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Department Orders - Series 2009-2010
Orders of Commander Charles W. Mabie

 

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 1
Election, Appointed Officers, & Department Headquarters

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 2
Appointment of Department Standing Committees
Appointment of Department Special Committee

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 3
RESCINDED

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 4
Observance of Memorials Day 2009

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 5
Passing of Brother Donald W. Pray

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 6
Passing of Brother Michael McKenzie

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 7
Acknowledgement of Awards and Accomplishments

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 8
Call for Special Encampment

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 9
Passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Charles W. Corfman

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 10
Passing of Brother Robert "Bob" Figenshu

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 11
Passing of Brother Luther Thomas "Tom" Cook, Jr.


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 1
Series 2009-2010

ELECTION, APPOINTED OFFICERS, & DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: Having been duly elected Department Commander by the 123rd Annual Department Encampment in regular session at San Luis Obispo, California, it is with sincere appreciation for the support and confidence shown to me that I assume command of the Department of California and Pacific for the term, 2009-2010. I, along with my officers, will strive to bring honor to the memory of our Union ancestors through the good works of our Order during the coming year.

I hereby establish my residence in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, and State of California as the Department Headquarters. Correspondence on any matter is most welcomed and may be sent to my home address, 7788 Peachtree Ave., Newark, CA, 94560, or to my e-mail address, commander@suvpac.org. Camp reports and dues shall be sent to the Department Secretary-Treasurer at 704 Virginia Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Section 2: Department Brothers who were duly elected and installed by Commander-in-Chief David Medert at the 123rd Annual Department Encampment on March 7, 2009, are as follows:

  • Commander - Bro. Charles W. Mabie, PCC
  • Sr. Vice-Commander - Bro. Glen Roosevelt, PCC
  • Jr. Vice-Commander - Bro. Timothy P. Reese, PCC
  • Secretary - Phillip L. Caines, PCC
  • Treasurer - Phillip L. Caines, PCC
  • Council - Bro. Daniel M. Bunnell, PDC
  • Council - Bro. Jerry R. Sayre, PDC
  • Council - Bro. Tad D. Campbell, PDC

Section 3: Department Brothers are appointed as follows:

  • Chaplain - Bro. Tom Helmantoler
  • Patriotic Instructor - Bro. Paul Lavrischeff
  • Counselor - Bro. Brad Schall, PDC
  • Historian - Bro. David Davis, PCC
  • Guide - Bro. Charles Gardali
  • Guard - Bro. Dean A. Enderlin
  • Signals Officer - Bro. Tad D. Campbell, PDC
  • Color Bearer - Bro. Deane Poole
  • Graves Registration Officer - Bro. Don Hotchkiss
  • Civil War Memorials Officer - Bro. Kirby R. Morgan
  • GAR Highway Officer - Bro. Tom Chumley
  • Eagle Scout Certificate Coordinator - Bro. Alan E. Peterson, PDC
  • The California Column Newsletter Editor - Bro. Daniel R. Earl, PCC

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the Town of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 2
Series 2009-2010

APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT STANDING COMMITTEES
APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Publicity and Promotion Committee: Glen L. Roosevelt, PCC (Chairman) and Daniel R. Earl PCC. The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 2: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Encampments Committee: Glen L. Roosevelt PCC (Chairman). The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 3: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Civil War Memorials Committee: Kirby R. Morgan (Chairman) and Joe Marti. The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 4: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Legislation Committee: Daniel R. Earl PCC (Chairman). The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 5: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Bylaws Committee: Brad Schall PDC (Chairman) and Daniel R. Earl PCC . The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 6: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department History Committee: David A. Davis PCC (Chairman). The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 7: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Communications and Technology Committee: Tad D. Campbell PDC (Chairman), Loran Bures, and Daniel R. Earl PCC. The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 8: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Exploratory Committee for Possible Hosting of National Encampment: Glen Roosevelt PCC (Chairman), Brad Schall PDC, and any others the Chairman deems necessary. With successful progress, this committee shall continue as Host committee.

Section 9: The following Brothers are appointed to the Department Special Committee on Civil War and Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and Allied Order Flags: Sebastian Nelson (Chairman) and David A. Davis PCC. The Chairman shall appoint any others he may deem necessary.

Section 10: In accordance with the Department Bylaws, the Department Commander shall be an ex officio member of the above Committees.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 3
Series 2009-2010

RESCINDED

 

 

 


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 4
Series 2009-2010

OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY 2009

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: To all Camp Commanders and Department Officers:

141 years ago, Commander in Chief, John Alexander Logan, gave to the Grand Army, his General Order #11 creating Memorial Day. On May 5, 1868, he wrote the following:

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic."

As it is our First Fraternal Obligation to keep and observe Memorial Day, and every Camp should have at least one Memorial Day event scheduled, Let us do all we can to have every brother participate in a Service of Memorial. As few fraternal organizations have ever created a National Holiday, it is truly our duty to carry this on, so that future generations know it well.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 10th day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 5
Series 2009-2010

PASSING OF BROTHER DONALD W. PRAY

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: On June 7, 2009, Brother Donald W. Pray of the Phil Sheridan Camp 4, passed away.

