Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Minutes for the John Hunt Morgan Camp Meeting, July 17, 2010

Meeting was held at 1030 hrs at the South Park Country Club.  In attendance were the following members: David Harbolt, Bill Hayes, Ben Kennedy, Harold Sneed, Jim Hicks, Mayanrd Poythress, Bennett Young, Bill Trent, Jr., Danny Davis, and representative of the Orphan Brigade, David Maddox.
Old Business:
a.  Pewee Valley ceremony was a huge success.  All agreed that it was the best attended and presented ceremony in the last 10–15 years.  Many thanks go out to the Pewee Valley Historical Society, the City of Pewee Valley, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy who all helped to make this an outstanding event that gave appropriate recognition to the brave veterans who lived and died at the home.
b.  The picnic that was held at West Point Veterans Memorial Park after the funeral of John Rayburn (past commander of the Hines camp) had good attendance and was an appropriate final gathering to honor John Rayburn.  Thanks go out to Gene Wood and David High who did most of the organizing of the picnic.
c.  The Pewee Valley CSA Cemetery Historical Marker that was destroyed by an auto accident earlier this year has been replaced with a new marker.  The new marker is the newer bronze type marker and it was set a little farther away from the road than the previous marker.  Thanks to the city of Pewee Valley for their persistence in requesting the marker be replaced.
New Business:
a.  The camp picnic that was tentatively scheduled for mid August has been canceled in view of the recent picnic at West Point and the oppressive heat that we usually experience in August.  We will take a look at a meeting/picnic in the Sep/Oct time-frame.
b.  Dues statements have been sent out to all members.  They were mailed on Monday, July 12th, and already the adjutant has received 21 payments as of Friday, July 16th.  Current camp membership is 56 members and 5 cadets.  An updated address, phone, and Email roster will be forthcoming.
c.  Discussions were held concerning the upcoming National Reunion and the proposed amendments to the SCV Constitution and Standing Orders.  Recommendations were provided to Commander Hayes, who will be the camp delegate at the convention next week in Anderson, SC.
d.  The adjutant provided a funds report, and dues will be collected and the KY Div portion will be sent to Sam Hatcher, the Ky Div Adjutant.
e.  All members are reminded of David Harbolt’s upcoming wedding.  All members are invited.  The ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Ellers Memorial Baptist Church, 446 Cogar Ave., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.  Additional details will be provided in Sept.  Please make plans to attend and let’s help David make this a day to remember.
f.   The Massing of the Colors was a huge success last year and we will participate again this year.  If you have a period costume or uniform you are welcome to be part of the platoon that represents the Confederacy during the ceremony.  If you don’t have a period costume or uniform please plan on attending as a spectator and enjoy the ceremony.  It is an honored military tradition that is always scheduled on or close to Veterans Day in November.  This year it will be held on Saturday, Nov 6th.  It will be held in the hangar of the old Kentucky Flying Service at Bowman Field.  More to follow closer to the date.
g.  A letter was sent to a gentleman who was criticized for displaying a Confederate Battle Flag below a United States flag on his property.  WHAS-TV did a piece on the flag that was televised.  The camp commander delivered the letter of support to the individual and offered assistance and information on the SCV.  To date, no response has been received from the individual, but he certainly has our support to express his constitutional right to display our sacred Southern symbols on his private property.
h.  David Harbolt gave a good rundown of the candidates for election at the upcoming National Reunion.  Thanks to David for his expertise on the individuals and the positions.
i.  The next meeting will be held on Aug 21st to discuss the results of the National Convention.
j.  David Maddox of the Orphans Brigade gave details of the upcoming reunion in Franklin, KY.  More to follow.
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