Thursday, December 18, 2014

Toys for Tots Update

1.  As we are all aware, volunteering during the month of December in support of Toys For Tots, Shop with a Cop and Coins For Kids requires many hours by both the public at large and our Detachment members.

2.  Our recent effort to provide Marines at the Wal Mart and Dixie Convention Center went well.  We had 12-13 Marines at 1730 and most of them remained to the end at 2200.

3.  In addition, there were individual volunteers (4) and Marines (5) at the TFT warehouse reviewing hundreds of requests for toys and inserting these requests into the computer.  While this administrative action was taking place toys were being pulled to fill orders previously approved.

4.  Friday December 19th will be spent at the Warehouse fulfilling all requests and preparing them for delivery.  Rick stated that any Marines that can spend  two/three hours helping them on Friday would be greatly appreciated.

5.  We have also been asked on Friday to provide 7 - 9 Marines at the Dixie Convention Center during the hours 1530 - 2100.  If possible we need to break that up to three hour shifts. Our coordinator there will be Hal Alford (632-0439).  One member from each Fire Team would fulfill this requirement.

5.  Saturday is reserved for delivering Toys by ALL HANDS.  A previous email was sent to ALL MARINES concerning Saturday 0915. The address remains:  Waxie Warehouse on 3050 East 450 North just south of Costco.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

20 Dec 2014 - Toy Delivery

Just in:  Just got confirmation from Rick Massey that he would like anyone and everyone to show up at the warehouse location (noted below) around 0930 to 1000 to help with delivery of toys.  If like previous years, you'll be given bags of toys and the address or addresses to locate for delivery.  

A lot of you have been asking about toy delivery for the Toys for Tots program.  I have not received any blog request or official notification of what is expected but I've gotten a copy of the following e-mail:

"For all of you who can help deliver Toys for Tots show up at the Waxy Warehouse on 3050 East 450 North just south of Costco this Saturday at 0915. Please let myself or Steve Handy know who can help?

Larry & Steve"
Larry would be Larry Mineer at (435) 627-8182.
Steve would be Steve Handy at (435) 619-5064.

Monday, December 15, 2014

17 Dec 2014 - Toys for Tots Assistance Needed

TO ALL MARINES and MARINES with teens in the family:  We would like as many hands as possible to assist with the transportation of toys from Bloomington WalMart to the Dixie Convention Center.  The transport of toys will go on from 5:15 p.m. to 9:00 or 9:30 p.m. - as a truckload is packed, it will go to the Dixie Center and return for more.  Teens make good elves - bring them along.  Light refreshments will be provided. See you all there!

Help Needed for Dixie Care & Share Christmas Turkey Dinner

Commandant Grisier received the following from Dixie Care & Share and has asked me to post it for all of you to read:  Here is the FLYER.

My name is Rena Redmon,  I am the chairwoman for the Dixie Care & Share Community Christmas Day dinner that happens every year at the Dixie Center.  We feed anyone down on their luck, or lonely - basically just anyone who needs a place to be on Christmas!!  My son, Capt Daniel Redmon contacted you asking for help.  Anything at this point would be SO appreciated.

We are only down about 10 turkeys, about 10-10 x13 trays of dressing and still need to fill three 1/2 hour chunks of musical talent.  I am sending you info on the turkeys.  Your group does a lot of good work for Toys for Tots.  We will be getting some of those toys on Christmas day for the children that attend our dinner.

The turkeys and pans get picked up at the Dixie Care & Share starting today and returned a few days before Christmas.  The Dixie Care & Share web page has a small write up on this dinner.
Thank YOU.
Merry Christmas!
Rena Redmon

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 December Events

The Dixie Detachment monthly meeting for December will be on the second Saturday of the month (13 Dec).  Steve Ikuta is prepared to cover Fire Teams #6 #7.  Prior to this we should have a swearing-in ceremony for new members.  A couple of members will be missing due to Toys for Tots assignments.  Hopefully, Commandant Grisier will have time to cover the MCL Utah Department Meeting which will be on the 6th of December.

The Utah Department MCL quarterly meeting is scheduled to convene in Cedar City on Saturday 6 December.  This will permit the Cedar City and St George Detachments to participate without driving 800 miles for a 3-4 hour meeting.

The recent Dixie Detachment #1270 recruitment drive was quite successful.  We now have ten new members to swear in as new Detachment members.  We now have 84 members (and still counting)!

Monday, December 1, 2014

2014 WalMart Toys for Tots Sign Up

Time for WalMart Door Duty for 2014 Toys for Tots.  Please go to the document in the link below and sign up for as many slots as you would like to volunteer.   Please note that you will need to click on the down arrow beside the "Open" button above the document and then choose Open with "Google Docs."  Just close the tab for that document after typing your name and your name will be saved.

WalMart Door Duty for 2014 TFT

Either ceremonial uniform OR red shirts, red covers; red satin jackets; thermos of hot cocoa if desired!!

If this procedure does not work for you, just e-mail Donna and she will enter your name in the slots you choose.