1st MARINE DIVISION ASSOCIATION

DESERT CITIES MITCHELL PAIGE MOH CHAPTER

November, 2014 NEWSLETTER

Happy 239th Birthday Marines

TUN TAVERN TEAM

Wes Ahlgren Mike Bales Carl Brooks Mac Dube
David Franklin Charlie Garbarini Sam Huttenower Dean Hunter
Franz Jevne Jimmie Martin Gene McClendon Bill Ross
Marilyn Paige Dick Partee Jack Rabinowitz Henry Sanchez
Dan Silvers Ray Schum Bob Shepard George Stettler
Jim Sullivan Dale Turner Quint Villanueva Col. Mike Walker
Michael Walker Myrl Wallace Linn Wiley Jim Larsh
George Moffett      

Tum Tavern Dues are $100/year

NOVEMBER 7TH, MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
Last call for tickets to this annual celebration at the Miracle Springs Resort, DHS.  Call Carl Lewke (760) 288-7088.
 
NOVEMBER  11th. 
City of Palm Desert will host a Veteran’s Day Celebration at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.  LtCol Jared Spurlock, XO, 7th Marine Regiment  has been invited to speak as the honored guest.  All members are invited.  Our WW II and Korean War Marine Veterans will be provided with up front seating.  Event starts at 1100.
 
NOVEMBER 13TH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Plan to join us at the City of Palm Desert City Hall, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert at 1600.  The City Council will approve a resolution to adopt the 7th Marine Regiment.
Both Col Bargeron and SgtMaj Lane will be there for this ceremony.
 
NOVEMBER 20TH MEETING
As a change of pace for the November meeting, we have invited  Army Retired Brig. General Guido Portante to join us and talk to us about his career with the Army and National Guard.  He originally enlisted as a Private and retired with a star. 
 
 
BIG HORN CHARITIES
Several months ago, Harry Ziegler found the opportunity for non profits to apply for a grant from Big Horn Charities.  He secured the application and we submitted a request.  Last week we were notified that we were approved and will receive a $5000 grant on November 13th at their annual dinner.  Ziegler will represent the Chapter at the dinner.
 
JENSEN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FUND RAISER
These days  are among the busiest shopping days at Jensen’s. We need for you to sign up to work the following shifts in November.  Our Jensen’s team of volunteers get the credit of producing the most donations each year.  We need this to happen to enable our Chapter to donate Christmas turkey dinners and gift cards for the young enlisted families of the 7th Marines.  This annual fund raiser is our primary fund raiser of the year. 
 
11/25th       Palm Springs Store                   Palm Desert Store  
                             11 - 2                                                               2 - 5
 
11/26th             11 - 2                                                               2 - 5
 
11/28th             11 - 2                                                               2  - 5
 
11/29th             11 - 2                                                               2 - 5
 
December shifts will be published in the December newsletter.
 
NEW MEMBER
We are pleased to announce that David Mourhess has joined the Chapter.  Some will remember David as a speaker last year when he was Chairman of the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is a Vietnam veteran where he flew helicopters for the 3rd MAW. 1st  Marine Division.
 
David and his wife Karen live in Palm Desert.  He is general manager of Revco Solar Engineering,  Palm Desert.  A good guy to talk to about your solar needs.
 
YOUR PERSONAL ORAL HISTORY   By Harry Ziegler  
“The Palm Springs Air Museum has been conducting oral history’s for almost ten years.  Initially, they were directed at WW II Veterans.  They were mostly men but women were included to include members of other countries,  Germany, Japan, Korea, Holland and so on.  Curently the museum  now includes all actions our military has participated in such as  Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.  All ranks are included and combat is not required.  They are approaching 1000 interviews.  The history starts when you were born and ends the day of your interview.  A DVD is made of the interview and you will get a free copy.  Additional copies are $10.00 each.  This covers the expenses of materials used in the interviews.  The interview is shared with the Library of Congress and a copy for the PSAM Library. Those interviewed are encouraged to bring photos or documents they would like to have copied and included with the transcribed record.  The interviews are scheduled 
With Diane Thompson, a volunteer with the museum.  Please contact Harry Ziegler, 760 324-1197, who can help arrange your interview.”  
 
PATRIOT RIDE FOR OUR HEROES                                       
Thanks again,  Les Carlyle, Bob Ferguson, Howard Lehman, Carl Brooks, Jack Rabinowitz, Bob Shepard, Harry Ziegler, Quint Villanueva, Dick Partee, Dean Hunter and Joe Sanders for manning our fund raising tent at this event.  And,  thank you to Bruno Takacs and Charlie Garbarini who helped set up our tent, tables, flags and chairs.  Charlie returned to help tear down our tent and pack it up for the Golf Cart Parade the following day.
 
2014 GOLF CART PARADE
This was our 9th year of participation in the parade.  We had four golf carts this year which were all decorated by Charlie Garbarini.  Most members have no idea of the time that it takes to prepare the carts with all of the flags, banners and decorations. 
 
We were awarded the Chairman’s Trophy for our continued support and patriotic influence on the parade.
 
Once again, the Chapter led off the parade with the DHSHS Marine JROTC Color Guard and the Palm Springs Pipe Band and our four carts.  First cart honored Marilyn Paige, second one honored our WW II Marines, third our Korea War Marine and the fourth the command of the 7th Marines, Col
Jay Bargeron and SgtMaj Rodney Lane.  Both brought their wives to the parade who sat in the VIP section to enjoy the parade.  We stopped there so the Pipe Band could play the Marines’ Hymn for the spectactors.
 
After the parade we met and gathered at Mario’s Italian Café.  Col Bargeron and SgtMaj Lane & wives also joined us for cold beers, food and camaraderie.  After a few  beers the bag pipers got recharged and played some music including the Marines’ Hymn.  Another great outing.
 
 
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 
 
 
 
 
Semper Fidelis to God, Country and the Corps!

Jim Sullivan, Editor