Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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Policy on the Use of
Badges, Emblems, Seals and Symbols
(27 December 2008)


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1. No person, business, organization, government agency or other entity may use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, except as provided in Section 200306 of the Articles of Incorporation as amended in 1998, without the express written consent of the National Organization, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Such consent is granted to all Camps and Departments of this Order in carrying out their obligations under the Charter's granted by the National Organization."

2. No person, business, organization, government agency or other entity may manufacture, duplicate, or replicate any badge, emblem or seal, including but not limited to the 1881 membership badge, the 1893 membership badge, the 1907 Membership badge, the 1922 Membership badge, the current Member badge, Associate badge, Junior badge, Camp Commander badge, Past Camp Commander badge, Department Commander badge, Past Department Commander badge, Commander-in-Chief badge, Past Commander-in-Chief badge, 50 year Member badge, War Medal, Military Service Medal, ROTC Medal/service ribbon, miniature badges, the various ribbons attached thereto, the coat-of-arms, seal, or any other badges or medals previously adopted and used or which may be adopted and used in the future or otherwise perform any action which results in the manufacture, duplication, or replication of said items without the express written consent of the National Organization, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

3. Departments and Camps may, photographically or through any generally available means, reproduce images of the badges, emblems and seals for the production of Department or Camp flags, letterhead, envelopes, newsletters, business cards and other material necessary for the conduct of their respective activities related to the purposes of the Order. This general authorization does not extend to any of the adopted and copyrighted forms, rituals, literature, or other items supplied by the National Organization and not available on the National website, nor to embroidery of any badge, emblem, or seal or the production of decals or other similar devices. Copyrighted forms and literature available from the National website when used for official business of the Order, may be locally reproduced.

4. Current National, Department and Camp officers and those entitled to "Past" honors of office may, photographically or through any generally available means, reproduce images of the badges, emblems, and seals for the production of letterhead, envelopes, business cards and other material necessary for the conduct of their respective activities related to the purposes of the Order. This general authorization does not extend to any of the adopted and copyrighted forms, rituals, literature, or other items supplied by the National Quartermaster and not available on the National website nor to the embroidery of any badge, emblem, or seal of the production of decals or other similar devices. Copyrighted forms and literature available from the National website, when used for official business of the Order, may be locally reproduced.

5. Departments, Camps, current officers and former officers may not authorize any non-subordinate entity to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, or reproduce, manufacture, or otherwise duplicate or replicate any badge, emblem, or seal of the Order except as specified in items 3 and 4 above except that the National Treasurer and National Quartermaster may cause such items to be produced for the National Organization Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in the performance of the duties of their respective offices.

6. The Sons of Veterans Reserve is hereby authorized to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in the conduct of all their business related to that organization until notified in wiriting to the contrary. the National Organization Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War expressly withholds authorization from the Sons of Veterans Reserve to authorize any non-subordinate entity to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War or any of its badges, emblems, or seal. In the event that the Sons of Veterans Reserve should cease to exist as it is now constituted, the above authorization shall not transfer to any successor organization.

7. The National Organization, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Inc. and its subordinate units are hereby authorized to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in the conduct of all business related to that organization until notified in writing to the contrary. The National Organization, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War expressly withholds authorization from the National Organization, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Inc. and its subordinate units to authorize any non-subordinate entity to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War or any of its badges, emblems, or seal. In the event that the National Oragnization, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War or a subordinate organization should cease to exist as it is now constituted, the above authorization shall not transfer to any successor organization or subordinate organization.

8. The Commander-in-Chief after consultation with the Council of Administration or after an affirmativre vote of the Commandery-in-Chief may authorize the use or reproduction of the badges, emblems, seals, or coat-of-arms or other symbols of our Order.

Approved 27 December 2008
National Council of Administration



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