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Department Order #1 – 2021

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE 
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
David Michael DuBrucq
509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
sockettuem@att.net
615-525-1589
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 1, 2020-2021

My sincere thanks to all Brothers who were in attendance at our 25th Annual and first virtual Encampment. My thanks to PDC Roger Tenney and Department Secretary/Treasurer George Huttick for all the work they did to make things go as smoothly as possible.

I would also like to add my personal thanks and that of the Department to PDC Roger Tenney for his leadership during an unusual and difficult year for all of us. Well done Brother Tenney.

Congratulations are in order for our newly elected and appointed officers

    • DSVC: PCC Richard “Skip” Rexroade
    • DJVC: Gary M. Burke
    • Secretary/Treasurer: George A. Huttick
    • Asst Secretary/Treasurer: Scott Holmes
    • Department Council:
      • PDC Roger Tenney
      • PDC Ben Block Jones
      • PCC James W. “Bill” Heard

My most sincere thanks to the Brothers of the Department of Tennessee for electing me as your Department Commander for the 2020-2021 term. I am deeply honored by the confidence you have placed in me. All of us together stand ready to meet our challenges and to honor the memory of our Federal ancestors who fought so bravely to preserve our union.

Effective June 25th, 2020, Department Headquarters is transferred to:


509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
sockettuem@att.net
615-525-1589

You may reach me by regular mail, e-mail or by phone as listed above. The preferred method of communication is electronic (e-mail)

The following are appointed to the indicated Department office effective Immediately:

    • Department Patriotic Instructor: Br. Joshua Cameron, Pres Andrew Johnson Camp 70
    • Department Chaplain: CC Tommy Phillips, Army of the Tennessee Camp 6
    • Signals Officer: CC George A. Huttick, Sultana Camp 1
    • Civil War Memorials Officer: PDC Roger Tenney, Fort Donelson Camp 62
    • Graves Registration Officer: Br. Darrel Ball, Fort Donelson Camp 62
    • Historian: PDC Clyde Getman, Sultana Camp 1
    • Eagle Scout Coordinator: CC George A. Huttick, Sultana Camp 1
    • ROTC Coordinator: Nick Norwood, Missionary Ridge Camp 63

My Personal thanks and the thanks of the Department are extended to Department Secretary and PDC Michael P. Downs for the Yeoman’s effort they put in to rectify issues with department financial and other records. Well done, Brothers!

Our Emphasis for the 2020-2021 year will be on increasing membership in the Department of Tennessee. Be active and be visible. Advertise wherever possible. Offer articles to local newspapers and radio stations. Be involved in your community’s activities, especially on patriotic holidays. If you own a uniform, wear it to patriotic events, school programs and other appropriate venues. Let local leaders know you are available and ready to serve the community. Recognize area businesses through the use of the Patriotic Flag Display Certificates available from the National Quartermaster, as well as recruiting pamphlets. Promote the organization at every opportunity.

The Importance of the Camp and Department Patriotic Instructor cannot be overemphasized. Camp Commanders shall provide the name and contact information for their camp Patriotic Instructor’s to the Department Patriotic Instructor, Brother Joshua Cameron at joshuacameronsuvcw@gmail.com upon receipt of this order. Accurate reporting is crucial to maintaining the 501c3 tax exempt status for the SUVCW.

All Department Orders shall remain in effect unless and until rescinded.

So Ordered this 29th Day of June, 2020

David. Michael DuBrucq PCC
Department Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Attest:
George Andrew Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order #7 – 2019-2020

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 7, 2019-2020

These are extraordinary times. No one could have seen or predicted the events that have occurred in the first six months of this year. This has had an impact on each of us and on our order As every Brother in the Department should be aware, we have had to postpone our Department Encampment several times, and we are now to a point that we are running out of time.

Therefore, our 25th Department Encampment will be held as a virtual meeting on 25 June 2020, 6:30 p.m. CST. This will allow us to manage the business of the Department. Unfortunately, this will be a less personal meeting and, in many ways, will be limited from our normal scope.

     1. We will suspend using most of the ritual and ceremony that we would use in a live event.

     2. The following are the known matters of business that will be addressed.
          a. Approval of Minutes from the 24th Encampment
          b. Financial Report of the Department
          c. Resolution to release the three (3) Camps located in Alabama to become their own Department (details included in DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2019-2020 (3))
          d. Proposed amendments to our By-Laws (details included in DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2019-2020 (4), and “Department Encampment – Proposed Changes to the By-Laws”
          e. Election of Officers
          f. Installation of Officers
     
     3. Reports from the Camps and Staff Officers are to be provided in writing. These will be compiled and posted to the Department website by 21 June 2020. I order that the reports be sent to the Department Secretary no later than 19 June 2020. These will not be presented at the Encampment, unless required by stated business, but will be included in the Department minutes for the Encampment. I further order that a link to the reports be posted to the Department Facebook page, as well as sent to all Brothers of the Department with known email addresses.

