WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DECEMBER MEETING?
Members heard a report from Herb Jackson on the possible move of the "Zagonyi's Charge" monument from its current location (Mount Vernon Street and Kansas Expressway in Springfield) to a more suitable location in Zagonyi Park in time for the 150th anniversary of the charge in 2011. Herb reported that the University Club is in favor of such a move. He will now contact the landowner and the City of Springfield to get their approval.
Members were encouraged to contribute material to the new Phelps Camp blog (www.phelpscamp.blogspot.com).
The camp agreed to hold elections at the January meeting.
Camp members discussed various activities for 2010, including at least two "Parade of the Soldier" events and a possible tour of the Springfield National Cemetery.
The next meeting of Phelps Camp will be on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.
DUES ARE DUE!
Yes, it's that time again. 2010 dues for Phelps Camp and the SUVCW remain at $25! Please send a check or money order to:
1329 S. Meadowview Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
The members of Phelps Camp are pleased to welcome a new member to their ranks. Bob Drake's paperwork will soon be on its way to the department and national headquarters. Bob's Union ancestor was a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. Welcome to the camp, Bob!