Update on Camp Members: Brother Chip Dillon and Sister Linda Erb continue their
recovery from surgeries. Brother Sinal has progressed to moving with a walker and
seems to be gaining strength and mobility. Brothers Don Wesner and Duane Harer have
both recently been knocked down with the flu but I hear both are getting better.
Keep them in your prayers.
The 2015 Camp Calendar is now complete and is an attachment to the email that this
newsletter comes along with. The Calendar is a working document. The first event
for 2015 is presentations at Hearthside Living Facility in State College on Saturday
March 14h at 2:00. Right now Brother Chuck Campbell and I are planning to give 10
minute talks and I would like two more presenters. Civil War subject of your choice.
Period attire is optional but desired. You are welcome and encouraged to attend
even if not speaking.
The next Camp meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 at the BELLWOOD-ANTIS LIBRARY
in Bellwood Pa. Meetings move to the second Wednesday of the month. The camp name
and official location (Tyrone) remain unchanged. The library in Bellwood is located
on Main Street across from the post office. From I-99 take exit 41. Bear right
on to 865N. Continue straight at light past Sheetz, continue about three-quarters
of a mile. Just past E. 3rd Street bear right to underpass. Turn left on to Main
Street. Library is on your right about quarter mile. Enter far right door to conference
This month’s meeting must determine if and where a bus trip will be done in June.
Ideas proposed so far are (1) Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester and Arlington
National Cemetery (2) Soldiers Hall and the Espy GAR Hall in Pittsburgh. Bring other
ideas to the table. The trip cannot exceed 12 hours in length or we will need to
pay for a second driver.
CAMP ORDER NUMBER 1 - 2015: Dues for the Sons need to be paid to Brother Dan Sinal
by the end of March. We must forward to State/National (their share)
by April 15th. Dues remain $45.00 payable to “Col Crowther Camp #89- 2015 dues”.
Bring check to March 11th meeting or mail to Brother Dan at : PO Box 282 Martinsburg,
Pa. 16662. Again, deadline is March 31st.
We have a prospective new camp member from State College who we will review for Sons
eligibility at our March 11
The Camp Secretary will be updating information on the camp roster. With this email
is attached copy of the May 2014 roster update with some adjustments already noted.
Please review your respective information and inform the Commander of needed changes
by March 22. If you have both a home and cell phone and want both listed please
provide them. The updated Roster will be put out April 2.
The issue of finding a copy of the Camp By-Laws is resolved. It seems that the newly
formed camps in 2009-2010 did not a receive copy of their approved/signed By-Laws.
Department Commander McMillin has forwarded a ‘standard’ set for us with his signature
to go to the IRS for the non-profit application. I am sending Commander McMillin
copy of our actual By-Laws for him to sign and to return copy to us. We know our
By-Laws were submitted and reviewed/approved at State level in 2009 as it was a
checklist item in order for the Camp to obtain a charter.
Belated Birthday wishes for February: Brothers Don Crider, Chip Dillon and Scott
Schul. Birthdays for March are Brothers Paul Hileman and Doak Marasco!
You shall also find as attachment the anticipated Camp Monthly Meeting dates for