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Commandant
 Robert Hamady
Sr. Vice Commandant
Rob Burke
Jr. Vice Commandant
Sam Eaton
Paymaster
Scott Hicks
  
Adjutant
 Rob McCuan
Judge Advocate
Pete Van Woerden
Chaplain
Dwight Boyd
Sgt-at-Arms
Andre Sanchez
Web Sgt. / Grants Officer
Rocco Imbesi
  
Past Commandant
Gregg Burke
Trustees 2 Year:
Loy Roberson
Ernie Wheeler
Brian Daniels
 
Trustees 1 Year:
Darren Surney
Gerald Miller
Wayne Klootwyk
 
 
Hobart Marine Corps League
Bi-Monthly Newsletter
May / June 2019
 
WELCOME:
  
Hope you enjoy the reporting of our activities at the detachment. If you have information to add, call me at 219-736-9782
 
SICK CALL: 
 
Past Commandant, Terry Connell, 526 Lawrence Street, Hobart, IN 46342-2416, is scheduled for surgery at Jesse Brown. ?Also, Wayne Klootwyk 6634 Kentucky Place, Merrillville, IN 46410-2733, at home recovering from major surgery. Pete Van Woerden is at home recovering from ice sidewalk related fall. Finally, Joey Pajonk Jr., 120 Hill Crest Street, Hobart, IN 46342-3640, is at home recovering from surgery at Jesse Brown. The Detachments thourghts and prayers are with them for a speedy recovery. Get Well card would surely help them on the road to getting up and going again.
 
MARINE OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Congratulation to Dwight "Twiggy" Boyd for receiving this prestigious detachment award. Chaplain Boyd is active in the Honor Guard, Legion Bike Riders, Gun Shows, and other duties when called upon to promote the ideals of the Marine Corps League. We need more volunteers like Dwight. One of our Marine expressions: "Earned, Never Given."
Nice job Twiggy!
 
APRIL INSTALLATION AND DINNER:
 
The 2019/2020 Detachment Officers received their Marine Corps League Oath of Office from Dunes Commandant, Reggie Hess and Indiana Department Senior Vice Commandant, JimAtkinson. Detachment Senior Vice Commandant Rob Burke did a superb job for getting and serving the food which was a great selection and delicious. Thanks to Rob and your staff of assistants for the wonderful meal.
 
COMMANDANT'S APPOINTMENTS:

Commandant Bob has appointed the following members to positions on his staff for the 2019/2020 year:
 
Chief of Staff - Past Commandant, Gregg Burke
Detachment Official Photographer - Sam Gudino
Detachment Quartermaster - Ed Spak
 
They will do a great job. I appreciate their help in running the Detachment this year. My thank to Gregg, Sam and Ed for accepting these positions. Semper Fi.
 
MARINE CORPS LADIES AUXILIARY IS GONE!

President Sharon Klootwyk reproted that due to a lack of interest, she has disbanded the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. They were a great compliment to our Detachment and were serious supporters and will miss them. We hope they will join us as associates. In the meantime, thanks for the great memories.
 
DETACHMENT ROLL CALL:

Dwight Boyd was elected to American Legion Post 54 as Chaplain. Also elected to American Legion Post 54 as Post Services Officer was Joey Pajonk. Good luck to Joey and Dwight on their duties. The American Legion Post #54 needs new members and a Post Commander. If interested, call the Legion First Vice Commander Tom Jackson at 219-942-7597.
 
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE INFORMATION: 

Regulations require that one wear your official cover to be admitted to Marine Corps League meetings. - NO EXCEPTIONS

MARINE CORPS INFORMATION:

The Marine Times is reporting that the New Commandant of the Marines has directed that all Marines while standing at attention for the Marines Hymn will NOW sing out loud the Marines' Hymn. Wow!
 
MAY 2019 DETACHMENT EVENTS:

May 15th - Hobart ROTC Awards
May 18th - Armed Forces Day
May 26th - American Legion 1st District Calumet Park Cemetery Memorial Day Service
May 27th - Doughboy Memorial Service at 11 AM. Luncheon Rec after service at Post 54
 
JUNE 2019 DETACHMENT EVENTS:

June 6th - Normandy Invasion (75th Anniversary)
June 7th thru June 9th - Indiana Convention, Fishers, Indiana
June 14th - Flag Day (Evening Program Burn at American Legion Post 54)
June 17th - Marine Corps League Meeting with guest speaker 1830 hours
 
Always Faithful...Always Forward
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