Paymaster Report

Gail Fernandez : July 9, 2017 17:55 : Paymaster

Marines and Associate Members,
So the 2017 Convention is in the history books and it was a great success. Many thanks to the Simi Valley Detachment for hosting a memorable event. I had a great time as did my husband Jess. He won a club in the golf tournament for the longest drive – Sacramento to Simi Valley, LOL.
There were some major changes voted on by the membership. Effective 9/1/2017, Department dues are increasing to $11.00. Detachments should look at what their current membership dues are and if necessary consider raising them. However, you may want to wait until after the National convention in August, to make sure they do not raise National dues also.
The membership also voted to reduce the number of conferences held each year. There will now only be one conference and one convention per year. This year the fall conference has been cancelled. This was done for cost saving purposes. There will be a spring conference in San Fernando and the 2018 Convention will be held in Clovis. Information will be posted on the website for these events.
I hosted a paymaster’s class during the convention and it was very informative for those who attended as well as myself. We bounced a lot of information off of each other regarding all the changes going on. The paymaster’s manual has been updated and will be posted on the website.
A few reminders for everyone, the tax year is now closed so you should be preparing to file your taxes. They must be filed by 15 November. Be sure to send me copies of your 990 & 199. Your RRF goes to the Judge Advocate. The June rosters should be out soon, this will be the roster that you use to verify your life members. If you have questions about this refer to the paymaster’s manual.
And lastly, I frequently get questions regarding contact information for Department officers and staff. Usually whatever is being asked can be found on the Department website – mclcal.org. Please take advantage of this valuable information. For those of you who don’t know me personally, I still work full time and sometimes it takes me a while to return your emails. Thank you all for your patience.
As always feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Semper Fi,
Gail Fernandez, Paymaster
Department of California
8921 Hollowstone Way
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-689-4217
Paymaster.mcl.ca@gmail.com

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Dues renewal information

Gail Fernandez : March 28, 2017 17:20 : Paymaster

As adopted by the Board of Trustees at the 2017 Spring Conference in Clovis, yearly members with expiration dates of 4/1/2017 thru 8/1/2017 do not need to pay dues to the Department of California.  These members will still need to pay the reduced amount of $10.00 to National.  All members will be receiving a 9/1/17 expiration date and National will no longer be sending out renewal notices so it will be up to the Detachments to notify their members when they need to pay dues.  Once a member has the new 9/1/17 expiration date, the dues go back to the regular amount of $20.00 to National and $9.00 to Department.

Members who expired prior to 4/1/2017 will still need to pay the $9.00 Department dues and the appropriate National amount.  If you are uncertain please send me an email or give me a call.

Thank you all for your patience during this transition period.  It has been challenging and I appreciate all of the support you have given me.

Semper Fi,
Gail Fernandez, Paymaster
MCL Dept. of CA
Paymaster.mcl.ca@gmail.com

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Paymaster Message

Gail Fernandez : October 30, 2016 05:48 : Paymaster

Marines and Associate Members,

I just emailed the 30 September rosters to all of the paymasters and commandants that I have email addresses for.  If you are a paymaster or commandant and did not receive it, please send me an email as I probably do not have your email address.  National will no longer be mailing them to the individual detachments.

All detachments are required to have their Federal 990 and State 199 taxes filed by 15 November.  I have already received copies from many of you.  If you still haven’t done them, you need to do so soon, and send me copies.  I am required to report to National who has complied.

You also need to send me your life member certifications.  This is how you get payments from National for your life members.  Use your 30 June roster and the Commandant and Paymaster need to sign the last page certifying all of your life members are correct.  I must forward these to National prior to 30 December to be entitled to the payments.

The Department Commandant is planning on having break out classes at the next Department Convention which will be next June in Simi Valley hosted by Detachment 597.  One of the classes will be for paymasters.  If you are a paymaster or would just like to get the information consider attending. 

More information regarding the convention will be posted on the website.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Semper Fi,

Gail Fernandez, Paymaster
Department of California
8921 Hollowstone Way
Sacramento, CA  95828
916-689-4217
Paymaster.mcl.ca@gmail.com

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Life Members Update

Gail Fernandez : July 19, 2016 03:38 : Paymaster

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 mclnational.org.  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 – paymaster.mcl.ca@gmail.com.  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

 

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