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Col. Francine Camp Meeting Minutes



Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7

Meeting Minutes

August 3,2019


A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, August 3, 2019, with 16 Brothers present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.


Minutes approved.


Treasurers report Checking: $735.26 Benevolent Fund: $176.26 Total $911.52


Brother in distress/sick report: Brothers David L. DeCasien, William Righter and Ted Rockelman


There was a moment of silence in honor of Past National Treasurer David Mc Reynolds.


Old Business: The joint Col. Francine SUVCW/Pvt. Pool Camp SCV, dinner at Fred and Ethel’s was a success. While the camp did not make any money on this it was a nice time and great camaraderie between the two organizations. At this dinner the Brothers of the Francine Camp got the chance to see the Lambert/Combs award that the camp received for recruiting the most new brothers. Past Department Commander Fred Mossbrucker, and Camp Commander Frank Tomasello both received the Kearny award for recruiting the most new brothers.


New Business: Department Junior Vice Commander approached the camp about helping with a cemetery cleaning project. The Lawnside Cemetery is in dire need of help. There are a number of graves that are unmarked in the cemeteries and need of a good clean up. There are a number of United States Colored Troops buried there. We will look into offering what assistance we can in getting the cemetery cleaned up.


On the subject the cemeteries the camp was mentioned in the Hammonton Gazette about the work that we did at Oak Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend. We were also mentioned in the Oak Grove Cemetery newsletter.


This meeting starts the Commander’s Challenge which is the purchase of luminaries for the annual Gettysburg Remembrance Day Illumination at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. For those that have not witnessed it is a very impressive sight. The luminaries can be sponsored in honor of a family member, your Civil War ancestor, a veteran in your family and even a member of the Seventh New Jersey. The luminaries are $18.63 apiece and the monies raised helps the Gettysburg National Park. Please make your check payable to the Gettysburg foundation, indicate who you wish to have the luminary and honor of and please mail it to me at 440 Clark Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08037.


The camp approved to expenditures. One for $18.63 for a luminary in honor of Col. Louis R Francine, and the second for $55.00 for the last veteran marker that will be used for the ceremony honoring Samuel Morey the last Civil War veteran of Atlantic County.


September 28, 2020 will mark the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the DA Russell Post # 68, GAR monument located Greenmount Cemetery. We are going to start working on a commemoration of this event which has been slated for Saturday, September 26, 2020. 


The genealogy program has been great but it seems that we are not getting the return as far as getting new brothers. We are going to try do something in a new direction such as building family trees for people at indoor events.  


 There was discussion of reviving the old “Grand Reviews” that we can do at the libraries. One thought was to have brothers with access to ancestry.com help people in finding a Civil War ancestor.  


We are on the lookout for other fundraisers. Just a reminder that we still have the beautiful Francine Camp hat pins available for only five dollars each, and we still have tee shirts and polo shirts for sale.  The tee shirts are $15.00 and polo shirts are $20.00. I know we have a number of Brothers who live out of state. If you would like a shirt, I could mail one to you for an additional $5.00 postage and handling. If interested please let me know.


Brian Sigmund showed the Camp a bass drum he had made. This will make a great addition in the parades that we march in and maybe eventually we could even have our own Francine camp fife and drum Corps.


On display at the meeting were the Francine camp jackets that we are having made. We would like to have an order ready by September 14. We need a minimum order of 5 jackets. The jackets are made in America and the embroidery is done locally. These jackets are custom order. Sizes small to extra-large are $140.00 Size is 2XL are $145.00. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to purchase one of these jackets. Any jackets ordered after the date will be subject to a shipping charge from the manufacturer. We would like to get these jackets in bulk so don’t miss out. If you have any questions please let me know. You can make your check payable to the camp and mail it to our treasurer please indicate size and if you want your name embroidered on the front. Please send your checks to Scott Hann 205, Vail Court, Mays Landing NJ 08330


The Camp now has a PayPal and Vemo account. We can now take credit cards. The only thing is that if you use a credit card there is a 2.9% + 30 cent fee if you use PayPal and a 3% charge if you use Vemo. The Camp will absorb this fee. However, if you have a Pay pal or Vemo account there is no charge.


We have a Women’s Auxiliary that is in desperate need of members. If you know of an interested female please bring her to any of our camp functions.. We have five women now in the auxiliary and it would be great to see this group grow.


Commander Tomasello reminded the Brothers that he would like to see more ancestor biographies on the website. Please write something up and send it to me.. Please take the time to write something up to honor your ancestor. We are also looking a creating a “virtual cemetery” on “Find a grave” to link all of our ancestors.


We have a very special event coming up on Saturday, November 2. The camp will be dedicating a marker in honor of Private Samuel Morey, Company I, 13th Pennsylvania cavalry. Morey was the last Civil War veteran of Atlantic County. We have a number of things to do as we want to make this a great event. We need all brothers on board with this, as your help will mean his success of this event. So far we have only a few brothers have stepped up to help with this event.. There are a number of areas where your assistance would be appreciated. 


Sunday October 20, 2019: Country Living Fair Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00 AM.  Ceremony marking the last Civil War soldier in Atlantic County. It was Private Samuel Morey Company I, 13 Pennsylvania Cavalry. Private Morey is buried in Union Cemetery in Mays Landing. We will mark his grave as the last veteran from Atlantic County. He was the last surviving member of General Sewell Post 47. We plan to make this a nice event and will need all brothers turnout for this one as well was all members of our SVR unit. We are asking all Brothers that are not SVR members to please wear your camp polo shirt and dark pants.


