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A Message from the Department Commandant

Area Vice Commandants and Detachment Commandants, please be aware that while we cannot meet, does not mean certain functions do not take place. Yes, we will bend some rules but we need to get some things done.

 

Elections- Detachments still need to hold elections. For this year only, candidates need NOT be present to accept nomination. They can do so by phone to their Area Vice or any other Department elected officer, via Skype, Facetime or even Facetime messenger.

Once elected, the Area Vice will swear in the Commandant by any method they can using the suggestions above, then that Commandant will contact each other elected officer and swear them in any way they can. Please do the entire oath. No one can prove if you did or not, but try to keep the honor and responsibly of being an officer.

If the Area Vice is unable to do the installing, ANY Department elected officer can jump in. Simply call one.

If the Detachment Commandant is unable to swear in the elected officers, per the National Bylaws a past Detachment officer may do the honors.

The Detachment Commandant will complete, sign and submit the completed ROI to the Department Adjutant. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call me.

 

Meetings- Keep in contact with your members. Never let them feel abandoned. Ask if they are Okay, see if they need something and give them hope that this too shall pass.

 

Other matters - Please read all the correspondence you receive from my Adjutant. Feel free to forward it after you have read it, if he needs you to complete a report, a transfer, do your taxes, file for something, please get it done or tell us why you can’t. Remember, we are here to help.

I know these are tough times, but we’ve been through worse so hang in their Marines, meanwhile.

Be safe, be well.

Semper Fi,

Tom Wortmann,
Department Commandant

 


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Northeast Division Conference - CANCELLED

 


 

 

 

Department Staff Meeting - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

Marines,

In light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), guidance of Marine Corps League National Headquarters, and the recent executive orders from New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Department Commandant and the Board of Trustees, with an abundance of caution and sincere concern for the health and safety of our members, and the Marines that we support, the Marine Corps League Department of New York is postponing all upcoming events through April 17th, effective immediately. With that being said, the Spring Department Staff Meeting is hereby cancelled.

The Department recommends ALL Detachments, MODD (Pounds, Packs and Kennels) to follow suite for the health and and safety of our members.

 

The Department is closely monitoring this situation, and will advise of any changes.

Please follow the guidance of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the New York State Department of Health to protect yourself, and your family. Links to the most recent topics on how to protect yourself and your family, Dealing with the stress of the situation, FAQ's and more, can be found on the Department web site at https://www.mclnewyork.net/, which were provided in the last two e-blasts.

Detachments, please be sure to reach out to your members, especially those in the high risk category to ensure that they are taken care of.

 

If you need anything from the Department, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If your Detachment Installation falls during this postponement, please reschedule as soon as we return to normal operations.

 

Note: Upon resuming normal operations, ALL Detachments, MODD Pounds, Packs and Kennels are to sanitize their meeting/event spaces BEFORE having your activities. We have provided a link to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance on how to sanitize your meeting/event space.

 

 

    CDC Clean & Disinfect Guidance:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html

 

 


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