Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

Brad Schall, Commander-in-Chief

2754 Woodacre Ct.

Lincoln , California 95648-8228

cinc@suvcw.org

 

General Order #10

SERIES 2010-2011

6 January 2011

 

In accordance with National Constitution and Regulations, annotated, Chapter III, Article V, Section 1, Duties of Officers:

The Commander-in-Chief is in concurrence with National Councilor Donald Darby, PCinC, opinion number 3, whether or not a Camp Commander can hold the office of Camp Commander and Secretary/Treasurer at the same time.  The ruling is: A Camp commander can not hold the positions of Camp Commander and Secretary/Treasurer at the same time.

Opinion:   The Constitution and Regulations of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, annotated with the Decisions and Opinions of the Commanders-in-Chief and the Judge Advocate General/National Counselor’s and Policy Decisions of National encampments is in fact mute on this question.  It is the opinion of this National Counselor that a Camp/Department Commander can NOT hold the office of Commander and Treasurer (Secretary-Treasurer) simultaneously.    The C&R permits the position of Secretary and Treasurer to be held by one Brother (Secretary-Treasurer) it does not extend that ability to any other elected office/officer.  Given that the Camp/Department Commander must approve all expenditures  by the Treasurer (Chapter 1, Article VI Section 1 and Chapter 2, Article 5, Section 4) it would  create a conflict of interest for him to hold both (Commander, Treasurer) or all three offices (Commander, Secretary-Treasurer). 

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty
Donald E. Darby
National Counselor

Ordered this 6th Day of January, 2011.

Brad Schall
Commander-In-Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Attest:

Eugene Mortorff
Secretary,
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


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