Fall Staff Meeting 

To: All Detachments in Department of Washington                          


After speaking with the Department Officers the following has been decided on the following:


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


Semper FI


Bonnie Holden


Dept of Washington

Pack Leader MODD

Washington Pack

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About The Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the United States. Its Congressional Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.
Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
The Department of Washington was founded in Seattle nearly 70 years ago and has grown to 15  detachments throughout the state.

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