Chief Petty Officer Cole from Station Cleveland Harbor receiving his Cleveland Area CGEA Departing Member Award from Petty Officer Speaks (Left). Petty Officer Cole from Base Cleveland receiving her Award from Petty Officer Speaks and Petty Officer Adkins (Right).

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Checkout the new Rock ‘N’ Roll CGEA Branch webpage!!!

New North Coast CPOA Leadership

The New Officers for the North Coast Chapter of the CPOA, Having been duly elected have been sworn in. They are:

President – CPO Jesse Green

Vice President – SCPO Eric Lange

Secretary – CPO Brandi Klause

Treasurer – CPO Matthew Grant

New CPOA Officers - 2016

New CPOA Officers – 2016

North Coast CPOA Elections

Chiefs,

I am soliciting volunteers who are interested in supporting the Cleveland Chapter of the CPOA. Currently all 4 of the elected positions will need to be filled before this spring. These roles are very important to the continued growth and success of our Chief’s mess and CPOA chapter.

Positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will need to filled. Please respond by September 1st if you are interested. At that time I will put forth a ballot to our members for a vote. After the vote we will complete the turnover at the December meeting. Any members in good standing that would like to put their name on the ballot please e-mail the president at Jason.A.Steele79@gmail.com.

New North Coast CPOA Logo!

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Hello Everyone,

At our last meeting on July 21st, 2015, we voted on a new logo that was developed in concert with one of our CGEA members. We wanted to update our old logo but still incorporate its elements into a fresh updated look. It was approved as the new logo unanimously!

Spring Activities!!

Spring has arrived…Finally!

 

This is a fun time of year full of baseball, CCTI, and fundraisers.

For anyone going to the Cleveland Indians opening day today, come by and see us in booth C556
where members of the CPOA will be participating in a fundraiser.

 

Also there is a CPOA
Meeting scheduled for 14APR14 at 1pm at:

 

Anthony J. Celebrezze
Federal Building

1240 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44111

In Room 2197 (21st
Floor)

 

Please come join us!

 

 

Cleveland Chiefs continue national park community service commitment

Chief Warrant Officer Matt McKenney, Chief Petty Officer Miranda Frascella, Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters and Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi pose for a picture prior to starting native plant seed collection activities near the Boston Trailhead in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013. They collected Indian grass and bluestem grass seeds, the area's native species to be planted in areas that were previously overgrown by non-native, invasive species. Photo courtesy the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Chief Warrant Officer Matt McKenney, Chief Petty Officer Miranda Frascella, Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters and Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi pose for a picture prior to starting native plant seed collection activities near the Boston Trailhead in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013.
They collected Indian grass and bluestem grass seeds, the area’s native species to be planted in areas that were previously overgrown by non-native, invasive species.
Photo courtesy the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Chief Petty Officer Miranda Frascella and Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters deposit Indian grass seeds in their collection bags near the Boston Trailhead in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013. In addition to the Indian grass, they collected bluestem grass seeds, both native species that are to be planted in areas that were previously overgrown by non-native, invasive species. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Chief Petty Officer Miranda Frascella and Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters deposit Indian grass seeds in their collection bags near the Boston Trailhead in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013.
In addition to the Indian grass, they collected bluestem grass seeds, both native species that are to be planted in areas that were previously overgrown by non-native, invasive species.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

 

North Coast Chiefs volunteer to remove non-native invasive plants

Park Ranger John Demuth describes one of the invasive plant species that volunteers will be removing at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013. Among the volunteers were four members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Park Ranger John Demuth describes one of the invasive plant species that volunteers will be removing at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013.
Among the volunteers were four members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Chief Petty Officer Crystal Kinnaird (right) takes an invasive plant that Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela removed at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013. The members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association volunteered to remove the invasive species as part of a chapter community service project. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Chief Petty Officer Crystal Kinnaird (right) takes an invasive plant that Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela removed at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013.
The members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association volunteered to remove the invasive species as part of a chapter community service project.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela (left) and Chief Petty Officer Matt Grant (right) lop invasive plants as Chief Petty Officer Crystal Kinnaird hauls them away at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013. The members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association volunteered to remove the invasive species as part of a chapter community service project. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela (left) and Chief Petty Officer Matt Grant (right) lop invasive plants as Chief Petty Officer Crystal Kinnaird hauls them away at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hampton Hills restoration site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013.
The members of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association volunteered to remove the invasive species as part of a chapter community service project.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Cleveland-area chiefs and officers lend a hand at Ohio historic site

