Name: Dawn simpkins
Hosting Organization: Puddle jumpers Pre School
Location: 1007 north st
Greensboro al 36744
Time: 10:00 am
Event Description: Puddle Jumpers

Name: Sue Lang
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Seward Boat Harbor, 1300 4th Ave, Seward. AK. “B” Float ramp
Time: 13:30
Event Description: RSWI

Name: Paula Stevenson-McDonald
Hosting Organization: USCGAuxiliary.140.003.028
Location: American Samoa
Time: 8am
Event Description: NSBW – Elementary Outreach, Community Outreach

Name: Elizabeth Skinner
Hosting Organization: National Park Service
Location: 2690 E Katherine Spur, Bullhead City, AZ 86429
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Event Description: This is will count toward the world record. A table will be set up in the Katherine Landing marina with life jackets available for people to wear. Photos will be taken of all participants in order to count toward the record.
Wear it for life! Everyone on board needs to wear their life jacket, even if they don’t plan on getting in the water. Many drownings happen to people who did not expect to be in the water. Life jackets only work if they fit properly and are buckled. We care about your safety and want your visit to Lake Mohave to be a happy memory.

Name: Sergeant Kyler Cox
Hosting Organization: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office
Location: London Bridge Beach
1340 Mcculloch Blvd. N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Time: 12:30 PM
Event Description: A life jacket exchange will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in conjunction with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.  Shortly after the life jacket exchane, at approximately 12:30 pm, we will meet near the water by the law enforcement boats for the Ready Set Wear It photoshoot.

Name: Victoria Boyce
Hosting Organization: Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
Location: Marina Services Offices at Bullfrog, Hall’s Crossing and Wahweap Marinas
Time: 9:00am
Event Description: Information regarding boating safety and proper fit of life jackets, introduction to loaner life jacket program and group photos.

Hosting Organization: UFLOAT
Location: SCORPION BAY MARINA, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 10970 Peninsula Blvd, Morristown, AZ 85342
Time: 9 AM
Event Description: PICTURES W/ FOOD, MUSIC, DRINKS !

Name: Josh
Email: David.Vanover@Cabelas.Com
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Glendale
Location: 9380 W. Glendale Avenue Glendale, AZ 85305
Time: 12AM

Name: Shawn Goit
Hosting Organization: US Power Squadrons- San Luis Rey Sail & Power Squadron
Location: West Marine Parking Lot
1719 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054
Time: 12:00
Event Description: Fire extinguisher simulator, Boating Simulator, free food, Boat US booth, CPR Training,Flare demos,Fire department on hand.

Name: Richard Jepsen
Hosting Organization: Alameda Community Sailing Center
Location: Encinal Boat Ramp, off Central Avenue, adjacent to Encinal High School, Alameda, CA
Time: 10-3
Event Description: Open House, BBQ, Sailboat Rides, youth lifejacket giveaway.

Name: Stefano Maffulli <>
Hosting Organization: Cal Sailing Club
Location: 124 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
Time: 10am
Event Description: Cal Sailing Club will expose its pile of PFDs and help people wear one. Volunteers will tell their stories.

Name: Kathy Obrien
Hosting Organization: Sun Harbor Marina
Location: Sun Harbor Marina
5000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Time: 1:00 pm
Event Description: Sun Harbor Marina is presenting an Anchoring Workshop on May 20, 2017, and will also organize a life jacket demonstration for the attendees in conjunction with “Ready Set Wear It!”  All Marina tenants, community neighbors, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and YMCA members are invited to participate.

Name: Shawn Alladio
Hosting Organization: K38
Location: We will be promoting an online program for our K38 Affiliates and students worldwide to wear their Lifejacket to Work and to encourage those who do not to follow our occupational example of ‘mandatory wear’ for marine units.  We are the first example and the last and our actions speak louder than our words as the saying goes. The Ready Set Wear It campaign is a solution for not just the recreational enthusiasts but we still have far too many professional marine unit operators who are not wearing a USCG approved lifejacket.  Our mission is to support and influence those who need to WEAR it!
Time: 9:00am
Event Description: We have a Facebook event page
and dedicated Ready Set Wear It international affiliate page
and to post up on social media using the Ready Set Wear It #RSWI2017 #WEARit hashtags.

Name: Kristine
Hosting Organization: USCG Aux Flotilla 51
Location: Benicia Yacht Club
400 E. 2nd St
Benicia, CA 94510
Time: 9:30
Event Description: Opening day on the bay event.  We will have vessel exams and public affairs booth.  Life jacket is a big part of this event.

Name: Jim Miller
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp at Big Bear Lake, Ca
Time: May 20, 2017
Event Description: Public Affairs Booth and Life Jacket Exchange.

Name: Mike Philbrook
Hosting Organization: Sea Scouts. BSA
Location: Aboard Astra moored Coronado Cays, CA
Time: 10:00
Event Description: I will be taking Sea Scouts out sailing for a race.  This will take place prior to getting underway.

Name: Gail DM Giacomini
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: USCG Station Golden Gate
435 Murray Cir,
Sausalito, CA 94965 …
Time: 1000-1600
Event Description: Water and Boating Safety class; CG K-9 demonstration;  CG SAR Helicopter Rescue demonstration;  sheriff’s helicopter and rescue facility tours, CG Station Golden Gate facility tours; CG Auxiliary facility tours;  distribution of free CA Boating and Waterways life jackets; CG Auxiliary Public Affairs and recruitment table with free water and boating literature, children’s booklets, “wear it” stickers, “reach it” line throwing; and environmental protection games.
“Expect the Unexpected” puppet show.

Name: Andrew Beaton
Hosting Organization: USCGAUX.
Location: Waterfront Morro Bay
Time: Boating Safety Expo
Event Description: Coast Guard , Harbor Patrol, other agencies and organizations….information, vessel examinations…etc

Name: Mike Philbrook
Hosting Organization: San Diego Sail and Power Squadron
Location: Starting line of the South Bay Family Sailing Series,  San Diego Bay, vicinity of buoy R34 and WR32A.
Time: 1145
Event Description: Every 3rd Saturday of the month the SDSPS and Pier 32 sponsor a sail race at the South end of San Diego Bay.    There are usually 6 – 12 boats on the water from carious marinas on San Diego Bay.  At the designated time all members will take pictures of everyone aboard their boats wearing life jackets!!

Name: Melissa Miranda
Hosting Organization: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
Location: Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Time: 5-7PM
Event Description: Boating Day with the Sacramento River Cats will feature interactive activities to encourage safe boaing practices. A life jacket trade-in will be the highlight of the event. Boaters may bring in their old, outgrown or unserviceable life jacket and exchange it for a new, Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

Name: Bob Schabert
Hosting Organization: United States Coast Guard and the City of West Sacramento
Location: The River Walk located on River Front Street, West Sacramento CA 95691, along the Sacramento River.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Description: Static Displays:  From all the Police, Fire, and Sheriff waterborne agencies along with the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
On the water:  Swift Water Rescue Demo by D.A.R.T. [Drowning Accident Rescue Team) and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Demo by the United States Coast Guard, Boating Safety Classes.

