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.)

14 SEPTEMBER 2017 - We welcome The Mecklenburg SAR chapter welcomes Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla for a dinner presentation on August 17 2017 in Charlotte.Attakullakulla, Peace Chief of the Cherokee Nation from about 1754 until his death (ca.1780-1783). He was called the "most important Indian of his day." He was trained to become a leader among the Cherokee people. Attakullakulla is portrayed magnificently by Captain Robert K. Rambo (USA, Ret.), who earned his BA (History) from the Virginia Military Institute, his teacher certification (History) at UVAWise, and his M.A. (US History Cherokee Studies Program) at Western Carolina University. His research centered on Attakullakulla during the 18th century Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for children. Doors open at 6:00pm. Buy tickets online here. Or download the RSVP form and mail it in with your check here.

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. RSVP soon.

2017 Chapter Events

4 July 2017 - New U.S. Citizen Naturalization Ceremony at the Charlotte Museum of History. We will provide the Color Guard as we have in the past. Please meet at the museum at 10:30am. Ceremony is 11:00am to 12:00pm then photos. Please contact Dave Alls with questions at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

12 July 2017 - SOCIAL LUNCHES ARE BACK! Get ready to be social! Everybody, spouses, guests, friends...you're all invited to the monthly Summer Social Lunches beginning at 11:30am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org. Come have fun. Come be social. Come meet new people. Eat food! We look forward to seeing you for the return of our Summer Social Lunches!

15 July 2017 - Everybody is invited for the annual SAR/DAR/SR Night at "Liberty Mountain" in Kings Mountain! From the pen of playwright and novelist Robert Inman comes the compelling historical drama "Liberty Mountain" - the story of the hardy, resourceful people who settled the Carolinas and their crucial role in the winning of American Independence. The play begins at 7:30pm at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here. Bring your family and friends and join the fun with this great family night! Many members from our Mecklenburg chapter will be attending. Dress is casual, summer and comfortable.

22 July 2017 - Join the Colson's Mill chapter for the 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Colson's Mill beginning at 11:00am at the Norwood Community Building, 247 Turner Ct., Norwood, NC 28128. To register a wreath and to participate in the ceremony, please contact Colson's Mill chapter president Daniel Burleson at dbnut8@yahoo.com or call 704-438-1531. A donation for one of the best lunches of the year should be made when you eat lunch.

29 July 2017 - Our Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard will present the Colors at the annual DAR District II meeting beginning at 10:00am(?) at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 258 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052. Please contact Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

12 August 2017 - *North Carolina SAR Color Guard Event* The Battle of Kings Mountain chapter is commemorating the 242nd Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves beginning at 10:00am at the Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department, 2577 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Bessemer City, NC 28016. To participate in the Color Guard and to present a wreath, please contact Brian Smith with the Battle of Kings Mountain chapter at treebeme52@gmail.com. SAR/DAR lunch will follow the ceremony at a local restaurant.

16 August 2017 - SOCIAL LUNCHES ARE BACK! Get ready to be social! Everybody, spouses, guests, friends...you're all invited to the monthly Summer Social Lunches beginning at 11:30am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org. Come have fun. Come be social. Come meet new people. Eat food! We look forward to seeing you for the return of our Summer Social Lunches!

19 August 2017 - *North Carolina SAR Color Guard Event* The Summer North Carolina BOM will be held today in Winston-Salem, NC, beginning at 10:45am. Location and details to be announced soon. Please hold the date!

9 September 2017 - Battle of Eutaw Springs begins at 10:00am with a Patriotic service at the Historic Church of The Epiphany, 12065 Old Number Six Highway, Eutawville, SC 29048. To participate in the Color Guard or to present a wreath, please contact Doug Doster at 803-823-2824 or email toyboydoug@hotmail.com. Lunch will be available for a Dutch treat at 12 noon at Sweatman's BBQ. An honor guard and wreath laying ceremony will take place at 1:45pm at the tomb of Gen. Francis Marion.

21 September 2017 - You're invited to the first ever dinner celebration of the Battle of Charlotte, sponsored and presented by the General William Lee Davidson chapter, Sons of the Revolution. The event begins at 6:00pm at a venue to be named. Special guest speaker Tony Zeiss will return to Charlotte and deliver a presentation on the details of the Battle of Charlotte. Make plans to join us for this new annual tradition! More details to follow. Ticket prices will be around $50 per person.

23 September 2017 - Tentative date for a Compatriot grave marking service for our chapter friend and past SAR leader, Tim Berly, in Raleigh. Details to come.

7 October 2017 - *SAR National Color Guard Event* The 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain begins at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center at Kings Mountain. More details as the date gets closer.

11 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 david.a.alls@gmail.com. We will all gather at The Idea People parking lot and ride a bus from the parking lot to the parade start, then back again. 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 jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

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 Cemetery East. To participate, please contact Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

2018 Chapter Events

26 Jan 2018 - "The Night Before Cowan's Ford" annual Friday night dinner for all SAR, DAR, CAR, SR and Davidson community members! Dinner will be a HUGE event this year. Contact Jay Joyce for more information at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

27 Jan 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 in Huntersville, NC. To present a wreath and participate in the Color Guard, please contact Cowan's Ford Chairman Stephen McKee at stephen.p.mckee@gmail.com or Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.