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

February 4, 2012 Meeting Minutes

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Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Tennessee (including Alabama)

Missionary Ridge Camp #63 Minutes of the meeting held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Northwest Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Dalton, Georgia.

Members present: James Fletcher, Mark Steele, Mark Kemp, Robert Dobbs, Charles Engle and Harvey Scarborough.

CALL TO ORDER: Commander Fletcher called the meeting to order at approximately 1:12 PM ET.

INVOCATION: Mark Kemp gave the opening prayer.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Commander Fletcher led the camp in the pledge to the flag of the United States of America.

OLD BUSINESS: Commander Fletcher called for old business. There was no old business to discuss.

Camp Meeting
Not pictured: Harvey Scarborough (photographer)


Treasurer's Report: Charles Engle reported a treasury balance of $775.72. He presented the last bank statement and showed it to Commander Fletcher for audit/verification. Most members have paid their dues. Brother Engle pointed out that many of the Camp's members have addresses that are some distance from Chattanooga which may explain the fact that there are 17 paid members and one junior member, but only five or six members show up for the meetings on average.

Department of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi: Charles Engle reported on last month's Department Annual Encampment that he attended.

Upcoming Events: Prior to this meeting, Commander Fletcher had passed along email correspondence from Kennesaw Mountain Camp #3 requesting assistance with the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Andrews' Railroad Raid. Commemoration of the event is scheduled for the weekend of April 14 and 15. There will be a Living History recreation of the Confederate training facility known as Camp McDonald that will be located next to the Southern Museum currently housing the famous locomotive, the "General." There will be other commemorations taking place along the original railroad route from Kennesaw to Chattanooga. The Kennesaw Camp requested, and was granted, permission to come into Missionary Ridge Camp #3 territory for the commemoration, most likely at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, burial place for James Andrews and seven of the raiders. They also requested assistance with the commemoration in our area. Final plans were not known as of this meeting, but several members expressed an interest in participating with the Kennesaw Camp.

Other events upcoming:
Siege of Bridgeport Reenactment (March 23-25, 2012)
Battle of Shiloh Reenactments [150th Anniversary] (March 30-April 1, 2012)
Andrews' Railroad Raid [150th Anniversary] (April 14-15, 2012)
Memorial Day (May 28, 2012)

NEXT MEETING: It was decided to meet at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Wally's Restaurant in East Ridge, TN.

BENEDICTION: Mark Kemp gave the Benediction.

ADJOURN: There being no further business to come before the camp, Commander Fletcher adjourned the meeting at approximately 2:28 PM.

Respectively submitted,
Harvey Scarborough, Acting Secretary