The Seven Purposes
To preserve and promote the history and traditions of women in the Marine Corps;
To conduct programs for charitable and educational purposes;
To counsel, assist and mutually promote the welfare and wellbeing of elderly, disabled, and needy women Marine veterans, as well as women serving in the Marine Corps;
To provide entertainment, care, and assistance to hospitalized veterans and memers of the Armed Forces of the United States;
To promote the civic and social welfare of the community;
To sponsor or participate in patriotic nature, particularly those that perpetuate the traditions and espirit de corps of the Marine Corps;
To foster, encourage and perpetuate the spirit of comradeship among women in the Marine Corps.
Women Veteran Issues
Making Mission requires clear goals, plans, and manpower. We have many long standing members who give unselfishly to the Chapter and to the community. As with any organization, it is important to rejuvenate the membership with new members and to provide clear guidance to them with their input.
One of the most common questions we get when recruiting new members is, "What's in it for me?" and "What is it that the Association does?" It is different from chapter to chapter, but one gets out of WMA what she puts into the chapter. This is a selfless organization. With that in mind, if one comes into this organization with a whats in it for me attitude - they are missing the point.
Making Mission #1 to foster, encourage, and perpetuate the spirit of comradeship among women of the Marine Corps. We have recently entered into a partnership with the Marine Corps Recruit Deport to promote the History of the Women Marines who served aboard MCRD from 1943 to 1946. The Commanding General Brigadier General Heritage has approved our gift of a Women Reserves Monument. We are currently fundraising to fund a memorial to these women, planned to be presented at the Anniversary of Women Marines Reserves in 2020 at MCRD San Diego. For the foreseeable future, we hope to be more present aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and the Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar.
Making Mission #2 Oral History Project - an on going project. Our first interviews were held on April 2016. These interviews will be made available to the MCRD Museum and sent off to the Library of Congress. You will able able to find them on our YouTube channel and our website soon!
Making Mission #3 to provide entertainment, care, and assistance. Our chapter held a 90s party for the members in our chapter and those surrounding chapters who are in their 90s. It was a spectacular event with attendeees from CA-2, CA-5, and CA-7 in attendance. Additionally, for the last three seasons we have fielded an All Female Marine bowling team to compete in the MCRD San Diego league. "My Spare Ladies" is made up of Marines both active duty and veteran from our chapter. This remains a great way to get our members involved in the community, stay active, and brings a lot of fun to our members. We are fortunate to have two members who are appointed as our Liaison to the local Veterans Hospital in La Jolla California. They are very diligent in letting us know how we can support the veterans in residence at the hospital. Regular reports are provided to us at our monthly meetings.
Making Mission #4 to promote the civic and welfare of the community we are a long standing member of the San Diego County Veterans Organizations Counsel. This counsel meets on the last Saturday of the month at 0930 at the Veterans Center in Balboa Park. You are welcomed to attend. This counsel is designed to support civic relations and events.
Making Mission #5 to sponsor or participate in patriotic nature. Particularly those that perpetuate the traditions and esprit de corps of the Marine Corps. Our chapter has attended the United States Marine Corps Marine graduations aboard MCRD San Diego; we participate in 4th of July and Veterans Day Parades throughout the year; we provide an award to the Outstanding Cadet at Sweetwater High School on an annual bases, and we provide the Sergeant Major Grace Carle Woman Marine of the Year award to a recipient in San Diego, CA.