UPDATE:  Saturday, 26 November.  
 

We conducted our monthly meeting!

 

However, the actual Toy Drive continues.  The Marine Forces Reserve, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion's Campaign stops accepting toys & donations: 15 Dec 2022.  Toy distribution begins: 23 Nov 2022 (Registered nonprofit organizations).

 

The mission of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. 

 

Camp Pendleton 4th LAR, Marine Forces Reserves (MARFORRES) is our POC.  Our local Distribution Sites are: Circle of Care Ministries & Western Eagle Foundation, both in Temecula.  This is where we will eventually be delivering our toys to or the Marines will pick up the toys from us. 
 

I put in a request to 4th LAR Bn to do a pickup during our meeting.  If you still have a desire to contribute toys until the 15 Dec deadline, I attached a list of locations, on the last page of our Agenda, where you can drop toys off. 
 

These are the locations Ken Lepore has dropped off boxes & posters.  Any questions, contact Ken or myself, Larock. Ken (drops off toys boxes & posters to Toy Drop Sites & picks them up), Larock (works with 4th LAR), Eric Eckman (our UPS connection) & Rita (runs it @ the Colony).

UPDATE (and REMINDER) --- 11 November 2022:

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 —— Our Detachment Treasurer and Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Larock Benford addresses the audience at VFW Temecula’s celebration of the Marine Corps’ 247 Birthday.

During the celebration, the traditional cake cutting was conducted; pieces of cake were handed to recognize the guest of honor, the oldest Marine present, along with the youngest Marine in attendance; a symbolic gesture of handing down the Corps’ legacy and traditions from the old generation to the new. 

 

Also ---- bring a fellow Marine to our next meeting, Saturday, 26 November at 0900; location is VFW Post 1508, Waite St., Wildomar, CA 92595

4 November 2022:

 

Thanks and Semper Fidelis to.....

 

ROMOLAND UPS for taking part in our T4T Campaign!

 

LAROCK BENFORD for distributing T4T posters to Romoland UPS and 4th Light Armored Reconaissance Battalion/Marine Forces Reserve at MCB Camp Pendleton.

 

KEN LEPORE for distributing collection boxes and posters, managing over 25 T4T locations.

 

--For all, we still need your help, so next meeting, please bring in new, unwrapped toys to support our Toys For Tots Campaign!

29 October 2022 ---

 

Swearing our newest member, Allen Montemongo, who served in the Marine Corps from 1991 to 1994.  

 

WELCOME, Allen and Semper Fidelis!

 

REMINDER --- The West Coast Drill Instructors Association (WCDIA) is hosting a Veterans Ball in celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday on Saturday, 5 November at the Pechanga Casino and Resort. 

 

See/click on below link if you are interested in purchasing tickets!

 

WCDIA Veteran and Sponsors USMC Birthday Ball November 5, 2022 – West Coast Drill Instructors Association

Join the Marine Corps League

 

We count among our members, officers and enlisted.  We have pounded the ground, flown in the air, saved lives as corpsmen. 
 

We've stormed the beaches and served at sea.  We've worked in personnel and administration, and along the way, through our MOS assignments, we have also found ourselves in communication, logistics, utilities and intelligence. 

 

We've served our nation not only at home but in conflicts in the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.  Nevertheless, our common bond, that which unites us all, regardless of our current stations in life, is that We Are All Marines.

 

If you want to rekindle that "esprit de corps" that only Marines can share, swap old sea stories, catch up with old friends or make some new friends, we invite you to come to our meetings and see who we are and what we do.

 

You've already earned the title United States Marine so we'd like to welcome you aboard!

 

 

 

We meet the last Saturday of

 

every month at 0900 hours,

 

except in December.

 

 

PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT:

 

-Open Arms, Open Hearts to assist military families in need, including the "Back-to-School" project to provide WalMart gift cards to children of active duty military & veterans.

 

-Wounded Warrior Program

-Toys For Tots

-Temecula Valley Young Marines

-6 High School Marine/Navy JROTCs

-Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org)

-4 Paws 4 Patriots (www.4paws4patriots.org)

-VFW Motorcycle Club - Empire Chapter

-Manzanita Ranch

-Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN)

-The volunteers who collect & donate gowns to Marine Corps Ball attendees at Camp Pendleton 

We thank these special groups

for their enduring support:

Wildomar VFW Post 1508

Temecula Valley VFW Post 4089

Stone Church Brewery (Corona, Temecula & Riverside, CA)

Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival for Veterans

Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN)