The primary concern of our Marine Corps League Board of Trustees is the safety and welfare of our members and guests. In this unprecedented time of an outbreak that poses a particular threat to the health of everyone in our community, we are following the guidance provided by the White House, the Center for Disease Control, the Governor of Florida and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. This guidance has us taking the suggested protective measures of cancelling our events until we are given the All Clear to resume our more normal routines. When we are able to resume, we will celebrate with great fanfare. Until then, please join us in supporting social distancing for the good of everyone.
The Gator Detachment is made up primarily of Marine veterans and friends. We formed in Alachua County in 1998. Our members are from Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne and other surrounding towns. We are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, as well as peacetime Marines. We are men and women. We were grunts, logistics, artillery, admin, supply, operations, cooks and many other MOS's, but we were all riflemen and Marines. We now exist to serve not only as a group where Marines of all eras bond together, but unite in efforts to do things for our community. Joined with us are men and women who choose to serve beside us, helping us in our missions and waving Old Glory. Check us out.
Gator 990 will hold an outdoor Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at High Springs Brewery on November 10th. This the the Tuesday evening before Veterans' Day. We will have the entire property for our party. Social hour at 5pm and Cake Cutting Ceremony at 6pm. Dress is casual. Two 30'x60' tents to provide shelter. Admission $25 includes catered BBQ meal.
Masks are mandatory and expected to be worn when not actively eating or drinking. Set up for safe distancing. Temperature will be taken at admission. Big items in raffle. Bring a toy for Toys For Tots and get a special raffle ticket. Brewery has beer and wine and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. No liquor. There will be a live band.
By reservation only. Only 200 guests will be admitted. For reservations, mail in Name, Email, Phone Number, number of guests and $25 per person to:
Gator 990, PO Box 14, High Springs, FL 32655-0014.
If you would like a registration form or just have questions, please direct them by email to Adjutant Jim Hutto firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCL SHIPS STORE
Need a cover and emblem? Need a white aviator shirt and the dress blue trousers? Need ribbons or medals? You can purchase these items from the National Ship Store. The site has been revised and is much easier to use now. Click on the link and browse their store. Great place to shop.
Become a Member
Regular membership is available to honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsman and FMF Chaplains. Associate membership is available to most everyone else. Membership includes a subscription to the Semper Fi magazine, a publication of the Marine Corps League. Review our membership application and join today to be part of something special.
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