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Annual Toys for Tots Gala
"Salute to the USO"

Friday, November 18, 2016
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook Hotel   ·   2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook

The Gala's live/silent auction raises funds for Toys for Tots and for its Youth programs.  Last year, the Gala donated $6,100 to the Marines' Toys for Toys Program and $2,000 for the Counci's support of the Sea Cadets and Naval Junior ROTC.

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On April 20, 2016, the Edward Marshal, President of the Glenview Council awarded two scholarships at the Wheeling Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Annual Awards Ceremony.  The Glenview Council sponsors the Wheeling High School JNROTC.

Photo: Edward Marshall, Glenview Council President, Cadet Lt. Mathew Hufano, Cadet LCDR Lauren Monsen

Cadet Hufano was also awarded a ROTC scholarship at Loyola University and Cadet Monsen was also awarded a ROTC scholarship at Georgetown University.

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A check for $6,100 that was delivered to Marine Corps Air Control Group 48.

Left to right - SgtMaj Isaacson; Edward Marshall, Council President, Mary Long, Toys for Tots Gala Chair; Col. Paul Weaver, Commanding Officer of MACG 48, GySGT Dennis Jones, Toys for Tots Coordinator.

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The USS Illinois Commissioning Committee, and the Union League Club coordinated a statewide contest inviting Illinois high school students to submit their design ideas for the official crest of the USS Illinois.

From nearly 150 submissions, five student entries were selected as finalists and the winning design was chosen by the officers and crew of the SSN 786.

The winning design was submitted by Christopher Durdle, a senior from Monmouth Roseville High School, Roseville, Illinois.  Captain Jessie Porter, Commander, and Union League Officials presented an award to Christoper at a luncheon, held on April 2, 2015, at the Union League Club.

The Glenview Council is on the Sponsoring Committee of the nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786), which is being constructed in Groton, Connecticut.

Council member Bobby Ferguson is the Co-Chair, and Council President Mary Long is on the Gifts Committee.

Be sure to visit the ship's commissioning website at

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt.  It is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

The objective and purpose of the Navy League is twofold: educational and motivational.  We must acquire and display before the citizens of our country information regarding the condition of our naval and maritime forces.  We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our maritime capabilities.

"It seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further.  For the building and maintaining in proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely on nothing but the broad and farsighted patriotism of our people as a whole."  Teddy Roosevelt
To this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of over 240 councils in the U.S. and around the world.  The Navy League has over 40 thousand active members.

The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program.  Individual councils are also involved in promoting youth-oriented activities in their communities such as NJROTC, MCJROTC, and ROTC units along with other recognized youth programs.  Local councils and national headquarters provide over $200,000 in scholarships and awards every year.

Navy League councils support active duty military personnel through "adoption" of ships, installations, and units; commissioning ceremonies; award programs; and other recognition programs.

Over the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments.  Today the Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industrial leaders, and public officials.  Navy League programs are welcomed in communities throughout the nation, and members are recognized for their integrity and patriotism.


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Wheeling High School Junior ROTC
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John Borling Sea Cadet Unit, Rockford, IL
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Benfold Sea Cadet Unit, Cary, IL
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Wilmette Harbor Coast Guard Station, Wilmette, IL


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