2020 National Convention Reports

Looking forward to seeing you In 
Springfield, IL in 2021

"Success is built on the dreams of those who seek to serve others."

Evelyn Joppa

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National President
Evelyn Joppa 

Other Officers / Staff

Division Vice Presidents

Committees and Subsidiaries

Past Presidents
  Message from the National President:

Greetings Auxiliary Members!

Despite the pandemic, our Auxiliary Units and Departments are finding ways to

carry out our mission of helping Marines, Veterans, Families, and 

I ope that you have had a change to look at the reports normally presented at the

convention on the website. The reports show how much the Departments and Units

have accomplished this past year. These reports only show a small part of what we

do, as many members, unfortunately, do not report their efforts to the unit and are

not part of the results.

Good news on the Headquarters office front! We have hired a new secretary, 

Ramona Smith brings a lot of talent and a positive attitude in taking on this

position. She is being trained by our very capable Karen Grady. Please be

patient there is much for our new secretary to learn. I thank the interview 

committee for their assistance in accomplishing this important task. National VP

Linda Chamberlain, National JA Mary Brief, PNP Cindy Marshall, and Karen

Grady were invaluable help in this selection. The trip to Stafford was worth the

adventure. Welcome Aboard, Ramona!

Once again, the Board of Trustees has been proactive in planning for the unknown

future. An addendum to the Emergency Election Procedure for Departments has been

added to help those Department who cannot elect their Officers before the date of

October 31, 202 due to the cancellation of their rescheduled Convention or Fall meeting.

Should those meetings be cancelled the Department President will be contacting the units

in their Department to implement this plan.

The Foothills Unit, NC and The Lewis & Clark Leatherneck Unit, SD are totally up and

running. Job well done by Pat Walker Mideast DIV VP, Darlene MacCubbin Midwest DIV
VP, and the New Presidents Karen Barton of Foothills and Luane Johnson of Lewis &

Clark Leathernecks. Welcome, Ladies!

The Memorial Fund Committee and the Headquarters Project Committee could use

our assistance. If you or your unit could spare a few dollars, this is a good opportunity

for helping.

I recently traveled to Michigan to represent the National Auxiliary at funeral services

for PNP Virginia Johnson. It was a true celebration of her life. Her life commitment to

others showed by the farewell tributes given by those she touched. The family did a

great job in fulfilling Virginia's vision.

The Touhy's: PNP Gerri, PNC Jim, Peggy, and PNC John made my trip easy with 

the super hospitality given. The Michigan Auxiliary members greets me with a 

warm welcome.

Help the Auxiliary shine and to stay informed. If your unit is doing various great

things, take pictures, write an article, and send to MCLA-Newsletters@nationalmcla.org.

Remember September 11, 2001, those lost and those who rushed in to help! Pray 

for those affected by the ongoing disasters!

Thank You for all you continue to do. Be safe; Be well!

Success is built on the dreams of those who seek to server others!

Semper Fidelis,


Evelyn B Joppa

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 Patriotic   Preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps;
 maintaining true allegiance to American Institutions.

 Historic   Holding sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given
their lives to this Nation; perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps
by observing the anniversaries of historical occasions of interest to the Corps.

 Fraternal   Creating camaraderie between the Marine Corps League and Auxiliary; voluntarily aiding
and assisting Marines and Veterans as well as their families; decorating graves of
deceased Marines whenever possible.

 Educational   Striving for passage of legislation favorable to the United States
Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League and its personnel.

 Eligibility   Regular Members- Wives, Widows, Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Daughters, 
Granddaughters, Stepmothers, Stepsisters, Daughters-in-Laws, Aunts, Nieces,
Mothers-in-Law, Sisters-in-Law of a (current or former) Marine or a US Navy FMF
 Corpsman or FMF Navy Chaplain, eligible to belong to the Marine Corps League, Inc., 
and Women Marines. Must be over 16 years of age.

Associate Members - Women not meeting the above requirements may join as
associate members. Must be over 16 years of age.