||HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
DEPARTMENT ORDER #5, 2018-2019
By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama
and Mississippi, I hereby issue this order.
1. The 24th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held February 15-16th, 2019, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society in Germantown, Tennessee. During the Encampment, the Department
intends to present several awards. In accordance with the bylaws:
a. The Corporal William H. Bell Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that initiates the most new Brothers during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
b. Private Henry Hoover Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that demonstrates the largest percentage of growth during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
c. I hereby appoint Sam Gant, PDC, of Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Camp Commander Dr. John L. “Jack” Dwyer, Ph.D., of MG James H. Wilson Camp No. 1, and Dr. Douglas K. Fidler, Ph.D., PDC, of MAJ William A. McTeer Camp No. 39–fine Brothers all–to a special panel charged to award the Department of Tennessee Certificate of Appreciation. This award recognizes that individual or entity who, in the judgment of a three-member panel, has through his/her actions, words, and/or deeds significantly contributed to the furtherance of the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic within the Boundaries of the Department of Tennessee. Recommendations for possible
recipients of said award shall be submitted, along with a one-page description of the contribution made, to the Department Secretary no later than two (2) months prior to the annual Department Encampment, that is no later than December 14, 2018. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail to the Secretary with a copy to each member of panel. The panel shall award no more than three certificates as so charged.
d. As Commander, I will accept recommendations for the Doctor Mary Edwards Walker Award from Past Camp Commanders and Past Department Commanders. This award recognizes a female member of one of the Allied Orders in recognition of and appreciation for her outstanding service to the SUVCW. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, again, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.
e. With the input from the current Camp Commanders and Department Officers, I will accept nominations for four more awards: Most Outstanding Camp, Most Outstanding Brother, Most Outstanding Newsletter and Most Outstanding Web Presence. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, once more, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.
SO ORDERED on this, the 6th day of November 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander