Northwest Division Conference

September 13-15, 2019


Marines
The NWDIV conference is fast approaching. The Hotel has contacted me with a change in contract so we do have a minimum room sales of at least 5. We have 10 rooms in the block set aside for us. Please visit the NWDIV website for Hotel information and get your reservations made ASAP. mcl-nwdiv.org
We need to raise money again to help offset this event. We don't charge for it nor do we require any registration. There are no meals provided or any dinner banquet for those of you who have never been here. We will have a 50/50 raffle and I ask again for all of you to bring one worthy auction item and we will take bids on those items till 1400. There have been some great items in the past so find something and bring it.
The uniform is MCL cover and a nice polo shirt. This is a casual event and one that is not structured like a regular meeting but one of information from the convention, discussions about many topics. I will set a agenda after convention. I will run this conference if I win the NJA position or not. Modern Day Marine travel day is Sunday right after our meeting so Dan Ritter will stay home to fly out to the East coast. Here next year for sure.
I look forward to seeing most of you in Billings and please push this out as an open invitation. We have a room for 35 members.

TJ Morgan, NVC Northwest Division

2019 Awards Packet

To Marine Corps League Members of the Northwest Division

Commandant T.J. Morgan has requested that the 2019 Division Award Packet be posted on the Division website. All forms are available for downloading in this post. They must be filled out and mailed with a postmark no later than April 15, 2019 to have awards presented at your state conventions. By doing this your Detachments and Departments have access to the forms more readily to recognize those Marines, Associates and Citizens within your unit and community for the hard work they perform on behalf of their community, the Detachment, The Department, the Marine Corps League and the program we support.

You may submit nominees to the NW Division Awards committee anytime during and up to April 15, 2019. This will give the committee plenty of time to process and receive the awards for the Commandant to present at your state convention or at the request of your unit commandant at a special event.

All nominee recommends must have the Awards nomination form, a letter of explanation why the nominee is being recommended, and the signatures of approval by both the Detachment and Department Commandants unless the nominee is the Commandant, then the Sr Vice may sign as the Authoritative signature. Forward all nominees request to the NW Division Awards Chair, address is on the forms.

All nominations for other National awards must be signed by the Detachment, Department and Division Commandants, so if you are recommending a member, associate or a citizen within you community. Then forward the appropriate Forms and Letters to the Division Awards Chair.

Commandant Morgan wishes that if you have someone that is in your unit or community which is a driving force to promote the values of the Marine Corps League and is providing services to our Veterans, Senior Citizens and the Youth through their efforts and hard work why not recognize them and say Thank You for your dedication and service.

Please download the following files:

Dan Ritter Appointed New Assistant NVC

Steve Tozzi has had to resign his position as the Assistant NVC due to the fact that he is moving to Florida, we wish him well. At this time I can announce the Northwest Division has a new ANVC who is Dan Ritter a retired CW04 from Bozeman, Montana. He has accepted the roll as the Northwest Division ANVC. Dan is a great addition. Welcome aboard Dan!

TJ Morgan, Northwest Division NVC

In Memory of Jeannie “Bunny” Gray

Jeannie "Bunny" Gray

Past Assistant North West Division National Vice Commandant, Past Department of Oregon Commandant, and Past USS Oregon Commandant passed away May 1, 2018 following several strokes at 89 years of age.

Bunny retired from the military (Marines and Navy) and then served with the Veterans Administration. After her retirement she joined the Marine Corps League where she served for twenty-five years. Bunny was a hard working member of the League and will be dearly missed.

Internment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery.

Honor Guard Facebook Page

Marines,
I have started a closed group Facebook page for members interested in our Honor Guard. This is a way to share pictures, thoughts and ideas and a way to be involved.  Just go to the FB search bar and enter Marine Corps League Honor Guard and ask to join. I or another admin will approve you.
Semper Fi
TJ Morgan, NVC Northwest Division

NW Division 2018 National Midwinter Report

This report is a culmination of activities at National Midwinter, from 28 February through 3 March, 2018. First off I can report that this was one of the most attended midwinters on record. A well-attended conference with around 300 attendees.

Click this link to view entire report.

I will address more at each department convention so this is most of the highlights. See you all in the coming months.

Please do hesitate to email me if you have questions!

Semper Fidelis

TJ Morgan

NVC Northwest Division