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Gen. Larry Oppenheimer Detachment #1025 6521 Nieman Road, Shawnee, KS     www. mklops.org 

Commandant Marcia Sands   

 

                                                                                     Editor John Sims  Volume 11 Issue 5    May, 2011 

   

Commandants message 

    werethe lastsummer month. Our new are: Commandant, Sr.some Vice Commandant, Jim   Elections It looks like heat is officers finally starting to wane a Marcia bit andSands; give us welcome cooler

Denton; Vice Commandant, John Byrnes; Paymaster/Adjutant, Bill Clinton; JAG, Rick Hinrichs; It is withJr.great sorrow that we said goodbye onedetachment of our original members weather. As I’ve said before, the activities oftoour are and just most-valued heating up. We are Chaplain, JoeJ.O. Hughes; Kevin Elmer. and Congratulations to hero's all! Thesendoff new officers will be installed this month. SmithSgt-at-Arms, passed away recently was given a by twenty-eight coming into our busy season with the racetrack activities, parades, and of course, Toys for will have Park dinner. members our detachment, thewe Overland Police Department, as well as family and at the nextof meeting (May 25th), then Tots in November and December. friends. Rest in peace Marine! You performed your duties well and have earned your eternal The Installation Dinner is being catered again this year by Bates City BBQ of Shawnee. The cost is $10.00 reward. You will not be forgotten. Volunteers are still needed for the racetrack at the end of the month. Please contact Marine perour person, whichmeeting gets you this beef month, and/or turkey, bread, potato salad, bakedwas beans, condiments, drinks, and At officer’s the subject of volunteerism discussed. I am requesting O’Connor if you can help during this time period. Remember, this is our major fundraiser each to get involved “something” year. Whether be parades, fund- for cake member for dessert. If you have notinyet paid for yourduring dinner, the please make sure youitcontact Steve Yoakum the year. items Also,nowe have some parades coming up. name Marine will raising, VAVS, or just bringing for our raffles or Platoons let’s all make (913-detachment 226-6545) orfor methe (913-206-2695) later than Sunday, May 22, toForward, get your on Sands the list.an Yougive will us an update at our meeting. These are an excellent opportunity for us to get some exposure attempt to contribute to the community, the league, or our fellow Marines. Marines are known be able to pay for your dinner on the 25th, if we know you plan to be there. Once again, this is an open for “getting the job done” and I our applaud who do respond in the community and support on-going efforts. to the needs of the detachment. meeting, so bring your spouse to share in the those fun. recruiting Let’s ALL get involved! This last month, we season participated in the Overland Park awareness My thanks Please check out fund-raising opportunities contained in Saturday, the newsletters. The pens and The first parade of our the was a success. The next one POW/MIA is this May 21.event. It’s the Turkey Creek th wooden dog tags make excellent gifts, considering the on holidays are rightdown around corner go out in to Marine Campbell for at her assistance in Come setting up and the event. This St./Antioch). out, thetearing weather should be the nice. parade Merriam, (meet at 1000 69 (they’re closer than you think). These items being bypresumed membersmissing of our detachment event continues to alert our community thatare there areprovided still those and held in th who are donating their time to make them available to help the detachment. went well, and the next one is coming up on May 19, The Rawhide Harley-Davidson fundraiser on April 28 captivity from past wars. rd Hopefully theone heat will. break and cooler weather as fall then another on wave June 23 Contactsoon Bill Clinton or John Byrnes ifwill youprevail. can helpRemember out. approaches, OUR season heats up. The golf tournament is right around the corner; fall festivals Don’t forget to bring any items you can to the meeting for Platoons Forward to assist those 5th, raising funds for our detachment. We will beassociated working at the Speedway on JuneDay 4th and and their parades; Veterans activities; and of course the culmination of our ‘boots on the ground’. We cannot let them feel we are not thinking of them and supporting yearly activities: Toys for Tots. I’m proud to be part of this detachment and of each and every rd just another way to help them. Also remember that 50-50 raffle (held begins thisshelter month. It is June 22nd is our picnic, with justthe a short meeting at the on 103 St. near Marty, just west of member. our detachment raise orderfeel to continue our good work for thetoLeague our Metcalf). There is no costfunds for theinpicnic; free to bring a side dish or dessert share. and Hot dogs, communities. hamburgers, buns, condiments, plates and utensils will be provided. Pick something to participate in, and get to know your fellow Marines. It is very worthwhile! Semper Fi. Semper Fi! Mike DeBauche Commandant   Marcia Sands

  Commandant


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Please convey info. on sick and distressed to Chaplain Hughes at 913­894­2006.  As always, I stand ready to be of any assistance that any of you may need.  Semper Fi  Joe Hughes  Chaplain ­ Gen Oppenheimer Detachment 

New Century Young Marines                 

Upcoming Events  Saturday, May 28, we will be doing the color guard with the Marine Corps at the Arena Football game at the Sprint Center. Tickets are $9 each. Details of this event will be given out as CO get them, hopefully by Wednesday night. T Bones game on June 8 at 7:05. Full uniform, red shirts. I have the tickets and will pass them out at Wednesdays meeting. June 11 from 7-noon we will be working with Post #19 Legion Riders doing Road Guard at the Festival of Trails. JLS for Corporals Sutton and King will be June 18 to June 26. We need help on our website. We have one started, but, nothing on the links. If anyone knows of anyone that would like to volunteer their time to set us up a website (that I can update once it is up and running) please contact CO or XO.

  And as always, if anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions, please do let us know.

             

 


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Fallen Marines

There is no finer compliment than being called a United States Marine. It represents the highest honor & tradition bound together with courage & sacrifice on behalf of all mankind. Our Fallen Marine Honor Guard had the distinct honor of performing at the services of these marine who have answered the call.