Name: Miranda Peters
Hosting Organization: Black Butte Lake Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Eagle Pass Recreation Area
Black Butte Lake
19225 Newville Road
Orland, CA 95963
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Description: Park Rangers at Black Butte Lake will demonstrate proper life jacket fit to kids. Once the kids learn how to properly fit themselves in a life-jacket they will participate in a relay race. During the race the kids will be placed in two lines. A pile of life jackets of varying sizes will be placed approximately 50 yards from the starting line. At the sound of a whistle, the kids at the front of the line will race towards the pile of life jackets, dig through the pile, find the life-jacket that fits them properly, put it on correctly, and race back to their line. Once the first child returns to the line they will remove their life jacket, give it to the next child in line. The second child races down to the pile, returns their life-jacket to the pile, finds the life-jacket that fits them properly, puts it on correctly, and races back to the line to tag the next child. This process continues until everyone in the line has participated. The line with a combination of the fastest time and highest number of proper fits wins. Water safety coloring books, cups, flying discs, and temporary tattoos will be given to all participants. During this event, Park Rangers will also interact with adults about the importance of wearing a life-jacket while in or around water.

Name: Tyler Sewald
Hosting Organization: Jackson Lake State Park
Location: Event will be held at the boat ramp kiosk at 5:00 PM at Jackson Lake State Park.
Address:  26363 County Road 3, Orchard, Colorado, 80649.
Time: 5:00 PM
Event Description: Participants are encouraged to bring a life jacket to the event where park rangers will be handing out safety whistles and flags and organizing a group photo!

Name: Brittany Bosshardt
Hosting Organization: Cabeals Thornton
Location: Thornton Cabelas
14050 Lincoln Street, CO 80023
Time: 9am-12pm
Event Description: Come put on a life jacket and take a group photo with Cabela’s!

Name: Gwendolynn Flynn
Hosting Organization: CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location: 120 Woodward Ave, New Haven, CT
Event Description: Open house at USCG Sector Long Island Sound is an annual event promoting safe boating.

Name: Eric williams
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s christiana
Location: 1100 Christiana Mall Newark De 19702
Time: 10:00 AM
Event Description:

Name: J. A. Birkmire
Hosting Organization: USCG AUX Flotilla 053-1-04
Location: Cabela’ s Outfitters
1100 Christiana Mall
Newark, DE 19702
Time: 1 pm
Event Description: In conjunction with the start of National Safe Boating Week the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is conducting a Safe Boating informational display at the Caleba”s Store at the Christiana Mall on I-95 at DE Route 1.
A photo will be taken on Sunday, May 21 at 1 pm of Auxiliarists, employes of Cabelas, and members of the public wearing life Jackets as part of the “Ready, Set, Wear It” Program.

Name: Glenn Wiltshire
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 3
Location: Boat Ramp at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly John U Lloyd Park)
Time: 10 AM
Event Description: Coast Guard Auxiliary will host event along with conduction free vessel safety checks.  Call 718-619-7402 for further information.

Name: John Radaker
Hosting Organization: The Swim Academy
Location: 1570 Sagemont Way
Weston, FL 33326
Time: 11am
Event Description: Staff and students will don their life jackets and take to the pool.  We will demonstrate how to properly wear a lifejacket and empathize the importance of always having a lifejacket on near and on the water.  Participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Name: Melissa Taylor
Hosting Organization: Small Fish Big Fish Swim School LLC
Location: 346 Pike Rd. #3
West Palm Beach, Fl 33411
Time: all day
Event Description: All Kids will learn about life jackets and will wear one in the water

Name: Steven Caldero
Hosting Organization: Waterfront Education
Location: Moonstone Park
280 Marina Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Time: 9:00 am
Event Description: Boating Safety Day @ King Harbor
USCG instruction on deploying Visual Distress Signals
Marine Fire Extinguisher demonstration
The latest in Marine Safety equipment from West Marine EPIRBs, PLBs, marine VHF radios with DSC
Inflatable Life Jacket demonstrations with NSBC Life Jacket education kit
Expired flare collection for proper disposalXN9C

Name: James McEntee
Hosting Organization: Pompano Beach Power Squadron
Location: United States Power Squadron -District 8
​Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron
3701 NE 18th Terrace, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064, United States
Time: 7:30pm
Event Description: We hold safe boating classes for the community is south Florida teaching over 150 students a year.  We are a Non_profit volunteer based organization and we will use these to promote Wear it as we always do in our advertising. These will be great at our event,  Maybe we will have it by the water for people to really see how easy it is to be safe.

Name: Linda Jones
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 15-1
Location: Crystal River Preserve State Park dock
Sailboat Road
Crystal River, FL
Time: 11:30 AM
Event Description: NSBW Life Jacket photo op at 11:30 AM
Picnic will follow for flotilla members and invited guests.

Name: Douglas
Hosting Organization: USCG-AUXILIARY
Location: City Island, Longboat key, Sarasota Fl
Time: 1000
Event Description: Vessel Examinations and safety equipment checks & life jacket demonstrations

Name: Jean Trapani
Hosting Organization: Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Greater Venice area, west coast of Florida
Time: About noon
Event Description: Inflating life jacket

Name: Bill Griswold
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Community pool, Lincoln Avenue, Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Time: 1200
Event Description: Event held in conjunction with Lake County Water Safety Day, held at 6 city municiple pools.

Name: Bruce Perri
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Halifax Marina, Daytona Beach, Florida
Time: Safe Boating Week
Event Description: Safe boating week vessel checks, safety table, and life jacket demo’s

Name: Tom Perrin
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Flotila 86
Location: 1200 S. Harbor Dr
Venice, FL 34285
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Event Description: Paddle Safety Class for up to 40 participants, followed by NSBW dinner for staff.

Name: Chuck Whipple
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Kinght’s Marina
1472 River Ln
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Time: noon
Event Description: Auxiliarists will wear their life jackets and inflate those for which replacement cylinders are available.

Name: Kristi Mackey
Hosting Organization: USCG AUX 11-10
Location: Spectrum Field – Baseball game
601 Old Coachman Rd. Clearwater FL 33765
Time: 6:00pm
Event Description: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla 11-10 is hosting a family event to kick off National Safe Boating week and Armed Forces Day.  We have approximately 35-40 people attending and they will be wearing life jackets to help break the record for “Ready Set Wear It” day.
I’m the Flotilla Vice Commander and Operations Officer.

Name: Dewayne Roos, Flotilla Commander
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Litterfish Event Promotion at Bass Pro Shop/World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada, FL 4/29-30/17 – booth hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 070-13-08
National Safe Boating Events every day during 5/20-28:
Bass Pro Shop/World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada, FL 4/29-30/17 – booth hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 070-13-08
West Marine, Key Largo, FL  – booth hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 070-13-08
Time: Normally 8 or 9am to 4 pm
Event Description: see above

Name: Mark Cannon
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 56
Location: Indian River Mall
6200 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Time: 1000-1400
Event Description: Booth and activities supporting Wear It with group photo at noon.

Name: Santiago Rivera
Hosting Organization: Kayak Fishing With Christ
Location: Oleta State Park North Miami Florida
Time: 11:00 am
Event Description: This will be a Kayak Fishing With Christ Meet-UP on which we will hold a demonstration of the proper use and safety of PFD.

Name: John Rowland
Hosting Organization: Peace River Sail & Power Squadron, United States Power Squadrons
Location: Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Time: 1130
Event Description: After the Hurricane Seminar  with Jim Ferrell of Wink Weather presentation on 20 May, move to the balcony and sign in and receive a life jacket to use from Charlotte harbor Sea Tow. Pictures will follow with the Wink Weather cast as we support the cause and drive of Ready-Set- Wear It.

Name: Diane Riggan
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Stuart Fl
Location: Flotilla 59 located in Sandsprit Park 3443 SE St Lucie Blvd Stuart –
Time: 0900
Event Description: You can come to class or just come to the flotilla location bring your life jacket or we can provide a few. Group photo. Coffee and donuts. Dogs can wear their lifejackets too!

