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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
November 2017 Newsletter     Issue 18
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  MCL November News 2017
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Samantha Bray
Happy 242nd Birthday Marines!
Commandants Message
  N ovember is upon us already, the docks will be coming out Sunday November 5 th , the Marine Corps Birthday on 10 November, and the Tun Tavern Luncheon on the 10 th of November. We will also have a Birthday party at the League on the 10 th of November in the evening at 1800 {6 PM}.

    The Worcester Marine Corps League will be hosting the 242 st Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Saturday the 11 th of November 2017 for all our Marine members, Navy Veterans and Active duty Marines, and Associates. Our keynote speaker will be Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Services Marine Francisco Urena and The City of Worcester Chief of Police, Steve Sergeant. We will be having a DJ for music, a fine dinner and a lot of toasting, dancing, and B-Siiing to round out the night. Tickets are on sale for $30 per person in the lounge at the bar. We need an approximate count for participating the week before the ball for meals.

   This month our E-Board will meeting on the 9 th of November, with the monthly meeting on the 20th of November.

   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. Some of the businesses are asking to drop off boxes prior to Thanksgiving. 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 2 nd , with a rain date of the 9th 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 3 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 collapsed seawall,” Thank You”. I also would like thank our Bar Staff, and our Bar Manager Arianna for her willingness to make our League better and increase our exposure to the public.

      Ronald Reagan On FAMILIES

   “There is no institution more vital to our nation’s survival than the American family.”

    “Through love and instruction, discipline, guidance and example, we learn from our mothers and fathers the values that will shape our private lives and our public citizenship.”

    “All great things in America begins at the dinner table.”

 

Semper Fi

Franklin Peepas
Commandant

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Marines,
Please take a moment to thank outgoing Commandant Frank Peepas for his service to the Marine Corps League, Worcester Detachment #144

 

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Taco Tuesdays!

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

Tuesdays
2 - 6 PM

Upcoming Events At Worcester Marine Corps League

Karaoke Night

Friday November 3rd
Friday November 17th
Friday November 24th
Friday December 1st

9:00pm
General Kelley
Photo By: Edward Hersom

"You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent cases. Life — the dignity of life — is sacred. That’s gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well.
Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer. But I just thought — the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred.".
Saturday November 4th
 Tone of Blues  
Music - Tun of Blues

Saturday November 4th, 9pm – 12am

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604


Dock Removal

Sunday November 5th
9:00am – 11:30am
Docks removal will start at 9 AM

All hands are appreciated. Boats will have to be removed by October 29th.
Come Celebrate 242nd Birthday
At Marine Corps League
Friday, Nov 10, 2017

There will be a cake cutting ceremony at 1800 in the Leatherneck lounge to celebrate the birthday.
Save The Date
Marine Corps Ball
Celebrate Marine Corps 242nd Birthday
This year's Ball will be celebrated on
November 11, 2017

at the Worcester Marine Corps Detachment

Cocktails from 1800,[6PM] to 1900[7 PM], Ceremony and Dinner to follow.
We will be entertained by our DJ Rick .

Contact Marine Steve Doldo for more information
Saturday November 18th
On The Rocks
M usic - On The Rocks

Saturday November 18th, 9pm – 12am

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
Sunday November 19th
Thanksgiving
Meat Raffle 1PM

Then Watch
PATRIOTS vs BRONCOS at 4;25 PM

Sunday November 19th, 1pm

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
Wednesday November 22nd

Music - No Alibi
Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday November 22nd, 9pm - 12

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
Saturday November 25th
Right Angle Woman
Music - Right Angle Woman

Saturday November 25th, 9pm - 12

181 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Performed in Worcester at The Mechanics Hall


On Oct. 18, 2017, the U.S. Marine Band performed in Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., 126 years after John Philip Sousa conducted the band there on the band’s first national concert tour. The concert was sponsored by Mechanics Hall and Country Bank.

Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting ...Monday November 20th at 1900, Lt Powers Hall.
(Meetings are always the 3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board Meeting Thursday November 9th at 1900


“I’m The Guy”
I’m the guy who was asked to join your organization,

I’m the guy who paid his dues to you,

I’m the guy who came to your meetings and no one paid any attention to,
I’m the guy who tried several times to be a friend, but they all had their own buddies to talk to and sit next to,

I’m the guy who came several times., but no one paid any attention to me, I’m the guy who was left out when I volunteered to help with fund raising projects and membership recruitments,

I’m the guy who missed a few meetings because I was sick, but at the next meeting no one asked where I had been. I guess it didn’t matter very much to others whether I was there or not,

I’m the guy who decided to stay home and watch TV one meeting night. The following meeting I attended, but no one asked where I had been, You might say I’m a good guy. A food family man who holds a responsible job, loves his country and his community,

You know who else I am?
THE GUY WHO NEVER CAME BACK!!!!!!!! It amused me to think that they spend so much time looking for NEW members when I was there all the time, All they needed to do was to make me feel needed, wanted and welcome.

WHERE ARE YOU
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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