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ROUGH The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 265



Home of the Rankin Rough & Readys Brandon, Mississippi

Commanders Report
Our speaker this month is Mr. Allen Winters. He is a vendor at our
Civil War Relic Show, a MS Artist & musician, and a very patriotic
American! He will have a Patriotic Print for all veterans who attend
the meeting! He will be playing one song on a Choctaw Flute and
explaining his artwork. He will also be selling his art, which would
make a great Christmas gift for someone hard to buy for.
We will be cancelling our December meeting and probably having
a members only meeting sometime in December to discuss job
duties and how to tackle 2018.
Please remember to bring $13.50 cash for the meal or a check
payable to Tim Cupit. The meal will be served from 5:45-6:30pm
this month and I have been assured a faster line and a fully stocked
buffet. We have an informative business session lined up, several
new members to welcome in, and a great speaker. So come early,
bring someone with you, and as sure as respect lasts longer than
attention, Ill probably see you November 4th at the Bass Pro Shop
in Pearl Mississippi. OCR Meeting: 5:00pm / Buffet: 5:45-6:30pm /
SCV meeting: 7:00pm Sharp Tim Cupit

Meeting Agenda for November 4th: PAULETTE FRENCH,

Agenda For November 4th , 2017 Meeting The 10th Mississippi Infantry Regiment
- Open with prayer at 7pm sharp
- Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and salutes led by Author Paulette French was our guest speaker for the October 7th
2nd Lt. Commander Tom Lilly
- Trivia by Ralph Smitherman
meeting. Her book gives the history of the 10th Mississippi Infantry
- Guest Speaker Allen Winters: Topic: Choctaw Flute & Art - Q&A - Regiment. She spoke about the citizens of Rankin County during the
Prints for sale! war, as well as the Rankin Rifles of the 10th Mississippi Infantry
Unfinished Business Regiment. We always enjoy having Mrs. French, listening and
- Adopt minutes from Oct 7th meeting. Motion, 2nd, discussion, Vote. learning from her stories of the brave men of yesterday.
- and Facebook stats from Chris Merck
- 1st Thursday Coin Club by Ed Lofton, Brandon Library at 6:30pm If you are interested in speaking with her, or purchasing one of her
- OCR Report by Brandi Gray
- Kroger card program by Chuck Gray books, you can contact her at
- Scholarship Program Chuck Gray: Read, motion to accept as read,
second, discussion, vote.
- Fall Muster report by Tal Floyd
- McWilliams Art
- Nametags Comments Hang them on rack before leaving
- I need a count for dinner at our January meeting
- Did everyone receive their membership cards?
- Presentation of Pistol to our winner, Bud Kent Keep up with whats happening in and around Camp
- Florence Day is November 11th, 2017 265 by checking out the official
New Business Rankin Rough & Readys Facebook page!
- No meeting in December February meeting at Penns
- New Members
- Initiative 62
- Comments on new meeting place
- Did everyone sign in?
- Does everyone have a door prize ticket?
- Door prizes
- Open floor
- Close meeting with prayer at approximately 8:30pm Commanders Quote:
- Please leave $1.00 for the girls who clean up behind us!
If its important to you, youll find a way.
If not- youll find an excuse.
by Tom Fortenberry

It is still October and yet it will not be long before many families,
friends, and persons will join together to give thanks. Maybe Im to
old fashion or maybe its just that time of the season. Thanksgiving,
It is a time when the fields have been harvested and set for the
coming winter. It is during this time that I often reflect upon myself
for the thankfulness for what God has and continues to provide.
It is my prayer that as the season approaches that each of us will also
reflect upon our own lives and be bless by the following words
written by a Confederate soldier:

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,

I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked God for health, that I might do greater things,

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy,

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,

I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life, Congratulations to Mr. Ian Powell on becoming a member of the SCV
Mechanized Cavalry, 1st Battalion, Company G! Mr. Powell was sworn
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things. in and inducted by Mr. Marty McAlilly.
I got nothing that I asked for
but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am among men, most richly blessed.

Found on the body of a Southern soldier.


