1. Pay It Forward – The leaders you had in the Marine Corps put a lot of time and effort into making you the Marine that you were then, and are today, just as you did as a leader with your Marines. Your membership in the Detachment helps your fellow Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) Corpsmen and Navy FMF Chaplains in your community with support and esprit de corps.
2. Expand Your Network – Even if you think you’re too busy, becoming a new member and renewing your Detachment membership is still a good idea. Life in general and civilian employment has one constant: CHANGE. If you happen to experience a sudden life crisis or job loss, the Detachment is a great way to reach out for help and to start a new job search.
3. Be Part of a Growing Community – Ellis County has a large Veteran population. One of the Detachment's goals is to raise the awareness of military service within our community and expand our network along the way. Within the last year we have formed the Detachment and added thirty five members which is a great accomplishment. In November of last year we held our first Annual Marine Corps birthday ball celebration that was a great success!! We expect this event to grow every year.
Your dues and donations go exclusively toward the Marine Corps League and activities in Ellis County.
Regular Membership. Generally speaking, a Veteran who served in the Marine Corps, or Navy as a FMF Corpsman or Chaplain (meaning they served in a Marine unit), who received an Honorable discharge with a minimum of 90 days served is eligible for this. These are voting members.
Associate Membership. This membership level is typically utilized for persons who don't meet the qualifications for Regular Membership and desire membership in the Marine Corps League. These are non-voting members.
Dual Membership. These are members who are members of more than one detachment. Regular dual members are voting members but only in the detachment with the longest tenure. Associate dual members are non-voting members.
Documentation to prove ones military service (i.e. DD-214 or Certificate of Discharge) is required to be on hand with the Detachment Adjutant, Paymaster, or Commandant prior to consideration as a member. Also, new member dues of $35.00 is required to be payed prior to consideration. If on the off chance someone is not accepted as a member the service verification form and dues will be returned to him/her promptly.
It's really simple. You receive Marine Corps League benefits for life, with no dues owed again, ever.
You have to become a Regular or Associate member first before you can become a Lifetime member. So, any person who has been sworn in as a Marine Corps League member is eligible to become a Lifetime Member. It can happen all at once (someone pays their Regular or Associate member dues of $35.00 and then pays their Lifetime member dues) or you can transition to Lifetime membership at anytime thereafter. Your Regular or Associate member benefits will never change, you just won't owe dues. It's a win-win!
There is a one-time fee for a Lifetime Membership, based on your age. Membership dues, whether yearly or Lifetime, can be written off on your yearly taxes and may be tax deductible due to the Detachments tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
If you would like to "join" the Detachment or convert your membership to a Lifetime membership, please click Lifetime Membership below and follow the instructions. Please contact us with any questions at elliscountymarines@gmail.
Life Member one time Dues (based on a members age)
0 - 35 $500
36 - 40 $400
41 - 50 $400
51 - 64 $300
65 & Over $200
National will send you a Gold, metal Life Member ID Card
Ready to Join as a Member of the Ellis County Marine Corps League Detachment? Select a membership option below and follow the directions provided. Welcome to the team and Semper Fidelis!
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