Saturday November 9, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the Commander’s Annual Challenge. This meeting will also serve as nominations for Camp officers. If you are interested in running for an office please let us know. Officers will be installed at the February 2020 meeting.


While I know we are few months away from Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, we had some discussion about the event. We decide to change a couple of things the first being that we’re going to forgo the annual breakfast on Sunday. The reason is that many people plan to leave early and it was hard to get everybody together. This past year we all had dinner on Friday night at Hoss steakhouse and it was a great time. We had a private room and we really enjoyed ourselves. We thought it might be a nice way to kick off the weekend. We will get a consensus from the group on what time and how many would like to attend.


Another item that we are going to change is the annual ceremony at the 7th New Jersey’s monument. We are still having the event at 1 o’clock on Friday, and that will not change. However, we realize that sometimes it is a bit of a hassle as many people arrive on Friday to run back to their hotel room to change into their uniform to make it out to the ceremony. Therefore this year uniforms will be optional. Another reason for this is we have to remember that we are a descendant’s organization and not a reenacting group, plus it might give us a chance to show off our nice new Colonel Francine Camp jackets.


We also spoke about a few changes concerning the SVR.


One, for official Remembrance Day events, ONLY Membership medal, SVR medal and Unit Citation badge will permitted. No other form of "decoration" of any kind will be permitted. Our goal is to keep everyone UNIFORM. Any brother who does not wish to comply with this directive will not be permitted to march in the parade nor stand guard at the cemetery. No exceptions.


Capt. Mossbrucker. will be issuing orders on Friday and we need them to be followed. We get a lot of notice from the top brass of the SVR as well as fellow SUVCW brothers, so let’s keep the impression looking good. I also spoke to Bethany Yingling who handles the luminary program on Saturday night, and we are permanently on the Remembrance Day luminary honor guard roster. So each year we have the same timeslot, so like I said we are getting noticed and I am very proud to be a member of this SVR unit.


Good of the Order. Brother Chuck Gordinier brought in a reproduction tower Enfield musket and an original 1864 Allin musket which had been converted into a breech loader. We thank Brother Chuck for sharing them with the Camp.


With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday November 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.


Submitted in F, C & L,

Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary

~

Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7

Meeting Minutes

April 6, 2019


A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with 17 Brothers and1 guest present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.


Minutes approved.


Treasurers report Checking: $1,862.06 Benevolent Fund: $176.26 Total $2,038.32


Brother in distress/sick report: Brothers Dan Lewis is doing better. Please keep Brother John Kenny and Cora Kenny (daughter of PCC Shawn Kenny) in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences also to past Department Commander Clark: McCullough who recently lost his wife.


There was a moment of silence to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh.


Old Business:


The T-shirt contest is over for this year. The winners are Shawn Pratt and Wayne Grant. Congratulations Brothers! The T-shirt contest will start again on May 1 and will and on March 31. We came up with some rules and they are as follows. You can wear your Camp polo shirt, and the two categories are as follows. The first is a minimum of five pictures all in a different locations. The second is either the furthest or most unusual place. All pictures will be posted on Facebook. The winners will be announced at the April 2020 meeting. Winners receive a $15 gift card to the store of their choice.


Speaking of tee shirts will still have tee shirts and polo shirts for sale.  The tee shirts are $15.00 and polo shirts are $20.00. I know we have a number of Brothers that live out of state. If you would like a shirt, I could mail one to you for an additional $5.00 postage and handling. If interested please let me know.


On display at the meeting were the Francine camp jackets that we are having made. They are absolutely beautiful you can see what they look like on the Facebook page and I’ve sent an email out with the pictures attached. We would like to have an order ready by April 30. The jackets are made in America and the embroidery is done locally. These jackets are custom order. Sizes small to extra-large are $140.00 Size is 2XL are $145.00. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to purchase one of these jackets. Any jackets ordered after the date will be subject to a shipping charge from the manufacturer. We would like to get these jackets in  bulk so don’t miss out. If you have any questions please let me know. You can make your check payable to the camp and mail it to our treasurer please indicate size and if you want your name embroidered on the front. Please send your checks to Scott Hann 205, Vail Court, Mays Landing NJ 08330


We have set a date for the dinner meeting at Fred and Ethel’s restaurant in historic Smithville Village. The date is Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM. There will be a set menu that everyone can order off of and the costs are anywhere from $17-$22. That includes tax and tip. We will have a program at the meeting. Wives are welcome to join us and we will have a small program rather than just a meeting. The food at Fred and Ethel’s is wonderful and I know that you will have an enjoyable time. We hope that you can attend and if you have any questions please let me know.


Commander Tomasello would like to know how many Brothers would be interested in a tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill holds the remains of a number of Civil War soldiers including our own Camp namesake Colonel Francine. The tour is $15.00 per person with all proceeds going to the cemetery.


The Francine Camp hat pins are in. They are fantastic and we will sell them for $5.00. Our thanks to Commander Tomasello.


The Camp now has a PayPal and Vemo account. We can now take credit cards. The only thing is that if you use a credit card there is a 2.9% + 30 cent fee if you use PayPal and a 3% charge if you use Vemo. The Camp will absorb this fee. However, if you have a Pay pal or Vemo account there is no charge.


We have a Women’s Auxiliary that is in desperate need of members. If you know of an interested female please bring her to any of our camp functions. We have five women now in the auxiliary and be great to see it grow.


Commander Tomasello reminded the Brothers that he would like to see more ancestor biographies on the website. Please write something up and send it to me.. Please take the time to write something up to honor your ancestor. We are also looking a creating a “virtual cemetery” on “Find a grave” to link all of our ancestors...

