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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
November 2018 Newsletter     Issue 30
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Commandants Message
My Brother and Sister Marines and Associates,

F irst and foremost Happy Birthday Marines. Our high holiday is upon us once again 243 years old may we continue to uphold our Brotherhood for many more years to come. The past year of being your Commandant has flown by. We have gotten much accomplished in that time frame but we still have a lot more to do. I deeply appreciate all the help and support I have received from both the Associates and Marines. All we have done could not have happened without you.

My intention was to serve at least one more term as Commandant unfortunately due to health reasons I am unable to serve at this time. I have always stated that the transition of Commandants should be rather seamless no matter who is in the position they should have the best intentions for the Detachment. I wish you all the best.

Fair winds and following seas.

 
Fortes Fortuna Juvat 
Semper Fidelis 
Your Commandant Jack Schuster

November's Events at Worcester MCL
Veterans Day 2018
Sunday Nov. 11th
Schedule of Events

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade along Grove Street, Worcester, MA

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Memorial Grove Unveiling, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Wreath Laying at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA
Little Sugar & Big Spoonful
Saturday
November 3rd
9 pm

Music -
Little Sugar & Big Spoonful

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604

Marine Corps Ball Birthday
Celebration

243rd Marine Corps Birthday

This year USMC Birthday falls on Saturday, for the best possible time
Saturday November 10th
1800

Guest Speaker Ed Connors
Central Mass VSO Officer

$30

Your choice Prime Rib or Chicken

Purchase your tickets in the downstairs Bar
The 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Message
...this year’s message from  Gen. Robert B. Neller , the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, is a heartfelt reflection on what binds all Marines together and the hardships all Marines share. .

Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Brian Burdett

Interstellar

Saturday
November 10th
9 pm

Music - Interstellar

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Take Two

Sunday
November 11th
4 pm -7pm

Music - Take Two

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Gypsy Cowboys

Saturday
November 17th
9 pm

Music - Gypsy Cowboys

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Thanksgiving Meat Raffle
Sunday November 18th
Thanksgiving Meat Raffle

1pm
Thanksgiving Eve

NO ALIBI

Wednesday
November 21st
9 pm

Music - NO ALIBI

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Wilber & The Dukes
on
Black Friday

Friday
November 23rd
9 pm

Music - Wilber & The Dukes

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Heavy Horses

Saturday
November 24th
9 pm

Music - Heavy Horses

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Future Upcoming Events for December

Toys for Tots ... December 8 th  – 10a.m. til 2pm., rain date December 15 th
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 November News 2018
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
Toys For Tots
Bucket Brigade

December 8 th  – 10 a.m. til 2 pm.,
rain date December 15 th
The "Great War" or the "War to End All Wars" ground to a halt when a General Armistice was signed, and on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns fell silent. From August 1914 until the end of the war, some 10 million had died and another 20 million were wounded, many horribly maimed. In the relatively short time American forces were engaged, a matter of months, they took 2571,404 battle casualties of whom 53,402 died.



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The Mass Vets Advisor
Benefitting Veterans and Their Families

Marine Members

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

E-Board Meeting
Thursday November 1st 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.
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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