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

December 11, 2010 Meeting

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Minutes of the December 11, 2010 meeting of The Missionary Ridge Camp #63, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Several photos taken during the meeting follow the minutes.

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

Department of Tennessee (including Alabama)

December 11, 2010 Meeting
Saturday 3:00 PM ET at Wally's Restaurant, East Ridge, Tennessee:

Members present, James Fletcher, Mark Kemp and wife Debbie, Mark Still, Harvey Scarborough, Bob Dobbs and wife Kay, Tommy Smith.

1. We at lunch and Camp commander Mark Kemp opened meeting @ 4:03 PM, EST.
2. Acting Chaplin Jim Fletcher opened with prayer, and led us in the pledge of the
      allegiance at the 34 star flag that Tommy Smith brought.
3. 2011 dues are due now. Charlie Engle was sick, and had coronary artery surgery today and no dues were paid.
4. Saturday November 13, 2010 Dalton Veterans Day Parade pitchers were shown.
5. Tommy Smith said he was made an honorary member of William T. Sherman camp # 28 in California.
6. Our next meeting will be February 5, 2011 at the Dalton Civil War show.
7. Commander Kemp asks Tommy Smith to sweat in the new officers.
8. The new commander James Fletcher and Junior vice Commander Mark Still were swore in.
9. Commander Kemp handed the gavel over to the new Commander Fletcher and he concluded
      the meeting from there.
10. The meeting was adjourned at 5:06 PM EST.

Respectively submitted by,
Past Commander Mark Kemp
Mlkemp775@aol.com 423-653-5350

Camp Meeting At left, Tommy Smith swears in James Fletcher as the incoming Camp Commander. Below, Tommy administers the oath of office this time to Mark Steele as incoming Junior Vice Commander.
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Outgoing Camp Commander Mark Kemp (second from right) conducts the business at hand during the December meeting.
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Camp Meeting Of great interest to the camp was a hand-made quilt brought in by Jim Fletcher. He reported that Ellen Harris, Wilma's sister-in-law, says it took her a year to gather the exact period cloth and about 9 months to sew it, all hand stitched of course. Additional details about the patterns in the quilt can be seen in this PDF file:

Civil War Sampler Quilt