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 OCTOBER 2018     MMA EVENT CALENDAR

This Month

We hope you'll join us for some of the great events happening at your Club this season. By now, you know that these are made possible by the support of generous members like you. In case you've wondered what else your donations can do, here are a few examples:

$90 fills and sends a care package to our troops overseas

$500 supports the Leadership Lessons Learned program for young Veterans

$1200 brings a Gold Star Parent to the 2019 Honor and Remembrance Event

How would you like to help this month?

 
 

Crossroads of the Corps

Your Association and Club News for Fall 2018 

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Watch your mailbox for the Fall 2018 edition of Crossroads of the Corps. This quarter's magazine features an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities faced by Veterans making the transition from active duty to the civilian workforce, along with news of Club events. Be sure to share your copy of the magazine, especially with Veterans who are not yet members.

CLICK HERE TO READ CROSSROADS ONLINE

 
 

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in sponsoring a Club event, please contact the Development Department at Development@marinesmemorial.org.

2018 San Francisco Fleet Week
SPECIAL EVENT  TUESDAY - MONDAY, 2 - 8 OCTOBER

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The 6th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit at The Cannery Galleries and the Veterans Resource Fair at the SF War Memorial Veterans Building kick off Fleet Week on the 2nd. Tour ships, visit the Humanitarian Assistance Village and Festival on Marina Green, and don't miss Bark in the Park and the High School Band Challenge!

FREE EVENT  |  CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE

 

"Honor Our Fallen" Tribute Concert
CONCERT  THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER, 6 p.m.

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Come and enjoy a concert by the 1st Marine Division Band in the Marines' Memorial Theatre. This special program, presented by the San Francisco Fleet Week Association, recognizes the sacrifice of service members who volunteered to defend their country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

FREE EVENT  |  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

Tom Clavin | Valley Forge
MEET THE AUTHOR  TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER 6 p.m.

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Join author Tom Clavin for a new view on the importance of Valley Forge. In the book, Clavin and co-author Bob Drury argue that the Continental Army's 1778 encampment there was the key component that shaped a fighting force that went on to defeat the world's most powerful empire, and showcased Washington's skills as a tactician and politician.

FREE EVENT  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Matt Proietti | At All Costs: The True Story of Vietnam War Hero Chief Master Sergeant Dick Etchberger
MEET THE AUTHOR  THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 6 p.m.

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Come hear the remarkable true story of a career GI's leading role in a secret radar mission, the resolve he demonstrates during an attack on his mountaintop camp, and the 42-year quest for America to recognize his actions. Author Matt Proietti is a US Air Force Veteran and four-time recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor in Defense Department journalism.

FREE EVENT  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

C.J. Chivers | The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
MEET THE AUTHOR  MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 6:30 p.m.

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Following 9/11, the men and women of the US armed forces were mobilized and highly motivated. However, many were unprepared for the challenges they would face. The Fighters tells of the frustration, confusion, struggles and sacrifices of six individuals as they tried to understand America's role in Afghanistan and Iraq. This program is co-sponsored with World Affairs.

MEMBERS FREE, NON-MEMBERS $20  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball
SPECIAL EVENT  SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 6 p.m.

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Mark your calendar for the Marines' Memorial's 72nd Marine Birthday Ball, with Guest of Honor Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy! The evening includes the traditional commemoration and cake cutting, formal dinner, dancing and live music. Tickets to the Ball are required to reserve a hotel room (2-night min.).  

TICKETS: $180; ACTIVE DUTY SPCL. RATE  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
 

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The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say
MUSICAL REVUE  FRIDAY-SATURDAY 5-6 OCTOBER

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Don't miss this over-the-top musical revue. Sharp wit, fierce comedy, and hilarious songs are the order of the evening from this group of friends who came together over their mutual love for Bette Midler and ended up creating a world-wide phenomenon known as The Kinsey Sicks.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

Renée Elise Goldsberry
MUSIC  FRIDAY-SATURDAY 12-13 OCTOBER

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Tony Award winner (Hamilton) Renée Elise Goldsberry makes her San Francisco concert debut with a full band and backup singers. This show is guaranteed to take the audience on a hand clapping, foot stomping, high energy non-denominational spiritual journey, reminiscent of an old fashioned revival.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

Tucker Carlson: Ship of Fools
SPEAKER EVENT  WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 12 p.m.

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Conservative mainstay Tucker Carlson comes to the Marines' Memorial to make the case for his view that America is run by "the new American elites… [who] have total contempt for you." Join us for a rare visit with this provocative broadcaster who has the ear of the president. This program is presented by the Commonwealth Club of California. 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Stuff You Missed in History Class
LIVE PODCAST  FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 7:30 p.m.

Stuff You Missed

Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson are two ladies who learned to love history as they realized just how much the modern world was shaped by lesser-known people and events in the past. Join them as they bring the history you've missed to light.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Call Your Girlfriend: Live
LIVE PODCAST  SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 8 p.m.

Call Your Girlfriend

Join us and bring your besties along, as Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and producer Gina Delvac celebrate their core philosophy: I don't shine if you don't shine. They're calling this The Shine Theory Tour, and they can't wait to see you!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Chris Gethard: Lose Well
COMEDY  THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER 9 p.m.

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Enjoy an evening of live stand up comedy with the star of "The Chris Gethard Show" and host of the popular Earwolf podcast "Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People." Chris's new book, Lose Well, will be available on October 16.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

More for Members

Happy Hour in the Flying Leatherneck Lounge
MEMBERS ONLY  TUESDAY – FRIDAY 4 – 6 p.m.

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The Flying Leatherneck Lounge on the Club's 2nd floor is a great place to run into old friends and meet new ones. If you're staying here, Happy Hour is complimentary. Why not stop in this week?

 

Planning a Wedding? Know Someone Who Is?
MMC EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS 

Weddings

Your special day is in good hands at the Marines' Memorial. Our elegant banquet spaces hold 10 to 350 guests and we make it easy to create the celebration of your dreams: wedding ceremonies and rehearsals, receptions, renewals of vows, and engagement parties. And to honor our brave young men and women in uniform, we offer special discounts on receptions.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE OR CALL LISA JIMENEZ AT (415) 830-9135


 

Shop MarineClubStore.com for Holiday Giving
HIGH QUALITY GIFTS + CLUB PRIDE

Red Globe & Anchor Tie

This handmade 100% silk tie, printed with an eagle, globe and anchor pattern on the outside and MMA emblem on the inside, is produced exclusively for us, and also comes in gold. It's a wardrobe essential for any proud Marine! From apparel to glassware to top quality luggage and military themed gift items, you'll find something for everyone on your gift list here.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

 

Reciprocal Clubs Worldwide: Download the List 

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Are you planning to travel? As a member, you have reciprocal privileges at over 240 private clubs around the world! The complete listing of our Reciprocal Clubs, including addresses and contact information, is available for download here.

 
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