MARINE CORPS LEAGUE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS HQ

Perpetuating the traditions and spirit of all Marines, Navy FMF Corpsman, and Chaplains who proudly or who have worn the eagle, globe, and anchor of the Corps.

Stafford, VA   |  http://www.mclnational.org/

Mission

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen & FMF Chaplains and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen & FMF Chapalins and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Ruling year info

1946

National Commandant/Chief Executive Officer

Wendell W Webb

Main address

3619 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 115

Stafford, VA 22554 USA

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EIN

23-1598250

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Marine Corps League is working to improve its membership recruiting efforts. Additionally, the Marine Corps League is working to improve its merchandise store and sales process to help our customers with a more enjoyable shopping experience.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Marine Rose Program

In 1778, during the War of Independence, the Marine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.
THE PROGRAM: Started by Marine Eddie Gallagher from New York, designed to parallel the VFW "Poppy" program to provide funds for detachments to assist veterans and youth and provide other services to the community.
- health and comfort items for hospitalized veterans.
- Support programs such as bingo or holiday parties for hospitalized or retired veterans in Retirement homes.
- scholarships
- assist youth programs
- Humanitarian Aid
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
- Purchase roses from MCL National Headquarters, Ships Store
- coordinate with local businesses or organizations to set-up a table or booth at their location
- use a coffee or other type container as a collections can
- Advertise what the Marine Rose Program is for and what the donations will be used for.
- Conduct each year in conjunction with the Marine Corps Birthday, or whenever you feel it will be most effective.
- Funds should not be used for the detachment's "general fund", to fund Detachment parties, cook-outs, Birthday Balls, etc. They should be used for the purposes stated above.

Population(s) Served

PURPOSE – Provide Scholarship Grants to qualified applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, and will be enrolled as a full time student (12 semester hour minimum) in the upcoming academic year Fall Semester and is attending an accredited undergraduate institution. Scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of four (4) years. (These Grants do not have to be in consecutive years).

Population(s) Served

Our Funeral Honor Guard performs thousands of funerals each year in support of the Marine Corps Reserves and National Guard.

Population(s) Served

The Marine Corps League supports the Toys for Tots Foundation and Marine Corps Reserve in the performance of Toys for Tots every year.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

The Marine Corps League Headquarters holds one National Convention and one National Conference each year. These are in support of over 1,000 detachments across the United States.

Number of periodicals distributed

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

The Semper Fi Magazine is produced four (4) times each year. Our distribution is about 64,000 per issue. We have opportunities for advertisers. Contact [email protected]

Number of volunteers

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

The Marine Corps League has 65,000 veteran and associate members. These members perform thousands of hours of community service including but not limited to Toys 4 Tots, Funeral Honors, and mentoring.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of the Marine Corps League is to have policies, strategies, and mechanisms in place to spark the interest of new members while maintaining the current members' motivation. Additionally, the merchandise store should have regular sales throughput by selling items that are of interest to customers.

The key is to build a good strategic business plan based of a SWOT and SOAR analysis. Metrics must be developed that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely (SMART). This provides a good bases for developing policies and procedures. It is also a foundation for measures of performance and measures of effectiveness.

The organization recently hired a Chief Operating Officer with over 15 years experience in process development and operations. The experience is strategically sourced to provide change management and create synergies in the headquarters. Implementing best business practices and solid policies will develop the business for a healthy and professional future

The Marine Corps League has the ability to poll data from its systems to measure membership retention and recruiting goals. Merchandise store profit/loss was measurable but is now graphed for executive review. Inventory Turnover baselines are being developed while old product is being purged to allow for new and interesting items.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Board of directors
as of 12/13/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wendell Webb

Marine Corps League

Term: 2017 - 2018

Wendell Webb

Marine Corps League

Dennis Tobin

Marine Corps League

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No