Name: Marti Ryan
Hosting Organization: Hillsborough County Marine Safety Unit & local partners
Location: Gandy Boat Ramp – 5108 Gandy Blvd. in Tampa
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Event Description: Show off your life jacket, or win a brand new one!  Come for family-friendly fun and boating safety information from Hillsborough County Marine Safety Unit, U.S. Coast Guard, Division 7, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, Hillsborough County Sheriff  Marine Unit, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department, and Tampa Police Marine Unit:

–Life Jacket, Fashion Show & Giveaway *special thanks to the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)
–Courtesy Vessel Safety Inspections on site
— EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and other demonstrations
–Life Jacket size-and-fit plus group photo for world record
–Safe Boating Class info for English and Spanish speakers
–Music & refreshments

Hosting Organization: US COAST GUARD AUX FLOTILLA 63
Location: 1551 NW 12th St, Miami, Florida 33172
Time: 10AM
Event Description: National Safe Boating Week Kick-Off Event
Saturday May 20th 2017
Bass Pro Shop – Miami Dolphin Mall
1551 NW 12th St, Miami, Florida 33172
10AM – 3PM

Name: Peter Paige
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Fort Lauderdale Flotilla 32
Location: Holland Park
801 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33319
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: Courtesy Boat Inspections
Safe Boating Class Sign-ups
Learn About The Americas Waterway Watch
Info on Boating and Marine Safety
Learn about the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Name: Susan Prichard
Hosting Organization: Marathon Marina and Boat Yard
Location: Marathon Marina
1021 11th Street Ocean
Marathon, Florida  33050
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Event Description: Sign in and photos
Various styles of life jackets on display
Life jackets can be purchased
Boating Safety and Life Jacket safety information available
We are pet friendly.  Be sure to bring your pets in their life jackets as well.

Name: Luis E Cribeiro
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Robert School and Community Center in Acworth, GA
Time: 10:00 am
Event Description: USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22 Monthly  Meeting

Name: J’Aliya Jones
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: 152 Northpoint Parkway
Acworth, Ga 30102
Time: 10:30am – 11am
Event Description: We’ll honor our veteran, and active, military, police, fire, and EMS personnel. at 10:30am we’ll gather to get everyone in a life jacket and take a picture. light refreshments will be available to all participants.

Name: Nan Ellen Fuller
Hosting Organization: Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron
Location: Appalachian Outfitters
5693 Kelly Bridge Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Time: 11:30AM
Event Description: The Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron is planning an Etowah River Kayak and Canoe Adventure on Saturday May 20th. The group is meeting at the Appalachian Outfitters pick-up location on Kelly Bridge in Dawsonville, GA for a 9 mile run in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. Participants will take advantage of the opportunity to  promote like jacket wear and safe boating with a “Photo Op” prior to their departure for “Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day.

Name: Tessa Ramsey
Hosting Organization: Sea Scout Ship Decisive
Location: The Life Jacket Loaner Station at Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai:
Waapa Rd.; Lihue, HI 96766 (Between the boat ramp and the Coast Coast Guard Station)
Time: 10:00am
Event Description: We will be promoting the event on Sea Scout Ship Decisive’s Facebook page, we will be inviting the Nawiliwili Yacht Club, the Coast Guard, and the community to participate.

Name: Adam Lipka
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxilary, Flotilla 20
Location: Maunalua Bay launch ramp facility in Hawaii Kai at 6505 Kalanianaole Hwy
Time: 0900-1600
Event Description: Coast Guard Auxiliary members from the area  will be available at the Keehi Small Boat Harbor launch ramp area throughout the day to discuss and educate the public about boating safety and offer free vessel safety checks to any recreational vessels or Kayaks.  A free life jacket fitting and loaner station will also be staffed by Auxilarists with interactive activities planned for both children and adults to help encourage recreational boating safety.

Name: Erin Taylor
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Boise
Location: 8109 W Franklin Rd Boise, ID 83709
Time: 11:00AM
Event Description: Life Jacket selection and safety as well as safe boating tips.

Name: Kristi Blaver
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: Cabela’s
101 N Cabela Way
Post Falls, ID 83854
Time: 11:00AM
Event Description: 10:30AM Family Life Jacket Safety
11:00AM ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ Photo and Party

Name: Neal
Hosting Organization: uscgaux 130-08-07
Location: North 40 Outfitters
477181 Hwy 95
Ponderay, Idaho
Time: 0800-1400
Event Description: Hand out brochures,  instruct and demonstrate on proper life jacket use .

Name: Arlis Ball
Hosting Organization: Jackson Park Yacht Club
Location: 6400 South Promontory Drive, Chicago, IL  60649
Time: 10-3
Event Description: Jackson Park Yacht Club along with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will give a water safety class focusing on the proper use of life jackets for various water based activities.

Name: Bryan Hunt
Hosting Organization: Mid Illini Sail and Power Squadron and Clinton Lake Sailing Association
Location: Clinton Lake Sailing Association Pavillion
6599 Sailboat Rd
Weldon, Il 61882
Time: 1:30
Event Description: Will have the United States Power Squadron’s virtual trainer onsite. CLSA will be giving boat rides as well as highlighting educational and Sailing opportunities

Name: Randy Podolsky
Hosting Organization: Waukegan Water Safety Association
Location: 55 S Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL
Time: 1000
Event Description: Boating safety equipment and life jacket demonstration.

Name: Ron Aidikonis
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Aux Waukegan
Location: 9 North Harbor Place Waukegan IL. 60085
Time: 10 AM
Event Description: Press, public, and fellow members will be invited to participate in Ready Set Wear it.

Name: Ellen Ludtke
Hosting Organization: Waukegan Sail & Power Squadron
Location: Waukegan Harbor
55 S Harbor Pl
Waukegan, IL 60085
Time: 1030
Event Description: Ready-Set-Wear It

Name: John Chase
Hosting Organization: Prairie State Canoeists
Location: DuPage river Shorewood
Time: 8 am
Event Description: Moving water 1 class

Name: Cabela’s
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s and U.S. Power and Sail
Location: 5225 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
Time: 10:00am
Event Description: Join the celebration at the front entrance with flag ceremony at 9am for our Hometown Heroes. We will be recognizing our local hero’s along with our kick off of our boating safety week. Mayor McLeod and GM Blair Hughes will be onsite for the Ready, Set Wear It! event bring your life vest or try on one of ours. So you can be part of the attempt to break the World Record for the most like jackets worn on the same day.

Name: Julie Perry
Hosting Organization: Fox Vallley Sail and Power Squadron, USPS
Location: Cabela’s
5225 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL  60192
Time: 10 AM
Event Description: First, Hoffman Estates Village Hall will issue a Proclamation for Safe Boating Week and present the plaque to Commander Bill Perry, SN-IN, and many of the Fox Valley SPS members at their Village Board Meeting on 15 May.
Then on Saturday, 20 May, at 10 AM and a contingent of the Village Board and members of the Chamber of Commerce will be there.  The Hoffman Estates Village Board videographer will be there to interview participants and take picture.  These will be on the Village Web Site.

Name: Jillian Stasiak
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s/IN DNR
Location: 7700 Cabela Dr
Hammond, IN 46324
Time: AM
Event Description: Wearing life jackets at the same time.

Name: Mary Linder
Hosting Organization: Fishing has no boundaries
Location: Tall Timbers Marina Lake Freeman
Time: 9:30am
Event Description: Indiana Conservation officers along with several other participants will have a brief safety talk followed by a photo of all the fishing participants wearing their life jackets.

