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WINTER EDITION 2013—1

The Magazine of the Department of Michigan Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary

MICHIGAN’S OWN JAMES “JIM” TUOHY STARTS HIS SECOND YEAR AS NATIONAL COMMANDANT

90th NATIONAL CONVENTION IN GRAND RAPIDS A HUGE HIT! www.michiganmarines.org


WINTER EDITION 2013

Edition 1

NORMAN PFAFF MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDANT MARINES: How time flies. First of all, a belated Happy Birthday to our Corps and all our members and I hope you had a good birthday as I did. You probably read about the good time everyone had that attended the National Convention in Grand Rapids. It was a great success thanks to our co- chairs Wendy and Phil Zamora and all the hard work by a lot of good people. Mike King, Upper Peninsular Zone commandant, and I are working with the Sault Sainte Marie detachment to improve membership. On the same note, Fred Gibas, Northern Zone Commandant, Dave Masuna Jr. Vice Commandant, myself and several others Marine Corps League members went to Alpena and I'm happy to say that they are alive and well. If any detachment is in need of a helping hand or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I have appointed Kevin Jones as the Marine for Life representative for the Department of Michigan. Kevin’s e-mail address is kevin.i.jones@gm.com Our Mid-Winter Rally, hosted by the Department and the Auxiliary, is being held at the Double Tree Hotel in Bay City on January 10, 11 and 12th. We are having classes on responsibility of a Judge Advocate, Detachment Adjutant, and what it takes to host a state convention. Our guest speaker at the Banquet is Dr. Da-I Ping. Dr. Ping, a Marine and a Vietnam Veteran, was the feature article in the March issue of the Marine Corps Leatherneck magazine. Your Support for this convention with your Detachment ad will be greatly appreciated. Plan to have a good time and I will see you at the Convention. Lastly, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Semper Fi

Norm Pfaff Commandant, norjo2@yahoo.com or 586-263-3448

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Norm Pfaff is also on the National Marksmanship Committee


WINTER EDITION 2013

Edition 1

The Editors Comments Welcome back to the “NEW” Michigan Marine News. Our goal in the coming year is to be able to get to you the latest news from the DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN, MARINE CORPS LEAGUE and AUXILIARY We are asking each and every one of you to sign up at our email address michmarinenews@gmail.com to receive the online magazine. We are also going to ask our Zone Vice Commandants in the future to submit articles about their zones and what their detachments are up to. In the future we may go to quarterly issues, but for now we will only have three (3) issues that will go out. One will be in March or April before the Department Convention, this is so we can get you the convention packet to be able to attend in June, the Department Scholarship packet and Department Marine of the Year info. The second issue will come out just after the National Convention in August to pass on to you any new info that needs to be passed on to you, and the last issue of the year will be out in late November or early December so we can get the Mid-Winter packet out to you. This magazine will be going through growing pains so please be patient and just remember this is “YOUR MAGAZINE” but the Editor has the right to deny articles or pictures that are deemed inappropriate or out of uniform. SEMPER FI PHIL ZAMORA - PDC EDITOR INDEX 

Page 2 – Commandants Corner

Page 3 – Editors comments & Index

Page 16 – 22 Around the Leagues Detachments

Page 4 – Auxiliary President

Page 23 – Around the League

Page 5 - Sr Vice Commandant

Page 6 - Jr Vice Commandant

Page 24 - Rest in Peace, Where do I send my Forms.

Page 7 - Worthy Pack Leader

Page 25 - National Incentive

Page 8 - Around the League

Page 26 - ATTN ALL DETACHMENTS

Page 9 -11 Mid Winter Info

Page 12 - 14 National Convention pictures & Story

Page 15 - Recruiting & Retention & Bylaw changes

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To submit a story to the Michigan Marine News, send your detachments photo’s or send your fundraising forms, Send to michmarinenews@gmail.com Submit ARTICLES by March 15, 2014 to be included in the spring edition


Now that the weather has turned cold and our Fall Staff Meetings has come and gone we start to feel the excitement of the coming Holiday Season and know that the time for Mid-Winter Rally will soon be here with the joy of seeing old and new friends again. This Year, the Department of Michigan Marine Corps League and Auxiliary, will be jointly hosting the annual Mid-Winter Rally at the Double Tree Hotel Riverfront Bay City, MI. To make reservation for the Jan. 10-12 Rally contact the hotel at (989)891-6000 and ask for the 'Marine Corps League' special rate. All members that are able should make plans to attend this event. The Department is working tirelessly to making the Mid-Winter Rally an informative, productive and a fun filled week-end for all. The Department Auxiliary is busy preparing to host the Hospitality Room with good food and a few fun filled surprises and a lot of good cheer! So come with a good appetite and be prepared to show off your Tattoos and have a fun time. We are selling ads for our Program book to help with expenses and ask for your help and support in making this a great Marine Corps League Mid-Winter Rally. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year. Please remember to pray for our Marines in harms way and Veterans both near and far for God's blessings filled with Hope, Faith, Love and Protection in this coming year. God Bless us all.