Truly, I got nothing that I asked for but everything I had hoped
for. I am among men most richly blessed. He had already received
what he had hoped for in his prayers. That hope is Jesus. Phi. 4:6-7
In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And
the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your
hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. For it is He Who surpasses
all understanding and fills all of our hope.
It is my prayer that the words of this soldiers prayer will move your
heart to see a fuller and more closer relationship this Thanksgiving.

God Bless,
Thomas Fortenberry, Chaplain Camp 265

Mr. Steven Hood received his membership certificate and became a new
member of the Camp 265 Family WELCOME!
Please help us support our
Wounded Warriors of Mississippi
by visiting their web page at:
by Charles Lewis

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert

itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.
President Jefferson Davis

The first meeting at Uncle Buck's in the Bass Pro Shop was
held Saturday, October 7th. We had a good crowd and plenty of
Ms. Paulette French gave an informative talk on the 10th
Mississippi Infantry Regiment.

Francis Richard Kent, William Jason Hemeter, and Stephen

E. Poole were accepted, by vote, to membership into SCV
Camp 265. Ryan Cleveland Stanley was accepted, by vote, as
the camp's newest cadet, and Michael B. Kuriger was reinstated
Congratulations to new SCV Camp 265 member Mr. Bud Kent for winning
the replica Remington Model 1861 Army revolver chambered in .44 caliber,
to membership. Stephen Lee Hood was presented his
along with belt, holster, and buckle valued at $350! Shoot it in good health! membership certificate by camp commander Tim Cupit-
welcome to our camp! We have several other SCV members in
the process of transferring to our camp.

Ian Powell was patched into the Mechanized Cavalry by

Marty McLilly. Congratulations Ian.
Mary Ann Forrest Chapter
of the Order of Confederate Rose Thank you, Lynn Gaskin, for the new podium, gavel, and
name tags. Also, thank you, Mike Jones and Brandon Audirsch
Cooler weather is here and we are preparing for our for all the work you have done on Mr. Jerry McWilliam's
many upcoming events! We will be doing the VA house.
Christmas Shoppe in December and we are already
beginning to collect items. Please be sure to bring This month we recognize the OCR's work in raising and
more items geared towards men and teenagers as we donating to the Brandon Fire Dept. $700.00 toward the
ran out early last year. Watches and jewelry are really purchase of Sparkey the Fire Dog a new uniform.
good items to donate as well as blankets, house shoes,
and various little comforts. We appreciate our host Two upcoming projects for our OCR ladies that the camp
Camp 265 for volunteering to help us last year and we men are encouraged to be a part of are stocking the Loving
look forward to working beside them again this year. Hands Food Pantry in Florence, MS with nonperishable food
items, (We will be set up in front of Ramey's grocery store in
For more information on the Mary Ann Forrest Chapter of Florence on Nov. 4th from 9 AM to 12 AM) and the VA
the Order of Confederate Rose, or to become a member, Christmas Shoppe on Dec. 9th beginning at 7:45 AM. Here we
please visit them online at donate men's, women's,children's and teenage gifts to the VA
hospital. Patients can then select items to give their family's as
Christmas gifts. All free of charge. So, men donate food, gifts
You can also visit them on Facebook at:
or money ( I am sure my wife will shop for you) and come be a
part of these worthy causes.

We will have a SCV tent at the Florence Fest on Nov.11th.

Come support the camp and enjoy the festival.

Door prize winners at our last meeting: 150 years of the

Confederacy copper commemorative coin - Michelle Ingram,
1862 copper nickel- Lee Hood, The Beleaguered City; The
For more information about SCV Camp 265, Vicksburg Campaign by Shelby Foote - Michael Bowlin,
the Rankin Rough & Readys, visit us online at: Confederate Christmas ornaments - Diane Greenlee and Lynn
Gaskin. AND the Grand Prize winner of the pistol valued at
AND $350.00 - Bud Kent.

Hope to see you at our next meeting on Nov. 4th.

Charles Lewis, Adjutant

Fall Muster 2017
Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Estate & Museum
October 21 & 22, Biloxi, Mississippi
The Sons of Confederate Veterans
Camp #265


317 Lake Heather Road BRANDON, MS
Brandon, MS 39047 PERMIT NO. 265

Our next meeting is November 4th

at Bass Pro Shops in Pearl at 7:00pm.
Come early!