HISTORY - DIVISION IX 2 EASTERN DISTRICT USCG AUX


Division IX of the Second Eastern District of the United States (Coast Guard Auxiliary was established on 13 December 1975 as the result of action by District Commodore E. C. Harry, Director of Auxiliary, Lt. F. Nettle, and the EX COM seated at that time. Since Division IX was established with flotillas that were a part of Division VII, same opposition to the Division split developed. However, at a meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Butler, PA at 1400 hours on 21 December 1975, officers for Division IX were elected, and on 10 January 1976 Division IX was chartered at the Change of Watch in the Holiday House, Monroeville, PA.
 

At the time Division IX was chartered there were six flotillas:


9-1 Elizabeth, PA
9-2 McKeesport, PA
9-3 Irwin, PA
9-4 Steubenville, OH
9-5 Youghiogheny Dam, PA.
9-6 SOUTH HILLS, PA.

 

The first Division Captain was George H. Bachmann, J. Robert Munden served as Vice Captain during 1976. The first division board members were:


Edward Beedle             FC 9-1

Raymond A .Owens      FC 9-2

C. Melvin Buzzard        FSX 9-3

John Gassner                FC 9-4
Robert BtiLlion             FC 9-5
Walter J. Hank              FC 9-6
 

Staff Officers - 1976
John MacPherson

Walter Hank
Richard Loughner

Ronald Fitzgerald
Alien Liebling

George Arnold
Henry Shifflett

Paul Kline
John Wasson

Ulrich Meinhold
Elizabeth Muth

Andrew Van Gorder
Claire Liebling
Margaret Bachmann


Division Board - 1977
George H. Bachmann

Alien Liebling

Samuel J. Holloway

Raymond A. Owens

Robert Bullion

C. Melvin Buzzard

John Trax
 

Division Staff - 1977
William Roeser

Helen Buzzard
James Pfeffer

John Trax

Richard H. Loughner

George Muth
Henry C. Shifflett

George Arnold
James Koran

James Mackey
Elizabeth Muth
Erlyne Holloway
Claire Liebling
 

Division IX hosted its first regional conference in the fall of 1977 at the Holiday Inn in Greentree, PA Division IX suffered the loss of two flotillas (9-4 and 9-5) in November of 1977.
 

Division Board - 1978
Alien Leibling

Raymond A. Owens
Samuel J. Hollcway

Henry C. Shifflett

Richard Boot

Claire Liebling
 

Division Staff - 1978
Fred Cullen

Dcris Eachmann
James Pfeffer

John Trax
Richard H. Loughner

George Barno, JR.
Henry C. Shifflett

James Young
Andrew Van Gcrder

James J. Mackey
Elizabeth Muth

Erlyne Holloway
Claire Liebling


Division Board - 1979
Raymond A. Owens

C. Melvin Buzzard
Louis'G. Riley

Henry Shifflett

William Roeser

James J. Mackey
George H. Bachmann

Division Staff - 1979
Two new flotillas were chartered in 1979: 9-7 Charleroi, PA and 9-8 Morgantown WV.
George H. Bachmann
J. Robert Munden
Richard H. Loughner
Henry C. Shifflett
Paul Yeako
Elizabeth Muth
Richard Boot
K. Doris Bachmann
John Trax
George Barno, Jr.
James Young
James J. Mackey
Samuel J. Holloway
Erlyne Holloway

Division Board - 1980
Raymond A. Owens
C. Melvin Buzzard
Ralph J, Frank E,
James E. Helman

James J. Mackey

Louis G. Riley

Wallace Venable

George H. Eachmann

 

Division Staff - 1980
George H. Bachmann
J. Robert Munden
Richard H. Loughner
Henry C. Shifflett
Vernon E. Stephens
Elizabeth Muth1
Richard Boot
K. Doris Bachmann
Erlyne Holloway
George Barno, Hr.
James Young
James J. Mackey
Samuel J. Holloway

Flotilla 9-6 was disestablished in December 1980
 

Division Board 1981
C. Melvin Buzzard

Samuel J. Holloway
Vernon E. Stephens

Wallace Venable
Ralph J. Helman

Frank_E. Horvat

James E. Hackmey
Raymond A . Owens
 

Division Staff - 1981
George H. Eachmann

J. Robert Munden

Richard H. Louerhner

Henry C. Shifflett

R. J. Helman

Vernon E. Stebhens

Norma Venable
J. A. Donaldson
K. Doris Bachmann
Erlyn Holloway
George Barno, Jr.
Raymond A. Owens
James J. Mackey
Samuel J. Holloway

Division meetings were moved from the McKeesport Senior High School building to the Good Samaritan Church in Liberty Boro
 

