August, 2010 Newsletter
Hope everyone enjoyed their summer. Time for an update on the Coordinating Council’s activities.
Our annual meeting on 22 April
at the Petroleum Club North in
Over the summer the Council continued support to the Marines of Fort Sill with the medallions and trophies for their 17th annual Devil Dog Run which is scheduled for 4 September (this coming weekend) and working with the great folks at Sturm, Ruger and Company, we were privileged to award the Department of Oklahoma Marine Corps League Marine of the Year (Marty McKnight) a .45 caliber Ruger pistol in recognition of his outstanding contributions – congratulations Marty.
We have also continued our purchase of season tickets for the Oklahoma City Thunder schedule this year which will again be distributed among the various Marine units in the state to recognize their outstanding Marines. This program has become one of the most valuable we offer to our Marines.
We had a couple of changes in
our ex-officio program this summer –
currently there are no Marines assigned to the Oklahoma office of the
“Marine for Life” program – we are not sure what the current status
of this program is but will update the membership as soon as we have any
updates. We have also just
learned that Major Denny Weber has announced his retirement from the
Senior Marine Instructor position at US Grant High School in
We can’t say often enough how
thankful we are for your membership donations that continue to finance our
planned unit support. So far
this year the Council has received more than$7475
from our Council members.
We remain grateful to those members who continue to provide support
to our units in the form of a “gratis” basis.
Support of any kind is welcome and those Council members who can
contribute financially to our efforts are deeply appreciated.
This year’s annual Marine
Corps Birthday luncheon for Friday –
There are a couple of upcoming events we would like you to know about:
The Blue Star Mothers, OKC Chapter 6, are sponsoring the 3rd
Annual Motorcycle Run on Saturday, 18 September with registration at the
Hog Wash Café,
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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