2015 District Meeting Held in Dothan

Pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Chapter members Eleanor Williamson, Brandi Evans, Tammie Evans, and Brenda Howard.

Pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Chapter members Eleanor Williamson, Brandi Evans, Tammie Evans, and Brenda Howard.

The Gen. Henry D. Clayton District Meeting was held in Dothan on February 28, 2015, and hosted by General William C. Oates 1342. District Director Tammie Evans presided.  After the obligatory District business, Miss Ann King gave a presentation about the Division Flag Project, and Mr. David Hogg, a local lawyer and genealogist, showed the assembly how to find historical records in law libraries that can aide your genealogical searches.  More than 40 were in attendance with five Division officers and several Division committee chairmen who shared helpful information about their offices. Next year’s meeting will be held in Enterprise by Gen. Edmond Winchester Rucker 2534.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Local Students Receive Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medals

Four students from Straughn Elementary School each received the Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal from Division Third Vice President Tammie Evans who presented them on behalf of the Division. These students were sponsored in the Division essay contest by the Andalusia Chapter, Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471. Pictured with their families are honorees Lana Jordan, Riley Brooks, Sara Grace Dye, and Austin Harris. More than 50 UDC, SCV, and guests were in attendance for the special event, which was part of the annual Lee/Jackson Banquet held January 20, 2015, at Andalusia Public Library.

Four students from Straughn Elementary School each received the Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal from Division Third Vice President Tammie Evans who presented them on behalf of the Division. These students were sponsored in the Division essay contest by the Andalusia Chapter, Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471. Pictured with their families are honorees Lana Jordan, Riley Brooks, Sara Grace Dye, and Austin Harris. More than 50 UDC, SCV, and guests were in attendance for the special event, which was part of the annual Lee/Jackson Banquet held January 20, 2015, at Andalusia Public Library.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Alabama Division Winter Board

IMG_4580

Division Winter Board was held at the Montgomery Country Club on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and three members of the Andalusia Chapter were in attendance: Linda Castleberry, Tammie Evans, and Brandi Evans.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chapter Members Attend CofC’s “Christmas in the South” Event

Placing of the Wreath at Confederate Memorial Cemetery – SCV Division Commander Gary Carlyle, CofC Vice President Haileigh Himes, UDC Division Corresponding Secretary Glendora James, CofC 2VP Molly Griffin, CofC Recording Secretary Hannah Appleton, CofC member Evan Gillespie, CofC President John Appleton, CofC Director/UDC 3VP Tammie Evans, UDC Division President Linda Edwards, and UDC Recording Secretary Brandi Evans.

Placing of the Wreath at Confederate Memorial Cemetery – SCV Division Commander Gary Carlyle, CofC Vice President Haileigh Himes, UDC Division Corresponding Secretary Glendora James, CofC 2VP Molly Griffin, CofC Recording Secretary Hannah Appleton, CofC member Evan Gillespie, CofC President John Appleton, CofC Director/UDC 3VP Tammie Evans, UDC Division President Linda Edwards, and UDC Recording Secretary Brandi Evans.

Fifty members of the CofC, UDC, SCV, and guests shared in the CofC’s annual Christmas in the South program at Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek on December 6, 2014. After Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV posted the colors, CofC Chaplain Bailey Griffin led the invocation. Salutes were led by CofC members Molly Griffin, Evan Gillespie, Hannah Appleton, and Haileigh Himes; UDC Vice President Linda Haynes led the assembly in the songs. CofC President John Appleton welcomed all, and greetings were brought from the UDC by Division President Linda Edwards and from the SCV by Division Commander Gary Carlyle. After the introductions of UDC life president, ex Division presidents, UDC officers, CofC Chapter directors, and past CofC directors, there was a roll call of CofC Chapters.

Santa Claus presents traditional gifts to the children.

Santa Claus presents traditional gifts to the children.

The Christmas program began with CofC 2VP Molly Griffin reading “Angels Among Us” and the assembly placing ornaments on the Christmas tree. Next, the children presented a group reading of General Lee and Santa Claus with Gary Carlyle playing the role of General Lee. Everyone was surprised with a visit from Santa Claus himself. The assembly then joined in with the singing of Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and Christmas in Dixie. Bailey Griffin closed the program with a benediction, and everyone joined hands for Blest Be the Tie that Binds. After the placing of the wreath at the cemetery, everyone enjoyed food and fellowship.

Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV participated in the annual event.

Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV participated in the annual event.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chapter Welcomes New Member

IMG_6558The Chapter met for the annual Christmas in Dixie event with the Covington Rifles Camp of the SCV on December 4, 2014, at the Andalusia Public Library and welcomed the newest member of Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471.

Brenda Lee Howard joined on the service of her GGG Grandfather William S. Simmons (Co. D, 4th Reserves, Alabama).  Chapter President Brandi Evans (left) is pictured with Brenda (right) as she receives her membership certificate.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Members, Chapter, and District Recognized at 119th Annual Division Convention

Tammie & TyroneMembers of the Andalusia Chapter were in attendance at the Annual Division Convention in Montgomery and were recognized for their work over the last two years. Tammie Evans was the Division historian for the term and was elected Division 3rd vice-president for 2014-16.

As Gen. Henry D. Clayton District director, Tammie accepted the Mrs. Idyl King Sorsby Trophy on behalf of the Chapters of the District for most fittingly observed Alabama Day, which is the second year in a row for the District. Tammie, as Division historian, was the hostess for Historical Evening, when Mr. Tyrone Crowley delivered a speech as President Jefferson Davis.

photo 2Brandi Evans served as a page for the Convention. She was the Judah P. Benjamin Award chair for the term and also served as the editor of the Division newsletter, The Ties That Bind. Brandi was recognized by Division President Donna Clark with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service for her work in archiving 84 past issues of the newsletter into digital format. She also won five of the Division’s member essay awards. Brandi was elected to serve as Division recording secretary for the 2014-16 term.

As a Chapter, Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471 was awarded the following certificates: Certificate of Award for First Chapter to Submit a Complete and Correct 501c3 Financial Report and 990N Filing Acceptance Notice, Certificate of Award for Chapter (with fewer than 30 members) Awarding Most Korean War Military Service Awards, Certificate of Honor with 297 Points, and Certificate of Award for Chapter (with fewer than 30 members) Submitting Most Approved Supplementals.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Officer Reception Tea Hosted by Joe Wheeler 291

Joe Wheeler 291 hosted a tea November 2, 2014, to honor new Division President Linda Edwards, Assistant Registrar Kathy Jones, and Corresponding Secretary Glendora James, who are all member of the Wheeler Chapter.  Tammie and Brandi Evans of T. R. Thomasson 2471 traveled with Mrs. Donna Clark of Gen. Edmond Winchester Rucker 2534 to attend the tea in Decatur.  Donna is an ex Division president, Tammie is the current Division 3rd vice president, and Brandi is the current Division recording secretary.

Attending the Officer Tea from the Gen. Henry D. Clayton District and pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Tammie Evans, Donna Clark, and Brandi Evans.

Attending the Officer Tea from the Gen. Henry D. Clayton District and pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Tammie Evans, Donna Clark, and Brandi Evans.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment