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MCL Department of Virginia Spring Convention 2024

We Hope to See You There!!!  Make Your Reservations Today!!!

Elections and Installations for Department will occur during this meeting!

When: 17-18 May 2024

Hosting Detachment: Loudoun # 1205

Location:  Holiday Inn Washington Dulles

45425 Holiday Drive | Dulles, Virginia 20166

Room rate:  $129.00 per night plus tax until 17 April 2024

Reservations Call: 703-471-7411 / Specify: Marine Corps League

Business Meeting:  Holiday Inn Washington Dulles (Middleburg Room)

0900 – 1200                    Business Meeting

1200 – 1330                    Lunch on your own locally

1330 – 1500                    MODD Growl

1730 – 2100                    Banquet - $50.00 per plate

Please order and pay in advance (NLT 17 April 2024) for the banquet by sending a check made out to MCL 1205 to this address:
MCL 1205
PO Box 162
Purcellville  VA  20134    OR    via ZELLE at 540-230-6282


For those coming in Friday night our Detachment is hosting a Social

Location:             LOUDOUN COUNTY VFW POST 1177

401 Old Waterford Rd NW Leesburg, VA 20176

Time:                    1600 -2100   (Dinner and Drinks included)


Preparation Actions before you come to the Dept Spring Convention. Detailed information has been sent to each Detachment Commandant regarding each item.

Department Marine of the Year submissions
Department Associate of the Year submissions
Department Newsletter Competition submissions
Department Scholarship applications

All of the above need to be in the mail to the appropriate POC NLT 1 May 2024 so that they reach us in time and can be reviewed by the appropriate Committees/Chairs at the Spring Convention.  Please see your Detachment Commandants for the specifics.

Also, the normal Detachment Activity Report should be emailed to the Dept Adjutant, David Hord, at least one week prior to the Spring Convention.

If you have any Eagle Scout Awards that have been presented, please ensure Frank Garvey gets that information.  Details will be sent to the Detachment Commandants regarding this as well.


MCL Mideast Division Conference 2024

When: 28-30 June 2024

Where: Holiday Inn

301 Foxcroft Avenue,

Martinsburg, WV 25401 (855) 209-3792

Registration details and agenda will be posted soon.


MCL National Convention 2024

When: 12-16 August 2024


7133 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


RESERVATION CODE: “MCL” or “Marine Corps League”


2023 MCL Department of Virginia
Fall Meeting

When: 6 - 7 Oct 2023
Where: Comfort Inn & Suites at 4051 Innslake Drive in Glen Allen, VA 23060
Room Rate of $98 per night until 6 Sept 2023 (Reservations: 804-217-9200)


  • Friday evening, 6 Oct 2023: Social at the hotel
  • Saturday:
    • Business Meeting: 09-1200
    • Lunch: 1200-1330
    • MODD Growl: 1330-1500
  • More Details to follow!

2023 MCL Department of Virginia
Spring Convention

Successfully conducted on 19-20 May 2023
THANK YOU to all Detachments and members who supported!!!
THANK YOU to Mickey Finn Detachment #333 for hosting!!!

Business Conducted:

  • Annual financial audit
  • Annual elections and installation of Department officers
  • Approval of Department Bylaws and Admin Procedures with minor changes/corrections. Final to be posted soon.
  • Dept Fall Meeting dates pending Slay Det 329 elections. Location is Richmond area.
  • Still need Detachment host for Spring Convention 2024!!!
  • Growl conducted after General meeting

2023 MCL Department of Virginia
Spring Convention

When: 19-20 May 2023
Where: Mickey Finn Detachment # 333
Address: 18736 Fuller Heights Rd, Triangle, Virginia 22172


  • Friday, May 19: Social night at the Finn detachment building at 1800
  • Saturday, May 20: Breakfast at the Finn detachment from 0700-0830
  • Dept Staff meeting prior to the regular meeting on Sat at 0830.
  • Dept Meeting will begin at 0900
  • Dept Growl will begin at 1300.
  • Saturday evening dinner at 18:00.
    o Dinner cost is $40 per head. Send your check to the Mickey Finn
    Detachment #333....Indicate if you want Fish or Steak. Mailing address for this payment is: Mickey Finn Detachment, PO Box 468, Triangle, Va. 22172

Click for more info and Schedule - Spring Convention 2023

UPDATED!! PROPOSED Dept of VA Admin Procedures May 2023


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.