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Department Orders

 

 

 

Department Order No. 4

Series 2017-2018

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Permanent Relocation of "Big Red" Flag

 

Having heard the arguments put forth by the Citadel regarding the Big Red Flag, the Department of Iowa hereby confers its full endorsement of the Citadel’s plan to request permanent relocation of the flag to South Carolina, contingent on the terms put forward to the Sons as of this time. This decision was reached in a conference of the current and Past Department Commanders of Iowa, and ratified through the Department Council.

 

          Order No. 4 relates to the "Big Red Flag," an artifact that symbolizes The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Citadel research has indicated that this flag may have been flown over a battery that fired on federal supply ships prior to the commonly accepted start of the Civil War. The flag is the property of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and is currently located in South Carolina on an extended loan to the Citadel.

          The Citadel Alumni Association contacted the officers of the Department of Iowa, requesting an endorsement of their plan to request an indefinite extension of this loan from the SHSI. Under the proposed plan, the SHSI would maintain ownership of the flag, but the flag itself would continue to be housed in the display where it currently resides.

          After a conference of Past Department Commanders of Iowa and ratification by a majority of the current Department Council, an endorsement was extended on the following principles: 

          1) The flag was not captured in battle, and no American lives were lost in the taking of it. It was purchased by an Iowan after the end of the war, and eventually given to the SHSI.

          2) The flag was not a symbol of the Confederate government nor military, nor associated with any hate group, representing instead a separate institution.

          3) The Citadel facility currently housing the flag, the product of an estimated 1.5 million dollar investment, represents the artifact's best chance for long term safety and visibility.

          The Department's endorsement was granted contingent on the terms presented to it, including a commitment to advertise the role Iowans played in the maintenance and restoration of the flag over the years.

 

Dated this 19th day of July in the

Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand Seventeen

at Bridgewater, Massachusetts

 

Jeffrey P. Rasmussen

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Department Order No. 3

Series 2017-2018

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Reinstatement of V.P. Twombly Camp #2

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the By-Laws of the Department, The V.P. Twombly Camp #2 , Iowa City, Iowa, is immediately reinstated to good standing and free to conduct any and all business brought before it.

This order is effective dated this 5th day of July, 2017, at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

Jeffrey P. Rasmussen

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order No. 2

Series 2017-2018

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Suspension of  V. P. Twombly Camp #2

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the By-Laws of the Department: The V.P. Twombly Camp #2, Iowa City, Iowa, is immediately Suspended for failure to submit Form 27 and required payment for per capita dues on or before April 30.

 

The said Camp is reminded that while under suspension they are forbidden from conducting any business of the Order, other than that which will bring them back into good standing.  Members of the Camp will also not receive The Banner while they are under suspension.  Said Camp may be brought back into good standing after filing all delinquent forms and dues.

 

Dated this 24th day of May in the Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand Seventeen, at Polk City, Iowa.

 

Jeffrey P. Rasmussen

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Department Order No. 1

Series 2017-2018

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Passing of Sister Beverly Carr

 

Having received word of the passing of Beverly Carr of the Kinsman Camp Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on April 10, 2017, it is hereby directed that all Camp Charters and Membership Badges of the Order within the Department of Iowa shall be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days from April 10th in memory of her life and service to the Allied Orders.

On behalf of the brothers and sisters of the Department of Iowa, our most sincere condolences are extended to the Carr family on their loss.

 

Dated this 11th day of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand and Seventeen, at Polk City, Iowa.

 

Jeffrey P. Rasmussen

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

       Beverly L. Carr was born on May 3, 1950 at Fort Dodge, Iowa to Burdette and Darlene (Bell) Nodland. She graduated from North High in Des Moines in 1968, and worked for a short time in the State Auditor's office, and then as a purchasing agent at the Lutheran Hospital. She was a foster parent and day care provider in Ankeny for many years and served as the first president of the Ankeny Daycare Providers' Association. Bev worked as a Consumer Choice Options broker for the last few years assisting many families with members having special needs.

       Bev married Michael W. Carr on August 15, 1993 in Las Vegas. She and Mike did foster care for several years, and in 1998, they adopted three sisters.

       Bev and Mike coached Buddy Baseball for many years. Foster care parent and Consumer Choice Options broker were things that made her 'light up'. She lived to help others. Bev had a strong faith, and she enjoyed reading her many Bibles. She also enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and going out to eat with her friends.

