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Mission Statement

On a regular, predictable timeline, club members will provide a venue in the southern Atlanta area for Citadel graduates, families, and prospective Citadel family members to come together.  We will meet in order to socialize, sponsor new cadets, and support the Citadel and Citadel alumni.

The members of the Southside Atlanta Citadel Club will plan and organize regular meetings of local Citadel graduates, families, and prospective Citadel cadets.  The meetings will provide fellowship and entertainment for members, sponsor new cadets, and support the Citadel and Citadel alumni.


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Is this term still used anymore? Regardless, please take a moment to update your vital statistics such as email, phone, address.... and if you happen to know any information on other grads in the area, please let us know so we can contact them.

The Citadel Alma Mater

Oh Citadel we sing thy fame
For all the world to hear,
And in the paths our fathers showed us
Follow without fear.
Peace and Honor, God and Country,
We will fight for thee.
Oh Citadel, we praise thee now
And in Eternity.

Oh Citadel, though strife surrounds us,
We will ever be
Full conscious of the benefits
That we derive from thee.
Stand forever, yielding never
To the tyrant's Hell
We'll never cease our struggles for
Our mighty Citadel.

Cadet A. Preston Price '43


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We Are A Gold Star Club



2018 marks our 15th year

This picture, taken at our third meeting, tells what it's all about. Perhaps it was best stated by Landon Moxley when he said "We had a great time last weekend, always good to be able to spend time with good people."

From the beginning we felt the club shouldn't be restricted to the "long grey line" but should include those that make our lives so rich - wives, significant others, children... don't leave home without them.


 Meeting Schedule for 2018

Please mark your calendars in advance! We know that each of you have very busy lives but please work your schedules around these dates. Based on your feedback that sometimes the Saturday meeting dates are difficult to work around, we will be alternating between Saturdays and Thursdays. We are now working on the planning of the event and the venues - check back often.

Date

 Event

Directions

     
April 26 - 7:00 pm Monthly Planning Meeting - Prep for Knob Send-off - join us for drinks, companionship and a meal. Chili's, Peachtree City - 250 Marketplace Connector
Mid to End of June Knob Sendoff - working on finalizing dates  
July 11, 2018 Monthly Meeting Newnan (tba)
Sept 13, 2018 Monthly Meeting PTC  (tba)
Fall (tbd) Fall Oyster Roast Hosted by Daryl Greenberg
November 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting Newnan (tba)
December 1, 2018 Annual Christmas Holiday tba
     

Please RSVP prior to each scheduled meeting so that we can make appropriate plans.  RSVP to James Holt, jwholtiii2@hotmail.com


 Muster - March 2018



L-R: Michael Scott, Bill Horne '63, Brian Waters '81, Don Mullen '57, Jack Camp '65, Bob Smith '60, Dana Graham '80, Brady Taylor '22, Joe Black '67, Doug Powell '72, Marty Potash '78, Banks Glover '69, Todd Rivers '88, Robert Wiemann '79, Rob Isaac '08, Lee Nall '71, James Holt '02


Great News

A note from our Muster piper, Michael Scott.  For the past 3 or 4 years Michael has brought his young piping apprentice, Brady Taylor to pipe for us.  The following was received from Michael subsequent to our invitation for this year.

I don't know if you are aware of this but Brady was accepted into The Citadel last month with a full bagpipe scholarship.  Even partial piping scholarships are rare at The Citadel.  A full scholarship for a piping student is almost unheard of especially for a freshman.  The pipe major traditionally holds full grants in reserve for third and fourth year students who have proven themselves and who have endured the rigors of the knob year.  Also, Brady obtained his Eagle Scout designation and will carry that distinction with him the remainder of his life.   

Thank you for asking me to participate.  I certainly plan on it and will work on a couple of new tunes in anticipation of this event.  As always, you and the entire Southside chapter are too nice to me.   

Michael

 


Planning Dinner, February 2017 at Mama Lucia's


Christmas Party 2017 at Wynn's Pond



We had a much smaller attendance than usual due to a late announcement but nonetheless a great party.  Above left to right first row, Jack Camp, Carl Boone, Banks Glover, Irene and Joe Black '67, Steve Boecker '84, James Holt.  Back row, Elizabeth Camp, Rob Isaacs. Welcome for the first time were the Blacks and Stever Boecker.  Steve came in late because he inadvertantly stopped by the wrong cabin, enjoyed several beers and snacks before it became obvious that he was at the wrong party.  He said that the folks there were really gracious.

