Department of Ohio
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Raymond C. Nagel
Ohio Department Commander 2005-2006
6600 Betts Avenue
April 11, 2006
Department Order No. 3
Brothers of the Department of Ohio;
This will be my last General Order and I would like to thank the Brothers who elected me for the high honor and privilege of serving as Ohio Department Commander. I firmly believe that the success of any Commander in the Order is determined by those he can go to for advice,and the other Officers around him and I have definitely been very fortunate in both instances for which I will be eternally grateful.
1) Annual Memorial Day Services
In obedience to GAR C-in-C Gen. John A. Logan’s General Order No. 11 of May 5, 1868, I call on all Camps and Brothers to once again commemorate those who defended our country and "whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land". Gen. Logan stated that" no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances permit". While this year the day designated for Memorial Day is May 29th, please remember that the true date set by Gen. Logan for Memorial Day is May 30th and we should all work toward restoration of that date on a national basis.
2) This year’s 124th Ohio Department Encampment will be held on June 16-18th at Mt Union College in Alliance Ohio. Once again we are very fortunate to enjoy the great atmosphere at very reasonable price thanks to the efforts of PCinC Dick Greenwalt and his lovely wife Bea.
THIS YEAR WE NEED HELP!! I am saddened to report that the Department Secretary/Treasurer David V. Medert wishes to step down as Secretary/Treasurer. There is 1 year left on his term in office (this office is elected for a 3 year term). Any Brother interested in holding this office (or any other office) please contact me or any other officer of the Department.
If your camp has a Brother who has died in the past year please let myself or the Department Chaplain know by June 5th so we may include them in the Memorial Service.
Hoover - Price Hall and Bica-Ross Dormitory
Room rates are: $28.00 - Single room, $19.00 - Double Room, $10. for Bedding linens
Complete package: Single $107.00 Double $89.00
2 Nights Lodging, 2 Breakfast's, 2 Lunch's, 1 Friday Evening meal, 1 Saturday Evening Banquet,
2 flat sheets, 1 pillow case and pillow, 2 bath towels, 2 wash cloths, small hand soap.
The package rate is based on 6 meal package, if you decide not to stay for Sunday lunch, the College does NOT allow refund out of a complete package reservations. If you do not stay over night - individual meals can be paid for, by cash at the time of the meal to Dick Greenwalt.
Meals -all meals are served at the Hoover-Price Hall, served buffet style, all you can eat, includes drink and dessert.
Friday Evening Meal - June 16 - $8.00
Saturday Breakfast - June 17 - $4.50
Saturday Lunch - June 17 - $6.50
Saturday Evening Banquet - June 17 - $11.00
Sunday Breakfast - June 18 - $4.50
Sunday Lunch - June 18 - $6.50
Guests and family members are invited to attend the Saturday evening Banquet and Program - Reserve extra tickets ahead by June 16th - $11.00 a ticket.
All package reservations to be received by June 6, 2006
Send all checks and money orders to:
2449 Center Avenue
Alliance, Ohio 44601
Make them Payable to: Ohio Dept. – SUVCW
3) I am pleased to announce the first annual Department sanctioned Buffington Island event to be held July 22nd, 2006 at 1PM. This event will be held in Portland Ohio hosted by the Fearing Camp from Marietta and Cadot-Blessing Camp from Gallipolis. The general public is invited and all members of the Allied Orders. ALL Brothers are encouraged to attend this event so we can make into an annual tradition the Department can be proud of. For information on laying of wreaths etc. please contact:
Scott Britton (740) 376-0323 or
Jim Oiler (740) 245-0134
4) The National Encampment will be held August 10th to 13th in Harrisburg Pa. details are in a Banner as well as on the National web page.
5) It has come to my attention that some members are referring to their camps as “Paper Camps” the meaning being that they do not hold meetings and exist on paper only. I prefer to call these camps DYING camps because that is exactly what they are doing. The C & R of the Order makes no provision for “paper” camps. I would encourage those involved in these camps to at least hold a social function once in a while because you are not doing the Order justice by holding no meetings at all. Newer members become discouraged when there is not any type of meeting at all and eventually everyone loses interest and the camp folds. I think everyone appreciates the opportunity to socialize with people of like interests every now and then and it is sad to deprive newer people of this opportunity, in effect you are saying “We don’t want you.”
|Yours in Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,||Attested,|
|Raymond C. Nagel||David V. Medert|
Raymond C. Nagel
David V. Medert