       Bev was a member of Auxiliary #23 of the Auxiliary of the Union Veterans of the Civil War of Atlantic, and was a Past Chief of Winterset Temple #105, and the Pythias Sisters of Winterset, Iowa.

       Bev was preceded in death by her mother and her uncles, Archie Nodland and Merill Bell. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Michael of Carson, daughters, Jennifer Lewis of Council Bluffs and children, Jessica Lewis of Omaha, Alex Lewis of Red Oak, and Amanda and Jordan Lewis; Melissa Carr and her children, Isaiah and Chloe of Ft. Dodge, Kristina Carr of Harlan, and Sara Carr of Spencer. She is also survived by her father, Burdette "Bud" Nodland of Des Moines, brothers, Michael Nodland (Marsha) of Milo, IA and Rick (Tammy) Nodland of Dundas, MN; sisters, Anne (Roger) Gloor of Kansas City, MO, and Carol (Alan Clason) of Paris, France; mother-in-law Bernice Carr of Council Bluffs; brothers-in-law, Monty (Miriam) Carr of Kellogg, Meredith Carr of Grinnell, and Myron (Kathy) Carr of Carson; sisters-in-law, Marta Gordon Lustgraaf of Council Bluffs, Marcia Whitman of Wenatchee, WA, and Michelle Hohnsbruch of Grinnell; numerous nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends.

 

 
If you wish to send a card, Mike's mailing address is 343 N. Locust, Carson, Iowa 51525  

 

Department Order No. 7

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Disbandment of Norman F. Bates Camp #64

 

Having been informed by Camp Commander Kenneth Lindblom, due to filing of an incorrect EIN and exhausted efforts with the IRS,  by a vote of the Members, the Norman F. Bates Camp #64, Marshalltown, Iowa has officially been disbanded, effective January 30, 2017. 

The Brothers of the Camp have chosen to form the Curtis King Camp #37, Marshalltown, Iowa. An organizational meeting was held immediately after.  All members within the Department without a Camp are encouraged to join the Curtis King Camp, following issuance of the Camp Charter. 

Dated this 30th day of January, 2017, at Cambridge, Iowa

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order No. 6

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Reinstatement of  V. P. Twombly Camp #2

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the By-Laws of the Department : The V.P. Twombly Camp #2 , Iowa City, Iowa, is reinstated for submission of Form 27 and required payment of per capita dues.

This order is effective this 30th day of  November, 2016, at Cambridge, Iowa

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Department Order No. 5

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Disbandment of Power-Dunlavy Camp #3

 

Having been informed by Camp Commander Jim Zirnhelt, by a vote of the Members, the 

Power-Dunlavy Camp #3, Bloomfield, Iowa has officially been disbanded, 

  effective October 31, 2016.

Dated this 31st day of October, 2016, at Cambridge, Iowa

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief


General Order #6
SERIES 2016-2017
12 September 2016


Brothers, stay abreast of your local and state lawmaker activity. Each of us has a duty to watch for proposed legislation in Congress, Executive Orders or elsewhere that may impact the SUVCW, the Constitution or the United States of America.


Many legislative matters concerning the SUVCW are local in manner, not widely publicized and/or not available online for easy research. Assistance from Camps and Departments is essential to the thorough examination of possible legislation that may affect the welfare of the Order.


If such potential legislation is discovered, contact the National Legislation Officer or Assistant National Legislation Officer for further review and/or advice on how to address the issue consistent with the position of the SUVCW.


Ordered this 12th Day of September, 2016.


Donald L. Martin
Commander-In-Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Attested:
Jonathan Davis
Secretary, National Order,
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

70 Curtis Drive, East Berlin, PA 17316

 

August 2, 2016

GENERAL ORDER – 26

Replacement Charter for General Grenville M. Dodge

Camp No. 75, Department of Iowa

 

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil

War, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as

follows:

The General Grenville M. Dodge Camp No. 75, Department of Iowa is celebrating

their 100th anniversary as a camp. The Camp has therefore formally requested a replacement

Charter to recognize this achievement, retaining the original charter.

In accordance with National Regulations, Chapter I, Article I, Section 2, and Footnote 14,

the request for a replacement Charter should be made to the Commander-in-Chief who should

then issue a General Order for a replacement Charter. If the names of the member s l ist ed

on the original Charter a r e known, they may be listed on the replacement Charter.

Furthermore, in accordance with National Regulations, Chapter II, Article XI, Section 2, a

replacement fee of Twenty- five doll ars ($25.00) for a new Camp Cha rte r shall

accompany the application.

