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.)

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. Mr. Barker has continued to appear as Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, and assists in the development of Jefferson programs for the Foundation. Adult tickets are $29 each and children under 17 are $15 each. Buy tickets online here (with a small convenience fee) or download your RSVP form to mail in here.

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.

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. Tickets will be $29 for adults and $15 for children. RSVP soon.

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

2017 Chapter Events

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 Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

2018 Chapter Events

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. **New This Year!** You will drop off your wreaths outside with the Boy Scouts at the cemetery. Then you will park and walk inside the Gymnasium (look for signs) to register your wreath, drink hot coffee and eat biscuits. Our speaker this year is Steve Lundeen, Sr. Instructor and Shoot Boss, with Project Appleseed. Project Appleseed is a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans Association) who are committed to upholding the values and principles of America’s founding fathers. Steve will deliver an emotional and engaging message to all attendees! To present a wreath and participate in the Color Guard, please contact Cowan's Ford Chairman Stephen McKee at stephen.p.mckee@gmail.com. Download the Event Flyer here.

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 gkstrunk2@gmail.com.

26 May 2018 - Tentative date for a Patriot grave marking ceremony for Hezekiah Dewese at Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. The program begins at 10:30am at the cemetery (located directly across the street from the Church). More details as they come.

10 November 2018 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte.

10 November 2018 - Tentative grave marking event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. More details as the date gets closer. This is also Veterans Day weekend and the 100th Anniversary of the Signing of the WWI Armistice.