Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp Meeting for February 2014 - Part 1

The Dragoons held their monthly camp meeting at the Prattville Shoney's on Thursday February 13th.  Following the Invocation by Chaplain Snowden and the reading of the SCV Charge by Commander Waldo, Color Sergeant Brent Jenks led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag, the State of Alabama flag and the Confederate Battle Flag.  Twenty five members and guests including three spouses were in attendance.  Next, upcoming events were announced including the Millbrook Mardi Gras parade on Feb 22nd, Alabama Division EC meeting at Buck's Place in Millbrook on March 1st, the Dragoon picnic on April 5th and the state and national Reunions in May and July.  Sam Reid was recognized for volunteering to assume the role of Camp Historian.  Sam is very knowledgeable on Confederate history and was the speaker for the January camp meeting. Sam and Tyrone offered their report out of the Stephen Dill Lee lectures they recently attended in Chattanooga.  Pat Godwin of Selma was also recognized and will be invited to the March camp meeting to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for his work removing trees falling and endangering Confederate graves at the Mt.Zion cemetery in Pine Flat. Elections for camp officers were announced for the next camp meeting with the slate to include the current officers serving as recommended by the Executive Committee.  Karl Wade then announced a new service which he brought to and was approved by the EC which will call members and remind them of upcoming camp meetings.  This automated call service is used by other organizations to help promote attendance and participation. Colonel (retired) Mark Anderson was then introduced by 1st Lt Harold Grooms.  Col. Anderson provided a fast paced interesting presentation on Robert E. Lee, his father Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Stratford Hall (where Lee was born and raised).  The meeting came to a conclusion with the reading of the SCV Closing by Commander Waldo and the Benediction offered by Chaplain Snowden. 
Commander Waldo Opens the February Dragoons Camp Meeting
Adjutant Sutherland Listens to Karl Wade's Calling Initiative Announcement
1st Lt Grooms Announces Col.Anderson as Guest Speaker

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