Chapter News - Events Calendar

2017 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.)

16 NOVEMBER 2017 - We welcome The Mecklenburg SAR chapter welcomes historical author and storyteller Randell Jones on November 16 2017 and his presentation on "Saving Col. Williams"back to our chapter for the 4th year in a row, historical author and storyteller Randell Jones! You'll delight in hearing Randell's new story of "Saving Col. Williams," which revolves around the SC Militia and the Lincoln County Militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Randell's telling of the story attempts to rectify the differing accounts of the role and motivations of Colonel James Williams with his known character, that of a true and courageous patriot. Col. James Williams arrived at The Cowpens in command of the South Carolina militiamen and the men he had recruited in North Carolina. Williams was a valiant patriot. He had a long career of service during the Revolution and was one of the three commanders at the Battle of Musgrove’s Mill. Download your RSVP Flyer to mail in your check or you can Buy Tickets Online here!

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.)

You can see President Thomas Jefferson visit the Mecklenburg SAR on February 15 2018 in Charlotte.15 FEBRUARY 2018 - We welcome President Thomas Jefferson as our very special guest for our 2018 President's Day Community Dinner! Join us for this special occasion as historical actor Bill Barker has he presents our 3rd president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, and his unique view of American politics and history. Dinner and presentation will be limited to 220 people. You can visit Bill Barker's website here. He has continued to appear as Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, and assists in the development of Jefferson programs for the Foundation. RSVP information to be posted soon.

American Revolutionary War historical artist Dan Nance comes to the Mecklenburg SAR meeting on May 17 2018.17 MAY 2018 - Historical artist Dan Nance is our special guest for the May meeting! During his twenty year career, Nance has released over two dozen prints and graced numerous book and magazine covers, growing a wide audience of authoritative scholars and historical interpreters who respect his integrity, as well as faithful patrons and enthusiasts who love his action-packed and emotional portrayals of our past. Dan will bring some of his most popular American Revolution prints and will have several for sale. RSVP will be available soon.

2017 Chapter Events

21 October 2017 - The Colson's Mill Chapter is hosting a grave marking ceremony for Patriot Corporal Thomas Cassel/Castle. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 am at the cemetery site located in a wooded area in an open field located across from the intersection of McSwain Rd and Half Mile Rd in Albemarle, NC. There will be a short reception with refreshments following the ceremony at the Pine Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28766 Hwy 24-27, Albemarle, NC. Color Guard members, SAR and DAR are all invited to this historic cemetery and event. Please contact Daniel Burleson, president of Colson's Mill Chapter, at for RSVP wreath presentations or questions.

4 November 2017 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte. To participate in the Color Guard, please RSVP with Dave Alls at We will all gather at The Idea People parking lot, 1023 W Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28208 and ride a bus from the parking lot to the parade start, then back again. Please arrive at The Idea People parking lot between 10:00am to 10:15am. Bus leaves promptly at 10:30am!

13 November 2017 - American Airlines Freedom Breakfast begins at 7:30am at the Sheraton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Limited attendance! Email Jay Joyce to attend at

16 December 2017 - *SAR National Color Guard Event* Join the Mecklenburg chapter for the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony and Veterans wreath laying ceremony at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104 beginning at 12 noon. Color Guard is encouraged to attend. Please help us reach our chapter goal of 25 wreaths by donating a wreath here. To participate, please contact Jay Joyce at

2018 Chapter Events

26 January 2018 - "The Night Before Cowan's Ford" annual Friday night dinner for all SAR, DAR, CAR, SR and Davidson community members will be held beginning at 5:45pm for a cash bar and social mixer with dinner beginning at 6:30pm at River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson, NC 28036! Dinner will be a HUGE event this year. Special guest will be His Excellency General The Most Honourable Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis. Contact Jay Joyce for more information at Seating is limited to 140 people. VIP Adult tickets are $50 each, children are $35 each and VIP Tables of 8 are $400. BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE! You know there will be a clash between the British escorts, Lord Cornwallis and our SAR compatriots! Come prepared for an evening of remarkable comments from Lord Cornwallis, loud Huzzahs from all in attendance and a possible standoff between British and Patriot soldiers!

27 January 2018 - *SAR National Color Guard Event* Join us for the 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford beginning at 10:00am at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Our annual biscuit and coffee breakfast begins at 9:00am. To present a wreath and participate in the Color Guard, please contact Cowan's Ford Chairman Stephen McKee at or Jay Joyce at

27 January 2018 - *North Carolina SAR State Color Guard Event* North Carolina SAR Winter Board of Manager's meeting will take place immediately following the Cowan's Ford ceremony at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. The BOM begins at 11:30am in the church gymnasium and cafeteria at the church. Ticket price and RSVP will be up soon. For more information, please contact George Strunk at

9 November 2018 - "33 Patriots" Dinner of Honor begins at 6:00pm with a cash bar and social gathering at the Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, NC. VIP guests are being invited. Event cost will be in the $75 per person range for VIP reception, VIP dinner, event presentation and photo session afterward. Valet parking included. Event is formal attire. Colonial uniforms and dress are appropriate for men and women. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is not to be missed. Event limited to 300 people only. Tentative details at this time. More later. Contact Jay Joyce at for questions. We will be offering group table tickets in addition to individual tickets.

10 November 2018 - DONATE HERE! "33 Patriots" event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. We are marking 33 Patriot graves in this cemetery. An upcoming website will be launched that will hold all the details about this program and how you can get involved. Please put this date on your calendar and get involved with our chapter to deliver this fantastic project. DONATE HERE!