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Hoke Chapter members attend UDC Convention

Ed and Sue Curtis and Nancy Sloop attended the 119th Annual N.C. Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Convention held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Durham.

Sue Curtis, president of the Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78 and a N.C. Division honorary president, was recognized at the executive board meeting by division president Patricia Gasson of Wilmington with a framed certificate of appreciation for her work from 2011 to 2015 on the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.

As chairman of the Division Sesquicentennial Committee, Curtis provided information on monuments and arranged historical lectures throughout the state for the division at which she presided.  She also assisted her committee in designing an official sesquicentennial pin.  During the convention’s business session, her reports included ones on the gravesite of Gov. John W. Ellis and on activities during the last year of the sesquicentennial. 

AT the Welcome Evening Banquet, Ed Curtis, an honorary associate member of the Hoke Chapter, was awarded the Stonewall Jackson Medal and Certificate from Division President Gasson and Division Vice President Donna Snipes of Oxford.

It recognized his work for the Hoke Chapter and for the N.C. Division. Ed Curtis is a Navy veteran and past recipient of a UDC Cross of Military Service. He served as a member of the Color Guard at the Friday Historical Evening.

Teresa Roane, archivist/librarian at the UDC Headquarters in Richmond, Va., spoke on “Why Confederate History Is Still Relevant Today.” 

Sloop, the Hoke Chapter’s recorder of Military Service Awards, received from Division Recorder Gail Sifford of Charlotte an award for her efforts in locating lineal descendants of Confederate veterans who themselves served during specific military periods.

Sloop also presented a musical program at the Fellowship Luncheon and provided music during the entire Convention.  She served as a delegate for the Hoke Chapter.   

The Hoke Chapter was recognized at the Division Convention with a Superior Chapter Award, plus 11 additional awards for its historical, educational and patriotic work.

Third Vice President Karen Powers of Rolesville presented the Charles F. Fisher Chapter 73 of the Children of the Confederacy a Honor Roll Certificate from the Annual General Convention held in Lynchburg, Va., in July.

The Fisher Chapter is an auxillary chapter of the Hoke UDC Chapter.

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