|January 12, 2018 |
|In case you haven't seen this, it is a powerful
tribute to our generation of Vietnam veterans. Sam Elliott narrates this stirring video! Click
|26'ers, We have had sixteen reunions:|
|2002 - Tunica, Mississippi, |
|2003 - Tucson, Arizona,|
- Washington DC, |
- Chicago, Illinois, |
- Reno, Nevada,|
|2007 - Atlantic
|2008 - Atlanta, Ga.|
|2009 - San Diego, Ca.|
|2010 - San Antonio, Tx.|
|2011 - Springfield, Va.|
|2012 - Albuquerque, NM|
|2013 - St. Louis, Mo.|
- Charleston, SC.|
2016 - Seattle,
2017 - Las Vegas, Nv.
2018 - Savannah, Ga.
have a good group of leaders serving in various term lengths, collectively called "the Board of Directors".
Each Board Member's name, assignment and contact information is listed at the bottom of this message. Feel free
to contact any of us regarding questions related to the 26th Marines Association or any other matter.
|First and foremost, we continue in having a site selected before leaving the current year’s reunion for
the following year, as well as selecting the three potential cities for our reunion after that.|
|New Orleans, La. area, was selected for our 2019 Reunion…
the cities selected for the 2020 reunion choices,
were Fr. Lauderdale, Florida, San
Francisco, California, and Washington DC. Three
members of the board will research each city and it will posted under "Scuttlebutt" on our website.|
|Again, we will post information on our website, www.26thmarines.com, for each of these sites for your review prior to our 2019 New Orleans reunion. One city will be selected
during our 2019 at the Annual Membership meeting in New Orleans. You can view the reports under "Scuttlebutt"
on our website.|
|If you have access to our website and have an email address, please let Sonny
know if you would just like electronic notices, thus opting out of hard mail notices saving the association
money. It is important to make sure Sonny Hollub has your most recent mailing address, email address
and phone number.|
|The fees for this 2019’s reunion are as
Membership Dues $45.00 per year per member.|
|Registration fee will be $25.00 per member.|
Banquet fee will
be $50.00 per member.
Guests will pay a flat fee
of $100.00, which will allow them use of our discounted room rate, access to our hospitality suite, and their banquet meal.
|Please see our website www.26thMarine.com, for forms, etc., for submitting payments along with due dates, late
fees, etc. You can now print the form from our website. On the forms for membership page, click
on Click to download form. In addition, feel free to call Sonny at 512-825-4730 or email email@example.com to request a
The issue of existing due dates, fees and penalties are discussed
at each year’s Annual Membership meeting. It continues to be unanimously voted to continue these
due dates as well as penalties. We have not had to “pass the hat” at a reunion
since the 2005 Chicago reunion. However, the members at the 2013 Annual meeting, voted to forgive all dues in
arrears, giving everyone a clean slate to start with in 2014. That was done. If any of you who were
behind, win the lotto, feel free to make a good donation (friendly incoming) to the association for those forgiven
In addition, if you are behind, please contact Sonny to
work out a deal to get you up to date on your dues.
our membership dues are the main support for our organization, while banquet and registration fees cover the banquet on
Saturday night and the registration covers the hospitality suite and other expenses associated with set up, etc.
|I urge you to pay your fees in
a timely fashion. This past year, we had some new members who did not pay before attending and
some wanted to pay after the reunion was over. This cannot be allowed. We depend on
these fees to run and maintain our association.|
In addition, as you may recall, we opened
the 26th Marines Association about three years ago to all previous
and current 26'ers, (Regiment, MEU, etc.) along with family and friends, are
invited to join/attend our Annual reunions. Any supporting units to a 26th Marine unit are
allowed to join our association. Please pass the word to any 26'er you know. We now have members from all
battalions as well as 2 Iwo Jima 26'ers!
If any Marine
or Corpsman who did not serve with the 26th Marines,
would like to attend as a non member, you can pay a flat fee of $100.00, to attend, which provides you
with access to our discounted hotel rate, the hospitality suite and the banquet meal... but cannot attend the Annual Meeting.
So if you have fellow Marines in the area or anyplace, let them know they can attend our reunion, per the above.
|Another word of thanks is extended to Sgt. Grit for donating various items
from his catalogue to our association in the past... these items are either sold or auctioned off at each year's reunion,
with all proceeds going into our general fund. Please visit Sgt. Grits's store of "Marine Corps" items at http://www.grunt.com/ . As the saying goes, if Sgt. Grit doesn't have it...
Chesty wouldn't want it. |
|By opening the membership to include WWII Vets, we basically
offered our services to the "older Marines". Our effort in adding
all other 26'ers (such as the 26th MEU), from previous or current engagements/wars, will expand our future to include
the younger generation with the hopes of keeping the 26th Marine Association a healthy and perpetual
|The costs for many phone calls completed by the Board
members for conference calls and contacting our members are absorbed by the Board members themselves. |
|Please make payment to 26th Marines Association and submit payment to:|
|26th Marines Association|
|340 Humphrey Dr.|
|Buda, Texas 78610|
|Refer all your acquaintances and potential guest to our website, www.26thMarines.com, for further information
as it develops.|
|Finally, again, if anyone has new contact information, please send it to Sonny
- 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610|
|As additional information develops, it will be
posted on the Association's website www.26thMarines.com under Reunions...
so check the website often. If you do not have a computer, you can always
go to any library and find one you can use... or get one of your kids or grandkids to moniter the website for you.|
|Semper Fi, G. H. "Sonny"
Hollub, Jr., Board Chairman|