General James L. Jones Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps
By a decision of the membership at the meeting of November 2013, it was decised to test for a one year period rewarding members for recruiting more members those Regular members who sign-up three (3) New Members during any twelve month period will have your dues paid for the next year by the Detachment.
Life members who sign-up three (3) new Members during any twelve month period will have a meal paid for prior to the monthly membership meeting, paid by the Detachment.
Attached is the new 2013 MCL Membership Application. It is the only application that the MCL will accept. You may print as many copies as you need and should use it when talking to prospective members. You may also find copies of this application in your most recent copy of Semper Fi magazine.
Do not use the older versions of the membership application because they will be rejected by the nation MCL headquarters.New 2013 Application for Membership (long form): Application For Membership 2013 New 2013 Membership Application (1 copy of form from Semper Fi mag.): 2013 Membership Application (1) New 2013 Membership Application (3 Applications on a page) (short form from Semper Fi mag.): 2013 Membership Application Front & Back
The Marines fought almost solely on esprit de corps, I was certain. It was inconceivable to most Marines that they should let another Marine down, or that they could be responsible for dimming the bright reputation of their Corps. The Marines simply assumed that they were the world’s best fighting men.”
Robert Sherrod, war correspondent 1943, regarding the battle at Tarawa