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. RSVP soon.

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

27 May 2017 - The Catawba Valley Chapter and the Salisbury Chapter will sponsor a Patriot Grave Marking for William McKee on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 11:00 AM. Location is the Old Fourth Creek Burying Ground 114 West End Avenue, Downtown Statesville, North Carolina. A reception will be held following the grave marking at Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill, 121 N Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677.

9 June 2017 - *SAR National Color Guard Event* The Friday evening reception for Ramsour's Mill will be held beginning at 5:00pm at the Hampton Inn, 129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Hotel phone is 704-736- 2000. We have a block of rooms set aside at a special price, so if you are planning to stay there let them know you are with the SAR event. For more information, please contact Jack Bowman, Catawba Valley chapter president, at jack9431@yahoo.com.

10 June 2017 - *SAR National Color Guard Event* The Catawba Valley chapter invites all to attend the 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill beginning at 10:00am at FD Jack Kiser School, 301 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092. For more information and to participate in the Color Guard, please contact Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com.

14 June 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!

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. More details later.

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!

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.

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!

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.

11 November 2017 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte.

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.