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 #27
03 August 2012
The purpose of this General Order is to add clarification to the requirements of the Founders Award. This award was established a number of years ago to recognize those groups or individuals who render outstanding service in memory or Union veterans.
Per the SUVCW Awards and Recognition Policy, item 13 states that no member of the SUVCW or any organization which is part of the Allied Orders of the GAR is eligible for the Founders award. However, clarification is needed for cases where an organization is not affiliated with any of the Allied Orders, but has in its membership one or more members who are also members of one of the Allied Order organizations.
Because the Founders Award was established to recognize individuals or organizations not affiliated with the Allied Orders, It is hereby ruled that an organization that has in its membership one or more members of one of the Allied Order organizations is not eligible to receive the Founders Award.
As part of the Awards and Recognition Policy, the SUVCW provides for a Certificate of Recognition, which can be presented by the Commander-in-Chief to any individual or entity that has contributed significantly to the Order by maintaining the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic or the Union Veterans, or has exemplified the ideals, goals and purposes of the SUVCW. Those individuals or organizations that do not qualify for the Founders Awards can be considered for a Certificate of Recognition per item 12 of the Awards and Recognition Policy.
Ordered this 3rd Day of August 2012.
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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