Thursday, March 13, 2014
URGENT - 2014 MISSOURI REUNION CHANGE
Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry. We have been dealt a major change with regard to our keynote speaker. No used to beat around the bush about it, but Commander-in-Chief Michael Givens has had to make a change in his own employment schedule, due to a movie that is being shot in the State of Utah. Cmdr. Givens is an independent film maker and the film he is working on is weather dependent (snow is needed), and the bottom line is that he must be in Utah at the same time of our Reunion.
We can't let this get us down, right? After learning of this yesterday, I went into motion and have successfully secured Walter "Donnie" Kennedy to be our keynote speaker. If you recall, we had Donnie Kennedy 3 yrs. ago and he was fabulous. Donnie and his brother Ronnie are authors of numerous books, including "The South Was Right", and many, many more. We are blessed that Donnie can come on such short notice. Donnie loves the trans-Mississippi and is excited to come back to Missouri. I truly believe that we will MORE than satisfied with the message that Donnie Kennedy will bring. He will also be bringing several books for sale and this will be a great chance to get an autographed copy.
Needless to say, CiC Givens has a great deal of regret. So much so, that he has offered to come to Missouri at a later date. We will be looking at dates, etc. to see if something might be worked out for that. I myself am greatly disappointed as well. I feel as if I have promised the Missouri Division something that I now cannot fulfill. Please also accept my apologies and regrets.
If anyone has registered and made plans to attend that now does not want to attend, full refunds will be offered. I do hope however, that all will still plan to attend this Reunion. We are still going to have a great time and hear a GREAT speaker. In fact, if anyone has not registered yet, I would highly recommend that all do attend, this is a great opportunity!
I am sorry to have to bring this news, but again... let us rise to the occasion. This problem/setback pales in comparison to the trials and tribulations that our Confederate ancestors endured, on a near daily basis. We will NOT let this dampen our Confederate spirits! Please continue to make plans to attend and come prepared to enjoy yourselves.
PLEASE GET THIS MESSAGE OUT TO YOUR MEMBERSHIPS... WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD.
Darrell L. Maples - Commander
Missouri Division - SCV