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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
June 2017 Newsletter       Issue 13
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   MCL June News 2017
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, Is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
Marines Land On The Green
Come join us for some sun and suds.
We will invade the beautiful Holden Hills Country Club Thursday June 15th. You won't want to miss this event to fellowship with The Few, The Proud and maybe now, some fat Devil Dogs. 

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         Commandants Message

    May is on its way out with the cold rainy days amen, and June is looking a lot better. Our property is looking good this year thanks to the efforts of all the associates and Marines that donated much of their time. The wall has been releveled and we removed the old shed and replaced it closer to the lake. This enables us to locate the band stage closer to the lake and directly behind the garage of our neighbor for maximum sound. The new dance area is flatter and larger for guests to dance. Once more we would like to recognize Justin Bowman for his dedication to the League for making our facility look good.

    I would like to thank all the Marines who participated in all the Wakes, Funerals and Memorial ceremonies this month. The City of Worcester thru the newspaper is giving us more recognition for our participation in the events we have always stepped up to.

    As most of you know by now, our Marine Richard Gates passed away this month of May. He will be missed by all of us especially the afternoon bar staff which he made many friends.

    The surveyors are all done with our property and have submitted their work to our Engineer so that we can enter our next phase. They will be putting together a drawing showing the club in relation to the lake. Also a generic drawing with a seawall so that we can submit it to the city to get a building permit. I am in the process of contacting our engineer to see how long this procedure takes.

     Our Golf Tournament is on the 15th of June and we are hoping that our turnout will be better than last year. The weather we hope will be in our favor like last year. We are asking Marine wife’s and associates that can help make this event come off without a hitch. Golfers can sign up all the way up to the day of the tournament, although it would make Phil Forde’s day if they signed up early.

  Ronald Reagan On Courage  

    “[O]ur time is now. If we carry the day and turn the tide, we can hope that as long as men speak of freedom and those who have protected it, they will remember us, and they will say, ‘Here were the brave and here their place of honor.’”  

   “No… weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and woman.”

     “There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what is morally right.”  

    Semper Fidelis

   Frank Peepas

   Commandant


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Upcoming Events At Worcester Marine Corps League
Karaoke Night

Friday June 9th
Friday, June 23th
9:00pm
Taco Tuesdays
 Continuing through the month of May 
Taco Tuesdays!
Come down and get a taco and an ice cold beer with Melissa Peterson!

Tuesdays
2 - 6 PM

 

Saturday June 3rd    Petty Larceny  9-12

Music -  Petty Larceny
Saturday June 3rd, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

Saturday June 10th Govt Surplus  9-12

Music -  Govt Surplus
Saturday June 10th, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

Sunday Funday w/ Take Two
Music - Take Two

Sunday June 18th, 3pm - 6pm

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 


Saturday June 24th     Right Angle Woman  9-12

Music -  Right Angle Woman
Saturday June 24th, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin outlined an ambitious reform of nearly every aspect of his often-criticized department during a “State of the VA” address at the White House on Wednesday, calling it a sign of the president’s commitment to helping veterans.

Read Entire Story on Military Times
Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting...Monday June 19th at 1900, Lt Powers Hall .
(Meetings are always the 3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board Meeting Thursday June 8th at 1900

Millions more vets to be able to shop at exchanges online
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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