Monday, December 26, 2011

Union Defender December 2011

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DECEMBER MEETING? Camp members enjoyed good food and fellowship at our holiday dinner at Ruby Tuesday in Republic. Camp Commander Wait wished all members of Phelps Camp and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
NEXT MEETING The January meeting of Phelps Camp will be held at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. We will discuss plans/activities for 2012. Missouri Department Commander D. Christopher (Chris) Warren will be our special guest. All camp members are encouraged to attend and meet our department commander.

CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATIVE “CHALLENGE COINS” AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE The camp has purchased several SUVCW “Challenge Coins” for resale. Two designs are available—one for the Civil War 150th anniversary and one for the Grand Army of the Republic anniversary. Check out the designs: These are priced to move at only $10 each! Jeff Patrick will have them available at upcoming meetings.

UPCOMING EVENTS March 3-4: Pea Ridge Battle Anniversary Living History/Commemorative Program (details TBA).

CAN DO! We are gathering cans for another “run” to the recycling center, so it’s time to bring your cans to the next meeting.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST “UNIONIST”? Check out the November issue of the Missouri Unionist (Department of Missouri newsletter) at: