Camp Commander David M. Dziewulski
Camp Order Series 2012
Camp Order No. 1

Camp Order No. 2

Camp Order No. 3

Camp Order No. 4

Camp Order No. 5

Camp Order No. 6

Camp Order No. 7

Camp Order No. 8

Camp Order No. 9

Camp Order No. 10

Past Camp Orders Series
Camp Order Series 2011
Camp Order Series 2012
Camp Order Series 2013
Camp Order Series 2015

Camp Order No. 1

As of January 5th, 2012,

[1.] Headquarters

For 2012 the Headquarters of the Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154, Dept of New York,
Sons of  Union Veterans of the Civil War will remain the same with CC David M. Dziewulski.  

All correspondence can be made by emailing cmdr@glwillard154.org

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me by email.

[2.] A Word of Thanks

I would like to thank the brothers of the Camp for nominating me, for their words of encouragement and for electing me Commander of the Willard Camp.  I also want to thank all elected and appointed officers for their dedication to Willard Camp.

[3.] New Officers

The following are the other Elected Officers:
Sr. Vice Commander – Brother Robert Keough
 Jr. Vice-Commander – Brother Ray LeMay 111
Secretary/Treasurer – Brother George Malinoski
and Camp Council -- Brothers Halpin, Grady and LeMay 111.

With great pleasure I announce the Appt. of:
Br. Malinoski – Chaplain
Br. Art Young, Jr.  - Patriotic Instructor
Br. Chuck Berns – Guide
Br. Hulse – Guard
Br. McGuire – Color Bearer
Br. Orton – Camp historian
Br. Rich Saunders -- Eagle scout coordinator
TBD Graves Officer.

Br. Keough remains my “Chief-of-Staff”
And Br. LeMay remains counsel to the Commander/Camp and Signals Officer.

Delegates and Alternates will be elected at the appropriate time for the Annual Encampment.

So Ordered this 5th day of January, 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 2

Pursuant to General Order #13
Series 2011-2012
Issued by Commander-in-Chief Donald D. Palmer, Jr.

It is with deep regret that the C-in-C reports the passing of Past National President Isabelle Roberts.
Sister Roberts passed away on January 5, 2012 at the age of 87. She was a member of Auxiliary #49, Department of New York.
She also served as ASUVCW National President in 1985-1986.
In accordance with this order dated January 7, 2012:  Membership badges, the Camp charter
and website shall draped in black until February 5, 2012 in remembrance of Sister Roberts.

So ordered this 12th day of January, 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 3

Pursuant to Department Order #7
Series 2011-2012

Commander Albanese announced the celebration of the launching of the USS Monitor organized by the Oliver Tilden Camp #26
to be observed in a series of events from January 28-30, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY.  Even those Camps and Brothers
who cannot attend this event can respond to the third point of the order:

“The importance to the Union War effort of the Union Navy and its thousands of sailors both on the high seas
and on the rivers of the United States
is often ignored. It is respectfully requested that all Camps of the Department of New York, SUVCW devote some time during their camp meetings during this second year of the Civil War sesquicentennial in reflection
and discussion concerning the contribution that the Union Navy
and its sailors made to the success of the Union during the American Civil War.”

So ordered this 26th day of January, 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 4

Pursuant to General Order #17
Series 2011-2012
From Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) Palmer, SUVCW.

On 21 March 2012 C-in-C Palmer reported the passing of Past Commander-in-Chief (PC-in-C) Alan R. Loomis.
He passed away on 19 March at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer.

PCinC Loomis was a long time member of David D. Porter Camp #116 in Valparaiso, IN. He served two terms as Camp Commander and three terms as Indiana Department Commander.  He was elected Commander-in-Chief on 11 August 1996 at the 115th National Encampment in Columbus, OH.

C-in-C Palmer has requested that all membership badges, Camp and Department charters
and the National website be draped in black until 21 April 2012 in remembrance of PCinC Loomis.

So ordered 23 March 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 5
Memorial Day 2012

Brothers please remember that during our initiation we all took this pledge:

“ . . . to always observe the day set aside  by the Grand Army of the Republic as Memorial Day,
sacred to the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of 1861 to 1865 and do all in my power to persuade others  to do the same.”

