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  • 19 Jan 2015 18:50 | Anonymous

     

    The Citadel Club of Charleston is 100% Reorganized and Relaunched! New website and new Features. CitadelClub.org
    Oyster Roast February 6th, Citadel Boat House 7pm-11pm Oysters, Beer, Wine, Chili, Hot Dogs, Brats & the fixin's 

    Register Here!

    The Citadel Club of Charleston

    The Citadel Club of Charleston is a great place to meet local people that have a connection to The Citadel and want to participate in events that help the local community and bring The Citadel Community closer together!

    The Club has over 30 events scheduled in 2015,
    a Full Featured Website & State of the Art Functions!

    We've added events & lowered dues
     to only $40 per year!

    The Club is proud to announce our Relaunch! Our great slate of energized Officers and a Fantastic Board of Directors have really worked hard these last several weeks to get the entire Club reorganized and setup for a hugely successful year in 2015!

    Bring your Wives, Friends, Girlfriends and Co-Workers! Everyone is welcome at all Club events! The Citadel Club of Charleston is open to everyone and we're here to serve the community.

    Who Joins the Club?

    ANYONE can join The Citadel Club of Charleston, being an Alumni is not Required! The only requirement is that you have a positive connection to The Citadel and are interested in being active in the community through both Social and Charitable events.

    The website, CitadelClub.org, is now fully functional is up to the minute information about the Club's Events and articles about The Citadel and issues that are important to our Community. 

    You can Join the Club and Register for our Events online and use your Credit Card through our Secure Portal.
    Also, we've added events and lowered dues to only $40 per year!

     

    Upcoming Events

    Please check out our upcoming events here!

    Oyster Roast

    February 6th at the Citadel Boat House 

    Register Here!

    Over 30 Events scheduled in 2015

    Oyster Roast  February 6th at the Citadel Boat House

    Monthly Breakfasts

    Happy Hours

    Interesting Speakers

    Family Friendly

    PreKnob Dinner

    Shrimp & Beer

    Networking

     

    Tired of your old, 'static' Club?

    We have monthly Happy Hours that move around the Charleston Area and monthly Breakfasts at the Alumni Center along with Big Quarterly Events! The Club is very active in the community and we support several local charities through both volunteering and donations.

     

     

     

    What is The Citadel Club of Charleston?

    The mission of the Citadel Club of Charleston is to provide a social atmosphere in which alumni and supporters can meet while raising private support for various needs of the college. We also strive to create a strong networking community in which our members can benefit from each other. We hope you will consider joining the Club, and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

     

     

     

    What We Do

    We have over 30 events each year located all over the Charleston Area, we work with local charities, we hold great family friendly events like our Annual Muster, Oyster and Shrimp Parties and our Annual PreKnob Dinner, along with our Monthly Happy Hours that provide a great chance to get together with like minded local people.

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  • 13 Jan 2015 09:27 | Anonymous

    A Message from the CAA President

    DATE:            January 11, 2015

    TO:                 The Citadel Alumni Association Membership

    FROM:           Scott Tucker, President, The Citadel Alumni Association

    RE:                  Combat Ring

     

    The issue of the “Combat Ring” has resulted in a major uproar, within the membership. Regrettably, much of the information out there is just wrong. I would like to set forth the facts on that ring and advise all of you as to the action already planned by your Executive and Ring Committees to insure the integrity of “The Ring”.

    First, the action taken by the Board to approve this was in response to requests for a “combat ring”. The service academies and VMI provide this service to their graduates on the basis of individual requests. The combat ring was intended to be available to our graduates in service to our country. Many of these individuals do not want to risk losing their “Citadel Rings” in faraway lands. It was seen as a service to those brave graduates willing to risk the ultimate sacrifice for our county. However, you do not have to be in the military to request the combat ring. It is of course available to all who would request it and are qualified.

    There are two primary qualifications to be eligible for this combat ring. First, you must be qualified to wear “The Citadel Ring” and second, you must own one. There is no program to push this service but only to offer it upon request. To date, we have sold a total of “0”  combat rings.

    Actions to address your concerns have already been put in motion. The Ring Committee is already set to meet this week. Their report will be advanced to the Executive Committee and then both committees will report to the Board of Directors at the meeting set for 10:00 Saturday morning, January 31st.  Until this issue is resolved, the President has immediately suspended the sale of these rings and any requests will be put on hold. Currently, there are none.

    You are strongly encouraged to contact your District Director and make your wishes known to him or her.

    GO DOGS!

  • 11 Jan 2015 18:02 | Anonymous

    http://youtu.be/yXWCZZ0QOrg

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-PwW...

    © Copyright "You Raise Me Up", muziekcompositie beheerd door:
    The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA)
    UMPG Publishing

    © Copyright "79th Farewell To Gibraltar / Wha Wadnae Fecht for Charlie / Marie's Wedding / Dark Island / Old Rustic Bridge / Scots Wha Hae", muziekcompositie beheerd door One or more music publishing rights collecting societies

    I Don't own this video

  • 11 Jan 2015 18:00 | Anonymous
    http://youtu.be/faMZeh_vmVU
  • 11 Jan 2015 17:58 | Anonymous

    a glimpse of what a cadet at The Citadel goes though on a normal Friday afternoon

    http://youtu.be/n6o7lCnKgX4 

  • 11 Jan 2015 17:52 | Anonymous

    http://youtu.be/ffvGxFQeT50

    The Citadel The Military College of South Carolina, producing principled leadership since 1842.