5-10-11 Michael T. Dorris 5-11-11 Melvin Leroy Miller

No such thing as a former Marine From remarks by General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, at the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Birthday Ball, San Diego, CA, 6 November 2010: "I set the policy about two weeks ago -- there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego, or the hills of Quantico. So there's no such thing as a former Marine."

 

January & February 2011 • • • •

Jan 22 - Sylvester Weitkamp (one of our new members in this last year) Jan 25 - Paul R. Carpenter, MD Feb 2 - Alva Byars (one of ours, of course) Feb 7 - John M. Kissane

March 2011 None to report.

April 2011 •

4-28-11 Gilbert M. Angel


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Any member who is aware of a Marine or his family in need is asked to first submit a request in writing to Marine Pat O’Malley, of our Financial Assistance Review Committee, including a statement of the purpose, a cost estimate and the time period. Pat’s email is ksirish@yahoo.com; his address is 12412 Flint, Overland Park, KS 66213-2120. A volunteer is still needed for the Community  Activities position if you are interested, please   contact  Commandant Marcia Sands@  913­ 341‐4339 masands1@aol.com;  The website of the Marine Corps League on the National level is http://www.mcleague.org    

To have items sewn on to your covers and shirts, contact Marsha Davey at 913/268-1017 (10409 W 53rd St. in Shawnee); To have alterations done on your dress blues, contact Louise Bland at 913/831-4647 (10149 Edelweiss Circle in Merriam – near 75th & Switzer)

 

U.S. MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE  Per the Marine Corps ALMAR 007/08 (see the link below), the Marine Corps now changes seasonal uniforms along with the change to Daylight Savings Time. "A. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE WHILE IN GARRISON WILL OCCUR WORLD-WIDE IN SYNCHRONIZATION WITH THE CHANGE TO, AND FROM, DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST) IN THE UNITED STATES. (1) SUMMER SEASON. THE MARINE CORPS WILL TRANSITION TO THE SUMMER SEASON UNIFORM THE DUTY DAY FOLLOWING THE CHANGE TO DST. (2) WINTER SEASON. THE MARINE CORPS WILL TRANSITION TO THE WINTER SEASON UNIFORM THE DUTY DAY FOLLOWING THE CHANGE FROM DST. "

We, Marine Corps League Detachment 1025, have been conforming with the seasonal change the same as the active duty Marines. So we are now in the summer season and will wear the short-sleeved shirt (no tie).


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Help in Clinics, Escort Patients, Bingo & Activities, Shuttle Drivers, etc…. 

VA Volunteer Services:

Volunteer Orientation:  Every Wed  9a.m‐11a.m. RM M1‐271  816‐922‐2025 ext 135  Melissa.jacobson@med.va.gov   

Or: Mr. Art Peter at 816- 331-4622 (MCL Deputy VS at KC VA Med) BRING THE FOLLOWING NEEDED ITEMS TO OUR MEETINGS:  Socks, underwear, chap stick, disposable razors, cash (emergency needs & activities), crossword books, and coffee    Our Detachment can help take care of our fellow Vets! 

 


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Volunteer Opportunity  Shawnee American Legion Post 327, puts out 1200 flags on Veteran's graves, in 6 different cemeteries Dan Land - 913-631-4856 is the coordinator for Memorial Day. He said he would welcome any help the Marine Corps League could give. If the Detachment members would like to help, they should contact him. 

Hey Marines, It is that time again! With all of the college bound high school students in our area looking to pay for books and additional charges that seem to pile up with college, don't forget about our $500.00 scholarship! There is still time to apply. Complete details including an application can be obtained on our website http://www.mclopks.org/scholarships.htm or call Bill Clinton. The Deadline is May 31 so get that student moving! The main requirements are that the student needs to be accepted at a college for the fall semester, and must have a parent or grandparent that was/is a Marine.


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Have you ever wished that along with the  memories, photo's and other items that you  cherish of your Marine Corps career, you had a  beautiful plaque of that special unit that you  served in?   

         

               

   

Well, now you can!  Marine Dennis Armstrong one of our detachment  members is an expert at custom woodworking as you can see!  He has  graciously offered to make custom plaques (about 12" x 24") for any or all of                                                                                                                                        our membership.  Keeping in the Marine Corps brotherhood tradition, he is  only going to charge our detachment for the actual materials, he is providing  his talent at no charge!  He can be reached at 913‐244‐7302. 

           

     

Gentlemen & Ladies,  

 

This fund raiser couldn't be easier and its beneficial to everyone you know including yourselves!  The  coupon book only cost you or a neighbor $5.00 and as you can see with the first coupon with a purchase 

 

of just $50.00 you or your neighbor gets their $5.00 back and has a whole book of valuable grocery  coupons! 

       

And the best part is our Detachment gets to keep $4.00 from each book sold!  I have already bought 20 books, let's get going and knock this fund raiser out of the park!!~   


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I encourage submissions of any announcements, pictures, stories, to the editor from detachment members. Deadline for all submissions by the 10th of every month. Remember, if you are involved in any community service work on behalf of our beloved Marine Corps, please send me a photo and some information for the Mail Call. Email: jsims49@hotmail.com.com or Call: John Sims @ 913.530.2535. Mail Address: 14004 west 72nd Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66216.

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RECRUIT - RECRUIT - RECRUIT - RECRUIT

One final request, PLEASE BRING YOUR DUES TO THE MONTHLY MEETING WHEN THEY ARE DUE! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011, and will start at 1900 hours. Don’t forget to bring items for Platoons Forward, and any raffle items you would like to donate. Have a great meeting. Semper Fi, John Sims - Mail Call Editor

 


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