oo-RAH!! Newsletter for August 2019

Good morning.

Please find the August 2019 edition of our oo-RAH!! newsletter HERE.

Andrea Lawrence did it again with an issue loaded with helpful and interesting information.

Thank you Andrea. And thank all who read this blog posting for your continued support of our Detachment.

Finally remember to join us at the Clermont Outback on Tuesday August 13, 2019 for our spirit event where 10% of your bill is donated to the Detachment. See detailed HERE.

See you there.

Rufino Garcia, Commandant

Important Announcements !!!

Good morning members and friends of Detachment #1120.

Two important announcements today:

  1. A reminder to please come to the Clermont Outback Steakhouse anytime on Tuesdays July 30th and August 13th between 11:00AM and closing to participate in our MCL Spirit Event. Just click on the dates for more details.

    For any patron all through the day who mentions to their server they are there for the MCL event, Outback has pledged to donate 10% of the value of meal back to the Detachment. The Detachment will have representatives on-site to raise awareness as well as assist folks. Please come and tell your friends and neighbors.

  2. Please join me in our monthly veterans outreach event at the Clermont Health and Rehabilitation Center (corner of East and Minnehaha Ave’s) on Thursday, July 25th from 3-4PM. These fine folks truly appreciate the visit from our Detachment. Come help and show your appreciation.

Yours in service,

Ruffino Garcia, Commandant

July 2019 Detachment Meeting Details

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: BLACK detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please click HERE to view final adopted minutes.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

oo-RAH!! Newsletter for July 2019

Good morning.

Please find the July 2019 edition of our oo-RAH!! newsletter HERE.

Created by our own Andrea Lawrence, it again is loaded with helpful and interesting information.

Thank you Andrea. And thank all who read this blog posting for your continued support of our Detachment.

Finally remember to join us at the Clermont Waterfront on July 4th beginning at 6PM for the Red, White, and Boom! event.

See you there.

Rufino Garcia, Commandant

Come one, Come all ... June Meeting Details

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: RED detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please click HERE to view final adopted minutes.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

Upcoming Detachment Meeting ...

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: BLACK detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please click HERE to view final adopted minutes.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

Next Tuesday Meeting ...

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: RED detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please click HERE to view final adopted minutes.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

Come to the Meeting!!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: BLACK detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please view final adopted minutes HERE.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

News ....

Dear members and friends,

Thanks to those attending this month’s Detachment meeting. Much fun and fellowship had by all.

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year ahead. The new leadership team have much in store.

Please see Commandant Garcia’s remarks at the meeting HERE.

Also please see remarks from the Marine Corps League Seven State Southeast US Region Commandant Archie Sweet regarding leadership and participation HERE. Commandant Garcia committed to follow this guidance.

We ask everyone receiving this message to think of one former Marine in the area or one non-Marine who would like to participate in the Detachment. Just email their contact information to info@southlakemcl.org or call 352-272-7760 and we’ll do the rest. Thank you.

Finally, our extraordinary Andrea Lawrence is back. Her first project is this Detachment calendar (HERE) to be printed out for your use. Remember things do change, so please check the website Event page HERE for the most up to date calendar.

Thank you, as always, for your support of the Sgt. I.W. Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120.

Meeting Announcement

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your membership and interest in our Marine Corps League Detachment.

To make better use of our Detachment resources, we are changing the format of our announcements to a blog entry style with follow-up Detachment email.

For business meetings, rather than two (2) separate, personal emails for the meeting announcement and the prior meeting minutes, we put them both into this single blog entry. See a link below to view the prior meeting minutes that will be presented for adoption.

Details for our upcoming Sgt. I.W.Hatcher, Jr. Detachment #1120 meeting are as follows:

FORMAT: Business meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

LOCATION: Clermont Firehouse Administration Building, 439 W. Hwy 50 (at 5th Street).

DRESS CODE: RED detachment polo shirt.

DRAFT MINUTES: Please click HERE to view prior meeting minutes to be presented for adoption.

FINAL MINUTES: Please view final adopted minutes HERE.

Friendship, fellowship, and fun are the goals of our Detachment … as well as our events. We welcome each of you to please attend and make it a special gathering. See you there next Tuesday.

Yours in service,

Rufino Garcia, Commandant Detachment #1120

Detachment Officers Inducted

Dear members and friends of South Lake Detachment #1120,

At the regularly scheduled meeting this past Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Past Commandant Collin A. Cotterell conducted an induction ceremony for the incoming 2019 Detachment leadership.

The complete list of Commandant Rufino Garcia’s team may be found HERE. The Detachment wishes to thank all the outgoing leadership for their dedication and service and welcome Commandant Garcia and the new team coming on board. A picture of Commandant Garcia receiving the gavel from outgoing Commandant Taylor may be found HERE.

Also during the meeting Ira Goldberg was awarded the 2018 Detachment Marine of the Year. Ira has been tireless in his work to the Detachment including serving as Sergeant-at-Arms and membership on the Ceremonial Unit. A picture of Ira and outgoing Commandant Ray Taylor may be found HERE.

Finally, a photo album of the meeting graciously taken by member Bob Kane may be found HERE.l

Clermont Chief Bishop & Asst. McDuffee Awarded Membership

Tonight at the City of Clermont Council meeting Commandant Ray Taylor and Past Commandant Collin Cotterell awarded honorary associate memberships to Fire Chief Carle Bishop and Assistant Pamela McDuffee for their service to the detachment's Toys for Tots program.

Watch a video of the ceremony HERE for more details.

Chief Bishop also is allowing use of his department training center for our monthly business meetings.  Thank you Chief for all you and Ms. McDuffee do for us!

2017 Detachment Leadership Sworn In

Last night, Ray Taylor was installed as Commandant of Sgt. I.W. Hatcher Jr. Detachment #1120.  Ray previously served as Sr. Vice Commandant the past two years supporting outgoing Commandant Collin Cotterell.

The complete 2017 leadership team may be found on the Detachment #1120 website HERE.

Congratulations to all incoming officers for their willingness to serve.  Also thanks to the 2016 leadership team for a job well done.