A Message from the Department Commandant!
Call To Convention
The Marine Corps League Department of New York’s 89th Annual Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, located at 6646 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, New York 13057 from 1 October 2020 to 3 October 2020. All reservations should be made with the hotel by calling (315) 446 – 3200 and advising them that you will be participating with the Marine Corps League - Department of New York Convention, or you can book your reservation online using this link: https://bit.ly/2YFwqp7.
The room rate is $101.00 per night. The group rate may be extended three days before and three days after the official meeting dates, subject to space availability. To receive the guaranteed room rate, your reservation MUST be made by 1 September 2020.
We are recommending that Detachments register their delegates in advance. The advance registration rate is five ($5.00) dollars and must be postmarked by 16 September 2020, otherwise the registration fee per person is seven ($7.00) dollars.
The entire Convention packet is avaliable - convention pack
The convention packet will include:
· Commandant Wortmann’s Call for Convention invitation
· Adjutant's Memorandum
· Convention Credential Chairman Tina Olsen Memorandum
· Convention Delegates Registration Form
· Banquet Menu and RSVP Form
· 7th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament Registration and Sponsor Form
· Convention Ad Journal Form
· Convention Agenda
· Proposed Bylaw Changes
All electronic versions of the forms can be filled out on your computer.
Bring recognition to your Detachment, business, and/or organization by placing an Ad in our Journal. Do you play golf? Come out and join the Golf Tournament and support the New York Marine Corps League Foundation. If you don’t play golf, how about having your Detachment, business and/or organization sponsor a hole!
We encourage all Detachments to participate in all aspects of the convention. We would love to see you see you there. The convention is conveniently located. Join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.
Be a part of it, it your League!
National Convention - Cancelled
The National Commandant announced today, that after careful consideration, the National Board of Trustees has decided that it is in the best interest of all our members that we cancel the 2020 National Convention in Daytona Beach Florida. The cancellation had been completed with the Marine Corps League attorneys, just yesterday. They did not expect the hotel to start refunds immediately, so some of you may have been notified before the official announcement was made.
You can view the announcement from National Commandant Dennis Tobin on Facebook using this link: https://www.facebook.com/mclnational/videos/256024322331284/
For those who had reservations, please check your credit cards to ensure the proper amounts have been refunded. If there is an issue, please contact the hotel. If it is still not resolved, as per Commandant Tobins remarks, you can contact him.
DC Battle of the Barbeque
A message from National COO Bob Borka:
This is a little unorthodox for me to send but thought it important to virtually help defend a title representing a Marine Corps Veteran in the DC Battle of the BBQ against all other service branches.
From June 1 to June 21, the DC Battle of the Barbeque will take place virtually. This benefits the USO. There is a USO Military Chef Cook Off featuring the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
VOTE for the team representing Marine Corps service - MGySgt Jeremiah Burns (USMC/Ret). Click on this link to check them out:
It looks like the other branches of the military are making a full court press to take the defending champion's title. Let's keep it with our Marine!
Here is the link to vote: https://bbqindc.com/uso-military-chef-cook-off-vote/
New York State Begins Opening Up
Governor Cuomo has begun to opening up parts of the state in phases, based on seven metrics. Once those seven metrics are met, then that region can begin phase one opening.
All regions of the state except New York City are now in Phase 1 or 2. New York City will enter phase 1 of reopening on June 8.
Once your region reaches a phase that allows your Detachment to resume meetings (the criteria for phase 3 & 4 is not currently posted). We encourage Detachments to resume normal operations as soon as possible. You do not need authorization from the Department to do so.
We remind everyone to comply with the New York State Guidelines for reopening, and maintain social distancing.
To see the opening criteria, please visit New York States "Reopening New York" at https://forward.ny.gov/