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These halls weren’t meant to echo!

An item from one of our fellow veterans organizations in the Bay Area.


Dear Michael Barbour,
We consider the membership and staff of Marines’ Memorial a family, a family with a rich history and a prosperous future. We have an amazing team, with many of the staff dedicating a majority of their professional lives to the Club and its membership through decades of service.
As the Club prepares to celebrate our 75th anniversary this year, we are hopeful much of the world will be healed and we will have the opportunity to appropriately celebrate in “grand style” when we reach 10 November 2021! Of course, right now, the Club, the staff and the incredible City By The Bay is a slight shadow of its former self. Our doors are open, but safety limitations allow for a minimum of services, which now includes Hotel accommodations for essential travel and online-only membership events like Leading From the Front.
Fortunately, no one faces this challenge alone. United as a family, both membership and the team, we will conquer our current challenges and move forward to rebuild and continue our mission of honoring the legacy of military service.
As I walk the quiet halls of this incredible Living Memorial, I’m flooded with memories of joyous celebrations, world-class events, mission-driven support programs and, most importantly, the membership and donors who consider this little corner of San Francisco their second home.
Without the dedication and generous support of our loyal membership through these trying times, the Club’s future would be in doubt and our Marines’ Memorial family would be challenged to survive. I pledge to you that our team here is working diligently on a full recovery, preparing to introduce services and programs as soon as possible. With the current challenges of the pandemic, the road may be slow, but as a family, we’re headed in the right direction. We will succeed … we will recover … we are the Marines’ Memorial family.
Finally, we just wanted to let you know how much we miss you! These halls weren’t meant to echo. When you are ready and able to return, we can’t wait to welcome you back.
With our sincere appreciation,
Michael Allen (General Manager) and the Marines’ Memorial team
Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.673.6672 Copyright © 2021, All rights reserved
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From Afghanistan To Silicon Valley– Leading From The Front

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


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TAKING THE LEAD

How do leadership lessons learned on the front lines in Afghanistan translate to Silicon Valley? Former Marine officers, Don & Adam Faul, share their transition from warfighting to tech and how their experiences apply to other leadership challenges. Our host is once again PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent and Marines’ Memorial Club Board Member, Mike Cerre.

Leading from the Front

About Leading from the Front:
Our monthly video podcast series shares timeless leadership lessons learned by a variety of professionals, thought leaders and experts on the front lines of today’s major leadership challenges in all walks of American life.

Conducted virtually from the Marines’ Memorial Club, these timely and insightful conversations are a digital extension of the major lectures and events that normally take place at the 12-story hotel, theater, event spaces and restaurant in downtown San Francisco.

The viewpoints expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily the Marines’ Memorial. 

Click here to view previous episodes:

  • Leading from the Very Front with Gen Joe Dunford, USMC (Ret), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Baseball’s Leadership Crisis with Covid- LtCol Sandy Alderson, USMC (Ret), Oakland A’s Special Advisor and Team President of the New York Mets.
  • Military’s Lead in Racial Equality- Former Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent joins M.K. Palmore, former Marine Captain and F.B.I. Special Agent
  • Leadership and Governance- Jim Webb: Former Senator, Presidential Candidate, and bestselling author of Fields of Fire
Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation

Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved

Holiday Greetings From Marines’ Memorial!

Greetings from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Marines' Memorial!

Marines’ Memorial is in the holiday spirit, and we hope you are finding your own joy this season! 

Photos from top left:

  • 23rd Marines and Santa (2019 Holly Jolly Christmas Party)
  • President & CEO LtGen Mike Rocco and CFO Michael Allen with the last of 500 care packages shipped to deployed troops this December
  • Our wonderful Housekeeping staff supporting Toys for Tots
  • Some special Marines’ Memorial cookies for Santa
  • Holiday love at the Marines’ Memorial Club (2019 Holly Jolly Christmas Party)
  • “Decking the halls” of Marines’ Memorial
  • Marines picking up Toys for Tots donations
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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved

Your Marine Club News for December 2020

A newsletter from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


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DECEMBER 2020     MMA EVENT CALENDAR

This MonthThis will be a holiday season like none we’ve ever known. Your Marines’ Memorial family wishes you all of the warmth and light of the season, plus good health to carry you through to better times.

