Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Funeral Detail 27 Jul 2013

Attention Utah Dixie MCL Members:  Funeral Detail
Saturday 27 Jul 2013 at Washington City Cemetery
Services for Corpsman Harris.

We need to be at the cemetery at 2:30 P.M. to practice and get ready for graveside services at the cemetery approximately 3:15 P.M.

We will need 12 people if we can so we can cover the rifles, flag folding, bugle and reading at the service. Need about 4 more bodies.

Stephen Handy, Chaplain

Friday, July 12, 2013

2013 July Commandant's Corner

As your newly elected Commandant I extend to all my sincere
appreciation for your confidence and trust in sustaining me in this position of responsibility.  The newly elected officers that you have assigned me to administer the Detachment are all individually highly qualified for their positions.  As Leaders, we are concerned about the morale and good will of the Detachment.  We acknowledge something needs to be instilled that will help in building the Morale and esprit de Corps within our ranks.

We are proposing a modified version of the THE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR THE MCL. In recognition that the Fire Team is the oldest formal organization in the Marine Corps and was taught to all of us in boot camp, we are proposing that the Detachment be divided into individual Fire Teams for the purpose of coordinating calls for funeral, parades and other functions.  The Fire Team provides a coordinator representing a small group of members consisting of “Old Salts” and “New Arrivals.” (location can/should be a consideration when forming individual Teams.)  It should be pointed out that, although a Member may be assigned to a Fire Team, he/she does not lose their individuality when attending Detachment meetings and exercising their right to vote for or against a person or program.

It is planned to present this New Proposal to the Membership at the Saturday, 11 July Meeting. (Proxy votes will be considered if received by 1 August 2013).  If approved by the membership we expect full implementation of the proposed Program by the end of October 2013.

D’Arcy Grisier, Commandant

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Parade

It is HOT in St. George and Washington City.  Nevertheless, our Marines, the lead in the Parade, looked sharper than ever!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Devil Pup Car Washes and Rummage Sale

Our 2013 Pup Candidates worked hard at two car washes and a rummage sale to help earn funds for camp costs.  They each are responsible for earning $100 toward their camp expenses and most have already completed this requirement.  Eight winners are in the process of completing necessary camp forms and will ship out on 18 Jul at 0200.  Steve Handy, Jim Haney and Bill Toole will be driving all night to deliver the Pup Candidates by early 18 Jul to Camp Pendleton for their 10-day "experience."

 If you've never attended a Devil Pup graduation at Camp Pendleton, you're missing out!  This year the date is July 27 at 1200.  It's an experience you won't soon forget.