2015 Newsletter Competition
Communication is one of the keys to success. The National Newsletter Competition encourages all Detachments/ Departments and Divisions of the Marine Corps League to be successful in sharing their news with others. Keep in mind that the Newsletter may be the only information some members receive. It should give members a reason to attend meetings and remain as active as possible in the Marine Corps League.
The Newsletter Judging Criteria does more than establish standards for judging. It makes an outline of what an editor should utilize to publish a newsletter that is both interesting and informative, that encourages readers to read through the publication, and that conveys a sense of pride.
Newsletters can serve as a valuable tool to communicate with all members of a Detachment or Department. It is the most convenient way of keeping in touch with members, Marines and other Detachments. Newsletters can also be effective recruiting or public relations tools. It should serve as a means by which the League can reach out to its members, the general public and potential members as well as for the officers of the Detachment to make the members aware of goals and achievements of the Detachment and encourage participation.
Elizabeth S. McCleaster/Chairman
National Newsletter Committee