February 2010 Newsletter
everyone is doing well and looking forward to spring – thought we would
send out an update on Council activities to catch everyone up.
coin donors stepped up to the plate again and provided the coins that were
distributed at the luncheon – thanks to Jack Skaggs, Rusty Johnson, Phil
Norton, Bob O’Bannon, Homer Paul, William G. Paul, Leigh Ann Hardin,
Gary Lumpkin, Mike McIntosh, John Oldfield, Roy Sherry, Floyd Gilreath,
and Glenn Reagan. Many thanks
for what has become a valued tradition.
the door prizes that have become such a great part of our luncheon we are
year the Council has provided more than $11,275 in support of our Marine
Units and Organizations – examples include:
funding of the Community Service
awards for both the AntiTank Training Unit in
Fox 2/14 in financing their OKC Zoo
family day and Marine Corps Ball.
funding for Marines from the
Recruiting Station; USMCJROTC Sapulpa; OU’s NROTC; Fox Battery, 2/14; AT
Company; Vance AFB, and
– with the assistance of Tom Goldsworthy - the Council became season
tickets holders for the Oklahoma City Thunder and purchased a pair of
Thunder season tickets that were distributed to Marines from the
Recruiting Station, AT Company, F/2/14,
to provide a .45 caliber Ruger
pistol to the Marine Corps League for presentation to their Marine of the
financial 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
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:
* John Young
* Herschel Chronister (father of Maj Will
Chronister – CO of the OKC Recruiting Station)
* Ed Lawrence
* Marion Arden
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.
reminder that the Albert E. Schwab Detachment 857 Marine Corps League’s 2010
Medal of Honor Day Ceremony in Tulsa will be on 24 April 2010 at
Veterans Park, 21st and Boulder in Tulsa.
Displays open at
Council’s annual meeting is
The Council Board would like each of you to know that while we work very hard to accomplish the Council’s objectives, we never forget that whatever success we have is without question due to your generous and continued support.
a Marine, always a Marine
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