Marine Corps League 246th Birthday Celebration


7th Annual Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment

Birthday Dinner Celebration

Location: Bella Collina San Clemente
Date: Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM


Dear Friends,

You are cordially Invited to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment’s 7th Annual Marine Corps Birthday Dinner Celebration at the Premier Bella Collina San Clemente Golf Club set for Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6:00PM-10:00PM. The planning for this outing has been extraordinary and with the selection of Bella Collina the Dinner Celebration is expected to be the absolute best we have ever offered. Nothing short of 1st Class with a wonderful Program and delicious Buffet Meal with Prime Rib Carving Station.

All the stops have been pulled out, as we will not only be hosting some of our 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) at no cost, but have also invited as many of our 2/1 Families of our Fallen and Wounded (18) from the Kabul Suicide Bombing that that are able to attend. The Birthday Dinner is a fitting Tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who have sacrificed so much.


We are very pleased to have SgtMaj Darwin Ellington, Sergeant Major of our 1st Marine Regiment as our Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. In addition to the SgtMaj’s Briefing, our Program will include the reading of General Lejeune’s 1921 Birthday Message, the playing of the Commandant of the Marine Corps-General Berger & SgtMaj of the Marine Corps-SgtMaj Black’s 246th Birthday Message, plus the Cutting of the Birthday Cake shared with the Oldest & Youngest Marine present. A Champaign Toast to our beloved Marine Corps will follow with the playing of the Marine’s Hymn. The embossed Champaign Flutes are a parting gift to say Thank You for sharing this special occasion with us.

As a prelude to this very Special Dinner Buffet Dinner, there will be a No-Host Bar accompanied by Tray Passed Appetizers which include: Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce, Maple Mustard Meatballs, and Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce. The Elegant Dinner itself will include: A Classic Caesar Salad, Chicken Marsala, Seared Salmon, a mouthwatering PRIME RIB Carving Station, Green Beans & Carrot Medley, Wild Rice Pilaf and Dinner Rolls. There will be Bottles of hand selected Cabernet & Chardonnay Wines at each table. The Tasty Birthday Cake will be cut and served by Staff for Dessert. We will also have an array of Special Silent Auction Items to bid on and number of sought after Raffle Items to select from.

We are pleased to offer this very Decadent Dinner for only $75/Person so all may enjoy. Marines & their Spouses may also be Sponsored at the same price. So that we can offer a Celebration that is so special at such a low price, we would ask that our Corporate & Private Businesses, Philanthropic Organizations, and Friends consider becoming an Event Sponsor which includes Dinner Tickets with each Sponsorship Level. The Names of our Event Benefactors will be prominently displayed on our Website and at the Event.

To make your Reservations, Sponsor a Marine, and/or become an Event Sponsor just click on our secure, Dropdown PayPal Links to make your selection(s). If you prefer, your Check may be made out and sent to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, P.O. Box 3775, San Clemente, CA 92674-3775. (Memo Section: Reservations, Marine Sponsorships, or Event Sponsor).

I along with our Marines look forward to having You, your Family and Friends with us at this Gala Outing. Our mission is to make sure everyone has a wonderful time to be remembered for years to come.

Thank You & Semper Fidelis With Respect & Gratitude, Pete Hammer-Commandant

Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment

LOCATION – 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673


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SgtMaj Level – $2,000 – Includes 4 Dinner Tickets
GYSgt Level – $1,000 – Includes 2 Dinner Tickets
Sgt Level – $500 – Includes 1 Dinner Ticket

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Event Sponsors will be prominently displayed and promoted on our website and at the dinner.