Semper Fidelis Gwendolyn 'Joan' Pfaff President Department of Michigan Marine Corps League Auxiliary

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IMPORTANT NOTE: IN THIS ISSUE YOU WILL FIND THE MID-WINTER RALLY PACKET HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN AUXILIARY‌...Editor


SR VICE COMMANDANT WENDY L. ZAMORA

As Senior Vice Commandant, my role is to support our Commandant, Norm Pfaff, in all his endeavors and to step in during any absence that he may have. This can only happen with communication downstream and upstream. If you have concerns and questions it is important for you to speak to your Zone Commandant so he/she can try to answer your questions or move the question/concern to the next person upstream best suitable to answer your question or concern. Each Zone Commandant has willingly accepted your faith in them to fulfill their duties as the “go between� with your detachment and the department. Do not be afraid to talk to them.

Another function of this position is to fundraise. You will have the opportunity to throw a pie at your Commandant, Norm Pfaff; Sr. Vice Cmdt., Wendy Zamora or Jr. Vice Cmdt., Dave Masunass. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Hand Crafted Wooden Field Cross and 50/50. Once your detachment receives the tickets, I encourage you to purchase a ticket to have an opportunity to win something that you may want to keep for yourself or gift to someone else.

All of the fundraisers we do benefit the detachments in various ways such as, Scholarships, Veteran Service Officer who is there to help any of you, Marines or families in distress and Eagle Scouts just to name a few. I want to encourage any of you to let me know if you have a fundraising idea that you think will work well for us.

It is that time of year that all detachments will be electing their new officers for the coming year, you must elect new or your current officers each and every year between September 1 thru May 15th. If you are someone that has always wanted to be an officer of your detachment but are not sure what needs to be done, then go to the National Website and download the Professional Development Program and this will help you understand each and every key position in the detachment. This program will help your current officers too; so download and read away.

Lastly, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This is the time of the year to enjoy your family. Be safe in your travels. Wendy Zamora is also the Department Scholarship chair and is on the National Semper Fidelis, Bylaws Committee Wendy Zamora

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JR VICE COMMANDANT DAVID MASUNAS

As your Department Junior Vice Commandant it is my job to work with the members to improve our membership, retention and also work with our Department Commandant, Norm Pfaff and our Department Senior Vice Commandant, Wendy Zamora with what other tasks that need to be done on behalf of the Department.

In the Marine Corps we all learned that we succeeded as a team or we fail as a team. I can remember in boot camp doing the log drill. If one person didn’t lift their share of the weight the log got very heavy for the other Marines lifting the log. When every one worked together and lifted the log was still heavy but not as much. We all need to work together making the Department of Michigan the best that we can. When you see another Detachment member having trouble with their load then lend a hand and help them. We all earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor giving us the right to call ourselves Marines creating a brother hood and sister hood that has stood the test of time. We pride ourselves on never leaving a Marine behind and it is our job to continue this by recruiting new members and reminding them “Once a Marine, always a Marine”.

The Department Mid Winter Convention will be held in Bay City January 10, 11, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel. There will be information sent out soon about the convention. Make sure your members are keeping track of who and how many Marines they recruit for the Membership Recruitment Program. I’m look forward to serving as your Department Junior Vice Commandant. I don’t know all the answers but working as a team I know we will over come what ever comes our way. If you ever have any questions please contact me any time. Semper Fi Marines! David Masunas Junior Vice Commandant Cell (231) 301-0950 E-mail (masunasfam@gtlakes.com)

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Dave Masunas is also the Eagle Scout coordinator for the Department and is a member of the National Boy Scout committee member…...Editor


