Each month we take the first Monday to just let down our hair (ha, ha) and have a social event with no business, just hanging out.
We are joined by the veterans from Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) 1092.
Feel free to bring guests. This is an open event.
This month we meet at Ballyhoo Grill, 3700 W. University Avenue, near the Royal Park Theater. Some (or all) of our purchases will have discounts extended by the restaurant to our veterans.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us!
The Board of Trustees and the Detachment Staff meet to receive reports, get updates on projects and set the agenda for the upcoming general meeting. The meeting is open to all members.
While this meeting is primarily for the Board and staff, all members are welcomed.
General monthly meeting of the Detachment.
Social hour begins at 6:00pm.
NOTE: THE BUSINESS MEETING STARTS AT 6:30PM.
There will be a covered dish during the social hour. The entree provided for all will be provided. Bring a dish to share if you wish. Take the time to get to know other members and get caught up with ones you know.
Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30pm.
THIS MEETING AND ALL FUTURE MEETINGS ARE AT THE CHURCH IN ALACHUA.
Come to find out what we are working on, what is coming up, and where you can help. Come to be part of our Marine Team.
Alachua County Veterans Day Celebration
Join us at Veterans Park on Tower Road for the county's annual Veterans Day celebration.
We will begin setup as early as 7:00am which includes claiming one of the first-come-first-serve spots and setting up our tent and table.
The official program begins at 11:00am. This event draws a good crowd each year in support of our veterans, so make an effort to attend.
Attire should be your MCL cover, but you are welcomed to wear any MCL or USMC uniform.
The annual Main Street Harvest Festival is held in downtown Alachua where many vendors, local and otherwise, set up to celebrate the season.
The Marine Corps League will have a table to promote our presence in the community, both showing support for Alachua and also giving an opportunity for more to know who we are and what we do.
We plan to have cards or post cards there for children to write message and sign for our deployed troops. The Military Support Group will send the cards to the troops.
Setup will begin around 8:30am and will be in the general area of the Women's Club.
The Gator Detachment will participate in the annual Christmas Parade in Alachua.
The parade begins at 2pm. We will be arriving and taking our place in the parade lineup at 12pm.
The parade is another opportunity for our group to show our support in the community while giving the parade spectators a chance to acknowledge the service of our Marines and members.
Each year, the national Wreaths Across American program has events held all over the United States where wreaths, donated by corporations including WalMart, are placed in honor and remembrance of our fallen veterans.
The site of this event will be at Forest Meadows East, on Hawthorne Road.
We will gather as a group before the ceremonies begin at 10am.
Phone: (352) 727-1961
Mailing Address: Gator 990 MCLPO Box 14High Springs FL 32655