Coast Guard chief petty officers and officers assigned to Cleveland-area units, along with other volunteers, dig an 11-foot by 17-foot area Aug. 17, 2013 for a brick patio where an Ohio historical marker will educate visitors about the Henninger House, one of the oldest structures in Parma, Ohio. The site of the 1849 home and adjacent carriage barn, saved from demolition a decade ago by the West Creek Conservancy, the city of Parma, and the Trust for Public Land, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Coast Guard chief petty officers and officers assigned to Cleveland-area units, along with other volunteers, dig an 11-foot by 17-foot area Aug. 17, 2013 for a brick patio where an Ohio historical marker will educate visitors about the Henninger House, one of the oldest structures in Parma, Ohio.
The site of the 1849 home and adjacent carriage barn, saved from demolition a decade ago by the West Creek Conservancy, the city of Parma, and the Trust for Public Land, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Lt. j.g. Chris Mohnke, assigned to Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, and Chief Petty Officer Juan Perez, assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland's Health Services Work Life Department, shovel gravel into a wheelbarrow at the Henninger House in Parma, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2013. Seven chief petty officers and officers assigned to the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and Coast Guard Officers Association chapters volunteered their time to digging out and 11-foot by 17-foot area, then laying down gravel, sand and bricks for a patio at the site. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Lt. j.g. Chris Mohnke, assigned to Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, and Chief Petty Officer Juan Perez, assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland’s Health Services Work Life Department, shovel gravel into a wheelbarrow at the Henninger House in Parma, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2013.
Seven chief petty officers and officers assigned to the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and Coast Guard Officers Association chapters volunteered their time to digging out and 11-foot by 17-foot area, then laying down gravel, sand and bricks for a patio at the site.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

New North Coast Chapter officers sworn in

Master Chief Petty Officer Paul Holling, chief-of-the-mess of the Cleveland Area Chiefs Mess, administers the oath of office to Chief Petty Officer Jason Steele, Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela and Chief Petty Officer David Foucault as they are sworn in as president, vice president and secretary (respectively) of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, Aug. 7, 2013. Steele is the information systems manager at Coast Guard Electronic Systems Support Unit, while Valenzuela is the supervisor of the servicing personnel office at Coast Guard Base Cleveland, and Foucault is the supervisor of the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Master Chief Petty Officer Paul Holling, chief-of-the-mess of the Cleveland Area Chiefs Mess, administers the oath of office to Chief Petty Officer Jason Steele, Senior Chief Petty Officer Mario Valenzuela and Chief Petty Officer David Foucault as they are sworn in as president, vice president and secretary (respectively) of the North Coast Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, Aug. 7, 2013.
Steele is the information systems manager at Coast Guard Electronic Systems Support Unit, while Valenzuela is the supervisor of the servicing personnel office at Coast Guard Base Cleveland, and Foucault is the supervisor of the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

Cleveland Chiefs conduct community service project at Ohio VFW post

Click here to visit VFW Post 3345’s website.

Master Chief Petty Officer Charlie Franklin and Senior Chief Petty Officer Damon Fields remove an unwanted bush from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Master Chief Petty Officer Charlie Franklin and Senior Chief Petty Officer Damon Fields remove an unwanted bush from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.  Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

Chief Petty Officer Jason Steele paints lettering outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Chief Petty Officer Jason Steele paints lettering outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.  Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters applies sealant to the exposed wood of a covered picnic area outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Waters applies sealant to the exposed wood of a covered picnic area outside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 in Strongsville, Ohio, June 8, 2013.  Eight Cleveland-area chief petty officers spent their Saturday morning volunteering for several outdoor jobs at the VFW post as a community service project.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

North Coast Chiefs Promote to CWO

 

Capt. Thomas Routhier, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Cleveland, administers the oath of office to Chief Petty Officer Michael Babischkin and Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman, both assigned to Base Cleveland's C4IT Department, during their commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013. Babischkin and Casselman were commissioned as chief warrant officers, departing Cleveland for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va., and the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, respectively. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Capt. Thomas Routhier, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Cleveland, administers the oath of office to Chief Petty Officer Michael Babischkin and Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman, both assigned to Base Cleveland’s C4IT Department, during their commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013.
Babischkin and Casselman were commissioned as chief warrant officers, departing Cleveland for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va., and the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, respectively.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

 

