2022 (& 2023) Conference – Norfolk, VA

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510


Reservations: 1-800-325-3535 or call the hotel direct at (757) 622-6664

2/24/2022 – 2/26/2022 (check in 2/23, check out 2/27)

2/23/2023 – 2/25/2023 (check in 2/22, check out 2/26)

  • Room Rate: $129 + tax
  • Tax Rate: $14%
  • Resort Charge: $3.00
  • Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking if staying at hotel, otherwise its $13 per day. Valet Parking is $26 per day
  • Breakfast: Complimentary 2 per room daily
  • Any cancellations after February 10, 2021 will forfeit the one night deposit (2022 cancellation period will be posted as information is available).
  • It has been determined that Uber or Taxi are the best method of transport from the airport

Thursday arrivals & stores are open in the afternoon

Friday opening session & agenda items

Saturday sessions continue

Banquet Attire: Formal

Sunday travel day

2021 Virtual Conference


Welcome address and Commandant’s Report from the National Commandant of the Marine Corps League, Dennis Tobin

From the Military Order of the Devil Dog (MODD)

Check out more from the MODD at: MilitaryOrderOfTheDevilDogs.org

From the Marine Corps league Auxiliary, President, Evelyn Joppa

Please visit the Marine Corps League Auxiliary website at: http://www.nationalmcla.org/

Welcome to our Virtual Midwinter Conference!

Memorial Service – The Marine Corps League Family has lost a number of very special people during this challenging time. We pause to remember.

MCLA Chaplain PNP Barbara Nobile brings an honorable remembrance of those who have passed in the Marine Corps League Auxiliary during this past year.

Marine Corps League presentation of a $2,500 check to the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation.

The Marine Corps League National Commandant Dennis Tobin (Left) presented the Executive Director of the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation Tom Hazlett (Right) a donation check of $2,500. The presentation was made in the MCL Headquarters Conference Room. Check out USMarinesYouthFoundation.org and see how they are getting youth involved with physical fitness. The U.S. Marines Youth Foundation was incorporated in 1967 to endow the Youth Physical Fitness (YPF) Program and others like it benefitting American Youth.

Marine Corps League presentation of a $2,500 check to the Young Marines.

The Marine Corps League National Commandant Dennis Tobin (Left) presented the National Executive Director of the Young Marines Bill Davis (Right) a donation check of $2,500. The presentation was made in the MCL Headquarters Conference Room. Check out YoungMarines.com and see how they are building tomorrow’s leaders today. The Young Marines was established in 1959 in Waterbury, CT by a Detachment of MCL Members.

The Marine Corps League presented a $10,000 check to the Marine Corps League Foundation to assist with scholarships.

Marine Corps League Foundation President, Howard Schaeffer

Officer and Committee Reports


Marine of the Year Chairperson Polly Weidenkopf announces the National Marine of the Year

Awards from the National Commandant

National Commandant Dennis Tobin presents Awards
National Senior Vice Commandant Johnny Baker
National Junior Vice Commandant Warren Griffin
National Judge Advocate TJ Morgan


Americanism Chairman Tom Wortman


Public Relations Chairperson Victoria McCoy

Marine For Life

Marine For Life Employee & MCL Member Mark Munger

National Candidate Notifications (for MCL National Convention)

Candidate Johnny Baker for National Commandant
Candidate Warren Griffin for National Senior Vice Commandant
Candidate TJ Morgan for National Junior Vice Commandant
Candidate Phil Zamora for National Judge Advocate
Candidate Dennis Tobin for Past National Commandant

From Partner Organizations

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity which was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps in 1991.

The Young Marines of the Marine Corps League is a 501c3 non-profit youth education and development organization.

Young Marines News Network

Closing prayer by the National Chaplain, Howard Schaeffer

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