Name: Travis Wooley
Hosting Organization: Kents Harbor Marina
Location: 15179 Old State Rd 101
Liberty In 47353
Time: 10 to 1
Event Description: this is a water safety event

Name: Seth Owens
Hosting Organization: Hoosier Sail and Power Squadron
Location: Giest Marina 11695 Fall Creek Rd Indianapolis IN 46256
Time: 11:00 to 2:00
Event Description: the power squadron will be available for vessel checks and have other activities to do along with a boat simulator.

Name: Seth Owens
Hosting Organization: Cass county 4-h and ADM
Location: 2281 E Co Rd 125 N Logansport In 46947
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Event Description: the cass county 4-h club is sponsoring a barnyard boot camp day for children 6-12 yrs old involved in 4-h

Name: Tina Witham
Hosting Organization: Bass Pro Shop
Location: Bass Pro Shops
6425 Daniel Burnham Dr.
Portage, IN 46368
Time: 10am – 6pm
Event Description: Go Outdoors Event

Name: Cabela’s Noblesville
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Noblesville
Location: 13725 Cabela Parkway
Noblesville, IN 46060
Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM
Event Description: Wearing life jackets at the same time.

Name: David Drashil
Hosting Organization: Hoosier Sail & Power Squadron
Location: 11695 Fall Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Time: 1100-1500
Event Description: The Hoosier Sail & Power Squadron will be hosting a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at Geist Marina on Saturday, May 20th. The event will include free Vessel Safety Checks and a chance to show off your boating skills on the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer. The DNR will be demonstrating different types of PDF’s and Waldo’s Mutley Crew will be bringing adoptable dogs looking for a forever home and fun on the water. The day will also include plenty of educational and fun activities for the kids. All participants will be encouraged to wear their life jackets.

Name: Scott Frieden
Hosting Organization: Rathbun Lake
Location: Island View Dedication Boat Ramp- Rathbun Lake  Name of the road is Isthmus Place.
Time: 2-4P.M.
Event Description: Come bring your boat and the kids to Island View Dedication Boat Ramp at Rathbun Lake.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be providing boat safety checks, and Water safety training.  Water safety gear will be handed out to participants.  For more information call Scott Frieden at 816-389-3106.

Name: Danielle Robertson
Hosting Organization: Friends of Nolin Lake
Location: 890 Dog Creek Road, Cub Run, KY 42729
Time: 1pm
Event Description: Before the summer boat traffic hits the Nolin River Lake, enjoy the serenity of the lake and take a scenic trip by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard.  We will depart from the Dog Creek boat ramp area and paddle upstream.  This trip will be a great trip for families. The trip is about a 5 mile long paddle. Join in the fun!  No reservation needed.  Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard.  Lifejacket required

Name: Rafael Shabetai
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: TBD
Time: 10am
Event Description: USCG Auxiliary Division 4 event.

Name: Charlotte Ramsey
Hosting Organization: Ouachita Sail & Power Squadron
Location: OSPS Clubhouse located at  6130 White’s Ferry Road West Monroe, La. 71291
Time: 0900
Event Description: Boating Breakfast 0830
Ready Set Wear It 0900
USPS Operation Training Class 0930
Boating Lunch 1200
Boating Safety Info Hand Out 1300

Name: Clay Marques
Hosting Organization: Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries
Location: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2451 Darnall road
New Iberia, LA 70560
Time: 8:00 AM
Event Description: A FREE Louisiana Boating Education Course will be offered.

Name: Rosanne Graef
Hosting Organization: Swim for Life
Location: Robert Ganley Plaza, Portland City Hall
389 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Time: 9:00 AM
Event Description: Portlanders wearing life jackets will assemble on the steps of the plaza at noon on May 20, 2017

Name: David Bleakney
Hosting Organization: 054-22 Division Auxiliary
Location: Baltimore Marine Center, Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD, United States
Time: 1000
Event Description: Division Vessel Safety Check Day

Name: William J. B. Pringle
Hosting Organization: 1943
Location: Next events are:
20 May, Division Vessel Safety Check and Public Affairs Day (Baltimore Marine Centers, 2780 Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD).

Name: Mark Jennys
Hosting Organization: Natural Resources Police
Location: Orioles Park Candeon Yard Baltimore MD,  Baltimore Orioles Game, the DNR Mascot will be visiting the game teaching about  life vest safety. we will have an info table and passing out material.
Time: after noon
Event Description: Baltimore Orioles Game, the DNR Mascot will be visiting the game teaching about  life vest safety. we will have an info table and passing out material.

Name: John Keyes
Hosting Organization: USCG Station Gloucester
Location: USCG Station Gloucester
17 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
Time: 12:30
Event Description: The Station Gloucester Safe Boating Day Open House is an annual event designed to engage the local boating pubic, to kick-off National Safe Boating Week, and to teach boating safety habits. Members of the Coast Guard, Coast Auxiliary, Mass Environmental Police, and local First Responders team-up to present their programs and opportunities to the hundreds of visitors in attendance.

Name: Tina Kusick
Hosting Organization: Old Colony Y
Location: 25 Elm st.
N. Easton, Ma 02356
Time: 2pm
Event Description: We will be hosting a boating safety day.

Name: James E Mello
Hosting Organization: U.S. Power Squadrons
Location: Lake Cochituate State ParkVessel
Time: 0900 lake
Event Description: Vessel Safety ChecksC84E

Name: Neal O’Brien
Hosting Organization: USCGAUX 013-11-8
Location: Sandwich Marina
Sandwich, MA 02563
Time: 9AM-4PM
Event Description: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be at the Marina to offer free Vessel Safety Checks.

Name: Thomas Mandella
Hosting Organization: USCG Aux Flotilla 13-10-10
Location: Auburn Fire Department
Auburn, Massachusetts 01501
Time: 0900-1600
Event Description: P.A. Booth with Demonstrations
Free Vessel Inspections

Name: george funnell
Hosting Organization: uscgaux
Location: onset pier, onset, ma 02571
Time: 09;00am
Event Description: boat week,  brouchers and instruction

Name: Rose Stano
Hosting Organization: Grosse Pointe Power Squadron
Location: Grosse pointe Yacht Club, Great Lakes Yachtmans Weekend, 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-1556
Time: 11am till 5 pm
Event Description: Open House at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, with Boats and Vender displaying everything for the Boating Public to come out and enjoy.  The Grosse Pointe Power Squadron, a division of the United States Power Squadron,  will be on hand doing Vessel Safety Checks and discussing Boating Safety and Education. We will have a Boat Simulator for practicing Safe Boating. Pictures will be taken with life jackets on for the Ready, Set, Wear It campaign.  A Children’s Boating Safety Class will be conducted in the morning.

Name: Kelly Beatty
Hosting Organization: The Boat Doctor
Location: Midland Community Center
2205 S Jefferson Avenue, Midland MI 48640
Time: 8am-12pm
Event Description: Girls On the Run 5K a group of young girls doing a 5K with family.

Name: Stephen Fletcher
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 18-07
Location: Belle Isle, Detroit, MI
Time: 1200-1700
Event Description: Life Jacket Demos

Name: Stephen Fletcher
Hosting Organization: Metro Cars
Location: 24957 Brest Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
Time: 900
Event Description: Wear your life jacket to work. Demo by USCG Auxiliary member

Name: Denise Wolvin
Hosting Organization: USACE-Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Location: Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
600 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Description: Come on down to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and be a part of Life Jacket World Record Day/  There will be free family activities, demonstrations, and programs hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Name: John Gagich
Hosting Organization: St. Paul Sail & Power Squadron
Location: West Marine
575 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Time: 12 noon
Event Description: Ready, Set and Wear It Campaign

Name: Jeff Pilgrim
Hosting Organization: Rapids Riders
Location: St Croix State Park
Time: 9am to 5pm
Event Description: Annual CanoeU hosted by Rapids Riders. We expect 35 participants or so and another 15 instructors and safety boaters.

