Monday, March 16, 2015

Prattville Dragoons March Camp Meeting - Part 1

The Prattville Dragoons, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held their annual business meeting and elections on Thursday, March 12. A spirited gathering of members and four visitors was on hand, with one of the visitors submitting an application for membership and another being an SCV member from South Carolina who was in our area and attended our meeting for fellowship.

Several officer and committee reports were presented which highlighted the fact that we have an active camp and growing membership. Reports were presented by 1st Lt Harold Grooms for the Commander's Report and by Communications Officer Larry Spears for the Treasurer's and Newsletter Reports.  Special recognition was given to Compatriot Tyrone Crowley who recently stepped down as Newsletter Editor and Communications Officer after serving faithfully for ten years.

Officer elections were held with the following results: Stuart Waldo, Commander; Harold Grooms, 1LT. Commander; Benny Harris, 2 LT. Commander; Wayne Sutherland, Adjutant; Billy Leverette, Treasurer and Tom Snowden, Chaplain. These men will be installed at our April meeting for a one year term.

With the business completed, Compatriot Sam Reid gave an interesting report on the Stephen Dill Lee Institute’s recent lectures in Dallas, Texas concerning the politics, both north and south, of the War Between the States.

The meeting provided highlights of upcoming events and camp news and of course included pledges to the flags and Chaplain Snowden led everyone in an opening Invocation and closing Benediction.  The Dragoons adjourned the meeting with a reminder that the April gathering will be our annual camp picnic. The picnic will be one of several observances for Confederate History and Heritage Month for the month of April.

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