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Purpose Of The MCLA:  

What is the Marine Corps League Auxiliary?

The Marine Corps League Auxiliary is an organization dedicated to assisting the community, upholding the values of American institutions and the United States Marine Corps.

The MCLA is involved in various activities, such as: VA hospital and nursing home volunteering, youth programs, civic affairs, elderly services, scholarship programs, and community support.  Our purpose:


  1. preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps

  2. maintain true allegiance to American institutions


  1. hold sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives to the nation

  2. perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting sets, to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines


  1. create a bond of comradeship between the Auxiliary and the Marine Corps League

  2. aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and former Marines as well as to their widows and orphans

  3. help decorate the graves of all deceased Marines whenever and wherever possible


  1. strive for the passage of legislation favorable to the Marine Corps League, Inc.

Eligibility for Regular Membership: Women marines, former women Marines, wives, widows, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, sisters, stepmothers, step-daughters and daughters-in law of a marine or of a former marine eligible to belong to the Marine Corps League, Inc. (not less than 16 years of age)

Eligibility for Associate Membership: If you do not qualify for Regular Membership, you may apply for an Associate Membership.  (not less than 16 years of age)


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Letter From the Editor:  
What Have Veterans Done for Our Country?

We, as humans, are prone to be involved in some kind of conflict because of the reality that we have different interests that frequently conflict with each other.  Normally, we see our interest as the best for the entire situation.  This and corruption are the main causes of war.  Generally, these interests are those of governments and some of the individuals under that government, but many times not the entire nation.  We also have to take into consideration our allies' self interests.  This can cause individuals to be even more opposed to the involvement in a certain war.

Our veterans have looked beyond the many individual, political, and moral reasons to not fight in a war and decided to risk their lives in America's behalf.  commonly, they are drafted to fight early on in their lives when they have so much to look forward to.

The numerable sacrifices that veterans make are commendable in their own regard, and when we look at what the veterans have done for our nation as a whole, there is also noble significance.  We enjoy so many freedoms that would seem like a dream to many other people across the world, and we can accredit these freedoms to our veterans' arduous work and sacrifice.  For example, without our reputation as being one of the strongest nations militarily-speaking, we can almost be certain that we would have lost many more casualties in previous wars.  Even worse, we could have been taken over by a corrupt, non-democratic government and had our freedoms that many of us take for granted taken away.  This reputation comes from our veterans' brave and persevering attitude.

There are many more small differences that our veterans have made, but the most beneficial reasons that I stated above are reason enough that every citizen should honor the veterans that fought before them to indirectly help them.

From the inspired pen of:
Ben Pelkey


A Thought For You Today:  

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the Sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Semper Fi!

Food For Thought:

I talk because I feel,
I want you to know how I feel,
My statements are requests,
My requests are statements,
My trivia is an invitation to be friends.
  Memoriam : Kathy Wild  
Food Pantry:  
Asian Stir Fry:
  1. Shrimp or Chicken breast
  2. 6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken cut in pieces (or shrimp), wash
  3. 3 cups (12 oz) fresh or frozen (broccoli, red peppers, onions, and mushrooms or any favorite blend of vegetables)
  4. 1 tbsp. olive oil (light)
  5. 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
  6. 1/2 cup cooked rice

Stir-fry shrimp (or chicken) in olive oil.  When done, set meat aside and add vegetables, stir-frying until crisp tender.  add the cooked meat to the vegetables.  Season with soy sauce.  Serve over rice.

Seasoned flour:
  1. 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1/8 tsp paprika
  4. 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. 2/3 cup (6 fl oz) dry white wine
  7. 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  8. 2 tsp capers
  9. 1 tsp butter

Pound or tenderize chicken breasts to 1/4-inch thick.  Lightly coat both sides with seasoned flour.  In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot.  Place half of the chicken in skillet and cook 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through.  Remove cooked chicken and cover to keep warm.

Add wine and lemon juice to pan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve any browned bits.  Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Remove from heat; stir in capers and butter.  Spoon sauce over chicken.  Serve with rice.  2 servings.

Wisconsin Badger MCLA Members:  
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.  We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.  We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.  We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TO too much, and pray too seldom.  We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.  We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.  We've added years to life not life to years.  We've been all the way to the Moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.  We conquered outer space but not inner space.  We've done larger things, but not better things.  We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.  We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.  We write more, but learn less.  We plan more, but accomplish less.  We've learned to rush, but not to wait.  We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.  These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.  These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, on night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.  It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.  A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.  Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.  Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.  Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.  A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.  Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.  Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.