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9 AUG 2021

Detachment 1317 Initiative: Buy a Brick for Puller Park

The Middlesex Museum and Historical Society has decided to dedicate a piece of their property to a permanent marker for PULLER PARK.  This is a very small piece of land that was dedicated last November when they moved an original marker from a piece of land that had been used as the park was being sold.  A flagpole has been erected and now they are selling memorial bricks to commemorate Chesty's Legacy by having Marines, FMF Corpsman or any Veteran or person wishing to purchase a brick for the park.

To order a brick, fill out the attached and mail it to Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society, PO Box 121 Saluda, Va. 23149.

Brick Order Form PullerPark

You may also order the brick online by clicking here.

Department of Virginia & Mideast Division Calendar

To submit an event for the Department of Virginia Calendar, please email

2020 MCL Midwinter Staff Conference will be Feb 27 – Feb 29, 2020 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside - 777 Waterside Dr, Norfolk VA 23510. group code: MCL Phone: (757-622-6664) Room rate includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy. $129.00 per night + prevailing tax (currently 14%) Resort Charge: $3.00. Please make your room reservation direct to the hotel. Reservations made by calling the hotel or 1-800-325-3535 and mentioning the Marine Corps League Mid-Winter Conference Breakfast: Complimentary 2 per room daily Internet: Complimentary High Speed. Banquet Dinner: $60 max inclusive Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking if staying at hotel.

2020 Department of Maryland Convention will be 7-9 May 2020 at Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842. 410-524-7777 Mention 'Marine Corps League' to get group room rate. Fri AM -Opening Ceremony. Fri PM -Pack Growl. Sat AM -MCL Meeting. Sat Night -Banquet More details to follow.

2020 Department of Delaware Convention will be May 9, 2020 Heritage Shores Golf Clubhouse, One Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, Delaware 19933. Lunch will be served. POC- Frank Mathers, Commandant Department of Delaware,, 301-520-8051

2020 Department of Virginia Convention will be May 8, 9 2020 at Lakewood Manor 1900 Lauderdale Drive Richmond, VA Hotel: The hotel that the Department of Virginia is working with should have additional information shortly reference pricing, etc. Point of Contact: Mark Moore, Commandant James M. Slay Detachment #329

2020 Department of West Virginia Department Convention will be May 15-17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Express, 50 Martin Street, Elkins, WV 26241 hosted by Leland D. “Crow” Crawford Detachment #956. Room rate $100.00 per night. Phone: 304-630-2266. . Hotel registration deadline is April 29, 2020. Free parking and continental breakfast 6 -10 a.m. Banquet $30 and will be buffet style. POC is Roger Ware 304-636-4365 or Please do not call the hotel to make your reservations as
Detachment 956 will make reservations when you send them your payment. Once your payment is received your name will be given to the hotel under the Code MCL.. This is to take advantage of the tax exempt status. There is a flyer attached which can be used for advance registration, hotel and banquet.

2020 Department of North Carolina Department Convention 50th Anniversary will be June 12-13, 2020 at the Hilton Charlotte Universary Hotel, 8629 J M Keynes Dr. Charlotte, MC 28262. 833-238-5101 Hosted by Pfc Bruce Larson Detachment #1242 and Charlotte Detachment #750

2020 Mideast Division Conference will be June 19-21, 2020 hosted by Dept of Virginia at Holiday Inn, 5655 Greenwich Road, Va Beach, VA 23462. Room rate $120 plus 14% tax – total $138.80, 1-800-567-3856 or 757-499-4400 – (dial 0) use code: MED. You can start reservation after July 12, 2019.

2020 MCL National Convention will be Augus t 10-15, 2020 at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL, 32118 Phone: 888-217- 5507. Room rate: $145.00 includes tax, Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast. Reservation open on Monday August 12, 2019 at 10 AM EST.

2021 MCL Midwinter Staff Conference February 24– 28 2021 Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, 777 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA Group Code: MCL Phone: (757-622-6664) Room rate includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy. $129.00 per night + prevailing tax (currently 14%) Please make your room reservation directly to the hotel.

2021 Mideast Division Conference hosted by the Department of Delaware 16, 17, 18 April 2021 Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center (Oceanfront) 1 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 Phone: 800-422-0600 | 302-227-2511 Room rate $105.00 plus fees. Discounted breakfast, parking included. Reservations may be made now. *Reservation may be made now by calling 1-800-422-0600, refer to the Mideast Division Marine Corps League Block #9579 arriving Friday, April 16, 2021. Reservations are open.

2021 MCL National Convention will be August 6-14, 2021 at Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E Adams St, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Room rate is $129.95 with tax included. Free breakfast, free parking and WiFi. Pet friendly. Phone. 217-789-1530