Name: Daniel Noonan
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Missoula
Location: Cabela’s
3650 Brooks ST
Missoula, MT 59801
Time: 9am – 8pm
Event Description: During Cabela’s Hometown Heroes event, a day that we celebrate and thank all the brave men and women who have served, as well as, local first responders, the Cabela’s store in Missoula will be partnering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote Safe Boating Week with cross-promotions for Ready, Set, Wear It!

Name: Brett Maas
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: 4550 King Ave East
Billings, MT 59102
Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 PM
Event Description: During Cabela’s Hometown Heroes event, a day that we celebrate and thank all the brave men and women who have served, as well as, local first responders, the Cabela’s store in Billings will be partnering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote Safe Boating Week with cross-promotions for Ready, Set, Wear It!

Name: Liz Lodman
Hosting Organization: MT Fish Wildlife & Parks and US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Capital Sports
1092 Helena Avenue
Helena MT  59601
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Event Description: Try on life jackets, learn about vessel exams, pick up “If Found” stickers for paddle craft.

Name: Chad Kim
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: 125 Treeline Road, Kalispell, MT 59901
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Event Description: Assembling customers and employees to wear life jackets at 9:30 a.m. in support of Ready Set Wear It campaign.

Name: Jamie Klund
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: Cabela’s, 8650 Boomtown Road, Reno, NV
Time: 9:30am
Event Description: RSWI event at 9:30; Boating Safety Tips and Vessel Checks, 10am-3pm by USCGA  at the store; free PFD fittings and information in marine, 10am-3pm by NSBC’s Fred Messmann.

Name: Christie Vanover
Hosting Organization: National Park Service
Location: Boulder Beach Picnic Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Event Description: Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a free, family-friendly event Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area to promote the importance of life jackets and water safety. The National Park Service, HCI Advertising and Outside Las Vegas Foundation have been working for more than a year to develop a water safety campaign in Spanish to help educate the Latino community about the importance of wearing a life jacket. We plan to launch the campaign during the Wear It Day / Póntelo a Chaleco event.

Free life jackets will be provided to attendees while supplies last, and as part of the National Ready, Set Wear It Day, we will join thousands across the world in trying to beat the 2015 world record of 10,917 life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated in one day.  The event will also include informational booths with materials in English and Spanish, along with fun activities and vehicle and vessel displays.

Name: Lex Bundschuh
Hosting Organization: NEHSA
Location: New England Healing Sports Association
Mount Sunapee Resort
Newbury, NH
Time: May 20
Event Description: Volunteer training for adaptive kayaking program

Name: Edna M. Winans
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 053-07-04
Location: The Boat Shop756 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Time: 1PM
Event Description: Boating Safety and Life Jacket Fitting service

Name: Anthony Palfy
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-13
Location: Greenwood Lake Marina
West Milford NJ
Time: 10:00AM until 5:30 PM
Event Description: Public outreach providing boater safety information.  Kid friendly hand outs such as coloring books and stickers.

Contact info for coordinating flotilla member:
Tony Palfy
403 Westminster Pl.
Flemington NJ 08823
908 672-4596

Time: 11:00

Name: Charles Cravens
Hosting Organization: USCGAUX
Location: Navajo Lake NM
Time: 5/20/17
Event Description: RAMP EVENT

Name: Robert Simpson
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary – Ogdensburg Fl.
Location: Ogdensburg City Marina
Washington Street
Ogdensburg, NY.
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Event Description: Safety Demonstrations and discussions, Vessell Examinations, Distribute safe boating literature

Name: Lawrence J Hynes
Hosting Organization: Peconic Bay Power Squardon
Location: Strong’s Marine located at 2400 camp mineola rd. Mattituck N.Y  11952
Time: 9am – 3pm
Event Description: Peconic Bay Power Squadron participants will part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time, We will a information table with brochures and safety boating class being given, also at 11am we will have a flare demonstration,distress signals, and boat vessel safety checks. How to wear a life jacket.

Name: Marty Seconhouse
Location: Tobay Beach Marina
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Event Description: family picnic and ready set wear it

Name: Ann Peltier
Hosting Organization: Oyster Bay Power Squadron
Location: Tappen Beach and Roosevelt Beach Marinas in the Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Time: 12-3pm
Event Description: Distribute literature to boaters about the importance of wearing life jackets.

Name: Gary Kocher
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Alexandria Bay New York.  We are donating a Wear It Banner to the Village of Alexandria Bay to be hung up by the Town Dock for the Summer for our Kick Off to the National Safe Boating Week.  We are going to all have life jackets on for the celebration and have the Mayor read a Proclamation.  It would be great if we could all set off our inflatable pfd’s at the same time.
Time: May 20, 2017
Event Description: See above

Name: William J Burbage
Hosting Organization: United States Power Squadrons
Location: Cornwall Yacht Club Shore Road Cornwall on Hudson N.Y.
Time: 1800
Event Description: USPS Storm King Power Squadron Annual Picnic and Boating Safety Demonstrations Ex: use of emergency flares; Life Jacket; Fire Extinguisher; etc.

Name: David Mahler
Hosting Organization: uscg aux
Location: 2933 Judith Drive
Time: 730pm
Event Description: group meeting

Name: Eugene Johnson
Hosting Organization: USPS & Lions Club
Location: Street fair Deer Park Ave., North Babylon NY
Time: noon-6:00 PM
Event Description: Distribution of safety pamphlets at booth. Photo to be taken at 3:00PM

Name: John Reidy
Hosting Organization: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Coast Guard Auxiliary Building
Harbor Island Park,
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(no actual street address since it”s in a town park)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Event Description: We will be offering a FREE 8-hour boating safety class for the first 24 people to sign-up.  At 10:00 we will invite the students out to the dock where we will have other Coast Guard Auxiliarists and a Coast Guard 29′ response boat and crew join us for a “Ready, Set, Wear it” photo

Name: Michael Garone
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxilary Flotilla Division 14
Location: 201 Ellis Street Staten Island NY 10307
Time: 10 am
Event Description: Vessel Exams will be offered and demo of inflatable life jackets

Name: Judy Hafner FSO-PA
Hosting Organization: USCoastGuard Auxiliary
Location: City Pier, off Route 5 , Dunkirk NY,14048
Time: 2pm
Event Description: Vessel safety checks done during morning hours, all meet by Fire truck for photo op of jackets at 2pm

Name: Dan Fannon
Hosting Organization: Bayside Power Squadron – USPS District 3
Location: Bayside Marina
28-05 Cross Island Parkway
Bayside, NY   11360
Time: 3pm
Event Description: Read-Set-Wear-It presentation
Demo of inflatable life jackets
USPS Vessel Inspection Officer available with certificates
Members of the Bayside USPS Squadron presentation of boating safety issues as it relates to navigating Long Island Sound

Name: Michael Sawaya
Hosting Organization: Patchogue Bay Power Squadron
Location: Sayville Marine Park  Foster Avenue, Sayville, NY
Time: May 20th 12 pm to 3 pm
Event Description: Patchogue Bay Power Squadron is holding a Boating Safety Week picnic at Sayville Marine Park on May 20th. The event is free, and open to the public.  We will be serving hot dogs, and teaching about boating safety.    We will be doing our ‘Ready Set Wear It’ photo at 12 pm, so please bring your PFD and any extras you may have.  This is a family oriented event, and hope you will bring your children or grandchildren so we can teach the kids about boating safety. The event starts at 12 pm, and runs till 3 pm.  Sayville Marine Park is located on Foster Avenue – just take Middle Road to Foster Avenue and head south towards the Bay – the park is on the right. .  For more information contact Michael Sawaya via e-mail ( or via cell at 516-659-7758.

