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26th Marines Association

Latest Chairman's Message

 
April 20, 2017 
 
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 below.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/aVeBtnfAxP8
 
26'ers, We have had fifteen reunions:
 
2002 - Tunica, Mississippi, 
2003 - Tucson, Arizona,
2004 - Washington DC, 
2005 - Chicago, Illinois, 
2006 - Reno, Nevada,
2007 - Atlantic City, NJ,
2008 - Atlanta, Ga.
2009 - San Diego, Ca.
2010 - San Antonio, Tx.
2011 - Springfield, Va.
2012 - Albuquerque, NM
2013 - St. Louis, Mo.
2014 - Charleston, SC.
2015 - Denver, Co.
2016 - Seattle, Wa.
 
We 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, as well as selecting the three potential cities for our reunion after that.
          
Las Vegas, Nevada area, was selected for our 2017 Reunion… the cities selected for the 2018 reunion choices, were Savanah, Georgia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and New York City, NY.  Three members of the board have researched each city and it is posted under "Scuttlebutt" on our website.
 
Again, we have posted information on our website, www.26thmarines.com, for each of these sites for your review prior to our 2017 Las Vegas reunion.  One city will be selected during our 2017 Annual Membership meeting in Las Vegas.  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 2017’s reunion are as follows:
Annual Membership Dues $40.00 per year.
Registration fee will be $25.00 per person, members and each member’s guest(s).
Banquet fee will be $45.00 per person, members and guest(s).
 
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 formIn addition, feel free to call Sonny at 512-825-4730 or email   sonnyusmc@gmail.com to request a copy.
 
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 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 this year.  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.
 
Do remember 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.
 
In addition, as you may recall, we opened the 26th Marines Association about three years ago to all previous and current 26'ers, (Regiment, MAU, MEU) along with family and friends, are invited to join/attend our Annual reunions.  Supporting groups can attend as well, but only have to pay registration and banquet fees at this time.  Please pass the word to any 26'er you know.  We now have members from all battalions as well as an Iwo Jima 26'er
 
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 organization.
 
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 Hollub at:
Phone - 512-825-4730.
Email - sonnyusmc@gmail.com
Address - 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610
 
As additional information develops, it will be posted on the Association's website www.26thMarines.com under Reunions.
 
 
Semper Fi,  G. H. "Sonny" Hollub, Jr., Board Chairman

 
~ The 26th Marines Association ~ Board of Directors ~
DirectorLarry MccartneyPublic Information Officer419-340-6155lemccartney@lemccartney.com
DirectorRay MailletSecretary/REU Media714-420-0642rayandcrew@msn.com
DirectorMcDonald PeoplesWebmaster/Website301-218-0165Peoples1910@verizon.net
DirectorFrank BoothSocial Media770-598-2233
DirectorRichard SotoHistorian310-547-4509e8top@aol.com
DirectorWalter HeimSgt. of Arms516-427-71107aerodoc@optimum.net
DirectorSonny HollubChairman/Treasurer/REU Coord512-825-4730sonnyusmc@gmail.com
26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610