Try to honor your pledge by participating in a memorial in your area.

Our Camp participated in the kickoff of the City of Cohoes Memorial Day Parade on Thursday May 24, 2012.
I was honored to be the featured speaker and I followed the presentation of the Gettysburg Address by a student from Cohoes High School.  
I am including my presentation here, which makes allusions to Mr. Lincoln’s Address,
as a reflection for the upcoming days that we commemorate those who served and sacrificed.

     We have heard a representative of our youth present one of the most stirring speeches given in any political arena in United States History.    It is critical to our fabric as a nation that the understanding of the desires espoused by President Lincoln be passed from one generation to the next.  It is good, and necessary, to have each generation remember.  But what does this ‘remembrance’ really mean?

     Remembrance involves an act of honor.  Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” and it involved Civil War veterans, freedmen and women decorating the graves of the fallen, both North and South.  
The veterans, members of the Grand Army of the Republic (or GAR),  adopted this as their national day of remembrance.
It is fitting that these proceedings are initiated at a Soldier and Sailor monument erected by the GAR.

     Remembrance also involves a continuation of the work that President Lincoln assigned to his contemporaries,  
to us and each succeeding generation: Mister Lincoln makes a point of explaining to the living
that we must be “dedicated to the great task that lies ahead.”  

     I repeat the question from my opening comments:  What does this remembrance mean?  It is the task to which Lincoln referred.  
This means that we must not only honor the “final resting place” of those who served and are buried but we must also use locations and monuments like this as a “remembering place.”  They should not just be remembered when we stand before a physical monument;
those who have sacrificed and those who have gone before us must be etched in our minds and hearts to be remembered
and honored by the “unfinished work” that we all have to do.

     James Irwin, Commander of the local US Submarine Veterans Base said it best a few days ago at the dedication of a monument for those underwater warriors.  I’ll paraphrase him:  “a veteran dies twice: once when the veteran is physically killed or dies
and once again when he is forgotten.”  Let us be sure that our unfinished work, our great task,  is “to remember”
and visit these “remembering places” and not allow all of those who sacrificed to die once again. Please Remember...

So ordered 26 May 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 6
Pursuant to Department Order #1
Series 2012-2013
From Commander Albanese:

Commander Albanese reports, with sincere regret and deep sorrow, the passing of Past Department Commander Cliff Henke.

Brother Henke served as Department Commander for the State of New York from 1999 -2000.
PDC Henke also was a Past Camp Commander of the Oliver Tilden Camp #26 and had served as National G.A.R. Highway Officer.

At the request, and order, of Commander Albanese the G.L. Willard Camp Charter,
website and member badges will be draped in black for 30 days from the date of his Department Order #1 Series 2012-2013
Dated 28 May 2012.

So ordered 4 June 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 7
Col. G. L. Willard Camp – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War WebSite Policy
The general guidelines of the National Organization listed on their web site (www.suvcw.org) state that:
“A Camp web site on the Internet should be maintained primarily to inform members and others about:

1.     Important events occurring within the Camp;

2.     Programs and projects undertaken by the Camp and its members;

3.     Other special SUVCW related information about activities within the Camp;

4.     Links to Camp and Department officers who can respond to public requests for information or support;

5.     The meeting time and place of the Camp. A Camp must provide a link from its site on the WWW to the Department web site and optionally to the National web site. Camps-at-Large must provide a link to the National Web Site. Camps that do not maintain their sites by ensuring current listings of Camp officers, Camp listings, etc., may have their return link established by and existing on the Department WWW site deactivated. Such deactivation will remain until the Camp has updated its WWW site and informed the Department Webmaster that the site has been updated.”
It is incumbent upon the Camp to keep a comprehensive and updated web site in order to be consistent with our National Organization, and to provide accurate, up-to-date information to all those who visit our Camp web site.  

The web site policy of the Willard Camp is as follows:
For all parties:  No material or contents are to be copied, reproduced or linked without the express written consent of the Camp Commander or his duly appointed representative.  Links of the entire Camp Willard website to the National and Department web sites are defined above (#5).  

