Saturday, April 21, 2012

Morgan Camp Meeting Minutes, April 21, 2012

1. Meeting held at South Park Country Club. Members and Guests in attendance: Danny Davis, Bill Trent, Bill Hayes, Ben Kennedy, David Day, Bob Strange, Harold Sneed, Jim Hicks, Noble Roberts, Bennett Young, David High, Gene Wood, David Harbolt, Bill Cherry, Forrest Land, and guests Nancy Hitt and Jim Kennedy

2. Invocation by Chaplain Kennedy and introduction of new member Forrest Land, Bruce Jewell, and Friend of SCV Bob Strange.

3. Danny Davis to resume his position as Commander of the camp. Adjutant Hayes to notify National Headquarters of the change.

4. Adjutant Hayes suggested that an audit of the bank accounts should be periodically conducted. Ben Kennedy agreed to review the books and report to Commander Davis.

5. Road trip to Tebbs Bend is tentatively planned for Saturday, June 16th. Members are to meet at South Park Country Club and can carpool together from there.

6. Pewee Valley was discussed again. Confirmed commencement time of 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Sam Flora is to be the keynote speaker. Bill Hayes to obtain sound system from Coots Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, IN. Gary Davis to provide period color guard for ceremony.

7. Requests have been sent to VA for permission to decorate the CSA graves in the Cave Hill National Cemetery for Memorial Day. Proposed day for decorating the graves will be Saturday, May 26th and flags will remain on the graves until closing time on Monday, May 28th. All members are reminded of the Memorial Day service at Cave Hill at 11:00 AM on May 28th, Memorial Day.

8. Suggestion was made to contact members that have not been active for some time and invite them to our breakfast/lunch meeting.

9. A moment of silence was held in remembrance of Basil Childress, KY Division Commander who died quite suddenly on April 4th. Bazz will be missed by all who knew him. John Suttles has agreed to take the position of KY Division Commander.

10. The Kentucky Division Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 9:00 AM in Middlesboro, KY. Exact location and details to follow.

11. The SCV National Reunion will take place Wed, July 11th through Sunday July 15th in Murfreesboro, TN. Here is a link to the Reunion website:

12. The program was the viewing of a KET presentation about the Confederados who moved to Brazil after the war. It was quite interesting.

13. The meeting was closed with benediction by Chaplain Kennedy.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Meeting - April 21, 2012

Compatriots and Friends:

The John Hunt Morgan Camp will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 21st, at South Park Country Club. Lunch or Breakfast menus are available at a very reasonable cost. This month's program will be a video presentation about the Confederates who migrated after the war to Brazil and became known as the Confederados. Come and join us for friendship and a good history lesson. We will be introducing two new members to the camp: Bruce E. Jewell and Robert Strange.

South Park Country Club is located in the Fairdale area. From the Gene Snyder Fwy (841) take Exit 8 onto National Turnpike South. From National Turnpike turn East (left turn) at the stop light onto Fairdale Rd. Just after crossing the railroad tracks there will be a right turn exit ramp onto South Park Road. The entrance to the country club will be on the left just after the the series of 90 degree turns.

We will be looking forward to seeing you.

Wm. M. Hayes
Adjutant, John Hunt Morgan Camp

February Meeting Minutes

1. Meeting held at South Park Country Club. Members and Guests in attendance: Bill Trent, Bill Hayes, Steve Shacklette, Bob Arnold, Ben Kennedy, David Day, Bob Strange, Harold Sneed, Jim Hicks, Noble Roberts, Bennett Young, David High, Gene Wood, Steve Walker, David Harbolt, and guests Nancy Hitt, Jeff Elmore, and Sam Flora the Bluegrass Brigade Commander.

2. Invocation and memorial for Maynard Poythress and Randie Bookout.

3. Sam Flora gave update on Division and Brigade activity. Reports that Kroger cards are still a good source of income for Ky Division. Sam Hatcher ( now has the cards and they can be ordered from him.

4. Certificate of Appreciation presented to Ben Kennedy for the outstanding work that he did on the Lee-Jackson Dinner, which produced a profit of $399 for the camp. The silent auction was a significant source of profit for the dinner.

5. Noble Roberts gave a brief on the Iwo Jima program that will be presented at the Shelby County Library on Thursday, Feb 23rd from 6:00 -7:00 PM. All are welcome. One of the flag raisers was a Kentuckian named Frank Sousley. There was also a brief on the Orphan Brigade Program that will also be held at the Shelby County Library on April 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. We are looking for volunteers who had a descendent who served in the Orphan Brigade to give a short presentation on the life of there Orphan Brigade ancestor. Please contact Noble Roberts if you would like to participate (

6. Commander Sneed encouraged members to bring guests and get them active in SCV activity. If they are still researching their genealogy they can join as a “Militia” member paying only camp dues and an additional $26 is they desire to receive Confederate Veteran magazine. Bob Strange is our newest Militia member.

7. Two new members were sworn-in: Stephen Walker and Steve Shacklette. Welcome to the camp. New member Bruce Jewell was unable to make the meeting and will be sworn in at the next opportunity.

8. Dr. Robert Arnold presented an outstanding program on the death, autopsy, and controversy surrounding the authenticity of the body that was presumed to be John Wilkes Booth. One of the best programs we’ve had.

9. The normal March meeting will be move to coincide with the UDC’s annual Lee-Jackson-Maury luncheon at Audubon Country Club. Event starts at 1130 AM with lunch served at noon. Cost will be $22. This is an outstanding event, so please make plans to attend and support our sister organization. Separate Email will be sent to all members.

10. The Confederado program will be presented in April.

11. The camp needs to make a decision on whether to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will be on Sat, March 10th this year. Participation has been light in the past few years. An Email will be sent to all members soliciting members and friends who will DEFINITELY participate. If we can’t muster at least 6-7 firm marchers by the end of Feb we will not participate.

12. Camp to purchase a six foot banner with the camp’s name and Sons Of Confederate Veterans on it to be used in parades, massing of colors and other events so our organization can be easily identified.

13. For the May meeting we are exploring the possibility of a road trip down to the Green River area to examine historic site.

14. Plans for the Confederate Memorial Day Service are under way. Service to be held on Sat, June 2nd at 11:00 AM. Sam Flora is the proposed keynote speaker.

15. The meeting was closed with benediction by Chaplain Kennedy. All agreed that it was an outstanding meeting.

Wm. M. Hayes
Adjutant, John Hunt Morgan Camp