Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Council of Administration Meeting
August 13, 1995
Columbus, Ohio

Members Present: David R. Medert, Commander-in-Chief, Alan R. Loomis, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Richard D. Orr, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Robert E. Grim, Council Member, Keith G. Harrison, PCinC, Council Member, Andrew M. Johnson, Council Member, J. Douglas Park, Council Member, David F. Wallace, National Secretary, Charles W. Corfman, PCinC, National Treasurer, Elmer F. Atkinson, PCinC, National Quartermaster, Hon. James B. Pahl, National Counselor, and Richard C. Schlenker, PCinC, Washington Representative.

Other Brothers Present: Peter A. Dixon, L. Dean Lamphere, Jr., Richard Greene, Richard A. Williams, Kenneth Hershberger, Edgar Dowd, and James Hilton.

The meeting was called to order by Commander-in-Chief Medert at 10:35 AM.

Brother Schlenker offered the invocation. It was moved and supported that the following Brothers be appointed to the following positions within the Banner staff for the 1995-1996 fiscal year; motion passed.

Gregory D. Hayes (Michigan) Managing Editor
Paul D. Huff (Ohio) Assistant Editor
Danny L. Wheeler (New York) Advertising Editor

The job descriptions for the Assistant Editor and the Advertising Editor were referred for review and inclusion in the National Job Descriptions by the Program and Policy Committee.

It was moved and supported that Brother L. Dean Lamphere, Jr. (Michigan) be appointed as the Membership-at-Large Coordinator for the 1995-1996 fiscal year; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that Brother Richard Greene (Michigan) be appointed as National Camp and Department Organizer for the 1995-1996 fiscal year; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that Brother Richard A. Williams (Michigan) be appointed as the National Membership List Coordinator for the 1995-1996 fiscal year; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that Brother Kenneth Hershberger (Maryland) be appointed as the Assistant National Membership List Coordinator for the 1995-1996 fiscal year; motion passed. The Commander-in-Chief reviewed the responsibilities of the National Chief of Staff, and the split of responsibilities between the National Chief of Staff and the Assistant Chief of Staff.

It was moved and supported that the job descriptions for the position of National Chief of Staff and the position of National Assistant Chief of Staff be referred to the Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief for review and update of the National Job Descriptions by the Program and Policy Committee, and to add the appropriate changes involving the Chiefs of Staff Banquet related to the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic; motion passed.

The Commander-in-Chief briefly reviewed the responsibilities of the National Special Committee on Communications Technology.

The Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief discussed the feasibility of including SVR news with the Banner.

It was moved and supported that the subscription rate for the Banner for Juniors and members of the Allied Orders be established at $6.00 per year (January - December) and $10.00 per year (January - December) for those not associated with the Allied Orders; motion passed.

There was a brief discussion regarding the direction of the National Encampment regarding overruns of each issue of the Banner.

It was moved and supported that overruns of each issue of the Banner be produced in sufficient numbers for the Membership-at-large Coordinator to cover his requirements for additional new members; motion passed.

There was a brief discussion regarding which members of the Allied Orders currently received a complimentary subscription to the Banner.

It was moved and supported that, in addition to the National Presidents of the Allied Orders, the National Secretaries of the Allied Orders, and all of the Past National Presidents of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, that the National Editors of the Allied Orders' newsletters, and the Editor of The Confederate Veteran, receive a complimentary subscription to the Banner during their term in office; motion passed.

There was a brief discussion regarding the advertising rates for the Banner.

It was moved and supported that the Managing Editor and Advertising Editor of the Banner review and implement the advertising proposal developed by the Advertising Editor, and that a brief update be presented to the Council of Administration at its next regularly scheduled meeting; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that the Banner Managing Editor be authorized to produce a special 100th Volume Issue of the Banner; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that the Imagick Rubber Stamp Co. not receive approval to reproduce the image of the Order on rubber stamps without additional information, and that Imagick Rubber Stamp Co. be informed that a $25 royalty fee per image would be charged; motion passed. The National Secretary was directed to notify Imagick Rubber Stamp Co.

There was a discussion regarding the implementation of the previously approved "800" number for the Order. A motion to commit for additional research by Brother Orr and Brother Loomis carried.

The Assistant National Treasurer reviewed inventory levels, costs and pricing.

It was moved and supported that the 1996 National Supply List be approved as presented, with an effective date of January 1, 1996; motion passed.

It was moved and supported that the National Supply List be revised to require proof of eligibility from Camps and Departments for the purchase of the Past Camp Commander and Past Department Commander Badges; motion passed.

There was a discussion regarding the various offers for establishing a National Headquarters. The Commander-in-Chief appointed a Subcommittee consisting of Brothers Richard Orr (Chair), Elmer F. Atkinson, and Glenn Knight. It was suggested that consideration be given toward establishing a temporary headquarters at Gettysburg.

It was moved and supported that the Life Member Reimburse for the 1995 - 1996 fiscal year be set at $8.00 per Life Member; motion passed. Forms will be distributed to the Departments with the Second Quarter Report information.

It was moved and supported that the dues for the Membership-at-Large be set at $15.00 for 1996, and that the Application Fee for the Membership-at-Large be set at $20.00 for 1996; motion passed.

The Assistant to the National Treasurer distributed Officer Expense Reports to be forwarded to the Accountant.

The next meeting of the Council of Administration is scheduled for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Sunday, November 19, 1995.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 AM.

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L.,
David F. Wallace
National Secretary


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