MILITARY ORDER OF THE DEVILDOGS WORTHY PACK LEADER

WOOF WOOF How time flies. First of all, I can't wish the DOGS a Happy Birthday but I can invite all the DOGS to their birthday party in March. Time and place will be announced at the Mid - Winter Rally. Supreme Growl Devil Dog tee shirts will be on sale at the Mid-winter Rally for a reduced price Congratulations to all the DOGS who successfully passed the initiation and advanced to Pedigree Devil Dog at the National Convention. See you at the Mid-Winter Rally; bring a lot of bones and a change of clothes. To all the Pound Keepers: Nominations for Pack Dog of the Year are to be sent to the Pack Leader in a sealed envelope and marked as Nomination for Pack Dog of the Year, send NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2014 My address is: Worthy Pack Leader PDD Norman Pfaff 17892 Pointe Court Clinton Twp, MI 48038 Don't forget to purchase your ad for your Pound for the convention booklet. Lastly, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Woof Woof PDD Norman Pfaff Worthy Pack Leader – Pack of Michigan norj02@yahoo.comor 586-263-3448

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AROUND THE LEAGUE & CORPS

Toys for Tots (T4T) is off and running in most Detachments and Marine Corps Reserve Centers, If you would like to be more involved with the T4T program then visit the website at www.toysfortots.org for your local coordinators. This initiative began in 1947 when then Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine reservists in Los Angeles, California., collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children, an effort that resulted in a nationwide campaign a year later. Since its inception, the Toys for Tots national campaign distributed 465 million toys to 216 million underprivileged children, according to the 2012 Annual report. In 2012, Marine reservists and volunteers distributed more than 16.8 million toys to more that 7 million less fortunate children. Those wishing to contribute can donate a toy valued at $15 or less in a Toys for Tots bin from now through the middle of December. All Detachments that are involved with T4T’s please submit a report to National MCL on your involvement and total toys that have been collected.

WHAT IS THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM? 

This program was created to expose new members to the scope of the League; to make them knowledgeable and productive members.

For the old Salts to bring them up to date on changes in the League, and remind them of the details of the league to help them to be better prepared to advance to Leadership in the Detachment, Departments and above.

WHERE DO I FIND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM? 

go to the National website at www.mcleague.org and on right side of front front--page will be program link or find link on Department of Michigan website www.michiganmarines.org

GO OUT, DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM AND PASS ON THE KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR DETACHMENT MEMBERS……..OohRah

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Mid-Winter Rally Information HOST: Department of Michigan Marine Corps League Auxiliary

January 10 -12, 2014 MCL Service Board Meeting - Thursday, Jan. 9th at 7PM in the Board Room. ___________________________ Place: DoubleTree by Hilton One WenonabParkPlace, Bay City~MI 48708 Tel. # (989).891-6000 Fax: (989) 790-1466 Rate: Room rate: $89.00 +11%) tax Mention 'Marine Corps League' when making reservations. Reservation cancellation policy: reservations must be cancelled by 6:00 PM on the day prior to your arrival date to avoid a Cancellation fee of one night's room rate plus tax. Check in time 3:00PM. Check out time is noon. Cut off date for reservations is January 4, 2014. The Department will host a continental breakfast in the Wenonah Suite on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 - 9 AM. We will serve Muffins, Cold 路Cereal, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Juice.

For questions, information or concerns please contact event chair people: PDP Peggy Tuohy PNP Gerri Tuohy 12086 Riverbend Dr.

3171 Ivl Lane

Grand Blanc, MI48439

Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Tel. (810) 695-3241

Tel. (810) 694-2923

wildgerri323@aol.com

pegtuohy@comcast.net

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Mid-Winter Rally Information HOST: Department of Michigan Marine Corps League Auxiliary

Department of Michigan Mid Winter Rally January 10 -12, 2014 Please use this form to pre-register for the 2014 Mid Winter Rally. Name: __________________________________ Title: ______________________ Detachment: _____________________________Tel # _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ Name: __________________________________ Title: ______________________ Detachment: _____________________________Tel # _______________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ Strip Ticket: $55.00 Registration: $5.00 # attending ___________$ _____________ Hospitality: $15.00 # attending ___________$ _____________ (includes 3 Continental Breakfasts) Buffet Banquet: $35.00 # _____________attending $ ____________ Total: $____________ Please return this form with payment to: Peggy Tuohy Dept. of MI MCLA 3171 Ivy Lane Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8198 Make checks payable to: Dept. of MI MCLA Deadline for reservations - Jan. 4, 2014 After Jan. 4th Strip Tickets will cost $60.00. PAGE 10

No credit cards accepted.


