Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Brad Schall, Commander-in-Chief
2754 Woodacre Ct.
Lincoln , California 95648-8228
General Order #10
6 January 2011
In accordance with National Constitution and Regulations, annotated, Chapter III, Article V, Section 1, Duties of Officers:
The Commander-in-Chief is in concurrence with National Councilor Donald Darby, PCinC, opinion number 3, whether or not a Camp Commander can hold the office of Camp Commander and Secretary/Treasurer at the same time. The ruling is: A Camp commander can not hold the positions of Camp Commander and Secretary/Treasurer at the same time.
Opinion: The Constitution and Regulations of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, annotated with the Decisions and Opinions of the Commanders-in-Chief and the Judge Advocate General/National Counselor’s and Policy Decisions of National encampments is in fact mute on this question. It is the opinion of this National Counselor that a Camp/Department Commander can NOT hold the office of Commander and Treasurer (Secretary-Treasurer) simultaneously. The C&R permits the position of Secretary and Treasurer to be held by one Brother (Secretary-Treasurer) it does not extend that ability to any other elected office/officer. Given that the Camp/Department Commander must approve all expenditures by the Treasurer (Chapter 1, Article VI Section 1 and Chapter 2, Article 5, Section 4) it would create a conflict of interest for him to hold both (Commander, Treasurer) or all three offices (Commander, Secretary-Treasurer).
In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty
Donald E. Darby
Ordered this 6th Day of January, 2011.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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