Unfortunately, there is no internet available at the Cabarras Arena and Convention Center, not even air card signal, so we're not able to do updates quite as quickly as would be ideal. However, the 2008 SCV Reunion is underway. Among the highlights from Thursday:
Real Son James Brown of Arizona was present and recognized.
The credentials committee reported a quorum, 155 camps, credentialled as of the opening.
The Minutes of the 2007 Convention were approved with minor amendments.
The Executive Director reported 29,992 members, with 51 Real Sons, 3290 Life Members and 257 Cadets. The request for donations for the Jefferson Davis statue in the last Confederate Veteran has so far brought in $6,110.00
A proposed budget of approximately 1.1 million dollars for fiscal year 2008 was adopted.
The Time and Place Committee report proposing that the 2011 Reunion be held in Montgomery, AL, July 20-24, 2011 was accepted. The registration fee will be $45.00.
The Public Relations Committee also gave a glimpse of a work in progress, an SCV Media website.