Life Members Update

Marines and Associate Members,
If you haven’t already done so, I recommend you read the National Commandant’s message on National’s website at  He gives a lot of information regarding the changes that have happened recently.  I can personally attest the changes have been great in the membership department.  I now have a contact that responds to my inquiries and makes the corrections needed.  This is so wonderful after a year of pleading and begging to get things corrected with no response.
I recently received the Department roster and have been told that the individual Detachment rosters are in the mail, so paymasters keep your eyes on the mail box.  This is the roster you will use to verify your life members any time before December.  You need to send me the last page and have your Commandant and Paymaster sign it attesting all life members are still alive and kicking.  This is what generates those life membership payments, so don’t forget to submit it to me before the end of the year.  It’s also time to start working on those state and federal tax forms.  Send me copies once you have filed them as I am required to pass this information along to National.
As always feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I look forward to being your paymaster for another year.  The best way to get a hold of me is by email at –  Or you can call me at 916-689-4217, you will probably have to leave a messages as I still work a full time job Monday thru Friday, but I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Semper Fi,
Gail Fernandez, Paymaster
Department of California