Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Council of Administration Meeting
August 9, 2002
Springfield, Illinois

After a prayer for guidance and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag discussion commenced on the budget. It was moved by the National Quartermaster PCinC Bud Atkinson, seconded by Council of Administration (CoA) Member Ron Gill, and unanimously approved to propose a $6.00 National Annual Per Capita increase in order to maintain current quality of the Banner and foreseeable increase in request for monument and memorial restoration project money.

Jr. Vice C-in-C Kent Armstrong moved, Brother Gill seconded and passed by unanimously approved to cash in "E" bonds and exchange "H" bonds

CoA member Don Darby moved, CoA Member Bob Petrovic second and unanimously passed to remove "Return to Sender if Undeliverable" on future mailings of the Banner. This was due to the high cost being incurred by too many numerous copies being returned because the recipient was no longer at the address and we did not have a more current one.

PCinC Atkinson proceedings to show the ROTC medal and ribbon that will be available soon for camps or departments to present to ROTC and Jr. ROTC cadets. Brother Petrovic moved, Brother Darby second and unanimously passed to have a simple form made up to be submitted to the National Patriotic Instructor giving pertinent information such as the name of the camp or department awarding the medals, Name of the recipient, name of ROTC unit as well as name and address of school. In the case that the name is unavailable at the time the medal is ordered, it may be provided later.

Moved by PC-in-C Atkinson, seconded by Sr Vice C-in-C Bob Grim to have the National Treasurer give concealed copies of the National Officers E-mail address passwords to the Nation Signals Officer to hold for safe keeping as a second party. It passed by unanimous ballot.

The CoA heard a request from Brother Mark Trout of the Missouri Department for support of the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks. It was decided to have a letter of support written but to table any financial support at this time.

The Department of Missouri request to use SUVCW emblem on their own logo to be placed on items for sale. It was noted that the logo would then be the SUVCW emblem within a variation of the seal of the State of Missouri. Brother Gill moved, National Treasurer Max Newman second to deny the use of the SUVCW emblem in this manner. The motion to deny was passed.

Sr. Vice C-in-C Grim moved and Brother Darby second for PC-in-C Richard Schlenker to be Washington DC Representative Emeritus. The motion was passed by unanimous ballot.

The meeting was adjourned by C-in-C George Powell..

Respectfully submitted in
Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Edward J. Krieser, PC-in-C
National Secretary

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