The Society of Excalibur Dinner was held for the 29th year on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the historic Springdale Hall Club in Camden. It is an annual meeting and celebration to thank donors for their support of Camden Military Academy.
The Trustees of Camden Military Academy established The Society of the Excalibur to honor alumni, parents, and other friends of the Academy who consistently provide outstanding support and leadership.
The Society of the Excalibur includes all those who contribute $1,000 or more during a single fiscal year. The designation of Knight, Bronze Knight, Silver Knight, or Gold Knight is bestowed upon those who contribute at least $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000, respectively. They have reached that level of giving either through a single gift or several gifts over a period of time.
As The Society of the Excalibur membership increases each year, the Academy gains new vitality. This “living endowment” gives it the stability and strength necessary to accomplish its mission – to educate young men of honor and integrity.
Cadets are chosen to participate in the event as valet workers and escorts. This year’s battalion commander, cadet LTC Santiago Villalobos, spoke to the members after the fine dinner was served. The entertainment was provided by the CMA jazz band instructed, CWO1 Robert Slade, with a special solo from senior Jaylen Evans singing Lee Greenwood’s song, “God Bless the USA.”
Plaques were presented to seven of 13 new members in attendance, three new Knight Members, and two new Silver Knights at the end of the night.