February 2009 Newsletter
Now that we have the
holidays behind us, itís time to update everyone on the Councilís
We had another great
birthday luncheon last November at the
Our coin donors
stepped up to the plate one more time and ensured that we would again have
a great coin for the luncheon Ė thanks to Jack Skaggs, Rusty Johnson,
Phil Norton, Bob OíBannon, Homer Paul, Bill Paul, Leigh Ann Hardin, Gary
Lumpkin, Mike McIntosh, Floyd Gilreath, and Glenn Reagan.
Mark Elgin (long time Council friend and supporter) continued his
long standing tradition of providing beer and cigars for our after
luncheon get together. Also,
thanks again to the Marines from OUís NROTC Unit for their outstanding
support on the narration, cake escort, and check-in tables.
For the door prizes
that have become such a great part of our luncheon we are thankful to Sgt
Gritís, Ed & Connie Beesley, and
We received a lot of
compliments on the facilities and service provided by the Sheraton
personnel at the
Continued funding of the
Community Service awards for both the AntiTank Training Unit in
Assisted Fox 2/14 finance
their Christmas party and Marine Corps Ball.
Provided funding for Marines
from the Recruiting Station; USMCJROTC Sapulpa; OUís NROTC; Fox Battery,
2/14; AT Company; and
Assisted the Marines at Vance
AFB in financing their Birthday Ball.
Assisted Young Marines Ė
Assisted in funding the
Recruiting Stationís Redhawks ballgame outing with 30 of their Marines.
With the assistance of
Council member Tom Goldsworthy the Council was able to obtain two season
tickets to the Oklahoma City Thunder ballgames, which were distributed to
Marines from the Recruiting Station, AT Company, F/2/14,
Provided a .45 caliber Ruger
pistol to the Marine Corps League for presentation to their Marine of the
Assisted the Women Marines
Association and the Sooner Detachment of the Marine Corps League in
financing support for the 6th Marine Division reunion in
We were not able to
obtain two tickets for each game of the Big 12 Tournament in
support 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
As you know one of
our Council goals is to grow our membership each 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.
Since our annual meeting last April the Council has added the
following new members:
* CWO3 Richard Geiger USMC (Ret)
* Raymond McGee, Jr
* GySgt Michael Grewell USMC (Ret)
* Captain Daniel Storm USMC (Ret)
* Randall Cornelius
We also had a number of individuals who indicated a desire to join but
for one reason or another did not return the paperwork.
We hope they will eventually decide to finish the process.
A heads-up for the
Albert E. Schwab Detachment 857 Marine Corps League 2009 Medal of Honor Day Ceremony in
The Councilís annual
meeting is scheduled for Thursday 16 April 2008 at the Petroleum Club
North Ė this is the same location we have had it the past three years.
Please put this date and event down on your calendars and plan on
joining us for this great chance to enjoy your fellow Marines.
More details to follow.
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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