Text Box: The Scoop Sheet – Page 3



So far this year, the dues renewal rate continues to be very good!  You guys are doing a great job!  Please keep it up, and a Thank You goes out to all of you.. Later this year, the reminders will go out for the Life Members who are on the installment plan (a good deal!).  But if this means YOU, you can help by sending in your installment payment ahead of time to save us some work.  


As stated in the last issue, we are not using Bulk Rate Mail for our mailings.  A couple of our Members  have volunteered to look into reducing our mailing costs.  As things develop on this, we will keep you posted.  In the mean time, Thanks to you who have stepped forward.   


Member John P. Newport (9th MEB, VMA(AW)-533), of Woodstock, GA, has answered the call and has volunteered his services as our Membership Chairman.  He has been nominated and has received more than a sufficient number of “seconds” for the position.  


To date, three Members have received nominations to offices in the Association.  As reported elsewhere in this issue, please get any nominations in as early as possible.  It will make the National Business Meeting in November run much smoother.  Don’t delay!  Kindly let Phil Beckerich (Tel: 914-232-6623) know if you are interested in getting involved with your Association or have nominations to present.      


A “hurry up and get patched up” goes out to our good friend and supporter Russ “Robby” Robinson
(VMFA-323) who recently had a hip and a knee replaced.  Robby says that he is coming to the Reunion!

Another Marine on the mend is our loyal, good buddy, supporter, and all-around bon vivant  Jim “Swampy” LeJeune (VMFA-323, VMO-6), who had major hip surgery (again!).  Swampy sends that he is “getting there” and likewise will make the Reunion (probably because he is getting on Donna’s nerves now that he is healing up??


On 2-5 October, 2005, Veterans of the USS Oriskany will reunite in Evansville, IN.  This includes all those air groups attached to the CVA-34.  Log onto www.ussoriskany.com or you can contact the reunion organizers at: themightyo@comcast.net.  The POC can also be reached by telephone at: 410-653-0332.

 Whiskey Battery of 1/12, will get together in Fort Worth, TX on 23-25 September, 2005.  Information can be obtained by e-mail at: SemperFiE5@aol.com or by telephoning at: 360-795-3674 or you can visit the website at: www.usmcwhiskey1-12.org.

 Information on K/3/7 get togethers can be obtained by contacting Smitty at: 870-247-1146 or by e-mail at:

The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) will hold their 2005 (and 34th) get together and symposium in Reno, NV on 13-16 October, 2005.  Contact them at: www.flymcaa.org or by telphone at: 775-789-2129 or 800-648-5080 for information.

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