Name: Joseph Russell
Hosting Organization: Great South Bay Power Squadron
Location: Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Avenue, West Sayville, ny 11796
Time: 11 AM
Event Description: Photo Op and lunch afterwards

Name: Neil Phillips
Hosting Organization: USPS Hempstead Bay Power Squadron
Location: Wantagh Park
1 King Road, Wantagh, NY (Just off Merrick Road)
Time: 10 AM to 3:00 PM
Event Description: 1.Vessel Safety Checks in conjunction with United States Coast Guard Auxiliary..
2. Boating safety demonstrations

Name: Butch Bonczyk
Hosting Organization: United States Power Squadrons  Jones Beach
Location: Open Day Marine , Merrick
Time: 9:00AM to 12:00Noon
Event Description: Picture at 12 noon, safety booth and other planned safety activities.

Name: Edward Bauer
Hosting Organization: South Shore Power Squadron
Location: Guy Lombardo Marina
Guy Lombardo Ave. Freeport, N.Y. 11520
Time: 0900 to 1300
Event Description: Instruction on wearing,maintaing,sizing and purchasing. Also Vessel Safety, Checks.,

Name: John Heenan
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 054-26-01 and Peninsula Yacht Club
Location: Peninsula Yacht Club
18501 Harbor Light Blvd
Cornelius, NC 28031
Time: Noon
Event Description: The Flotilla will be showing all the types of Life Jackets available to purchase
We will be taking a photo at noon to submit
We are asking the club members to sign up early
We have some local newscasters we hope will attend from Charlotte assuming no other news overtakes our event
Last year we had a video done by the local Fox news channel where we demo a inflatable jacket
We hope to be able to do that segment again
We will send you a photo from last year if you like including our four legged friends

Name: Perry Taylor
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Crosswinds Marina, Jordan Lake, Apex. NC
Time: 1000-1400
Event Description: Vessel Safety Check Station and Boating Safety Information Booth

Name: Kevin Pimentel
Hosting Organization: Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
Location: Huntersville, NC
Time: 9 a.m.
Event Description: We are hosting a program (pre-registration required) called the Kayak and Segway Adventure Day.  Part of the day is the Segway Adventure Tour and the second part is the kayak tour on Mountain Island Lake.

Name: Barbara A. Bruner
Hosting Organization: Rocky Mount Power Squadron
Location: Rocky Mount Rservoir in Rocky Mount North Carolina
Time: 3:00
Event Description: We are particiating in the Down East Fishing Tournament for under privledge children. We donate the life jackets that the children wear. After the event we are all getting together while everyone has on their life jacket on and take a group picture, along with our wear-it banner.

Name: Edward LoBalbo
Hosting Organization: Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron
Location: (1) Inlet Watch Yacht Club, 801 Paoli Ct, Wilmington NC 28409 Sunday 21 May 2017
(2) Carolina Beach State Park Boat Launch, Carolina Beach 28428 Wednesday 24 May 2017
(3) Marine Max, 130 Short St Wrightsville Beach, 28480 Friday 26 May 2017
Time: Sunday 21 May 10AM – 2 PM
Event Description: Our Squadron will have a booth (Table) at each location staffed by Squadron Members wearing life vests. We’ll educate and talk to boaters about the wearing of life vests

Name: P/C Marvin E. Bennett, AP
Hosting Organization: Catawba Sail and Power Squadron and the Charlotte Power Squadron
Location: 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Charlotte, NC 28278
Time: May 20 9:00 AM to 2:30 Pm
Event Description: This is ~54 annual Children’s Outing jointly sponsored by the Catawba Sail and Power Squadron and Charlotte Power Squadron.  We usually have ~350 kids and their supervisors.  These kids are kids in need and we do not take pictures of the kids or register them by name.  Some of these kids are from troubled homes and our countries and part of our agreement with the organizations attending is not take pictures or record names of participants.  We take the kids out on boats, they swim in the lake and they fish.  We provided lunch for them.  When the ride the boats and are on the docks boarding the boats, they are required to wear lPFDs (life jackets).  The Captains of the boats and the Power Squadron members working the docks wear PFDs.  We record the names of the Power Squadron members wearing the PFDs.  We can tell you which organizations attended and how many people from each, but not their individual names.

Name: Mark Elmore
Hosting Organization: Lake Johnson Park – City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Dept.
Location: Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. 919-233-2121.
Time: 7am to 7pm
Event Description: During the day, as Park staff are assisting patrons with renting jon boats, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Sunfish sailboats, staff will take time to educate and reinforce the importance of patrons wearing a properly fitted PFD at all times while on the water.

Name: Cecilia Camacho
Hosting Organization: CNMI Department of Public Safety
Location: Civic Center, Susupe
Time: 9:00am
Event Description: fsef

Name: Richard Smith
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: 2 Coast Guard Rd.
Grand River, Ohio 44045
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Event Description: Tour of US Coast Guard Station
Coast Guard Auxiliary displays (Life jackets, paddle craft safety)
Flare demonstration
Fire extinguisher demonstration (Mentor Fire Dept)
Coast Guard Helicopter fly-by
Food and beverages

Name: Leigh Garam
Hosting Organization: Lake Metroparks
Location: 7250 Alexander Rd. Concord Twp. Ohio 44077
Time: 12 noon
Event Description: Kids will learn the proper fit and wearable condition for a group photo

Name: Wiz Moore
Hosting Organization: Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Parks & Watercraft
Location: Findley State Park
Nature Center
25381 State Route 58
Wellington, Ohio 44090
Time: 1:00 pm
Event Description: Group photo taken at 1:30 pm

Name: Kayla McKenna
Hosting Organization: The Lorain County Metro Parks
Location: 47160 Hollstein Dr. Amherst, OH 44001
Time: 11:00am – noon
Event Description: Ohio Boating Education Course

Name: John Wargo
Hosting Organization: Central Ohio Safe Boating Council
Location: Alum Creek State Park Hollenback Boat Ramp 4000 Hollenback Rd Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Time: 10am
Event Description: The event will be a  group photo on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am of all people and pets who attend  wearing their life jacket.

Name: Sarah Genzman
Hosting Organization: Josh Project and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Location: St. Francis de Sales High School
23232 W. Bancroft St. Toledo OH 43606
Time: 1pm
Event Description: Water Safety Day from 10a to 2p on May 20th, 2017. Free event. Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Josh Project. The Josh Project’s mission is to build basic swimming skills and knowledge of water safety in order to prevent drowning and water related injury. The event will feature the Ohio Department of Natural Resource Personal Watercraft Simulator as well as free swimming lessons.

Name: Andy Foos
Hosting Organization: Field & Stream and the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft
Location: 1510 Polaris Parkway, Suite B
Columbus, OH , 43240
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Event Description: A Natural Resources Officer and Field & Stream staff will be there from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. handing out literature and answering questions. They will also be demonstrating life jackets available at Field & Stream. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a Field & Stream gift card.

Name: Sarah Orlando
Hosting Organization: Ohio Clean Marinas Program/Ohio Sea Grant
Location: Aquatic Visitors Center, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456.
The Aquatic Visitors Center is located on South Bass Island’s Peach Point, approximately one mile west of downtown Put-In-Bay at the west end of the harbor.
Time: 11:00 am
Event Description: “Clean and Safe Boating Day” will take place on May 20 at the Aquatic Visitors Center at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, from 11 am – 2 pm, and the official life jacket world record event will occur at 12 pm. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program, the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, and Stone Laboratory will be sharing information about Clean and Safe Boating. Also, information on the new Lake Erie Islands Water Trail will be available! Participants will be able to tour the Aquatic Visitors Center during the event (

Name: Jessie Chernetski
Hosting Organization: Miami County Park District
Location: Stillwater Prairie Reserve
9750 State Route 185
Covington, OH 45373
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Event Description: Bring the family out to Stillwater Prairie Reserve and enjoy the Hug the Earth Festival that celebrates nature and outdoor adventure! The fun begins at noon with the Banana Slug String Band. Then join in on Archery, Geocaching, Canoeing on the Pond  and more! General admission is free.

