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Small or Large Flotilla?
Last Post 20 Aug 2017 11:33 PM by MiamiAux86. 3 Replies.
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08 Aug 2017 10:06 AM
    I'm interested in joining the Auxiliary.  Which is better, from a member experience perspective, a small or large flotilla?  Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a tiny cog in a huge machine?
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    08 Aug 2017 12:45 PM
    I was in a small flotilla, about 30 people total and only about 12 of them being active in the flotilla. In a smaller flotilla you will have the chance to get more responsibility and they will also really notice if you are being active with the group or not. Smaller flotillas can also be a more tight knit group. A larger flotilla you may personally be noticed less but the group as a whole may have a big noticeable impact.
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    09 Aug 2017 09:07 AM
    Thank you, jdhusker, for your perspective on small vs large flotilla size. Your insight is much appreciated.
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    20 Aug 2017 11:33 PM
    My flotilla is one of the largest in the district and as jdhusker mentioned above, you'll get more opportunity to hold office or be given responsibility. However you'll find that with smaller flotillas you won't have as many opportunities on the operational side due to the lower membership and lack of potential resources more members would bring to the flotilla.

    Either way, if you put forth just the tiniest amount of effort you'll be able to hold an office within your first 1-2 years of being with the auxiliary, if thats what you're going for. There are plenty of people who are in the auxiliary who are more than happy to take a back seat and let others take the wheel.

    Another benefit of being with a larger flotilla is the numbers that the unit will put out. Its easier to get recognized by district/sector because of the flotillas contribution to the gold side and auxiliary so they tend to seek our assistance more than others in the area.

    My point being - I joined a large flotilla and I'm glad I did.
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