A newsletter from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.
OCTOBER 2021: REMEMBER
Last Sunday, we recognized National Gold Star Mother’s Day, which has existed since 1936 to remind Americans of the sacrifices endured by the families of fallen service members. At Marines’ Memorial, we think about these unsung heroes every day!
Since 2005, our annual Gold Star Parents Honor and Remembrance event has offered a safe, compassionate environment for families to remember, celebrate and mourn their fallen sons and daughters alongside others who understand their pain.
We are so excited to be planning the 16th annual event, and while we’re still determining the details, there’s one thing we know for sure: we plan to offer Gold Star families the same community as past years and we can’t do it without your support! Please GIVE TODAY to help us honor the sacrifice made by our Gold Star parents. (Donations of $1000 or more will be acknowledged in our Crossroads of the Corps magazine.)
Also of note for October:
> HAPPY 246th BIRTHDAY to the US Navy!
> PLEASE BE PREPARED: The San Francisco Department of Public Health requires us to verify full vaccination status of all event attendees, as well as those wishing to use our Club’s bar, restaurant, and fitness center. We appreciate your understanding.
GEN STANLEY McCHRYSTAL, LIVE ONLINE
JOIN US live online on 14 October at 12 noon, for a conversation with General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret) on his new book, Risk: A User’s Guide.
This virtual event is presented by World Affairs, with special access for Marines’ Memorial members.
COL LAWRENCE COLBY, USAF (RET)
“THE BUFFALO PILOT”
MEET THE AUTHOR – NEW PROGRAM!
The Marines’ Memorial is excited to bring you our next virtual episode of “Meet the Author!” Although we usually focus on non-fiction, this edition features novelist Col Lawrence Colby, USAF (Ret) – call sign “Cheese” – who draws from his Marine Corps and Air Force experiences to create thrilling mysteries.
JOIN US as MMAF President & CEO LtGen Mike Rocco talks with Cheese about The Buffalo Pilot, their time together as gunfighters, the writing process, and what he’s working on next.
SAN FRANCISCO FLEET WEEK IS BACK! OCT. 3-11
Get ready for the Parade of Ships, ship tours, air show, a K9 Heroes event, along with the educational Humanitarian Assistance Village and STEM Center plus Honor our Fallen Concert by the 1st Marine Division Band!
THE 246TH MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL IS SOLD OUT!
On Friday 5 November we will gather for the grandest event of the year. We know that the spirit of the Corps and the drive to celebrate will be stronger than ever. (Hopefully, next year’s celebration will be full-capacity!)
Our Guest of Honor will be the 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Troy E. Black, USMC.
HO HO HO! IT’S THE HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY PARTY!
The fun begins at 9:30am on Saturday 4 December! Join fellow Marines’ Memorial families and our friends from the 23rd Marines for food, fun crafts for the kids, a raffle with amazing prizes, and a visit from Santa. Bring a toy to donate to Toys 4 Tots and you’ll get a free raffle ticket. The top prize is a 3-night stay at Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel!
GO ARMY! GO NAVY!
GAME VIEWING PARTY 2021
On 11 December, members and guests are invited to enjoy a tailgate-style buffet, cash bar, and some friendly rivalry while watching the annual Army vs. Navy football game on the big screen at the Marines’ Memorial Club. Bring the whole family!
COME DINE WITH US AT CHESTY’S
A New York Steak. Seafood Risotto. Chesty’s Chopped Cobb. You can’t go wrong for dinner on the Club’s 12th floor. Sweeping views of San Francisco are the cherry on top! Dinner is served Tuesday-Saturday 5-8pm; Breakfast daily 7:30-9:30am; Bar Hours Tuesday-Saturday 4-9pm and Sunday/Monday 4-7pm; and Happy Hour at the bar for members and hotel guests daily 4-6pm.
DINNER reservations are REQUIRED.
GREAT EVENTS HAPPEN HERE
We haven’t lost our touch for creating memorable gatherings with superb service and that timeless Marine Club ambience you won’t find anywhere else. Our special events team is ready to help you create an unforgettable San Francisco WEDDING, REUNION, or MEETING.
SAY I DO, CELEBRATE, AND LET US DO THE REST.
Weddings at Marines’ Memorial Club are truly magical. Why? We are passionate about helping you create a celebration of love that is elegant, memorable, and hassle free! Not to mention the beauty of the venue, and those views!
Our event spaces and special packages accommodate wedding parties from 10 to 260 guests.
75th ANNIVERSARY: THERE’S STILL TIME TO SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
We hope you’ve enjoyed our monthly email series Marines’ Memorial: 75 Years in the Making.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed some: they’re all available at the link below. You can also follow this link to read the stories and comments that members have sent, and contribute your own memories to the 75th anniversary archives!
HONORING THE LEGACY
CAMPAIGN CONTINUES UNTIL JANUARY 2022!
PLEASE USE CODE 96408
TO DONATE TO MARINES’ MEMORIAL
PLEASE SUPPORT MARINES’ MEMORIAL THROUGH THE CFC!
If you are a Federal employee and eligible to give through the CFC, please consider a donation directed to Marines’ Memorial. If you are not a Federal employee, please share our code with your family and friends who are.
Thank you for your support!
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS. RENEW OR UPGRADE NOW!
Did you know that Benefactor members enjoy these extra privileges? Lifetime Membership, a special Benefactor Holiday (2 nights plus $50 for dinner in our restaurant), Suite Upgrades at no charge (based on availability), 15% Discount on Food and Beverage, 15% at Marine Club Store, and Advance Reservations for select MMC events. Upgrade now!
ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT MMA
Sign up for Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate on your behalf with every purchase! Here’s how:
On your computer, go to Smile.Amazon.com and follow the instructions.
On your iPhone’s Amazon App, open the main menu, tap Settings, tap AmazonSmile, and follow activation instructions.
PUT THIS IN YOUR FAVORITE VETERAN’S BACK POCKET!
Marines’ Memorial gift cards can be used for accommodations, meals and Marine Club Store items, and they never expire! So, anytime is a great time to give the gift of MMC. Purchase gift cards by calling us at (415) 673-6672.
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
A SPECIAL STAY-AND-DINE PACKAGE FOR MEMBERS
Members-only Package Includes:
5 NIGHTS in a Standard Room
$100 Credit for Chesty’s Bar & Grill
$50 Credit for Cesario’s Restaurant
2 Souvenir Chesty’s Coffee Mugs
Breakfast 7:30-9:30am Daily
Hosted Happy Hour 4-6pm Nightly
$439/person double occupancy
$799 single occupancy
Deluxe Room / add $100
Suite / add $300
Tax & Parking not included
BOOK IT TODAY! 415-673-6672
RECIPROCAL CLUBS: YOUR LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
Plan your next Reciprocal Club visit in TWO EASY STEPS!
1. Contact your destination club to confirm they can accommodate you on your desired dates.
2. Generate a Letter of Introduction. Log in to your MMA Member account. Then click on “Request Letter of Introduction,” enter a date, and submit. Your destination club will receive your letter automatically by email!