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PREAMBLE

In the name of a Nation united, the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans declares the following purposes:

An unquestioned allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, largely written and expounded by Southern men, the very Magna Charta of our liberties; a strict construction of all sections conferring power upon the Federal Government; and the implied and understood reservations to the States arising therefrom; and a general attitude of reservation to further amendment thereof. We adhere to the principles of the Great Charter of England granted to Runnymede, 1215 A.D., and the Anglo-Saxon rights and personal liberties transmitted to use thereunder; to associate in one united, compact body of all men of Confederate ancestry, and to cultivate, perpetuate and sanctify the ties of fraternity and friendship entailed thereby; to aid and encourage the recording and teaching with impartiality of all Southern history and achievement from Jamestown to this present era, seeing to it especially that the events of the War Between The States are authentically and clearly written, and that all documents, relics and mementos produced and handed down by the active participants therein are properly treasured and preserved for posterity; to comfort, succor and assist needy Sons of Confederate Veterans, their widows, wives and orphans; to urge, to aid and assist in the erection of suitable and enduring monuments and memorials to all Southern valor, military and civil, wherever done and wherever found, particularly stressing that our heroic Confederate ancestors, who by their sacrifice perpetuated unto us and our descendants that glorious heritage of valor, chivalry and honor, which we now hold and venerate; and to instill into our descendants a devotion to and reverence for the principles represented by the Confederate States of America, to the honor, glory and memory of our fathers who fought in that cause.

Therefore we, the members of the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, (the Virginia Division), in convention assembled at Lexington, Virginia, on the ninth day of July, 1983, do ordain, adopt and establish the following Constitution.



ARTICLE I -TITLE

Section I. This organization shall be known as the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.



ARTICLE II- NATURE

Section 1. The Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is a part of the National Confederation known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans and, as such part, is subject to the National Constitution, By-Laws and other regulations of that Confederation. It is also, according to the provisions of that Constitution, a part of the Department of the Army of Northern Virginia.


Section 2. The Virginia Division shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational and benevolent, non-political and non-sectarian. Each member shall perform his full .duty as a citizen according to his own conscience and understanding.

Section 3. Discussion of matters that appertain to a political party, whether specifically identified, or identified by implication, during meetings of the Virginia Division or any of its subdivisions is strictly prohibited. Nothing in this Constitution, however, shall be construed to abridge or prol1ibit the adoption of advocacy of positions that are concerned with the general welfare of the United States of America or its National security; nor to abridge or prohibit the expression of the views of the Virginia Division in such matters by adoption of resolutions or petitioning the Executive and Legislative Branches of the government at any level; provided that there is no identification, specific or implied, with any political party or any candidate for political office.



ARTICLE III- ORGANIZATION

Section 1. The several constituted and subordinate bodies of the Virginia Division shall be as follows:

a. Organizations to be known as Camps; each Camp to have a name, as selected by the members thereof, and to be assigned a number by the Adjutant-in-Chief upon admittance of the Camp to the Confederation. Camps are local organizations of members, and are the basic organized unit of representation in the Division.

b. Organizations of groups of Camps to be known as Brigades, with each Brigade to have a name as selected by the members of that Brigade. Brigades are to be known by either their name or the numerical designation assigned to them by the Division Executive Council. Brigades serve as coordinating bodies for their component Camps. The number of Brigades and their composition of Camps is determined by the Division Executive Council.



ARTICLE IV -MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Any member of any properly chartered Camp within the Virginia Division who has been admitted to membership in the general confederation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in accordance with Article IV of the National Constitution shall be a member of the Virginia Division. The Virginia Division, on approval of the Division Convention, may include Camps from the geographic area of the District of Columbia (subject to the limitations imposed by Article IX of the National Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans).

Section 2. Minimal age limits for membership and the voting privilege shall be as set forth in Section 1 of Article IV of the National Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
ARTICLE V -DIVISION CONVENTION

Section 1. The Division Convention shall hold all Executive and Legislative powers over the Division, and shall set the policy and standards for its day-to-day operations. The Division Convention shall be held annually at a time and place fixed by the preceding annual Division Convention, or by the Division Executive Council.

Section 2. The Division Commander, or in the event of his absence, death, or resignation, the Division First Lieutenant Commander, at the request of a majority of the camps, or of the Division Executive Council, shall convene the Division in special meeting, if he deems that an emergency exists.

Section 3. The annual Division Convention shall be called to order by the Commander of the Camp at the location where the Convention is held. Following an invocation of the blessing of Almighty God, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the salute to the Confederate Flag, and salute the Flag of Virginia, the Convention shall be turned over to the Division Commander. The Division Commander will then officially open the Convention with the striking of the gavel, and he will then instruct the Division Adjutant to call the roll of the camps. Upon determination by the Division Adjutant that a quorum is present for the conduct of business, the Division Commander shall so state, and the Division shall proceed to the business laid before it.

Section 4. A quorum shall exist at Division Convention when one-half of the total number of camps within the Virginia Division are represented at the Convention.



ARTICLE VI -DIVISION OFFICERS

Section 1. At each Division Convention held in a year the date of which is an even number, the Convention shall elect a Division Commander, a Division First Lieutenant Commander, a Division Second Lieutenant Commander, a Division Adjutant, a Division Inspector, a Division Quartermaster, a Division Chaplain, a Division Judge-Advocate, a Division Archivist, and a Commander of each of the Brigades within the Virginia Division. These officers shall be elected for a term of two years. The Division Commander and the Division First and Second Lieutenant Commanders may not succeed themselves in the same office to which they are elected, except as set forth in Section 2 of this Article.

Section 2. In the event of the death, resignation or removal from office of the Division Commander, the Division First Lieutenant Commander shall become the Division Commander. In such event, the provisions of Section 1 of this Article with relation to succession shall not apply, and the Compatriot holding office as Division Commander may be elected to a full term as Division Commander by the Division Convention.

Section 3. In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Division First of Second Lieutenant Commander for any reason other than the expiration of the term of the incumbent, a Division First or Second Lieutenant Commander shall be elected by the Division Executive Council to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.

Section 4. All elected officers of the Virginia Division shall serve until adjournment of the Division Convention at which their terms expire, and thereafter shall discharge every function of the Convention.

Section 5. The Division Commander shall appoint such other Division officers as he may deem expedient and necessary for the administration of the Division. Such officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Division Commander and their appointments shall expire at the time and date of the expiration of the Division Commander appointing them. They may be reappointed at the pleasure of the succeeding Division Commander.

Section 6. Officers elected at Division Convention shall take office immediately at the close of the Convention.



ARTICLE VII -DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. The Division Commander shall be the executive head of the Virginia Division, with full power to enforce the provisions of this Constitution and the will of the Division Convention, and to this effect he may issue all orders necessary to ensure compliance. He shall be Chairman of the Division Convention and of the Division Executive Council, and shall decide all questions of law, order and usage. He shall be empowered to act for the good of the Division as circumstances, in his judgment, may require, in cases not provided for in this Constitution, being subject in all such acts and decisions to appeal to the Division Convention. He shall appoint all necessary Division Committees, and shall perform all other duties normally incident to his office.

Section 2. The Division First Lieutenant Commander shall, in the absence of the Division Commander, perform the duties of the Division Commander, and shall, in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office of the Division Commander, become Division Commander for the unexpired term. He shall assist the Division Commander in the performance of his duties as directed by the Division Commander.

Section 3. The Division Second Lieutenant Commander shall assist the Division First Lieutenant Commander in the performance of his duties, and shall, in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office of the Division First Lieutenant Commander, become the Division First Lieutenant Commander for the unexpired term. He shall also chair (or co-chair) the Division Convention Committee.

Section 4. The Division Adjutant shall be the administrative officer of the Division. He shall maintain a roster of all Brigade and Camp Officers; he shall collect and have custody of all funds of the Virginia Division, sign all checks disbursing its funds, and shall make a report to each Division Convention with relation to the finances of the Division. He shall have authority, in the event of the death or resignation of both the Division Commander and the Division First and Second Lieutenant Commanders, to call a meeting of the Division Executive Council for the election of successors. He shall perform such other duties as are normally incident to his office.

Section 5. The Division Inspector shall have the responsibility to inspect the operations of the individual Camps and Brigades in the Virginia Division in order to insure their proper function, as directed by the Division Commander, and will investigate complaints for removal of officers or members that are handled at Division level. He shall also enforce orders of the Division Executive Council, and act as Sergeant-at-Arms at the Division Convention.

Section 6. The Division Quartermaster shall be responsible for handling the location and logistics of the Division convention. In addition, he shall be responsible for the storage of Division property, and the distribution and sale of materials for the Virginia Division.

Section 7. The Division Chaplain shall be responsible for handling spiritual matters affecting the Virginia Division. He will also have the duty of invocations of prayers at the Division Convention and at Division Executive Council meetings.

Section 8. The Division Judge-Advocate shall provide legal counsel to the Division and he will be consulted in all matters relating to questions regarding the Division Constitution. He shall also act as an impartial legal adviser at all hearings convened by the Division Executive Council.

Section 9. The Division Archivist shall be responsible for compiling and maintaining a history of the Virginia Division that will be used strictly for Division purposes. This shall include the recording of present Division history and of past recorded Division history. The Division Archivist shall be responsible for recording and presenting the minutes of the Division Convention and Executive Council meetings and shall provide a copy of such to the Division Adjutant within 45 days of such meetings.

Section 10: Brigade Commanders shall have executive responsibility for all Camps grouped within their Brigades. The primary responsibility of Brigade Commanders is to foster and promote the work and purposes of the Virginia Division within the Camps of their Brigades, including the establishment of new Camps, and the solution of any problems that may arise within camps when invited to do so by the Camp Commanders. Brigade Commanders have the responsibility and authority to appoint a Brigade Adjutant for their Brigade who will be responsible for handling administrative matters within the authority of the Brigade. Brigade Commanders shall be elected by Camps in said Brigade.

Section 11: The duties of Camp Commanders and officers are prescribed in Article XI of the National Constitution of The Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Section 12: Brigade Commanders will be elected at the Convention within each Brigade. The procedure will be to count the number of members from each Camp present at the Convention. There does not have to be a set quota from each Camp to vote, but there must be a set quota from each Brigade to vote as a Brigade. The members of each Brigade will meet separately to vote and the election of Brigade Commanders will be done after the election of the Executive Council. Brigade Commanders elected at the Division Convention shall take office immediately at the close of the Convention.



ARTICLE VIII -DIVISION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Section 1: Between Division Conventions, the executive power of the Virginia Division shall be vested in the Division Executive Council, which shall be composed of the Division Commander, the Division First Lieutenant Commander, the Division Second Lieutenant Commander, the Division Adjutant, the Division Inspector, the Division Quartermaster, the Division Chaplain, the Division Judge-Advocate, the Division Archivist, the Brigade Commanders, and the previous two Past Division Commanders.

Section 2: The Division Executive Council shall be charged with the duties elsewhere prescribed in this Constitution, and shall have all other necessary power in the administration and regulation of the affairs of the Virginia Division not especially delegated to or made a part of the duties of other officials or committees.

Section 3: The term of office of members of the Division Executive Council shall be concurrent with their terms of office by which they qualify as members of this Council.

Section 4: Meetings of the Division Executive Council shall be called by the Division Commander or, in his absence, by the Division First Lieutenant Commander, or, when requested by a majority of the Camps within the Virginia Division. In the event of the death or resignation of both the Division Commander and the Division First and Second Lieutenant Commanders, the Division Adjutant may call a meeting of the Council, and the Council is empowered to elect replacements to these offices for the unexpired terms.

Section 5: Division Executive Council meetings will be held on a Quarterly basis, one of which will be held after the conclusion of business at each annual Division Convention, All elected members shall be notified in advance of all Executive Council meetings.

Section 6: Each individual who serves on the Division Executive Council shall be entitled to cast only one vote.

Section 7. Two-thirds of the elected voting members of the Division Executive Council shall constitute a quorum.

Section 8. The Division Commander, or the Division Executive Council shall have the authority to appoint officers to such positions as are deemed proper for the operation of the Division. Such appointed officer positions shall be non-voting and these appointed officers will serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.

Section 9. The Division Adjutant shall be bonded, with the Virginia Division bearing the expense of the bonding.

Section 10. No member of the Virginia Division will speak for or on behalf of the Division without the consent of the Division Commander, or the Division Executive Council, or the Division Convention.

Section 11. Business between meetings of the Division Executive Council may be conducted by such means as authorized by the Division Executive Council. All Division Executive Council members must be notified in advance of any action being considered outside of a meeting of the Division Executive Council. The participation of two-thirds of the elected voting members of the Division Executive Council shall constitute a quorum to conduct business outside of a meeting of the Division Executive Council. Any action taken outside of a meeting of the Division Executive Council must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the participating members.



ARTICLE IX -STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1. There shall be six (6) standing committees in the Virginia Division: the Executive Nominating Committee, the Finance Committee, the Relief and Welfare Committee, the Legislative Action Committee, the Jefferson F. Davis Memorial Committee, the Resolution Committee, and the Oakwood Restoration Committee.

Section 2. The Executive Nominating Committee, (Nominating Committee), shall be composed of the Brigade Commanders, and shall, where possible, be chaired by the immediate Past Division Commander. The duty of the Nominating Committee is to select nominees for those elected positions within the Division from among those members of the Virginia Division who are in good standing, and who are willing to serve in the position they are nominated for. The Nominating Committee must present its slate of nominees to the Division Executive Council at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Division Convention at which elections are to
be held.

Section 3. The Finance Committee shall be composed of individuals appointed from a representative sampling of the membership in the Virginia Division. The Finance Committee shall be appointed by the Division Commander and shall report to him on the financial condition of the Virginia Division. The Finance Committee shall have the authority to periodically audit the books of finance held by the Division Adjutant. In addition, the Finance Committee shall be responsible for handling all Ways and Means matters affecting the Division, and it shall prepare proposed annual budgets for the Virginia Division.

Section 4. The Relief and Welfare Committee shall be chaired by the Division Chaplain and it shall be composed of one member from each Brigade appointed by the Division Commander. The Relief and Welfare Committee shall investigate and evaluate all cases of hardship of Virginia Division members brought to its attention. The Committee shall report to the Division Executive Council in those cases where it recommends that relief be granted, and the Division Executive Council shall then consider and act upon such recommendations.

Section 5. The Legislative Action Committee shall be composed of and chaired by members of the Division, as appointed by the Division Commander. The Legislative Action Committee shall investigate and evaluate all legislative acts concerning matters of interest or concern to the Division, and recommend action thereon, all within the limits of Section 5O1(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Section 6. The Jefferson F. Davis Memorial Committee will be composed of and chaired by members of the SCV and will include a representative from each Brigade within the Division and may include a representative from the General Staff and each Army within the Sons of Confederate Veterans as well as one (1) representative from the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. It will be the responsibility of the committee to conduct a National Memorial Service to the Late President of the Confederate States of America each year at his Gravesite in Hollywood Cemetery on the weekend preceding or following his birth date of June 3rd. It will further be the responsibility of the committee to provide oversight of the Davis Family Square in Hollywood Cemetery to insure that it is perpetually maintained as a special place of beauty, sanctity and dignity. The Division commander shall appoint members to the committee. The committee shall have authority to raise funds in the name of the Committee for the improvement and protection of the family square as approved by the Davis Family and/or Hollywood Cemetery Official and for the purpose of conducting the annual Memorial Service.

Section 7. The Resolution Committee shall be chaired by the Division Parliamentarian and it shall be composed of one member from each Brigade appointed by the Division Commander. The Resolution Committee shall receive and review all proposed Resolutions and/or Division Constitutional Amendments brought to its attention.


Section 8. The Oakwood Restoration Committee will be comprised of and chaired by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It will be the responsibility of the committee to maintain and improve the Confederate Section of Oakwood Cemetery in the City of Richmond, Virginia to a standard befitting a national military cemetery. The committee will carry out the terms of any agreement(s) between the Virginia Division and the City of Richmond related to Oakwood. The committee will work diligently to ensure that each grave in the Confederate Section of Oakwood is properly marked with an upright individual gravestone in the apex design as provided by the Veterans Administration for Confederate Veterans. The committee is also authorized to properly mark any remaining Union graves in Oakwood. The Division Commander shall nominate members to the committee subject to approval by the Division Executive Council. The committee shall have authority to raise funds in the name of the committee for the improvement, maintenance, and protection of the Confederate Section of Oakwood and for the purpose of conducting appropriate memorial services related to the Confederate Section. Advisory boards for the purpose of ensuring historical accuracy and fundraising may be appointed by the Division Commander to aide the work of the Oakwood Restoration Committee. Appointees to these advisory boards may or may not be members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.



ARTICLE X -AWARDS

Section 1. The Virginia Division is empowered to make awards to individuals, organizations, and Division Brigades, Camps, and members.

Section 2. The Division Executive Council shall, in normal circumstances, be authorized to make awards on behalf of the Virginia Division and to select the recipients of them.

Section 3. The Division Executive Council is authorized and empowered to appoint an Awards Committee to recommend and administer awards, and to screen candidates and recommend recipients of them.



ARTICLE XI -RULES OF PROCEDURE

Section 1. The rules of procedure for the Division Convention and for all I Division Executive Council meetings shall be those set forth in Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, except as altered or waived by the Convention or by the Division Executive Council.

Section 2. At all meetings of the Virginia Division, members shall address each other as "Compatriot. " All members of Camps in the Virginia Division will annually recognize, honor, and celebrate the month of April as Confederate History and Heritage Month.



ARTICLE XII -FINANCE

Section 1. The revenue of the Virginia Division shall be derived from the annual membership dues and from such other sources as may be approved by the Division Executive Council. .

Section 2. An annual per capita assessment of an amount determined by the annual Division Convention shall be paid by each Camp for every camp member, with the exception of Real Sons, to the Division. Any change in the assessment voted by the Convention will be effective August 1 following the Division Convention. The Division Executive Council may recommend any change in the assessment.

Section 3. The annual per capita assessment shall be collected by the Division Adjutant, in whose custody it shall remain, and who shall assure that the monies collected are paid into the Division treasury no later than the time of the Convention.

Section 4. Division per capita assessments must be received from each camp 45 days before the Division Convention officially opens. Camps not paying the prescribed per capita assessment shall have no voice or vote in the affairs of the Virginia Division, and shall not be entitled to vote at the Division Convention.

Section 5. No debts shall be contracted for by the Virginia Division except with the approval of the Division Convention or the Division Executive Council. Expenditures cannot exceed financial resources.

Section 6. The finances of the Virginia Division are subject to audit and review by the Division Finance Committee.

Section 7. In the event of the dissolution of the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, all assets remaining after payment of authorized expenditures shall be distributed to the International Headquarters, Sons of Confederate Veterans, which qualifies for tax exemption as provided for by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, with no part to inure to any member or private individual.

Section 8, The Division Executive Council or Commander is prohibited from engaging in the sale or transfer of any real estate which may be gifted to the Division or may be acquired by the Division for the purpose of historical preservation without the express consent of the Division Convention. This section shall also apply to any rights in regards to the Confederate Section of Oakwood Cemetery located in the City of Richmond, Virginia. This section shall not apply to items or property purchased specifically for investment purposes or resale.

 

ARTICLE XIII -VOTING

Section 1. At Division Convention each Camp shall be entitled to cast one vote for each ten (10) members in good standing or for each fraction above four (4) members in good standing according to Virginia Division records 45 days before the Division Convention officially opens. In no event shall any Camp have less than two (2) votes.

Section 2. At Division Convention each Brigade of the Virginia Division shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote.

Section 3. In all questions submitted to Division Convention, the Chair (Division Commander) shall put the question for a viva voce vote. If the roll of Camps and Brigades (a Division of Assembly) shall be called for, then the Camps and Brigades shall be called in numerical order, the number of votes each is entitled to be stated, and the vote for or against the question announced by the chairman of each delegation. A simple majority vote will carry a measure.

Section 4. In case of any tie in vote at Division Convention, the Division Commander shall have authority to cast the tie breaking vote.



ARTICLE XIV -HEADQUARTERS CAMP

Section 1. Membership in the Virginia Division Headquarters Camp, the principal purpose for the establishment of which is to provide a means by which members who do not reside within a reasonable distance of an active named Camp may join this Camp and thereby receive the Reports of the Virginia Division Adjutant and other pertinent information which would not otherwise be obtainable. All members of the Virginia Division Headquarters Camp shall be subject to the payment of the same per capita tax paid by each active member and such additional dues as the Virginia Division Convention may prescribe. Payment shall be made individually by each member annually to the Virginia Division, SCV.

Section 2. The records of the Headquarters Camp shall be maintained by the Division Adjutant or an Assistant Adjutant appointed by the Division Executive Council.



ARTICLE XV -REMOVAL OF OFFICERS OR MEMBERS

Section 1. Officers and members may be removed from office and/or membership according to the provisions of the National Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.


Section 2. Any elected officer within the Virginia Division, including Division Executive Council members and Camp officers, may be removed from office for gross misconduct, nonperformance of duties, or engaging in any activities or actions that are detrimental to the Division or to the General Confederation.

Section 3. Removal of elected officers may be done by referral of specific charges to the Division Executive Council. The Division Executive Council is responsible for verifying the substance of the charges and determining their validity. At the time of referral of charges to the Division Executive Council, the accused officer must be notified in writing of all charges and specifications. After verification of the charges, the Division Executive Council shall hold a
hearing, as soon as possible, and no later than 90 days, at which the accused can defend himself against the charges. After the hearing, the Executive Council shall vote on the proposed removal. A two-thirds majority vote of all voting members of the Division Executive Council is required to remove an elected officer from office. A secret ballot may be used to conduct such voting. A transcript of all removal proceedings must be maintained by the Division Adjutant.

Section 4. Individual Division Camps are authorized and empowered to remove any of their elected officers from office for those charges referred to in Section 2 of this Article without the necessity of referring the matter to the Division Executive Council, as described in Section 3. In such a case, the individual Camp must use the removal procedures specified in Section 3, and a report of the removal proceedings must be submitted, to the Division Adjutant as soon as practicable.

Section 5. In unusual cases, the vote of the Division Camp Commanders may be required to be added to the vote of the Division Executive Council in effecting removal of an elected officer from office. In such a case, a two-thirds majority vote of this combined body shall be required to effect removal. An example of an unusual case would be the proposed removal of any elected member of the Division Executive Council.

Section 6. Appointed officers may be removed from office for charges referred to in Section 2 of this Article by the elected officer who appointed them.

Section 7. Division members may be removed from membership in the Division for charges specified in Section 2 of this Article by vote of the officers of the Camp in which he is a member, or by vote of the voting members of the Division Executive Council on referral of the matter by the Camp. Removal at either the Camp or Division level shall be done in accordance with the procedures specified in Section 3 of this Article. In gross cases, the Division Executive Council, may on its own, vote to remove a member for those charges specified in Section 2 of this Article. In all cases, a two-thirds majority vote of the officers of the Camp or of the voting members of the Division Executive Council is necessary to effect removal.


Section 8. Any Division officer or member may resign his office or membership on referral of charges for removal against that individual, and before voting action for removal by the Division Executive Councilor Camp officers involved. If a Division member so resigns his membership, he cannot be considered for future membership within the Virginia Division or the General Confederation.

Section 9. Transcripts of removal proceedings shall, in normal circumstances, be sealed for a period of not less than 25 years.

Section 10. Any officer or member removed may appeal this action to the members of the Camp or Division that undertook the action. Such appeal shall be borne by the individual affected. Appeals must be initiated within 90 days from date of removal. Pending appeal, the member affected will be carried on the membership rolls in a suspended state.

Section 11. In accordance with Article XV, Section 3, of the National Constitution, any member removed may appeal this action to the General Executive Council of the National Confederation.

Section 12. Any actions resulting in removal shall be reported to the National Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans as soon as practicable, for concurrence.



ARTICLE XVI -VACANCIES IN OFFICE

Section I. In those cases where there is a vacancy in office on the Division level (excepting the Division Commander, as specified in Article VI, Section 2) due to death, resignation, or removal from office, the unexpired term of office in that vacant position will be filled by a member of the Virginia Division in good standing appointed by the Division Executive Council.



ARTICLE XVII -AMENDMENTS

Section I. This Constitution may be amended at any Division Convention by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted to the Chairman of the Resolutions committee at least forty-five (45) days prior to the Convention and sent to each camp in good standing at least thirty (30) days prior to the Convention.



CONCLUSION

This Constitution is as amended through the Division Convention held in Suffolk, Virginia on the Twenty-Second day of April, 2006.

 

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