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NEW DETACHMENT BYLAWS
The Detachment Judge Advocate has been working tirelessly over the past few months to rewrite the Detachment Bylaws. The new proposed Bylaws will incorporate years worth of changes at the Detachment, Department, Division and National levels of the Marine Corps League. The proposed Bylaws consist of 9 separate articles concerning our Detachment Name and Organization, Detachment Meetings, Membership, Board of Trustees, Detachment Staff, Detachment Committees, Finance, Affiliated Organizations and Administrative Procedures.
Simply stated, the Detachment Bylaws are our “Constitution” and provide the legal structure for everything that we do. Detachment Officers are currently reviewing the draft bylaws, but proposed changes are not limited to the Board of Trustees. All members are encouraged to participate in the process of finalizing the bylaws. A vote by the Members will be required to accept or reject them after a 30 day period for review and consideration. The new bylaws presented to the members at the February meeting could be voted on at the March meeting. All proposed changes should be delivered to David Hatfield, Detachment Judge advocate.
Click HERE to view to existing (old) Detachment Bylaws dated 24 November 2015
Department of Tennessee 2019 By-laws, Admin Procedures and Admin Procedures Appendices - Click HERE
Marines, January 2020
Well, Marines this is my final letter to you as Commandant. We will have a new Commandant after elections at the end of the Month. Looking back at last year, you have a lot to be proud of. A great Mud Run, a new place for our meetings and above all some new members who I think will do the League proud. Now we need to get some new and young blood into the mix. I would like to thank the Officers of the Detachment. Through all the ups and downs, it was a job well done. I wish the new Officers good luck and I challenge all members to give the new Officers the support you have given me. We didn't accomplish all we set out to do but are still working on it. I ask every member to not just complain about things that you don't like. Rather, bring it up get it taken care of. You may never know if your idea can improve the Detachment unless it is brought out in the open. I look forward to this year as a better year than the last. We must always look forward and find out what YOU can do to make the League better. I hope we have a full house at the January meeting for the election of new Officers. Thank you all for this past Year.
Jim Williams, Commandant
The nomination and election of five Detachment Officers will be held during the January Detachment Meeting. The nominating Committee has prepared a proposed slate of officers for the five posts requiring election by the membership. The proposed slate of officers for 2020 includes:
Detachment Commandant: Ken DeBoer
Senior Vice Commandant: Carlos Reyes
Junior Vice Commandant: Dave Terwell
Paymaster: Lee Rhinemiller
Judge Advocate: David Hatfield
Members will have the opportunity to make nominations from the floor prior to a vote. All other Detachment Officers are appointed by the new Commandant.
2020 Pistol Match Schedule
Jack McGivney Memorial...........April 18
Jim Peacock.................................To be announced
Windrock Shooting Range
Oliver Springs TN.
The large cal. matches must be 9mm or above, cost $25.
There will also be a .22 Cal. match for an extra $20.
All matches will shoot 45 rounds.
You will be shooting 7,10, 15 and 25 yards both matches.
Iron sights only. Max 6-inch barrel.
Fees include lunch.
BRING A LAWN CHAIR
2020 Rifle Matches
Bill Gersh M-1/M-1A ............. May 9
Rain date .................................. TBD
Gene Collins Open ................ October 10
Rain date .................................. TBD
2327 Rifle Range Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918, USA
These events will be CMP matches, which is a 200 yard firing distance, a total of 35 rounds will be fired in the following order—
5 spotter rounds from the prone position
10 slow fire rounds from the prone
10 rounds from prone rapid fire (5 rounds in 2 magazines)
10 rounds Standing (off hand).
These are iron site matches, NO SCOPES of any kind.
You have to be at the front gate at 0700. The cost of the Match is $20.00 which will be taken at registration which will start at approximately 0745. We will start firing at 0815-0830. The Young Marines of Knoxville will be pulling targets so you don’t have pit duty at these matches -- there will be a tip jar for the Young Marines so bring some extra money for these young Marines, they work hard so you don’t have to.
If you want to shoot these matches but don’t have an M1 or M1A for the Bill Gersh match or a military style rifle for the Gene Collins match, the range has M-1 rifles to lend you. All you have to do is buy their ammo which is 30-06 and the cost is $20.00, this is match ammo. If you have never shot a M-1 rifle we will give you a short class on the rifle, a knowledge of shooting is required.
From the Chaplain
Below is my contact info. Please add to your contact list. You may contact me (text) or call me at ANY TIME (literally - sometimes emergencies occur at night).
Read the monthly Chaplain's Report in the Bonnyman Gazette. (Click here for the Gazette page)
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The website is available for 2020 registration
Rest Area at Mile Marker 420
I 40 Eastbound just after overhead sign for Dandridge / Jefferson City (exit 417)
10-13 April (Easter weekend)
22-25 May (Memorial Day weekend)
3-6 July (July 4th weekend)
10-12 Oct (Columbus day weekend)
To sign up, see Howard at the monthly detachment meeting or call him at home 865 577 4745 and leave a message OR call or text cell 865 560 6760.
The Tunnel Rat of the Bonnyman detachment.
University of Tennessee
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