be Dottie Bunch.

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