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Council of Administration
Electronic Boardroom Vote Records
2004 - 2005


  1. August 22, 2004

    Upon the passing of PC-in-C Schlenker, a motion was made and subsequently amended based on information from PC-in-C Atkinson regading PC-in-C Schlenker's wishes, that both a $100 floral wreath be provided and a donation of $100 be made in Brother Schlenker's name to the G.A.R. Civil War Museum, 4278 Griscom St, Philadelphia, PA., of which Brother Schlenker was a long-time member and supporter.

    Original Motion made by PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Seconded by JVC-in-C James Pahl
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No vote: National Secretary Bennett

  2. September 19, 2004

    A motion was made to offer for sale within the Order, and then to the general public, excess National Encampment medals and the Widow's Medal.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by JVC-in-C James Pahl
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  3. October 7, 2004

    A motion was made to accept the National Form 7, the R.O.T.C. Award Application, and Form 22, Certification of Election and Installation of Camp Officers, revised by the Program & Policy Committee.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by Council Member Charles Kuhn
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No vote: JVC-in-C James Pahl

  4. October 19, 2004

    A motion was made to set the price for excess National Encampment medals at $15 to SUVCW Brothers, and the price of excess Encampment Proceedings at $5 (plus s/h). Pricing for the Widow's Badge is to be tabled until the November Council meeting.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No vote: Council Member Leo Kennedy

  5. November 1, 2004

    A motion was made to accept the Meeting Minutes of the Council of Administration's Post Encampment meeting on August 15, 2004, as prepared and presented by National Secretary Michael Bennett.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by Council Member Brad Schall
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    Abstention: National Secretary Michael Bennett

  6. November 16, 2004

    A motion was made to bestow the title of National Quartermaster Emeritus, for his many years of service in that office, upon PC-in-C Elmer (Bud) Atkinson.

    Original Motion made by PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Seconded by Council Member Brad Schall
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  7. December 12, 2004

    A motion was made that all brothers currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and receiving combat pay (e.g. Tax free pay) are exempt from paying the National Per Capita for the year 2005.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by Council Member Charles Kuhn
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  8. January 10, 2005

    The Minutes of the November 21, 2004 Council of Administration's meeting in Gettysburg were prepared and presented by National Secretary Michael Bennett to the Council for approval.

    Votes in favor: 9
    Votes against: 0
    Abstention: 1: National Secretary Michael Bennett
    No Vote: Council Member David Stephen

  9. January 18, 2005

    Revisions to Camp Annual Report Form 27 and Department Annual Report Form 35 were presented to the Council by the Programs & Policy Committee for approval.

    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 1: National Secretary Michael Bennett

  10. January 28, 2005

    A motion was made that an extension be granted to the Gen. Benjamin Pritchard Camp 20 of Kalamazoo, MI, Department of Michigan, so that they could hold Installation of Camp Officers on February 12, 2005, outside the period of time prescribed by the SUVCW Constitution and Regulations, due to inclement weather which cancelled their January 22, 2005 meeting.

    Original Motion made by Council Member Brad Schall
    Seconded by Council Member David Stephen
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  11. February 8, 2005

    A motion was made that an extension be granted to the Lockwood Camp 139 of Alpena, MI, Department of Michigan, so that they could hold Installation of Camp Officers on February 27, 2005, outside the period of time prescribed by the SUVCW Constitution and Regulations, as inclement weather had forced the cancellation of their January meeting.

    Original Motion made by JVC-in-C James Pahl
    Seconded by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No Vote: National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler

  12. February 21, 2005

    A motion was made that Alan Russ, PDC be appointed to serve as National Member-at-Large Coordinator, filling the unexpired term of Linn Hoadley.

    Original Motion made by Council Member Leo Kennedy
    Seconded by SVC-in-C Don Darby & PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  13. April 28, 2005

    A motion was made that Todd A. Shillington, PDC be awarded the Order's Meritorious Service Award - with Gold Star for his tireless work in the area of Civil War Memorials protection and preservation, most recently demonstrated in his efforts to recover cannon removed and sold from Kendall, NY.

    Original Motion made by PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Seconded by Council Member Brad Schall
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  14. May 19, 2005

    A motion was made that the Pvt. Taylor Camp 53 of Huntsville, AL, Department of TN, be granted a license to produce and sell a reproduction Tuck note card featuring the Sons' name and badge, provided it is noted on the card that it is a reproduction.

    Original Motion made by Council Member Brad Schall
    Seconded by Council Member Leo Kennedy
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No Vote: National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler

  15. June 2, 2005

    A motion was made to accept the Meeting Minutes of the Council of Administration's meeting in Springfield, IL on April 16, 2005, as prepared and presented by National Secretary Michael Bennett.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by Council Member Robert Petrovic
    Votes in favor: 9
    Votes against: 0
    No Votes: National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler and Council Member David Stephen

  16. June 15, 2005

    A motion was made to accept the recommendation of National Graves Registration Officer Bob Lowe, and decline two recent proposals - one from the Chairman of the Records of Interment of Confederate Veterans, and one from the President General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy - to combine our separate databases into a single War Between the States Graves Registration Database, presumably with shared ownership and control.

    Original Motion made by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Seconded by Council Member Charles Kuhn
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  17. July 7, 2005

    A motion was made that the National Organization, SUVCW, through the National Civil War Memorials Officer, explore an agreement with TACOM regarding custodianship of Civil War Cannon, and that pending approval of any proposed contract with TACOM by the Council of Administration, the Council appoint a National TACOM liaison Officer to assist with this project.

    Original Motion made and amended by JVC-in-C James Pahl
    Amended Motion Seconded by PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Votes in favor: 10
    Votes against: 0
    No Vote: National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler

  18. July 18, 2005

    A motion was made that the SUVCW Founders Award for this year be presented to Margaret Morrison for her tireless efforts over the past 6 to 8 years to restore and establish a museum at the GAR Hall in Redfield, Iowa.

    Original Motion made by Council Member David Stephen
    Seconded by SVC-in-C Don Darby
    Votes in favor: 11
    Votes against: 0

  19. July 28, 2005

    A motion was made to accept the Policy on the Execution of Contracts created by the Programs & Policy Committee and submitted to the Council for approval.

    Original Motion made by PC-in-C Kent Armstrong
    Seconded by Council Member Brad Schall
    Votes in favor: 9
    Votes against: 0
    No Vote as of 08/04/05: National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler
    Abstention: SVC-in-C Don Darby

Submitted in F, C, and L,
Michael S. Bennett, PDC
National Secretary
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Note: There are 11 voting members of the Council of Administration, plus the Commander-in-Chief who may vote, but usually only votes in the event of a tie. The other voting members are the Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer, National Quartermaster, Immediate Past Commander-in-Chief, and five elected Council Members.

Note: All dates provided for Electronic Boardroom votes represent the date the first vote was cast. The actual motion may have been a day or two before, and the remaining votes were likely cast in the days that followed.




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