Stanley H. Jones receives 2010 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Stanley H. Jones RWMA 2010

Lexington, Kentucky, May 8, 2010: Presented annually at the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) Colonel William "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night/Dining-In to an individual selected by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors, who has demonstrated exemplary community leadership and commitment, with a long history of dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The presentation of a personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque was made by Col David J. Clement, USMCR, Assistant Division Commander, 4th Marine Division and President, MCCCK.

Following his honorable service in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 - 1957, Mr. Stanley H. Jones, Nicholasville, Kentucky, was employed in various administrative capacities and eventually practiced as a certified public accountant with various firms in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1971 he was hired by the Keeneland Association and embarked on a career enhanced throughout by a strong work ethic and high degree of discipline, honed by his Marine Corps training and service. Working in critical management capacities as controller, treasurer, chief financial officer, and ultimately vice president, all of which required the highest standard of honesty and integrity, he gained the professional respect and personal admiration of all his Keeneland Association colleagues. His many contributions to the thoroughbred racing industry were formally recognized in 1986-1987 by his election and installation as president of the Thoroughbred Club of America.

Always mindful of his strong Marine Corps roots, he sought a leadership role in the establishment and perpetuation of the traditional Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast held annually at Lexington, Kentucky and enjoyed by hundreds of active, reserve and veteran Marines from throughout the region, dating back to 1984. His quiet and effective leadership in the organization and execution of this unique celebration of Marine Corps heritage, which has often gone unnoticed, has been critical in its many years of outstanding success and has been instrumental in forging an important bond of mutual respect and cooperation, which thrives today, between Marines from both Lexington and Louisville.

Since 1998, he has labored tirelessly in the shadows on four (4) separate gala evenings, each known as a "Salute to the Legends of the Corps," honoring Marine Corps leaders and Medal of Honor recipients, while helping to raise over $289,000.00 after expenses, for such noteworthy causes as the Marine Corps University Foundation and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. These events have been enjoyed by Marines, former Marines and friends of the Corps from throughout Kentucky and have served to educate hundreds of patrons in the rich heritage and history of the Marine Corps.

In recent years Mr. Jones has been instrumental in the expansion of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky to include participation of Marines and friends of the Corps from throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving in both advisory and leadership capacities. Following his elected term as a member of the Board of Directors (2008), he enthusiastically embraced his current leadership role as Vice President of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky, providing valuable advice and guidance on Marine Corps related matters, especially those impacting the Lexington and central Kentucky regions. His service to the Marine Corps community within Kentucky has been described as a rare blend of administrative and financial acumen, coupled with a fine sense of diplomacy, dedicated to the perpetuation of Marine Corps values among all those who have worn or will wear the eagle globe and anchor.

Mary K. Broussard RWMA 2009
LtCol Mary K. Broussard receives 2009 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 3, 2009: Mary K. Broussard, Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (Ret), of Louisville, Kentucky, honored with 2009 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for years of dedicated and selfless service to Toys for Tots (Louisville Metropolitan Area), as well as central roles in the establishment of Women Marines Association, Louisville Chapter and founding of Patriots Peace Memorial at Louisville, Kentucky.

Brad S. Alsop MCCCK - IMSFF Award 2008
Brad S. Alsop recognized for unique IMSFF support

 Lexington, Kentucky, May 23, 2008: Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) paid special tribute at the 2008 "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" to Brad S. Alsop, for his consecutive daily running of 131 marathons (26.2 miles) from July 4, 2007 (Independence Day) to November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day) to raise awareness and funding for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).

Mary K. Broussard Toys for Tots Award 2007

Quantico, VA: LtCol Mary K. Broussard, USMCR (Ret) has been named 2007 Toys for Tots Foundation, Region II, Local Community Organization "Coordinator of the Year." LtCol Broussard has long been active with Toys for Tots in the Kentuckiana area, devoting much of her time to this worthy cause.

Allen D. Broussard RWMA 2007
Maj Allen D. Broussard receives 2008 Rodney Williams Jr. Memorial Award

Louisville, Kentucky, April 5, 2008:  Allen D. Broussard, Major, USMC (Ret), of Louisville, Kentucky, recognized for many years of service to his fellow Marines with the 2008 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award, for leadership roles in Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Patriots Peace Memorial, and devotion to deceased Marine Corps veterans through rendering of formal burial honors.

James E. (Ted) Bassett III Navy Public Service Award 2007
James E. (Ted) Bassett III receives Department of the Navy Award

Lexington, Kentucky, November 10, 2007: On the 232nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Saturday, November 10, 2007, Keeneland Association, Inc. board member and decorated World War II veteran James E. (Ted) Bassett III was presented with the Department of the Navy "Superior Public Service Award." It is the second-highest civilian honor bestowed by the Department of the Navy and recognizes significant contributions by a civilian to the Navy, Marine Corps or entire Department of the Navy.