Newsletter October 2019

Editor Don Jones 920.784.7668

Meeting Highlights Oct. 5, 2019

  • The detachment members present, after much discussion, voted to change the name of the detachment. Several names were proposed, and the new name will be voted on in the DEC 7thbusiness meeting;

  • SHOP WITH A COP—the detachment will donate $100 to each of 5 local counties to help ensure children have a happy Christmas;

  • The detachment will also donate $500 to the MARINE CORPS BALL, hosted by the reserve Marine units in Brown County, to enable young Marines to attend the celebration who would not otherwise be able to.

  • GIFT BASKETS—Paul Klapatch and Jason Maschke will be putting together gift baskets to be distributed for the holidays coming up;

  • HONOR FLIGHT RETURN OCT 19, 2019—Detachment members will be participating the the return reception at Austen Straubel at 7:30 P.M. We will assemble at the Casino Bingo Hall at 6:00 P.M. And travel together to the airport.

  • OCT 19, 2019 US Marine Sgt. Benjamin Edinger Corridor West Side TrailEach fall a group gathers to do some trimming and flower plantings along the trail.  It’s a great few hours to have some fun, contribute to the community through beautifying the trail, and honoring Ben. Please plan to give an hour or two if you can. Park at the corner of Dousman and Fisk Streets at 1:00.  We will meet at the large trail sign. 

What’s in a name?
On March 31st, 2003 the Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 started its charter with the National Marine Corps League. Since then other Marines wanted to join our detachment, and we included them even though they were not from Door county. Marines in our detachment also come from the counties of Kewaunee and Brown. While we as a detachment continue to grow in numbers with Marines from other counties, it has been brought to our attention many times that they don’t want to be known as just a Door County detachment. For this reason a motion was made to change our detachment name and passed at the Door Peninsulas Detachment 1130 monthly meeting on October 5th, 2019.The National Marine Corps league wants our detachment to come up with four names which we then can vote on to choose one name which we want to name our new detachment and charter with. The National then will decide if that name is available for us to use. The vote for this name change will be December 7th, 2019 at the DAV Facility in West DePere on Scheuring Road. The choices/names we will vote for detachment preference will be: 
Packerland Detachment
Northeast Wisconsin Detachment ( N.E.W.) for short
Bay Lands Detachment, and
Green Bay Area Detachment.
After the preferred name is voted and approved by Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 and then approve by the national, a brand new charter will be written and all present members in good standing will be the new charter members of our new detachment name. You must be present at the meeting on December 7th, 2019 to vote.
Paul A Klapatch


The primary role of detachment Jr. Vice Commandant is the membership of the detachment. I take that responsibility very seriously. Every time I meet a Marine, I try to tell him/her about the MCL. They always ask two things: “what is the name and where do you meet?” Some lose interest when they hear “Door Peninsula”, even though I tell them about the alternate monthly meeting in DePere. I think that would not be the case if the detachment name did not anchor it to Door County. I think a name change would be very beneficial to our detachment as we try to grow our membership.


  • MCL BIRTHDAY DINNER NOV 8, 2019 at NIGHTINGALE Supper Club on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. Reception at 4:30 and Seating for dinner at 5:30


  • ROSE FUNDRAISING EVENT NOV 10, 2019 Contact Thomas Howlett for more information


LOCATION: DAV Facilities

1253 Scheuring Rd.

DePere, Wi 54115

Up Coming Events

November 8 @1630:   Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday at the Nightingale Supper Club 1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Cocktails starting at 1630 followed by the Dinner at 1730. This is a informal event you will be ordering off the menu its a time to meet fellow Marines from Northeast Wisconsin and celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday together.

November 10: Rose Drive Fundraiser before the Green Bay Packer Game. We will be set up in front of the Brown County Veterans memorial across the street from Lambeau Field. We will be setting up at 0600 and running our drive until kickoff.


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The goals of the Door Peninsula Marine Corps League Detachment #1130

  • To preserve the traditions and promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps.


  • To connect those who are currently serving in the United States Marine Corps with those who have been honorably discharged from that service.


  • To prepare and encourage its members for the duties of citizenship.


  • To hold sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country.


  • To aid and render assistance to all Marines, as well as, their families.


  • To promote the honoring of the history of the United States Marine Corps and the observation of the anniversaries of historical occasions of interest to Marines.

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