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Your Club News for May 2022

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


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MAY 2022: APPRECIATE

As we step into NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH, let us all shower gratitude upon our brothers and sisters in the US Military who are putting their lives on the line for us. At month’s end, the solemn observance of Memorial Day lets us honor the men and women who have died while serving. Whatever else may demand our attention, it is essential that we pause and reflect on the tremendous price paid so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

 

Many of you make it a tradition to contribute around Memorial Day. Your Memorial Day gift for 2022 will help us continue to provide programs that Commemorate, Educate and Serve our past and present heroes. Thank you for believing in our mission.

 

Also of note for May:

> Marines’ Memorial Offices closed May 31st in observance of Memorial Day

REMEMBERING A BEST FRIEND

In April, we lost a special friend and familiar presence around the Club. Michael Allen’s Bubba Jr. was beloved by his Marines’ Memorial family and enjoyed a decade-long role as an official Marine Club bully. Thanks to all who have shared memories and condolences.

WORLD AFAIRS PRESENTS AMBASSADOR CHANTALE WONG – 3 MAY 5:30PM

Seize this rare opportunity to hear from and mingle with Ambassador Chantale Wong, newly confirmed US Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank. In addition to sharing her fascinating personal journey, she’ll offer expert insights into the global financial market, the importance of mentoring young leaders, spillover effects of the pandemic and inflation on vulnerable communities, and more. A wine reception follows the program.

 

LOCATION: World Affairs,

312 Sutter St., Suite 200, SF

 

Use code aapi for free admission.

Register here

MEET THE AUTHOR – 22 JUNE 6PM with COL TOM GORDON, USMC (RET)

We are thrilled to announce our next in-person “Meet the Author” event! Join us on 22 June 2022 at 6pm as Col Tom Gordon, USMC, (Ret) discusses Marine Maxims, a collection of fifty principle-based leadership lessons that he acquired commanding Marines over a 30 year career. These maxims focus on character, moral courage, and resilience, and serve as inspiration for future leaders. Col Gordon is currently the Commandant of Cadets a The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Member: Free  Non-member: $20

 

Register here

Steven Trout, Ph.D., Professor of English and English Dept. Chair, University of Alabama

MEET THE AUTHOR – 20 JULY: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire – War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy

Join us as Steven Trout tells the story of Marine Lieutenant David Westphall, who was killed near Con Thien on May 22, 1968, and of his family’s struggle to create and maintain a unique memorial chapel dedicated to the memory of all Americans lost in the Vietnam War and to the cause of world peace.

 

Dr. Trout was inspired to undertake this project after discovering the memorial at Angel Fire in 2011.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

FANTASTIC FOOD, DELICIOUS VIEWS!

Named in honor of Marine Corps legend “Chesty” Puller, this is your place for a tasty cocktail, a hearty meal, and gorgeous views of San Francisco! 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.

 

Email us for Dinner Reservations

See Chesty’s Menus

GREAT EVENTS HAPPEN HERE

There is just ONE place you’ll find superb service paired with that timeless Marine Club ambience. And our Special Events team has the expertise to help you create an unforgettable San Francisco WEDDING, REUNION, or MEETING.

 

We’re ready when you are!

Let’s start planning your event!

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SAY I DO, CELEBRATE, AND LET US DO THE REST.

Weddings at Marines’ Memorial Club are pure magic. Why? Because we are passionate about helping you create a a one-of-a-kind celebration of love in a one-of-a-kind location!

 

Our event spaces and special packages accommodate wedding parties from 30 to 260 guests.

 

Email us. Let’s start planning!

HONORING THE LEGACY

WHO DO YOU KNOW?

Every US service member and veteran you know can benefit from membership in the Marines’ Memorial, and every membership supports our mission to Commemorate, Educate, and Serve.

 

Make it a WIN-WIN-WIN when you earn a free night’s stay at your Club for every new veteran member you recruit!

 

Invite a friend to join TODAY!