Christi Casselman removes the anchors from the collar of her husband, Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman, assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland's C4IT Department, during Casselman's commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013. Casselman was commissioned a chief warrant officer and is departing Cleveland for the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Christi Casselman removes the anchors from the collar of her husband, Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman, assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland’s C4IT Department, during Casselman’s commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013.
Casselman was commissioned a chief warrant officer and is departing Cleveland for the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Michael Babischkin's son David and wife Patricia affix his new chief warrant officer shoulderboards during his commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013. Babischkin, currently assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland's C4IT Department, is departing for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Michael Babischkin’s son David and wife Patricia affix his new chief warrant officer shoulderboards during his commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013.
Babischkin, currently assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland’s C4IT Department, is departing for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Hurd, Base Cleveland C4IT Department's information systems security officer, emcees during the commissioning ceremony to promote Chief Petty Officer Michael Babischkin and Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman to chief warrant officer grade in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013. Babischkin and Casselman are departing Cleveland for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va., and the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, respectively. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Hurd, Base Cleveland C4IT Department’s information systems security officer, emcees during the commissioning ceremony to promote Chief Petty Officer Michael Babischkin and Chief Petty Officer Scott Casselman to chief warrant officer grade in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013.
Babischkin and Casselman are departing Cleveland for the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va., and the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, respectively.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Petty Officer 3rd Class Amberly Lucas (center) salutes Chief Warrant Officer Michael Babischkin, while Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Regier (right) salutes Chief Warrant Officer Scott Casselman during a commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013. Babischkin and Casselman, both assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland's C4IT Department, chose Lucas and Regier to render them their first salutes following the ceremony to promote them to chief warrant officer grade. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Petty Officer 3rd Class Amberly Lucas (center) salutes Chief Warrant Officer Michael Babischkin, while Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Regier (right) salutes Chief Warrant Officer Scott Casselman during a commissioning ceremony in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland May 31, 2013.
Babischkin and Casselman, both assigned to Coast Guard Base Cleveland’s C4IT Department, chose Lucas and Regier to render them their first salutes following the ceremony to promote them to chief warrant officer grade.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Greg Shannon

Coast Guard Civilian Attorney Appointed Honorary Chief Petty Officer

Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Patton, command master chief of the 9th Coast Guard District, presents Stephen Lynch, legal assistance attorney for the 9th District, with a certificate to appoint him an honorary Coast Guard chief petty officer at an all hands ceremony at the 9th District headquarters in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Buidling in Cleveland, May 22, 2013. Lynch, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel prior to his Coast Guard civilian position, was surprised with the presentation, recognizing his tireless efforts to support military members and their families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw.

Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Patton, command master chief of the 9th Coast Guard District, presents Stephen Lynch, legal assistance attorney for the 9th District, with a certificate to appoint him an honorary Coast Guard chief petty officer at an all hands ceremony at the 9th District headquarters in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, May 22, 2013.
Lynch, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel prior to his Coast Guard civilian position, was surprised with the presentation, recognizing his tireless efforts to support military members and their families.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw.

 

CLEVELAND — Dozens of members of the Coast Guard’s Cleveland-Area Chiefs Mess and North Coast Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association were on hand to recognize a Coast Guard civilian employee who was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard at a 9th District all hands ceremony May 22, 2013 in Cleveland.

Stephen Lynch, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel currently serving as the 9th District’s legal assistance attorney, was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer in recognition of his tireless work to support military members and their families across the Great Lakes region.

The presentation was made by Master Chief Petty Officers Jeff Patton, Patrick O’Kelly, Jeff Waters and Paul Holling.

“I’m closing in on almost 35 years of federal service, and this is without a doubt the greatest award I’ve received,” said Lynch.

He went on to say that, when he tries to explain to others what he does, the one thing he can never fully articulate is the gratitude of the Coast Guard’s people.

“You are the most grateful, thankful people I have ever worked with.”

Meeting Minutes – February 27 2013

Click on the link below to read the approved minutes from the February 27, 2013 Chapter meeting.

CPOA Minutes Feb 27 2013 _ammended_

 

Coast Guard Chiefs Thank Strongsville VFW

Chief Petty Officer Steve Pigeon, executive petty officer of Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, in Cleveland, presents a framed Coast Guard ensign to Steve Doutt, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345, during a meeting at the Strongsville, Ohio, post March 14, 2013.The ensign, which was flown aboard one of the station's response boats, was presented to thank the members of the VFW post for supporting the Coast Guard's Cleveland-Area Chiefs Mess and Northcoast Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association as well as thank them for funding and dedicating a Coast Guard memorial bench at their post in August 2012.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

Chief Petty Officer Steve Pigeon, executive petty officer of Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, in Cleveland, presents a framed Coast Guard ensign to Steve Doutt, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345, during a meeting at the Strongsville, Ohio, post March 14, 2013.
The ensign, which was flown aboard one of the station’s response boats, was presented to thank the members of the VFW post for supporting the Coast Guard’s Cleveland-Area Chiefs Mess and Northcoast Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association as well as thank them for funding and dedicating a Coast Guard memorial bench at their post in August 2012.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

Master Chief Petty Officer Paul Holling, chief-of-the-mess of the Coast Guard’s Cleveland-Area Chiefs Mess, speaks to members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345 during a meeting at the Strongsville, Ohio, post March 14, 2013, as Steve Doutt, commander of the post, looks on.
Holling and other members of the local chiefs mess and members of the Northcoast Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association were on hand to thank the members of the VFW post for funding and dedicating a Coast Guard memorial bench at their post in August 2012.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

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