Chapter News - Events Calendar

2018 Chapter Dinner Meetings

(All meetings held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive in Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-527-8000. Click here for directions to the hotel.)

Revolutionary War Baptist minister and school teacher Rev. Thomas Woolsey is the special guest on September 13 2018 in Charlotte with the Mecklenburg SAR.13 SEPTEMBER 2018 - We welcome the Rev. Thomas W. Woolsey, the first Baptist minister on the frontier of southwest Virginia and a participant in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Rev. Woolsey was also a school teacher. Living history expert and performer Robert Rambo brings the exciting and intriguing stories of Rev. Woolsey and what it was like to teach children during Colonial days as well as his experience in the Revolutionary War. RSVP soon.

8 NOVEMBER 2018 - Make way for the Little Big String Band! The Little Big String Band is a vintage swing quartet with Violin, Flute, Guitar and Bass. These four amazing musicians will have your hands clapping and your feet stomping, including a tune or two from the Revolutionary War! Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner beginning at 6:30pm. RSVP soon.

The Little Big String Band will perform at the Mecklenburg SAR dinner on November 8 2018.

2018 Chapter Events

4 July 2018 - Our Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard will be providing the Colors for the annual new citizen Naturalization Ceremony beginning at 10:00am (approximate time) at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. To participate in the Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at

7 July 2018 - The Mecklenburg chapter is joining the Eleanor Wilson Chapter DAR (from Washington, DC) to co-host a grave marking ceremony to rededicate the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots Eleanor Wilson and Robert Wilson at the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 7407 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter DAR has been helping to coordinate the ceremony. The service begins at 11:00am. For more information, please email the Eleanor Wilson Chapter DAR at To participate in the SAR Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at

31 July - Our Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard will again present the Colors at the DAR District II meeting the Gaston Country Club, 3700 Country Club Dr., Gastonia, NC. There is a hospitality hour from 9-10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony and presentation of the Colors. We will present the Colors and will leave immediately after the conclusion of the opening ceremony. We are welcome to join the ladies for light refreshments before 10a.m. Please contact Jim Tatum to participate at

3 November 2018 - Tentative Revolutionary War Patriot Monument unveiling event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. More details as the date gets closer.

10 November 2018 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte. To participate in the Color Guard to lead the parade, please contact Dave Alls at

15 December 2018 - **SAR National Event** Join our chapter for Wreaths Across America beginning at 12 noon at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.