Department Encampment

TO ALL DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE BROTHERS

Registration for the March, 2017 Department Encampment has been rather slow to date, please get it to Brother David DuBrucq as soon as possible.  Please note, those who pre-register will have a special gift waiting for them at the Murfreesboro meeting.

 

Michael Downs, Department Commander

 


REGISTRATION FORM


 

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Encampment Information – UPDATE!

Encampment Information
Department of Tennessee

UPDATED INFORMATION
27 Jan 2017

  1. The Department Encampment will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017
  2. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee (the location of the 1862-63 Battle of Stones River)
    The Heritage Center, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro TN
  3. Contact information:
    Dave DuBrucq (in Murfreesboro)
    H: 629-201-8487, C: 6155251589
    Email: sockettuem@att.net
    Or:
    Michael Downs (in Knoxville)
    C: 574-210-9267
    Email: mpdowns76@gmail.com
  4. Holiday Inn Murfreesboro
    1453 Silohill Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    www.holidayinn.com/murfreesboro
    615-751-5300
    Booking info: a double queen is $119.00 a night, mention you are with the Sons of Union Veterans and use code UCV
  5. Nashville airport is the closest
  6. If you are flying in there probably WILL NOT be anyone available to pick you up, your best bet is to plan on renting a car (there is a shuttle from the airport that does stop in Murfreesboro)

REGISTRATION FORM


 

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Department Encampment

Brothers of the Department of Tennessee in this issue of our Department Newsletter you will find the registration form for the upcoming annual encampment. This year it will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 4th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Central Standard Time. The host this year is The Army of the Tennessee Camp #64 with our special guest being the Senior Vice Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Brother Mark Day. We will have a great deal of work to complete including a decision being made in regard to any name change for our department, determining what type of commitment, if any, we want to make in the matter of hosting a National Encampment and selecting officers for the forthcoming year. Also note that meals will be on your own but I have been assured that there are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Over the last two years I have had the honor to serve you as Department Commander and to see our hard work be rewarded with numerous recognitions at the National Encampments. I feel we are in a strong position to move forward with renewed energy by whoever you select as your new Department Commander. I have made many new friends and had the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding people in our organization. Let’s keep up the good work

See you in Murfreesboro on March 4th!

Michael Downs, Commander
Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Need to Register for the Department Encampment?

Registration Form


 

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Passing of PNC Charles Kuhn

With respect to the passing of Past National Commander Charles Kuhn the Department of Tennessee and all of our camps will drape their charters and ribbons for a period of thirty days.

 

Michael Downs, Commander
Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi
Sons of Union veterans of the Civil War
December 16, 2016

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Commanders report on the 77th Central Region Conference

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Final Report Concerning the October, 2017 meeting
of the Central Regions Association of the Allied Orders

The Central Regions Association of the Allied Orders held their annual meeting on September 30th and October 1st, 2016 in the Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee metro area. The Department of Tennessee, S.U.V.C.W was the hosting Department with their current commander, Michael Downs, in charge of planning and organizing the event. In brief, the host hotel was in Franklin where registration and a dinner get together was held on Friday evening. Saturday morning Brother Sam Gant P.D.C., of the Fort Donelson Camp, presented the history of the preservation of the Franklin Battlefield and then led a driving tour that he had developed of the historic site. The afternoon session was held in Nashville at the site of Fort Negley, a fort built by the Union forces for protection of the city. There Central Regions Association Commander Don Palmer led a business meeting and the election of new officers with the final presentations made by Brother David McReynolds, C.C., from the award winning William McTeer Camp #39, and Past National Commander Don Palmer. Their topics reviewed the development of successful camps and the retention of new and current members. That evening another dinner, which included a great deal of fellowship, was held at the Franklin Cracker Barrel. The new Central Regions Commander for 2016 – 2017 will be Past National Commander of the S.U.V.C.W. Brother Ken Freshly. Finally it was announced that the 2017 C.R.A. meeting would be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael Downs, Commander
Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
October, 2016

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