We continue to maintain our Living Memorial and its programs as best we can. All of this is still made possible only by the support of generous members and patriot supporters like you. Below are a few ways your donor dollars are making a difference:

$90 fills and sends a care package to our troops overseas this holiday season.

$250 ensures our Living Memorial displays and 10M Memorial Tribute Wall are consistently updated and cared for.

$500 supports our programs focused on leadership and mentorship for our young and recently separated veterans.

$1200 brings a Gold Star Parent to the Honor and Remembrance Event.

GIVING TUESDAY is December 1st! How would you like to help?

Also of note for December:

>  MMA offices will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th.

>  Our Club’s New Year’s Eve Celebration won’t take place this year.

>  HAPPY 384th BIRTHDAY to the Army National Guard!

>  HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to the US Space Force!

Crossroads of the Corps

Your Association and Club News for Winter 2021

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Watch your mailbox for the Winter 2021 edition of Crossroads of the Corps. This quarter’s magazine includes a discussion on the road ahead with our new President and CEO, LtGen Michael Rocco, USMC (Ret), as well as a look back with LtGen Jan Huly, USMC (Ret). Be sure to share your copy of the magazine, especially with Veterans who are not yet members.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CROSSROADS DIGITAL EDITION

Making the Season Special

How About a Staycation at Your Club?

GoodieBag_MCM.jpgIf you’re a Bay Area local who wants to add some fun to your holiday-in-place, consider spending some time at the Marines’ Memorial. Our “staycation” perks include:

> Children’s Goodie Bags at check-in
> A Kids’ Scavenger Hunt
> Holiday Selfie Station for Christmas Photos

Make Your New Year’s Stay Extra Bubbly

2-each-WineGlass-HiContrast_MCM2.jpgWhen you stay at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel on New Year’s Eve, you will receive a gift to help you ring in 2021:

> A bottle of champagne and 2 bulldog glasses. Cheers!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON STAY

We Are Sending Out 500 Holiday Care Packages!

Care Package Cards-MCM.jpgThis holiday season, we are doing our best to make sure troops deployed overseas know they’re on our minds and truly appreciated. 500 is more than twice as many as we normally send in a year! Packages include snacks, cards written by our members and guests, games, and reading material. Cards are available in the lobby through December 4, if you’d like to send a holiday note to the troops.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT OUR CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM

Your Membership Matters

Renew Your Membership or Upgrade to a Lifetime Benefactor Membership*

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This is truly a win-win! Benefactor membership privileges include: Lifetime Membership, a special Benefactor Holiday (2 nights plus $50 for dinner in the Leatherneck Steakhouse), 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.

*If you become a Benefactor before December 31, 2020, you will receive 4 bottles of Valiance wine, along with a gift certificate for a free one-night stay at the Club for yourself or to gift to a friend (some restrictions apply).

CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE  |   CLICK HERE TO RENEW  |  OR CALL MEMBERSHIP AT (415) 673-6672

Video Series: Leading from the Front

A Half Hour Well Spent!

LFTF-MCM.jpgThe latest installment of Leading from the Front features former Senator, presidential candidate, and bestselling author Jim Webb, who continues “walking the point” since earning a Navy Cross, Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts as a Marine platoon commander in Vietnam. Webb also served as Secretary of the Navy and as Counsel for the US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Take a virtual step inside the Marines’ Memorial Club to watch Emmy Award-winning correspondent and MMA Board Member Mike Cerre speak with leaders on diverse and timely topics. Don’t miss these conversations, and please share them with others!

Leading from the Front is made possible through the generosity of our donors, who support this and other educational programs of the Marines’ Memorial.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH LEADING FROM THE FRONT: JIM WEBB

Your Home Away From Home

TripAdvisor Rates MMC Among the World’s Top Hotels

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Thanks to our high ratings and great reviews from guests, the Marines’ Memorial Club is now listed among the top 10% of hotels worldwide! Congratulations to our members whose support helps sustain the Marines’ Memorial and to our staff who create the Club experience that we all know and love.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY

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News on Our Hotel’s Pet Friendly Policy

betty.jpgWe are always happy to see your furry family members. Due to enhanced sanitization requirements, effective 1 December 2020 we will charge a small fee for overnight pet stays, as follows:

Members – $10 per pet per night
Guest of Member – $20 per pet per night
All Others – $30 per pet per night

Gift Cards Are a Great Way to Support Marines’ Memorial

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What better way to celebrate your favorite veteran than with a gift card to use at his or her favorite Hotel and Living Memorial? And did you know that you can give yourself that gift, too? Buy a Marines’ Memorial Gift Card for a future stay at your Club and book your stay now. We will be flexible with any needed reservation changes.