Division Board - 1982
C. Kelvin Buzzard

Samuel J. Holloway
Michael E. Skorich

Vernon E. Stephens
Lawrence G. Moisey

Wallace Venable
Allan D. Jacobs
Raymond A. Owens
 

Division Staff - 1982
George H. Eachmann

E. Doris Bachmann
J. Robert Munden

Erlyne R. Holloway
Richard H. Loughner

Henry C. Shifflett
Ralph J. Kelman

Raymond A. Owens
Vernon E. Stephens

James J. Mackey
James Hackney

Allan D. Jacobs
J. A. Donaldson
 

Division IX hosted the 2ER Spring Conference in March at the Sheraton Inn at Greensburg, PA. Flotilla 9-8 was disestablished in 1982
 

Division Board - 1983
 

J. Robert Munden

Vernon E. Stephens
Michael E. Skorich

Boyd L. Wilson

Lawrence G. Moisey

A llan D. Jacobs
C. Kelvin Buzzard
 

Division Staff - 1983
George H. Bachmanrr

Helen S. Buzzard
Bertha Wilson

Erlyne R. Holloway
Richard H. Lcuphnsr

Henry M. Relko
Ralph J. Hslrran

Raymond A. Cwens
Duane Smith

James J. Mackey
Ruth E. Munden

Samuel J. Holloway
J. A. Donaldson

Allan D. Jacobs
 

In the fall of 1983 Flotilla 9-9 was chartered with Henry Shifflett FC and James J. Mackey FVC. Our meeting place moved from the Good Samaritan Church in Liberty Boro to the the Belmont Village also in Liberty Boro. Early in 1983 a decision to combine Divisions VII and IX came down form the Commanding Officer in St. Louis. In response to the directive a committee composed of Norman Rosenfeld RCO-E James T. Miller DSO/GR Joseph Lanz DCP-VII Virgil Wagner PDCO-2ER J. Robert Munden DCP-IX was convened at St. Clairsville, OH to discuss the proposed merger of the two divisions. It was the unanimous decision of the committee that the well-being of the Auxiliary would be best served by having the two divisions remain as separate entities.


Division Board - 1984
J. Robert Munden

Vernon E. Staphens
Henry M. Relko

Boyd L. Wilson
Michael R. Kiss

Henry Shifflett
Helen S. Buzzard
C. Melvin Buzzard
 

Division Staff - 1984
George H. Bachmann

Helen S. Buzzard
Michael R. Kiss

Joseph Kuseck
Richard H. Loughner

Henry M. Relko
Ralph J. Helman

Raymond A. Owens
Duane Smith

James J. Mackey
Ruth E. Munden

Eleanor Sipe
A. Donaldson

Allan E. Jacobs
 

Division Board - 1985
Vernon E. Stephens

Ralph J. Helman
J. A. Donaldson

Tom W. Murt
Michael R. Kiss

Henry C. Shifflett
Helen S. Buzzard
J. Robert Munden
 

Division Staff - 1984
George H. Bachmann

K. Doris Bachmann
Michael R. KJ

Joseph Kuseck
Richard H. Loughner

Henry Relko
C. Melvin Buzzard

Michael E. Skorich
J. Robert Munden

James J. Mackey
Ruth E. Munden

Raymond Owens
J. A. Donaldson

Allan D. Jacobs
 

Division Board - 1986
Vernon E. Stephens

Henry M. Relko
George Chuprinko

James J. Mackey
A. Donaldson

Michael R. Kiss

Edward F. West

J. Robert Munden
 

Division Staff - 1986
Robert Taylor

Barry Jester

Joseph Kuseck

C. Melvin Buzzard

J. Robert Munden

Michael R. Kiss

J. A. Donaldson
Garnet Taylor

Ruth E. Mundan

Ralph J. Helman

Mark J. Canigiani

James J. Mackey

Raymond Owens

Allan D. Jacobs

Division IX hosted the 1986 Fall Conference at Holiday Inn in Uniontown, PA. Flotilla 9-9 was disestablished December 1986
 

Division Board - 1987
Michael R. Kiss
Henry Relko
Joseph Kuseck

Diane M. Kiss
Edward F. West
Robert Taylor
Vernon E. Stephens
 

Division Staff - 1989
Robert Taylor

Barry Jester

Rose Marie Kuseck

C. Melvin Buzzard

J. Robert Munden

John L. Ondrik

Irene Helman
Helen S. Buzzard

Ruth E. Munden

Ralph J. Helman

Mark J. Canigiani

Edward F. West

Raymond Owens

Allan D. Jacobs

Current meeting place was moved from Belmont Village in Liberty Boro to the American Legion Building in White Oak Boro.