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Your Marine Club News for April 2021

A newsletter from one of our fellow veteran organizations in the Bay Area.


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THIS MONTH: APRIL 2021

Spring is all about rebirth, and we are certainly seeing new signs of life around San Francisco and also at the Marines’ Memorial. There is still far to go before this crisis is over, but it does look more and more possible that recovery can begin in earnest before the year is out. Meanwhile, won’t you join us this month for a delicious dinner in Chesty’s Bar & Grill?

 

It’s only because of your support that 2020 was such a success! Please consider a 2021 contribution to ensure we support even more veterans and their families this year. Thank you!

 

Also of note for April:

> HAPPY 113th BIRTHDAY to the US Army Reserve!

> HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY to the US Air Force Reserve!

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THE DIFFERENCE YOUR SUPPORT MADE IN 2020

Thanks to our members and patriot supporters, the Marines’ Memorial mission lived on through the most difficult year in our 75-year history.

 

We are so proud of all that we’ve accomplished this past year and want you to share in that pride. To see the difference your dollars are making, check out our 2020 Annual Report.

 

Read the 2020 Annual Report Online

WELCOME BACK, DINERS!

Marines’ Memorial is thrilled to have our newly branded Chesty’s Bar & Grill open for indoor dining! Located on the 12th floor with sweeping views of San Francisco, the Grill is open for breakfast  daily 7:30-9:30am and dinner Monday-Saturday 5-8pm. The Bar  remains closed.

 

Due to very limited capacity, DINNER reservations are REQUIRED.

Email us for Dinner Reservations

 

See Chesty’s Menus

IN APPRECIATION OF VIETNAM VETERANS

March 29 marked Vietnam Veterans Day. We are honored to call many of these great Americans members of our organization. We look forward to the next time we can gather to celebrate you and your service to our Country.

 

Watch 2018 Salute to Vietnam Veterans with Dr. Hal Kushner

DEADLINE NEARS…
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS  ARE DUE APRIL 13th!

The Marines’ Memorial Association will award over $100,000 in college scholarships for the academic year beginning August 2021. The deadline for submitting applications is almost here! To apply, click below.
 

Apply for a College Scholarship

Leading from the Front

SHAUNA “DOC” SPRINGER, PH.D.

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES RESUMES

As we reboot this popular series, Marines’ Memorial is honored to  present Shauna “Doc” Springer, Ph.D, author of WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us and one of the world’s leading experts on PTSD, trauma, and moral injury among veterans.

 

JOIN US for an important conversation between Dr. Springer and Marine veteran and MMA Board Member Susannah Rose Stokes, as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities working with our nation’s warfighters.

 

Watch the Video now!

Leading from the Front

TAKE A VIRTUAL STEP INSIDE

THE MARINES’ MEMORIAL CLUB

WITH MIKE CERRE, AS HE HOSTS IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS

WITH  VETERAN LEADERS.

VIDEO SERIES: LEADING FROM THE FRONT

This month’s installment features Jake Harriman, former Marine, Stanford Business School graduate, and founder of non-profit Nuru International. Nuru’s mission is to eradicate extreme poverty in the world’s most unstable, vulnerable regions to help end violent extremism.

 

Coming soon: Former National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, USA (Ret)

 

Watch LEADING FROM THE FRONT

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OUR FIRST 75 YEARS, IN STORIES AND PICTURES

We are celebrating the Marines’ Memorial’s 75th Anniversary Year with an engaging look back! Each month, a new installment of Marines’ Memorial: 75 Years in the Making, will land in your email inbox. Don’t miss it!

 

You can contribute your own memories to our celebration, too! Just follow the link below.

 

Share YOUR Marine Club memories

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS. RENEW OR UPGRADE NOW!

Not yet a Benefactor member? Make 2021 the year you start enjoying these special privileges: 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.
 

UPGRADE to Benefactor Status

RENEW your membership

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.

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.