 

New Business:


We have a number of events that are coming up and we ask everybody to please let us know if you can make these events.


Saturday May 11, 2019: SUVCW/SCV Memorial Service Fins Point National Cemetery. 10:00 AM. Please meet at the Finns Point Cemetery parking lot at 9:45


Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 7:30 PM Hamilton Historical Society Speaker Series Buried Civil War Past Mays Landing Presbyterian Church 6001 Main Street Mays Landing, NJ. Speaker is our own Frank Tomasello.  

Sunday May 19, 2019: Antique Bottle Show. Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 25, 2019: 10 AM. Cleanup and flagging of Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton. The address is 500 North White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ 08037. The cemetery is across from the old Ideal clothing store. Rain date is June 1. Please make sure that you wear old clothes as we will be getting dirty cleaning headstones.


Monday May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Parade Hammonton. We need to assemble at South Egg Harbor Road at 10:15 a.m. We can meet at the Hammonton Historical Society at 9:45. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants.


Thursday May 30, 2019: Traditional Memorial Day Program Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.  Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. We need to assemble at the cemetery by 5:30. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. Let’s have a good turnout for this.


Saturday, June 8, 2019 9 AM New Jersey Department Encampment. Toms River. We need delegates and if you are interested in attending please let me know and we can all car pool together. I will have more information shortly.


Saturday June 15, 2019: 10:00 AM Blessing of the Mullica River 4332 Pleasant Mills Road, Pleasant Mills, NJ. We need an honor guard for this event. It is at the old St. Mary’s Cemetery in Pleasant Mills and is very close to historic Batsto Village. There is one Civil War soldier buried in the cemetery and the event has a good turnout of anywhere from 75 to 100 people. It is local and we should support this event.   


Saturday August 3, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This begins the Commander’s Annual Challenge.


Sunday October 20, 2019: Country Living Fair Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Saturday November 2, 2019 Ceremony marking the last Civil War soldier  in Atlantic County.


It was Private Samuel Morey Company I, 13 Pennsylvania Cavalry. Private Morey is buried in Union Cemetery in Mays Landing. We will mark his grave as the last veteran from Atlantic County. He was the last surviving member of General Sewell Post 47. We plan to make this a nice event and will need all brothers turnout for this one as well was all members of our SVR unit.


Saturday November 9, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the Commander’s Annual Challenge.


While I know we are still several months away from Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, we had some discussion about the event. We decide to change a couple of things the first being that we’re going to forgo the annual breakfast on Sunday. The reason is that many people plan to leave early and it was hard to get everybody together. This past year we all had dinner on Friday night at Hoss steakhouse and it was a great time. We had a private room and we really enjoyed ourselves. We thought it might be a nice way to kick off the weekend. We will get a consensus from the group one what time and how many would like to attend.


Another item that we are going to change is the annual ceremony at the 7th New Jersey’s monument. We are still having the event at 1 o’clock on Friday, and that will not change. However, we realize that sometimes it is a bit of a hassle as many people arrive on Friday to run back to their hotel room to change into their uniform to make it out to the ceremony. Therefore this year uniforms will be optional. Another reason for this is we have to remember that we are a descendant’s organization and not a reenacting group, plus it might give us a chance to show off our nice new Colonel Francine Camp jackets.


We also spoke about a few changes concerning the SVR. One is for that weekend only wear your membership medal and your SVR medal. We want to keep everybody as uniformed as possible. Fred will be issuing orders on Friday and we need them to be followed. We get a lot of notice from the top brass of the SVR as well as fellow SUVCW brothers, so let’s keep the impression looking good. I also spoke to Bethany Yingling who handles the luminary program on Saturday night, and we are permanently on the Remembrance Day luminary honor guard roster. So each year we have the same timeslot, so like I said we are getting noticed and I am very proud to be a member of this SVR unit.


Speaking of the SVR there is a new unit commanders medal and a past unit commanders medal. I have purchased two of them and Capt. Fred Mossbrucker will wear the unit commanders medal and since I am the past unit commander I will be wearing the past unit commanders medal. These medals will take the place of our current SVR medals.


Good of the Order. Past Department Commander Fred Mossbrucker updated us on Bill HJR 59 which is a bill to make May G AR/SUVCW month the state of New Jersey. As of the preparation of these minutes it seems that the Bill is moving forward and we will keep you updated as soon as we find out.


Past Department Commander Fred Mossbrucker also updated us when the National Civil War Memorial that is planning to be built in Tanneytown, Maryland. The driving force behind this is Gary Casteel and the work he’s doing is absolutely beautiful. If you would like to see some of his work I suggest you visit his studio is located across from Cemetery Hill adjacent to the National Cemetery.


Past Camp Commander Paul Lader spoke about the Memorial Day program at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The event is scheduled for Sunday May 26.


One other item coincided with our meeting was it was 153rd anniversary of the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic.


There was no Patriotic Instructor’s report


With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday August 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.


Submitted in F, C & L,

Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary

~

Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7

Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2019

A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, with 18 Brothers and 2 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.

Minutes approved.

Treasurers report Checking: $1,844.19 Benevolent Fund: $176.26 Total $2,020.45

Bother in distress/sick report: Brothers Dan Lewis is doing better. Please keep Brother Bill Righter and John Kenny in your thoughts and prayers. The Camp send its condolences to the family of Paul Lader, who recently lost his Father-in-law and Brother Sam Squire on loss of his wife. Brothers you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Old Business:  On the subject of the “Good Cemeterian” Brother Bryan Sigmund has been very busy raising funds towards the purchase of cleaning products. Through his efforts more than $300.00 has been raised. The Camp approved the purchase of five gallons of product. Brother Gordinier picked up the product to save us shipping charges. We now have a good supply to last us for a while  

Commander Tomasello would like to know how many Brothers would be interested in a tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill holds the remains of a number of Civil War soldiers including our own Camp namesake Colonel Francine.  The tour is $15.00 per person with all proceeds going to the cemetery.

