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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
April 2019 Newsletter     Issue 35
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Special Olympics Thanks MCL Marines
I want to thank you for arranging to have Marines from the Worcester Marine Corps League participate in our Awards Ceremonies on Sunday as part of our Winter Games tournament in Greater Worcester.

I was at Auburn Lanes and I’d like to acknowledge Marine Bernie LaPierre and another Marine who attended our morning Awards session. Bernie presented at our morning session and stayed a few hours to present again at our afternoon Awards session (and there were tough driving conditions on Sunday).

I’ve attached a photo which I think shows how much athletes, coaches and parents enjoy having folks in uniform join our Awards presentations.

I was not at other venues, but I’m sure several of them were covered by the Worcester Marine Corps League and that the Marines were well received.

Thanks again, and someone will be in touch next year.

Dan Smith
April's Events at Worcester MCL
Dark Horse

Saturday
April 13th
8:30 - 12:30 pm
Music - Dark Horse

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Easter
Meat Raffle
Sunday
April 14th
12 pm - 3 pm
181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Fellowship of The King
NE Best Elvis Cover Band

Sunday
April 14th
4 pm - 7 pm

Music - Fellowship of The King
181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
On The Rocks

Saturday
April 20th
9 pm

Music - On The Rocks
181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Stil Burnin'
Southern Rock

Saturday
April 27rd
8:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Music - Stil Burnin'
181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Commandant's Message
Marines and Associates

I t is that time of year again, when the snow has melted, the days are getting longer and the docks are being placed in the water at our Marine Corps League.

Thanks to all of you that participated in the Special Olympics awards ceremonies. The kids absolutely loved seeing us in our uniforms.

Memorial Day Weekend will be coming up in May and as always we would like to see good showing. The dates are listed below.

God Bless
Semper Fidelis 
Your Commandant
Stavros Fotia
Pitch
Monday Nights


7:00 PM

Every Tuesday

Free Pool


Come alone or with your Partner

Karaoke Night
Friday Nights
Every Friday Night

9:00 PM

Taco Tuesdays!

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

Tuesdays
2 - 6 PM
  MCL April News 2019
Save The Dates
Memorial Day Weekend 2019
Sunday, 26 May 2019,
Water Ceremony at Elm Park, 2 PM

Monday, 27 May 2019,
Remembrance Ceremony at Hope Cemetery, 9 AM
                     
Monday, 27 May 2019,
Viet Nam Memorial, Green Hill Park, 11 AM
Marine Corps League DUES

A s you may or may not be aware, MCL National no longer sends out annual dues reminders. Dues are due by September 1st every year. If you are not current with the MCL, please come in and see bartenders or mail check for $30 to the attention of Paymaster or Steven Cheney, Sr. Please include your Membership number.

Check payable to:
Worcester Detachment 144 MCL
181 Lake Ave.
Worcester, MA 01604
Atten: Paymaster Annual Dues
I grew up in Boston in a very, very, very Marine town. So back in my neighborhood in Boston, a working-class neighborhood, when you got your draft notice, you went down, and you took your draft physical. And then, if you passed it, you joined the Marine Corps.

John F. Kelly
PTSD: What is it?
Treatment - Know your Options
PTSD Basics
National Center for PTSD
 
PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

Please click here if you or someone you know is struggling.


(Photo by Sgt. Priscilla Sneden/Marine Corps)



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The Mass Vets Advisor
Benefitting Veterans and Their Families

Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting
Monday April 15th at 1900,
Lt Powers Hall.
(Meetings are always the
3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board Meeting
Thursday April 11th at 1900


Scholarship Purpose,
Eligibility, and Requirements

Purpose
To grant scholarships to qualified applicants who are pursuing full time undergraduate or technical training at a recognized institution.

Eligible Sponsors
Members in good standing of Marine Corps League Worcester Detachment 144.
Sponsors must be active and attend a minimum of four monthly meetings of the Worcester Detachment 144 in scholarship award year.

Eligible Recipients
Member, spouses, children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren of the sponsor.
The sponsor’s stepchildren are also eligible. 

Requirements
Applications will only be dispensed to sponsors attending a Worcester Detachment 144 monthly meeting.
Completed applications must be returned by September 1st.
If selected you must provide proof of enrollment (Verification Form) from you or your school and returned by November 15th.

Awards
$200 annually for a maximum of four years.
Years need not be consecutive years.
Checks are usually mailed in mid December.
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