Name: Kelly Nadeau
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Centerville
Location: 5500 Cornerstone North Blvd.
Centerville, Ohio 45440
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Event Description: Wearing life preserver at the beginning of the work day

Name: Walter Hodgkiss
Hosting Organization: West Marine
Location: 4036 E. Harbor Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452
Time: 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Event Description: Hand out boating safety information and ask people to put on life jackets.

Name: Lee White
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: Sunny Side Boat Launch, Sweet Home, OR
Time: 11:00
Event Description: Our Flotilla will be on every ramp promoting safe boating information and classes, with special focus on paddle craft.

Name: Gary Williams
Hosting Organization: Douglas County YMCA
Location: Stewart Park Roseburg OR.
Time: 10:00am
Event Description: This is our 5th annual water safety day. We give away 250 lifejackets fitted by lifegaurds and have games and training all about being safe on and around water. Last year we had over 400 people in attendance and the same the year before. We try to make it a family event.

Name: Diane Epstein
Hosting Organization: US COAST GUARD FL 76
Location: Cabelas   Nyberg Rivers, 7555 SW Nyberg St , Tualatin  OR
Time: 1109
Event Description: Life jacket fittings, water safety information and VSCs.

Name: Deborah Cordone
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Cabelas
2800 Gateway Street
Springfield Oregon 97477
Time: 10 am
Event Description: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day location in conjunction with information table, life jacket display and fit demonstration. We will also play safe boating info video. We are performing free vessel exams at the same location and will have an odficial Auxiliary vessel facility on display with life jackets. This event is in conjunction with Cabelas Home Town Heroes event at the same location.

Name: Jane Brandenstein
Hosting Organization: Pittsburgh Power Squadron
Location: Oakmont Yacht Club  11 Washington Avenue,  Oakmont Pa. 15139
Time: 7:00PM
Event Description: This is a session of the United States Power Squadrons safe boating class ABC3.  The class discusses life jackets as part of the materials.  We will do this on Wednesday evening May 18th

Name: Thom Spagnol
Hosting Organization: U.s. coast Guard Aux.
Location: Morraine State Park
Time: 11:00 am
Event Description: Safe boating week

Name: P/C Marc Theriault
Hosting Organization: North Strand Sail & ower Squadron
Location: Southport Marina
606 W. West Street
Southport NC 28461
Time: 1300
Event Description: As part of the United States Power squadron we hold our May cruise over safe boating week. On May 19th we will walk the docks at Southport Marina ( our destination discussing Safe Boating week Ready Set Wear it and conduct Vessel Safety Examinations for any willing boaters, all while wearing our safety vests to work. On May 20th we will hold a lunchtime event where we will take a photo of everyone involved in their life jackets for your use.

Name: Sue Dragoo
Hosting Organization: Golden Corner Lakes Sail & Power Squadron
Location: Various Locations within South and North Carolina
Time: All Day
Event Description: We don’t have a central location this year so our participants have been asked to take pictures on May 20th, email them to me and to fill out and send me the Participant Information Sheets.

Name: Bill Ballard
Hosting Organization: Beaufort Memorial Hospital ER Staff
Location: 955 Ribault Road, Beaufort, SC 29902
Time: TBD
Event Description: Members of the Emergency Staff will pose with PFD’s at work. Expect +/- participants. USCG Auxiliary is sponsoring.

Name: Bill Ballard
Hosting Organization: Port Royal Sound Foundation
Location: 310 Okatie HWY, Okatie, SC, 29909
Time: 1100
Event Description: Employees and volunteers of the Port Royal Sound Foundation will don pfd’s. USCG Aux is sponsoring

Name: Peter Kraslawsky
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary 08E-12-02
Location:Roaring River Recreation Area Shelter
Time: 1:30 CST
Event Description: Free USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks and Demonstrations of
“How To Choose The Right Life Jacket” with hand out materials provided.

Name: Ashley Webster
Hosting Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cordell Hull Lake
Location: Defeated Creek Recreation Area Beach
Marina Lane
Carthage, TN  37030
Time: Noon
Event Description: Help us participate in the annual Ready, Set, Wear-It event.  Water Safety goodies will be given out to those who participate!

Name: Betsy Woods
Hosting Organization: Larry Rea outdoors
Location: 1835 Moriah Woods Blvd
Memphis, Tn
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Event Description: Larry Rea Outdoors radio showLive during broadcast

Name: Ray Alley
Hosting Organization: Percy Preist Hybrid and Striper Club
Location: Long Hunter boat ramp in Long Hunter State Park Tennessee
Time: 2:00 PM
Event Description: Striper Fishing Tournament Weigh-in

Name: Donald Fugate
Hosting Organization: The BMF Project
Location: Birdville High stadium
9200 Mid Cities Blvd,
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180.
Time: 8-12
Event Description: RWSI will be in conjunction with the Honor Connor 5K run. The BMF Project will have Tent set up and encourage all participants to engage in the Life Jacket challenge.

Name: Bob Stevenson
Hosting Organization: Houston Sail and Power Squadron
Location: 6910 Bellaire Blvd., #15, Houston, TX 77074
Time: 12:00 pm
Event Description: Participants will wear either their own life jackets or ones provided by our organization.

Name: frank muraglia
Hosting Organization: USCG Auxiliary
Location: Seabrook and Clear Lake , Tx
Time: NSBWeek
Event Description: Several Safe boating classes and multiple Vessel safety checks.

Name: Mark Prentice
Hosting Organization: USCG Aux 05-07
Location: Stillhouse Hollow Lake Marine
Time: 1000
Event Description: WEAR IT – CLICK IT

Name: Kyle Lewis
Hosting Organization: Brazos River Authority
Location: 2209 South Morgan Street-Rough Creek Park
Time: May 20, 2017 9am-1pm
Event Description: This is the 2nd Annual Water Safety Awareness Event.

Name: Brandon Moehrle
Hosting Organization: US Army Corps of Engineers at Hords Creek Lake
Location: Hords Creek Lake Office
Time: 0800-1630
Event Description: Life Jacket Outreach

Name: Anthony Sanders
Hosting Organization: US Army Corps of Engineers and Ducks Unlimited
Location: Westlake Park – Lewisville Lake Texas
2000 Main St., Hickory Creek TX 75065
Time: 2:00pm
Event Description: On Saturday May 20th @ 2:00pm at Westlake Park, Lewisville Lake Park Rangers will be hosting a “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event partnering with Ducks Unlimited, Canines for Freedom and Logan’s Fish House in Lake Dallas. We will be inviting members of the local communities in an effort to promote the use of life jackets.  This event is one of many similar events around the world  to establish a new world record for most life jackets used in a single day. There will be water safety information and various activities with the main goal of saving lives on our waters. Please feel free to participate in this event and encourage others to do so as well.

Name: Michael Williams
Hosting Organization: Flotilla 72 D11NR USCGAUX
Location: Jordanelle State Park, Utah.
Time: 1100 local
Event Description: Vessel Examination Station with focus on enhanced Lift Jacket inspection.