The Gettysburg Bus trip is on! The cost is $65.00 per person and includes dinner at Picket’s buffet and a tour. One of the tour ideas is to walk the movements of the 7th New Jersey at the Battle. The date of the trip is Saturday March 16, 2019. We will leave from the Shoprite parking lot in Hammonton. We must sell out the bus to make this worthwhile. We will not hold seats without payment! If we cannot sell out the bus, there will be no trip. Please send your checks made payable to Col. Francine Camp # 7 to Scott Hann, 205 Vail Court, Mays Landing, and NJ 08330. So far the turnout is less than expected. If the trip does not sell out by March 2, it will be cancelled.

At the last meeting the Commander instituted a Camp tee shirt contest. We came up with some rules and they are as follows. You can wear your Camp polo shirt, and the two categories are as follows. The first is a minimum of five pictures all in a different location. The second is either the furthest or most unusual place. All pictures will be posted on Facebook.  The winners will receive a $15.00 gift card to a place of their choice. The winners will be announced at the April meeting.

Speaking of tee shirts will still have tee shirts and polo shirts for sale.  The tee shirts are $15.00 and polo shirts are $20.00. I know we have a number of Brothers that live out of state. If you would like a shirt, I could mail one to you for an additional $5.00 postage and handling. If interested please let me know.


New Business:  The Francine Camp hat pins are in. They are fantastic and we will sell them for $5.00. Our thanks to Commander Tomasello.

The Camp now has a PayPal and Vemo account. We can now take credit cards. The only thing is that if you use a credit card there is a 2.9% + 30 cent fee if you use PayPal and a 3% charge if you use Vemo. The Camp will absorb this fee. However, if you have a Pay pal or Vemo account there is no charge.

The Camp is looking into having Camp jackets made. It will have the Camp name on the back along with the SUVCW logo. We will set up a date to go down to Eagle Embroidery and look at jackets.

We have a Women’s Auxiliary that is in desperate need of members. If you know of an interested female please bring her to the next meeting in April!

Commander Tomasello reminded the Brothers that he would like to see more ancestor biographies on the website. Please write something up and send it to me. He has set a date of March 15. Please take the time to write something up to honor your ancestor. We are also looking a creating a “virtual cemetery” on “Find a grave” to link all of our ancestors...

We are looking at setting up a dinner at Fred and Ethel’s Restaurant in Smithville. This will take place in the summer and rather than a meeting we will have a guest speaker. 

We are now collecting dues for 2019. Dues are $30.00. Please send your checks made payable to Col. Francine Camp # 7 to Scott Hann, 205 Vail Court, Mays Landing NJ 08330. Dues must be paid by no later than April 6 or you will be dropped.

The Camp approved an expenditure of $100.00 for 10 frames for the framed ancestor’s certificate project by Bryan Sigmund.

Brother Bryan suggested that when we reply to e-mails that we just reply to the person sending them rather than replying to all.

Another fund raising idea by Brother Bryan is a camping trip in Chatsworth. Please see the website for details.

Commander Tomasello is looking to have pens made up for the Camp that we could use as a give a way.

Last soldier project. Commander Tomasello spoke about the last Civil War Veteran from Atlantic County. It was Private Samuel Morey Company I, 13 Pennsylvania Cavalry. Private Morey is buried in Union Cemetery in Mays Landing. We look to mark his grave as the last veteran from Atlantic County It is possible that he was the last surviving member of the New Jersey Department GAR. 


There was no Patriotic Instructors report.


Good of the Order. Commander Tomasello presented Bryan Sigmund with the Commander’s Certificate for all of his work on behalf of the Camp. Congratulations Brother Bryan!

Saturday March 16, 2019: Gettysburg bus trip. 7:00 AM. We will leave from the Shoprite parking lot in Hammonton. Seats are on a first come first paid basis. Cost is $65.00 per person.

Saturday April 6, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the collection of dues for 2019.

Saturday May 4, 2019: SUVCW/SCV Memorial Service Fins Point National Cemetery. 10:00 AM. Please meet at the Finns Point Cemetery parking lot at 9:45

Monday May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Parade Hammonton. We need to assemble at South Egg Harbor Road at 10:15 a.m. We can meet at the Hammonton Historical Society at 9:45. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants.

Wednesday May 30, 2019: Traditional Memorial Day Program Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.  Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. We need to assemble at the cemetery by 5:30. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. Let’s have a good turnout for this.

Saturday June 8, 2019:  Annual New Jersey SUVCW Department Encampment, Toms River. More details to follow.

Saturday August 6, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This begins the Commander’s Annual Challenge.

Sunday October 20, 2019: Country Living Fair Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday November 2, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the Commander’s Annual Challenge.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday April 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.

Submitted in F, C & L,

Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary

~

Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7
Meeting Minutes
November 3, 2018

A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, with 24 Brothers and 2 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s report $1,421.84 Checking: $1,245.58 Benevolent Fund: $176.26

Brother in distress/sick report: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, and John Kenny 
in your thoughts and prayers.


Moment of Silence for Past Department Commander Bill Horn.


Correspondence: We received a donation of $35.00 and a note of thanks from Brother Norm Ervine, for the sale of some of his old reenacting equipment. Thank you Brother Norman!  

