Cool Cars on 9/29

One of the retirement communities in our new VRC (Veteran Retirement Community) Outreach Program, Gaines Park on Old Highway 41, is holding a cool car event on September 29. The car needn’t be a “classic”, just a cool car.  If anybody has a car they’d like to show off, they can email Roy Lantz roy@roylantz.com, for more info.

Volunteers for Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot

Thanks for your interest. We have numerous people interested in volunteering for this event. See below for more details.

The Clay Shoot is Friday October 5th. The location is Barnsely Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA. It is about a 45 minute drive from Marietta. The program begins at 8AM and will last until lunchtime or a bit later. If you stay until the end (not required), you’ll likely be back in Marietta between 3PM and 4PM.

What we need: Volunteers to operate Clay Target stations. No experience is necessary, we can teach you what to do in about 10 minutes. The target stations are remote operated. Volunteers will simply push buttons and help the shooters keep score. We will provide all volunteers with hearing protection, eye protection, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. You may wish to bring a portable chair if you get uncomfortable standing for long periods. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes (jeans, shorts, comfortable shoes).

Once we get confirmations of those who plan to attend, we will help coordinate car pooling from Post 29.

 

22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament is Here!

Our tournament is this Monday. All the details you need for a fun day are listed below. Right now, it looks like we will have good weather. We will send an update if that changes, but please plan to be there and play Monday!

Location: Dogwood Golf Club, 4207 Flint Hill Road, Austell, GA 30106.

Time: Gates open at 6:30AM. Registration begins at 7AM. Breakfast (included) and driving range open at 7AM. Tee off at 8:30AM.

Format: Four-man best ball (Ft. Lauderdale)

Snacks and beverages will be available on the course for free (donations welcome!)

Lunch and Auction will be held back at Post 29, 921 Gresham Avenue, NW, Marietta, GA 30060 following golf (approximately 1PM or 2PM).

Marine Corps Ball

Marines, Family & Friends,

Our 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria located at

200 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.  Cocktail hour will start at 1800 followed by the ceremony which promptly begins at 1900.  The

Marine Corps Ball is open to any guest so please extend the invitation to your family and friends.

Marines are encouraged to make reservations at the hotel as soon as possible. Their number is (770) 952-7900.

Ticket prices are as follows:

SNCO/Officers/Civilians = $60 per person

Sergeants and Below (and their guest) = $55 per person

Cash Bar

You can make payment through PayPal:

Email will be: marques_walter@yahoo.com  Please comment in Paypal the following:

Name of your guest(s)

Choice of the following meal for each guest: Chicken, Beef, or Fish.

~Or~

You can pay me personally with cash or check at 1880 Roswell Street SE, Smyrna, GA 30080.

Guest of Honor: Capt William Vaughan, USMC (ret)

If you have any questions, please give me a call me.

R/

1stSgt Walter L. Marques

Inspector-Instructor 1stSgt

Company B, 4th Reconnaissance BN

1880 Roswell Street SE

Smyrna, GA 30080-2216

NIPR: walter.marques@usmc.mil

(W) 678-655-5582

(C) 404-710-2401

22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Our charity golf tournament is filling up. Sign up to play for $125 ($100 for post members) or be a sponsor for as little as $100. Entry includes golf, breakfast, lunch, mulligans, and several gifts. We’ll play Monday September 17th at Dogwood Golf Club and then return to Post 29 for lunch and a live auction. We also are holding a raffle for a new gas grill and $400 of food. See Allen Rosenfield or Tom Bell for more information. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Christmas programs of Cobb and Marietta fire and police. Applications in the Social Quarters or download one here.

Labor Day Member Lunch

On Monday September 3rd, we’ll be serving free lunch to members and their families. Come enjoy brisket and chicken, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese. Bring a desert or side dish to share. The Social Quarters will be open normal hours. We’ll serve food upstairs around 1PM.

Honor Guard Events

The POW/MIA Honor Guard are scheduled to conduct a dedication of a POW/MIA  Chair of Honor to Cobb County at the Civic Center for the Vietnam Veterans on Sat. August 25, 2018 at 2PM.  The team will also conduct the Missing Man Table Ceremony prior to the dedication. We are honored to be part of this recognition of our Vietnam Veterans.
The Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard will be conducting a Dedication of a POW/MIA Chair of Honor and the Missing Man Table Ceremony by invitation of the Governor at the State Capital, on September 20, 2018 for the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 11:00 am till 12 noon. Your Honor Guard is very honored to be selected to conduct these programs for the Governor and the State of Georgia
NOTE:  We are in need of more volunteers to join us on the Honor Guard Team. We hold practices every other Wednesday afternoons at 6 pm at the post. We will furnish you the uniform and teach you all the programs.  If you think you might want to give it a try just come to one of our practices or our monthly meeting every third Sat after the SAL breakfast. You may never know how you will look in black , it may surprise you.  We are requesting this in the entire Legion Family so come and check us out please. Next practice will be September 5, 2018 at 6 pm at the Post.  Hope to see you there.