Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Prattville Dragoons September 2016 Camp Meeting

The Dragoons, SCV Camp 1524 held their camp meeting on Thursday September 8th with Commander Waldo presenting a power point program on the foundations of the SCV and the activities of our camp. A very special visitor, Brigade Commander Butch Godwin from Selma’s Christopher C. Pegues Camp commended the camp on our community service projects and explained the Division’s major emphasis on passing a monument protection bill in the 2017 regular session of the legislature. The Division has a detailed plan and it involves each and every member of the Division to voice their support to their elected representatives.  Butch also presented three Division and National SCV awards to camp members Tyrone Crowley, Stuart Waldo and Larry Spears. 

Commander Waldo had an excellent power point presentation that provides the background of what the SCV is including excerpts from our constitution and further shows the initiatives Camp 1524 has undertaken to advance the Cause and get involved in our community. This is a great educational tool for prospective or new members. It shows the basics of our organization and what we stand for. The presenntation included photos of our camp participating in parades, festivals and community service projects. Stuart distributed some copies of the program to the newest members in attendance.   

Thanks to all who brought non perishable items to the meeting for later donation to a local food bank. These food items will be collected at our next meetings and other events until November when the camp will present the donation to a local charitable food bank.   

Among the announcement was that for the Dragoons' second annual Fall Muster scheduled for Saturday 15 October at the same location we had last year in Autaugaville. We will have a clay shoot, a bar b que meal and more enjoyable things to do so make your plans to attend. The Muster is in addition to our regular meeting on Thursday October 13th.  November will also bring the Tallassee reenactment and in December is the Dragoons' annual Christmas Social. 

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