August 2007 Newsletter
With summer now behind us and football going strong it is once again time to update everyone on the Oklahoma Marine community. We have been busy and anticipate lots of upcoming events that will give everyone a chance to see and visit with one another once again.
Our annual meeting on 26 April 2007 at the
Petroleum Club North in
In July the Council in cooperation with the Sooner
Detachment of the Marine Corps League provided financial assistance to
assist Fox Battery, 2/14 in holding a pre-deployment family day for their
Marines prior to the Battery’s deployment in mid-July.
We provided financial assistance to the Anti-Tank Training Company
The Council received $2000 in meal certificates for the Harbor House and the Cimarron Steak House from Council member Mike Munday which were distributed to Marines and their families at the Recruiting Station, Fox 2/14, OU’s NROTC unit, and Grant High School MCJROTC unit. We deeply appreciate this support from Mike.
I would also like to recognize the efforts of Bill and Homer Paul in assuming responsibility for the awarding of the Commandant’s Award to the outstanding Marine graduate from the OU NROTC unit each Spring. This award is a highly treasured presentation of a Beretta 9mm pistol accompanied by a personal congratulatory letter from the Commandant.
For Council members information the
To update the status of our ex-officio members: Major Jerry Swepston USMC (Ret) has returned on a temporary basis to the Sapulpa MCJROTC unit replacing LtCol Hill. Major Mark Sledge has replaced Major Colin Brainard at Vance as the Senior Marine, and Captain John Fraser assumed duties as the Inspector & Instructor at Fox Battery, 2/14.
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 $5700.00 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.
We have scheduled this year’s annual Marine Corps
Birthday luncheon for Friday – 2 November 2007.
We will be having the luncheon at a new location since we have
outgrown the Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.
This year we have scheduled the luncheon at the Oklahoma City
Marriot Hotel located at 3233 Northwest Expressway in
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 dependent upon your generous and continued support.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
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