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 at check-in), your choice of 2 complimentary cocktails or 1 bottle of house wine each time you have dinner at Chesty’s, 15% at Marine Club Store, and Advance Reservations for select MMC events. Upgrade now!

 

UPGRADE to Benefactor Status

RENEW your membership

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.

SPRINGTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME!

Surprise your favorite veteran with a Marines’ Memorial gift card! It’s good for accommodations, meals and Marine Club Store items, and it will never expire! Purchase gift cards by calling us at (415) 673-6672.

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

EARN FREE NIGHTS JUST BY STAYING AT YOUR CLUB!

Stay any 12 nights. Earn a gift certificate worth one free night’s lodging for every 12 nights that you’ve stayed in the Club during the calendar year. Every night you stay qualifies, even if it’s part
of a hotel package promotion.

 

Watch the mail for your reward. Each January, Guest Services will mail you the certificate(s) you have earned during the previous year. Certificates are valid for one year and good for accommodations Sunday through Thursday.

 

It’s that simple. There are no forms to fill out — just use your Club, enjoy your stay, and look in the mail next January for your Frequent Stay Reward.

 

Book your stay TODAY! 

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

Upgrades:

Deluxe Room / add $100

Suite / add $300

Tax & Parking not included

 

BOOK IT TODAY! 415-673-6672

PLANNING TO TRAVEL?

Book 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!

 

View our worldwide Reciprocal ClubsDownload a PDF of Club listings

Donate Join or Renew
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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Military families deserve our thanks

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


Help our heroes.
Support America’s Military Families - Help us raise $75,000 by 4/30 - GIVE NOW
MARINES' MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION & FOUNDATION
Dear Michael Barbour,
When people think of military heroes, they usually picture men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line to protect our Country.
But there is another group of heroes that make sacrifices along with our Servicemembers: military families and dependent children. They often endure long absences, constant worry when their loved ones are sent to combat zones, and endure disruptive permanent change of station moves every few years.
Because you deeply respect our nation’s Armed Forces, we are certain you share our commitment to take care of our own. That is why we are asking you to help raise $75,000 by April 30 to support both our military heroes and our heroes on the home front.
Your gift will deliver care packages that lift the spirits of troops deployed overseas, provide scholarships to children and families of Active Duty service members and Veterans, offer solace to parents who lost a child in the line of duty, and much more.
Please respond today. Every dollar of your gift goes to Commemorate, Educate, and Serve those who sacrifice so much for our Nation.
GIVE NOW
Gratefully,
Michael A. Rocco Signature
Michael A. Rocco
Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)
President & CEO
P.S. America’s heroes deserve our support. Please give now.
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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.673.6672
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Celebrate the Month of the Military Child

A reminder from one of our fellow veterans organizations in the Bay Area.


Help America’s littlest heroes.
SUPPORT MILITARY CHILDREN - Help us raise $75,000 by 4/30! - GIVE NOW - MARINES' MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION & FOUNDATION
April is the Month of the Military Child, when we recognize the sacrifices made by America’s littlest heroes.
Because you respect our men and women in uniform, you understand the challenges these children face. Their military parent is often absent on long deployments. They can move every few years, changing schools and making new friends each time. Some face the anguish of having their dad or mom injured in the line of duty—or worse.
Michael Barbour, as a patriot, you know it’s important to be there for our military children and families. That is why I am asking you to help us raise $75,000 by April 30. Your gift today will provide college scholarships, educate the next generation about national security issues, and much more.
Thank you for caring about America’s youngest heroes.
GIVE NOW
Sincerely,
Michael A. Rocco Signature
Michael A. Rocco
Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)
President & CEO
P.S. Please help now to show your appreciation for military children and families.
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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.673.6672
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Your Club News for April 2022

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


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APRIL 2022: FAMILY

Did you know that April is the Month of the Military Child? As such, it’s a time to honor the sacrifices made by our military families worldwide with an emphasis on the unique experience of dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. On April 15th, we will celebrate Purple Up! For Military Kids Day and – with purple representing all branches of the US military – we encourage our members to wear purple to show support and gratitude to military children for their resilience and sacrifices.

