Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Benefit Golf Tournament

Dixie Detachment #1270, St. George, Utah, will hold its annual golf tournament at the SunRiver St. George Golf Course on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

4 Person Scramble (Team Low Net)
$85 per player (includes cart and lunch) [SunRiver residents $60]
8:30 a.m., tee time (shot gun start)
7:30 a.m., if not pre-registered

Contact Larry at for more details.

Prizes galore:
Closest to the pin on all par 3's
Longest drive for men and for women (different age brackets)
Longest putt per team
Team low net (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
Hole-in-one or double eagle - $500
And more!!!

All proceeds will benefit Veterans of Washington County Area.  Join us!  We support Devil Pups, Inc. Youth Program, Active Duty Marines and Families, Marine Appreciation Day, Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Nursing Home Marines and Toys for Tots.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dine to Donate - Tuesday May 17

Tuesday, May 17, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Dine to Donate night at Applebee's Restaurant, 156 So. River Road in St. George.  Applebee's, always so friendly to veteran groups, has agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds of the meals of those of us who come in with a certificate indicating we are participating in the Devil Pup fund raising project.  Get your certificate from your e-mail or contact Bill Toole at 652-3998.  Hand the certificate to your server and Applebee's will clip it to your bill and tally up the slips at the end of the evening, donating 10% to the Detachment for our Devil Pup project.  

This is not a 10% discount for your dinner; you will pay the regular price and Applebee's will donate 10% of your check to the Devil Pup project.  It should be a fun night - how could it be better?  No work, just food and fun.

Devil Pups, Inc. is a 10 day camp experience for young people, ages 14-17 and is a non-profit organization designed to help boys and girls from all backgrounds gain self-confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions.  It is separate from the Marine Corps but is held at Camp Pendleton every summer as space allows. California kids are supported by Devil Pups, Inc., a California non-profit organization.  Marine Corps League detachments in states outside of California, including Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon, support their own Devil Pups - and we've even had pups come to this outstanding program from Scotland.  It changes lives and has become a popular program in this area, with as many as 50-60 applicants for only 10-11 slots for our quota in St. George.

For an advance peek at the menu at Applebee's, go to

Tuesday, May 17, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.  For those of you who LOVE to party, stay after 9:00 p.m. for Applebee's karaoke fun. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Message from Commandant Cory

Greetings, being that this is my last message as the Commandant, I would like to take the time to thank a few people for their commitment to make this detachment a better and more productive one. When I agreed to take over the detachment my one thought was to make this detachment a better one when I left. I did not anticipate a bout with cancer or a stroke but as luck would have it both overcame me in the middle of my tenure. Carl Kuylik stepped up and filled my shoes more than capable. Thank you Carl. Ken Olsen stepped up and helped me with personnel needs. Thank you Ken. I think that some of my thoughts about making the detachment better took a good hold, the color guard, the booklet for the birthday ball ad campaign, Thank you Larry Mineer. A new place to have our monthly meetings. Committees for our projects and a different attitude about who we are and what our goals are. I feel very comfortable in stepping down and turning over the reins to the new commandant. I would also like to thank the entire detachment for their support and thoughts during my illness.

Semper Fidelis, Dennis Cory, Commandant