Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Centennial Camp 100 Denver Colorado

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CAMP BY-LAWS

CENTENNIAL CAMP 100

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

PREAMBLE

We, the male descendants of soldiers, sailors or marines who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of America during the War of the Rebellion of 1861 to 1865, have formed this patriotic and fraternal order, for the purposes and objects set forth; and in so doing pledge ourselves to commemorate our fathersí deeds; to render loyal service to our Country, and to promote the maintenance of unqualified American citizenship with respect for and honor to the flag.

THEREFORE: We the members, have adopted the following as our by-laws as a guide to the conduct of the meetings of the Camp and members thereof, and in relation to the general welfare of the Camp, the Department, and the Order at large, to wit.

ARTICLE I

Name

This Camp shall be known as Centennial Camp 100, located in Denver, Colorado in the Department of Colorado and Wyoming.

ARTICLE II

Meetings

SECTION 1. Meetings shall be held quarterly, normally during the months of January, April, July, and October, at a time and place designated by the Camp Commander.

SECTION 2. The Annual Meeting of Centennial Camp 100 shall be in January of each year. The purpose of the Annual Meeting shall be the installation of officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and other business that may arise.

SECTION 3. Special meetings may be called by the Camp Commander or Camp Council. Special meetings or postponement of regularly scheduled meetings shall have at least three daysí notice (except in the case of an emergency) and will be in writing, by phone or by email.

SECTION 4. A quorum shall be the smaller of: a simple majority of the brothers reported present and entitled to vote or 7 brothers in good standing. At least one elected officer must be included in a quorum.

ARTICLE III

Committees

SECTION 1. Membership Committee. The membership Committee shall be chaired by the Junior Vice Commander and review all applications for membership, and report on the eligibility of said applicants.

SECTION 2. Other Committees. The Camp Commander, with Camp approval, may appoint such Committees as may be necessary from time to time, to carry out the work of the organization. The Commander may appoint Project Officers as necessary.

ARTICLE IV

Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robertís Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern Centennial Camp 100 in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the by-laws of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming or the Constitution and Regulations of The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

ARTICLE V

Finance

SECTION 1. Dues and Fees. Camp dues shall be set at the Annual Meeting, and payable prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. The dues amount shall include all Department and National per capita amounts. Life members and Real Sons are exempt from dues. The only fees assessed by the Camp are the Application and Reinstatement Fees. These fees shall be set in accordance with the National Constitution & Regulations.

SECTION 2. General Fund. Except as provided in Section 3, all monies collected for the operation of the Camp shall be deposited in a General Fund. This fund will be kept in a checking account in an insured financial institution.

SECTION 3. Centennial Camp 100 Charitable Fund. In accordance with Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, there is established a separate charitable activities fund. This fund shall be known as the "Centennial Camp 100 Charitable Fund". This fund shall be organized to meet the requirements of Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code and will be used exclusively to fund the charitable, educational or literary activities of the Camp in accordance with the purposes set forth in the Congressional Charter (36 U.S.C. 2003) of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). Projects supported by this fund must be approved by a majority vote of the Camp members present and eligible to vote. Upon dissolution of the fund, any remaining balance will be donated to a similarly organized fund of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming, SUVCW; the SUVCW National organization; or the SUVCW Charitable Foundation. Upon dissolution of the Camp, any remaining balance in this fund will be disposed of as required by the Constitution and Regulations of the SUVCW with the provision that it not be used to support the general purposes of the organization.

ARTICLE VI

Membership

SECTION 1. All prospective candidates whose applications have been accepted by the Membership Committee shall be subject to a vote by the membership of the Camp. Balloting for new brothers shall be done by any appropriate means. At least 80% of the voting brothers in good standing; who are present, must cast an affirmative vote for acceptance as a new member.

SECTION 2. Unless prohibited by the By-Laws of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming, the Camp will allow for the admission of Juniors, Associates and Junior Associates subject to the applicable provisions of the National Constitution & Regulations.

ARTICLE VII

Amendment of By-Laws

These By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of this camp by a two-thirds vote of all members in good standing present, provided the amendment has been submitted in writing at least thirty days in advance.

ARTICLE VIII

Suspension of By-Laws

Any By-Law may be temporarily suspended by a two-thirds vote of the Brothers present and voting at any regular or special meeting except Articles I & V.

ARTICLE IX

Rescission of Previous By-Laws

Upon approval by the Department Commander all previous revisions of these By-Laws are rescinded.

Approved by Centennial Camp 100 assembled in regular session on the 22nd day of April 2012.

James M. Barker

JAMES M. BARKER
Commander
ATTEST:

Walter Weart
WALTER WEART
Secretary

approved on __23 June 2012___

Eric D. Richhart

ERIC D. RICHHART
Commander

Department of Colorado & Wyoming

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