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.)

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. Tickets on sale soon!

14 NOV 2019 - We are pleased to welcome Ms. Abigail Adams! Abigail Adams was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. Join the Mecklenburg Chapter SAR for a dinner and visit from Ms Abigail Adams on November 14 2019 in Charlotte.She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not used at the time.

Historical interpretor Nora Woods, who brought Robert E. Lee's daughter to us back in 2014, will portray Ms. Adams.

More details on RSVP's as the date nears.

2019 Chapter Events

7 June 2019 - The Night Before Ramsour's Mill - Join the Catawba Valley Chapter SAR and your SAR friends for a reception at the Hampton Inn Lincolnton beginning at 5:00pm. Then join everybody for a Dutch treat dinner at the Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton. Read all the details here.

8 June 2019 - The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill ceremony begins at 10:00am at FD Jack Kiser School, 301 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Get all of the details here.

13 June 2019 - **CHAPTER SOCIAL LUNCH!** All chapter members and guests are invited to gather beginning at 11:00am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Pay for your own lunch from the menu. Come be social, meet new friends and have a great time! RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

15 June 2019 - **Grave Marking Ceremony** Please join the Mecklenburg Chapter at the Vesuvious Furnace DAR chapter grave marking ceremony for three (3) Revolutionary War Patriots beginning at 9:00am at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 7284 Campground Road, Denver, NC 28037. The three Patriots being honored are Pvt. Jeremiah Munday/Mundy, Capt. Spencer Shelton and Pvt. Edmond Waggoner. A short reception inside the Church hall will follow the ceremony. We need Color Guard members to please attend and support our DAR friends. Please email Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net to participate.

22 June 2019 - **Grave Marking Ceremony** The Mecklenburg Chapter, along with the Godfrey Dreher Chapter, SCSSAR, will conduct a grave marking beginning at 10:00am at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery for Patriot John Carothers (1755-1838). Patriot Carothers served with his brothers James (1750-1836) and Robert (1750-1837) in the Mecklenburg Militia under Colonel Robert Ervin during the American Revolution. They fought in the Battle of Hanging Rock. All SAR, DAR and CAR members, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend. Please send your notice of presenting a wreath to russellspeaksandwrites@gmail.com. If you would like to participate with the Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net. We will be eating lunch at Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, 13840 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278 after the ceremony! Please join us for a Dutch treat BBQ lunch and social following the ceremony.

4 July 2019 - The annual New Citizen's Naturalization Ceremony begins at 12 noon at the Charlotte Museum of History. Contact Jim Tatum to participate in the Color Guard or to join the event. No uniform is necessary. jimtatum@charter.net

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

18 July 2019 - **CHAPTER SOCIAL LUNCH!** All chapter members and guests are invited to gather beginning at 11:00am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Pay for your own lunch from the menu. Come be social, meet new friends and have a great time! RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

20 July 2019 - Join the SAR for the 239th Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Colson's Mill beginning at 11:00am at the Norwood Community Building, 247 W Turner St, Norwood, NC. This is always the best lunch of the year! Read all of the details here.

10 August 2019 - Join our chapter and SAR/DAR members from across the region at the 244th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves. The ceremony begins at 10:00am inside the Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department in Tryon, NC. Lunch at a local restaurant always follows the ceremony. Read all the details here.

15 August 2019 - **CHAPTER SOCIAL LUNCH!** All chapter members and guests are invited to gather beginning at 11:00am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Pay for your own lunch from the menu. Come be social, meet new friends and have a great time! RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

7 September 2019 - Join the Lt. Col. John Phifer chapter for a Patriot grave marking for Jacob Meisenheimer beginning at 10:00am at the Misenheimer Family Cemetery, 1480 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28025. The cemetery is gated and is located next to the Belk store in Carolina Mall in Concord. The mall was built around the family cemetery. This is the first time that the 200+ year old cemetery will be open to the public (during the ceremony). For more information, please contact John Misenheimer at john.misenheimer@alight.com or jmlife1776@gmail.com. More details as the date nears.

12 September 2019 - **CHAPTER SOCIAL LUNCH!** All chapter members and guests are invited to gather beginning at 11:00am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Pay for your own lunch from the menu. Come be social, meet new friends and have a great time! RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

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.

12 October 2019 - The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Shallow Ford at 11:00am at Historic Huntsville Methodist church in Yadkinville, NC. Lunch always follows. Read all the details here.

17 October 2019 - **CHAPTER SOCIAL LUNCH!** All chapter members and guests are invited to gather beginning at 11:00am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Pay for your own lunch from the menu. Come be social, meet new friends and have a great time! RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org.

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.