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2020 Chapter Dinner Meetings

(All meetings held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive in Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-527-8000. Doors open at 6:00pm and the dinner program begins at 6:30pm. Click here for directions to the hotel.)

20 FEB 2020 - Join the Mecklenburg chapter as we celebrate our 8th Annual President's Day Community Dinner by welcoming the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt Jr.!The Mecklenburg SAR invites you to see President Theodore Roosevelt Jr on February 20 2020 for our annual President's Day Community Dinner in Charlotte.

Mr. Roosevelt was the driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His accomplishments in public life were many, including making conservation a top priority and establishing many new national parks, forests and monuments.

In his foreign policy, he focused on Central America where he began the construction of the Panama Canal and he sent the US Navy on a world tour, called the Great White Fleet, to project the US naval power around the globe.

His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, all presidents we have had as guest speakers at previous President's Day Events! Historical actor Bill Rose portrays Mr. Roosevelt with much acclaim from his performances from across the country.

We will only have 225 seats for this dinner and the cost will be approximately $40 per person, including a special menu in honor of President Roosevelt's visit, with his special guest his social secretary!

For more information, please contact Steve McKee at

21 MAY 2020 - American artist Chas Fagan brings his incredible talents and stories to share with us for an evening of inspiration and emotional journey. Chas is well known around the world for his fine art, but he is really known locally for his sculpture entitled "The Spirit of Mecklenburg" featuring the ride of Captain Jack and his sculpture of Thomas Spratt and King Hagler on the Greenway on the campus of CPCC.

The Mecklenburg SAR welcomes artist Chas Fagan on May 21 2020 to our meeting to discuss his inspirations for Capt Jack and other famous sculptures in Charlotte.

Among his favorites are his statue of President Reagan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, a “young Neil Armstrong” statue for Purdue University (including a surrounding plaza with moon-boot prints), his sculpture of Rosa Parks in the Narthex of Washington National Cathedral, and a monumental-scale bronze sculpture in Dallas titled “Freedom’s Charge”, featuring two Revolutionary War figures and a billowing battalion flag from Bunker Hill. He was also fortunate to be asked to paint the official White House portrait of First Lady Barbara Bush, and the official portrait of Mother Teresa for her canonization at St. Peter’s in Rome.

Oh, did we mention that he lives here in Charlotte?

Please join us for a wonderful evening and celebration of creativity, expression and preservation of history, spirit and time.

2019 Chapter Events

14 December 2019 - **SAR National Event** Join us for Wreaths Across America beginning at 12 noon at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104. RSVP to Steve McKee at if you would like to attend and/or participate in the Color Guard. Uniforms are not required to participate!

2020 Chapter Events

18 January 2020 - Join the Mecklenburg chapter for the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens at Cowpens National Battlefield near Gaffney, SC. More details as the date nears.

1 February 2020 - The Mecklenburg chapter hosts the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford beginning at 10:00am at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Our very special guest speaker with be Dr. Benjamin Franklin! For more information, please contact program chairman Stephen McKee at