Camp Commander

Purpose of the Camp Commander

The purpose of the office of Commander is to direct and to provide oversight of Camp operations in order to foster and promote the goals and objects of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The Commander shall preside at all meetings of the Camp. He shall decide all questions of order without debate, subject, however, to an appeal to the Camp. It shall be his duty to detail all officers and appoint all committees (of which he shall be a member ex-officio) not otherwise provided for, approve all orders or requisitions made on the Treasurer or Camp Council for appropriations of money, or any property of the Camp, and perform all other duties pertaining to his office. The activities of the Camp

Commander should include:
(a) Presiding at all meetings of the Camp.
(b) Appointing the appointed officers and all committees.
(c) Become familiar with all SUVCW forms that are utilized for conducting the business of the Camp, especially those that require the Commander's signature, and ensure that all reports are submitted to the Department by the specified time
(d) Ensuring that the Camp officers and committees do their jobs.
(e) Representing the Camp at community functions.
(f) Becoming familiar with the Camp's and Department's Bylaws and the Order's Constitution and Regulations.
(g) Keeping the membership informed by issuing "Camp Orders", attested to by the Camp Secretary.
(h) Consulting with Past Camp Commanders for advice on Camp matters.
(i) Becoming familiar with the duties of the office as set forth in the Order's Ritual and Ceremonials.
(j) Serving as liaison between the Camp and Department.