There are approximately 620 of the 1,023 Marine officers who are members of the Association.
Since 1930 the beneficiaries of deceased Marine officers have been paid $251,653.59. In 1930 there were seven (7) deaths ($54,306.73); in 1931, eleven (11) deaths ($85,829.35); in 1932, six (6) deaths ($47,742.84) ; and in 1934 to date, there have been two (2) deaths ($15,988.52).
It is with a feeling of great satisfaction that members can look back upon the growth of their Association, since Admiral Cowie assumed the duties of Secretary and Treasurer in 1920:
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