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.
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
we sing thy fame
For all the
world to hear,
And in the
paths our fathers showed us
Honor, God and Country,
fight for thee.
we praise thee now
though strife surrounds us,
We will ever
conscious of the benefits
derive from thee.
forever, yielding never
cease our struggles for
Preston Price '43
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The Citadel's Newest Club
2015 marks our 12th 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."
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
Schedule for 2015
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
Sunday September 13, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Potluck to be served at 3:00
Family fish fry and Oyster roast
We ask you to bring a covered dish and any drinks other than
tea and water. Please let us know what you are bringing so
that we can round out the menu. We will have games for all
ages before lunch. After we eat there will be a hayride to
Jack's pond for folks interested in fishing or watching
others try. Bring your fishing pole. We will have
live bait but bring your favorite lures
Please RSVP prior to each
scheduled meeting so that we can make appropriate plans.
RSVP to Ed White, 770-314-2466.
Our 2015 Muster Service
After the Muster Service and meal we held a brief business
session in which President Ed White announced several
changes he wants to initiate this coming year - first being
that we are going to become more heavily involved in the
recruitment effort at local high schools and plan to have a
special meeting to include prospective cadets and their
parents. Second is to make plans for future meetings
and events several months in advance so we can each try to
avoid conflicts. Third is to plan exciting events such
as a camping and fishing weekend at Jack's bass pond and
better planning for the annual shootout. Fourth is to reach
out to local alumni who were once active in the club but no
Message from our Club President
(This from an email sent to Tom McAlister of the
On December 7, 2014 The
Southside Atlanta Citadel Club held its annual Christmas gathering.
We recognized Ray Mayer for his outstanding service and presented
him with the CAA recognition certificate. Tom, this was very
well received by not only Ray but also club members who felt it was
deserved. As you and I have discussed previously, I believe
that a formalized program to recognize Club officers that serve with
distinction should be a consideration for the Association. As
of the 7th, I assumed responsibility as our Club President and Todd
Rivers ('88), an outstanding alum, assumed the position of vice
president. Additionally, Banks Glover ('69) has agreed to stay
on as our webmaster. We look forward to initiating an active
cadet recruiting program in 2015, and the Atlanta Citadel Club has
agreed to work with us on this effort.
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
The first is the recollections of knob year in F
company, class of 1970 -
the year was 1966.
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.
Speaking of Recruitment: Take
a gander at the new recruitment video:
Two Videos to Watch
(Click on picture to view)
Service and Sacrifice: A Citadel
(note: silence for first 30 seconds)
South of Broad: a song we can all
famous father's son at the Citadel. We all knew
about Ted Turner's sons being at the Citadel.. Now
Rick Santorum's son at the Citadel.
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.
Guards Kentucky Performance
Doug Powell sent
us this video of the Summerall Guards performing at a Kentucky
He wondered what damage the shoes and rifles did to the floor..
(press start key twice to begin)
Robinson - Citadel Graduate, Football Player, Opera Singer.
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