Chapter News - Events Calendar

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.)

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. Tickets and pricing announced in April!

2020 Chapter Events

14 March 2020 - The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, NC, begins at 10:00am at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Battlefield Park. Read the full details on the NCSSAR website.

28 March 2020 - Join the Salisbury Chapter beginning at 1:30pm for a Compatriot grave marking service to honor past North Carolina State President and longtime Salisbury Chapter President Grady Hall. The service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 3430 Old Hwy 70, Cleveland, NC 27013. A gathering and social with light sandwiches begins at 11:30am at the church. All are invited to celebrate Grady's life and contributions to our State Society. SAR Uniforms and Colonial Attire are highly appropriate and welcome, but not necessary. Please contact Frank Merrell at salisburysar@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions.

3-4 April 2020 - The North Carolina SAR Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem! Join compatriots from across North Carolina as we gather at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC for our society's annual meeting. Hotel room reservations are now being accepted on the State website. Contact Ed Hosmer for more information at ejhosmer@earthlink.net.

18 April 2020 - The 244th Celebration of the Adoption of the Halifax Resolves begins at 10:30am at the Colonial Halifax Courthouse in Halifax, NC. Read the full details on the NCSSAR website.

16 May 2020 - The Annual Celebration of Patriot's Day in Alamance begins at Alamance National Battleground at 2:00pm today. See all of the details on the North Carolina SAR website.

20 May 2020 - Join the chapter for the annual celebration of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence beginning at 12 noon at the corners of Trade & Tryon in Uptown Charlotte! You do not need a uniform to join the celebration. For more information and to participate in the combined Color Guard, please contact Steve McKee at stephen.p.mckee@gmail.com.

6 June 2020 - Our friends in the Catawba Valley Chapter invite all SAR members to attend the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. The ceremony will be held at the FD Jack Kiser School, 301 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092 beginning at 10:00am. A reception will be held on Friday, June 5th beginning at 5:00pm at our hotel headquarters, which will be announced soon. For additional information, please contact Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com.

4 July 2020 - The Mecklenburg Chapter will participate in the New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony at the Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 beginning at 12 noon. All Color Guard members are encouraged to attend. Please contact Steve McKee at stephen.p.mckee@gmail.com to participate. You do not need a uniform to participate! We will gather at the Museum by 11:30am.

18 July 2020 - The Colson's Mill Chapter, NCSSAR, invites all SAR, DAR, CAR and SR members and the public to attend the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Colson's Mill to begin at 11:00am at the Norwood Community Center, 247 W Turner Court, Norwood, NC 28128. For more information, contact Colson’s Mill Chapter President Daniel Burleson at dbnut8@yahoo.com or call 704-438-1531.

1 August 2020 - The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of the House in the Horseshoe begins at 10:00am in Sanford, NC. Read the complete event details on the North Carolina SAR website.

15 August 2020 - Join the Battle of Kings Mountain Chapter to celebrate the 245th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves beginning at 10:00am at the Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department in Bessemer City, NC. The complete event details are on the North Carolina SAR website.

22 August 2020 - The North Carolina SAR Summer Board of Manager's Meeting will be held in Burlington, NC, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. More details as the date nears.

29 August 2020 - **New State Event** Join the New Bern Chapter for the 1st Celebration of the 245th Anniversary of the Signing of the New Bern Resolves! More details as the event date nears.