We received an application from Robert Evans Jr. We will vote on him at the next meeting.

Old Business:  The Light House Challenge event slated for October 20was cancelled due to a lack of space. The staff at the Absecon Light House is open to the idea for us setting up there for another event.

Commander Tomasello looked into having hat pins made that we could sell as a fund raiser. This was revisited at the meeting and the Camp approved the purchase of 100 pins.

Commander Tomasello spoke about the “Good Cemeterian” a gentleman who has made it his mission to clean the headstones of veterans. Since then Commander Tomasello has cleaned three headstones. The result is fantastic!!  It is hoped that we can soon get more Brothers involved and clean more headstones.

New Business: On the subject of the “Good Cemeterian” Brother Bryan Sigmund has been very busy raising funds towards the purchase of cleaning products. Through his efforts more than $300.00 has been raised. The Camp approved the purchase of five gallons of product. Brother Gordinier volunteered to pick up the product for us to save the shipping and handling charges. Thank you Brother Charles.

Commander Tomasello would like to know how many Brothers would be interested in a tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill holds the remains of a number of Civil War soldiers including our own Camp namesake Colonel Francine.  The tour is $15.00 per person with all proceeds going to the cemetery.

The Gettysburg Bus trip is on! The cost is $65.00 per person and includes dinner at Picket’s buffet and a tour. One of the tour ideas is to walk the movements of the 7thNew Jersey at the Battle. The date of the trip is Saturday March 16, 2019. We will leave from the Shoprite parking lot in Hammonton. We must sell out the bus to make this worthwhile. We will not hold seats without payment! If we cannot sell out the bus, there will be no trip. Please send your checks made payable to Col. Francine Camp # 7 to Scott Hann, 205 Vail Court, Mays Landing, and NJ 08330.

At the last meeting the Commander instituted a Camp tee shirt contest. We came up with some rules and they are as follows. You can wear your Camp polo shirt, and the two categories are as follows. The first is a minimum of five pictures all in a different location. The second is either the furthest or most unusual place. All pictures will be posted on Facebook.  The winners will receive a $15.00 gift card to a place of their choice.

Speaking of tee shirts will still have tee shirts and polo shirts for sale.  The tee shirts are $15.00 and polo shirts are $20.00. I know we have a number of Brothers that live out of state. If you would like a shirt, I could mail one to you for an additional $5.00 postage and handling. If interested please let me know.

The Camp is looking into having Camp jackets made. It will have the Camp name on the back along with the SUVCW logo. The Camp has authorized the money for the setup fee and the jackets will run about $140.00 apiece. The jackets are quilted and made in the USA.  They are available in red and blue. I would like to get an order together in January as the jackets are a special order and will run about 4 to 6 weeks to get the jackets in.

An expenditure of $18.63 was approved for the purchase of a luminary for the annual Remembrance Day illumination.

We have a Women’s Auxiliary that is in desperate need of members. I’ve asked a friend of mine Gerri, who is a member of the Ladies of the GAR to take over and help to get the Auxiliary going.  At present the Auxiliary is down to 3 women. Wives are welcome to join. If you wish to join dues are $20.00 a year with a onetime application fee of $15.00. Membership in the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War May be obtained through eligibility in the following ways:

As the wife, sister, daughter, legally adopted daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and so forth, niece and grandniece and so forth, not less than twelve (12) years of age, of a deceased or honorably discharged Soldier, Sailor or Marine who served in the Union Army, Navy or Coast Guard (including Revenue cutter Service) during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865.

As the wife, widow, mother or legally adopted daughter of a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, with lineage, in good standing.

Associates: Those ladies who do not qualify for membership under #1 or #2 above, but who desire to affiliate with the ASUVCW. If interested please let me know. I fear that if we do not get some new members for the Auxiliary soon it will disband.

Anyone who is interested please let us know!!

Commander Tomasello reminded the Brothers that he would like to see more ancestor biographies on the website. Please write something up and send it to me.

Commander Tomasello has asked that we look into a pay pal or a vemo account that would allow Brothers to pay but debit or credit card. These accounts are in the process of being set up. Please note that there may be a small service fee when this is used.

The camp received a donation of a unique of a Civil War dental pocket scalpel at the Annual Country Living Fair. The item was donated by Stan Pryblyski. Thank you for the donation.

We are looking at setting up a dinner meeting at Fred and Ethel’s Restaurant in Smithville.

We are now collecting dues for 2019. Dues are $30.00. Please send your checks made payable to Col. Francine Camp # 7 to Scott Hann, 205 Vail Court, Mays Landing, and NJ 08330. Dues must be paid by no later than April 6 or you will be dropped.

There was no Patriotic Instructors report

Good of the Order. Brother Bryan Sigmund spoke about these genealogy program. It is going well. Brother Bryan also brought in a number of paintings for the Camp to enjoy.

This is a partial list of events for 2019

Saturday February 2, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.

Saturday March 16, 2019: Gettysburg bus trip. 7:00 AM. We will leave from the Shoprite parking lot in Hammonton. Seats are on a first come first paid basis. Cost is $65.00 per person.

Saturday April 6, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the collection of dues for 2019.

Saturday May 4, 2019: SUVCW/SCV Memorial Service Fins Point National Cemetery. 10:00 AM. Please meet at the Finns Point Cemetery parking lot at 9:45

Monday May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Parade Hammonton. We need to assemble at South Egg Harbor Road at 10:15 a.m. We can meet at the Hammonton Historical Society at 9:45. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants.

