Friday, April 20, 2012

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

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