Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment 2019 Christmas Party

San Clemente Elks Club Lodge
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dear Members, Friends, and Guests,

You are cordially invited to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment Christmas Party which will be held at the San Clemente Elks Club Lodge (1515 N. El Camino Real-Park in rear) on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

In addition to your first glass of Christmas Cheer being free (no host bar after that) we will be offering a decadent assortment of appetizers plus a delicious Italian feast as provided by Jack’s Restaurant. The buffet will include: Chicken Marsala, a tomato cream, sausage, mushroom and spinach penne sallicia, eggplant parmesan, greek salad, and focaccia bread. Dessert will be an assortment of mouthwatering pies, cakes, and Christmas logs to titillate your taste buds.

During the Cocktail Hour we are very fortunate to have Tim Johnson, President & Founder of “Lord of The Strings Concerts” who is a very accomplished Guitarist in his own right play for us. Tim & his Wife Tina, on a monthly basis, bring in exceptionally talented artists to play at the Dana Point Community House and Mission Viejo Civic Center. Please visit We think you will not only be entertained, but impressed by Tim’s unique playing style.”

The evening will feature a live performance by world renowned standup comedian and talk show host James P. Connolly.  James is a United States Marine and while on active duty was deployed in Iraq while serving in Operation Desert Storm.   This is one laugh filled routine that you’ll want to on the front line to enjoy!  Check out James’ website –   Additionally and throughout the evening we will ring in the Holiday Season with festive music and carols.

The cost of this scrumptious meal, with your first drink included, plus dessert is only $35/Person. Our Marines-Sailors & Spouses will be attending without cost. Space is limited, (only 80 seats available) so please make your Reservations and/or Sponsor a Marine-Sailor & Spouse now before we reach full capacity and are sold out.

You may reserve your seats by using our PayPal links to the right OR by sending your Check to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, P.O. Box 3775, San Clemente, CA 92674-3775 (Memo Section: # in Party, # Marines Sponsored).

So that we can put lots of smiles on the faces of our Marines’ & Sailors’ Kids this Christmas, please bring an Unwrapped Present with you that will be delivered to the units your detachment supports in time for Santa’s arrival. Thanks for helping us spread the Joy of Christmas.

Our Marines-Sailors and I look forward to being in your company in just a few short weeks.

Any additional funds generated by this event will be used to provide a wonderful Christmas experience for our Camp Pendleton kids (riding in the Dana Point Boat Parade, defraying costs of Christmas parties, Christmas presents and Holiday meals.)

Semper Fidelis, Pete Hammer-Commandant Emeritus
Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment

San Clemente Elks Club Lodge
Thurs, Dec 5, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
map & directions

Turn off of El Camino Real onto Los Molinos. Proceed 100 yards to a large Elks parking lot on your right.