February, 2013 Newsletter
of things going on with your Coordinating Council in recent months and
itís my privilege to update you. Our
overall focus remains on supporting our Oklahoma Marine community and your
continued trust and confidence in our efforts allows us to achieve the
goals of the Council.
Our luncheon continues
to be a highlight of the Councilís annual program and each year we are
thrilled with the support from the members of the Council and the
attendance which continues to grow each year.
Our goal is to bring in the very best speakers and leaders of our
Corps that we can and provide you the opportunity to hear the current news
of the Marine Corps from the most knowledgeable active duty Marines
One of the
highlights of each luncheon is the annual Council themed coin that is
provided free to the attendees at the luncheon.
We canít thank the Council coin donors enough whose contributions
allow us to continue this tradition. We
also owe a thank you to the members who donate the door prizes each year
that have become an anticipated surprise by the lucky recipients at the
conclusion of each luncheon.
also like to thank the sponsors of the Council who have been very generous
in supporting our objectives. BancFirst
has been with us for a while and we are proud to be associated with such a
outstanding organization. We
also like to give a special welcome to Harold Copeland who attended our
Luncheon for the first time this past November with his family and who
made a significant donation to the Council.
We are truly blessed to have such honorable and generous sponsors.
This yearís luncheon
will once again be at the Northwest
Expressway Marriott at 3233 Northwest Expressway,
the increasing support the Council is receiving, we
are actively pursuing avenues to improve and expand our programs
benefiting our units/organizations and Marines.
We continue with the historical support items while entertaining
new proposals. Continuing
highlights of the Councilís
support of our Marine Units and Organizations include:
Funding of the Community
Service awards for both the AntiTank Training Unit in
Funding for a significant
number of Marines from supported units to attend the luncheon.
We continue to believe this is one of most valuable programs we
offer to allow as many active duty Marines as possible to attend the
luncheons and enjoy the experience.
.45 caliber Ruger pistol to the Marine Corps League for presentation to
their Marine of the Year.
Oklahoma City Thunder basketball tickets to Marines from the
Recruiting Station, Anti-Tank Training Company, F/2/14,
Council continues to serve as the facto point of contact for anybody
wanting to contact Marines in
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 success that we continue to bring in new
members. Since our
annual meeting last April the Council has added the following new members:
Councilís annual meeting is
scheduled for Thursday 18 April 2013.
Also, please note that we are changing the location of this
yearís annual meeting to the GAILLARDIA
The Council Board would like each of you to know that while we work very hard to accomplish the Councilís objectives and we never forget that whatever success we have is without question due to your generous and continued support. Once a Marine, always a Marine
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