President’s November Update

  1. This month’s lunch meeting, the annual Marine Corps Birthday celebration, will be November 8th at the Old Spaghetti Factory.  Social time will begin at 1130, and because of the expected length of the program, I plan to start the meeting a little before noon.  I have asked OSF to commence serving the meal right at noon.  In addition to the birthday cake cutting ceremony, Col. Mike Howard, USMCR (Ret) of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council will tell about the MCCC and give a presentation about the history of Marines in Oregon. More specifically, he will be talking about the the first arrival of the U.S. Navy and Marines in the period of 1838-1842.
    • If you have invited any local Marines please make sure you include them in the RSVP.  Also, if you have invited any WWII Marines, it may save some time determining the oldest Marine if you could be aware of the age of your guest(s) and get that information to me.
  1. If you know any WWII veterans, be sure to invite them to our December meeting on December 13th.  We had invited as a guest speaker an active duty admiral, but he was unable to make that date.  At this point we do not have a replacement, although there is one possible replacement.  If you have a suggestion for a program, especially a Pearl Harbor or WWII related idea, please let us know ASAP.
  1. We have invited MGEN Scott A. Spellmon, Commander Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers to speak at our January 10, 2018 meeting.
  1. Our February meeting will be an evening Valentine related meeting.  Out regular scheduled meeting would be the 14th, but since that is Valentine Day, we anticipate having a problem reserving the room that evening.  Accordingly, the meeting will be the evening of the 7th.  Cocktails will start at 1830 with the meal commencing at 1900.