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Sgt. Major David R. Hatfield Sr. Pound #271

From The Pound Keeper

Welcome to the Pound Page!

    Well the Dog days of summer are right around the corner. I hope everyone is ready. This looks to be a busy summer for the Order and around the League. Our next Growl will be on June 6, 2022 @1830. We voted to push back the start time by a half hour to make it a little easier for the Dogs that have to travel and are just getting off of work. The Pack Growl will be held at the Department Convention on June 24-26, 2022, in Murfreesboro, TN. If you have never been to a Department or Pack level event, I highly encourage you to attend. It is a great learning experience to see how our beloved organizations work on different levels. I unfortunately will not be able to attend because my family will be traveling to Upstate NY to finally lay my grandfather, a WW2 Navy Veteran, to rest.  The next event will then be the National Convention and Grand Growl in Daytona Beach, FL. If you are eligible to progress to PDD, you should have contacted me or the Dog Robber by now and already have your paperwork in. The Grand Growl is only available to PDD’s and DD’s moving up, but if you are just a Pup or a newly minted DD, there are still many events that you can participate in. 


    In an effort to strengthen our Pound, I want to implore you to look at the members of your Detachment that you feel would be deserving of an invitation to the order. Perspective mongrels need to have at least 1 year of service and be active in the League to be eligible. If you need help with this, feel free to reach out to me and we can start a discussion with the leadership of your detachment. 
 

    The latest issue of the Woof-o-Gram is available on the Kennel website. Please check it out to find out what is going on around our great order. I look forward to seeing everyone at our June Growl!

Remember:
       Dues – If you pay annual dues and have not paid them for the coming year, they are dur NOW!! If you are interested in becoming a life member, remember that you must be a Pedigree Devil Dog and a life member in the Marine Corps League. Life membership requirements and cost are outlined in section 1209 of the Kennel by-laws found on the Kennel Website. Please make every effort to be current on your dues and keep in mind that dues for the 2022-2023 year are due at our June growl.
       
       Contact Information Update – In order to improve our communication between growls, we need to make sure we have current contact information for each and every dog in our Pound. You can help us by going to a survey page to provide this information. Please complete the survey here. Also if you have any outstanding League members that deserve an invitation to join our pound, please fill out our MODD Membership Election Form form so we can consider their invitation at our next growl. You must be at least a Devil Dog to nominate a league member for initiation in the Order.
        

Woof, Woof
 
PDD Travis Bryan
Sir Pound Keeper
Sgt. Major David R. Hatfield Sr. Pound #271

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If you have any ideas for the website, growls or have anything to put up for auction; please contact the Pound Keeper PDD Travis Bryan at pdd.bryan.tl@gmail.com

Do you know how to sound off??

Stand and salute by raising right paw (arm) bent at a 90-degree angle. With fist closed, saying “Woof-Woof” - remain standing until recognized.

When recognized say - “Sir/Madam Pound Keeper”, “Worthy Pack Leader”, “Honorable Chief Devil Dog” or “Fellow Devil Dog: (respectively, depending on what level officer is being addressed).

Then state – Your Degree (Pup, DD, PDD), Your Name, Dog Tag Number, Pound Name, Pound Number, Pack Name, Current or Highest Title Held, then your reason for barking.

You should have this committed to memory. Practice it!! Sound off load and proud!!

2022 Pound Growls

March 7th     June 6th     September 12th     December 5th

Held at VFW Post #5154

2561 Hobbs Road

Louisville, TN 37777

Social Hour @ 1730

Kibbles available for purchase from post canteen

Growling @ 1830

Help our Pound reach out and help our local animal shelters by bringing dog and cat food to the Growl! 

2021-2022 Pound Officers

Pound Keeper

Sr. Vice Pound Keeper

Jr. Vice Pound Keeper

Jr. Past Pound Keeper

Dog Robber

Smart Dog

Dog Trainer

Mad Dog

Police Dog

Watch Dog

Barking Dog

PDD

PDD

PDD

DD

PDD

PDD

PDD

PDD

DD

DD

DD

Travis Bryan

Dan Davis

Brian Hudgins

Ken Ciolfi

David Cates

Eric Nash

Terry Witt

Jeff Tegzes

John "Stoney" Saathoff

Ken Deboar

Elisabeth Carr