March 2015 Commandants Message
The month of March will be a busy time for the Detachment. As Commandant I will have the privilege of representing the Detachment at the Department of Utah Meeting scheduled for 7 March located in Salt Lake City. There are a total of ten Detachments throughout the state of Utah. They are:
Steven H. Cantonwine #1315 Cedar City
Utah West Detachment #1332 West Valley City
LCPL Dion J. Stephenson #1014 Bountiful
Headquarters Detachment #1215 Salt Lake City
SGT Rodney M. Davis #1251 Tooele
Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 St George
Cpl Gerald Max Rick Detachment #1352 Logan
Price Detachment #515 Price
Wasatch Detachment #1291 Orem
Lt. Serge B. Simmons Detachment #1159 Ogden
I am comfortable in stating that we have the largest number of Detachment Members in the Department and we are still growing! OORAH!!
As previously published, the Department Commandant was scheduled to visit Dixie Detachment last month. Her schedule has been changed to Saturday, 14 March. We are prepared, notwithstanding the fact that it has become necessary to relocate from the Elks to the Dixie Applied Technology College (located at the old airport ticket office). Anyone not familiar with the location, please contact their Fire Team Leader. The time element remains the same: 0830, Continental Breakfast; 0900, Meeting begins.
We are fortunate that Steve Ikuta (Staff Judge Advocate) will again present a Get to know your Fellow Marine, slide presentation. Let me take this opportunity to also request that Marines ensure that they complete a questionnaire concerning their background and experience before joining the Detachment. Additionally, for those who would like to update their background questionnaire, please do so. The form is located in the computer or, for those who are not computer friendly, necessary forms will be available at the next meeting.
Subjects that will be discussed during March: (1) 8th Annual Golf Tournament and (2) Marine Corps Ball. I believe a call has already been sent out seeking members to participate in the two TOP committees. I am asking ALL HANDS to seriously consider participating in at least one of the Committees. There are a number of different requirements to ensure successful and enjoyable events. For example: seeking sponsors; sitting signs on a golf tee; handing out literature; collecting money; being at the activity to help wherever needed, and of course, if you are a golfer, PLAY GOLF .