Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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Commander

Purpose
The purpose of the office of Commander is to direct and to provide oversight of Camp/Department operations in order to foster and promote the goals and objects of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Activities

Camp Commander. The activities of the Camp Commander should include: (1) Presiding at all meetings of the Camp; (2) Appointing the appointed officers and all committees; (3) 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; (4) Ensuring that the Camp officers and committees do their jobs; (5) Representing the Camp at community functions; (6) Becoming familiar with the Camp's and Department's Bylaws and the Order's Constitution and Regulations; (7) Keeping the membership informed by issuing "Camp Orders", attested to by the Camp Secretary; (8) Consulting with Past Camp Commanders for advice on Camp matters; (9) Becoming familiar with the duties of the office as set forth in the Order's Ritual and Ceremonials; (10) Serving as liaison between the Camp and Department.

Department Commander. The activities of the Department Commander should include: (1) Presiding at all meetings of the Department; (2) Appointing all appointed officers and committees; (3) Become familiar with all SUVCW forms that are utilized for conducting the business of the Department, especially those that require the Commander's signature, and ensure that all reports are submitted to the National Organization by the specified time; (4) Ensuring that the Department officers and committees do their jobs; (5) Representing the Department at state functions; (6) Becoming familiar with the Department's Bylaws and the Order's Constitution and Regulations; (7) Keeping the membership informed by issuing "Department Orders", attested to by the Department Secretary and bearing the Department's seal; (8) Consulting with Past Department Commanders for advice on Department matters; (9) Providing assistance to Camps in need of help; (10) Attempting to visit each Camp in the Department at least once per year; (11) Becoming familiar with the duties of the office as set forth in the Order's Ritual and Ceremonials; (12) Serving as liaison between the Department and the National Organization.


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Position description last updated August 2003