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Upcoming Events

  Inaugural "Game Hen" Trap Shoot
WHEN: Tentatively sometime in April 2018
WHERE: Carroll County Gun Club, 129 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, Maryland 21784.
CONTACT: Kevin Oliver or Ed Hall.
$25 entry fee.
  Eighth Annual Leadership College
WHEN: 0800-1600, Saturday, April 28, 2018
WHERE: Glen Burnie VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061-3268
CONTACT: Craig P. Reeling, Commandant, Department of Maryland
See 2018 Department Leadership College.
  Marine Corps League Roses Fundraiser
WHEN: Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2018
WHERE: To be determined.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
  Mideast Division Conference 2018
WHEN: June 15-17, 2018.
WHERE: Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, phone: 410-465-1500 or 888-883-8873.
When making reservations, use group code 2844UW. Banquet June 16, 2018.
  Picnic Potluck
WHEN: June 16, 23, or 30, 2018.
WHERE: Pavillion at Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
  Howard County Fair
WHEN: August 4-11, 2018
WHERE: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland.
  National Convention
WHEN: August 12-17, 2018
WHERE: Buffalo Hyatt, Two Fountains Plaza, Buffalo, New York 14202. Phone: 716-856-1234. Room price $113 for one and $130 for 2 people plus room tax.. Free parking, free breakfast and free wifi.
Room rate: $115.00 with 18% tax, free parking, free breakfast, and free wifi.
  Department of Maryland Meeting
WHEN: February 2019
WHERE: Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
The different detachments throughout the state host the department meeting. This month is our turn. Please show up and show the department just how much spirit and cameraderie our detachment has.

Ongoing Events

  Seeking Veteran School Presenters (VSPs)
WHEN: Ongoing, starting November 10, 2017
WHERE: Howard County schools
The Veterans in School Resource Committee (VSRC) of the Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families has developed a standard format presentation, that when followed, will provide high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools students a concise yet consistent, message about Veterans, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, flag etiquette and more.
Our opening (pilot) presentation is scheduled for November 10, 2017 at Howard High School. In order to meet this and follow on school requests, as we move forward with this program, the VSRC is compiling a list of active volunteer Veterans who are qualified to serve as presenters. The presentations are designed to be 30-45 minutes in duration, given on the school property. Volunteers must be articulate, have good voice projection, exhibit military bearing and appearance, preferably have some public speaking experience and be willing to adhere to the attached agenda/program outline.
Anyone interested in becoming a qualified Veteran School Presenter (VSP) please contact Ed Hall.
  Rose Giveaway Fundraisers
WHEN: Various times throughout the year, but especially on patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day
WHERE: Favorite locations include in front of Lowe's, Home Depot, WalMart, Wegmans, and Giant.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
Passing out Marine Corps League roses to increase awareness about our detachment.
In 1778, during the War of Independence, the Marine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.
- from Marine Corps League - Department of Arkansas - Marine Roses
  Savage Fest Fundraiser
WHEN: First Saturday in June
WHERE: Baldwin Common and Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763
Savage Fest is a small town festival, rooted in the tradition of Savage Days, a community celebration held since the 1920s. The detachment will set out a table to
    raise money by selling food
    recruit new members
    inform the public about the mission of the League and SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr.
We expect this to be our biggest fundraiser for the year so we need all hands on deck to make this work! Volunteers are very much needed both for preparation and on the day of to make this a successful event. Our detachment will sell food.
  Department of Pennsylvania Pistol Match
WHEN: Early weekend in June
WHERE: Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
CONTACT: Mike Betts, phone: 410-795-5067
  River Hill Independence Day Parade
WHEN: Independence Day
  American Legion Post 156 Flea Market Extravaganza
WHEN: Third Saturday in September
WHERE: Howard County Hospital parking lot
Our detachment will tenatively sell food and flea market items. Time to clean out your garage, attic, and basement.
WHEN: Sometime in October
WHERE: To be determined
Build cameraderie with your fellow Marines.
  Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day Gala
WHEN: On or near the Marine Corps Birthday (November 10)
WHERE: Large room of the Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
This will be our annual celebration of both the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day.
  Veterans Day Parade
WHEN: Veterans Day
WHERE: Historic Ellicott City, Maryland
CONTACT: Daniel Paulin, our detachment representative
This is a Joint Military Council event.
  Toys-for-Tots Participation
WHEN: After Thanksgiving on weekends to sometime in mid-December
WHERE: Toys-R-Us at 6100 Dobbin Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045.
CONTACT: To be determined
Come out and support the Marine Reserve for this worthy cause. Volunteers are asked to work 4 hour shifts from 0900 to 1300 or 1300 to 1700.

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