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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

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