MCRA serves members of the Marine Corps Reserve through promotion of professional development, advocacy for the Marine Corps Reserve, furthering the relevance and value of the Marine Corps Reserve and its individual members, and advancing the interests of the total United States Marine Corps in order to preserve the security of the United States



For the past 25 years the Association has conducted an Annual Golf Tournament. For the past 10 years, this tournament was used to raise funds for the Semper Fi &America's Fund. To date, we have raised over $250,000 for this amazing organization. We will be unable to hold a tournament again this year due to COVID concerns. But, we are determed to continue our support. We are doing this by holding an "on-line"raffle and we recommend you  get your tickets fast as there are only 300. There will be ONE CASH AWARD, only one ONE person will walk away with $10,000!! The remaining funds will be donated to the Semper Fi & America's Fund. The cost is ony $100 per ticket. The goal is to have all the tickets sold in order to have the "on-line" drawing on 10 November. This could slide if all the tickets are not sold. Get your tickets now......


This year’s annual business meeting will again be held via ZOOM due to the increase in COVID cases in and around Washington, DC. It is shaping up to be an incredible event. It will be held over a two-day period, 29 & 30 Oct. The meeting will occur from 1100 – 1600 Eastern both days.
The following is a schedule of events:

FRIDAY – 29 October

1100 – the meeting will be called to order by National President


  • 1100: National Anthem & Welcome – Col Bob Donaghue, USMC (Ret), MCRA Exec Director
  • 1115: UPDATE: Young Marine Program – Col Bill Davis, USMC (Ret), CEO Young Marines
  • 1145: UPDATE: Semper Fi/America’s Fund Program - Madeline Manzanet, Community Events Manager, Semper Fi & America's Fund
  • 1215: INTRODUCTION: Veterans & Military Organization Task Force – Keith King, Founder/CEO
  • 1245: UPDATE: Tomb of the Unknown Association – SgtMaj Gavin McIlvenna, USA (Ret), National Pres.
  • 1315: UPDATE: VA on COVID & PTSD Efforts – 
  • 1345: Discussion on name changes to VP positions – Col Ken Hopper, USMC (Ret)
  • 1415: Review/Voting on new Officers & Board of Director applicants 

SATURDAY – 30 October

1100 – the meeting will be called to order by National President

  • 1100: Meeting called to order, review of agenda with introduction of speakers
  • 1115: MCRA Life and Education Trust – LtCol Thomas Howlett, USMC (Ret)
  • 1145: Treasurer Report & proposed 2022 budget – Col Frank Corte, USMCR (Ret)
  • 1230: “Force Design” – Col Phil Zeman, USMC Combat Development & Integration HQMC 
  • 1400: "Traditions and Ethos of the Corps: The First Hundred Years.” – National Museum of the Marine Corps
  • 1515: Communications Report – LT Dean Castaldo, VP, Communications
  • 1545: Legislative Update – Col Frank Wikersham, VP, Legislative Affairs
  • 1615: Review of 2021 remaining efforts & closing comments – Col Robert Donaghue, USMC (Ret)

Times & agenda are subject to change.. 

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