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.)

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. Tickets are $31.00 per adult and $16.00 per child. You can purchase your tickets securely via PayPal below (and pay a small convenience fee) or download the traditional RSVP form here and mail it in with your check.

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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. RSVP soon.

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

2018 Chapter Events

18 August - The North Carolina SAR Board of Managers Meeting begins at 11:00am at the Terrace Dining Facility, Boland Community Center, Twin Lakes Retirement Center, 3815 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington, NC 27215. Total cost is $19, including lunch and meeting materials. Download the RSVP form here. Contact Fred Learned at ncssarsecretary@gmail.com for more information.

7 October - Battle of Kings Mountain begins at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center at the National Battle Ground of Kings Mountain.

3 November - **33 Patriots Monument Ceremony** Revolutionary War Patriot Monument unveiling event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. The church will be serving a breakfast beginning at 9:15am and everybody is invited to join for great food and fellowship. The indoor service begins at 10:00am with our very special guest speaker, award-winning author and Revolutionary War historian P. Anthony (Tony) Zeiss, Ed. D. Following the indoor service, we will all proceed outdoors for the wreath presentations and the honors to all 33 Patriots. RSVP for wreath presentations will be posted soon. Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net. Program information my be directed to program chairman David Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

10 November - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte. To participate in the Color Guard to lead the parade, please contact Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

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.

2019 Chapter Events

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 stephen.p.mckee@gmail.com. Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net.