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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2017

Department of West Virginia Quarterly Meeting

 The Department Quarterly Meeting will be held on 14 January 2017, hosted by Wood County Detachment 1087 in Parkersburg WV (LOCATION CHANGE) at the VFW Post 1212, 1630 Garfield Ave, Parkersburg WV 26101.  The Staff Officers Meeting is 0930 (9:30 AM) with general business meeting at 1000 (10 AM).  A West Virginia Pack Growl will immediately follow Department Meeting.
The uniform code has been modified for the Department Quarterly Meetings as members can wear polo shirts and pants, with fore and aft cover.  The uniform code must be followed for the Department Convention.

Here are driving directions:
From Clarksburg: Take Rt 50 W and take the ramp toward CR-14/US-50/Division St/Downtown 0.3 mi, right ontoWV-14 0.6 mi.  Turn right onto Juliana St (WV-14/WV-68/WV-618) 0.1 mi, Continue on Juliana St (WV-14/WV-68) 278 ft.  Turn left onto 8th St (WV-14/WV-68/WV-618) 423 ft.  Continue on Murdoch Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 0.8 mi, then left onto 19th St 0.2 mi, left onto Garfield Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 0.1 mi and the VFW is on your left.

From Charleston: Take I-77 N toward Parkersburg (I-77) 71.9 mi.  Take exit 173 toward Camden Ave (WV-95) 0.3 mi, turn left onto Little Kanawha River Rd toward Camden Ave/Downtown 187 ft/, then left onto Camden Ave (WV-95) 2.9 mi, and right onto Division St (WV-14) 390 ft.  Continue on WV-14 0.8 mi, then right onto Juliana St (WV-14/WV-68/WV-618) 0.1 mi.  Continue on Juliana St (WV-14/WV-68) 278 ft, then left onto 8th St (WV-14/WV-68/WV-618).  Continue on Murdoch Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 0.8 mi, then left onto 19th St 0.2 mil, and left onto Garfield Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 0.1 mi.  The VFW is on your left.

From Wheeling:  Take I-70 W toward Columbus to exit 180A toward Marietta onto I-77 S 44.7 mi.  Take exit 179 toward Emerson Ave onto WV-68 S (Emerson Ave) 4.8 mi, then left onto Ohio Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 524 ft.  Continue on Garfield Ave (WV-14/WV-68) 0.4 mi.  The VFW is on the left.(Weather Permitting)

FEBRUARY 2017

 

MARCH 2017

Marine Corps League Mid-Winter National Staff Conference

The 2017 MCL Midwinter Staff Conference will be held 2 - 4 March 2017 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  Use group code: MCLMDWINTER17 when making reservations.  Phone: 540-786-8321.  Room rate, which includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy, is $89.00 per night + prevailing tax (currently 11.3%).  Please make your room reservation direct to the hotel no later than February, 10th 2017 at 540-786-8321.

APRIL 2017

The 2017 Marine South Expo will be April 12-13, 2017 at Camp Lejeune, NC

MAY 2017

2017 Department of West Virginia Annual Convention

  The 2017 Department of West Virginia Convention will be 5-7 May 2017 in Charleston, WV at the Town Center Marriott, 200 Lee St E, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.  Tel: 304-345-6500 or reserve via the Internet at the Marriot WEB Site.

Herbert J. Thomas, Detachment 957, will be the host detachment.  Room rate is $109.00 plus tax.  Banquet: $28.00.  Free breakfast and parking.  Reservations can be made after 1 February 2017.  Ad book will be available.

Other Mid-East Division Conventions:

2017 Department of Delaware Convention and election of officers will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2017, at 10:00 to 14:00 Hrs at the Heritage Shores Country Club, 1 Heritage Shore Lane, Bridgeville, DE.  Note to all - The Club is located on US 13 near the intersection of DE Rt. 404 and US 13. 1 hour north of Ocean City and 40 minutes south of Dover, DE.

2017 Department of Maryland Department Convention will be 11-14 May 2017 at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842-2745.  Phone: 1-800-4 ROYALE, or 1-410-524-7777 for reservations.  Ocean-view/Pool-view.  Ocean Front: Includes free continental breakfast.

2017 Department of Virginia Convention will be held 12-13 May 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 107 S. Carter Road, Ashland, Virginia 23005.  Room price - $89 plus tax.  Call 804-752-7889 for reservations.

JUNE 2017

Other Mid-East Division Conventions:

2017 Department of North Carolina Convention will be held 2 - 4 June 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport, 48101 Page Creek Lane, Durham, NC 27703.  Room Rate: $99.00 plus tax.  Rate includes breakfast for up to 2 people per day.  Rooms must be reserved by 27 May 2017 to obtain the stated rate Reservation.  Call 919-941-6000 or reserve on the internet at the DoubleTree WEB Site.  Point of Contact is James Cox at ncmclpaymaster@yahoo.com or 919-604-7363.

Mid-East Division Conference

The 2017 Mideast Division Conference will be held on 23-25 June 2017.  It will be hosted by Department of North Carolina at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Raleigh-Durham Airport, at Research Triangle Park, 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham, North Carolina, 27703.  To make reservations, call +1-919-941-6000, or reserve on the internet at the DoubleTree WEB Site.  The room rate is $99.00 plus room tax and includes free breakfast and parking.