Mid-Winter Rally Information HOST: Department of Michigan Marine Corps League Auxiliary

January 10 - 12, 2014 Ad details for Department of Michigan Mid Winter Rally January 10 - 12, 2014 We ask that you support our Mid Winter Program Book. Please use this form and mail to the proper address listed below. Book size: 8 1/2" X 11" 

Full page 8X10 $100.00

Half page 8X5 $50.00

Quarter page 4X5 $25.00

Business Card 2 X 31/2 $15.00

Patron name only $ 5.00

Outside Back Cover 8XI0 $150.00

Inside Front Cover 8X 10 $125.00

Inside Back Cover 8XI0 $125.00

Please return this form with Ad and payment to: PNP Gerri Tuohy Dept. of MI MCLA 12086 Riverbend Drive

Deadline for entry: December 20, 2013

Grand Blanc, MI 48439 Tel. # (810) 695-3241 email: wildgerri323@aol.com Make checks payable to: Dept. of MI MCLA Please submit Camera Ready Art PAGE 11

No Credit Cards accepted


From Top left clockwise: 

Commandant Tuohy presents a gift to Guest Speaker Major General Regner

Western Zone Vice Commandant Al Pearson and Granddaughter having a great time at Grand Banquet

National Commandant Jim Tuohy and now Past National President Gerri Tuohy sharing a moment before start of Convention,

Convention attendees after their 3 hour cruise aboard the Port City Princess

Department Judge Advocate Bob Hencken aboard the Port City Princess with other League and Auxiliary members

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From Top left clockwise: 

Alpha Company 1/24 I&I Staff provided color guard during the entire week.

Major General Regner, Guest speaker tells convention how their Marines are doing around the world.

Commandant & President Tuohy with Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs Director Jeff Barnes with proclamation from Governor Snyder.

Major General Regner enjoys the gift Commandant Tuohy presented (Book about GENERAL AL GRAY and signed by General Gray)

Michigan Department Commandant Norm Pfaff welcomes the National Marine Corps League to Michigan and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

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Taken from the Semper Fi Magazine Submitted By Phil Zamora –PDC

Though the final weeks of July were the hottest in Michigan all summer , temps fell into the mid to low 70s the first week of August—just in time for the Marine Corps Leaguers who gathered in Grand Rapids to comfortably enjoy all the 2013 National Convention had to offer. Marines, Corpsmen, Associates and Auxiliary members started to occupy the Amway Grand Plaza hotel beginning Friday to get the lay of the land before the opening ceremony on Monday. On Sunday night, everyone who showed up in time for the early bird reception were treated to a pasta station and great entertainment by the Tom and Jerry Band. At 0800 Monday, just outside the Amway Grand, Marines from the I&I Staff Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, raised the colors before all League and Auxiliary members. Right after colors, all who wanted to attend walked over to the President Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to watch MCL National Commandant Jim Tuohy and outgoing MCLA National President Gerri Tuohy lay a wreath on President and Mrs. Ford’s tomb. It was a somber moment for all to witness. The convention got underway, reports were given and guest speakers presented information we would take back to our detachments. On Wednesday, it was the DOGS turn to shine. More than 190 MODD dogs were elevated to Pedigree Devil Dog, and the supreme Growl was a great time. Chief Devil Dog Mike English announced that the donation by the Kennel was the largest ever; More than 26,500 Big Bones were given to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The Dogs also got a new Chief Devil Dog - Ken Travis of the Florida Pack is the 55th Chief Devil Dog. Meetings resumed on Thursday, and the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Arizona was approved as the 2015 National Convention site. Friday was election day, followed by the grand banquet where guest speaker Major Gen. Michael R. Regner told us how our Marines are doing throughout the world, It was a great speech. Next, the new MCLA National President, Jackie Hunter was installed and National Commandant was re-installed for his second year as our National Commandant. The National Marine of the Year is Polly Weidenkopf of the Big D Detachment 316 in the Department of Texas. The Kennel Dog of the Year was PDD Thomas W. Hazlett Sr. of the Pennsylvania Pack. The Convention culminated two years of hard work by our Michigan convention committee. We would like to thank all who attended the convention in Grand Rapids. We hope you will come back again to visit our beautiful state. Story was ran in the Nov/Dec 2013 Semper Fi magazine

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WINTER EDITION 2013

Here are some methods that you can use

to help grow your detachments

1. Bring a Guest to your meeting

12. Guest information packet

2. Advertise in the paper

13. Detachment business cards

3. Advertise on public access TV 4. Letter or personal contact with local business 5. Contact with Chamber of Commerce 6.

Bookmark inserts in library books

7.

Public meetings malls, out doors ect.

8.

