Chapter News - Events Calendar

2019 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.)

21 FEB 2019 - **SPECIAL PRESIDENT'S DAY EVENT!** For our sixth annual President's Day Community Dinner, we're bringing in a special American that everybody knows andJoin the Mecklenburg SAR chapter in welcoming America's own Mark Twain for President's Day on February 21 2019 here in Charlotte. loves from a time that is etched into all our memories. We are excited to announce that American humorist and author Mark Twain will join us as our special guest for President's Day 2019! Historical humorist and reenactor Curtis Odell brings the humor, life and shocking physical resemblance of Mark Twain to life for all of us to enjoy for one special evening. We have also selected a special Southern dinner complete with a warming Southern dessert that will put you in the best mood for Mr. Twain's performance! Ticket prices will be $36 per person and will be on sale in December for chapter members only! Please save the date because this event will sell out quickly. Only 225 tickets will be sold for one show only.

16 MAY 2019 - North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn, District 68, will join us forNC State Representative Craig Horn joins the Mecklenburg chapter SAR on May 16 2019 for a presentation on three historic founders in Charlotte. an exciting evening and presentation on how the character and foresight of three Great Leaders in 3 different centuries are tied together. Our founding documents are not only the foundation of this Great Nation but are also the guideposts that direct our future. In his presentation entitled "The Ties That Bind," Rep. Horn provides an insight into how we have honored and can continue to honor the legacy of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. Rep. Horn is a former Russian linguist with the USAF Security Service and a retired food broker and businessman. Elected in 2010, Craig is now serving his fourth term in the NC General Assembly representing District 68, Western Union County.

19 SEPT 2019 - Grab your seats for one of the most exciting and thrilling stories you will hear about stolen and recovered North Carolina history! Join the Mecklenburg chapter SAR for special guest Judge Frank Whitney on Sept 19 2019 in Charlotte, NC.Join us for an evening with Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Frank Whitney as he takes us on the hunt and recovery of North Carolina's original copy of the state's Bill of Rights. Many of you have never heard of this story much less the incredible details involved with what happened to the original copy, where it went and how we got it back! Judge Whitney tells the story with his warm sense of humor and a true storyteller's style that will have you on the edge of your seat and filled with history you never knew existed! Judge Whitney is a retired US Army veteran (COL) of the Iraq War and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.

14 NOV 2019 - Save the date. Guest(s) will be announced soon.

2018 Chapter Events

15 December - **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. To participate in the color guard, please contact Jim Tatum at

2019 Chapter Events

19 January 2019 - **SAR National Event** 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens.

21 January 2019 - Mecklenburg Chapter BOM at 11:00am. Announcement for details will be sent soon.

26 January 2019 - **SAR National Event** Join our Mecklenburg chapter as we present the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford beginning at 9:00am with our traditional biscuit and coffee breakfast social in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. The indoor ceremony begins promptly at 10:00am. The outdoor wreath presentation immediately follows. RSVP for wreath presentations will be posted soon. All wreaths will be dropped again this year outside with the Boy Scout Troop and they will carry and post your wreath for you. If you need early information, please contact program chairman Stephen McKee at Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at

26 January 2019 - **NCSSAR State Event** The North Carolina SAR Winter BOM will be held immediately following the Cowan's Ford program in the church gymnasium. More details on the lunch and program as the date nears.

16 March 2019 - **SAR National Event** The 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse will begin at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center. More details as the date nears.

17 May 2019 - **NCSSAR State Event** Join the Mecklenburg chapter for the annual celebration of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (Meck Dec Day) on the corners of Trade & Tryon Streets in Uptown Charlotte at 12 noon. More details as the date nears.

13 July 2019 - Mecklenburg Chapter BOM at 11:00am. Announcement for details will be sent as the date nears.

7 October 2019 - **SAR National Event** The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain begins at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center at Kings Mountain National Battlefield. More details as the date nears.