Electronic Chapter Newsletter Update
November 2016 Issue   Check Out our Website here  www.1stmardivassocdesertcities.net
Heads Up!!!!  Break out Your Checkbooks!!!
Annual $50 membership dues are payable January 1, 2017.  
Please help make the Treasurer's job a lot easier by making  an early payment and not waiting until January 1st to pay 2017 dues.

Same early payment request holds true for members of the Tun Tavern Club for their annual $100 donation.
Board of Directors
Vince Mast
Vice President 
George Stettler
Quint Villanueva
Dick Partee
Sergeant At Arms  
Bruce Takacs
Michael Holguin
Robert Shepard
Harry Covert

Past Presidents
Bill Ping, 1998- 2002  RIP
Joseph A. Daily, 2002-2006
James Sullivan, 2006-09 RIP
Quint Villanueva, 2009-2012
Richard Partee,  2012- 2014
George Stettler,  2014- 2016

Marines Helping Marines


This should apply to our membership.  We should help our fellow members who have medical issues and need help with transportation to our monthly luncheons.


So, if you should need transportation to meetings or events, let us know. 

 Call (760) 901-5494 and leave a message.


Remember to Vote

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online. Please pass on to other vets. The  National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website
for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

or try

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214  for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with
computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their  military files.
Notable Quote

"The Marines I have seen around the world have cleanest bodies, filthiest minds, highest morale, lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen!
Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"

-Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt

VETERAN'S DAY 2016  11.11.2016

Veterans' Day Celebration sponsored by the City of Palm Desert honoring   All Veterans 
The event will be held at the Palm Desert Civic Park and is 
open to the public. 
Ceremony begins at 1100.
Colonel Bill Vivian, Commanding Officer, 7th Marine Regiment and a member of our Chapter will be the guest speaker.  Let's express our appreciation to the City of Palm Desert for honoring veterans by attending the celebration.

Desert Cities, Mitchell Paige, Medal of Honor Chapter
Our Chapter's annual fund raising event for providing Christmas dinners to enlisted  
7th Marine families gets underway 

 Friday, November 11; Friday, November 18;Monday, November 21; Tuesday, November 22;
and Wednesday, November 23.
Friday, December 2; Saturday December 3; Friday December 9; Saturday, December 10; Friday December 16; 
Saturday, December 17.

As in past years,we will set up  donation tables at the entrances to Jensen's markets in Palm Springs and Palm Desert.
Chapter members will be called upon to stand at least three, three hour watches at one of the Jensen's markets.  There will be two watches a day at each Jensen's. . 1st watch is 1100 to 1400, 2nd watch is 1400 101700.  You won't have to literally "stand" a watch, chairs will be provided for sitting.
Schedules were emailed to all members so they can pick the watches you prefer to work.  The earlier you sign up the more likely your preference will be honored.  
Email your selections to Quint at Qlv@aol.com.

If you haven't stood a watch in previous years, 
you are encourage you to do it this year. 
You'll be quite favorably impressed by shoppers' generosity knowing their donation is for a worthy cause.  And it will make you proud when a shopper thanks you for your service to to Marine families.

Chapter luncheon meeting at the Classic Club
Be sure to make your reservation by email to bvi47@yahoo.com or phone to 760-901-5494

Marine Corps 
241st Birthday Luncheon sponsored by the Marine Corps League Detachment. Make your reservations now to attend because tickets are going fast. This is the Detachment's main fund raising event to support the Marine JROTC at Desert Hot Springs High School.  
To make  a reservation email your home address to Carl Lewke at clewke@psusd.us.  Carl will then send you an invitation.  This event is a sell out each year so it's essential you get your reservation and check in early.

We need YOUR help to recruit at least one new member in 2016 for the final four months of the year. 

Please help us grow the Chapter.  Membership applications can be down loaded off our website or calling (760) 901-5494.

Check with Quint or Vince if you would like a copy of the NEW recruiting promo card to pass along to potential members.


MARINE CORPS ORDERS No. 47 (Series 1921) HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921 
The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10 November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt. 

 (1) On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history. 
 (2) The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security. (3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue. 
 (4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps. 
JOHN A. LEJEUNE, Major General Commandant 75705-21

City of Palm Springs 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade

The City of Palm Springs presents its 20th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11 at 3:30 pm in downtown Palm Springs.  The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. 

For more information  contact  
Michele Cirone-Collier, at (760) 323-8265/ michele.cirone-collier@palmspringsca.gov.

Thank you to this team of individuals who annually provide an additional $100 of financial support to the 1st Marines Division Desert Cities MPMOH Chapter - it is greatly appreciated by everyone! 
Wes Ahlgren | Mike Bales | Carl Brooks | Joe Daily | Dave Franklin | Charlie Garbarini | Frank Gillette
  Sam Huttenhower |  Franz Jevene |  Jim Larsh | Howard Lehman | Vince Mast | Gene McClendon | Jack Mennis   George Moffatt |  Marilyn Paige | Richard Partee | Henry Sanchez |  Sandy Sandoval | Ray Schum | Bob Shepard 
Buddy Sklar |  George Stettler | Jim Sullivan | Dale Turner | Quint Villanueva | Col Mike Walker
Michael Walker|  Myrl Wallace | Linn Wiley

..And another bit of Marine Corps tradition for your reading pleasure

"And St. David."
During the Boxer Uprising (1900), at Tientsin and Peking, the Marine Battalion in the international relief column was Brigaded with the Royal Welch Fusiliers (23d Foot), one of Britain's most renowned Regiments. The resulting fellowship between the two organizations is symbolized each year on St. David's Day (1 March, the Welsh national holiday), when the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Colonel of the Fusiliers exchange by dispatch the traditional watchword of Wales: "...And St. David."

 We hope you find this newsletter of benefit.  We appreciate your membership.  If you are interested in contributing to this newsletter with news or stories, or if interested in helping edit and produce the newsletter please email the editor; Quint Villanueva.