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Department Order 2019-2020 – 03

   
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 # 3, 2019-2020

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

1. The 25th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held March 20th-22nd, 2020, at the Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee. A business meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am on Saturday, March 21, 2020, which will be conducted under Robert’s Rules of Order. The business session will follow the Order of Business for Department Encampments in the Ritual and Ceremonies, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Blue Book.

  1. The contact information for the hotel is as follows:

    Courtyard by Marriott – Nashville Brentwood
    103 East Park Drive
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    Phone: (615) 371-9200

  2. It is recommended that you reserve your room early and directly with the hotel, and to identify themselves as part of the SUVCW Department group staying at the Courtyard Nashville Brentwood, located at 103 East Park Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 for our Group Rate of $109 plus tax per night. The deadline for the discount rate is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

  3. The encampment registration fee has been set at $25. Please be sure to submit your Encampment Registration Form along with your check payable to: “Fort Donelson Camp #62” by mail to:

    Scott W. Holmes – SUVCW
    1037 Whitehall Dr
    Franklin, TN 37069

  4. Lunch will be catered courtesy of Wendell Smith’s Restaurant [http://www.wendellsmithsrestaurant.net/]. Luncheon tickets will be $15 per person payable with your registration.

  5. Tours of Fort Negley and other Middle Tennessee Civil War Sites will be available at 4:00 PM CST on Friday, March 20th, dependent on Registrants level of interest as indicated on Registration Form.

  6. Any Questions or concerns can be addressed to:

    Chip Huffman, Commander, Fort Donelson Camp #62 Chip@Huffman-Rice.com (615) 337-8030


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

ENCAMPMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Department Order 2019-2020 – 02

   
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 # 2, 2019-2020

1. Due to the death of our Department Secretary, David McReynolds, I hereby am appointing Brother George Andrew Huttick as Secretary/Treasurer of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi. Brother Mike Downs is also appointed as co-Secretary/Treasurer.

2. These appointments are effective immediately and will remain in effect until our next election at our Department Encampment.


The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 21st Day of August in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the city of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee.

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

 

Department Order 2019-2020 – 01

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 # 1, 2019-2020

Having been elected Commander by the delegates assembled at the 40th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee, I am truly humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.  I will endeavor to perform each of the duties of the office in a manner befitting our Order and our forefathers.  In furtherance of that goal the Headquarters of the Department Commander is hereby re-established at 4960 Reeder School Road, Greenbrier, TN 37073.

I also wish to bestow my sincere congratulations to each of the newly elected officers of the department.

Senior Vice Commander, David DuBrucq, Camp #64
Junior Vice Commander, Skip Rexroade, Camp #1
Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, George A. Huttick, Camp #62
Treasurer and Assistant Secretary, David McReynolds, Camp #39 & 70
Chaplain, Gary M. Burke, Camp #62

In accordance with the Constitution and Regulations of our Order and the Department Bylaws, I hereby publish the following appointments.

Patriot Instructor, Carl E. Addison, Camp #1
Historian, J. Clyde Getman, Camp #1
Civil War Memorials, Dave DuBrucq, Camp #64 & 62
Graves Registration, Richard Holmes, Camp #39
ROTC Coordinator, Nick Norwood, Camp #53
Eagle Scout Coordinator, George A. Huttick, Camp #62
Signals Officer, George Huttick, Camp #62

Thank you again for your continued faith in my abilities.  With your steadfast support we will further the cause of honoring the noble service of our ancestors who fought to preserve our beloved Union.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 17th Day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-second, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee

                                                                                    By order of:
/s/  Roger A. Tenney
Roger A. Tenney
Department Commander
Attest:
/s/  George Andrew Huttick
George Andrew Huttick
Department Secretary

Department Order 2018-2019 – 10

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
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

 

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 10, 2018-2019


1. The Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi makes
the following awards and congratulates the recipients:
a. Department Commendations:


i. Tennessee Genealogical Society – For this organization’s continued support of the Department and hospitality for this their second encampment;
ii. Joseph Arthur Burns – For his leadership and service to the Department in coordinating resources for the Encampments
iii. Gary Burke – For his excellence in public relations which bring great honor to the Department and the Order.


