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From the Desk of the National Judge Advocate

Dear Auxiliary Sisters:

This month let’s turn our attention to National Bylaws Article 6 Members, specifically Section 610-Membership Dues & Fees (D), Section 615-Good Standing (A)(1) and Section 620-Delinquent Members.

 I would like all of the Department treasurers who have not received at least one (1) transmittal from every unit in your Department to raise your hands. Come on – don’t be bashful. I am sure there are a few of you out there. (Ok, you can put your hands down now.) By now, each Unit treasurer should have submitted at least one transmittal with life members listed, along with their Unit’s Bond form.

 Section 610 (D) – The membership year and the annual dues shall expire annually on the 31st day of August each year. (Date shown on membership card.)

 Section 615 – All members shall be considered in good standing in the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, (A) except when: (1) Required dues are not paid and transmitted within ninety (90) days after membership expiration date shown on member’s membership card.

 Section 620 – A member shall be identified as delinquent whenever the member’s required dues are not paid and transmitted to National Headquarters within ninety (90) days after membership expiration date as shown on member’s membership card.

 Unit members, the clock is ticking and Nov. 30th will be here before you know it, so if you haven’t sent your dues to your Unit treasurer, what are you waiting for? 

 Unit treasurers, if you have completed transmittals in your possession, don’t keep holding them in the hope that another check will come in tomorrow’s mail. Please send those transmittals to your Department treasurer now!

 Department treasurers, we are coming down to the wire, so turn those transmittals around as quickly as possible. I know you can’t process what you don’t have, so a friendly reminder to Unit treasurers may be in order. Please remember that all transmittals must reach National Headquarters by Nov. 30th so everyone can remain a member in good standing with the MCLA.

 I want to wish all of our Marines a very Happy 242nd Birthday and all members of the Auxiliary and their families a Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are having dinner with family or close friends, please stop for a moment and say a prayer or just pause for a moment of silence before dinner to remember those who are serving our country and not celebrating the day with their family and friends, those who have been displaced due to the floods, hurricanes or fires, and those who have lost loved ones due to the senseless violence that we seem to be seeing more and more of each day.

Semper Fidelis

Linda Chamberlain

National Judge Advocate

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