December President’s Message

The December meeting will be 11:30 at the Old Spaghetti Factory on December 12th.  At this meeting we honor the Greatest Generation.  As the number of WWII vets is rapidly diminishing we are expanding the meeting to honor both WWII and the Korean Conflict Vets.  If you have a friend/relative who was in either of these conflicts, please bring them to our lunch.  Please respond to the invitation so we can give the restaurant an idea of how many are attending.

With the holiday season fast approaching we are encouraging all of you to bring a toy to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Lastly the Alumni Association and Foundation is kicking of a major fundraising event this month titled “Called to Serve Daring to Lead”.  Doug Ballard will be introducing the event at our December meeting.

We are starting to plan for next year’s August Chapter picnic.  If anyone has any ideas or would like to assist in the planning and execution, please let me know.  We are tentatively planning on having it at the same location as this year.

Remember, Chapter Challenge Coins can be the perfect Christmas gift.  See Frank Swientek.

As we enter the new year, we are looking for alumni to consider joining the council.  The commitment is not huge, but it does give you the ability to give back to the organization.  Past council members and past presidents are allowed to rejoin.

A special thanks to Frank Swientek for the outstanding Shipmates articles he writes.  Also, a big thanks to Janette Sandberg for her tireless work with our databases, website and email. Without her none of you would ever hear anything from the Alumni Association.

We are still in need of a chapter Secretary.


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