The GATHERING OF THE PACK 2023 will occur at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort located in Palm Desert (Palm Springs Area), California from 20 - 23 July 2023. The contract has been signed and the coordination has begun. Although we did not think we could do it after 2021, the bar has been raised again.
Thursday, 20 July, we will host an evening reception for those who are able to arrive early. With numerous pools and a golf course, there is much to do at the resort. If you prefer, you can visit one of the local casinos or schedule dinner with your fellow Marines at one of the many amazing restaurants or bars in the resort or surrounding area.
Friday, 21 July, we plan to travel to 29 Palms to visit the Battalion. Upon return, we will host an evening mixer for all attendees. We are trying to coordinate a couple of other events - details to follow soon. Although you will be tired after the visit to "The Stumps" you will not want to miss the camaradarie at the resort. .
Saturday, 22 July, we will host a formal dinner for all attendees as the final Gathering of the Pack event for 2023. Tickets for the dinner are $75.00 per person. You can purchase your dinner tickets through the Wolfpack Store link posted at the bottom of this page. If you would prefer to pay by check, you can download, complete, then email or mail the Wolfpack Dinner Ticket Request Form posted below; mailing instructions are on the form.
Updates to the event can be found here. We will also continue to provide updated information via our Facebook page and Instagram. If you have any questions about the event as the date gets closer, you can ask them via the Facebook Page or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
GET THE WORD OUT!
We look forward to seeing you there - it is going to be GREAT TIME. Also, make sure you share this information - as always, the 4th General Order (if you don't remember what it is, look it up) is in FULL EFFECT! Semper Fidelis!
You can book your room NOW for the 2023 Gathering of the Pack at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa by clicking the link below. The resort is amazing with amazing amenities - the bar has been raised and you will not be disappointed.
The Room Block Rate of $199.00 per room (only $20.00 more than the 2021 Gathering of the Pack) is good for the nights of 20-22 July 2023 with departure on Sunday, July 23, 2023. To put this into perspective, standard room rates for this period are typically $500.00-$700.00 per night with resort fee of $153.00 per night.
The Resort is taking care of The Pack!
If rooms are not available when you book, notifiy us by email immediately at email@example.com so we can request more rooms.
You may also make your reservations via phone by calling the resort's Passkey Reservations at 1-877-622-3140
In addition to the $199.00 room rate, there will be a Resort Fee of $38.00 per day.
Amenities included with Resort Fee
Daily In-Room Enhanced Wireless - Internet Access - Daily Wellness Experience Instructional Led Fitness Classes - Self-Parking (Not Valet) - Mini Golf
Daily Golf Bag Storage - Complimentary Driving Range
One hour hard court tennis, pickleball, and racquet rental
All Lawn Games
This is a value of $153.00 per night.
Whether you paid for the event via PayPal or you plan to pay via check or credit card, you must complete the Event Registration Form below and send to the Wolfpack Association. You can scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
The Wolfpack Association
321 E. California Street - Box 483
Gainesville, Texas 76241
The Event Schedule for the 2023 Gathering of the Pack is being coordinated will be posted soon.
When it is available, you can download and print the schedule so you will know where to be and what to do when you get there.
We will notify you via Facebook if there are any changes or update to the schedule posted below.
We are going to have a great event - we look forward to seeing you there. Semper Fidelis!
Files coming soon.
If you can still SQUEEZE into your uniform and you want to wear it,
the Uniform of the Day is:
Evening Dress - Miniature Medals
Dress Blue Alpha - Large Medals and Ribbons
Dress Blue Bravo - Ribbons and Badges
If you feel more comfortable in a suit:
Suit and Tie - Miniature Medals
If "Open Collar" is more your style:
Sport Coat, Open Collar - Miniature Medals
If you need any uniform items or just want to have your large medals mounted for your uniform or miniature medals mounted for your suit or sport jacket, you can click this link to get to Vangard. They have everything you need and have outstanding quality with reasonable prices.
You can also call them at (800)443-1334. Their staff is knowledgeable and helpful - they will ensure your medals are mounted properly.
It is always nice to dress up for an event. This one is semi-formal but it is appropriate to dress to match your Marine.
Because it is going to be July in Palm Desert a nice summer dress will do - again, it is appropriate to dress to match your Marine.