Sunday, May 31, 2015

20 Jun 2015 - Honoring Veterans|Patriot Guard Riders

A patriotic day in the park honoring our veterans.  Meet veterans, participate in charity raffle, visit booths of our local veteran service organizations, listen to interesting speakers.  Great prizes.

Honoring Veterans Event 3

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AFJROTC Dixie Wing UT-20061 Golf Tournament

Commandant Grisier received the following and asked for it to be passed along:

The 2015 Third Annual AFJROTC Dixie Wing UT-20061 Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at The Ledges Golf Club.  We need your help to make the event a success in order to pay for the 2015 Summer Leadership Camp.  We still need teams, team sponsors and hole sponsors.  Any assistance you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

I have attached the Colonel's letter, golf brochure and Meet & Greet flyer.  Please note on the Meet & Greet flyer that veterans are invited at no charge.   The Meet & Greet event promises to be an exciting  event.  All of our celebrities are a lot of fun and very excited to be returning to help us again this year.   The live auction items are great this year.  Just a reminder that auction items must be paid for by cash or check and picked up the evening of the auction. We will be auctioning off celebrities to golf with, artwork by Owl Woman, Tuacahn tickets, Eureka Casino & Resort package, Conestoga golf package and more.

Checks for team registration, team sponsor, hole sponsor or donations may be made payable to WCSD Foundation.  The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and your donation may be tax deductible under the IRS rules.  Please mail your check to Linda Elwell, 661 East 425 South, Ivins, UT 84738.  Please pass this e-mail along to your groups, family and friends.  We need your support.  If you have any questions, please contact SMSgt Thomas or me.
Linda Elwell, BIC

Monday, May 25, 2015

25 May 2015 - SunRiver Honor Park Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2015

16 May 2015 - Golf Tourney

A couple photo ops your Web Sergeant caught from her home on golf tournament day: (Click on the photo to enlarge)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 2015 Commandant's Corner

May will be a busy month for the Detachment with the primary subject being the Golf Tournament. Carl Kulyk and his staff have spent many hours in preparation for the BIGGEST FUND RAISER we will experience this year.  All the necessary details (some small but mostly big) have so far been taken care of by a few hands.  WE NEED MANY HANDS.

Remember, I mentioned before you do not need to be a golfer to assist in accomplishing the many tasks that need to be accomplished.  You do not need to be a golfer to assist people, set up tables/chairs, sell tickets, and making yourself available to do that which needs to be done.

For those members in the Detachment who have not yet committed themselves to assist in this effort, please do so right after you read this newsletter.  You can do so by signing up on the roster for a time slot.  If you are unfamiliar with the procedures to sign up, please contact your Fire Team Leader or any Detachment Officer (including me) and ask for assistance.  To make this Golf Tournament a success we All NEED TO DO OUR PART.

As some of you know we had the opportunity to participate in raising and lowering the flag at the Breast Cancer ceremony that was conducted by the students and faculty at Dixie University on Friday 24 April.  We had only eight members in attendance but we did a great job.  Gordon Farr was assigned the task of tying the lanyards to the metal pole.  There was a small problem - there was no securing hook, it had become so rusted that when the lanyards hit it, off it went onto the ground.  As Gordon held the lanyards with all his strength (for the wind was blowing the flag every which way) he whispered "what shall we do."  He was informed to hold the lanyards tight for the next 30 minutes and someone would be sent out to relieve him.  His expression was priceless.  But, he had nothing to fear, the ingenuity of his fellow Marines kicked in and an immediate search for "the farmer's friend" was launched.  Within a few minutes someone had located a roll of "DUCT TAPE."  After wrapping the lanyards to the pole a dozen times, everyone was convinced that it would hold until the next day when we would return to take the flag down.  We returned properly prepared with BOX CUTTERS.

Semper Fi
D'Arcy Grisier, Commandant

Friday, May 8, 2015

2015 May 28 - Job Fair Layton, Utah

Here's the flyer:  JOB FAIR FLYER

28 May 2015
Layton, Utah
Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton, UT

Thursday, May 7, 2015

9 May 2015 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting

0700 Devil Pup First Training Session at Dixie State University
0830 Buffet Breakfast at Elks Lodge
0900 Meeting, Elks Lodge

The uniform will be red shirt and black trousers.  If anyone does not have this uniform they may wear anything indicating the USMC.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

AFJROTC Awards Night

At Dixie High School's AFJROTC program Friday night, May 1, our Commandant, D'Arcy Grisier, presented certificates to two deserving cadets.  Our Detachment also supplies the latest two names on the large plaque that hangs in the AFJROTC building on campus.  234 cadets with family and friends filled the auditorium. Be sure to ask Commandant Grisier what he thought of the military precision of this entire evening of honoring Dixie High cadets.

Ivan Cataluna, our 2014 Honor Pup, mopped up awards at the program with his scholastic abilities.  What an amazing young man he is.  As a senior, he is headed for Dixie State University next year.  We also learned of another Pup entering the Marine Corps.  There were several other Pup graduates who received honors:  McKenzie Simmons (2013 Pup), Cole Cutner (2014 Pup), Saxten Tesch (2012 Pup) and Jack Wright (2014 Pup).  Honors were also received by at least three of the current 2015 candidates. 

Lt. Col. William C. Toole, Devil Pup Liaison Rep who has worked with many of the AFJROTC students for the past 8-1/2 years, was given the first annual Special Veteran Appreciation award (along with free passes to Red Cliffs Rifle and Pistol Range).  The Devil Pup program has made a huge difference in the AFJROTC program as well as the lives of many Dixie High School cadets, evidenced by the parents who make it a point to thank Bill and the ring of cadets surrounding him when he is on campus.  He was surprised and humbled at the standing ovation he received.  Oohrah!