 

What about your children? Perhaps they have traveled with you, or were they born after your service ended? Consider bringing your whole family to tour our wonderful Living Memorial. It’s a great way to strengthen our service-related bonds, reminisce, and help others understand the meaning of your service. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Your donation this month to the Living Memorial in honor of all military children will also ensure the displays live on for future generations.

 

Also of note for April:

> HAPPY 114th BIRTHDAY to the US Army Reserve!

> HAPPY 74th BIRTHDAY to the US Air Force Reserve!

THE DIFFERENCE YOUR SUPPORT MADE IN 2021

Thanks to our members and patriot supporters, the Marines’ Memorial mission continued to thrive through one the most difficult years in our 75-year history.

 

We are so proud of all that we accomplished last year and want you to share in that pride. See the difference your dollars are making, in our 2021 Annual Report.

 

Read the 2021 Annual Report online

VIRTUAL MEET THE AUTHOR with JONATHAN M. KATZ

All Marines learn about two-time Medal of Honor recipient Major General Smedley Butler. But do you know the whole story? We’re excited to bring you Jonathan M. Katz, author of Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire. In this video interview, Marines’ Memorial Foundation Chairman (and self-proclaimed capitalist) Barrie Graham talks with Katz about Butler’s storied military career and how he went from Quaker to Marine General to anti-war and anti-imperialist activist.

 

Watch the video online

FANTASTIC FOOD, DELICIOUS VIEWS!

Named in honor of Marine Corps legend “Chesty” Puller, this is your place for a tasty cocktail, a hearty meal, and gorgeous views of San Francisco! 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.

 

Email us for Dinner Reservations

See Chesty’s Menus

GREAT EVENTS HAPPEN HERE

There is just ONE place you’ll find superb service paired with that timeless Marine Club ambience. And our Special Events team has the expertise to help you create an unforgettable San Francisco WEDDING, REUNION, or MEETING.

 

We’re ready when you are!

Let’s start planning your event!

Image

SAY I DO, CELEBRATE, AND LET US DO THE REST.

Weddings at Marines’ Memorial Club are pure magic. Why? Because we are passionate about helping you create a a one-of-a-kind celebration of love in a one-of-a-kind location!

 

Our event spaces and special packages accommodate wedding parties from 30 to 260 guests.

 

Email us. Let’s start planning!

HONORING THE LEGACY

WHO DO YOU KNOW?

Every US service member and veteran you know can benefit from membership in the Marines’ Memorial, and every membership supports our mission to Commemorate, Educate, and Serve.

 

Make it a WIN-WIN-WIN when you earn a free night’s stay at your Club for every new veteran member you recruit!

 

Invite a friend to join TODAY!

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 at check-in), your choice of 2 complimentary cocktails or 1 bottle of house wine each time you have dinner at Chesty’s, 15% at Marine Club Store, and Advance Reservations for select MMC events. Upgrade now!

 

UPGRADE to Benefactor Status

RENEW your membership

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.

SPRINGTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME!

Surprise your favorite veteran with a Marines’ Memorial gift card! It’s good for accommodations, meals and Marine Club Store items, and it will never expire! 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

Upgrades:

Deluxe Room / add $100

Suite / add $300

Tax & Parking not included

 

BOOK IT TODAY! 415-673-6672

PLANNING TO TRAVEL?

Book 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!

 

View our worldwide Reciprocal ClubsDownload a PDF of Club listings

COMING THIS MONTH TO

MARINES’ MEMORIAL THEATRE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS RICHARD II

In a fresh take on an oft-told tale, this new modern verse translation of Shakespeare’s chronicle of the downfall of King Richard is structured as a memory play, where the drama begins at the end and works its way forward while retaining the lyricism of the Bard’s language.

 

Richard II runs 8 performance only, April 16-24. Tickets are $10 Preview Performance, $35 General.

 

Order tickets here or call
City Box Office (415) 392-4400

Donate Join or Renew
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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copyright © 2021, All rights reserved