Wednesday May 30, 2019: Traditional Memorial Day Program Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.  Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. We need to assemble at the cemetery by 5:30. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. Let’s have a good turnout for this.

Saturday June 8, 2019:  Annual New Jersey SUVCW Department Encampment, Toms River. More details to follow.

Saturday August 6, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This begins the Commander’s Annual Challenge.

Sunday October 20, 2019: Country Living Fair Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday November 2, 2019:  Camp meeting.  10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. This ends the Commander’s Annual Challenge.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday February 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. 
Submitted in F, C & L, 

Dave Hann PDC
Camp Secretary 
  

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Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7
Meeting Minutes
August 4, 2018

 
A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, with 16 Brothers and 4 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s report $1,039.59 Checking: $863.33 Benevolent Fund: $176.26.

Brother in distress/sick report: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, John Kenny

and Past Department Commander Buzz Smithcors in your thoughts and prayers.

 
Old Business:

Commander Tomasello would like to see us set up a recruiting tent at the Absecon Light House in Atlantic City for the “Light House Challenge” the date of the event is Saturday, October 20. We have received permission to set up there and can use a couple of Brothers to help man the tent.

Commander Tomasello spoke about the “Good Cemeterian” a gentleman who has made it his mission to clean the headstones of veterans. Since then Commander Tomasello has cleaned three headstones. The result is fantastic!!  It is hoped that we can soon get more Brothers involved and clean more headstones.

 
New Business

We initiated the following new Brothers at our meeting. Patrick McCauley, Shawn Pratt, Robert Kitz and Ted Rockelman.  Welcome Brothers!

We received a transfer request from Brother William McDonald who would like to join the Lyon Camp as it is closer to him. His request was granted and we thank him for his service to the Camp. Brother McDonald was serving as Graves and Civil War memorials Officer. PCC Duane Conant will now serve in that capacity.

Commander Tomasello looked into having hat pins made that we could sell as a fundraiser. We will look into to this more at the next meeting.

At the April meeting we had a reporter from the Hammonton Gazette with us who did a fantastic article on the Camp. Copies of the newspaper were available at the meeting. The Camp was also mentioned in The Gazette, a paper from northern New Jersey, in an article by James Halloran about researching Union Civil War ancestors.

Commander Tomasello reminded the Brothers that he would like to see more ancestor biographies on the website. Please write something up and send it to me.

The Commander expressed his thanks to Brother Bryan Sigmund and PDC Fred Mossbrucker for their participation in the Egg Harbor Township Military Time Line weekend.

PDC Hann spoke about the recruiting event at the 155 Anniversary of Gettysburg re-enactment. PDC Hann along with PDC Mossbrucker along with Pennsylvania PDC Doug McMillin along with Gettysburg PCC Andy Etman, spoke to well over 500 people at the event. This recruiting event was the idea of PDC Hann to do this on behalf of National. Commander-in-Chief Day was so happy with the results he asked if something could be set up for Remembrance Day. If there are any Brothers that are going to Remembrance Day and don’t plan to march we could use you.

Speaking of Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, it is Saturday, November 17. If you plan to go for the weekend I would highly suggest that you book your rooms now.

A unique event was discussed at the Department Encampment. A joint picnic with the Sons of the Confederate Veterans will be held on Sunday, September 23rd, from 11 AM to 8 PM, at the Kearny House.  Members need not stay that long. Refreshments will be provided by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, but we should also bring some food or drink to share, with our Confederate Brothers. If anyone is interested please let me know and we can carpool.

Commander Tomasello would like to know how many Brothers would be interested in a tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill holds the remains of a number of Civil War soldiers, including our own Camp namesake, Colonel Francine.  The tour is $15.00 per person with all proceeds going to the cemetery. We will discuss this further at the November meeting.

PDC Mossbrucker discussed the idea of restarting the Francine Camp bus trip. He proposed a trip to Gettysburg at a cost is $65.00 per person. This would include dinner at Picket’s buffet as well as a tour. One of the tour ideas is to walk the movements of the 7th New Jersey at the Battle. The trip would take place on a Saturday in March, 2019. We must sell out the bus to make this worthwhile.

At the last meeting the Commander instituted a Camp tee shirt photo contest in an effort to raise public awareness about the SUVCW and the Francine Camp. At this meeting we formally adopted rules for the contest. You may submit photographs of yourself wearing either your Camp polo shirt or tee shirt. Photographs will be considered under two categories. The first is a minimum of five pictures all in a different public locations. The second is for either the furthest or most unusual place. All pictures will be posted on Facebook.  The winners in each category will receive a $15.00 gift card to a place of their choice.

Speaking of tee shirts will still have tee shirts and polo shirts for sale.  The tee shirts are $15.00 and polo shirts are $20.00. I know we have a number of Brothers that live out of state. If you would like a shirt, I could mail one to you for an additional $5.00 postage and handling. If interested please let me know.

The Camp is looking into having Camp jackets made. It will have the Camp name on the back along with the SUVCW logo. I will be looking into these as well as Camp baseball hats.

Brother Bryan Sigmund spoke about the genealogy program. It is going well and at the 4th of July he found a number of women who had ancestors that served in the Civil War. We do have an Auxiliary that is in desperate need of members. At present the Auxiliary is down to 3 women. Wives are welcome to join. If you wish to join dues are $20.00 a year with a onetime application fee of $15.00. Membership in the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War May be obtained through eligibility in the following ways:

As the wife, sister, daughter, legally adopted daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and so forth, niece and grandniece and so forth, not less than twelve (12) years of age, of a deceased or honorably discharged Soldier, Sailor or Marine who served in the Union Army, Navy or Coast Guard (including Revenue cutter Service) during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865.

