2008 Reunion Webpage: the host committee now has a website up where you can find pre-registration forms and other information about the 2008 SCV Reunion in Concord/Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina (July 16-19). Go to www.jonascookcamp.com
Stephen D. Lee Institute March 1, 2008: The Stephen D. Lee Institute is the SCV’s new initiative to combat the preset barrage of libels against the Confederate soldier and his cause. Institutes already held in South Carolina, Texas, Georgia and Virginia have received rave reviews. The next SDI will be held in Burlington, NC, March 1st, at the Ramada Inn just off I85/40. This will be an all-day event with some of the finest scholars of Southern history presenting the truth about the War for Southern Independence. Scheduled to speak are Thomas DiLorenzo, Donald Livingston, Brian Cisco and Clyde Wilson, exploring Yankee economic exploitation, hypocrisy over slavery, war crimes and violation of the Constitution. There will also be a special presentation on “The Myth of North Carolina Unionism”. Details to follow.
SCV Logo Decals: Once upon a time, the SCV gave a logo decal to members who renewed their memberships each year. At some point that was dropped, but a member recently suggested looking at reviving that tradition and the result is that the decals have arrived at headquarters, and will be sent to camps shortly along with their dues renewal receipts.
Spring GEC Meeting: The Spring meeting of the SCV General Executive Council has been set for March 8th, 2008, at Elm Springs.
Year of Davis Events: The SCV has declared 2008 the “Year of Davis” to commemorate the bicentennial of his birth. There are two events that every Southerner will want to try and attend: The reopening of Beauvoir in Biloxi, Mississippi (June 3rd) and the Bicentennial celebration in Fairview, Kentucky (June 7th). To borrow reenacting parlance, these are “max effort” events for the entire SCV. More details will follow, but mark your calendars now, begin organizing your carpools, etc. You do not want to miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime events.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Seminar: November 30th, 2007. The day includes commemorations of the Battle of Franklin, and supper at Rippavilla. The whole day’s cost is $30 per person, sponsored by the Tennessee Division SCV. Speakers include Greg Biggs, Michael Bradley and Lonnie Maness. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org