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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.


TO&E
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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  The Citadel's Second Youngest Club   


2016 marks our 13th 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.

Southside Atlanta Citadel Club "Spawns" newest Georgia Club

On April 14, 2016 the newly formed Northeast Georgia Club held its first meeting and muster in Gainesville, GA.  Club founder and past president of the Southside Atlanta Citadel Club, Ray Mayer, presided.  Ray recently moved to Hall County from Coweta County and quickly identified the need for a Citadel Club to support the growing number of graduates in the area.  He reached out for help from Jack Camp and Banks Glover, cofounders of the Southside Atlanta Citadel Club, as well as Ed White, club president of the Southside Citadel Club and Georgia director of The Citadel Alumni Association.  In short order the club was formed.  Ed and our club vice president, Todd Rivers, were present at the first meeting and served as guest speakers to discuss current school events and The Citadel recruiting programs in Georgia.  Ed also briefed the club on our efforts to create a mentoring program for cadets planning to move or return to Georgia after graduation. Click HERE for full Story


 Meeting Schedule for 2016

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

June 4

The SSACC Executive Committee will have breakfast at Newnan's Redneck Gourmet at 0830h.  This is an opportunity for Todd, Banks, Jack and me to discuss final inputs for Gold Star Club nomination.  Also on the agenda are officer selection and program plans for next year.  Any/all club members that would like to participate are invited

June/July No Meetings Scheduled  
22 October 2nd Annual Oyster Roast and Cookout.  Daryl Greenberg has graciously volunteered to host this event to welcome new members and host parent of cadets  
4 December Holiday gathering at the PTC White House.  We will again collect Toys for Tots.  Last year's effort was a great success, and I know that we can do even better this year  
     

Please RSVP prior to each scheduled meeting so that we can make appropriate plans.  RSVP to Ed White, 770-314-2466.


Annual Muster, 2016


Our largest turnout to date. 17 Alumni plus several wives, parents, visitors and our always welcome pipers.

Front row:  Bagpiper Brady Taylor, Bob Smith '60, Jack Camp '65 (Founder), Brian Waters '81, Patrick Waters '11, Ed White '66 (President), Tres Taylor '13, AJ Ross '15, Jack Ritchey '80, Bagpiper Michael Scott
Second Row: Bob Wiemann '79, Banks Glover '69 (Founder), Todd Rivers '88 (Vice-President), Doug Powell '72, Rob Isaac '08, Mike Swain '73, Tyler Smith '13, Lee Nall '71, Marty Potash '78



Highlights of the Muster - click on picture for larger view.


Piping the entroit.


Presentation of Signed Citadel prints to our esteemed pipers


Some of us decided to eat while the rest of the crowd swapped "war stories".

 
Our own three Junior Sword Drill Alumni: l-r Todd Rivers '88, Lee Nall '71 and Jack Camp'65.


Two Really Good Reads About Life at The Citadel.

A Place that I Love, by Sam Morton '85
and
A History of the Folly Beach Pier
(for the older folks)



Club Vice President Todd Rivers ably represents The Citadel at the 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



February 2016 Club Meeting at Mama Lucia's

Great meal with wives and fellow alumni (not so great picture)



A Citadel Flyover
Pictures taken by our own Todd Rivers



Sword of the first Citadel graduate is coming home! (Tew Sword)

 

Article by General Rosa in Charleston Paper
(click below for larger view)
Our Class of 1969 recently celebrated our 45th year reunion.  Here are a few recollections you all can identify with. 

The first is the recollections of knob year in F company, class of 1970 - the year was 1966.

The second is an article by a classmate reflecting on the Band of Brotherhood between the Citadel and VMI.

The third is a 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.




Summerall Guards March at Mardi Gras 2016






Two Videos to Watch
(Click on picture to view)


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


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

 


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.



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.. (press start key twice to begin)

 


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



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 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....!!!"