As the wife, widow, mother or legally adopted daughter of a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, with lineage, in good standing.

Associates: Those ladies who do not qualify for membership under #1 or #2 above, but who desire to affiliate with the ASUVCW. If interested please let me know. I fear that if we do not get some new members for the Auxiliary soon it will disband.

Brother Bryan Sigmund has a great event for us to attend. It is the weekend of September 29 and 30 at Fort Mott in Salem County. We need a good showing for this so let’s help Brother Bryan out. This a recruiting event. It is another military timeline event so no uniforms are needed. Please wear your Camp shirt and membership medal if you attend.

This meeting started the annual Commander’s Challenge. The Commander's Annual Challenge was started by Past Camp Commander Andrew Burnett during his term as Commander, as a way to honor those members of the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, during the annual Remembrance Illumination, held during Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, PA.

The annual remembrance illumination takes place Saturday evening from 5:30-9:00 PM, weather permitting. The luminaries are $18.63 each and the money helps to defray the cost of the luminaries placed in the Gettysburg National Cemetery during Remembrance Day weekend. Of course you can sponsor these in the name of a loved one or your own Civil War ancestor. If you are interested you can mail your check made payable to the Gettysburg Foundation to our Camp Secretary. If you wish to sponsor someone from the 7th, the list is on our website. My address is:

David Hann, PDC, 440 Clark Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08037.

 
The Camp still is looking into the possibility of getting a street named for Col. Francine. It is hoped that one day we will be able to do this.


There was no Patriotic Instructors report.


Good of the Order. A very Happy Birthday to Brother Adam Sigmund.

PDC Fred Mossbrucker brought in an 1835 .69 cal. smoothbore Springfield Musket for show and display.  The musket belonged to Cpl. George H. Rhubarb of Co. B, 12th NJVI.  He also provided pictures of Cpl. Rhubart's GAR photo and discharge.  Cpl. Rhubart shouldered the musket and bayonet throughout his entire service in the Rebellion.  He served three years with the 12th and participated in every major battle from Chancellorsville to Appomattox.  He joined GAR Post #8 after the war.  He battled dysentery the rest of his life due to war service.  He also held Col. Ellsworth in high regard so much so that he gave both of his sons the middle name of Ellsworth.

There are a number of events coming up. Please refer to this list and please try to attend some of these events to help us out.

Events:

Sunday September 23: SUVCW/SCV Picnic from 11 AM.to 8 PM, at the Kearny House.  

Saturday and Sunday September 29 and 30:  Recruiting event Fort Mott in Salem County. Time line weekend. Set up time 9:00 AM

Saturday October 20:  Recruiting event Light House Challenge. Absecon Light House. Atlantic City. Set up time 9:00 AM

Sunday October 21: Country Living Fair Historic Batsto Village. Set up time 8:30. Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday November 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County.

 

Yours in F, C & L,

Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary

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Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7
Meeting Minutes
April 7, 2018


A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, with 22 Brothers and 1 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.


Minutes approved.


Treasurer’s report $3,002.95 Checking, $176.23 Benevolent fund. The Bank account has been changed to BB&T Bank.


Brother in distress/sick report: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, John Kenny 
Paul Tucci and Bryan Sigmund in your thoughts and prayers.



Old Business: 
Commander Tomasello had asked Brothers to come up with a mission statement as well as Brother submitting a short biography about their ancestors for the website. 


New Business:

The Brothers came up with a mission statement that was approved by the Camp. It is as follows: 

Mission Statement of the Colonel Louis R. Francine Camp #7 of the New Jersey Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: To Preserve, Honor, and Commemorate the service of those Veteran Heroes who fought and labored to preserve the Union during the American Civil War; to educate the public about their lives and sacrifices; to provide Ceremonial and Commemorative services as appropriate; while providing Fraternity, Loyalty, and Charity to our Members and Communities.  

We initiated the following new Brothers at our meeting. Charles Gordinier and Robert Evans.  Welcome Brothers! 

The Camp extended our thanks to Bryan and Gary Sigmund for their work on the Francine Camp website. If you haven’t checked out the site please do. The site is FrancineCamp7.org.

SVC Grant spoke about finding his Civil War ancestor that changed his status from Associate member to Lineal member. Congratulations were given to Brother Grant by the Camp in recognition of his perseverance in finding ancestor.

The Camp extended our thanks to the Hammonton Gazette for their kindness over the years. A reporter from the Gazette was at our meeting doing a story about our Camp. 

At Commander Tomasello’s request, the Camp had a moment of silence in memory of those killed at the battle of Shiloh, as the meeting fell on the 156th anniversary of the second day of the battle. 

Commander Tomasello would like to see us set up a recruiting tent at the Absecon Light House in Atlantic City for the “Light House Challenge” the date of the event is Saturday October 20. 

Commander Tomasello spoke about the “Good Cemeterian” a gentleman who has made it his mission to clean the headstones of veterans. Please check out his website https://www.thegoodcemeterian.org. Commander Tomasello would like to see us do the same thing here. We have a number of Brothers who have signed up to help him with this project.

Commander Tomasello has instituted a “Fundraising Committee”. Brothers Fred Mossbrucker and Dave Hann will serve. To help with this endeavor there was a small raffle at the meeting which netted the Camp $58.00 made possible by the generosity of Brother Mossbrucker who donated many quality civil war related items to the Camp for the raffle.


Expenditures:


$1,619 to the Department of Hew Jersey for National and State per capita tax.


