Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

March 7, 2009 Meeting

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The Missionary Ridge Camp #63, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held its regular March meeting at Wally's Restaurant in East Ridge, TN at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2009. See minutes below.
Camp Commander Mark Kemp consults his notes as he conducts the meeting. Nine members were present (the photographer is missing in this photo). An agenda full of upcoming events was discussed. See Meetings Page for more information.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Minutes of the March 7, 2009 Meeting
Wally’s Restaurant
East Ridge TN.

Present: James Fletcher, Wes Davis, Mark Kemp, Mark Steele, Brian White, Bill Massey, Charles Engle, Bob Dobbs and Harvey Scarborough

Call to Order: At 1:58 PM ET, Camp Commander Mark Kemp called the meeting to order.

Invocation: Camp Chaplain Bill Massey gave the Invocation.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Camp rendered the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.

Camp Commander - Mark Kemp
Senior Vice Commander - Robert Dobbs
Junior Vice Commander - Bill Massey
Camp Counselors - James Fletcher, Mark Steele and Tommy Smith
Secretary-Treasurer - Charles Engle
Chaplain - Bill Massey

Old Business:
Commander Kemp called for any old business. It was mentioned that dues are due and those who had not yet paid were highly encouraged to do so immediately.

Tres. Report: $479.00 in bank +$66.00 +$22.00.

New Business:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp in Summerville, GA was in the process of erecting a monument to honor the 40 Union and 6 Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Trion Factory on September 18, 1863 immediately prior to the Battle of Chickamauga. He said he talked to Camp Commander Dale Mitchell (phone: 706-331-1255) and learned that the group could use some help on the monument's funding and in its dedication, scheduled for September of this year. The Camp was favorable toward helping out. It was decided to check with Camp Treasurer Charles Engle to determine just what our Camp could contribute monetarily to this effort. We voted to give $100.00 for the monument.

Upcoming events:
The Camp discussed the agenda for the next few months. Mentioned were:
  1. Hold Dept. meeting in Jan. 2010 last Saturday.
  2. Ringgold's 1890s Days, Saturday, May 23, 2009 - the Camp carries the National and
      Camp flags in the opening parade for 1890s Days.
  3. Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2009) Activities: memorial services at the James Watkins cemetery,
      and the Torchlight Tour in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
  4. The Battle of Bridgeport reenactment. Apr. 25, 2009 Saturday.
  5. Next meeting Apr. 26, 2009 Sunday at Georgia Monument 2:00 PM EST.

Benediction: Commander Kemp asked Chaplain Massey to give the Benediction.

Adjourn: Commander Kemp declared the meeting adjourned at 2:34 PM.

Respectively submitted,

Commander Mark Kemp
Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War