Welcome to 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Marine Corps Ball

The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines would like to invite you to celebrate the  243rd  Birthday of The United States Marine Corps at 

The PHEASANT RUN RESORT, ST. CHARLES Saturday 17 November 2018 at 1800 

The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps

The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps, on 10 November 1775, was when the Second Continental Congress decreed:
“ That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines. ” Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is regarded as the birthplace of the Corps as the location of the first Marines to enlist under Commandant Samuel Nicholas, though it is disputed if a recruiting drive may have occurred earlier at Nicholas's family tavern, the Conestoga Waggon.When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the Continental Navy was disestablished, and with it, the Continental Marines. The Corps was re-established on 11 July 1798, when the "act for establishing and organizing a Marine Corps" was signed by President John Adams.


Uniform of the Day

Evening Dress

Mess Dress

Dress Blues Alpha/ Bravo

Service Alpha

Service Equivalent

Formal Wear

Tuxedo/ Coat and Tie

 

Anticipated Attendees include:

Guest Of Honor

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:

 1800 HOURS COCKTAILS
 1900 HOURS CALL FOR SEATS
 1930 HOURS CEREMONY
 Sound Attention
 Escorts
 March on the Colors
 General Lejeune’s Message
 Commanding Officer Remarks
 Guest of Honor Remarks
 Cutting of the Birthday Cake
 Retirement of the Colors
 Prayer

2000 HOURS DINNER
 2100 HOURS DANCING

2300 End Of Celebration

 

A. ROBERT ABBOUD


President, A. Robert Abboud and Company, a private investment company, since 1984. Chairman and Managing Member Beacon Power, LLC. First Chicago 1958 – 1980.

Chairman and CEO, First Chicago Corporation and The First National Bank of Chicago, 1975-1980. President and Chief Operating Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, 1980-1984. Chairman, First City Bancorporation of Texas, 1988-1991.

Served Regular and Reserve with the U.S. Marine Corps 1951 -1960, in Korea 1951-1953, Rifle Company Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Bronze Star, Purple Heart.

Co-authored a book titled Money In The Bank: How Safe Is It?, published in l988 by the Bank Administration Institute. Co-Authored an Article in the September-October 2002 Issue of Foreign Affairs entitled Advancing Peace In The Middle East.

A ROBERT ABBOUD BIOGRAPHY – 2012

Lead Independent Director, Ivanhoe Energy since March 2012

Co-Chairman and Lead Independent Director Ivanhoe Energy 2006 -2012

President, A. Robert Abboud and Company, a private investment company, since 1984

The First National Bank of Chicago 1958 - 1980

Chairman, First Chicago Corporation and The First National Bank of Chicago, 1975-1980. First Chicago was first U. S. Bank to open an office in China in 1978.

President and Chief Operating Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, 1980-1984

Chairman, First City Bancorporation of Texas, 1988-1991

Chairman, Houston Japanese Garden Project, 1990-1991

Chairman of ACB International, Ltd., a joint venture including the Bank of China and a subsidiary of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade, 1988-1993

Served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea 1951-1953, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Co-authored a book titled Money In The Bank: How Safe Is It?, published in l988 by the Bank Administration Institute. Co-Authored an Article in the September-October 2002 Issue of Foreign Affairs entitled Advancing Peace In The Middle East.

Previously served on the Board of Directors of AAR Corporation, Alberto-Culver Company, Hartmarx Corporation, Inland Steel Industries, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Cities Service Company , Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Field Enterprises, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Association of Reserve City Bankers , The International Monetary Market, ICN Biomedicals, ICN Pharmaceuticals, the Midwest Securities Trust Company and the International Monetary Conference.

Served as a director of the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Greater Houston Partnership, the umbrella corporation that coordinates the Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Economic Development Council and the Houston World Trade Association, the Houston Area Research Center, the American Productivity and Quality Center, the Texas Superconducting Super Collider Authority, and as a member of the President's Circle of the National Academy of Sciences.

Previously served a term as President of the Commercial Lending Division of the American Bankers Association and as a Trustee of the University of Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital, the Yale School of Organization and Management and the Cate School.

Harvard College 1951, Harvard Law School 1956, Harvard Business School 1958 – Baker Scholar. Member Illinois, Massachusetts, and Federal Bar and the American Bar Association.

A. ROBERT ABBOUD BIOGRAPHY – 2006

Co-Chairman and Lead Independent Director, Ivanhoe Energy since 2006.