Name: Roger Steed
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s
Location: Cabela’s of Farmington
391 No. Cabela’s Dr
Farmington, UT 84025
Time: 12:00pm
Event Description: Inviting all store outfitters and customers to wear a PFD!

Name: Benjamin Stoppe
Hosting Organization: Lake Monticello Water Safety Patrol
Location: Ashlawn Clubhouse
Lake Monticello, Palmyra, VA  22963
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Event Description: Board members of the Lake Monticello Water Activities Committee, Water Safety Patrol will present & teach the VA Safe Boating course (video, lecture, demonstrations & discussion), give the certification exam, grade it, & present the students with their certification cards.  Approximately 25 students will be in attendance.

Hosting Organization: USCG AUX 12-02 &ACE HARDWARE
Time: 0900-1500  MAY 20 2107

Name: David McKee
Hosting Organization: Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
Location: Cabela’s, Bristol Va. 24202
Time: 9:30 am
Event Description: Boat Virginia Safety Class

Name: Kathleen McKeel
Hosting Organization: USA Coast Guard Auxiliary
Location: ACE Hardware
4102 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
Time: May 20, 2017  from 9 to 3
Event Description: There will be a display of Boat Safety in the form of literature and a boat on display. Boat Inspection will be available for those who bring their boats.  The display will include life jacket safety and tips, paddle boat information, navigation guidelines, Homeland security guidelines plus recruitment information for the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary. Also there will be environmental guidelines with the help of a Trash Game Board. Our trailer will be present with safety items displays and useful items including life jackets.

Name: Don Goff
Hosting Organization: US Army
Location: Ft. Myer, Arlington, VA
Time: 0800-1200
Event Description: Safety event for 1000+ soldiers assigned to Ft. Myer and their dependents.  Will demonstrate waist pack inflatable life jackets suitable for SUPs to groups to 25-30 at a time.

Name: Bob Williams
Hosting Organization: CG Auxilary
Location: Waller Mill park Williamsburg Va
Time: 1530
Event Description: Safe Boating Class for kids.  We will have the kids try on PFD’S after the class

Name: Michelle Settle
Country: United States of America
State/Province: Virginia
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s #60 Bristol VA
Location: 361 Cabela Drive
Bristol VA   20202
Time: 9:30 AM
Event Description: Cabela’s Bristol Virginia will be hosting a Boater Safety Course taught by instructors from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries from 9:30 am – 5:50 pm.  Register on line at  .  We will also be holding a class on Choosing the Proper Life Jacket.

Name: Alyson DeGroot
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s, Gainesville
Location: 5291 Wellington Branch Dr
Gainesville, VA  20155
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Event Description: Sign-in

Name: John Chen
Hosting Organization: U.S. Power Squadrons
Location: Port of Poulsbo Marina
18809 Front St NE
Poulsbo,  WA
Time: 12:30 PM
Event Description: As part of National Safe Boating Week, Agate Pass Sail & Power Squadron, the local chapter of U.S. Power Squadrons, will host a PFD ( life jacket) “Ready, Set, Wear It” event during the annual Viking Fest at the Port of Poulsbo Marina. Learn how to inspect, test, service, and repack your inflatable PFD.  We will provide each person who brings their inflatable PFD a free test CO2 cartridge to test the inflation. Also, we will provide a free Vessel Safety Check for the boats in the marina.

Name: Jim Haglund
Hosting Organization: Seattle Sail & Power Squadron
Location: Shilshole Bay Marina
7001 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA  98117
*We will meet outside the Marina office by dock I
Time: 1200 (Noon)
Event Description: Throughout the day we will be hosting a boating education event we call “Sea Skills” This is a series of mini boating seminars and hands-on boating activities conducted on the guest dock at Shilshole Marina. It is open to the Public.
Additional information can be found on our website at

Name: Cdr Linda Martin, JN
Hosting Organization: Everett Sail and Power Squadron
Location: Port of Everett Marina
1205 Craftsman Way
Everett, WA 98201
Time: 2:00 pm
Event Description: Following lunch at a local marina restaurant, the participants will gather at the Everett Sail and Power Squadron Life Jacket Kiosk at the south marina for a short Life Jacket Style Show and a photo of Wear-it Campaign participants.  Invited to join the Everett Squadron for the event are Port of Everett Staff and local Coast Guard Auxiliary members.

Name: Ann Einboden
Hosting Organization: Friday Harbor Power Squadron
Location: Port of Friday Harbor
204 Front St. N
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Time: 0900-1700
Event Description: National Marina Day
Demonstration of public participation with the USPS Virtual Trainer (boat simulator) and importance of wearing a life jacket.

Name: Beth Mason
Hosting Organization: We3st Marine
Location: 2428 Washington St Port Townsend, Wa 98368
Time: 11AM
Event Description: We are going to host a demonstration of inflating and repacking PFD’s.

Name: Randy Sandell
Hosting Organization: West Marine
Location: 6317 Seaview Ave NW
Time: 12:00 – 2:00
Event Description: Rearm demonstrations

Name: Alyssa Brenke
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Tulalip
Location: 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271
Time: 1:00pm PST
Event Description: Outfitters and attending vendors will be given a PFD to wear to promote Safe Boating.

Name: Stacy Wilson
Hosting Organization: Cabela’s Union Gap Outpost
Location: Cabela’s Union Gap Outpost,1400 East Washington Ave, Union Gap, WA 98903
Time: 9am
Event Description: Store Outfitters and customers will support the event by having a photo taken at the store.
Event details have been sent out to all local conservation partners for participation.

Name: Christina Fremont
Hosting Organization: WA State Parks Boating Program
Location: Washington State Ferries Coleman Dock, 801 Alaskan Way Pier 52, Seattle, WA 98121
Time: 10 am
Event Description: Public invited to help set lifejacket record on Washington state’s newest ferry, the Chimacum, Saturday, May 20, in Seattle. Washington State Parks Boating Program, the United States Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries have joined forces to set a new record for the greatest number of people wearing lifejackets in a single location at the same time. With the public’s help and 1,500 life jackets ready for wear aboard the brand new state ferry, the current record of 1,046 life jacket wearers, is in serious jeopardy. Attractions include: Inflatable life jacket giveaways (retail value of $120 ea); watch the U.S. Coast Guard do an on-the-water search and rescue demonstration with a helicopter and hang out with their mascot, PFD Panda, on the dock; visit with King County Sheriff Marine Rescue Dive Unit and “Charlie the Tugboat”; learn about the variety of life jackets available and how to properly fit a life jacket; be part of a group photo and leave with a commemorative sticker and any door prizes you may win.

Name: Albert Keim
Hosting Organization: United States Power Squadrons
Location: Shilshole Marina
7001 Seaview Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA. 98117
Time: 1000-1100
Event Description: Meet up by Leif

Name: Jeff Larkin
Hosting Organization: The Everett sail and Power Squadron
Location: The Everett waterfront.
Time: All Day
Event Description: RSWI

Name: Bill
Hosting Organization: USACE
Location: Robert W. Craig Campground  1700 Jennings Randolph Lane  Elk Garden West Virginia 26717
Time: 1000
Event Description: Meet the general public at the campground store for World Record Life Jacket day and get a group photo

Name: John Paprocki
Hosting Organization: Central Wisconsin Power Squadron
Location: Mark Motors Safety Expo
Plover, WI
Time: 8 am to 2 PM
Event Description: Life jacket inflations
and USPS boating simulator.

Name: Peter Gapinski
Hosting Organization: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Green Bay
Location: 100 Bay Beach Road
Green Bay, WI   54302
Time: 1100 to 1500
Event Description: AUX-OP USCG Station Green Bay Open House allowing public to tour the Station and Rescue Boats.