$180.00 to be spent on a tent fly for future events. PDC Dave Hann will donate the wood.


$50.00 to Robert Myers for the pins sold at the meeting. The Camp made $50.00 on the sale of the pins.


 

Events: 

Saturday May 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Joint Honor Ceremony Finns Point National Cemetery. Please meet at the Finns Point Cemetery parking lot at 9:45. 

Monday May 28, 2018. Memorial Day Parade Hammonton. We need to assemble at South Egg Harbor Road at 10:15 a.m. We can meet at the Hammonton Historical Society at 9:45. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. 

Wednesday May 30, 2018. Traditional Memorial Day Program Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.  Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. We need to assemble at the cemetery by 5:30. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. This is the 150th Anniversary of the first Memorial Day. Let’s have a good turnout for this. 

Saturday June 9, 2018, 136th Annual New Jersey SUVCW Department Encampment, Toms River. More details to follow. 

Good of the Order: 

April 6th, was the 152nd Anniversary of the founding of the GAR. PDC Dave Hann brought in a collection of GAR medals. 

Patriotic Instructor Kryszczak spoke about the Civil War Trust as it was national Park Day. So far CWT has saved well over 48,000 acres of battlefields from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. 
 
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. 
Submitted in F, C & L, 

Dave Hann PDC
Camp Secretary 

 


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Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7

Meeting Minutes

February 3, 2018

A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, February 3, with 27 Brothers and 3 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s report $1,764.56 Checking, $166.23 Benevolent fund. 

It is our sad duty to report that Brothers Joe Cloyd and Jeff Mossbrucker passed away A moment of silence was held to honor their memory. 

Brother in distress: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, John Lynn and John Hann in your prayers. 

Old Business: 

Motion to purchase 1,000 Francine Camp wooden nickels. Motion was approved. Fred Mossbrucker PCC is gathering the information to purchase them. 

New Business:

The Camp received one new application for membership, Charles Gordinier,   and one Brother William McDonald transferring into the Camp. Welcome to our Camp. 

We initiated the following new Brothers at our meeting. Adam Sigmund, Bryan Sigmund, Gary Sigmund, Carl Hausman and William McDonald. Welcome Brothers! 


The following Officers were installed. 


Frank Tomasello Commander


Wayne Grant Senior Vice Commander 


Charlie Morgan Junior Vice Commander


Scott Hann Treasurer 


David Hann PDC Secretary  


Martin Blaskey Guard

 

Duane Joseph Conant Camp Council # 1


George F. Gumpper Jr. Historian 


Shawn Kenny PCC Camp Council # 2 


Stanley J. Kryszczak Patriotic Instructor 


 Paul Lader PCC Camp Counselor


Jeremy B. Lacey Camp Council #3  


John R. Makos Jr. PDC Eagle Scout Coordinator 


William G. McDonald Jr. Graves and Civil War Memorials 


Ryan P. McLeod Chaplin 


Daniel Mossbrucker Color Bearer 


Bryan Sigmund Recruiting Officer 


Gary Sigmund Signals Officer 


Paul Tucci Guide 

  

Commander Tomasello thanked the Brothers for the honor of being elected Camp Commander, and has set a number of goals for the Camp especially in the areas of recruiting and letting the public know just who we are. 


New Business: 


Approved the expenditure of $50.00 for the purchase of an engraved brick for the Hammonton Historical Society Walkway. 


Approved the purchase of two new Camp Commander’s medals. 


Commander Tomasello would like all Brothers to submit a short biography on their ancestors, as we would like to put on the website. 


Commander Tomasello would like for the Camp to come up with a “mission statement”. If you have an idea for a mission statement please submit it to the Camp Secretary. 


Commander Tomasello would like to express his thanks to all of the Brothers that provided refreshments for the meeting. 


At present the Auxiliary could use some help. It is down to 5 women. Wives are welcome to join. If you wish to join dues are $20.00 a year with a onetime application fee of $15.00. Membership in the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War May be obtained through eligibility in the following ways: 

As the wife, sister, daughter, legally adopted daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and so forth, niece and grandniece and so forth, not less than twelve (12) years of age, of a deceased or honorably discharged Soldier, Sailor or Marine who served in the Union Army, Navy or Coast Guard (including Revenue cutter Service) during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865. 

As the wife, widow, mother or legally adopted daughter of a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, with lineage, in good standing.

Associates: Those ladies who do not qualify for membership under #1 or #2 above, but who desire to affiliate with the ASUVCW. 


Brother Bryan Sigmund talked about recruiting for the Camp and has undertaken a project to distribute questionnaires to individuals to get them interested in their ancestry and possibly and Civil War ancestor they may have. 


A number of ideas were pitched about possible locations for recruiting. Some of the areas are Historical Societies, local colleges and other areas where we may gather interest. Two events that will be looked into is a Military Time Line event in Egg Harbor Township, and the South Jersey History Fair. 


Commander Tomasello would also like to see the Camp get involved in the “Toys for Tots” for this coming Christmas. 


Good of the order:


The camp started collecting dues for 2018. Just a reminder that your dues must be paid by April 7, 2018 or you will be dropped from the Camp! Dues are $30.00. Please make you check payable to Francine Camp #7 and mail them to our new Treasurer. 


Scott Hann

205 Vail Court

Mays Landing, NJ 08330 


Patriotic Instructors Report: 


Patriotic Instructor Morgan spoke about newspaper during the Civil War and in the North how quickly information was received due to war correspondents and even back then some papers were spreading “fake news.”  

 

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45, with the next meeting slated for Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10:00 AM, at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. 

Submitted in F, C & L, 


Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary


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