Booths at malls, fairs, festivals

9.

Pamphlets at Doctors offices

14. Advertise at local colleges 15. Have a Detachment Web Page 16. Have a Detachment Facebook page 17. Word of mouth 18. Network with coworkers, family 19. Follow up on guest 20. Lead by example

10. Host an open house

21. Write letters to other groups

11. Contact past members

22. Invite the media

(NATIONAL NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE AWARD - PAGE 24)

BYLAW CHANGES FROM THE NATIONAL CONVENTION THAT GO INTO EFFECT 1 JANUARY 2014

Old Life Membership Dues

New Life Membership Dues

0-35

$500.00

0-35

$500.00

36-40

$400.00

36-40

$400.00

41-50

$400.00

41-50

$400.00

51-60

$300.00

51-64

$300.00

65-over

$200.00

61-over $150.00

ATTN: ALL PAYMASTERS & COMMANDANTS, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014 THERE WILL BE A $2.00 INCREASE IN NATIONAL ANNUAL DUES, IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO, SEND AN INSTALLATION FORM TO NATIONAL WITH YOUR NEW DUES SO THAT NATIONAL CAN SEND THE RIGHT INFO ON YOUR DETACHMENTS DUES REMINDERS. Editor

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From Top clockwise: 

At Escanaba High School Football game, Eskymos Football team held a Veterans appreciation night

Detachment members welcomed back it’s World War II veterans back from a honor flight to see the WWII monument in Washington DC

USMC Birthday Celebration at the Island Resort and Casino

UP Zone Vice Commandant Mike King getting a BIRTHDAY hug (way to go Mike)

Wyatt Jamison son of Marine John Jamison, selling bird houses with all the proceeds being donated to Toys for Tots...

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It was a first for St. Joseph County area Detachment 1401 with the help of Branch Area Detachment #763. The two Detachments teamed up to hold a Birthday Ceremony which was held at the American Legion Hall in Sturgis, MI. The Birthday was attended by eighty of all branches of the services. The guest speaker was Senator Bruce Caswell of the Michigan 16th District. Lots of door prizes for most of the attended.. Good time had by all!.........SEMPER FI

From Left to Right:

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238th Marine Corps Birthday Cake at the St Joseph County Area and Branch Area Birthday Ball.

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Brett Timblin of Branch Area detachment and Bill Stevens of St Joseph County Area detachment, Marines of the Year for their respective Detachments


From Top Left Clockwise: 

Oldest (Jimmy Hubbard) Youngest (Jared Otto) before cutting of the cake

Jr Vice Auxiliary President Colleen Chmiel, stops by Dearborn to toast the Marine Corps Birthday.

Mmmm S.O.S all ready to be served to the Marines and guests present

238 years of our U.S. Marine Corps

Commandant Phil Smith cutting the cake to be served to the Oldest and Youngest Marine present

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From Top Left Clockwise: 

Dawn Hall wife of Marine John Hall helps serve the SOS

Marines, (L to R) Joe Filko, Edd Reeser and Larry Sturgis help check in Marines and give them a souvenir cup with beer ticket

Capital Detachment charter member Andy Rivas and his grandson enjoy the birthday party

Oldest Marine present Sgt Virginia Powers, 93 years old, joined the Marines in 1943 and Youngest Marine Cpl Chris Busley, 26 years old and joined in 2005 with Commandant Phil Zamora

Pam Bennett and husband Rick Swenson of the SEMPER FI COMPANY at the Capital Detachment Birthday Party selling their MARINE CORPS goods.

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From Top Left Clockwise: 

Youngest Marine Jordan Avera and the oldest Marine Bill Kowalski with their slice of cake.

Kalamazoo members listening to MSgt Hornev reading the Birthday message.

Escorting the cake out

MSgt Hornev and fellow Marines

Another Marine Corps Birthday Cake

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From Top Left Clockwise:  Detachment members and U.S. Marines at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to celebrate the birthday with the Marine residents of the home.  Muskegon Commandant cutting cake to present it to the oldest & youngest Marines.  Muskegon Marines outside their new detachment building “The Bunker”  Inside the new detachment building “THE BUNKER”  Marine Corps Birthday Cake

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From Top Left Clockwise: 

Two detachment members folding a U.S. flag to be presented to a surviving family member.

Members Hansel and Carol Keene in front of the Howell Walmart during the detachments annual fundraising drive.

Honor Guard Members at a concert given at “Mill Pond Pavilion” in Brighton, Michigan, by the Retired Marine Corps Band. They were asked to perform the Honor’s Ceremony for the over 1500 attendees.

