Spreading of Ashes of CA-3 Member Laverne Marts

Date: June 3, 2018 Place: Pier 39/San Francisco Bay, CA Theme: Spreading of Ashes of CA-3 Member Laverne Marts On June 3, family and friends of LaVerne Marts met at Pier 39 in San Francisco to take part in the ceremony to spread her ashes in San Francisco Bay. CA-3 was represented by her best friend Maggie Hart, CA-3 Vice President Kathleen Wright and CA-3 LE Vern Smith. Vern and LaVerne were also members of the MCL Detachment in San Leandro. Semper Fi LaVerne!! RIP
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Memorial Day in Tracy, CA

Date: May 28, 2018 Place: Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy, CA Theme: Memorial Day Ceremonies in Tracy Our CA-3 President, Susan Johnston, joined her local American Legion James McDermott Post 0172 & VFW Post 1537 on Memorial Day in honoring departed veterans from the Tracy area. Susan is the only woman veteran who participates in both the color guard and the honor guard.
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Memorial Day Flags

Date: May 26, 2018 Place: Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy, CA Theme: Veterans Place Flags on Veterans' Graves for Memorial Day Our CA-3 President, Susan Johnston, joined her local American Legion James McDermott Post 0172 & VFW Post 1537 posts in placing flags on the graves of departed veteran’s from the from the Tracy posts.
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Chapter Update

CA-3 continues to hold well attended monthly meetings. The January meeting, hosted by CA-3 Loyal Escorts Elaine Vallecillo-Miller and Greg Miller, celebrated the New Year. The February Meeting was hosted by CA-3 Vice President and Treasurer Kathy Wright. At this meeting, we celebrated the anniversary of the Women Reserves, with our oldest Marine present, Zita Cussary, passing the first piece of birthday cake to our youngest Marine present, Molly Howe. At this special meeting, CA-3 welcomed a ve...
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Inspirational American Pageant

Date: April 21, 2018 Place: Tracy, CA Theme: 5th Annual Ms & Mr Inspirational American Pageant This event honors outstanding American veterans. CA-3 President Susan Johnston was the first female veteran to be honored at this event. She received the awards shown from the US House of Representatives, the California State Legislature, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the Tracy Mayor. Susan contributes a lot of time to her community and to the veterans who live in San Joaquin ...
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Meeting Recap – April 2018

Date: April 21, 2018 Place: Harry's Hofbrau, Redwood City, CA Hostesses: Bonnie Dabalos-Castro & Patti Ellison Theme: Easter We had a great turnout to celebrate April as the Easter month. We enjoyed great cupcakes and wonderful raffle prizes for all. Location Details: Harry's Hofbrau - Redwood City 1909 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 366-3733
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Chapter Update

CA-3 continues to hold well-attended monthly meetings. The October meeting, hosted by Loyal Escort Sarah Rivera and her daughter, Deanna May, celebrated Halloween. All attendees wore Halloween themed attire, with several coming in costume. The November meeting was hosted by Vice President/Treasurer Kathy Wright and celebrated the Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday. The annual message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps was read, the POW/MIA table was set up, and CA-3 held the Birthday Celebration...
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