Department Commandants Message
Members and Marines of the Department of New York,
As we approach this weekend, this weekend of Memorial Day, let us look back to those who came before and remember that Armed Forces day is for those currently in uniform, Veterans day is for those who wore the uniform, and this weekend, Memorial day is for all those who never had to chance to take it off.
Maybe we knew some, maybe we didn't, maybe we saw or heard of some who never returned. Memories you'll never forget.
Forget the sales, the parties and even the day off from work. Think about them, our Brothers and Sisters who gave all.
Lastly, ask your friends, your family, your co-workers and so on to please not wish you a happy Memorial day because there is nothing happy about it.
Be well, be safe and remember.
Commandant Wortmann has reported that someone is "Spoofing" his name and sending emails to his contacts, requesting that he needs money, gift cards, or similar things. He is not requesting this, and if you note, the email is not coming from his email address (look at the email address). Please disregard these requests. If its not his email address, then it is a phony.
Updated Convention Information
To All Department of New York Convention Attendee's:
By order of Commandant Wortmann, there has been a change to the Uniform of the day for the Convention. The information below replaces what is on the bottom of the current Convention Agenda. Here is the new Uniform of the Day:
Uniform of the Day: Marine Corps League cover is the only required uniform item for the membership.
Joint Opening Session: White MCL Uniform Shirts with Black or Blue Uniform Trousers, Black Shoes, Marine Corps League Cover
Memorial Service: White MCL Uniform Shirts with Black or Blue Uniform Trousers, Black Shoes, Marine Corps League Cover
Department Staff: White MCL Uniform Shirts with Black or Blue Uniform Trousers, Black Shoes, Marine Corps League Cover
Banquet: Marine Corps League Red Blazer, Black Trousers, Black Shoes; Civilian – Business Attire; Military – Class “A” or Dress Blues
Embassy Suites Informational Updates
Breakfast: The hotel will be going from "grab & go" to a hot breakfast as of 1 June 1st.
Manager's Reception: The reception will be going on in the evening Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 7pm.
Embassy Suites COVID-19 Updates
1) Face Masks: As 19 May, guests will no longer have to wear them. The Embassy Suites ask if that guests that are not vaccinated, that you wear face coverings, however, they cannot ask for proof of being vaccinated.
2) At the bar/manager's reception- we had to ask our guests to order food if they were getting drinks--this is no longer required.
3) ALL EMBASSY SUITES EMPLOYEES ARE STILL REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS
As updated information becomes available, I will send out another update.
Marine of the Year Nominations- The deadline is today. Your package must be post marked by 27 May 2021! Nominate that outstanding Marine in your Detachment!
Don't forget to submit your advance registration for the Convention! Save $2 per Marine if you pre-register!! Today is also the deadline. Your advanced registration must be post marked by the 27 May 201 to receive the advance registration price.
Call To Convention
Memorial Service for PDC William McGowan
Mrs. Sharon McGowan has announced the date for the memorial service for Department Past Commandant William McGowan. It will be held on 23 July 2021 at 10:30am at Saratoga National Cemetery. PDC Rev. Ricardo Sheppard will be in attendance to perform the MCL ritual. Sr. Vice Commandant Thomas Arcuri would like to see a good turnout by the Department.
The Cemetery is in close proximity to the Albany / Troy area. PDC Forbes will be coordinating the color guard.
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. A copy of the rules for Marine of the Year can be downloaded from the Department web site.
All submissions 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 (26 May 2021).
Submissions to be mailed to:
Marine Corps League
Attention: Marine of The Year Committee
PO Box 360
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706-0360
Marine Corps League License Plates
The New York Marine Corps License Plates forms have been updated and now available on the Department of New York Web Site.