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Issue 2

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP 265

COMMANDER’S REPORT

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Adjutant’s Report

2

Chaplain’s Report

3

Agenda –Jan

4

Relic Show Update

4

Sponsors

5

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I will not be at our February meeting. I will be
at the world's second
largest relic show soliciting vendors for our
Relic Show on june
18th & 19th, 2016.
Chuck Gray, Tom Lily,
and Billy Bryant will
be running the meeting
in my absence and they
need your support.
We have a good
speaker lined up and a
short business session
so please come early,
bring someone with

you, and as sure as 2016 will be our best
year yet, I will probably see you at our
next March 5th meeting.
Tim Cupit
769-234-2966
timcupit@comcast.net

J A N UA RY C A M P M E E T I N G
Welcome Mr. Charles Lewis,
who joined under Alfred A.
Lewis, Pvt., Co.G, 6th MS
Infantry(at left)

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Mrs. Tricia Raymond, our scheduled February speaker,
author of “America’s Story: The History of the Pledge of
Allegiance

Packed House. Thanks
members & guests (at right)
Mr. Al Arnold, Speaker
“Robert E. Lee’s Orderly

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ADJUTANT’S REPORT
BY SID BOTELER
George Washington’s “Rules of Civility”
George Washington was not born good – only practice and habit made him so. For instance,
he was known to have a bad temper. In large measure Washington began the process of controlling his temper and other passions by copying at a very early age, a translated version of
a French book of etiquette, dating back to sixteenth century. This book contained 110 rules
of civility. By regularly reminding himself of these of these rules and practicing them when
the opportunity presented itself Washington learned to master his worst inclinations. Below
is an excerpt of some of the rules I believe the general spirit of rules still applies.
1. Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present.
2. In the presence of others sing – not to yourself with a humming voice, nor drum with your
fingers or feet.
3. Speak not when others speak, sit not when others stand, and not when others stop.
4. Turn not your back to others, especially in speaking; jog not the table or desk on which
others read or write; lean not on anyone.
5. Be no flatterer, neither play with anyone that delights not to be played with.
6. Read no books, letters, or papers in company; but when there is a necessity of doing it,
you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writing of anyone, so as to read them unasked; also look not nigh when another is writing a letter.
7. Let your Constance be pleasant but in serious matters somewhat grave.
8. Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy.
9. Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.
10. In visiting the sick do not presently play the physician if you be not knowing therein.
Taken from Our Sacred Honor, Words of Advice From the Founding Father in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches by William J. Bennett, Broadman and Holman Publisher, Nashville, Tennessee.

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C H A P L A I N ’ S R E P O RT
B Y T HO M A S FORT E N BE RRY

MEASURE OF FAITH
Without exception the scriptures tells us that God has given each man and
women a measure of faith. Rom 12:33 For I say, through the grace that was
given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly
than he ought to think; but so to think as to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to each man a measure of faith.
Today in these times we are called to strengthen each other to a cause which
rises from the very soil we stand on. The roots of our faith can be found in the
lives of our fathers and their fathers who shared and imbedded their faith and
soul to each of us. They were faithful and we are called to be faithful also.
The day after the New Year celebration I was very pleased and surprised to see
that there were not any extra chairs at the camp meeting that Saturday evening.
Some of the people actually sat in the main dining room and watched through
the glass in the doors to the meeting area, other stood leaned against the walls.
I for one raise my hands in faith for all of you who continue to turn your foot
from your own pleasure to share and encourage each in our Southern Heritage.
It is said that General Jackson stool and raised his hands in faith to God thankful
for the just cause of which he was able to be a part. My we also do our part faithfully for our God is faithful, for it is He who stands and raises His hands over us
in victory. 1 Cor 15:57 but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that
your labor is not vain in the Lord. KJV
May God bless and strengthen each of you as you walk in faith. Hope to see
each of you at the next meeting.

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AG E N DA F O R F E B R UA RY M E E T I N G
Open with prayer at 7pm sharp
• Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and salutes
• Trivia
• Guest speaker: Tricia Raymond– Subject: The Pledge of Allegiance
•Q&A
• Adopt minutes from January 2nd, 2016 - need a motion, second, discussion, vote
Unfinished business
•Camp T-shirts are $20 – proceeds go to fund the Relic Show
• www.scv265.com and stats
• First Thursday Coin club meeting at Brandon library 6:30pm
• Next Library Work Day will be March 19th, 2016
• We have flags and bumper stickers for sale
New business
• New members
• Dixie National Parade February 13th, 2016
• Flag Rally Report
• Did everyone sign in?
• Does everyone have a door prize ticket?
• Door Prizes
• Close with prayer at approximately 8:15pm

~ Please leave a dollar tip for the cleanup crew~

2 0 1 6 R E L I C S H OW U P DAT E
-Our Next Library Work Day will be March 19th, 2016
-Cmdr. Tim Cupit will be at the Dalton Relic Show on Feb.
6th, 2016 to solicit vendors and promote our June 2016
show.
-Money is raised by selling ads in our newsletter or soliciting donations. Any help with this endeavor would be
greatly appreciated by all of us at Camp 265.
-We also need to find people willing to do a LIVING
HISTORY at our Relic Show. Please keep that in mind and
spread the word.
-Camp T-Shirts proceeds go to the help fund the show.

2015 Franklin, TN Civil War Show

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ~ THEY SUPPORT US!

Lofton’s Thursday Night
Coin Club
6:30 p.m. 1st Thursday of Each Month
Brandon City Library
Mr. Ed Lofton
601-954-7616
Buys’ coins and paper money

Merck Team Realty, Inc.
601
601--919
919--TEAM
www.merckteam.com

***Our Next Meeting is Saturday, Feb.
6th at Penn’s in Brandon on Hwy. 80 at
7pm. Come Early!***