President, A. Robert Abboud and Company, a private investment company, since 1984

Chairman, First Chicago Corporation and The First National Bank of Chicago, 1975-1980. First Chicago was first U. S. Bank to open an office in China in 1978.

President and Chief Operating Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, 1980-1984

Chairman, First City Bancorporation of Texas, 1988-1991

Chairman, Houston Japanese Garden Project, 1990-1991

Chairman of ACB International, Ltd., a joint venture including the Bank of China and a subsidiary of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade, 1988-1993

Served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea 1951-1953, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Co-authored a book titled Money In The Bank: How Safe Is It?, published in l988 by the Bank Administration Institute. Co-Authored an Article in the September-October 2002 Issue of Foreign Affairs entitled Advancing Peace In The Middle East.

Previously served on the Board of Directors of AAR Corporation, Alberto-Culver Company, Hartmarx Corporation, Inland Steel Industries, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Cities Service Company , Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Field Enterprises, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Association of Reserve City Bankers , The International Monetary Market, ICN Biomedicals, ICN Pharmaceuticals, the Midwest Securities Trust Company and the International Monetary Conference.

Served as a director of the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Greater Houston Partnership, the umbrella corporation that coordinates the Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Economic Development Council and the Houston World Trade Association, the Houston Area Research Center, the American Productivity and Quality Center, the Texas Superconducting Super Collider Authority, and as a member of the President's Circle of the National Academy of Sciences.

Previously served a term as President of the Commercial Lending Division of the American Bankers Association and as a Trustee of the University of Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital, the Yale School of Organization and Management and the Cate School.

Harvard College 1951, Harvard Law School 1956, Harvard Business School 1958 – Baker Scholar. Member Illinois, Massachusetts, and Federal Bar and the American Bar Association.

COCKTAILS

Cocktails will be available during the following periods.

1800-1900

2000-2300

Beer and wine will be available at no charge. Mixed drinks will be available for purchase. 

1900-2000 The bar will be closed.

DINNER MENU:

Dinner will consists entrée selections, bread rolls, salad, and dessert.  When purchasing your tickets please make sure to select the correct entrée for each ticket. 

Entrée (Chose one per ticket)

Chicken

Oven Roasted French Chicken- Tender breast of chicken in wild mushroom, pancetta herb broth

Fish

Salmon Americana- Pan seared salmon topped with shrimp and scallops and a lobster cream sauce

Beef

Peppercorn Crusted Prime Sirloin Steak- Peppercorn crusted prime sirloin steak marinated creole mustard with balsamic onions and red wine reduction

Vegetarian

Grilled Vegetables en croute- Vegan friendly zucchini, squash, bell peppers, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms seasoned with herbs wrapped with delicate puff pastry

Hotel

Pheasant Run Resort, St Charles

4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174 

Phone: 630-584-6300 

Email: info@pheasantrun.com

https://www.pheasantrun.com 

Policies 

All reservations require ONE NIGHT DEPOSIT.  Your credit card will be charge upon making your reservation.  
Cancellation policy is 24 hours prior arrival.   If you have problems reserving online,
please contact our reservations department at  800-474-3272.


 

PARKING

Parking will be available at the site at no additional cost.

Ticket Sales *please note no physical ticket will be issued*

Welcome, on November 17th the Marines of 2nd Battalion 24th Marines will celebrate the 243rd Marine Corps Birthday. We have many different options available to accommodate guests, corporate guests, current and former Marines plus an option to donate to sponsor a Marine. Don't forget to take advantage of our Marine Corps Ball program option to create a message of remembrance for those that came before us or a message of gratitude for those that make what we do possible.

Corporate Level Sponsorship 

With your corporate level sponsorship you will receive the following 

Ten tickets for you and your guests. 

One premium table. 

One full page message in the ball program.

A personalized announcement of gratitude for your support prior to the start ceremony.

Individual Marine Sponsorship.

Your Sponsorship will go to offsetting the cost of a Junior Enlisted Marines ball ticket. Donations of any amount are welcome.  Every $100 donated will cover the ticket cost of one Junior Enlisted Marine.

Marine Corps Ball Program messages. 

$100-Full page message, we will work with you to include images you supply. 

$50-Personalized Message / Maximum 400 Characters/ Please leave message in the Notes upon purchase.

Example:

Thank you to all Marines for 243 years of outstanding service, and may you continue to be the BEST for many, many more!

Sgt Ebi/ 1998-2003/ 2nd Battalion 7th Marines / OIF Veteran