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

MMC RATED AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP HOTELS

Thanks to our high ratings and great reviews from guests, our hotel is listed among the top 10% worldwide! STAY TUNED for great new packages as we prepare to welcome you back to the Club!
 

BOOK your stay

FIRST COMES LOVE…

With the Marines’ Memorial “MICRO WEDDING,” love wins! Our packages for small, intimate weddings (you + up to 10 guests) are elegant, memorable, and hassle free. Because your wedding story is important to us, we want you to relax, get married, and have fun!
 

Connect with us to learn more

RECIPROCAL CLUBS: YOUR LETTER OF INTRODUCTION

Plan your next Reciprocal Club visit in TWO EASY STEPS! 

 

1. Contact your destination club to confirm they are open and 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 Clubs

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Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

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75 Years in the Making: Panoramic Views and SOS

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Marines' Memorial: 75 Years in the Making

In last month’s “Marines’ Memorial: 75 Years in the Making,” we reviewed the first year of your Club: from acquiring the building to celebrating our first anniversary. Today, we dedicate this “Look Back” to the history of our 12th floor as we celebrate its reopening!

5-Course Meal in 1946: $1
Panoramic views for the past 75 Years: Priceless

The Marines’ Memorial was founded as a revered gathering place for the men and women who served during WWII. That meant a one-stop-shop for entertainment, boarding, exercise and, some may argue most important, cocktails and dining.

Skyroom Photo

When the Club first opened in 1946, our 12th floor was called the “Skyroom,” where you could get a 5-course meal for under one dollar! For decades, the Skyroom was a spirited forum where Club members, their families, and guests convened for a generously poured high ball and a great Prime Rib.

Happy Hours featured huge trays of cubed “whatever the cooks could find in the refrigerator” and the beloved Helen Tweedy played the piano while singing your favorite tune. The staff, as they continue to be, were a major part of the experience, tenured and committed to the members.

Helen Tweedy

Crossroads cover

San Francisco has always been a foodies’ paradise and as other restaurants around the city began to grow in popularity, the Skryoom began to disappear off many “must visit” lists. So, in the early 2000’s, leading up to our 60th Anniversary, the Board of Directors and MMA leadership decided to create a dining experience as spectacular as the view. Thus, the Skyroom was rebranded, and The Leatherneck Steakhouse was born! Many of the elements of our beloved restaurant were based off a team-favorite steakhouse located in Palm Springs, CA.

Our most-loved meals have ranged from traditional favorites to over-the-top fare. These menu items have included fresh off the cob creamed corn, roasted brussels sprouts with hickory smoked bacon, a variety of Angus and USDA Prime meats, Truffle Tater Tots, and the sometimes divisive but always familiar, breakfast of SOS.

Recipe

Chesty's Bar & Grill

As our beloved Corps has evolved over the years, so has the Steakhouse. After an unprecedented year of forced closure, the 12th floor has recently reopened as Chesty’s Bar & Grill, an homage to Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history, and the beloved Marine Corps Bulldog Mascot. This rebranding allows the Club to provide the camaraderie, libations, and views our members love, while working within the required pandemic guidelines and limited capacity.

 

No matter the name, or the menu, this spot and the many celebrations it has witnessed will forever be in the hearts of our members and supporters. What’s your favorite memory from the 12th floor?

Note from a little visitor

Last Man Bottle article

Last Man Bottle article

Mushroom relish recipe

 

An ad for the Club in 1946….

5-course meal

Crossroads cover 1995

Remembering Helen Tweedy

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Chesty’s Bar & Grill Now OPEN!

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PHONE: (415) 673-6672
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CHESTY’S BAR & GRILL IS NOW OPEN

Marines’ Memorial is excited to announce the reopening of our 12th floor restaurant, newly branded as Chesty’s Bar & Grill. Breakfast is available daily, while dinner service is Monday through Saturday, with reservations required.

We look forward to welcoming you back for a delicious dining experience and city skyline views at Chesty’s!