The request of the General Grenville M. Dodge Camp No. 75, Department of Iowa for

a replacement charter is hereby approved, with the original date of rank of M a y 4 , 1 9 1 6 .

The Camp has already provided the National Secretary with the names of the Charter

Members and the required fee.

 

Ordered this 2nd Day of August 2016.

ATTEST /s/ Jonathan C. Davis, PDC                                                              /s/ Eugene G. Mortorff

          National Secretary                                                                                 Commander-in-Chief

Department Order No. 4

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Consent to Sell Camp Property

 

As prescribed in Chapter 1, Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution and Regulations of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: and to honor the memory of 2nd Lieutenant Newton Battin, 3rd Iowa Cavalry; the former Newt Batten Camp #74, Dept. of Iowa, SUVCW; and the Batten Family: I hereby consent to the Power-Dunlavy Camp #3, Bloomfield, Iowa, request to auction off items donated by Jim Batten for the renovation project at the Davis County Historical Complex.   

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016, at Cambridge, Iowa

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order No. 3

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Suspension of  V. P. Twombly Camp #2

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the By-Laws of the Department : The V.P. Twombly Camp #2 , Iowa City, Iowa, is immediately Suspended for failure to submit Form 27 and required payment for per capita dues on or before April 30.

The said Camp is reminded that while under suspension they are forbidden from conducting any business of the Order, other than that which will bring them back into good standing.  Members of the Camp will also not receive The Banner while they are under suspension.  Said Camp may be brought back into good standing after filing all delinquent forms and dues.

This order is effective this 25th day of July, 2016, at Cambridge, Iowa

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order No. 2

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Disbandment of Anderson Camp #33

 

Having been informed by Camp Commander John Carney, by a vote of the Members, the Robert Anderson Camp #33, Waterloo, Iowa has officially been disbanded, effective June 10, 2016.  The Brothers of the Camp have chose to become Department Members-at-Large.

Dated this 10th day of June, 2016, at Cambridge, Iowa

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order No. 1

Series 2016-2017

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Passing of Brother Les Weber

 

 

Having received word of the passing of Department Treasurer Les Weber 

of the Twombly Camp #2 on April 3, 2016, it is hereby

directed that all Camp Charters and Membership Badges of the Order within the Department of Iowa shall be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days from April 3rd in memory of his life, and service to this Order.

 

On behalf of the brothers and sisters of the Department of Iowa, our most sincere condolences are extended to the Weber family on their loss.

 

Dated this 5th day of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand and Sixteen,

at Cambridge, Iowa.

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Leslie E. Weber Jr. M.D., 89, of Coralville, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Lantern Park Specialty Care. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lensing's Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Rd, Coralville. Visitation will be held from 1-3 PM prior to the funeral. Burial will be in East York Cemetery, Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Café Johnson County or Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Les was born on March 30, 1927 in Iowa City, the son of Leslie E. Weber Sr. and M. Mildred Nafus. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Hynek on August 6, 1950 in Marshalltown, IA; she preceded him in death on November 12, 1993. Les received his B.A. from The University of Iowa in 1951 and his M.D. in 1954. On December 3, 1994, Les married Ann Hutchcroft in Knoxville, IL. Dr. Weber was in private practice in Wapello, Iowa from 1955 - 1981. He then practiced at The University of Iowa, Department of Family Medicine from 1981-1995 and Mercy Services from 1995 - 1996. Les retired from Integra Health in Cedar Rapids in 2000. Les was a member of American Academy of Family Physicians and Past President of Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. He was a former member of Noon Pilot Club of Johnson County. Les served as an officer for Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War Twombly Camp No. 2, and Treasurer for the Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil

War. He was active in Tar Wars, an anti-tobacco program for grade schoolers, and Cafe Johnson County. Les enjoyed his hostas, was an avid Hawkeye fan, and Civil War buff.

 

Les is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Lisa Ann (Jim) Wachendorf of Coralville, IA; grandson, James (Tara) Wachendorf of North Liberty; three sisters, Claire Adele Spearing of Kaneohe, HI, Mildred Ann (Howard) Garton of West Bend, IA, and Russ Alinda (Craig) Howell of Deming, NM; parents-in-law, Sally and James Hutchcroft of Knoxville, IL; and many extended family. Leslie was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn, and his parents.

 

Les' family would like to thank the dedicated, professional and compassionate staff at UIHC,

Lanter Park Specialty Care and Initiatives Hospice.

Department Order No. 4

Series 2015-2016

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Passing of Brother Vern Damgaard

 

 

Having received word of the passing of Brother Vern Damgaard of the 

Colonel William H. Kinsman Camp #23 on March 4, 2016, it is hereby

directed that all Camp Charters and Membership Badges of the Order within the Department of Iowa shall be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days from March 4th in memory of his life, and service to this Order.

 

On behalf of the brothers and sisters of the Department of Iowa, our most sincere condolences are extended to the Damgaard family on their loss.

 

Dated this 6th day of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand and Sixteen,

at Cambridge, Iowa.

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

 

Vern Damgaard, 60, of Carson, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Oakland Manor in Oakland, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8th, at the Carson United Methodist Church with Rev. Brody Tubaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery, east of Carson. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the church. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson

is handling arrangements.

 

Vern Alan Damgaard, one of three sons of Bruce Julius and Elva Lucille Damgaard, was born on February 9, 1956 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from the Carson-Macedonia High School in 1974. Vern was employed at Standard Iron in Omaha, Nebraska for over 25 years as a metal fabricator.

Vern and Kathy Lorene Davenport were married on July 7, 1985 at the

Carson United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Carson United Methodist Church, the Planning & Zoning Board for the

City of Carson and a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Vern enjoyed participating in Civil War reenactments, working on cars, building motors, listening to music, and spending time with his family and friends.

Vern passed away on March 4, 2016 at the Oakland Manor in Oakland, Iowa, at the age of 60 years and 25 days. He was preceded in death by his mother, E. Lucille Damgaard in 2010.

Vern is survived by his wife Kathy Damgaard of Carson; children, Tyler Damgaard and fiancé Jenny Wichert of Oakland, Shawn (Barbie) Bluml of Carson and their children, Tucker, Tatem, Gracelyn, and Isabelle, and Brandy Bluml of Carson and her children Otis and Mia; father Bruce Damgaard of Carson; brothers, Layne Damgaard of Waterloo, IA, and Gail Damgaard of Big Spring, TX; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Department Order No. 3

Series 2015-2016

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Passing of Brother Charles Wilcox

 

Having  received word of the passing of Brother Charles Wilcox of the Robert Mitchell Camp #206 on January 21, 2016, it is hereby directed that all Camp Charters and Membership Badges of the Order within the Department of Iowa shall be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days from January 21st in memory of his life, and service to this Order.

 

On behalf of the brothers and sisters of the Department of Iowa, our most sincere condolence are extended to the Wilcox family on their loss.

 

Dated this 24th day of January in the Year of Our Lord, Two-Thousand and Sixteen, at Cambridge, Iowa.

 

Danny E. Krock

Department Commander

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

 

Chuck E. Wilcox, 60, of Anamosa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, from complications of a heart attack. Memorial services: noon Monday, Jan. 25, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to noon before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.

Survivors include his wife, Amy of Anamosa; two sons, Tim (Heather) Wilcox of Marion and Tom (Michelle) Wilcox of Fort Riley, Kan.; and six grandchildren, Addyson, Noah, Avyanah, Lucas, Selah and Gabriel and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Chuck was born Nov. 7, 1955, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Charles and Patricia (Skelton) Wilcox. He was employed at Rockwell Collins for over 35 years, retiring in 2013.

 

Brother Chuck Wilcox was a founding member of the Robert Mitchell Camp #206  in Marion having transferred in from the John Q. Wilds Camp #235 of Cedar Rapids.  He was a supporter of various SUVCW projects which included work in the Anamosa area cemeteries registering graves or placing/replacing flag holders by veteran graves.  He was active in the community promoting Civil War history with presentations at the local schools as well as promoting programs such as the Civil War flag dedication held at the Anamosa Public Library.

 

  With relatives serving on both sides of the Civil War, Chuck was proud of the heritage he had from each them.  Besides being a member of the SUVCW, Chuck was a member of the SCV.  He participated in various Civil War reenactments as time permitted usually as a chaplain with the 17th Tennessee.

 

  Chuck was a story teller and a good one and his laughter will be missed.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Office of the Commander-in Chief

70 Curtis Drive, East Berlin, PA 17316

 

GENERAL ORDER - 09 Dual Membership Rulings


National Secretary Alan Russ, PDC, requested the Commander-in-Chief rule on several issues
that may arise by members holding dual camp memberships in our Order. In the process of my
evaluation of these issues (1a through 3b) other concerns arose and are addressed in ruling (4):


1a: Can a Brother be elected as a delegate to a Department Encampment from other than his
primary Camp?
RULING: Yes. National Regulations do not limit the rights of a Brother in any Camp he may
be a member.


1b: Can a Brother be elected as a delegate to a Department Encampment from a dual Camp in a
different Department than his primary Camp?
RULING: Yes. National Regulations do not limit the rights of a Brother, in good standing, and
with dual memberships from being elected as a delegate by any Camp they belong, even if these
Camps may be in different Departments.


1c: Can a Brother be elected as a delegate from his primary Camp in one Department, and as a
delegate from his dual Camp, in another Department?
RULING: Yes, for the same reasons as in Rulings 1a and 1b above.


2a: Does a Brother who is a dual member of a Camp, and has served as the Camp Commander
of his dual Camp, hold the honor of Past Camp Commander, with voting rights at a Department
Encampment from the dual Camp?
RULING: Yes.


2b: Can a Brother who held the honor of Past Camp Commander, and subsequently transferred
his primary Camp to another Department while obtaining “dual” status in his original Camp,
request reinstatement of his Past Camp Commander status in the original (now dual) camp for
the purpose of voting at the Department Encampment of the dual Camp?
RULING: No. If a Brother changes his primary Camp from Camp 01 – Department XX to
Camp 02 – Department YY, but maintains dual membership in Camp 01 – Department XX, he is
still a PCC in Department XX.


3a: Can a Brother who is a dual member of a Camp be elected to, and hold, a Camp office in the
Camp with which he is a dual member?
RULING: Yes. It is up to the Brothers of the respective Camp to determine if the Brother
involved can ably do both.

3b: Can a Brother who is a dual Member in a Camp that is not within the same Department as
his primary Camp be elected to, and hold, a Department Office in a Department other than the
Department in which his primary Camp is located.
RULING: Yes. There is nothing in the Regulations to limit a Brother’s rights in the Primary or
Dual Camp. A member could, in theory and practice, be a Department Commander of two
different Departments simultaneously.


4: Encampment Credentials.
RULING: Our Regulations outline the responsibility of the Camps, and Departments, to vote on
delegates to Department and National Encampments. It is their duty then to provide the
delegates with credentials. Based on the foregoing rulings, individuals may find themselves in
possession of multiple credentials for Department and/or the National Encampments. However,
these Encampments, also by our Regulations, may only accept ONE credential card from any
Brother thereby limiting any member, under any circumstances, from voting more than once on
any action brought before an Encampment.


Ordered this 28th day of December, 2015, in the Town of East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

 


ATTEST /s/ Alan L. Russ, PDC                                                                      /s/ Eugene G. Mortorff
National Secretary                                                                                           Commander-in-Chief

Department Order No. 2

Series 2015-2016

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Disbandment of Huntley Camp #114

 

Effective July 13, 2015, the Charles H. Huntley Camp #114, Mason City, Iowa has officially been disbanded, it’s Charter and all properties having been duly turned over to the Department of Iowa.  The Huntley Camp was chartered on August 9, 2001.  The Brothers of the Camp have chosen to become Department Members-at-Large.

 

Dated this 13th day of July, 2015, at Cambridge, Iowa

 

Danny E. Krock, DC

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

General Order No. 26

Series 2014-2015

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

 

Display of the Confederate Flag

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of

the Civil War, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby

ordered as follows:

 

Section 1: Recently many individual Brothers, Camps, Departments and the National

Organization have been contacted regarding the position of the Sons of Union Veterans of the

Civil War (SUVCW) on the display of the Confederate Battle Flag.

 

Section 2: The SUVCW already has an official position on file regarding this issue, as

adopted by the 119th National Encampment. As the National Encampment is the supreme

governing body of the SUVCW, and as no subsequent National Encampment has revisited this

issue, the SUVCW’s official position remains the same. Neither the Commander-in-Chief nor the

Council of Administration has the authority to amend the position.

 

Section 3: For clarity, the official position of the SUVCW regarding the display of the

Confederate Battle Flag is included in this order, as follows:

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT

DISPLAY OF BATTLE FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERACY

119TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

LANSING, MICHIGAN AUGUST 19, 2000

A resolution in support of the display of the Confederate Battle Flag.

