Dept. Newsletter 
Summer Edition 2017

Once a Marine, always a Marine!
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Thanks for visiting the web site of the Colorado State Department of the Marine Corps League! Feel free to look around at the pages of this site. If you are an honorably discharged Marine or FMF Corpsmen and live in the Colorado Springs area, please consider joining us. That motto "once a Marine, always a Marine" is not just words. You served your country, thank you. Now you can enjoy the comradery of your fellow Marines.
Semper Fidelis!

Colorado to  home to many Marines and the Colorado State Department of the Marine Corps League gives Marines and FMF Corpsmen a chance to be part of an outstanding group of Devil Dogs. The Marine Corps League is comprised of Marines and Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsmen. Our ranks comprise the active, reserves, retired and honorably discharged Marines/FMF Corpsmen with 90 days or more of service. Some of our detachments also have a dedicated auxiliary unit, that welcome all people whom share a interest in the Marine Corps into our ranks as auxiliary members. 

   
 Quarterly Staff Meeting
29 July 2017
 
The next Colorado Department MCL Quarterly Staff meeting will be hosted by the Union Colony #1093 Detachment in Greeley, CO on 29 July 2017. 
 
Schedule of events
11:00 to 12:00 (noon) is Welcome Hour
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch is served
13:00 to Adjournment.    Staff meeting starts promptly

Growl of the Pack will start 15 minutes after Staff meeting is adjourned.

VFW Post 2121 
(970) 352-9743. 
    

                                          Mission Statement​​​​​​​​​

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Oustsanding programs supported by
the Marine Corps League







   
Department of Colorado Event Schedule
                                       For 2017 & 2018

                    Event                                                                     Month/Date/Day                                                                         Location                           
                                                                                                         May
46th Dept. of Colorado Convention                      4-7 May (Thu-Sun) Hosted by Pikes Peak Det.                                          Colorado Springs, CO
Grand Growl of the Pack                                       5 May (Fri)  in conjunction with the Dept. Convention               

                                                                                                         June
Dept. of NM Convention/RM Div. Conference      16-17 Jun (Fri & Sat)                                                                                   Roswell, New Mexico
Summer Edition Newsletter article is due by      30 Jun (Fri)   no later than 12:00 PM/midnight

                                                                                                         July
Dept. Staff meeting & Growl of the Pack              29 July (Sat)                                                     Hosted by Union Colony Marines in Greeley, CO
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                       August  
94th National MCL Convention                             13-18 Aug (Sun-Fri)                                                                              in Overland Park, Kansas
78th Supreme Growl                                             14-16 Aug (Mon-Wed)                                                                           in Overland Park, Kansas
40th Anniversary Marine Corps Memorial           26 Aug (Sat)                                            Celebration held at 6th Ave & Colfax Ave, Colden, CO
Fall Edition Newsletter article is due by              30 Aug (Wed)                                                                           no later than 12:00 PM/midnight    
        
                                                                                                    September
US Marines Memorial 5k/10K walk/run                16 Sept (Sat)                                                                                    Memorial Park, Arvada, CO

                                                                                                    October
Dept. Staff meeting & Growl of the Pack             TBD Oct (Sat)                                           Host Detachment & Location not known at this time  
     
                                                                                                    November
Marine Corps Birth Day                               10 Nov (Fri)                           celebrated the world over
Winter Edition, newsletter article is due by 15 Nov (Tues)               no later than 12:00 PM midnight

                                                                                                     December

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                                                                                                      January 

                                                                                                    February
Dept. Staff meeting & Growl of the Pack TBD Feb (Sat)         Host Det. & Location not known at this time

                                                                                                       March

Spring Edition, Newsletter article is due by                            15 Mar (Thu)   no later than 12:00 PM/midnight

                                                                                                       April
                                                                           
                                                                                                       May

The Frank J. Carroll Detachment will host the 47th Annual Department Convention in Denver, CO during the 1st week of May Exact dates & Location no known at this time.
 
S/F
Garry Gibson
Commandant
Dept. of Colorado
&
Pack Leader
Colorado pack

History​​​​​​​

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.

​The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.