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Council of Administration
Electronic Boardroom Vote Records
2005 - 2006


  1. August 15, 2005

    A motion was made by Council Member Leo Kennedy, and was seconded by Council Member Brad Schall, to accept and approve the Pre-Encampment COA Meeting Minutes from 8/4/05 as presented by National Secretary Michael Bennett and revised per suggestions/corrections from the Council.

    Votes in favor: 7

    Votes against: 0

    Abstentions: National Secretary Bennett,

    and Council Members Hanby and Murray

    No Vote: Treasurer Max Newman

     

  2. August 27, 2005

    A motion was made by Charlie Kuhn, seconded by Brad Schall, with an accepted friendly amendment by Jim Pahl that the wording on the banner to be carried by non-uniformed members of the Allied Orders at the Remembrance Day Parade in 2005 will be "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the other Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic www.suvcw.org"

    Votes in favor: 9

    Votes against: 0

    No Votes: Treasurer Max Newman, Council Member Brad Schall

     

     

  3. September 1, 2005

    A motion was been made by JVC-in-C Charlie Kuhn to table any discussion on Hurricane Relief to be provided by the National Organization, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, until the November Council of Administration Meeting so that we can get a "better picture of what is going on and how much relief they are getting." The motion was seconded by SVC-in-C Jim Pahl.

    Votes in favor: 8

    Votes against: Council Members Leo Kennedy and Daniel Murray

    No Vote: Treasurer Max Newman


  4. October 27, 2005

    A motion has been made by Council Member James Hanby that we approve the press release as revised and transmit it to the national media as well as to the Departments for forwarding to their local media. A contact person with complete contact info should also be provided in the event that further questions arise, or that an actual quote is required. The motion was seconded by Council Member D. Brad Schall.

    Votes in favor: 11

    Votes against: 0

     

     

  5. November 3, 2005

    The following motion for Policy regarding National Encampments was made by JVC-in-C James Pahl, with an accepted friendly amendment and then a second by Council Member James Hanby:


    Alternates, Visitors and Delegation Size.

    Section 1. Any Brother who attends the National Encampment and registers as an Alternate or Visitor may be admitted to the business sessions. They may address the Encampment or speak to any issue being considered, upon being properly recognized by the Commander in Chief.

    Section 2. Only a registered delegate or alternate who has been issued voting credentials by the Credentials Committee, may vote on any issue before a National Encampment. All such votes shall be cast by appropriate display of a voting card as issued by the Credentials Committee.

    Section 3. In the event of a Department not having a full complement of Delegates present but does have Alternates present, the head of the delegation may present the alternate to the Credentials Committee, who - upon a finding that everything is in order - shall issue voting credentials and a voting card to the Alternate. This may take place at any time during the Encampment.

    Section 4. The Department Commander shall act as the head of delegation. In the absence of the Department Commander, the Department Senior Vice Commander, or in his absence the Department Junior Vice Commander shall be the head of delegation. If the Department Commander, Senior Vice Commander and Junior Vice Commander are not present, then a head of delegation shall be elected by the delegates of that Department present.

    Section 5. If the number of Delegates registered for a Department exceeds the number of Delegates allowed, it is the responsibility of the head of the delegation to determine who may receive voting credentials. In no case will the Department be able to cast more votes than the maximum allowed, nor shall the Credentials Committee issue more voting credentials than a Department is entitled to.

    Votes in favor: 10

    No vote: JVC-in-C James Pahl

     

     

  6. December 6, 2005

    The minutes of the Post Encampment Council of Administration meeting in Nashua, NH were presented by National Secretary Bennett. With minor corrections having been made at the suggestion of members of the Council, primarily to grammar and spelling, Commander-in-Chief Darby has asked for a vote to accept the Minutes as corrected. A motion was made by Secretary Bennett and seconded by Council Member Hanby that revised minutes be accepted as presented.

