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Marines and Civilian Marines,

The attachment below is a great read and way ahead for our Corps.

Labeled - "Seize the Initiative" - Please take a look and in particular,

open the "list of tasks" the CMC has provided to our Corps' senior leaders.

I like them all but, we can and must play a huge role in the Marine For Life Program as,

it is essential to the Ethos of our Marine Corps League.




Thanks & Semper Fi,

MajGen Mike Regner

US Marine Corps - Transitioned to The Marine Corps League!




Watch his hands

Card trick developed by magician after attacks in France.

He did this in front of Penn and Teller on TV.

They just shook their heads in disbelief.


Click here:

Shin Lim // A message - YouTube



Detachments take note:

Should you have need for additional Raffle Tickets for the Department Annual Raffle.

Please Contact: Gena Olson @ 1-718-208-3676 or

Jeff Smith @ 1-315-857-5074 or

the email address at the bottom of the page.

Thank You!

 Syracuse Detachment 224

Member Tony (TOP) Kennedy wrote in to say:

   Just wanted to let you know I just got confirmation that my daughter will receive a $500 scholarship from the MCL.

She and I wish to thank the foundation for this most generous gift.

2017 Mid-Winter Conference

MARCH 2 - 4, 2017

is listed on the

Meetings and Conventions Tab

Northeast area Conference is listed on the

Meetings and Conventions Tab

24 - 25 March 2017

Subject: A Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...Shared by Kenny O'Brien


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.


A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.


When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls .


He then asked the students if the jar was full.


They agreed that it was.


The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.  The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.


He then asked the students again if the jar was full.


They agreed it was.


The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He asked once more if the jar was full?


The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'


The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.


The students laughed!


'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.


The golf balls are the important things--- your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions --- and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.


The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job , your house and your car..


The sand is everything else---the small stuff.


'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,  'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.  The same goes for life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.  Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.


Spend time with your children.  Spend time with your parents.  Visit with grandparents.  Take your spouse out to dinner.  Play another 18 holes of golf.  There will always be time to clean the house, fix the disposal or deal with things from your job.


Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.


Set your priorities.


The rest is just sand.


One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.


The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'


The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a old friend.



Semper Fidelis

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