August/September, 2006 Newsletter
It is hard to believe another summer has passed, but with football season in full swing weekend life has picked up pretty quickly. The Oklahoma Marine community has been busy and I’ll try to update you on what the Council has been doing and let you know what we have planned for the next few months.
Our annual meeting on 27 April 2006
at the Petroleum Club North in
Over the summer the Council provided a collection
of White Water Bay, RedHawk, and Yard Dawgz tickets to the Recruiting
Three of our ex-officio members rotated out of
their jobs this summer and we will miss their exceptional support of the
Council, but wish them well in their new challenges.
The Council was very fortunate to have the Commandant spend a few hours with us at a reception on the afternoon of 27 July 2006 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. We owe a special thanks to Board member Bruce Day for his offering to sponsor the Council at the Club and to the many donors who allowed us to host the reception without cost to the Council. General Hagee and his wife, Silke, extended their planned visit in order to meet everyone and have photos taken with anyone who desired one. The occasion provided assurance to all hands that our Corps is in great hands with leaders like General Hagee on board.
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 $7300.00 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 in-kind 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.
have scheduled this year’s annual Marine Corps Birthday luncheon for
Friday – 3 November 2006.
We will be having the luncheon at the same location as last year -
Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. It
turned out to be a great location and we think it will work out very well
again. We are
still in the process of confirming our Guest of Honor but we are confident
you will be pleased with the speaker.
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
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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