b. Most Outstanding Online Media: Fort Donelson Camp No. 62
c. Most Outstanding Newsletter: Major William A. McTeer Camp No. 39
d. Most Outstanding Brother: Bro. Howard Poarch
e. Most Outstanding Camp: Pres. Andrew Johnson Camp No. 70
f. Private Henry Hoover Membership Award: Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson Camp No. 1
g. Charles Engle Award: Bro. David McReynolds


SO ORDERED on this, the 16th day of February, 2019
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

 

 

Department Order 2018-2019 – 09

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
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee:

  1. The following are reminders for our upcoming Department Encampment:
    a. Our Department Encampment is fast approaching. The deadline for our discount Group rate is January 16, 2019. Reserve your room now and directly with the hotel. Don’t forget to mention Special Code “SUVS” or “Sons of Union Veterans” for our Group Rate of $109 plus tax per night. Courtyard by Marriott, Memphis-Collierville, 4640 Merchants Park Circle, Collierville, TN 38107, Phone: (901) 850-9390. The Encampment Registration fee is now $20 with lunch at $14 per person, payable to Clyde J. Getman, 5922 Hickory Grave Lane, Bartlett, TN 38134-5531. Lunch will be canceled if not enough tickets are purchased by the January 31, 2019, cut-off date. For more details, see Department Order No. 4,
    b. All Tennessee Department Camp Secretaries should be applying the new Department $5.00 per capita dues amount to their “Camp Status Reports” and yearly “Camp Annual Report Form 27”. Camp Commanders are asked to confirm all “Camp Annual Reports” are submitted no later than April 30, 2019, to the Department Secretary.
    c. Camp Commanders and Patriotic Instructors are asked to submit their annual reports on Form 40 no later than March 1, 2019, to Carl Addison, Department Patriotic Instructor.
    d. Camp Commanders and Secretaries are reminded to confirm their Camp’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to the Department Secretary no later than March 1, 2019. Camps are further reminded to file their respective Form 990-N as soon as possible, but no later than May 15, 2019.
    e. Pursuant to C-in-C General Order No. 18, Series 2017-2018, 06 February 2018, all Camps are tasked with amending their respective by-laws to include language required for the SUVCW group exemption. “Department Commanders are directed to ensure that Camps under their command take the necessary action to include these articles in their by-laws no later than 31 May 2019 and to file a report with the National Treasurer stating that all Camps in their Departments are compliant by 30 June 2019.” If your Camp has amended their by-laws accordingly, please bring a copy to the Encampment for submission to the Department Secretary.
  2. I would ask that the Department Secretary prepare a draft of the 2018 Department Encampment minutes and financial report for review prior to convening the 2019 Encampment to order.
  3. I would ask the Department Council to be prepared to meet early Saturday morning with Secretary/Treasurer Craig Taylor Brown in order to meet its obligation to review and “audit” the books. Our Department meeting ceremonies will begin sharply at 9:00 a.m.
  4. Our Encampment will be held before the due date for submission of the Camp Annual Report. For Camps to be eligible for the Department Awards for Membership Growth and Percentage, I need each Camp to submit a list of new members in 2018, new Camp officers, and a newsletter sample ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 8, 2019. These can be submitted informally or on the respective forms in addition to the camp’s usual report to the encampment. Normally, membership actions during December (Form 30) and installing officer reports (Form 22) are submitted no later than February 15, with the Camp Annual Report (Form 27), Roster, and Per Capita due no later than April 30.
  5. All reports of appointed officers and committees should be submitted to the Department Secretary with a copy to the Department Commander ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 8, 2019.
  6. I hereby request that every Camp sending brothers and or delegations to the Department encampment to bring your camp flag and base to display and represent your camp.
  7. One of the purposes of the Encampment is to share ideas, provide constructive criticism and suggestions to assist in the improvement of the National Organization, the Department and the camps and to adopt proposals and resolutions for betterment of the Department and its camps and therefore the Order. I am looking forward our encampment.

SO ORDERED on this, the 8th day of January 2019
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander