The Dragoons and guests enjoyed their first meeting at Jim’s Restaurant on Thursday 12 July. The accommodations were very comfortable with plenty of room to walk around and visit one another and the food was very good according to feedback we have received. Overall, the meeting room at Jim’s was spacious and excellent accommodations. At least 33 people were in attendance and there was room for many more.
The scheduled speaker had to cancel but Brigade Commander Josh Stover filled in with an exceptional program, with Powerpoint, explaining the upcoming events and focus of our Brigade and Division. Josh showed us how we can easily grow our numbers if the camp just recruits and approaches potential members with the truth about our organization. He also explained that plans are in the works for a Living History presentation that he wants to present to schools in our Brigade. An excellent inspiring program.
New member Earl Edmonson was formally inducted into the ranks of the SCV and the Dragoons. Earl proudly told us of his Confederate ancestor and even showed pictures of him.
Dixie Butt tickets were distributed and it was announced that there are prizes this year for 1st and 2nd place in number of Dixie Butts sold for the camp's annual fundraiser including a $25 gift card from Bass Pro and 2 Battle Flag tags; one to fit a car and another to fit a motorcycle. The tickets should continue to be sold thru the first of August with distribution scheduled for the morning of August 11th.
See the crowd socializing in the first 2 photos and 1LT Commander Harold Grooms thanking Josh for his fine presentation with the last photo showing Earl being sworn in.