     4. I order that all Camps provide to the Department Secretary a list of delegates for your Camp no later than 15 June 2020.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 8th Day of June in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee

By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander

Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Department Order # 6, 2019-2020

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 6, 2019-2020

1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother John Halsell of Army of Tennessee Camp #64 He was a charter member of the Camp. He died Thursday, 26 March 2020. He is survived by his wife, Irene and daughters.

2. He was an active member in his Camp. He participated in many events to highlight the American Civil War in Middle Tennessee.

3. With the passing of our very good friend and beloved brother, I order the Department Charter, all Camp Charters and Membership Badges to be draped in black for thirty days. Please keep Br. Halsell, his wife and family, his Camp, and community in your thoughts and prayers, he will be sincerely missed by all.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 27th Day of March in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee



By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Department Order 2019-2020 – 05

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 5, 2019-2020

As the Brothers of the Department should know by now, there is an outbreak of a novel virus (COVID-19} that is impacting our country. This is a highly contagious virus and has been shown to have significant health issues for people who are over the age of fifty years. It has been attributed to many deaths world-wide and within our nation.

There have been many precautions that have been suggested by health care professionals. Most significantly they are encouraging avoiding large gatherings, and to maintain social distancing. Also, they are suggesting limiting travel to areas where known cases exist. All of these measures are to limit the chance that someone comes in contact with a carrier of the virus, surface they have touched, and then contract the virus themselves.

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I am ordering the Department Encampment scheduled for 20-22 March 2020 to be postponed. This is being done out of concern for the health and welfare of our Brothers, our Camps, and the Department.

Brothers who made reservations at the hotel are responsible for cancelling their reservations.
The officers of the Department in conjunction with Fort Donelson Camp #62 will be working to set a new date for Encampment business. As this is a highly fluid situation, and there is no current forecast of when the pandemic will peak and subside in our nation, it is asked that the Brothers of the Department be patient as we attempt to solidify a new plan.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 12th Day of February in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee


By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Department Order 2019-2020 – 04

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2019-2020

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,

The following are reminders for our upcoming Department Encampment:

  1. Our 25th Department Encampment will be held next month, March 20th-22nd, 2020, at the Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee. All Brothers are reminded that group rates for the hotel are good through March 6rh 2020, and that the Encampment Registration Form should be submitted to Scott Holmes, Treasurer, Fort Donelson Camp #62 as instructed in the previously issued Department Order # 3, 2019-2020.

  2. The order of business for the day:
      • 8:30 am Department Council Meeting
      • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Meet and Greet
      • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Department Meeting
      • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
      • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Department Meeting

  3. As a Resolution has been proposed by Pvt. Richard Taylor, Camp 53, MG James H. Wilson, Camp 1 , MG John T. Croxton, Camp 17 to become a new Department, I am instructing the Department Secretary to post the Resolution to the Department website. Further, I am instructing that this resolution be sent to the known Camp Commanders and their officers for review and consideration by their Camps. As required by Chapter II Article I section 5 of the SUVCW C&R, this resolution requires a super majority vote by the Camps for the petition to create a new Department move forward. Unlike most actions of our Department, this vote will be taken by Camp representative and not the individual members of the Department Encampment. I am strongly encouraging all Camps to send at least one member in good standing to represent the will of the Camp on this matter. As there are nine Camps in the Department, we need the voice of every Camp in this matter, and at least six Camps in good standing in attendance and agreement to address the resolution

  4. Proposed changes to our Department By-Laws have been previously issued to all Camps in compliance with our existing by-laws. Many of these changes were acted upon during the 23rd Department Encampment yet that record was lost during some transitions. Additional changes are requested to address some of the struggles our Department has faced this year. I am instructing t the Department Secretary to post the proposed changes to the Department website. Further,I am instructing that this proposed changes be reissued to the known Camp Commanders and their officers for review and consideration by their Camps,.

  5. All reports of elected and appointed officers should be submitted to the Department Secretary with a copy to the Department Commander ON OR BEFORE March 7th 2020. Reports may be submitted electronically.

  6. All reports of Camps should be submitted to the Department Secretary with a copy to the Department Commander ON OR BEFORE March 7th 2020. Reports may be submitted electronically.
    1. The report shall include a current copy of the Camp roster indicating which brothers are in good standing
    2. I am instructing the Department Secretary to send copy of current Camp Rosters provide by the National Organization SUVCW to all known Camp Commanders and Camp Secretaries. ON OR BEFORE March 1st 2020.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 25th Day of February in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee


By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

ENCAMPMENT REGISTRATION FORM