     

  • 11 Jan 2015 17:47 | Anonymous

    http://youtu.be/2Z2UE6OFW8E

     

    Excellent Video!

    "I took a peek at "The Guidon" which they tell me is the Bible of the knobs. The more I read that little bookley, the better I like it. For example, I learned the three permissible knob answers: "Sir, Yes, Sir" and "Sir, No, Sir" and - I liked this third one best of all - "Sir, No Excuse, Sir."

     -Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the United States

  • 11 Jan 2015 17:44 | Anonymous

    http://youtu.be/IWo2_mIbAYM

     

    This recruiting film was made in 1969 but not available until after we graduated. Now it is very old - as are we. Enjoy.

     

  • 11 Jan 2015 17:37 | Anonymous

    Great Video from the "Old Corp" - A Square Meal

    "they love to pull their chin in, right knob?"

    http://youtu.be/M5rp9CvUKh4
  • 05 Jan 2015 18:15 | Anonymous
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/plainfield/ct-plainfield-woman-the-citadel-met-20141226-story.html

     

    Plainfield woman excels at The Citadel military academy

    Plainfield woman excels at The Citadel, a mostly male college where she's the No. 2 leader among 2,300 cadets.

    When she was touring colleges during spring break of her junior year at Plainfield South High School, Savannah Emmrich checked out the grounds of The Citadel, a storied military college in Charleston, S.C.

    "When I showed up at The Citadel and got on the campus and saw the uniforms and the knobs double-timing, and the dress parade they had on Friday, I was so impressed," the 21-year-old said. "I knew that was where I wanted to go."

    Emmrich learned quickly that "knobs" is slang for freshmen cadets, "double-timing" is a marching pace and "dress parade" is a parade in full military uniform.

    As she gets ready to graduate from The Citadel this spring, Emmrich has not only immersed herself in the school's military culture while earning a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, she has risen to the top of the cadet ranks. She currently holds the No. 2 position among the 2,300 cadets in the school's regiment, which is essentially the military version of a civilian college's student body.

    Emmrich is second in command of the cadet unit that operates like a unit in the military, and school officials say she is one of a few female cadets who has held the position.

    This command position means she helps lead the cadets in their morning workouts, conducts inspections, meets with lower-level cadet commanders and leads them in formation to meals. Along with those duties, she still has to handle her own class load.

    After graduation, Emmrich, who received a track-and-field scholarship to attend the school, is slated to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. She will train to be a combat systems officer, also known as an aviator, or "the job Goose does" in the movie "Top Gun," she said.



    Life at The Citadel and America's other military colleges is one that stands in stark contrast to the beer bong-hoisting, class-skipping lives of many undergrads at civilian institutions of higher learning.

    "It's very different than a normal college lifestyle," she said. "We have a training schedule, and it tells us what to do 24 hours every single day. You're expected to follow it to a T and be on time for everything."

    Emmrich's day starts at 5 a.m. and continues on, each hour spoken for with rare exceptions, until she hits the hay.

    It can be demanding, she admitted, but also fulfilling.

    Back home over Christmas break, Emmrich said she sometimes isn't sure what to do with this sudden uptick in free time.

    "When I got to the school, I realized how much I enjoy a regimented lifestyle," she said. "It was a good fit."

    When she is not immersed in studies or student leadership obligations, Emmrich is one of The Citadel's star athletes.

    She holds the school's pole vaulting record and competes in other track events.

    Still, Emmrich remains one of just 160 women among the 2,300 cadets.


    The Citadel only began allowing women back in the 1990s, according to retired Navy Capt. Lory Manning, now the head of the women in the military project at the Women's Research and Education Institute.

    The Citadel was a "really hard case" when it came to gender integration, Manning said.

    But as women have proven they can serve in previously male-only military jobs in the post-9/11 wars, those against such integration have largely "gotten over the shock," Manning said.

    "I think it's marvelous," Manning said of Emmrich's accomplishments. "There are people who will pooh-pooh it and say she had it easy. Usually it's the opposite. She has to be better, brighter, smarter and more physically fit than the guys who had to fill that position before her."

    Kimberly Keelor, a spokeswoman at The Citadel, said one of the challenges of increasing the female population is that so few women are interested in a military college environment.

    Fewer than 800 women enrolled at one of the six major military colleges this past fall, she said, and the competition to recruit them is considerable.

    Emmrich said "standing your own ground is huge at The Citadel," and that she'd encourage any woman in her shoes to apply.

    "Every year it gets better with the acceptance of females," she said. "There really hasn't been any big issues like it was in the beginning. You definitely have pride, and girls do stick together. It's still different being a girl at The Citadel."

    Being a cadet in general at The Citadel is a taxing undertaking, said retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Charles Graham, an adviser to the cadet regiment's chain of command who has known Emmrich since she was a knob.

    "It's even tougher when you're a female," he said, "and it's even tougher when you're a female athlete."

    Emmrich has been put in a position to succeed academically and athletically at the school, Graham said, "and she excelled in everything she did."

    "Some congratulations are in order for her parents and her teachers and her coaches back in Illinois," he said. "Because when she walked through our gates here, it was obvious she was something special."

    geoffz@tribpub.com

    Twitter @JournoGeoffZ

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