The Camp 1708 meets the second Thursday each month at 6:30 PM.
Our regular meetings are held at JB's Restaurant, 6810 E Main in
A map is available to help you locate JB's Restaurant,
Camp 1708's meeting place
Meetings are open to anyone interested.
New officers were installed during the December, 2016, meeting. From
left to right the new officers are: Larry Hammack, Lt. Commander;
Matthew "Top Knot" Flood, Commander; and John Rogers, Adjutant.
Officers serve two year terms.
Commander Flood appointed Keith Roberts as the new Chaplain.
Adjutant John Rogers, left, and Graves Registrar Larry Hammack gave an Outstanding presentation entitled "The Civil War in Arizona" going back to the Texas revolution, the gadsden purchase, the cesession of the Ariaona Territory ending with the battle at Picacho Peak. The presentation was complete with an interesting number of illustrations in their PowerPoint show. Thanks gentlemen!
Commander Capps, who was unable to attend the December meeting was installed for the 2016 fiscal year by Lt. Commander Matthew "Top Knot" Flood. Adjutant elect John Rogers was still recovering from surgery and will be installed in February.
Lt. Commander Matthew "Top Knot" Flood (left) installed by out-going Adjutant Lynn Crawford. Commander Capps was out of town and the new Adjutant, John Rogers was recovering from surgery. Both will be installed in January by Lt. Commander Flood.
This month the Camp was privileged to induct two new members shown above
as the Chaplin administered the oath. On the left is Ron Cipolla and then
next is Rich Rodgers.
Chaplin George Reece, on the right, shown administering the oath.
Welcome gentlemen! We are delighted to have you.
On the right is Chis who has served as our wait staff at JB's restaurant at every meeting since we have been going to the restaurant. Thank you Chis for putting up with all of us. And, a note to the wise, be careful guys she gives as good as she gets."
From left to right Commander Bob Capps, Lt. Commander Matthew Flood,
Crawford and outgoing Lt. Commander Larry Hammack.
We inducted another new member, Jim Johnson, at the October meeting. He is shown at left in the center with his certificate. On the left is Commander Capps and Chaplin Reece is shown on the right. Welcome, Jim, we are delighted to count you as one of our members.
We continued our study of the Educational CD available on the Public Education page on our website with the third session. This study will continue for several more meetings. Some of the members present are shown on the right, from left to right are Matthew Aparicio, Jim Johnson, John Rogers, Shane Strickland, George Reece, Bob Capps, Matthew Flood and Keith Roberts hair and hat.
Matthew Flood, better known as "Top Knot" was inducted into Camp 1708. Top Knot serves as the Camp Sergeant At Arms and has done an outstanding job for the Camp as such. Welcome Top Knot!!
The Other Side of the Coin Continues
The Camp held the second lesson in the "Other Side of the Coin," the South's view of the War Between the States. The Camp had a very lively and educational discussion on the history of these United States from their founding up until the beginning of the war. Material for these classes - which will continue each month at the Camp meeting - is taken from the CD available to history teachers and residing here on our website.
Camp wins an award
Kent Worley presents an award to the Camp given by Reidsville UDC ladies of Rockingham County Chapter 586 for our part in helping them with their effort to restore the Confederate soldier monument. The monument now sits on a plot of land owned by the North Carolina chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy in the city-owned Greenview Cemetery.
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Commander Gibson presented the battle of White Sulfur Springs on August 26 & 27, 1863, as reported by the Union Commander and the Confederate Commander by comparing their actual reports of the two commanders. Some of the members present are shown listening to Commander Gibson.
New Camp member Jim Pico (far right) is inducted by Commander Gibson. Jim is a Canadian and will be quick to let you know he is from Southern Canada. Welcome Jim, we are glad to have you. Camp member Brent Goss's father, Andy Strickland, was visiting and gave a report on his home Camp. He is a member of the Zebulon Vance Camp 15 in Asheville, North Carolina.
The SCV Nationally awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and Certificate to Mike Agnew for his service in planning and setting up the National Workshop held in Mesa during June, 2013. Commander Gibson congratulates Mike on his award.
Shane Strickland accepts a Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Camp to his wife, Claudia, for her work auditing the Camp's financial records for the fiscal year, 2012/13. Thank you Claudia! This award was presented in front of Capt. Granville Oury's grave in the Adamsville cemetery.
Camp 1708 presented Camp 2233 with the Camp flags.
On the left is Tom Todd, Commander of Camp 2233 as he accepts the flags
shown from Camp 1708 Commander Carter Powers.
On the right, new member Brian Hobby is inducted and pictured with Brian (on right) are Commander Powers and Chaplin George Reece.
New officers were installed at this meeting to serve the Camp for the next year. They are (from left to right): Lynn Crawford, Adjutant; Jim Gibson, Commander; Rob Guyton, Lt. Commander; Bob Capps, Treasurer; Matthew Aparicio, 2nd Lt. Commander; and outgoing Commander Carter Powers.
Bill Herndon was presented his membership certificate by Camp Commander Carter Powers following his induction ceremony during the November meeting of Camp 1708. Welcome Bill!!!
During this meeting, the Camp adopted changes to our Bylaws, see the Bylaw page, and awards were presented to a couple of members. See below.
On the left Commander Powers presented a National Distinguished Service Medal and certificate to George Reece for setting up the National Workshop in June. Mike Anew received an identical medal.
On the right, Matthew Flood receives his membership certificate as an Associate Member.
At the September, 2013, regular Camp meeting 17 people attended and a lot of time was spent on pending Camp business. A highlight of the meeting was the induction of new Camp member Brent Goss. His father is a SCV member back east so we were glad to have the new generation joining our Camp. Welcome Brent!
The Camp also presented awards to George Reece and Mike Agnew (right) for all their hard work and many hours devoted to making the 2013 Division Convention and National Leadership Conference successful. Shown are Commander Powers (left), George Reece, and Mike Agnew. Thanks guys, very much!
In the April meeting Commander Powers (on the right) inducted a new member into Camp 1708. His name is John Craig and his ancestor, Pvt. George Madison Crook, served in the 2nd Mississippi Parisian Rangers
Welcome, John, we are delighted to have you.
Part of the group attending the March 2013 meeting at the Old Chicago restaurant on Alma School Road.
Members are intently studying plans for the Division Convention and the National Leadership Conference to be held in Mesa, AZ, this coming June.
Another view of the room. This room in the Old Chicago restaurant is much larger than our previous meeting location. Members seated along the back at the right side of this picture are not in either picture.
Our apologies to them.