January, 2006 Newsletter
Now that the
holidays are behind us and we are well into the New Year itís time to
provide an update on the Councilís efforts.
Krusa-Dossinís visit to
Our tradition and
lore segment at the luncheon focused on
Provided financial support
for family days and pre-deployments for both the Anti-Tank Training
Company and Fox 2/14. Also
funded Community Service awards for both reserve units, which are
presented to both a reserve and active duty Marine in each unit.
Provided funding for JROTC
cadets and officer program members for participation in events such as the
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame ceremony and the birthday luncheon.
Purchased season tickets to
the Hornets games in
Provided funding for the
Sapulpa MCJROTC unitís trip to the National Shooting Competition.
Assisted the Sooner
Detachment of the Marine Corps League in paying for the OKC visit of
former Marine Sam Holiday Ė a Navajo Code Talker with 25th
Marines during the battles of Roi-Namur,
Defrayed the cost of the
Vance Marines Ball by direct financing.
Provided financial support to
the Recruiting Station to assist one of their Marines in need.
which allowed us to provide the assistance noted above is only possible
because of your continued support of the Council.
Thanks again to all of you -- we deeply appreciate your trust and
For the future make
a note of the Medal of Honor Ceremony on
Many of you may be
aware that the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame holds an annual ceremony and
recognizes deserving individuals. This
We have mentioned the Marine For Life program before and it continues to need our support. The program, coordinated by Major Drew Salkeld, is intended to ease the transition of deserving Marines from active duty back into the civilian world. If you own any companies or have contacts in companies that would be interested in hiring Marines coming off active duty, please contact the Council and we will provide that information to Drew. You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know one of
our Council goals is to grow our membership by ten new members a year.
If you know of someone who would like to join our ranks please get
in touch with us. It is
important to our long term goals to continue to bring in new members.
During calendar year
2005 the Council added the following new members:
You probably saw our full color Council brochure at the luncheon and we
believe they will help us spread the knowledge of our activities around
the state and recruit new members. If
you would like some to hand out please let us know and we will be glad to
send you a bundle.
annual meeting is scheduled for
We have also
scheduled next yearís Marine Corps Birthday luncheon for
The Council Board
would like each of you to know that while we work very hard to accomplish
the Councilís objectives, we never forget that whatever success we have
is absolutely due to your generous and continued support.
Once a Marine, always a Marine
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