Det 597 Report

MARINES, CORPSMEN AND ASSOCIATES,

The General Meeting on 07 April 2016 was a very interesting and very
busy evening at the MCL Det 597 meeting at the Elks Lodge.

We had Financial Advisor, Jim Spach give his presentation and stayed
after to answer questions from the members. We had a lot of action
from the floor with everybody meeting new people and interacting with
each other….the 597 is growing with many quality people.
Keep it going folks!

The 597 would like to welcome aboard the following new
Members and Associates:

MARINES Sponsored By:
Kenneth Ervin Barger………………………….Jerry German
Jim Wagner……………………………………….Matt Valenzuela

ASSOCIATES______________________ Sponsored By:
Dave Opfer…………………………………………Ben Pfister
Toni D. Reed……………………………………….Jerry German
Deborah Sands……………………………………Jim Wagner

To all of the new Members…welcome to the 597 Family! Now that you
are a member of the Detachment, we are looking forward to helping you
in any way we can, helping you grow with the 597 as you help us grow
as well.

You never know where you are going to find the next Marine or Associate
member. Talk to people wherever your day takes you, especially if they are
wearing a cap or shirt that designates their service. Take every opportunity
to invite an active Warrior or a Veteran to dine with us every first Thursday
of the month. If they eat hamburgers only once a month, let it be at our
meetings.

Unlike other Veteran Organizations, we are not a “Members Only” organization. Many Marines bring their spouses and adult children to the meetings, as we are a family-oriented organization. As a matter of fact,
many spouses become Associates and then go on to become Chairperson
of Committees, as for example, the following Associates:

Jill Boucher, wife of an Associate, tends the Reception Desk
Valeria Galvan, wife of a Marine, Chairs the Picnic Committee.
Kathie Martinez, wife of a Marine, brings the yum, yum, desserts.
Cindy Merager, Mom of a Marine, heads M.O.M. (Mother of Marines section)
Taj O’Toole, wife of a Marine, is the 597 Paymaster,
Toni “Big Red” Trotman, Mom of a Marine, is Director of Associates and
Monthly Meeting Raffles.

See, there’s room for you, too. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of your Marine Family and if your time permits, join or Head a committee.

See you all, with your new guests, on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday,
05 May 2016 at the Elks.