Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Donald D. Palmer Jr., Commander-in-Chief
147 Lucerne Place
Ballwin, MO 63011
General Order #9
16 November 2011
At the 14 August 2011 Council of Administration meeting, a motion to change the required submittal dates for signature event proposals was passed. This motion was passed to promote advance planning of signature events, eliminate the “short notice” rush to secure the necessary approvals and obtain medals and passport books in a timely manner.
It is now required that signature event proposals be submitted to the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee no later than 90 days before the proposed event. The Council of Administration subcommittee, chaired by the Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, must receive the down-selected proposals from the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee no later than 45 days before the proposed event.
The signature event forms have been revised and the updated version is now available on the website. Given this, the new submittal dates are now in effect and no proposals will be accepted that do not adhere to these dates.
Camps, Departments and/or SVR units that have already started the proposal approval process will be allowed to complete the process. However, from this point forward, the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee is instructed to decline any new proposal that was not received with at least 90 days advance notice.
Ordered this 16th Day of November, 2011.
Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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