It has been a very busy four months as your Department Commandant. It is always a pleasure to represent each of you while we are accomplishing the many missions of the MCL.
I have had the honor of representing our Department at the below activities:
September PA War Veterans Council Meeting
The State Veterans Commission, I have again delegated my duties to PDC Powell to represent the Department however, I am in attendance for all of the State Veterans Commission meetings as my full time job requires me to present reports to the State Veterans Commission at each of its meetings. The September SVC Meeting was cancelled.
In august I attended the National Convention. Marines, our Department is leading the way. Coupled with the Departments of New Jersey and New York we had 30 percent of the vote at convention
Attended the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Advisory Council Meeting in September and October
I continue to submit the required reports the North East Division Vice-Commandant on our activities as a Department for further forwarding to the National Commandant each month.
I have resumed visiting Detachments. In September I made a visit to Gettysburg Battlefield Detachment.
I challenge all of you to become more active in Veterans issues. Our department has a voice but each of your Detachments also has a voice. We need to make ourselves known in the PA General Assembly and in the US Congress. Please pay attention to the legislative report. There are many things we need to take action on and make our opinion known. We need to be proactive.
I hope everyone enjoys the BBQ lunch. We are working very hard to do things that make our meetings enjoyable while accomplishing the required business.
I have also been working very hard with my peer Commandants to find new and innovative ways to increase our membership. We are coming up with some great ideas; please listen to the ideas that are presented with optimism. If you have an idea please present it! We want to hear your ideas.
Finally we have a resolution on the card and Label program.