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,

condemn the use of the confederate battle flag, as well as the flag of the United States, by

any and all hate groups; and

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,

support the flying of the Confederate battle flag as a historical piece of this nation's

history; and

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,

oppose the removal of any Confederate monuments or markers to those gallant soldiers in

the former Confederate States, and strongly oppose the removal of ANY reminders of

this nation's bloodiest war on the grounds of it being "politically correct;" and

WHEREAS, we, as the descendants of Union soldiers and sailors who as

members of the Grand Army of the Republic met in joint reunions with the Confederate

veterans under both flags in those bonds of Fraternal Friendship, pledge our support and

admiration for those gallant soldiers and of their respective flags;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Sons of Union

Veterans of the Civil War in 119th Annual National Encampment, hereby adopt this

resolution.

Dated in Lansing, Michigan, on this nineteenth day of August, in the year of our

Lord Two thousand.

 

Section 4: Individual Brothers, Camps and Departments shall be mindful of the official

position of the SUVCW when addressing issues involving the Confederate battle flag. It is

recommended that inquiries about the SUVCW’s official position be directed, without further

comment or elaboration, to the Order’s website (http://suvcw.org/flagres.htm) where it can be

read in its entirety.

 

The foregoing General Order is proclaimed this 25th day of June in the year of our Lord

two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred

thirty-ninth, in the City of Gilroy, County of Santa Clara, State of California.

/s/ Tad D. Campbell, PDC

Commander-in-Chief

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Alan L. Russ, PDC

National Secretary

Department Memo: Co-Mingling of Funds      April 16, 2015

 
First, it is a directive of the National Organization that Camps and SVR units not co-mingle funds.
 
Second, the Camp and SVR unit are distinct legal entities. The common point is the National Organization. They are not legally related to each other and therefore cannot co-mingle funds. The Camp is directly chartered by the National Organization SUVCW. It operates under that charter and is assigned to the Department of Iowa by the Commander-in-Chief for administrative purposes. The SVR unit is a creation of the Military Department of the SUVCW (aka SVR). It exists based on the authority of the SVR to establish subordinate units and is assigned to a military district also a creation of the Military Department for administrative purposes. The SVR unit does not exist by a charter issued to it by the National Organization. As such it is not a direct subordinate of the National Order as are Camps.
 
All of this means that the SVR unit is not legally related to, equivalent to, or in any other manner associated with the Camp.
 
When funds of the SVR unit are placed in the accounts of the Camp. They become the property of the Camp. The SVR unit is making a donation to the Camp. The Camp can refuse to write a check for the SVR unit and keep the donation and there is nothing you could do about it. Place the SVR funds in the Camp checking account is like you walking down the street and offering to put your paycheck in a neighbors account and ask them to write checks to pay your bills. Once it is in their account it is no longer yours. You have given the money to them. You have no legal control over what they do with the money.
 
Not having funds to maintain a checking account is not a valid reason to launder the SVR money through the Camp and legally that is what you are doing laundering the money. There is nothing that I know of which requires you to have a checking account. Other SVR units pay their dues and other costs with a money order and there is nothing preventing you from doing so.
 
The SVR units have been directed to NOT place their money into Camp accounts by the SVR and the National Order SUVCW. Co-mingling of legally separate entities is a violation of several Federal and state laws. I’m not going to cite chapter and verse. I do accept the word of Brother Pahl who prior to being a judge in the state of Michigan was a practicing attorney with non-profit law as his area of expertise.
 
I request that the Iowa Department Commander remind all Camps they are not to accept money from an SVR unit to be deposited into the Camp accounts nor are they to be writing checks to pay any obligations of any SVR unit. If they do the Brothers accepting, depositing money and then writing checks are themselves violating a long standing directive of the National Order.
 
In F C & L
Richard D Orr, PCinC
National Treasurer
 
by direction
Danny Krock
Department Commander

Department Order No. 1

Series 2015-2016

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

 

            All Camp Commanders will incorporate into their “Order of Business for the Camp” a Secretary’s Report.  The Secretary will confirm as to the timely submission all required Forms or Reports and that said Forms and Reports have been forwarded to the proper authority; such as Form 10, Form 22, Form 27 and Form 30. 

 

            The Treasurer’s Report will include his actions on Forms 10 and 27.  A copy of the

“Form 990-N, E-Filing Receipt–IRS Status Accepted” will be sent to the Department Secretary.

 

            The Camp Commander shall become familiar with all SUVCW forms that are utilized for conducting the business of the Camp, especially those that require the Commander’s signature, and ensure that all reports are submitted to the Department by the specified time.

 

Job Descriptions, Forms and Camp Report Dates

can be found at http://www.suvcw.org/?page_id=1054

 

 

Dated this 7th day of April, 2015, at Cambridge, Iowa

 

Danny E. Krock, DC

Department of Iowa

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 


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