From the Alabama Division's President, Donna Clark

July 2014

Alabama Members,

The 119th Alabama Division Convention Call will be mailed in mid-July, per the Alabama Division Bylaws. Please note that the deadline for convention registration is September 2, 2014. The information for hotel reservations is on the Alabama Division website under “Convention.” When making a special request for meals, please limit these requests to medical food allergies only.

There will be a bus available to take you from the hotel to the Memorial Service and to the Tea. Be advised that there is only one bus, and we will take reservations for the first 56; the cost is $12.00 per person. When reservations have been met it will be posted on the ALAUDC List. There will be adequate parking at the church, but there may not be accessible parking at the Archives on Friday afternoon. Make your reservations for the bus as soon as possible.

I have often mentioned the tools that are available for our members. I would like to again encourage you to use your Alabama Division Yearbook and Minutes, as well as, the Alabama Division website. Many times you can find the answers to your questions by simply taking a few minutes to look at these resources.

We still need your assistance raising the $15,000 necessary for the conservation of the 26th Alabama Infantry flag. Honor those from the 26th Alabama Infantry or your own Confederate veterans. Adopting a soldier only costs $10.00. If every member in the Alabama Division adopted one soldier we would more than meet our goal. The form for adopting soldiers is on the Alabama Division website under “Projects.” HAVE YOU ADOPTED YOUR SOLDIER?

Alabama Division Vice President, Barbara McCamish, has asked me to remind you that July 31 is the deadline for ordering insignia to count on this UDC year’s report. Please get your orders in as soon as possible. 

I am happy to announce the reactivation of the Tuskegee Chapter 419. In May, Division Registrar, Pat Killian, and I met with ladies from Tuskegee to educate them about the UDC and help them with their applications. Pat has worked diligently to get these applications completed and approved, and on June 17 the applications and charter forms were mailed to General. This chapter was originally chartered in 1900 and was declared defunct in 2001. They have applications for 8 members with several others working on their papers.

The Alabama Division and ALAUDC Rootsweb sites have been down due to Rootsweb technical difficulties. They are up and running at this time. I apologize for this inconvenience.

I hope you’re having a great summer. Stay cool and relax.

In UDC love,

Donna Clark, President
Alabama Division UDC


Remember our 26th Alabama Infantry Flag Conservation Project. You can Adopt-A-Soldier of your choosing and Pack-A-Backpack. Go to the Alabama Division website, then Projects, for details on how you can help preserve our heritage.

Also, under Projects, you will find details on “Vanishing Confederate Alabama.” Your assistance is needed with this project.

For information concerning reservations for the 119th Annual Alabama Division Convention, September 18-20, 2014, please go to the Alabama Division website, then Division Convention.

119th Annual AL Division Convention: September 18-20, 2014; Embassy Suites Hotel Montgomery

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