Veterans' Remembrance Day 2014
The IN Dept. of Veterans Affairs and State Senator Mike Delph is on board now also.
Scroll down to “latest headlines and events” and our Flyer is linked to their website…..
We are listed on his home page, center, under "upcoming events".
It’s GREAT for this ceremony to finally be recognized. Our Indiana Young Marines put all they have into it, it needs to be seen.
David Hulett - Unit Commander / Speedway
The rise and fall of the 'Danny Awards'
As the Adult Leaders and some parents and Young Marines are starting to figure out, Mr. Hulett tries to automatically qualify and issue you your awards as you become eligible.
This is great for YOU, stressfull for him. Sometimes after drill, Mr. Hulett will get approached with 'verbal' confirmation that you are able to receive a certain ribbon and with daily life going on, he will forget. When Mr. Hulett forgets your award, he now calls that a 'Danny Award".
Since none of the Young Marines in the Unit (yet) are named Danny, Mr. Hulett likens forgetting your award, to forgetting your name and calling you "Danny" instead.... hence the name, 'Danny award'.
Mr. Hulett does NOT like Danny Awards so.... click below if you think you qualify for a ribbon that you have not yet received, or for any ribbon going forward that you have documents for that Mr. Hulett hasn't caught on to yet. Help an old man out.... Thanks.
Signed, the old man
Our next shoot is: Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 - 14:00. PLEASE remember the $5 range fee will apply to all shooters. NO shooting before the range is open at 11:00. If you bring your own ammo, $5 is all you'll need. If you need ammo from the Unit, you will need a total of $8 for the day. ONLY Young Marines and Young Marine Recruits will be authorized to shoot during live fire. If you are not a Young Marine or Recruit and want to shoot, OR bring other weapons with you to shoot, you will need to wait until after our shoot is complete before you will be allowed on the firing line. A map to the range is below. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR AN EVENT THAT STARTS RIGHT AFTER THE SHOOT
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SHOOT
Head to HIB for their annual Family Fun Day.
Dunk your Unit Commander... Thats right, Mr. Hulett has accepted the challenge by HIB to sit on the dunk tank platform and watch all of you miss.
Come on out after the shoot for a few hours of food, fun, friends and family.
HIB helps us out all year around, let's show them some love. If you want to stay after its over and help them clean up, you will earn Community Service hours....
550 South Audubon Rd., Indianapolis, IN (right behind Roscoes Tacos) (Map below)
Signed, your "dry" Unit Commander!
The VERY next day, Sunday, September 21st starting at 11:30 am.... (Map below)
Help us out again this year by showing up ready to work. Bring family and friends to help out as well if you want. Every year, the founder of this great organization, Mr. Craig Dobbs, gives the Speedway Young Marines a great donation through his family's foundation and we repay him by helping his non-profit organization the best way us Young Marines know how... with Community Service.
DRILL ON 9-22-14 will be at a different location:We will be using this drill night as Fire Prevention and Advanced First Aid training. Click on the Map below for directions. Do not stop at the building, keep driving West on Lakeview Drive and make a left. You will see the tower on your right side as you drive south. Drive to the very last entrance and make a right. Do NOT block any firetrucks or emergency vehicles when you park, thank you!
Brookside Neighborhood Association has asked the Speedway Young Marines back again this year to help them out with their fall clean-up. Last year we did an OUTSTANDING job, this year we will do so again. This will be for at LEAST 5 hours of Community Service and they do feed us lunch so come on out and help.
Date - October 11th
Time - 0730 till, whenever we're done
Uniform - Old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty
Come ready to work, you can bring your own gloves if you want but they will have all the supplies there for us.
Let's use our Young Marine powers once again to "make a difference". (Map of the meeting place is below)
Community Service is a very important part of being a Young Marine. Some Young Marines think that once they get their 50 hours of community service in 12 months, and get that ribbon, they are finished. We at Speedway Young Marines consider serving our community, an honor and are proud to say that even though we are only the third largest Unit in Indiana, we had over 3200 hours of combined community service hours last year, smoking the other, larger Units in the State by at least 500 hours. We pride ourselves in helping others and intend on beating our own record in 2014. If you are a Speedway Young Marine or are having a Speedway Young Marine do some community service for you, please click on the below form, fill it out, get it signed and turn it in. We will log all valid hours in the database.
The Speedway Young Marines is a PREMIERE Youth organization for boys AND girls, ages 8 through the completion of high-school. Our primary focus is DISCIPLINE, LEADERSHIP and TEAMWORK. We believe that discipline begins in the home and is reinforced by positive influence and a healthy, DRUG-FREE lifestyle. Speedway Young Marines was awarded BOTH the Marine Corps League's Unit Commendation award AND the Young Marine Unit Commendation from National Headquarters in Washington DC for 2013. The *Young Marine Unit Commendation award speaks volumes for the Unit to which it is awarded and we will continue to strive to make the best possible environment for you and your kids. We ARE the best youth organization around, sign up and we'll prove it to you.
Our next 'Boot-Camp' starts in January 2015.
* "The Young Marine Unit Commendation is awarded to the Unit that Distinguish themselves by performing extreme meritorious service
rendering the unit outstanding compared to other units performing
similar service". - YM Awards manual
Back Row L-R: Mr. Joe Lusignan (Ntn'l DDR Resource Officer) David Hulett (Unit Commander), Keith Gurley (Executive Officer)
Middle Row L-R: YM/SgtMaj Corin McKee (Division 5 Young Marine of the year, 2013); YM/Cpl Hulett, A; YM/Pvt Smith; YM/PFC Grimme, C;YM/PFC Henk; YM/Cpl Jones; YM/SSgt Gurley, C; Mr Mike Kessler (Naional Executive Director of the Young Marines)
Front Row L-R: Mr. Mac Magana (SgtMaj/USMC Ret and 5th Division Commander); YM/LCpl Davis; YM/Cpl Hardman; YM/Pvt Bond, A; YM/Pvt Bond, C; YM/Pvt Pickard; YM/LCpl Bond, M; YM/GySgt Grimme, P; YM/SSgt Hulett, B
Above; Participants of the 1st Annual, Indiana Young Marines Battalion drill competition, only half of Speedway Young Marines and less than half of Columbus Young Marines participated but it was really a fun time for all. Each year is sure to get better and more attended. Congratulations to Columbus Young Marines for getting 1st place. Not by much so we at Speedway are coming for that trophy next year. Semper Fi Columbus, we really had a great time.