September, 2005 Newsletter
Another great summer slides into the past and the Council is really looking forward to the next few months. The Oklahoma Marine community has been busy the past few months and I’ll try to update you in the next few paragraphs and give you a glimpse as to our upcoming events.
Our annual meeting on 19 May at the Petroleum Club
One of the Council’s primary objectives is to
establish relationships with each of the Marine units and organizations in
the state and support them in any way we can in recognizing their
outstanding Marines and assisting them achieve their varied missions.
Since our last update, we have worked with them (along with
significant contributions from the Marine Corps League and the Women
Marines Detachments) in a variety of ways.
We assisted the Marine Corps Junior ROTC unit at
A couple of personnel changes have occurred since
our last newsletter. Major
Adam Chalkley has taken command of the Recruiting Station in
For the past several months the Council has been working on a color brochure to assist in obtaining new members and educating interested parties as to the operations of our membership and how to join the Council. We recently received 5000 copies and we will have some available at the Birthday luncheon if anyone would like to pick some up. Fortunately, we were able to pay for the brochure using donations from individuals.
As you may remember, council member Donald Dickey was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame last year. We are very fortunate in that the Council’s nomination this year – Jack Skaggs – has been selected and will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame at the formal induction ceremony on the evening of 3 November. We will be sending out more information about how to attend the ceremonies when we have the details.
Once again we are thankful for your membership donations that continue to finance our planned unit support. So far this year the Council has received more than $6200.00 from our Council members. We have also been very fortunate that a lot of support to our units is provided on a “gratis” basis from Council members. Thanks again to those who have provided these gifts and if you would like to provide support in this manner please let us know. Support of any kind is welcome and those Council members who can contribute financially to our efforts are deeply appreciated, we could not exist without your continued support.
We have scheduled this year’s annual Marine Corps
Birthday luncheon for Friday – 4 November 2005.
Due to a scheduling conflict we had to move the location to the
Quail Creek Golf and Country Club this year – it is a great location and
we think it will work out very well for the luncheon.
Our Guest of Honor will be Brigadier General Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin
– Director, Marine Corps Public Affairs.
Be sure to put this date down on your calendar and invite your friends to join us at this great annual event. This
year’s Tradition & Lore presentation will focus on the first year of
the Korean War, particularly the battles in connection with the Pusan
Perimeter, the amphibious assault at
We would like each of you to know that while your
Council Board works very hard to accomplish the Council’s objectives, we
never forget that whatever success we have is absolutely dependant upon
your generous and continued support. Once
a Marine, always a Marine
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