The Prattville Dragoons held the annual business meeting on 14 March at the Prattville Masonic Lodge. The required business included camp officer elections, reports from the Commander, Treasurer and a Newsletter report.
The Dragoons outstanding Chaplain Tom Snowden, was recognized for his years of service to the camp as a great spiritual leader and a Brigade Certificate of Appreciation was prepared and presented by Brigade Commander Josh Stover. Tom requested to relinquish the office of Chaplain due to health issues but promised to continue to contribute and present his excellent slide show before our camp meetings. Tom received a standing ovation for his dedication to the camp members and their families through the years. The presentation is recorded in the 3rd attached photo showing 1st. Lt. Commander Harold Grooms, Tom and Brigade Cmdr. Josh Stover.
The incumbent officers for Commander, 1st. Lt. Cmdr., 2nd Lt. Cmdr., Adjutant and Treasurer were reelected. They are Stuart Waldo, Harold Grooms, Karl Wade, Wayne Sutherland and Billy Leverette. Compatriot Will Dismukes was elected the new Chaplain. The only appointed position that had a change last night was Compatriot John Dennis taking the Color Guard position.
The Nathan Bedford Forrest bronze bust was brought by Commander Stover and was placed on a front center table and made available for all to admire. This is the bust purchased by the Dragoons from Monuments Across Dixie to be donated to the new SCV Confederate museum at Elm Springs in Tennessee. It is pictured in the last photo.
It was announced that the camp donated money to the Southern Victory Campaign and $250 for tornado relief to the Wetumpka Police Department.