Marine Corps League - Department of New York E-Blast
Email Distribution List Issues!
We have been experiencing issues sending out information to our distribution list. Some members may have received a message in the past couple of days, but most did not. My current service provider has determined that sending many messages out is considered SPAM and had blocked it. Therefore, we are now experimenting with the use of Constant Contact to get our word out. The one draw back is that we cannot attach files to the messages, and as such, we will be providing links to the respective websites where these files can be found.
I do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. ....SPT
Department of New York Raffle
The Department of New York Raffle tickets are now available. The tickets are $10.00 each. Each Detachment can take 20% of each ticket sold ($2.00 per ticket). All monies, AFTER the Detachment takes their 20%, AND the stubs shall be sent to:
17 Allen Court
Staten Island, NY 10310-2706
New Forms from National
National Headquarters has released new versions of the following forms for 2020:
• Notice of Death
• Request for Transfer
• Report of Officer Installation – Detachment
A new version of the membership transmittal was released on 2-13-2019 and should also be used. All older versions are now obsolete and should not be used.
The forms can be downloaded from the Marine Corps League National Library at https://www.mcleaguelibrary.org/
Also on the Department of New York web site https://www.mclnewyork.net/index.php/forms
Change of Address for Chaplain
Our Chaplain has reported a new address to send in your Notice of Death. If using USPS to send in your notice of death, please use the following address:
6558 Sargent Rd.
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Direct Deposit from National
Moving forward, Marine Corps League National Headquarters will be issuing PLM (Permanent Life Member) dividends via Direct Deposit directly to the Detachments account . In the next few weeks, the Department Adjutant will be sending a Direct Deposit Authorization form to each Detachment Paymaster.
The Detachment can simply provide a voided check, or have your financial institution complete the needed information in section 3 of the form. While this is currently not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Your Detachment will receive your PLM dividend much fast directly into your account.
Here is a projected time table for the transition:
2020 – PLM Distribution to DEPARTMENT will only be done via electronic transfer (no check)
2021 – PLM Distribution to DEPARTMENT and to those Detachments who have provided the information.
For document security purposes, the voided checks and forms, there will be no copies of these documents kept by the Department (a log entry that you sent it in will be recorded in the Department records). Once the information has been recorded in a secure system, the documents /voided checks will be destroyed.
In an effort to organize a committee focused on Suicide Prevention and Awareness through “Creating Hope-Saving Lives” with the goal of reducing the number of daily Veterans successfully committing suicide from 22 to Zero, I am asking everyone to communicate our recruitment effort to each of their Detachment members.
I need volunteers willing to form a readiness force to engage in the Mission to save Marines’ and other Warriors’s Lives. Mission 22-Zero.
These Marines. Associates and Auxiliary members do not need a background in psychology or formal degrees. What they will require is the passion to touch lives with a message of Hope and the ear to listen with a heart to empathize. Training will be provided via the VA and other organizations throughout the state. There will be a structure developed which will facilitate communication, encouragement and mentoring.
There is a 2 day training in Suicide Prevention being put on by the WNY Law Enforcement Helpline Board of Directors in Cheektowaga, NY on May 8-9. I will be attending. Any individual desiring to participate, let me know. (FYI, I have attended their T.R.A.U.M.A. and " Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support" Training and will be attending their Advanced ICIPS course in Feb. they do a great job).
This project is in its infancy and we seek to identify willing detachment, area and department level leadership in this Mission.
If you or those whom you know are interested contact me ASAP.
I thank you in advance for your help with this Mission.
“Creating Hope-Saving Lives.” Mission 22 to Zero; “Working Together - Working in Harmony”
A W Hazzard, Jr.
Cell 607 368-6525. Fax 607 358-9179
Southwest Area Vice Commandant
Department of New York
PO Box 354
245 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843-0354
Department of New York Marine of the Year
Once again, the Department of New York encourages Detachments to nominate that outstanding Marine for Department Marine of the Year.
It must be addressed and mailed to the Department of New York Adjutant. It must be post marked no later than 15 days prior to the opening date of the Department of New York Convention (27 May 2020).
A copy of the rules for Marine of the Year can be downloaded from the Department web site at https://www.mclnewyork.net/index.php/department-documents.
Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal Application Process
The medal is awarded by the government of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs using their criteria for awarding the medal.
Eligibility for the medal is usually contingent on dates of service (Korea War June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 and/ or Participating in Peacekeeping Operations to the end of 1955). Enclosed is the application to apply for the award. The application does require a copy of your DD Form 214 with the application. Complete the application, enclose a copy of the DD 214 and mail directly to:
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York
Attn: Ambassador for Peace Medal Application
460 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Ambassador for Peace Medal Application Form
Date of Birth:
Service Branch (Army, Navy, Air Force):
Regiment during the Korean War:
Rank during the Korean War:
Have you had the opportunity to return to Korea with the "Revisit Korea" program? Yes/No
* Please provide a copy of the veteran's certificate of release or discharge form activity duty for verification purposes.
**Updated Department Roster 12/1/19