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 #20

SERIES 2011-2012

13 July 2012


  1.       The purpose of this General Order is to clarify the end dates of a  number of non-standing committees currently engaged in performing the work of the Order.
  2.  The Restore Memorial Day Committee chaired by PDC Al Peterson and the Battle Flag Preservation Committee chaired by Ed Norris were two Special Committees formed by act of a previous National Encampment. By act of the 126th National Encampment in 2007, any Special Committee that did not have specified end dates should cease at the127th National Encampment in 2008. However, due to an oversight, these committees have continued to function. Given the fact that these two committees continue to good work for the Order, they will be allowed to function for the remainder of this administrative year until the 131st National Encampment this coming August. At that point, the National Encampment will need to determine if these committees have accomplished their goals and should be either (1) disbanded, (2) continue as Special Committees with specified end dates, or (3) elevated to Standing Committee status. I will ask that Brothers Peterson and Norris, in their committee reports to the National Encampment, include their recommendations on the futures of their respective committees.

  3.  The Vision and Planning Committee chaired by PCC David LaBrot,  Marketing and Promotion Committee,  chaired by Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Perley Mellor and the Committee on Juniors, chaired by PDC Michael Bennett,  were committees appointed by the Commander-in-Chief for specific purposes as outlined in General Order   #1. These committees will automatically cease at the 131st National Encampment unless reappointed by the next Commander-in-Chief or extended by some action of the National Encampment. Like the Special  Committees referenced above, I ask the chairmen of these appointed  committees, in their reports to the National Encampment, to make recommendations as to the future of these committees.


Ordered this 13th Day of July 2012.

Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Eugene Mortorff
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War





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