Section 2: The Department and all Camp Charters are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 3: All Department Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (pursuant to C&R, Article III, Sec. 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 4: The Department of California and Pacific extends its sincere condolences to the family of Donald W. Pray and to the Brothers of his Camp. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's of Cupertino Parish, beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 28, 2009.The address is 10110 North De Anza Boulevard in Cupertino, California. Cards and notes can be sent to his family at the following: Jane Pray-Silver, 10852 Alderbrook Lane, Cupertino, California, 95014.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 23rd day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 6
Series 2009-2010

PASSING OF BROTHER MICHAEL MCKENZIE

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: On June 18, 2009, Brother Michael McKenzie of the William B. Keith Camp 12, passed away.

Section 2: The Department and all Camp Charters are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 3: All Department Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (pursuant to C&R, Article III, Sec. 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 4: The Department of California and Pacific extends its sincere condolences to the family of Michael McKenzie and to the Brothers of his Camp. A memorial service will be held at Boulder City Veterans Cemetery on Thursday 25, June 2009, beginning at 1:30 pm.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 23rd day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 7
Series 2009-2010

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: As a Department, California and Pacific has continued to be a presence on the National level. At the 2009 National Encampment in Louisville, the following individuals and camps were recognized by the National Commander:

  • Brad Schall - Meritorious Service Award for his service as Chief of Staff;
     
  • Loran Bures (Camp 2) and Tom Graham (Camp 4) - National Aides (awarded for
    recruitment);
     
  • Phil Sheridan Camp 4 - Marshall Hope Award for Best Camp Newsletter in the
    Nation (Sheridan's Dispatch);
     
  • William B. Keith Camp 12 - Abraham Lincoln Award for Best Camp in the Nation;
     
  • Commissioned Kentucky Colonels by the Governor: Tad Campbell & Dan Earl
    (Camp 4), Jerry Sayre (Camp 21), and Brad Schall.

Section 2: We should take inspiration from these awards and acknowledgements and continue to recognize the Boys in Blue.

Section 3: The Department also congratulates the following Brothers for their elected and appointed positions: National Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Brad Schall; Council of Administration Member, Tad Campbell; and National Color Bearer Jerry Sayre.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 1st day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 8
Series 2009-2010

CALL FOR SPECIAL ENCAMPMENT

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: As a Department, we need to vote on the status/ratification of Junior Associate Members.

Section 2: Our Department needs to address this topic with some urgency, as it effects our Bylaws, which need to be in "sync" with the National Constitution and Regulations and National Policies. I consider this issue to be an "emergency" and, as such, am calling a Special Encampment, to be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 12:00 noon, at Kearney Park at Fresno, California at the annual Civil War reenactment.

Section 3: This order is therefore in compliance with our Department Bylaws, Article IV, Section 5. This Special Encampment will be called for this one specific topic only, and no other Department business will be discussed or acted on at this time.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 1st day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-third, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 9
Series 2009-2010

PASSING OF PAST COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CHARLES W. CORFMAN

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: On September 30, 2009, Brother Charles W. Corfman of the Given Camp No. 51, Department of Ohio, passed away.

Section 2: He was a Charter Member of Camp No. 51, having joined the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in 1974.

Section 3: Brother Corfman was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at the 108th National Encampment at Stamford, Connecticut in 1989.

Section 4: In addition, Brother Corfman served as Commanding General of the Sons of Veterans Reserve.

Section 5: Brother Corfman was a regular attendee at National Encampments and his presence will be greatly missed.

Section 6: The Department and all Camp Charters are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 7: All Department Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (pursuant to C&R, Article III, Sec. 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 8: The Department of California and Pacific extends its sincere condolences to the family of PC-in-C Corfman and to the Brothers of his Camp and Department.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 30th day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-fourth, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 10
Series 2009-2010

PASSING OF BROTHER ROBERT "BOB" FIGENSHU

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: Brother Bob Figenshu passed away peacefully at home due to heart failure on November 24, 2009.

Section 2: He was a long standing member of Alfred Pleasonton Camp 24, and his presence will be greatly missed.

Section 3: Bro. Figenshu claimed membership through his great-grandfather, Lawrence Fiegenshuh of Co. L, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Bob was especially proud of how he was able to re-acquisition his great-grandfather’s government issued Colt revolver from a collector in England.

Section 4: The Department and all Camp Charters are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 4: All Department Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (pursuant to C&R, Article III, Sec. 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 5: The Department of California and Pacific extends its sincere condolences to the family of Brother Figenshu and to the Brothers of his Camp and Department.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 28th day of December in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-fourth, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


 

DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 11
Series 2009-2010

PASSING OF BROTHER LUTHER THOMAS "TOM" COOK, JR.

 

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: Brother Luther Thomas "Tom" Cook, Jr. of Salinas, California, a dual member of Gen. W. S. Rosecrans Camp No. 2 and Lincoln Camp No. 10, and a Life Member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, passed away December 31, 2009.

Section 2: Brother Cook was born July 20, 1924 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and later served in the U.S. Army, becoming a veteran of both World War II and Vietnam. After retiring from the military in 1970, he worked as a fireman at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.

Section 3: The Department and all Camp Charters are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 4: All Department Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (pursuant to C&R, Article III, Sec. 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

Section 5: The Department of California and Pacific extends its sincere condolences to the family of Brother Cook and to the Brothers of his Camps and Department.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 8th day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-fourth, in the City of Newark, County of Alameda, State of California by Charles W. Mabie, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(DEPARTMENT SEAL)

By Order of: /s/ Charles W. Mabie
Department Commander
Department of California and Pacific

ATTEST:

By: /s/ Phillip L. Caines, PCC
Department Secretary-Treasurer


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