By INGEMAR OLSSON
Special to the Tribune
MARTINEZ, Calif. – The annual “Change of Watch” for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Diablo Flotilla” took place at the Martinez Yacht Club last Sunday.
The “Diablo Flotilla” have had their monthly meetings at the Martinez Yacht Club this year, courtesy of the club.
The Flotilla members are all volunteers supporting the United States Coast Guard by patrolling the waters of the Bay and Delta, doing search and rescue operations and other tasks, keeping our recreational boaters safe.
The members of Diablo Flotilla (USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 57, District 11 North) are also doing vessel safety checks at the Martinez Marina and giving lessons in safe boating for the public in Contra Costa County.
On Sunday the annual change of leadership was done with a Hawaiian luau luncheon at the Martinez Yacht Club. Outgoing Commander Bob Johnson, Concord, was succeeded by incoming Flotilla Commander Scott Bonomi, Benicia.
The team of newly appointed officers were sworn in by Auxiliary Division 5 Commander Wil Sumner and Vice Commander Randy McCormick, who’s Hawaiian wife Lisa performed hula dances.