Jesse B. Thomas Chapter Number 547 of the National Sojourners and John A. Logan Camp Number 547 of the Heroes of ’76 held their Annual Meeting and election of officers for the fiscal year on May 5, 2017 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Harrisburg, Illinois. The National Sojourners and Heroes of ‘76are made up of a patriotic group of Masons. There are 160 chapters in the United States; the local chapter covers Southern Illinois.
The officers elected for the National Sojourners are Glenn D. Volkert (Norris City) as President – succeeding Edward Oliver (Norris City); Dickey Mobley (Enfield) as First Vice-President; Mike Staley (Mt. Vernon) as Second Vice-President; Max Balding (Albion) as Third Vice-President; Donald Asbury (Johnston City) as Secretary-Treasurer; James Branch (Eldorado) as Color Bearer; Earl Knight (Ridgway) as Marshall; Guy Wilcox (Metropolis) as Chaplain; Edward Oliver (Norris City) as Historian; Donald Barrett (Murphysboro) as Judge Advocate; and Kenneth Rogers (Belleville) as Surgeon General.
The officers elected for the Heroes of ’76 are Edward Oliver (Norris City) as Commander; Glenn Volkert (Norris City) as Chief of Staff; Dickey Mobley (Enfield) as Assistant Chief of Staff; and Donald Barrett (Murphysboro) as Adjutant.
The Heroes of ’76 dress up in tri-cornered hats and Revolutionary War uniforms and perform such services as Presentation of the Flag at athletic events, parades, and Fourth of July celebrations and Building of the Flag for school groups and at community events. Contact one of the officers if you are interested in one of their programs.