Before the Camp establishes links to other web sites germane to the mission of the Camp, every effort should be made to receive written permission from the responsible authorities of the web site that is to be linked.

The following statement shall be posted on each web page along with a link to cmdr@glwillard154.org and a notation of copyright:

No material or contents are to be copied, reproduced or linked without the express written consent of the Camp Commander and Webmaster.

1)     All requests for the posting of materials, features or links, whether new or updated, must be submitted to the Camp Webmaster
and Camp Commander or the latter’s duly appointed representative.
2)     Only the Camp Webmaster and Camp Commander or his duly appointed representative will have access to web site code.

3)     Postings that are regularly updated will include,  but are not limited to:

a)     Any new Camp orders or official correspondence generated by the Camp Commander and attested by the Camp Secretary;

b)     Patriotic Instruction;

c)     The Camp newsletter:  The Guidon;

d)     Camp events including photographs;

e)     Camp meeting schedule;

f)     The “Young Recruit” feature;

g)     Camp membership;

h)     Camp officers.

4)     The email addresses, addresses and personal information related to Camp members
and officers must be approved by each member before posting.

5)     Camp By-Laws shall be posted.

6)     Officer information can only be edited upon election or with the prior approval from both Camp Commander and Camp Secretary.

7)     All submissions shall be reviewed by the Camp Commander and Camp Webmaster, and attested by the Camp Secretary.  Once the review process is completed and communications, orders or submissions are approved, there shall be no further editing
and material will be posted.  Changes will not be made without the required review.  In addition, the Camp Webmaster:

a)     Has the right to refuse posting anything not approved as stated above;

b)     Has the right to refuse material that is not properly formatted and web ready;

c)     Has the right to make minor layout, format and appearance changes of the website;

d)     Has the right to update regular features that are not considered official communications (see item #3 above).

8)     The web site will be draped for mourning when appropriate.  This will include when ordered by:

a)     Commander-in-Chief

b)     Department Commander

c)     Camp Commander

9)     Ideas for new web site components from Camp membership are encouraged.  These ideas will be submitted to the Camp Commander, Camp Secretary and Camp Webmaster for discussion, review and implementation or rejection.  
The action taken on any suggestions that are received will then be communicated back to the person who submitted the suggestion.

10)     Submission of items for any regularly updated material, new components, new ideas or any other items not covered above are subject to review and approval by the Camp Commander and Camp Webmaster, and attested by the Camp Secretary.  

So ordered June 25, 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 8
Issued in support of Grant Cottage.

Grant Cottage located in Wilton, NY, is intimately tied to Ulysses S. Grant’s final battle.  
General Grant arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885 and he succumbed to throat cancer on July 23rd.  

So that we can:
Help preserve this historic New York site and its environs on Mount McGregor;
Honor the memory of a true Civil War leader and hero;
Honor those who served with him,
I instruct our Secretary/Treasurer to enroll the Colonel George L. Willard Camp #154,
SUVCW as a member of the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage at the level of “Patron” for one year.  
This membership is to be implemented using the discretionary funds of the Camp Commander.

So ordered 25 June, 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 9
Passing of Bro. Dorney

It is with sincere regret and deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Willard Camp Brother James D. Dorney of Northville, NY.  Brother Dorney was a Veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.  
He was a faithful member of our Camp for over two decades; joining the Camp in July, 1992.

The  website, member badges and charter of G. L. Willard Camp will be draped in black for 30 days commencing from the date of this order.

So ordered 26 November 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
Camp Order No. 10
It is with deep regret and sorrow that I formally announce the passing of Sister Lorraine M. Orton,
Wife of Camp and Department Historian Brother Jerry Orton, PDC.

Lorraine was national historian and Past NY Department President for the Women's Relief Corps,
a member of Ladies of the GAR and the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  
In August of this year, Lorraine was given an honorary membership in the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  
Her enthusiasm for our history and encouragement of our efforts will be sorely missed.  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Brother Jerry.

The website, member badges and charter of G. L. Willard Camp will be draped in black for 30 days commencing from the date of this order.

So ordered 28 November 2012.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Commander David M. Dziewulski
Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attested:
______________________________               ______________________________
David M. Dziewulski, Commander                    George F. Malinoski, Secretary
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