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  • 11 May 2018 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last year, as we went through the process of formally creating this detachment we went through the additional growing pains, along with the rest of the Marine Corps League, of transitioning from a dues construct of a member renewing their membership a year from the time they joined, to every member having to renew at the same time.

    This was a difficult transition for most detachments, let a lone those of us who were forming as a detachment at the same time. 

    This detachment has made huge strides in all areas, across the board. That has only been made possible by the hard work and dedication of members making that happen. Every member within this detachment should be proud of our accomplishments.

    DUES RENEWAL: On September 1, 2018 all MCL memberships will officially expire. That means that dues need to be received at the Detachment level in time to be processed up through the State (Department) level and sent on to National HQ in Stafford, Virginia. From the posting of this message, dues will be accepted by providing a check or cash to the Adjutant (Neal Ballance), the Paymaster (Robert Gillentine) or the Commandant (Robert Bell). Another option to pay online without having to hand payment off to anyone is to pay on the Detachment's Mobile Application (App). Click on the menu and click on the dues button. 

    If you have any questions or concerns let one of us know ASAP so that we can have time to find a solution. The sooner we can receive everyone's dues for the upcoming year the better. At this point we still have time to work with, but the time will be fast approaching. Thanks is advance and...

    Semper Fidelis!

  • 9 May 2018 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to Wild Apricot's online membership management software, the Marine Corps League Detachment 1452 in Ellis County, Texas (stationed in Ennis, Texas) is now able to have a public presence!! This allows our members and citizens of the local community to see what we are about and to have a steady link to our members, operations and events. 

    As the Detachment Commandant, I feel that this addition to our detachment will dramatically enhance our effectiveness in 'taking care of our own' by accomplishing our mission and vision for the future. A few features that will streamline our nonprofit processes, saving us time and effort in the long run, are: a dedicated website focused on membership management, membership directory/account maintenance, member dues management, event management, financial management regarding dues and donations and email distribution, to name a few.

    Our focus is broad and our vision is directed toward enhancing the lives of our local Veterans and helping to improve our communities whenever we can.

     I strongly encourage use of this website and that you would take the time to look around, play around, and see what this website can offer. For a member more functionality is available than a public visitor. A great example of this would be the membership directory. It is built to not show members' names to non-members, but will show the entire roster to members of the detachment.

    Lastly, I encourage you to click the RSS feed button at the top of this page to subscribe to new posts to this Blog as well as any comments and reply's to comments that are posted here. You can also click the RSS feed button on specific Blog posts to get updates when something changes with it.

    I hope you enjoy the website and if you have any suggestions please email us at the Detachment email address: elliscountymarines@gmail.com. 

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The Ellis County Det. 1452 is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation (Federal Tax Id: 81-5103004) founded in Ennis, Texas, and is a subordinate organization of the Marine Corps League Inc. with a special group tax exemption (Group Exemption Number: 0955).


The Detachment can only accomplish our mission with support from kind and generous donors, such as yourself. Please consider supporting our cause.


Official Mailing Address:

3804 Lake Bardwell Drive  Ennis, Texas 75119

Phone: 360.808.0604

Veterans Organization in Ellis County, TX

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