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P. O. 24969 San José, CA

Camp Officers & Committees

Officers of the Camp are elected by the Membership at the annual Camp election meeting, with the Camp Commander-elect selecting his appointed staff and committee assignments. Once installed in their respective offices, the Camp Officers serve until their successors are duly elected and installed.

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Elected Officers

POPEBill


COMMANDER

William H. Pope
San José, California
E-mail:
camp4@suvpac.org
 

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SENIOR VICE-COMMANDER

Paul E. Lavrischeff
San José, California
E-mail: LeviHensel@hotmail.com
 


JUNIOR VICE-COMMANDER

Randall J. Sessler
San José, California
E-mail:
rhinofb@yahoo.com
 

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SECRETARY

Tad D. Campbell, PCinC
Gilroy, California
E-mail:
suvcw@icloud.com
 

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TREASURER

Thomas T. Graham, PDC
San José, California
E-mail: ttgraham101@gmail.com
 

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COUNCILMAN
Daniel R. Earl, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: danearl64@comcast.net

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COUNCILMAN
Frank C. Avila, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: equipquake@hotmail.com

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COUNCILMAN
John E. Stolp, PCC
San José, California
E-mail:
jake_sierra@hotmail.com

Appointed Officers

JENSENJohn


PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR

John G. Jensen
San José, California
E-mail: j0hnnyjet@earthlink.net

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CHAPLAIN

Daniel M. Bunnell, PDC
Los Gatos, California
E-mail: danbunnell@me.com


ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN

VACANT

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HISTORIAN
John E. Stolp, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: jake_sierra@hotmail.com

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COUNSELOR

Daniel R. Earl, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: danearl64@comcast.net


GUIDE
VACANT


GUARD
Michael C. Sanders
San José, California
 

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COLOR BEARER

Frank C. Avila, PCC
San José, California
E-mail:
equipquake@hotmail.com

FELTONKen


GRAVES REGISTRATION OFFICER

Kenneth G. Felton
Hayward, California
 

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CIVIL WAR MEMORIALS OFFICER

John E. Stolp, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: jake_sierra@hotmail.com
 


EAGLE SCOUT CERTIFICATE COORDINATOR

VACANT

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LEGISLATIVE OFFICER

Daniel R. Earl, PCC
San José, California
E-mail: danearl64@comcast.net

CAMPBELLTad1


SHERIDAN'S DISPATCH
NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Tad D. Campbell, PCinC
Gilroy, California
E-mail: suvcw@icloud.com

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SIGNALS OFFICER / WEBMASTER

Tad D. Campbell, PCinC
Gilroy, California
E-mail: suvcw@icloud.com


MUSICIANS

Christopher C. Avila
James M. Welch


DELEGATES TO UNITED VETERANS COUNCIL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Frank C. Avila, PCC
Thomas T. Graham, PDC
John E. Stolp, PCC

Committees

As appointed by the Camp Commander

The Camp Commander automatically serves as an ex officio member of all committees.

 

 

Membership Committee

  • The Standing Committee on Membership shall be responsible for investigating applications for membership that are received by the Camp, and shall recommend, to the entire Camp, the election or rejection of the applicant. The Committee shall be composed of the Junior Vice Committee, who shall chair the Committee, the Camp Secretary, and a member-at-large who shall be appointed by the Camp Commander.

Bro. Randall J. Sessler (Chair)


 

Program, Publicity, and Policy Committee

  • The Standing Committee on Program, Publicity, and Policy shall be responsible for arranging special programs, speakers, and other presentations for Camp meetings, for the general publicity of the Camp and the Order, and for developing, analyzing, and recommending action on appropriate policies for the Camp. The Committee shall also have general oversight jurisdiction with respect to issues associated with programs, publicity, and policies impacting the Camp. This Committee shall be chaired by the Senior Vice Commander.

Bro. Paul E. Lavrischeff (Chair)


 

Graves and War Memorials Committee

  • The purpose of the Standing Committee on Graves and War Memorials shall be to seek, identify and record graves and memorials to Union and Confederate Civil War Soldiers, to secure veteran headstones from the Federal government, and to seek and identify all monuments and memorials dedicated to Civil War veterans and the Grand Army of the Republic. The Committee shall bring to the attention of the Camp any disrespect or lack of attention shown to any Civil War monument or memorial. The Committee shall also have general oversight jurisdiction with respect to issues associated with graves registration and issues associated with Civil War monuments and memorials. The Committee shall be co-chaired by the Graves Registration Officer and Civil War Memorials Officer.

Bro. John E. Stolp, PCC (Chair)


 

Bylaws Committee

  • The Standing Committee on Bylaws shall periodically review Camp Bylaws, Department Bylaws, and the National Constitution and Regulations, bringing necessary revisions to the attention of the Camp membership. The Committee shall also have general oversight jurisdiction with respect to issues associated with the National Constitution and Regulations, Department Bylaws and Regulations, Camp Bylaws and Regulations, special rules of order, standing rules, and parliamentary procedure. The Camp Counselor shall serve as ex officio member of the Bylaws Committee.

Bro. Daniel R. Earl, PCC (Chair)


 

History Committee

  • The purpose of the Standing Committee on History shall be to identify and preserve historical and biographical material pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and their respective membership, as well as all associated organizations and the Allied Orders. The Committee shall also have general oversight jurisdiction with respect to issues associated with the history of the Allied Orders. This Committee shall be chaired by the Camp Historian.

Bro. John E. Stolp, PCC (Chair)


 

Ceremonial Observances Committee

  • The Standing Committee on Ceremonial Observances shall be responsible for recommending and coordinating arrangements necessary for the appropriate observance by the Camp of the patriotic holidays, with special emphasis on the fowling events: Lincoln Day (February 12th), Presidents Day (3rd Monday in February), Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May), Memorial Day (4th Monday of May), Flag Day/National Flag Week (June 14th), Independence Day (July 4th), Veterans Day (November 11th), and Remembrance Day (November 19th). The following Subcommittees may be established to fulfill the obligations of this Committee: 1) the Subcommittee on Memorial Day Observances; 2) the Subcommittee on Veterans’ Day Observances; 3) the Subcommittee on Lincoln Day and Presidents’ Day Observances; and, 4) the Subcommittee on Patriotic Observances.

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Military Affairs Committee

  • The Standing Committee on Military Affairs shall be responsible for: (a) advising the Camp on matters relating to appropriate era military dress, mannerisms and formalities associated with Camp ceremonies, parades, and activities; and assisting Camp Brothers in obtaining appropriate uniforms. (b) shall facilitate communications and the coordination of events with other Camps that involve Camp Guard or Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) units, as well as events with local Civil War reenactment and historical organizations. (c) shall have general oversight jurisdiction with respect to issues associated with the organization of a Camp Guard, including, but not limited to, the establishment of operating procedures for said Camp Guard; provided, however, that any actions, findings, and recommendations be reduced to writing and presented to the Camp membership for approval.

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Visitations Committee

  • The purpose of the Standing Committee on Visitations shall be to identify and report on sick, injured, or bereaved members and their families. The Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that suitable measures of compassion and comfort are undertaken, for example, by sending cards, flowers, or the undertaking of other appropriate actions.

Bro. Daniel M. Bunnell, PDC (Chair)

 


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