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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
November 2016 Newsletter       Issue 6
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    HAPPY 241st BIRTHDAY MARINES !!!
         Your Commandants Message
      November is upon us already, the docks will be coming out Sunday November 6th, the Marine Corps Birthday on 10 November, and the Tun Tavern Luncheon on the 10th of November. We will also have a Birthday party at the League on the 10th of November in the evening.

     The Worcester Marine Corps League will be hosting the 241st Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Saturday the 12th of November 2016 for all our members both Marines veterans and” active duty”, and Associates. Our keynote speaker will be Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Services Marine Francisco Urena. We will be having a DJ for music, a fine dinner and a lot of toasting, dancing, and B-Sing to round out the night.

    This month our E-Board will meeting on the 9th of November, with the monthly meeting on the 21st of November. At this monthly meeting we will be having final nominations and voting for E-Board positions, along with our regular business. We are having nominations and voting a month late due to the month of October there was not a Quarum of officers to have a legal meeting. This meeting is an important one for all our Marine members to nominate the Marine you think will live up to the high standards of leadership, honesty, and being a team player.

    The TOYS for TOTS program is coming up in December and we will be needing volunteers to help solicit, and distribute boxes to businesses and then pick them up. This program is a joint effort with Marines and Associates working together for the under privileged children that we support. We will be soliciting both in Worcester and Auburn the first Saturday in December the 3rd, with a rain date of the 10th of December. Even though we would stand in the rain or snow to solicit, the Town of Auburn won’t let us, that’s why the rain date.

    As Commandant over the last 2 years it’s been a pleasure working with my staff, the associates, especially Gina LaConte who has stepped up unselfishly, and has helped me and the League in boosting our financial efforts to repair our aged seawall,” Thank You”. I also would like thank our Bar Staff, and our new Bar Manager Arianna for her willingness to make our League better and protect our assets from unscrupulous people. Nominations and voting is always an unpredictable time with the League. So, I hope to be with you as Commandant next term, but you never know.

    The key for success for the future of the detachment, is you.                

Semper Fidelis
Franklin Peepas
Commandant   
Marine Corps Ball
There is still time to sign up for the Marine Corps Ball being held on Saturday the 12th
starting at 1800 

To reserve tickets call: 508-797-0141 after 11am Or purchase in person at our lounge.

Please inform us of your choice of chicken of prime rib

Tickets are $30 per person (In advance)
or $35 at the door

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Get Out to Vote
The number of veterans in Congress will likely drop again next year.

The overall number of veterans serving in Congress will likely drop again next session, even as the number of lawmakers who fought in the recent wars continues to rise.

An analysis from the nonpartisan Veterans Campaign shows that for the first time in 70 years, Congress could boast fewer than 100 veterans in the House and Senate in 2017. That is due in large part to retirements of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans, and the aging of America’s veterans population as a whole. 

Read full story In Military TImes
Upcoming Events At Worcester Marine Corps League
Upcoming Event November 5th 
Music - Those Guyz
Saturday November 5th, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604, USA 
100% of the $5  cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.
Upcoming Event November 12th
Music - Grade A Fancy
Saturday November 12th, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604, USA 
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

Grade A Fancy on YouTube

Upcoming Event November 19th
Music - Straight Pipes
Saturday November 19th, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604, USA 
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

Straight Pipes Website

Upcoming Event November 23rd
The Night Before Thanksgiving
Music - No Alibi
Wednesday November 23rd, 9pm – 12am
181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604, USA 
100% of the $5 cover charge will go to repair the seawall at the League.

No Alibi on YouTube
DECEMBER Events At The Marine Corps League    

Saturday December 3rd – Tony Soul 9PM  

Saturday December 10th – THE FIRST ANNUAL MCL LIP SYNC BATTLE!!!
CASH PRIZES –  Starts at 9pm  

Saturday December 17th – Ghost Train – (Classic country and rock N roll) 9pm
 
Marines Wanted at this event
Saturday 31stNEW YEARS EVE PARTY featuring Joe Gariglia
(Plays Frank Sinatra, party and dance favorites) – perfect date night!!
Serving Hot Hors D’Oeuvre’s and Free Champagne Toast at Midnight  

SUNDAY NEW YEARS DAY: BAGELS AND BLODDYS – 11AM to 1pm
MAKE YOUR OWN BAGEL BUFFET BAR with a wide Selection of bagels, cream cheese, lox, and more!! Choose your Bloody Mary: start off with your basic "BUDDY BLOODY" and add your choice of fillers: shrimp, bacon, olives, pepperoni and more... 
then stay for the Pats game at 1 p.m.
Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting...Monday November 21st at 1900, Lt Powers Hall .
(Meetings are always the 3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board meeting Wednesday November  9th

November 11, 2016 is the Veteran’s Day Parade; 

We are looking for volunteers to march in the parade and give a good representation of the League. 

Parade will kick off at 1100 sharp, with set up at 1015 in the parking lot at the corner of Grove St and Glennie St. Worcester,Ma. 

We will meet down at the League at 0915 to pick up rifles, and flags, etc. and proceed to the kick off site. 

Following the parade we will go down to the John Powers Monument and pay our respects and do the firing. 

Lastly we will be going to Green Hill to the Viet Nam Memorial to do the Honor Guard for 1400. 

Would like to have the Young Marines at the parade as part of our Detachment.
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