One of our monthly visits to the Holly National Veteran’s Cemetery. We are there on the 3rd Monday of the month and we are likely to have 10 or more members from the detachment, volunteer their services.

Parade entry in Howell, Michigan’s 30th Fantasy of Lights Parade, Train was built for 2012 parade

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From Top Left Clockwise:  National Commandant Jim Tuohy, National Auxiliary President Jackie Hunter and National Executive Director Mike Blum at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  Commandant Tuohy & President Hunter presenting the wreath  Commandant Tuohy and President Hunter walking to the Tomb

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WINTER EDITION 2013

DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN MEMBERS THAT HAVE REPORTED FOR DUTY SINCE JULY 1, 2013 TO THE PEARLY GATES Frank Grden Herbert Jacques Ronald Prior Vernon Hosko Henry Ameel James W. Donihue John Hobbard Boris Tchokreff

Charles Jones Edward Varga James White Timothy Morris John Vaughn Gary Chartrand Fred Bechtold Louis Weller

If your Detachments members have passed away and are not on this list then you should fill out a death notice and send it to the Department Chaplain Steve Kelley, send it to the address below. Steve Kelley, 5305 Baines Dr., Saginaw, MI 48638-5713

SO WHERE DO I SEND IT??? Installation Reports & Bank Report - Department Adjutant (Scott Neff) Paymaster Transmittals - (Accurite Accounting & Jack Sir) Death Notices - Department Chaplain (Steve Kelley) Intent to hold Convention / Mid-Winter - Time & Place Chairman (Phil Zamora) Awards & Citations - Chairman (Phil Smith) Eagle Scout Award - Chairman (Dave Masunas) Resolutions & Bylaws - Chairman (Roger Field) Scholarship - Chairman (Wendy Zamora) Get the addresses off of the Department Website and click on S-1 section for the Department Roster www.michiganmarines.org

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WINTER EDITION 2013

As an incentive program, to assist in “new member acquisition efforts, This award has been approved by the National Commandant and will be presented to the winning Detachment at the National Convention in Charleston WV in August 2014. 1} There will be an award of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars to the single Detachment in the Marine Corps League, that follows the criteria listed here and can document that the requirements have been met. 2) This contest will have an effective time period from December 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014. 3) This includes any existing Detachment or new Detachments which is chartered during this time period. 4} The Detachment that recruits the largest number of NEW members will be declared the winner. 5} In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held at the convention to declare the winner. 6} These new members must be documented on a Membership Dues Transmittal form that must be processed through the Department and received no later than July 10, 2014 7) The Official Results will be tabulated by National Headquarters from the Membership Database Reports. 8} League members who have previous membership who were dropped from the rolls as “delinquent” will not count as they will be “retained” members, not “new”.

THIS AWARD WILL BE AWARDED ONLY TO A DETACHMENT. IT IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL AWARD. TOP COMBINED NEW MEMBER RECRUITS IN A DETACHMENT!!!!!! Commandants We ask that each of you personally monitor the progress being made by your Detachment and drive their participation. SEMPER FI RICHARD GORE NATIONAL JR VICE COMMANDANT MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

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WINTER EDITION 2013

(PER NATIONAL BYLAWS) EVERY DETACHMENT MUST HOLD AN ELECTION EVERY YEAR BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1ST AND MAY 15TH. INSTALLATION MUST BE CONDUCTED NO LATER THAN THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH SUBSEQUENT TO THE ELECTION. Per Department Bylaws SECTION 615, Yearly Reports No later than ten (10) days following the installation of its officers each Detachment shall submit the following documents to the Department Adjutant who shall make appropriate copies and distribute them to other appropriate officers and Marine Corps League offices. 1. The name and address of the person in possession of its charter, charter, as required by Article Eleven, Section 6. 2. The report required by Article Three, Section 300 stating the name of the financial institution(s) and account number(s) where all detachment funds are deposited deposited.. The Adjutant shall distribute this report to the Paymaster. (See also Art 3, Section 330 ) “Each Detachment Paymaster shall report the name of the Bank or Banks, and account numbers, where the detachment funds are on deposit. This report shall be filed and verified each year by the “Department Paymaster.” 3. The Report of Officer Installation.

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The Official Publication of The Marine Corps League of the Department of Michigan - Eidtor Phil Zamora

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The Official Publication of The Marine Corps League of the Department of Michigan - Eidtor Phil Zamora

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