As always, guest safety is our #1 priority, and our bar remains temporarily closed per city ordinance.

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609 SUTTER STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
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Meet The Author Is Back!

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Marines' Memorial: 75 Year Anniversary

After a hiatus, Marines’ Memorial is proud to restart our popular “Meet the Author” series.  Although we would have preferred to host her in-person, we are honored to have Shauna “Doc” Springer, Ph.D, author of WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us, as our virtual guest for the relaunch.

 

Dr. Springer, licensed psychologist, is one of the world’s leading experts on PTSD, trauma, and moral injury among veterans.  In this Meet the Author, Marine Veteran and Marines’ Memorial Board Member Susannah Rose Stokes talks with Dr. Springer about the unique challenges and opportunities of working with our nation’s warfighters.

Dr. Shauna Springer

About the Author:

 

Dr. Shauna Springer is one of the nation’s leading authorities on trauma, close relationships, suicide prevention, and initiatives that impact the military and veteran community. She is the Chief Psychologist for Stella Center, where she helps advance innovative treatments for psychological trauma.

 

Known as “Doc Springer”, she is a trusted advisor for a vast network of veterans, military families and fellow thought leaders. Her uniquely perceptive insights have helped thousands of patients reconnect to hope, strengthen their relationships, and build lives driven by their values. Dr. Springer’s work has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, Psychology Today, and Military Times. She is co-author of the best-selling book, Beyond the Military, which explores the psychological, cultural and relational aspects of military transition. Her book, WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us brings the worlds of the warrior and those they protect together to shine new light on things that many of us thought we understood: Trust, Stigma, Firearms, The Imploding Mind, and Connection.

 

Between 2017-2020, Dr. Springer served as the Suicide Prevention Senior Advisor at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a non-profit that serves all who grieve the loss of a military loved one. Prior to that, within the VA Healthcare System, between 2009-2017, she was the lead clinician for the VA Northern California Relationship Seminar Series.

 

Dr. Springer is also the owner of Hidden Ivy Psychology Consulting. Launched in 2015, Hidden Ivy is her private consulting platform for offering seminars, community based lectures, training events, public speaking engagements, and consultation related to her areas of expertise.

 

 

About the Moderator:

 

At an early age, Susannah Rose Stokes discovered her drive to serve and decided to become a US Marine, graduating from the US Naval Academy as a Second Lieutenant in 2011. During her service, she completed two deployments to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, advocated against sexual assault as a Uniformed Victim Advocate, and provided care to Marines and their families as a Family Readiness Officer. In 2016, Susannah made the exciting transition to Facebook, where she spent three years working on culture, internal communications and operations. There, she was also the Global Lead for the Facebook Veterans and Allies Employee Resource Group, growing it from 200 to 1800 members worldwide. She then became the Chief of Staff at a startup in San Francisco, where she served as the right-hand leader to the CEO through a Series B fundraise. Now, Susannah is founder and CEO of a leadership development company, DoUnto, Inc., which seeks to grow conscious and compassionate leaders for a better future. She is the Secretary of the Marines’ Memorial Association Board of Directors, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and is passionate about promoting equalism around the world.

 

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VADM Rondeau: Leading Side By Side

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VADM Rondeau
VADM Rondeau
VADM Rondeau at NPS

LEADING SIDE BY SIDE

Retired Vice Admiral and Naval Postgraduate School President Ann Rondeau’s leadership skills have been the essential common denominator in her distinguished military and academia career. Less concerned with breaking through glass ceilings than passing her own rigid equity assessments, the leadership lessons she shares with PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent and Marines’ Memorial Club Board Member Mike Cerre are timeless and universal.

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 our 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
  • Technology Leadership- Don & Adam Faul’s transitions from the Marine Corps to Silicon Valley
  • Leading Through Covid- Retired flight surgeon and Stanford ICU, Dr. Dean Winslow on what it will take to get past Covid
Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation

Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation

609 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved