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Col. Francine Camp Meeting Minutes


Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7
Meeting Minutes
April 7, 2018


A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, with 22 Brothers and 1 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.


Minutes approved.


Treasurer’s report $3,002.95 Checking, $176.23 Benevolent fund. The Bank account has been changed to BB&T Bank.


Brother in distress/sick report: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, John Kenny 
Paul Tucci and Bryan Sigmund in your thoughts and prayers.



Old Business: 
Commander Tomasello had asked Brothers to come up with a mission statement as well as Brother submitting a short biography about their ancestors for the website. 


New Business:

The Brothers came up with a mission statement that was approved by the Camp. It is as follows: 

Mission Statement of the Colonel Louis R. Francine Camp #7 of the New Jersey Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: To Preserve, Honor, and Commemorate the service of those Veteran Heroes who fought and labored to preserve the Union during the American Civil War; to educate the public about their lives and sacrifices; to provide Ceremonial and Commemorative services as appropriate; while providing Fraternity, Loyalty, and Charity to our Members and Communities.  

We initiated the following new Brothers at our meeting. Charles Gordinier and Robert Evans.  Welcome Brothers! 

The Camp extended our thanks to Bryan and Gary Sigmund for their work on the Francine Camp website. If you haven’t checked out the site please do. The site is FrancineCamp7.org.

SVC Grant spoke about finding his Civil War ancestor that changed his status from Associate member to Lineal member. Congratulations were given to Brother Grant by the Camp in recognition of his perseverance in finding ancestor.

The Camp extended our thanks to the Hammonton Gazette for their kindness over the years. A reporter from the Gazette was at our meeting doing a story about our Camp. 

At Commander Tomasello’s request, the Camp had a moment of silence in memory of those killed at the battle of Shiloh, as the meeting fell on the 156th anniversary of the second day of the battle. 

Commander Tomasello would like to see us set up a recruiting tent at the Absecon Light House in Atlantic City for the “Light House Challenge” the date of the event is Saturday October 20. 

Commander Tomasello spoke about the “Good Cemeterian” a gentleman who has made it his mission to clean the headstones of veterans. Please check out his website https://www.thegoodcemeterian.org. Commander Tomasello would like to see us do the same thing here. We have a number of Brothers who have signed up to help him with this project.

Commander Tomasello has instituted a “Fundraising Committee”. Brothers Fred Mossbrucker and Dave Hann will serve. To help with this endeavor there was a small raffle at the meeting which netted the Camp $58.00 made possible by the generosity of Brother Mossbrucker who donated many quality civil war related items to the Camp for the raffle.


Expenditures:


$1,619 to the Department of Hew Jersey for National and State per capita tax.


$180.00 to be spent on a tent fly for future events. PDC Dave Hann will donate the wood.


$50.00 to Robert Myers for the pins sold at the meeting. The Camp made $50.00 on the sale of the pins.


 

Events: 

Saturday May 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Joint Honor Ceremony Finns Point National Cemetery. Please meet at the Finns Point Cemetery parking lot at 9:45. 

Monday May 28, 2018. Memorial Day Parade Hammonton. We need to assemble at South Egg Harbor Road at 10:15 a.m. We can meet at the Hammonton Historical Society at 9:45. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. 

Wednesday May 30, 2018. Traditional Memorial Day Program Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.  Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. We need to assemble at the cemetery by 5:30. All SVR members in parade dress. All Camp Brothers in Camp polo shirts and khaki pants. This is the 150th Anniversary of the first Memorial Day. Let’s have a good turnout for this. 

Saturday June 9, 2018, 136th Annual New Jersey SUVCW Department Encampment, Toms River. More details to follow. 

Good of the Order: 

April 6th, was the 152nd Anniversary of the founding of the GAR. PDC Dave Hann brought in a collection of GAR medals. 

Patriotic Instructor Kryszczak spoke about the Civil War Trust as it was national Park Day. So far CWT has saved well over 48,000 acres of battlefields from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. 
 
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m., with the next meeting slated for Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. 
Submitted in F, C & L, 

Dave Hann PDC
Camp Secretary 

 


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Col. Louis R Francine Camp # 7

Meeting Minutes

February 3, 2018

A very productive meeting of the Camp was held on Saturday, February 3, with 27 Brothers and 3 guests present. A number of items were brought up for the Camp’s consideration.

