2020 Coronavirus Outbreak – Update

Marines and Associates of Saguaro 554, Due to the rapidly changing requirements associated with the Coronavirus, all meetings and fundraisers continue to be cancelled until further notice.

I will try to keep everyone posted and notify if there are any positive changes.

Stay safe, remain vigilant.

– Butch Polanski – Commandant, Saguaro 554

Semper Fi


2020 is here and Saguaro Detachment will hold Officer nominations during the February 24 meeting.

If you are a regular member and interested in running for office, contact the Commandant prior to the February meeting or show up at the meeting and put your hat in the ring. If you intend to nominate another for office, please contact them and determine that they would be willing to fulfill the office if elected, prior to your nomination.

Elections for Saguaro Detachment Officers will be held at the MARCH 2020 business meeting.

Website issues

Over the past few days, many of you noticed a blockage of our website and a warning from Google, ESET, Norton, McAffee about the site having “phishing” content.

This content was maliciously attached to our site by outside sources, apparently through an injection of code into then, out of date web software.

This content, and the rest of the website, was then blocked to limit access.

The content has been removed and all software updated, our web host has been very helpful at getting the site up and working again and we greatly appreciate their efforts.

We are still working with the blacklisting sites to remove our website from their list of malicious websites. Please contact the webSgt with questions or to report other issues. Thank you.

Officer Elections 2019

Saguaro Detachment has elected new officers for 2019.

By M. Curry – 12FEB2019

On February 25, 2019 at the Detachment general meeting held at the poolside room at Fountain of the Sun resort, an election of Officers was held for 2019.

The newly elected Officers of the Detachment are…

E. “Butch” Polanski; Commandant

Keith Barrow; Sr. Vice Commandant

David Eneboe; Jr. Vice Commandant

Steve Orsini; Judge Advocate

The swearing in of Officers will be held during the 25 March 2019 meeting. The new Commandant will appoint the offices of Paymaster, Sgt.-at-arms, Quartermaster, Adjutant, Chaplain at that meeting. We encourage all members to attend.

East Valley Veterans Day Parade 2018

Saguaro Detachment is proud to participate in the East Valley Veterans Day Parade again this year.  Our Detachment Historian is in process of preparing a page reflecting Saguaro Detachment’s historical participation in the East Valley Veterans Day Parade which was very nearly cancelled many years ago but for the enormous efforts Saguaro Detachment and many of our members.

For more information, visit the E.V.V.P page on our site, and the E.V.V.P. website.

New Meeting Location

As of October 2018, we have a new, temporary meeting location.

Fountain of the Sun resort, in the Poolside room.

540 S 80th St, Mesa, AZ 85208

Members can ask directions at the guard house and you will be given a temporary pass and directions to the poolside room. Disabled parking available.

Note: we have a slightly earlier meeting time now. It will start at 1830 hrs.

See you there!

New site update 25 June 2018

These are the things I am working on today. Updated 29 Oct 2018


  • creating new email addresses for officers and staff [with instructions on how to set up email addresses on computers and mobile devices.]done
  • working on new document section for members to view/download PDF minutes of meetings (in progress)
  • Calendar sectiondone
  • Gallery sectiondone
  • Design implementation of MCL National requirements on information dissemination and content for Newsletters (in progress)
  • placeholders for MODD and YM programs in Programs section. (in progress) – to do: Membership, VA volunteer hours.

Upcoming pages / sections:

  • Commandants Pagedone
  • Sr. Vice Commandants Page
  • Jr. Vice Commandants Page
  • Judge Advocates Page
  • Members Section
  • Past Commandants
  • History of the Detachment – Detachment Historian’s Page
  • Remembering our Fallen
  • Spotlight
  • Communications
  • Sound Off (considering a BB system for members)
  • Ships Store
  • PayPal implementation for donations / dues



Welcome to the new Saguaro554.ORG!

Welcome to our new website. We hope to get all the information you need about us in one place. Who we are, what we do, how you can help.

Please excuse our dust as we are under construction and are adding new features to the website such as Gallery, Calendar, Ships Store and a Members Only area where Detachment Members can view minutes of meetings, reports, or even sound off on a bulletin board visible only to other members.

We hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions.