Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Commandant's Corner

The next two months are going to be extremely busy days preparing for the Detachment's Annual Golf Tournament. While the date has been made, 4 June 2016, and the Sunbrook Golf Course selected as the place where it will all take place, the real work STARTS NOW!! All Detachment members will be asked to participate as “golfers” and to invite as many of our golfing buddies/friends/neighbors and/or acquaintances as we can.  Those of us who do not golf (for whatever reason)...we will be asked to do what we can to support those in charge. This year our future Senior Vice Commandant, Larry Mineer, volunteered to step up and to lead us. Larry has a few years’ experience with the golfing world and if we readily and willingly respond to his requests, we should have once again experience an enjoyable and profitable Tournament. 

On 8 April we have been asked to attend the Eagle Court of Honor for Ben Harris at 1900. Location will be at the Mormon Church on Westridge Street. Normally two or three Members attend and we present the Marine Corps League Certificate of Good Citizenship. We have had the opportunity to present at least ten Eagle Scouts with this award in the past.

At the April 9th meeting we will have the opportunity to vote for the following positions. Recommended names were distributed at the March meeting. For those who may have forgotten I repeat them below:
Marine Filling Position
Recommended to Fill Position
D’Arcy Grisier
Dave Waters
Sr. Vice Commandant
Dave Waters
Larry Mineer
Jr. Vice Commandant
Billion Johnson
Jon Hinz
Judge Advocate
Steve Ikuta
Steve Ikuta
Bill Head
Bill Head
Scott Gordon
Scott Gordon

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 9 March (0900) at the monthly Detachment meeting. I ran across this old saying, contributed to Harry S. Truman: “IT IS AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IF YOU DO NOT CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT.” Semper Fidelis D'Arcy E. Grisier Commandant

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 Mar 23 Job Fair

The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) would like to invite you to attend an Employment and Benefit Fair on 23 March 2016. If you or any Veterans you know are looking to gain or improve upon their ​employment situation, please attend this event being held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. A variety of employers from all over the state will be present to discuss job openings with their companies. In addition to employers, there will be Veteran Service Officers available to explain and discuss Veterans benefits eligibility. For more information CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 11, 2016

12 Mar 2016 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Bring your appetite for breakfast with Marines at the Elks Lodge
Saturday a.m. March 12
0830 breakfast; 0900 meeting

Thursday, March 3, 2016

4 Mar 2016 - Hero's Day at Valley Academy

VERY short notice on this "Hero's Day" event at Valley Academy Charter school in Hurricane. The school is located at on the corner of 600 N and 870 W in Hurricane.  They need to know by today, Thursday March 3rd if anyone can go.

"We are looking for any volunteer 'heroes' that might be able to be a guest (in uniform) at our assembly this Friday at 9:00am.  Examples: doctor, military, EMT, etc.  Please contact the school by Thursday if you would like to, or know someone who would be able to."

They are doing a short assembly at 8:50. Afterwards, the students will go outside (where other heroes from the city will attend) to answer questions and tell about their jobs. They would love it if Marines could come and answer questions for students and tell them about what they do or any cool stories they have to share. It should be over about 9:30 or 9:45.

Please call or e-mail Errick Donaldson (info below), if you can attend this event tomorrow morning.

Errick Donaldson
Tech IV
Facility Services Department
Mobile # (435) 319-7530
On Call # (435) 627-4410
E-Mail Errick:  Errick Donaldson