Marine Corps League
Upstate Marines Detachment 1106
Anderson, South Carolina
In this newsletter can be posted announcements, notices, or almost anything having to do with the Detachment. The plan is for this newsletter to be updated FREQUENTLY. If you have anything to put in the newsletter, send it to the Web Sergeant at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: ARTICLES ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER WITH THE NEWEST AT THE TOP.
Awards Banquet[Posted 12/05/17]
Click HERE to see pictures taken at today's Detachment 1106 Awards Banquet. If you weren't there, you missed a good time. A big THANK YOU to Jim Striss for arranging for the room at J Peter's, to Warren Lutz for assisting Jim, to Jeremiah Palmer for the cake and the prayers, and to Jeremiah's family for the table decorations.
And a special THANK YOU to Jeremiah's daughter, Tanya, for many of the pictures.
Toys for Tots[Posted 12/05/17]
Volunteers are encouraged to come help sort and/or bag toys anytime they have available between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. No need to schedule, just show up anytime you want to help. Toys For Tots Workshop for this Christmas is the white brick building at 309 West Whitner Street in Anderson, previously the Unemployment Office. Our distribution will be from this location on Tuesday 19 December and Wednesday 20 December from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM ( or when completed ). We continue to partner with the Salvation Army, using their building and their staff to handle application. Captain Heather Dolby is the lady "in charge" at the Christmas Workshop as she was last year. Thanks, Semper Fi, Buddy
Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs[Posted 12/02/17]
I've heard several reports lately of mushroom poisoning in dogs. My daughter, whose family trains and boards dogs, just had a report from a customer who had to put their service dog down due to mushroom poisoning. I check my yard daily in an attempt to protect our four puppies. Mushrooms can be very small and seem to pop up overnight. For more information you might want to read what PetMD has to say.
Uniform Items[Posted 12/01/17]
Detachment 1106 Quartermaster Ken Donahue has the following uniform items on hand:
Graveside Service [Posted 11/30/17]
What's Happening[Posted 11/27/17]
Liver Parasite Killing Vietnam Vets[Posted 11/22/17]
A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet – test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. For more information click HERE
Christmas Card List[Posted 11/19/17]
An MCL Detachment 1106 Christmas Card List (a roster with the names of spouses) is available for the asking. Just let your Web Sergeant know if you want a copy.
Wreaths Across America[Posted 11/16/17]
The decoration of graves at Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery as part of the Wreaths Across America program will take place on Saturday, December 16. There will be a program in the Committal Shelter at 12 Noon. Wreath laying will follow. Volunteer to help. Click HERE for more information.
More About Real ID[Posted 11/14/17]
SC DMV unveils preview of REAL ID driver's license
By Dal Kalsi for Fox Carolina
South Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday revealed what REAL ID driver’s licenses will look like when they become available in early 2018.
Example of a SC REAL ID license (Source: SC DMV)
The DMV said the new REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards will be compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 and will be required as identification to pass security at airports nationwide, enter secure federal buildings, and visit military facilities beginning October 1, 2020. A valid US passport may also be used in place of a REAL ID after October 1, 2020.
The state’s new non-compliant licenses will include the caption “Not for Federal Identification” across the top of the card can still be used to drive, vote, apply for or receive federal benefits, and enter a federal facility that does not require an ID (such as the post office).
Membership Dues[Posted 11/08/17]
If you are not a Paid Life Member, your annual membership dues were payable on August 31. National Bylaws read as follows:
Section 610(d) The membership year and the annual dues shall expire on the 31st day of August of each year. New members joining the MCL between August 31st and the last day of February will pay the full amount of the current National Dues + $5.00 Initiation fee; new members joining between 1 March and August 30th, will pay ˝ half the current National Dues + $5.00 Initiation fee. The Current Annual renewal rate will be due on the 31st day of August of each year.
So please see the Detachment 1106 Paymaster, Lloyd Cornelius, to find out how much you owe and to arrange payment.
Once you are all caught up with your dues you could avoid ever paying dues again by becoming a Paid Life Member. The cost is determined by your age.
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