Scuttlebutt — October 2018

Scuttlebutt — October 2018

NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: October, 2018 1130 Hrs

Chapter Meeting  |  1130 hours

Please make your reservations early by calling  (760) 901 5494 

Speak slowly, loudly and clearly. 

Or simply click here.

As usual, our meeting will take place at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.

CHAPTER DONATION DELIVERED TO ARMED SERVICES YMCA
Hank Monahan and Quint Villanueva, representing our Chapter, had the pleasure of delivering a $7500 check to the Armed Services YMCA at the Marine Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms on September 28.   The donation was well received by the ASYMCA and will be used to provide assistance to Marine and Navy families in times of emergency.  Our Chapter has a long-standing relationship with the base ASYMCA having collected and donated toys, clothing and holiday dinners over the years to MCAGCc families at Christmas.

Sadie Fisher, Program Director and Victoria Grotberg, Office Director is shown posing in the photo receiving the check from  Hank Monahan, Quint Villanueva.  L to R is Hank, Victoria, Sadie and Quint.

UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATES
October 28
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

November 9
MCJROTC Marine Birthday Luncheon. Miracle Springs Spa
Desert Hot Springs

November 10
USMC Desert Veterans
Marine Birthday Ball
Oasis Country Club

November 11
Veterans’ Day Celebration
Civic Center Park
Palm Desert

December 5
Veterans’ Holiday Party
Classic Club Palm Desert

243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

USMC DESERT VETERANS’ PRESENT

THE 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

at

THE OASIS COUNTRY CLUB

Tickets for the USMC Desert Veterans’ Marine Corps Birthday Ball can now be purchased by phone (760) 625 2478 or website www.evenbrite.com/e/243rd-usmc-birthday-ball-tickets-49259537603.

This year our own Chapter member, Dorothy Irwin, WWII veteran, will be the event’s Guest of Honor.

Last year a group of Chapter members attended the Marine Corps Birthday Ball hosted by the USMC Desert Veteran’s and enjoyed a full evening of ceremony, camaraderie, food, grog, music, and dancing. It was a unique opportunity for old salts and young Marine veterans to interact socially and swap sea stories.
The price of dinner tickets is $55.

Don’t wait to the last minute to purchase your tickets.

Semper Fidelis

UPCOMING BIRTHDAY BALLS

7th REGIMENT 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALLS

 

BOARD MEMBERS CONTINUED MEETING WITH 7TH MARINES’ SGT MAJOR POMPOS  TO ADDRESS  OUR CHAPTER’S PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORTING FOUR OF THE 7TH MARINES 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALLS. 

ALL MEMBERS OF OUR CHAPTER ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BALLS.  TICKET PRICES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES AND VENUES OF THE FOUR BIRTHDAY BALLS.

NOVEMBER 8: 
2ND BATTALION, BAILEY’S HOTEL AND CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.

NOVEMBER 10:
1ST BATTALION, THE RIO HOTEL & CASINO &LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

NOVEMBER  12,
3RD BATTALION, JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA, PALM DESERT, CA

NOVEMBER 16,
HQ 7TH REGIMENT, SOUTH POINT HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

MORE DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING SOON.

VETERANS HOLIDAY PARTY
DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know…

Marines of World War II are best known for their island-hopping campaign in the Pacific at battles such as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, but they also had a small presence in the war’s other theaters. 

A Marine brigade occupied Iceland during the early stages of the war, and Marines later served as advisers and trainers during British and American amphibious operations in Africa and Europe. During the Normandy invasion, Marine sharpshooters used their rifles to detonate floating mines and clear the way for Navy ships. At least 50 members of the Corps also served as intelligence agents and saboteurs for the Office of Strategic Services.

They included Colonel Peter J. Ortiz, who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France and was later twice awarded the Navy Cross for his efforts in aiding the Resistance. 

 All told, roughly 6,000 Marines took part in the European and African Theaters in some capacity during the war.

TUN TAVERN NEWS


CURRENT TUN TAVERN MEMBERS

Wes Ahlgren | Michael Bales (in memoriam) |Harry Covert Joe Daily | Dave Dangwillo | Dave Franklin | Charlie Garbarini | BobFerris | Frank Gillette | Charlie Hall | Sam Huttenhower | Jim Irwin | Franz Jevene Howard Lehman | Jimmy Martin | Vince Mast  | Gene McClendon | Jack Mennis | George Moffatt | Hank Monahan | Gene Mooring James Olson | Mike Ostrom | Marilyn Paige | Richard Partee | Henry Sanchez | Sandy Sandoval Ray Schum | Bob Shepard | Buddy Sklar | George Stettler | Dale Turner | Quint Villanueva | Mike Walker | Michael Walker | Myrl Wallace | Linn Wiley

CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT | Vince Mast
VICE PRESIDENT | George Stettler
SECRETARY | Quint Villanueva
TREASURER | Richard Partee
SERGEANT AT ARMS | James Olson
DIRECTORS | Michael Holquin, Robert Shepard, Harry Covert, Hank Monahan, Dave Dangwillo.

PAST PRESIDENTS
Bill Ping (RIP) 1998-2002 | Joseph A. Daily 2002-2006 | James Sullivan (RIP) 2006-2009

Quint Villanueva 2009-2012 | Richard Partee 2012-2014 | George Stettler 2014-2016

THANK YOU FROM THE EDITOR
We hope you find this newsletter of benefit.  We appreciate your continued membership and support of the chapter.  If you are interested in contributing to this newsletter with news or stories, or if interested in helping edit and produce the newsletter please email the editor.
Quint Villanueva, qlv@aol.com