Thursday, October 11, 2012
Prattville Dragoons October Camp Meeting
The Prattville Dragoons will hold their monthly camp meeting on Thursday October 11th at the Shoneys on Cobbs Ford Rd in Prattville. Many gather starting at 6pm to partake of the Shoneys dinner buffet and the meeting agenda starts at 7pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend for fellowship and to hear news for the camp. The speaker this meeting will be Dragoons 2nd Lt Stuart Waldo who will report on his attendance at the SCV National Reunion in Murfreesboro in July. Other Dragoons and Montgomery and Selma compatriots were also in attendance. The general themes of the speakers over the first two days of the convention included growing the SCV membership thru retention and recruitment including Vision 2015 which seeks to double SCV roles. Also, education and activism of the membership was stressed with leadership conferences, on-line courses, the Confederate Veteran magazine, the Sam Davis Youth Camps, Confederate Heritage Rallies, and the Stephen D. Lee Institute lectures highlighted as examples of the wealth of educational opportunities available to the SCV membership. There were outstanding tours including those of Elm Springs, N.B. Forrest's boyhood home, the Murfreesboro Courthouse, and Oaklands Plantation providing great information on the historical importance of the area to Confederate heritage. Please join us for what is sure to be another enjoyable evening.