Monthly archives: August 2017

Message from National Chaplain re: Houston Flooding

I am sure we are all mindful of the disaster that the tropical storm and hurricane has done to Texas.  I am also sure that each one of the brothers in our Order is contributing to the Salvation Army, the Red Cross or other philanthropic organizations.  At the church service I conducted last Sunday, I took up a collection for the folks in Camp 2 – Houston, Texas.  I have several hundred dollars that I will be sending to:
PDC Donald L. Gates
Sec/Tres  – Dept of Texas
1205 Balboa Circle
Plano, TX 75075
It is my sincere hope that you find it in your heart to send a contribution to help our Brothers in the wake and flooding of the hurricane.  I am sure they will know what to do with it.
Please spread this message.
In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty
Chaplain Jerry

Treasurer’s Handbook now available!

National Treasurer David McReynolds has issued the first edition of the SUVCW Treasurer’s Handbook as an aid to all Camp and Department treasurers who work so hard to make sure everything adds up.

“The Treasurer’s Handbook is a very useful tool designed to serve both new Treasurers in Camps and Departments as well as those who have served previously in the position.  The very first chapter goes through some basics of being the Treasurer in the SUVCW.  The handbook not only covers the routine duties of the Treasurer but is full of tax information as well.  For example, the chapter on forming a new camp provides a guide to obtaining an EIN online.  The handbook also covers filing the Form 990N and provides guidance on a numbers of issues in the Constitution and Regulations.  Everything in the handbook is presented in clear, easy to understand language.”

Brother McReynolds hopes that the Treasurer’s Handbook will be a useful asset and also states that the guide will be flexible and able to be updated as rules and regulations within our Order and with the IRS change over time.

Still looking for the downloadable PDF? Please click here: Treasurer’s Handbook or find it on the Governance page under Forms.

A Wonderful 136th National Encampment!

Brothers, Sisters and families and friends:

We had such a wonderful experience in Lansing, and the Department of Michigan hosted the largest National Encampment in over 20 years. At the end of the day, it was also an Encampment that spoke volumes about Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty at every level of our organization. Congratulations to all of the award winners that recognized by PCinC Martin, particularly those well-traveled Brothers who received the Elmer “Bud” Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award! And congratulations to all of the elected and appointed officers for the 2017-2018 term. Commander-in-Chief Mark Day’s remarks were moving and timely, and we should all be excited to work with him and his agenda this year!

The Meritorious Service Award with Gold Star
-Dexter Bishop, Department MA
-David McReynolds Department TN
-Terry Dyer, Department IL
-Nick Kaup, Department IL
-Don Palmer, Department MO
-Henry Shaw, Department OH

Elmer (Bud) Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award
-Bob Wolz, Department Ohio
-Ed Krieser, Department Missouri
-Lee Stone, Department. Chesapeake
-Danny Wheeler, Department New York
-Rich Orr, Department Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln CinC’s Award – Camp Custer Camp #17, Department NJ

The Cornelius F. Whitehouse Award–
-Eugene G. Mortorff, Garfield Camp #1, Department Chesapeake
-Danny L. Wheeler, Sydney Camp #41, Department NY

The Meritorious Service Award-
-Michael P. Downs, Department TN
-Dave Daley, Department WI
-Daniel F. Rittel, Department Iowa
-Jeff Graf, Department WI

The David R. Medert Award – David A. Rish, Dept. OH 13 new members

The National Aide Award-
Doug Fidler, McTeer Camp #39, Dept. TN
Eric Richhart, Smith Camp #1, Dept CO/WO
Jeff Graf Col. Hans C. Heg Camp # 15, Dept. WI
James P. McGuire, Govs. Elisha Dyer Camp #7, RI
Steve Flickinger Sherman Camp #93, Dept. OH
David Rish, Parrott Camp #33, Dept. OH
James Johnson, Ruger Camp #1, Dept NC

The Augustus P. Davis/ Conrad Linder Award- Department of Ohio with 54

The Under Forty Award– Department of New Jersey with 10

Marshall Hope Award for Best Newsletter –
“The Sharpshooter” Robert Finch Camp # 14 Dept. MI
“The March”, Department GA/SC

The U.S. Grant Award – Department Georgia 60% increase in membership

The Horace Greeley Award- outstanding website. Department of Iowa

The Founder’s Award – The American Veterans Heritage Center, Dayton, Ohio

The Certificate of Recognition-
-Garrard County Public Library, Department of Kentucky
-Brother Bruce Austin, Major James H. Bridgewater Camp #7, Department of Kentucky