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s report $1,764.56 Checking, $166.23 Benevolent fund. 

It is our sad duty to report that Brothers Joe Cloyd and Jeff Mossbrucker passed away A moment of silence was held to honor their memory. 

Brother in distress: Please keep Brothers Dan Lewis, John Lynn and John Hann in your prayers. 

Old Business: 

Motion to purchase 1,000 Francine Camp wooden nickels. Motion was approved. Fred Mossbrucker PCC is gathering the information to purchase them. 

New Business:

The Camp received one new application for membership, Charles Gordinier,   and one Brother William McDonald transferring into the Camp. Welcome to our Camp. 

We initiated the following new Brothers at our meeting. Adam Sigmund, Bryan Sigmund, Gary Sigmund, Carl Hausman and William McDonald. Welcome Brothers! 


The following Officers were installed. 


Frank Tomasello Commander


Wayne Grant Senior Vice Commander 


Charlie Morgan Junior Vice Commander


Scott Hann Treasurer 


David Hann PDC Secretary  


Martin Blaskey Guard

 

Duane Joseph Conant Camp Council # 1


George F. Gumpper Jr. Historian 


Shawn Kenny PCC Camp Council # 2 


Stanley J. Kryszczak Patriotic Instructor 


 Paul Lader PCC Camp Counselor


Jeremy B. Lacey Camp Council #3  


John R. Makos Jr. PDC Eagle Scout Coordinator 


William G. McDonald Jr. Graves and Civil War Memorials 


Ryan P. McLeod Chaplin 


Daniel Mossbrucker Color Bearer 


Bryan Sigmund Recruiting Officer 


Gary Sigmund Signals Officer 


Paul Tucci Guide 

  

Commander Tomasello thanked the Brothers for the honor of being elected Camp Commander, and has set a number of goals for the Camp especially in the areas of recruiting and letting the public know just who we are. 


New Business: 


Approved the expenditure of $50.00 for the purchase of an engraved brick for the Hammonton Historical Society Walkway. 


Approved the purchase of two new Camp Commander’s medals. 


Commander Tomasello would like all Brothers to submit a short biography on their ancestors, as we would like to put on the website. 


Commander Tomasello would like for the Camp to come up with a “mission statement”. If you have an idea for a mission statement please submit it to the Camp Secretary. 


Commander Tomasello would like to express his thanks to all of the Brothers that provided refreshments for the meeting. 


At present the Auxiliary could use some help. It is down to 5 women. Wives are welcome to join. If you wish to join dues are $20.00 a year with a onetime application fee of $15.00. Membership in the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War May be obtained through eligibility in the following ways: 

As the wife, sister, daughter, legally adopted daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and so forth, niece and grandniece and so forth, not less than twelve (12) years of age, of a deceased or honorably discharged Soldier, Sailor or Marine who served in the Union Army, Navy or Coast Guard (including Revenue cutter Service) during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865. 

As the wife, widow, mother or legally adopted daughter of a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, with lineage, in good standing.

Associates: Those ladies who do not qualify for membership under #1 or #2 above, but who desire to affiliate with the ASUVCW. 


Brother Bryan Sigmund talked about recruiting for the Camp and has undertaken a project to distribute questionnaires to individuals to get them interested in their ancestry and possibly and Civil War ancestor they may have. 


A number of ideas were pitched about possible locations for recruiting. Some of the areas are Historical Societies, local colleges and other areas where we may gather interest. Two events that will be looked into is a Military Time Line event in Egg Harbor Township, and the South Jersey History Fair. 


Commander Tomasello would also like to see the Camp get involved in the “Toys for Tots” for this coming Christmas. 


Good of the order:


The camp started collecting dues for 2018. Just a reminder that your dues must be paid by April 7, 2018 or you will be dropped from the Camp! Dues are $30.00. Please make you check payable to Francine Camp #7 and mail them to our new Treasurer. 


Scott Hann

205 Vail Court

Mays Landing, NJ 08330 


Patriotic Instructors Report: 


Patriotic Instructor Morgan spoke about newspaper during the Civil War and in the North how quickly information was received due to war correspondents and even back then some papers were spreading “fake news.”  

 

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:45, with the next meeting slated for Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10:00 AM, at the Atlantic County Library West, located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. 

Submitted in F, C & L, 


Dave Hann PDC

Camp Secretary


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