JULY 2017

 

AUGUST 2017

Marine Corps League National Convention

The 2017 MCL National Convention will be 13 - 18 August 2017 at the Sheraton Overland Park at the Convention Center, 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS, 66211.   To book By Phone, call: 1-866-837-4214 or via Internet at the Sheraton Overland Park WEB Site.  The room rate is $115.00 with 18% tax including free parking, free breakfast, and free wi-fi.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Department of West Virginia Quarterly Meeting

 The 2017 Department of WV Quarterly Meeting will be September 9, 2017 hosted by Danny M. Greene Detachment 577 in Logan, WV at the old Henlawson Grade School & Vet Center.  Dept Staff Officer Meeting is 0930 hours (9:30 AM) with the general business meeting beginning at 1000 hours (10:00 AM).  A West Virginia Pack Growl will immediately follow Dept Meeting.

Directions:  Traveling from Charleston take 119 South to Logan.  Turn right on Rte 10 in Logan and travel about 4 miles to stoplight in Mitchell Heights.  Watch for Chief Logan State Park on the left and the Henlawson Fire Station on the right.  Follow Rte 10 for a short distance beyond this point to an abandoned service station on the right and watch for the Henlawson Bridge.  It is difficult to spot until you are right upon it.  Watch for a white building that is marked Star Storage.  This building is just beyond the bridge and is on the right of the highway.  Turn right onto the bridge.  As soon as you cross the bridge turn right at the first intersection onto Veteran's Avenue.  Go two blocks to the Veteran's Center on the left.  This center is a former one story, brick school.  It is marked as VVA and there are usually two small, white Veteran’s buses in front.  There is ample parking beside the building and in the back.

The 2017 Modern Day Marine Expo will be 19 - 21 September 2017 at MCB, Quantico, VA.

OCTOBER 2017

 

NOVEMBER 2017

10 November 1775 - 10 November 2017 -- United States Marine Corps 242nd Birthday.

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

The Marine Corps League, Earl Anderson Detachment #342, is hosting a Marine Corps Birthday Ball.  Tickets are limited, so be sure to Register Early!  Tickets must be purchased No Later Than October 31st!

Date: Friday, November 10th

Place: Knights of Columbus, Lynch Ballroom
          379 North Parkview Drive
          Morgantown, WV 26505
Doors open: 1800 hours
POC:  Chuck Ghuste - Phone: 304-692-0334 or E-Mail: cghuste@morgantownwv.gov

DECEMBER 2017

 

JANUARY 2018

Department of West Virginia Quarterly Meeting

 The Department Quarterly Meeting will be held 13 January 2018 at American Legion Post 16 in Huntington, WV.  The Department Staff Officer Meeting is 0930 hours (9:30 AM) with the general business meeting beginning at 1000 hours (10:00 AM).  A West Virginia Pack Growl will immediately follow Department Meeting.

FEBRUARY 2018

 

MARCH 2018

Marine Corps League Mid-Winter National Staff Conference

2018 MCL Midwinter Staff Conference will be 1-3 March 2018 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

USE group code: MCLMDWINTER17
Phone: 540-786-8321

Room rate includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy.  [$TBA] per night + prevailing tax (currently 11.3%).  Please make your room reservation direct to the hotel no later than [TBA] at 540-786-8321.

APRIL 2018

 

MAY 2018

2018 Department of West Virginia Annual Convention

  The Department of West Virginia Convention will be held May 4-6, 2018 at The Quality Inn Gallipolis, 577 State Route 7 North, Gallipolis, OH 45769.  Phone: 740-446-0090.  MGM Detachment 1180 will be the host detachment.

Rooms rate: $85.00 plus tax.
Banquet includes choice of: Prime Rib $25, Chicken $20. Dinners include salad, 2 vegetables, rolls, beverage, and dessert.
Amenities: Group Rate includes free WiFi, free parking, free cable, free in-room coffee, free breakfast for two guests per room (each additional guest in a room pays $6) Breakfast is 0600 - 1000 hours (6:00 AM - 10:00 AM).

JUNE 2018

Mid-East Division Conference

The 2018 Mideast Division Conference will be 15-16 June 2018 at the Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD  21042.  Phone: 410-465-1500 or 888-883-8873. Room rate: $109.00 plus tax.  Use Group Code: 2944UW.  Hosted by Department of Maryland.

JULY 2018

 

AUGUST 2018

Marine Corps League National Convention

The 2018 MCL National Convention will be held August 12-17, 2018 at the Buffalo Hyatt, Two Fountains Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202.  Phone: 716-856-1234. Reservations open 0801 (8:01 AM) 20 August 2017.  WEB Site:Buffalo Hyatt.  Room price $113 for one and $130 for 2 people plus room tax.  Free parking, free breakfast and free wifi.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Department of West Virginia Quarterly Meeting

 The Department of WV Quarterly Meeting will be held [Date, Time, and Location to be announced].

OCTOBER 2018

 

NOVEMBER 2018

10 November 1775 - 10 November 2018 -- United States Marine Corps 243rd Birthday.

DECEMBER 2018

 

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