Eagle Globe and Anchor

Marine Corps League

Upstate Marines Detachment 1106

 Eagle Globe and Anchor

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Anderson, South Carolina

Semper Fi

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 stevedm43@gmail.com


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:
  • Two (2) Honor Guard shirts, white, short sleve, size Large, used but in good shape and clean. Donation requested.
  • Two (2) pair of white ceremonial gloves, size XL, NEW, $2.00 per pair.
  • Six MCL ribbons of different types. Click HERE to match colors to type of ribbon.
  • One (1) pair of Globe and Anchor collar emblems.
Ken will bring these items to the January business meeting. See Ken or contact him before the meeting if interested.

Graveside Service  [Posted 11/30/17]
On November 30th the Detachment 1106 Honor Guard performed a graveside service for John Merwin Joys, the brother-in-law of Honor Guard Captain Jim Striss. The service took place at Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The Pastor was Jeremiah Palmer; Flag Folders were Buddy Ferguson and Warren Lutz, who also presented the flag to Mr. Joys' sister, Adele Striss; Shooters were Jim Striss, Tommy Burdette, Ken Donahue, Bob Humphrey, and Wes Malone; and the Bugler was Steve Martin.

What's Happening

  [Posted 11/27/17]
  • Sunday, December 3 – Anderson Christmas Parade. Those who plan on riding on the Detachment's float in the Christmas Parade should plan on meeting at behind the We11s Fargo Bank on Clemson Blvd. at 2:00 2:30 p.m. to give time to decorate the float before the starting time of 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 5 – MCL Detachment 1106 Awards Banquet. We will meet at J Peters Grill near the intersection of Clemson Hwy and I-85 at 3:30 p.m. No RSVP required. Red blazer if you have it.
  • December 9 – NO MCL Detachment Business Meeting this month.
  • December 25 – Merry Christmas to All

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.
    South Carolina drivers and residents must provide the following in order to purchase a REAL ID:
  • Proof of Identity (Government-issued birth certificate or valid US Passport)
  • Two Proofs of Current, Physical SC Address
  • Proof of All Legal Name Changes
The DMV encourages residents to provide this information now so these items will be on file when the REAL IDs become available.
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.
More than two-thirds of the Detachment 1106 members are MCL Paid Life Members. To become a Life Member, you must already be a "Member in Good Standing" which means your annual dues must be current. Becoming a Life Member is still a good deal because Annual Dues may have to rise before long to keep up with Department and National fees. A check made out to Marine Corps League and given to your Detachment Paymaster will purchase your Life Membership. See the current fee schedule at right.  
      - 35   $500  
  36 - 50   $400  
  51 - 64   $300  
      65 & Over   $200  

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