 Club Planning Meeting at Meat'n Greet - July 13, 2017

Clockwise beginning left:  Mike Swain '73, Liz Camp, Jack Camp '65, Rob Isaac '08, Alex Casalino '17 (newest member), Todd Rivers '88, Mike Kelsch '80, Banks Glover '69, Carol Glover, James Holt '02, Laura Potash, Marty Potash '78, Carl Boone '72



June 2017 Meeting - Cookout at Wynns Pond.
Really good turnout in spite of the week long threat of rain and great to have Daryl Greenburg back if only for a short visit. (click on pic for larger view)


Incoming Cadet



Cameron Clark drove all the way from Columbus to join our meeting.  She has the attitude and drive to make it all the way.  Cameron, we thoroughly enjoyed your visit and stand ready to assist you in any way you may need.




2017 Muster


Once again we had a really good turnout for our 2017 Muster.
And this note from our lead piper

Dear Bulldogs,

Thank you so much for including me in these musters.  I look forward to them every year.  Of course the food is wonderful but the camaraderie is the greatest.  Additionally, the purpose for this particular muster is so right and good.  We need to remember our friends, and comrades and our band of brothers (now sisters also) who enriched our lives and who, in many cases, served in the armed forces to assure we can muster from time to time in peace and security.  As you know, I did not attend the Citadel but I have always admired and respected those who did.  You are a very fine lot and I am humbled you embrace me as one—at least for a day. 

A special thanks to James for his willingness to head up this group.  Let me know if I can ever help you out.  Really, I mean it. 

Michael Scott

 

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A Chance Encounter

One of my 1969 Classmate's daughter was in Nashville Tennessee at a really nice "dive".  She was recording some of a singer's music when she noticed he had on a Citadel Ring. Here is the exchange.. Enjoy!


Happens to be singing an old Beach Music Song




Club Vice President Todd Rivers ably represents The Citadel at the 2016 State College Fair.
"It was a good day of recruiting.. a lot of interest in our school.


 
Speaking of Recruitment:  Take a gander at the new recruitment video: Click here




A Citadel Flyover - Pictures taken by our own Todd Rivers

Summerall Guards March at Mardi Gras 2016


About Life at The Citadel

A Place that I Love, by Sam Morton '85

A History of the Folly Beach Pier
(for the older folks)
Sword of the first Citadel graduate is coming home September 2016


Article by General Rosa in Charleston Paper
(click below for larger view)
Recollections of knob year in F company, class of 1970 - the year was 1966.

Reflecting on the Band of Brotherhood between the Citadel and VMI.

Rebuttal to a Charleston News and Courier article that derided our plebe system as cruel abuse. By my classmate Nat Davis - Hazing is Good For You.


And finally... a little humor.


Life at the Citadel - Several Great Videos


Service and Sacrifice: A Citadel Tradition
(note: silence for first 30 seconds)

South of Broad: a song we can all relate to:

Summerall Guards Kentucky Performance
Doug Powell sent us this video of the Summerall Guards performing at a Kentucky Basketball game.
He wondered what damage the shoes and rifles did to the floor..

Morris D. Robinson - Citadel Graduate, Football Player, Opera Singer

2016 Recruiting Video: 4 Pillars of Leadership Development
Why a Citadel Graduate is a Cut Above.

General Rosa announcing that US News and World Report ranked The Citadel as Number ONE Public College in theSouth.  In their 2016 review, the Citadel achieved the Number One Public College in the South for the SIXTH consecutive Year.


Compare the new one to a Recruiting Video from 1969


And for you Oldies... remember the old Grace Bridge?


Another famous father's son at the Citadel.  We all knew about Ted Turner's sons being at the Citadel.. Now another one:
Rick Santorum's son at the Citadel.


Brian Bossman and Marty Potash represented the Southside Atlanta Citadel Club at the 2010 IACT(Inter Service Academy Golf Tournament) at the Connecticut Golf Club in Easton Connecticut.  Although a gallant effort, the team was only able to grab 4th place.  Next year..lets get a better showing and sink Navy!!


Of the 161 local alumni on record, 31 have attended at least one club meeting since our first meeting back in November 2003! Let's all make a concerted effort to increase that number. We need everyone's help on this - call and remind others to come.



When David Boyd '60, Jack Camp '65 and Banks Glover '69 were lamenting the long sober drive from Newnan to the Atlanta Citadel Club, the question was raised. "why don't we just start one down here". Turns out there are over 40 graduates in the immediate vicinity and that number is growing. So in November 2003 we held our first meeting.
Click on pic to see full sized newspaper writeup.


Telling tales for the '60's are the late Pat Conroy '67, Carl Anderson '62 and Jack Camp '65. Conroy entertained members of the Atlanta Citadel Club February 16th before his book-signing for the standing room only crowd at the Ansley Golf Club. Conroy was amused that despite the "honor code", in his travels for these "signings", he has counted that he's had 68 Citadel roommates and has actually met 12 former cadets who confessed to being members of "The Ten".  "No kidding....!!!"