Department of Washington
Memorial Day 2020
As we remember our fallen heroes from all the Wars our Country has fought. I would like us all to pray for the families that are left behind as well as the ones who lost their lives protecting our freedom.
We are unable this year to Honor the dead at most of the cemeteries in Washington State as well as many other states. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts as we approach Monday.
There are services that will be televised but the public cannot attend and you may want to watch one of these. Keep your distance and stay home as much as possible. I am looking forward to us meeting again as soon as possible.
Keep our traditions and memories in our young people whether that is children, grandchildren or great grandchildren if we do not teach them of the reason for there right to freedom in this country all the sacrifices that have been made will be for naught.
Everyone take care and stay safe.
Dept of Washington
Fall Staff Meeting
To: All Detachments in Department of Washington
After speaking with the Department Officers the following has been decided on the following:
Elections will be held at the October 2020 Staff Meeting in Yakima Wa on Saturday October 3, 2020 at Oxford Suites for Department of Washington Offices. Any Nominations for Offices in the Department can be made and will be voted on the same as at our normal Department Convention. In order for you to be nominated for an office you will need to have another regular member in good standing nominate you from the floor.
Elections will be held for MODD Offices at the Fall Staff Meeting October 3, 2020 as well. Any nominations for MODD Offices can be nominated from the floor.
Awards for Marine of the Year can be either mailed or brought to the Fall Staff Meeting if mailed they should be mailed to either Randy Ott Awards Committee Chairman or President of the Marine of the Year Society John Moysiuk. All instructions in the Marine of the Year Awards must be followed in order to be considered. The Past Recipients for Marine of the Year who are present will make the decision on the Award and it will be announced at the Staff Meeting Award to be presented in June 2021 at the Convention.
Unit Citations can also be brought to the Fall Staff Meeting. Awards and Ribbons to be given at the Spring Staff Meeting in April 2021 Period of time for the events attended should be the prior year 2019.
MODD-Dog of the Year Nominations should also be brought to the Fall Staff Meeting or submitted to Randy Ott Awards Chairman or to the Pack Leader Bonnie Holden. All Instructions in the MODD Dog of the Year Awards must be followed.
All PLM (Permanent Life Members) Reports should be sent in to the Department Paymaster by the time we have the Fall Staff Meeting. Since we obtained 100 percent participation last year we should expect no less this year. Since we all got our Rosters updated last year should be fairly easy this year.
Convention for 2021 will be voted on prior to the October 2021 Fall Staff Meeting by Detachment 586 Spokane WA to determine their agreement to hold the Convention and the dates available. We will have more on this at the Fall Staff Meeting
I am Praying for all of our Members and Families keep safe and beat the COVID 19 and hope to see you all in October 2020. This is subject to change if the Shelter In requirements continue past this date.
We will have a Dinner somewhere in Yakima WA to congratulate our new Officers for the Department and MODD this is yet to be determined where.
Dept of Washington
Pack Leader MODD
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