Department of West Virginia
The 2016 Department of West Virginia Convention will be held May 6-7, 2016 and will be hosted by the Jones, Wolin & O'Brien Detachment 771 in Wheeling, WV at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center. The Wilson Lodge room rate is $115 per night plus room tax (Double Occupancy). This special room rate will expire on April 6th, so make your room reservations as soon as possible. Reservations requested after April 6th will be made at the Wilson Lodge's standard rate. For room reservations, call the Wilson Lodge at 800-624-6988 or 304-243-4000.
The MODD Pack Growl is at 1900 hours (7 PM) on May 6. The Department regular meeting will start at 1000 Hours (10 AM) on May 7th. Advance registration for the convention is $5.00.
Banquet: Buffet style with a country menu of beef, chicken, and salmon and assorted side dishes and desserts. Cost: $15.00. Mail advance registration fee and banquet cost to:
Jones, Wolin & O'Brien Detachment 771
Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 2121
Wheeling, WV 26003-0234.
POC John Nanny: 304-233-5289. Make checks payable to "Jones, Wolin, & O'Brien, Detachment 771."
We are requesting each Detachment bring two items for the Hershel "Woody" Williams Scholarship Auction. The guest speaker will be B Gen Austin "Sparky" Renforth, CG of Training Command, Quantico, Va. Note: Woody Williams is booked for both days.
Directions: Oglebay is located in Wheeling, West Virginia on Route 88 North, just 4 miles off I-70 at exit 2A. Driving times are; 1 hour from Pittsburgh via I-79 S to I-70 W to Wheeling Exit 2A; 2 1/2 hours from Columbus, OH via I-70 E to Wheeling Exit 2A; 3 hours from Cleveland, OH via I-77 S to I-70 E to Wheeling Exit 2A; 4 Hours from Charleston, WV Via I-79 N to I-70 W to Wheeling Exit 2A, and 5 hours from Huntington, WV via I-64 E to I-77 N to I-70 E to Wheeling Exit 2A. The Destination address is:
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
GPS Coordinates are; N 40 degrees, 5 minutes, 58 seconds, and W 80 degrees, 39 minutes, 39 seconds.