Gift Cards can be used for guestroom accommodations, restaurant, and Marine Club Store items.

Gift Card purchases are non-refundable, become valid 7 days after purchase, and do not expire.

PURCHASE GIFT CARDS BY PHONE: (415) 673-6672 ext. 0

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Now Through 15 January 2021, You Can Support Marines’ Memorial Through the CFC

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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized charitable organization solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces. If you are eligible, please consider a donation directed to the 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!

PLEASE USE CODE 96408 TO DONATE TO MARINES’ MEMORIAL

Let’s Stay Connected

Take a Virtual Tour of the Living Memorial

MarinePoster-Hall_MCM.jpgIf you have not yet seen this excellent video tour, hosted by Col Brendan Kearney, USMC (Ret.), why not take a moment now? It’s a great reminder of the power of honoring our legacy, and of what makes the Marines’ Memorial Club so unique.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

Explore Our YouTube Channel

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Are there events you’ve attended, enjoyed and would like to revisit? Or a few you couldn’t make it to? Well, settle in: there are dozens of videos here, including Meet the Author, Commemorations, George P. Shultz Lecture Series, other special Speaker Events, and more.  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST EVENTS

Follow Marines’ Memorial on Social Media

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Like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram for updates on upcoming events and updates. Click on the links below or search marinesmemorial. 

CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK  |  CLICK HERE FOR INSTAGRAM

More for Members

Your Wedding, Reimagined

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With the Marines’ Memorial “Micro Wedding,” love wins! We have created two packages for small, intimate weddings for you plus up to 10 guests. Both options are elegant, memorable, and hassle free. Because your wedding story is important to us, we want you to relax, get married, and have fun!

CLICK HERE AND A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL CONTACT YOU WITH THE DETAILS

Reciprocal Clubs: Your Letter of Introduction

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Planning a trip to one of our Reciprocal Clubs? Did you know that you can quickly and easily create your own Letter of Introduction on our website? FIRST, contact the Reciprocal Club to confirm they are open and can accommodate you. Then, click the link below. Click Member Login at the top of the page. Once you’ve logged in, click “Request Letter of Introduction,” enter a date, and submit. Your destination club will receive your letter automatically by email.

CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE TO GENERATE A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF WORLDWIDE RECIPROCAL CLUBS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST IN PDF FORMAT

609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Tel: (415) 673-6672
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Leading From The Front: Senator Jim Webb

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


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Senator Jim Webb
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ALWAYS LEADING FROM THE FRONT

Former Senator and Presidential candidate Jim Webb continues “walking the point” since earning a Navy Cross, Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts as a Marine platoon commander in Vietnam.

His bestselling Fields of Fire was about leadership lessons learned in Vietnam. During the height of the election run-up, he shared his thoughts on leadership in governance with PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent and Marines’ Memorial Board Member Mike Cerre.

Leading from the Front

About Leading from the Front:
Our monthly video podcast series shares timeless leadership lessons learned by a variety of professionals, thought leaders and experts on the front lines of today’s major leadership challenges in all walks of American life.

Conducted virtually from the Marines’ Memorial Club, these timely and insightful conversations are a digital extension of the major lectures and events that normally take place at the 12-story hotel, theater, event spaces and restaurant in downtown San Francisco.

The viewpoints expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily the Marines’ Memorial. 

Click here to view previous episodes:

  • Leading from the Very Front with Gen Joe Dunford, USMC (Ret), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Baseball’s Leadership Crisis with Covid- LtCol Sandy Alderson, USMC (Ret), Oakland A’s Special Advisor and Team President of the New York Mets.
  • Military’s Lead in Racial Equality- Former Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent joins M.K. Palmore, former Marine Captain and F.B.I. Special Agent
Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation

Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved