Annual SCV dues are due by October 28th. It is vitally important to the Charge to retain members so encourage everyone to renew. It appears all but two current members look prepared to or have already renewed and these two members have prohibitive illnesses and should be in our prayers.
John Durden was announced as a new member by Adjutant Wayne Sutherland. His certificate is needed before his swearing in. An application from Joe Smith was received and his genealogy reviewed; his application was approved and signed by Commander Booth and 2nd Lt Waldo. Congratulations to these two new members of the Dragoons and we look forward to their participation in the camp.
Larry Spears announced he has accepted the role of I-65 Confederate Flag Coordinator for the Division. It was suggested that a clean up day was needed to shape up the property. 2nd Lt Waldo suggested that a nativity scene for the flag area would be a good looking attention grabber for the holiday season and provided information for a recommended silhouette set.
The Christmas Social was discussed - the Dragoons will hold the Social at Buena Vista on Friday Dec 14th. Couples will be $35 and singles $20 which is the same price as last year. The menu was finalized and will include baked ham, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole and green beans with fried cornbread, desserts and beverages. Door prizes will be raffled, music provided by Mrs Ruth Graham and Chaplain Snowden and the officers will make presentations.
Commander Booth will mention the Friends of Forrest fundraisers which are meant to raise money to help continue the Confederate Circle renovations including repair of the Forrest monument in Selma's Live Oak Cemetery. T-shirts, pavers and donations are encouraged to support the work of UDC Chapter President Pat Godwin who is sacrificially spearheading the effort.