January 13, 2017
I would like to start off by wishing everyone a "Happy New Year" and wishing all a lot of success and happiness in 2017. Let's make this the year that we bring the Marine Corps League into the 21st century and keep it there. With continued technical upgrading and BEST operating practices for each and every Detachment, Department, and League Member on our rolls. All Detachments should be looking at our Members at Large and encouraging them to join their Detachment in the areas where they live so they can help contribute to the Detachments success.
We no longer reside at our old location in Fairfax, Va. As of 10/01/2016 we have moved to; 3619 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ste. 115, Stafford Va. 22554 Phone #703-207-9588. All paper work of any type should be sent to this address from this time on. This location is approx. 3 miles south of the Main Gate at Quantico, and the entrance to the Museum of the Corps. Please stop in and visit and see the new location and meet the HQ staff. It is your HQ and you are always welcome. (You will be very surprised)
If you receive "Leatherneck" magazine from the MCA you may have seen the article published about the League in the last issue. We have worked with the staff of the MCA and will be publishing an article or ad in our magazine about them in a future edition. This is an agreed upon event between our two organizations to start and continue working as a team to facilitate joint memberships and calibrations on some of our endeavors. We as Marines should be working as a T.E.A.M. and we are now working in that direction together. We are also trying to work out a relationship with the "Museum", so when people visit they will know we are just down the street, come and visit or join. I still believe a great many Marines have never heard of our existence.
Remember to make your reservations for the Midwinter Conference to be held March 2nd to March 4th at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401. Once again we have many classes to offer on the new paperwork changes and how to use the changes to make your work easier to when submitting it to National.
Also be sure and purchase your Tour Raffle tickets to possibly win yourself a chance of a lifetime trip with "Military Historical Tours", which will be drawn at the banquet on Saturday night. The chances are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. The tickets are in the Fall 2016 edition of the "Semper Fi" Magazine. You can't win unless you take a chance!!!
Pretty soon you will be receiving your latest edition of "Semper Fi", published by our new publisher. It would be refreshing for you to respond to HQ, myself or the Exec. Dir. with your comments. Please let us know what you would like to see and any other comments you may have. If anyone would like to advertise in the magazine be sure to call the publisher and they will give you the new rate and get you on board.
If you have any questions pertaining to the functioning of the League be sure to utilize your chain of command/responsibility. They can give you the answers you need. HQ staff is extremely busy working for all the membership. Operational questions should be directed to the proper personnel from your chain of command/responsibility. If you have exhausted your resources and still have not found a resolution/answer send a short email to me and I will get you a response if necessary.
See you all soon.
Richard D. Gore, Sr.
Marine Corps League