Sepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas
Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
December 2017 Newsletter     Issue 19
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  MCL December News 2017

Worcester Detachment Celebrates
242nd Marine Corps Birthday
Commandants Message
   A s we enter the final month of 2017 it is time to reflect on the past year and plan to move forward in the next. I personally would like to thank Frank Peepas for three years of service as our Commandant.
 I would also like to thank all our officers who decided to stay on and look forward to working with each and everyone. I would like to let everyone know we as a detachment are going through some changes. With any change of leadership there will be some growing pains I hope to make them as easy as possible. I look forward to serving all of the members and associates to the best of my abilities.
 Semper Fidelis,
Jack Schuster

The next executive board meeting will be December 7th and the regular meeting will be on the 18th.

Toys for Tots will be in full swing soon and we can always use help. The annual bucket collection is this Saturday December 2nd. 

We have a full line of events scheduled for December check out the Facebook page or website 


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Taco Tuesdays!

Come down and get a taco and an ice cold beer with Melissa Peterson!

2 - 6 PM

Upcoming Events At Worcester Marine Corps League

Karaoke Night
Friday Nights

December 8th
December 15th
December 22nd
December 29th

9:00 PM
Monday Nights

December 4th
December 11th
December 18th

7:00 PM
Toys for Tots:   
Boxes will be distributed to the collection sites beginning Friday Nov. 24th. If anyone would like a box for their workplace etc. they should contact Joe George (508) 864-8249. We only ask that if they take a box they also assume the responsibility to return the box and the toys to the detachment no later than Monday Dec. 18th. This will allow us time to sort out the toys and get them distributed to the families before Christmas.

Bucket Brigade:
This will take place Sat. Dec. 2nd from 10am to 2pm. (rain date Sat. Dec. 9th.)
Marine uniform. Red nylon jacket and Marine Corps cover. If the person has no uniform a MC sweatshirt or anything identify them as a Marine or Associate is desirable. 
We will have two collection sites. One in Auburn, at the intersections outside the Auburn Mall. Ideally we need 12 volunteers for this location. The second site in Worcester is the intersection of Park Ave & Chandler St. Ideally we need a minimum of 8 volunteers for this site. Please meet at the MCL no later than 9:30

"Sponsor A Child"
This is the activity that we work with Worcester Housing Authority "Transitional Housing Program" Historically we've had about 27 children.

We are in the process of getting the first name, age, gender and clothing size of the children involved in the program this year. Typically we ask sponsors the focus on winter coats & school clothing, shoes and boots for these kids.
Once we get the donations down to the league we supplement the clothing bags with toys for the children.

Please contact Joe George for any additional information.

For information to Sponsor a Child, Please click the link below

Changing of the Guard
We welcome our new Commandant
Jack Schuster
Thank you Frank Peepas for your dedication and service to Worcester Detachment #144
Marine Corps League

And Thanks for Continuous Servie

Sr. Vice - Steve Fotiadis
Jr. Vice - Thomas J. Beder
Judge Advocate - Paul Manna
Adjutant - William Blankenship
Paymaster - Steven Chaney Sr.
Sergeant at Arms - Phil Forde
Chaplain - Wayne Bogar
Marine For Life - Frank Peepas
Color Guard Captain - Paul Manna
Special Events Captain - Richard Duffy
Worcester Detachment Celebrated Birthday Marine Corps Ball.

Thank you to our guest speakers Veterans Affairs Services Marine Francisco Urena and The City of Worcester Chief of Police,
Steve Sergeant.
To View and Download Marine Corps Ball Photos
Click here and use Password: MCL144
Saturday December 9th
Petty Larceny

Music - Petty Larceny

Saturday December 9th, 9pm - 12

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
MODD Pound 64 Growl
Saturday December 16th
The Devil Dogs of Pound 64 will have there Growl from 1300 (1 PM) to 1700 (5 PM)
Mass Pack Growl
Sunday Dec. 17th at

1300 (1 PM) Mass pack will have a Growl at Marine Corps League
181 Lake Ave., Worcester
Saturday December 16th
Music - Bittersuite

Saturday December 16th, 9pm - 12

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
Sunday December 31st
New Years Eve
DJ Eric will be entertaining us and help bring in the NEW YEAR, champagne will be passed out to all who attend this joyous night.

Sunday December 31st, 9pm

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
Republic of Korea

Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a range in South Korea during exercise Midori Guardian 17, which was held from September 5 to October 15, 2017. Midori Guardian, a Unit Level Training event aimed at enhancing squadron readiness while in a field environment, utilizes simulated real-world scenarios focused on Direct Air Support Center and an Air Support Element operations, live-fire ranges, and Marine Corps Common Skills training to prepare the unit for future operations. (courtesy photo By: SGT. Laura Gauna)
Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting
Monday December 18th at 1900,
Lt Powers Hall.
(Meetings are always the
3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board Meeting
Thursday December 7th at 1900

Worcester MCL Hosted the Massachusetts Commandants Meeting
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Honorably discharged veterans could be able to shop online at military exchange websites as early as Veterans Day, barring any objections from Congress.
The change in Defense Department policy would open up online exchange shopping privileges to about 18 million more people. It won’t apply to shopping at brick-and-mortar exchange stores.

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