1. On behalf of the National Order, condolences are extended to Past (1976) Commander-in-Chief Ken Wheeler and his Daughter, Past (1998) National President, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), and family with their loss of Emma Wheeler, Past (1965) National President Auxiliary to the SUVCW, who passed away at her home on February 20, 2000. This family has always dedicated itself to our Order and we our looking forward to carrying on Sister Emma's idea's on and into the 21st Century.
2. Certificates were sent to Brother James Spencer for organizing the Col. Ellsworth Camp #23 in California and Brother Bob Danneman for organizing the Eugene A. Carr Camp #5 in Ocala, Florida.
3. I would like to ask all Department Commanders or Department Secretary's to send me a list of all new camps chartered started since August 1999 and the name of the Camp's organizer. I will send the organizer a certificate. Please remember that any Department chartering three new camps will receive an award also.
4. We have another new special committee, National Committee on Grand Army of the Republic Post Records, which is chaired by Brother Jeff Henningfield, to create an on-line listing of G.A.R. sites that have existed over the past 120 plus years. This site will eventually carry by state all G.A.R. Posts. The site is currently accessible off the GAR and Related Links page on the National Web Site. If you have any information, please send Post Numbers, Post Names, Post Locations, or any other information to Brother Henningfield at 2130-91st. Ave. S.W. Olympia, Washington 98512, email: email@example.com
By Order of:
Danny L. Wheeler
Todd A. Shillington