    Votes in favor: 9

    (National Treasurer Max Newman offered verbal support of minutes, but interrupted computer access prevented electronic boardroom vote)

    Votes against: 0

    No vote: Council Member D. Brad Schall


  7. January 8, 2006

    The minutes from the Gettysburg COA Meeting having been prepared and distributed by National Secretary Bennett, a motion was made by Council Member D. Brad Schall and seconded by Council Member James Hanby to accept and approve the minutes as presented.

    Votes in favor: 10

    Votes against: 0

    No vote: Council Member Dave Stephen


  8. January 29, 2006

Rhode Island Department Commander Joseph S. Hall, Jr. has requested permission from the Council of Administration to hold the election of Camp Officers for Rhode Island's Camp 7 on March 4, 2006, outside of the period defined as permissible by our Constitution and Regulations. It is Commander Hall's belief that elections held in November 2005, as well as subsequent attempts to hold elections since that time, were not done so correctly or in accordance with the C & R. He intends to attend the March 4th elections personally to oversee the process and ensure that all regulations are properly followed. A motion was made by Council Member D. Brad Schall, and seconded by National Quartermaster Danny L. Wheeler that permission be give to the Department of Rhode Island and Camp 7 to hold these elections on March 4, 2006, to be immediately followed by the installation of those elected.

Votes in favor: 11

Votes against: 0


 

9. February 16, 2006

Upon a suggestion and request for computer software by National Webmaster Ken Freshley, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief Charlie Kuhn made a motion that the National Organization, SUVCW, purchase an "Adobe Acrobat Writer 7.0 Professional" software upgrade that, when added to Brother Freshley's current version of "Acrobat Writer 7.0 Standard," will permit him to create fill-in PDF files. The motion was seconded by Council Member D. Brad Schall.

Votes in favor: 8

Votes against: 0

No vote: Council Member Dave Stephen,

Council Member Dan Murray, and PC-in-C Steve Michaels

 

10. February 18, 2006

Following communications between Council Member James Hanby and the present owner of four patent documents awarded to SUVCW founder A.P. Davis for two badge designs, a Camp Seal and a button, resulting in an offer to sell, Brother Hanby moved that the National Organization, SUVCW, purchase three of the four documents for $600, receiving the fourth at no charge in exchange for a letter acknowledging the donation which the seller or his designee may use in obtaining a tax deduction. The motion was seconded by Council Member D. Brad Schall.

Votes in favor: 8

Votes against: 0

No vote: Council Member Dave Stephen,

Council Member Dan Murray, and PC-in-C Steve Michaels

 

11. February 21, 2006

The Davis * Camp has requested authorization to cause US postage stamps to be made and then sold featuring the SUVCW Logo and/or Crest. These are legal US stamps printed by a third party under license from the USPS. They will be made available to be affixed to the special event cover that is being produced for the National Encampment and will be available prior to and after the Encampment. Council Member D. Brad Schall made a motion that the Davis * Camp be given this license. The motion was seconded by Council Member James Hanby.

Votes in favor: 8

Votes against: 0

No vote: Council Member Dave Stephen,

Council Member Dan Murray, and PC-in-C Steve Michaels


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

 

12. April 19, 2006

At the request of National Patriotic Instructor Bruce Butgereit for permision AND $75 to obtain three proofs from Herman Werks for a less expensive ROTC Medal, a motion was made by Council Member D. Brad Schall and seconded by Council Member Dan Murray that permission and funds of $75 be provided for this purpose.

Votes in favor: 10

Votes against: 0

Abstention: PC-in-C Steve Michaels

 

13. May 9, 2006

With the minutes of the COA Meeting held in Milwaukee, WI on 3/11/06 having been prepared and distributed by National Secretary Bennett, a motion was made by SVC-in-C James Pahl and seconded by Council Member Leo Kennedy to accept and approve the minutes as presented.

Votes in favor: 9

Votes against: 0

No Vote: SVC-in-C Jim Pahl, National Treasurer Max Neman, and Council Member Dave Stephen,


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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