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Activities & Events


September 15, 2016

  • Chicago Marine For Life Networking Luncheon - Gibson's Steakhouse, 2105 S. Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL. Networking and lunch from 12:00pm - 14:00. All Active Duty or Reserve Transitioning Marines and Sailors seeking employment will be admitted at no charge. Otherwise the fee for the luncheon will be $32.00 (payable directly to Gibsons with credit card or cash.) For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact any of the Chicago Marine for Life Team; Major Matt Tune - chicago2@gomarineforlife.net or Major Danielle Sanzi - dfsanzi@gmail.com or visit the Marine For Life Network

October 1, 2016

  • The 2nd District will be holding their District Breakfast at the Golden Corral restaurant located at 1591 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, IL from 0800 to 1130 with breakfast at 0800 and meeting to immediately follow. Please RSVP no later than September 24th. Breakfast costs around $10.00 plus tip. Topics to be discussed: Summer Detachment activities, upcoming Toys for Tots season and any new events to share, Commandants, Vice Commandants, Jr. Past Commandants, detachment members and staff plus Toys for Tots coordinators and staff are all invited to attend.

October 7, 2016

  • The Northwest Suburban Marine Corps League is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Toys for Tots Dinner. This event will take place at MANZO'S Ristorante and Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Road (Corner of Elmhurst RD & Oakton) Des Plaines, IL. Cocktails/Cash Bar 1830 and Dinner at 1930. Please contact Don Stone at 847 781-0095 or email at stone.1978@comcast.net.

October 15, 2016

  • The 2016 Toys for Tots Campaign officially begins and runs through December 23rd. If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact the LCO in your County of residence by clicking here www.toysfortots.org

October 16, 2016

  • Come watch YOUR Chicago Bears take on the Jaguars in support of the Chicago Police Marine Corps League, DET. 553
    Annual Fundraiser
    Sunday, 16 Oct 2016
    1412 W. Washington-FOP Hall
    $20 donation is tax deductible and includes: Food and Beverages for 5 hours, 3 chances to win cash prizes, and unlimited Esprit de Corps
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October 20, 2016

  • Chicago Marine For Life Networking Luncheon - Gibson's Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Networking and lunch from 12:00pm - 14:00. All Active Duty or Reserve Transitioning Marines and Sailors seeking employment will be admitted at no charge. Otherwise the fee for the luncheon will be $32.00 (payable directly to Gibsons with credit card or cash.) Valet parking is available for $14.00. For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact any of the Chicago Marine for Life Team; Major Matt Tune - chicago2@gomarineforlife.net or Major Danielle Sanzi - dfsanzi@gmail.com or visit the Marine For Life Network

October 24, 2016

  • The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will be hosting their 2016 Chicago Dinner on October 24, 2016 at the Four Seasons Chicago. Reception begins at 6:00pm, with dinner following at 7:00pm. The Chicago Committee’s goal is to raise $30 million to ensure that every child of a severely injured Marine or Navy Corpsman has the opportunity to pursue his/her education. By providing $30,000 in scholarship funding, we hope to alleviate some of the financial pressure these families face when considering higher education or career technical education for their children. There will also be a special guest for the evening. General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please contact Gina Scalise at gscalise@pjhchicago.com or click here: 2016 Chicago Dinner

November 4, 2016

  • The Fox Valley Marines will be holding their Birthday Ball on November 4th at the Riverview Banquets facility, 1117 N. Washington Avenue, Batavia. Cocktail reception begins at 17:30, with the official program and dinner to follow.

November 10, 2016

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!!!

November 10, 2016

  • The Naperville Marines request the honor of your presence at the U.S Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Thursday, November 10th at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle beginning at 17:30. Please join us as we honor all Vietnam Veterans in attendance. For more information, please contact Chuck Bokar at 630-877-7517 or visit www.napervillemarines.com. Tickets are $65 per person. Free valet parking. Business formal attire. Reservations and payment must be received by Thursday, November 3, 2016.

November 10, 2016

  • The McHenry County Marine Corps League will be hosting a cake cutting ceremony on November 10th from 1800-2000 at the Chain O’Lakes Brewing Company, 3425 Pearl Street, McHenry. Dress informal.

November 10, 2016

  • The Chicago Marines Foundation will be hosting their 3rd annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball on November 10th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 West Kinzie Street, Chicago. You don't need to be a Marine to attend the best birthday party in Chicago! Come raise a toast or two with the Marines as we celebrate the honor, courage and commitment of our Corps on its 241st birthday. Your donation of $50 includes 2-3 hours of premium beer, wine, and spirits from our sponsors along with one raffle ticket. Raffle prizes will be announced in the coming months. The Chicago Marines Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible! Last year's celebrity guests included Steve Wilkos, Jim Cornelison, and Shannon Ihrke. This year, we expect them all to return and we have more surprise guests lined up!

November 12, 2016

  • The Marines of MACG 48 will be celebrating the birthday of our beloved Corps on Saturday, November 12th beginning at 1700. An informational flyer will be forthcoming. For further questions or information, please contact SSgt Berstein at (847)688-7129 Ext. 315.

November 12, 2016

  • The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines would like to invite you to celebrate the 241st Anniversary of The United States Marine Corps at Soldier Field, Chicago Saturday 12 November 2016 at 1800. Click here for more details. 2016 Birthday Ball

December 4, 2016

  • Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade - "The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade". Help support 2d Battalion, 24th Marines in their Toys for Tots mission. The parade will begin at Dan Ryan Woods (83rd & Western) and ends at Lane Tech 2501 W. Addison). Line up begins at 6:00AM, and the parade will start at 9:30AM. For more information, please visit www.chicagolandtft.org

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