CONSTITUTION OF MAJOR ROBERT M. WHITE CAMP NUMBER 1250
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
TEMPLE TEXAS



ARTICLE I - NAME OF CAMP


SECTION 1. The Camp was chartered by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the 13th day of September, 1988 and shall be known by the name and style of The Major Robert M. White Camp, Number 1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans. This Camp subscribes to and shall be governed by Division and general organization of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Major Robert M. White Camp No. 1250 agrees to maintain a minimum of ten (10) members, and uphold the principles of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE


SECTION 1. The purpose of the Major Robert M. White Camp, in the name of a reunited country, is to have: an unquestioned allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America largely written and expounded by Southern men and always clung to by Southern people as 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 opposition to further amendment thereof. We adhere to the principals of the Great Charter of England granted at Runnymede, 1215 A.D., and the Anglo-Saxon rights and personal liberties transmitted to us 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, 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 Confederate Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, their wives and orphans; to urge, 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 of our heroic Confederate ancestors, who by their sacrifice perpetuated unto us and our descendents that glorious heritage of valor, chivalry and honor, which we now hold and venerate; and to instill into our descendents 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.

ARTICLE III - MEETING OF THE CAMP


SECTION 1. The Camp shall meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

SECTION 2. Meetings shall be held at a location determined by the Camp Commander. All members shall be notified of the meetings and location, no less than ten (10) days in advance.

ARTICLE IV - ELIGIBILITY


SECTION 1. All Members must meet the eligibility requirements of Camp No. 1250 as well as eligibility requirements outlined in Article Four of the Provisions of the Constitution of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

SECTION 2. All Camp Members must be a valid member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

SECTION 3. Interested persons who are not eligible for membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans may meet with the Camp as Associate Members, subject to membership approval by majority vote of Camp Members and payment of Associate Member dues. Associate Members shall not have voting rights in Camp activities.

SECTION 4. All Camp members and Associate Members must have an unquestioned allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America.

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS OF THE CAMP


SECTION 1. The elected officers of this Camp shall be: Camp Commander, First Lieutenant Commander, Second Lieutenant Commander and Adjutant-Treasurer.

SECTION 2. As deemed necessary by the Camp Commander, the Commander shall appoint the following officers: Judge Advocate, Surgeon, Historian, Color Sergeant, Chaplain, Quartermaster and Newsletter Editor.

SECTION 3. All of the above officers shall serve a term of one (1) year.

SECTION 4. An Executive Committee made up of the current Camp officers, all active Camp members that formerly served as a Camp Commander, and any other active Camp Members, as appointed by the current Camp Commander, shall serve to handle administrative responsibilities and make recommendations to the Camp membership. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once during the calendar year, or more frequently as deemed necessary by the current Camp Commander. 3

ARTICLE VI - ELECTION OF CAMP OFFICERS


SECTION 1. Election of officers shall take place no later than December 15th of each year.

SECTION 2. Terms of offices shall run from January 1st of each year.

ARTICLE VII - DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS


SECTION 1. Commander: Shall preside over each Camp meeting and represent Camp at appropriate SCV meetings and functions and at any public event.

SECTION 2. First Lieutenant Commander: In the absence of the Commander shall perform the duties of Camp Commander. Shall be responsible for all monthly programs presented at Camp meetings.

SECTION 3. Second Lieutenant Commander: In the absence of the Commander and the First Lieutenant Commander shall perform the duties of Commander. Shall be responsible for the recruitment of new members and other projects as assigned by the Camp Commander.

SECTION 4. Adjutant-Treasurer: Shall be responsible for all Camp records and maintain minutes of each Camp meeting. Will file any and all records required by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Adjutant-in-Chief. Shall be responsible for the collection of and disbursement of any and all Camp funds. Shall make a financial report at each Camp meeting. Shall be responsible for the publication of all notices to members.

ARTICLE VIII - CAMP DUES


SECTION 1. All Camp Members shall pay annual dues as determined by the General Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and local dues, as established by the Camp in December of each year.4


ARTICLE IX - PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS


SECTION 1. The Camp shall sponsor and support, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Historical study of the War Between the States
(b) Sponsoring field trips to War Between the States battle sites
(c) Marking the graves of Confederate servicemen
(d) Preserving and maintaining Confederate monuments and memorials
(e) Supporting and publicizing Confederate events and holidays

ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS OF CONSTITUTION


SECTION 1. No amendment of this Constitution either by alteration or addition shall be made except in the following manner:

(a) Notice of a proposed amendment must be sent to all active Camp Members twenty (20) days in advance of the next Camp meeting.
(b) The proposed amendment must be in writing, signed by the Camp Member proposing the amendment, and presented and read at the regular meeting of the Camp. It must be considered and amended, if necessary.
(c) A motion must be made by an active Camp Member and seconded by an active Camp Member.
(d) The amendment must be approved by a two-thirds vote of all active Camp Members present.
This Constitution is hereby accepted by the unanimous approval of the membership of the Major Robert M. White Camp, Number 1250, of the Sons of Confederate Veterans this the 13th day of September, 1988.

John C. Perry Commander
Bryan A. Gover Adjutant-Treasurer