Friday, August 31, 2012

1st Annual USMC Appreciation Day for Washington County

Sponsored by Dixie USMC League Detachment #1270
September 15, 2012
2450 E. Park at 2450 E and 130 N. (The Pavillion)
St. George, UT
12 Noon to 1400 hours

 The Marines of Dixie Detachment #1270 would like to say thanks to any and all Marines in our area and their families.

Come for lunch.  Meet up with old buddies and get the scuttlebutt and more.  Bring your families and help us eat popsicles!!

For more information:

2012 September Commandant's Message

Well, September is here!  Maybe a little cooler weather?  At least the snow birds will start to return.  August was a slow month with an event for the JROTC at Dixie High.  We had more than fourteen of our members in attendance.  We also took part at the flag raising at the Washington County Fair.

With summer nearly over, the detachment will be involved in a number of projects.  A picnic for Marines and their families is scheduled on September 15, 2012 from noon until 1400 hours at the 2450 East Park, the pavilion located at 2450 E. and 130 N.  We will provide soft drinks and food.  We will have items also for children.  If you know any Marine families in the area, please be sure to invite them to the event; the event will be called "1st Annual USMC Appreciation Day for Washington County."

The Dixie Book will also be available for sale in the next few weeks.  The books have been a good fund raiser for the detachment.  The problem is that more groups sign up to sell them each year.  So, it is important for each of us to contact our friends to advise them we will have the books again this year.

The other big event is the Marine Corps Ball on November 10th at SunRiver’s Community Center ballroom.  The ticket price will be the same low price of $25.00 per person.  The committee has been meeting all year and they have planned another great event.  The tickets are now available from Ken Olsen.  We will also have the tickets at the September meeting.  There will be no tickets sold at the event.  As part of the event, we will again sell ad space in our program this year.  The selling of ads is also a great fund raiser.  The ad committee has prepared a very informative letter for you to present to businesses telling them about our detachment along with an order form.  All you have to do is go out and give them to businesses you deal with for your insurance, medical, auto repairs, dental etc.

Bill Feeney has agreed to chair a committee formulate a plan for distribution of funds to different groups which we would like to support.  If you would like to help spend our money, please contact Bill Feeney.

I do not have the name of the speaker for the September meeting, but Steve Ikuta has provided a great speaker since he has taken on the task.  So, I feel sure that we will have another great speaker in September.  I do hope you all attend the meeting to show the speaker that we appreciate them giving up a Saturday morning.

We continue to look for new members and to get old members to attend the meetings.  We can also use a few more members for the color guard.  We need members who will step up when needed.  It has been great that we have not been needed for a lot of funerals but we need to be ready if called upon to serve.  I hope to see everyone at the meeting and the picnic.

Carl Kulyk, Commandant