Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Jan 5 Commandant's Corner

As we start the New Year may all Members of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, MCL be mindful of the many good things that were accomplished during 2015.  For the first time the membership reached 100 members; an informational memorandum was sent to ALL HANDS informing them of this fact. Included in the memorandum were the assignments made to many members. Along, I might add, were assignments of “assistants” wherever possible. This concept was first introduced to many of us years ago when we initially joined the Marine Corps – it is always wise to have a backup.  For those members who do not yet have an assignment, rest awhile and observe who is doing what and why. Your turn to accept an assignment may well be forthcoming.

Let me introduce the newest staff member: ERRICK DONALDSON who has accepted the assignment as Quartermaster.  Errick will be the Marine you will contact to purchase Marine Corps League uniform items. Errick will be working closely with Larry Mineer for the next couple of months.  He should be ready to solo within three months. (He more than likely will be looking for an assistant.)  Unfortunately, (or fortunately, really) there are more members than required assignments.  The reasons are valid, varied and acceptable. Nevertheless, whether you have a specific assignment or not, we encourage all members to take advantage of the reduced cost of the ceremonial uniform(s) items. Once obtained, members then become properly dressed to participate in parades and funerals. Remember we now have a trailer that has been decorated and prepared for many to ride (standing or sitting) in the parade(s).

If you have a question concerning the regulations or procedures of the Detachment just ask any Marine at the Saturday morning breakfast or seek out your Fire Team Leader for the answer.  May the year 2016 be our best year yet.

Semper Fidelis!
D'Arcy E. Grisier