Congratulations to our 2018 Elected Camp Officers elected at the November 4th, 2017 Camp Meeting
and Installed at the January 6th Camp Meeting:
Commander: Richard E. Straight, PCC
Sr. Vice Commander: Vincent M. Jockimo
Jr. Vice Commander: John Swarthout
Secretary: Leo McGuire, PCC
Treasurer: Robert Keough, PCC
Council #1: Robert Keough, PCC
Council #2: Leo McGuire, PCC
Council #3: Ray LeMay 111, PDC
The Winter 2016-17 and Summer 2017 Guidon Issues have been released, Read them here!!
(Left to Right: Front and Back of Challenge Coin)
General George H. Thomas Challenge Coins for Sale to Benefit the Restoration of Gen. George Thomas' Grave Lot
Price: $20.00 Each
Make your Check Payable to:
"Col. George L. Willard Camp No. 154, SUVCW"
You may place your order via regular U.S. mail to the attention of:
Col. George L. Willard Camp No.154 SUVCW
P.O. Box 13681 Albany,NY
In Memory of Brothers Albert J. Goodwin and Bro. Charles L. Berns
Bro. Albert J. Goodwin-(Life)
Regular Hereditary Full MemberLife Member
Oct 1976,Stephen H. Card, 7th Rgt. Vermont Vol.
Bro. Charles L. Berns
Regular Hereditary Full Member
Sept. 2010, 1st Sgt. Nelson O. Caryl, Co. B. 9th MI Vol. Inf.
Dear Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Visitors,
We want to you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
-The Officers of the Col. G.L. Willard Camp No. 154 SUVCW
Our New Meeting Location for 2016-2017:
The Watervliet Senior Citizens Center,
1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY
Our 1st Meeting at our New Meeting Location will be on September 10th, 2016
Bells Across New York for the G.A.R.
A Departnent Wide Event Instituted by the Department of New York SUVCW:
When: Saturday, April 9th, 12 Noon
Where: The Vanderheyden Bell, The Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY
Bells Across New York for the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery and Willard Camp 154, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) will be participating in a memorial event, Bells Across New York for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The presentation of our National Colors along with a ceremonial bell ringing and musket salute [by the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry Civil War reenacting unit] will done at noon on April 9 at the Vanderheyden Bell near the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel. The Friends and Oakwood Cemetery are cooperating with locations across the State to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the GAR by ringing a bell over a one minute period. The Grand Army of the Republic was formed by the Union Veterans of the Civil War (Army, Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutter Service) in order for them to maintain communications with each other and to give a political voice to the veterans. It was formed on April 6, 1866 on the principles of "Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty." Thus 2016 is the Sesquicentennial, or 150th, Anniversary of the formation of the GAR. The GAR advocated for Memorial Day as a National Holiday.
For More Information on this Department Program see the Press Release:
The G.A.R. Sesquicentennial Logo was created by our Brothers in the Col. George L. Willard Camp No.154.
This Logo is being made available for use on websites for the G.A.R. Sesquicentennial.
For Permission to use email our Camp Commander,
133rd New York Department Encampment
The Allied Orders Encampment of the G.A.R.with our 133rd NY Department Encampment;
The Annual Business Meeting of the NY Dept. SUVCW, ASUVCW. LGAR, and DUVCW.
When: Friday April 29th-May 1st, 2016
Where: Crowne Plaza of Suffern-Mahwah,,
3 Executive Blvd. Suffern, NY 10901
Brothers, Please Be Sure to Register and Get your Hotel Room.
Crowne Plaza of Suffern-Mahwah
3 Executive Blvd
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 357-4800
Fax: (845) 918-1475
Room rate is $120/night plus tax
Deadline for discount rate is April 8, 2016
Mention code “GAR” and add dates to get our Group Rate.
For Full Information on the Encampment
Congratulations on the Election of our Officers for 2016!
Bro. Raymond W. LeMay 111, PCC of the Willard Camp is Elected the Commander of the Dept. of New York
at the 132nd New York Department Encampment in Saratoga Springs, NY
Casual Camp Informal Summer Dinner Meeting
(Change of Location from Brown's Brewery to Valente's Restaurant)
Free Pizza and Soda (Brothers Only)
When: July 2nd, 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm
Where: Valente's Restaurant, 315 8th Street, Watervliet, NY (Back Room)
Congratulations to our Newest Eagle Scout Certificate Recepient
Jonah Amell of Rotterdam,NY
Presented: On May 30th, 2015 at Rotterdam, NY
Presentation made by (L-R) Bro. Jr. Vicr. Cmdr.-Patriotic Instructor Richard E. Straight and Bro. Commander Leo McGuire.
132nd New York Department Encampment, Saratoga Springs, New York
May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2015
Congratulations To Our Own Brother, Raymond W. LeMay 111, PCC
Elected as the 2015-2016 New York Department Commander!!
Beginning On February 7th Our Camp will be meeting at it's new meeting location:
The Upper Room, Grace Fellowship Church
(View of Grace Fellowship Church; Our Meeting Location)
Where Do We Meet?
The Upper Room
Grace Fellowship Church
20 Delatour Road, Latham, NY 12110
(The door to the Meeting Room is a Single Door near the end of the complex closest to Route 2.)
The Camp Officer Elections Results for 2014-2015, Elected at the November 2014, Camp Meeting.
Sr. Vice Commander-
Jr. Vice Commander-
Richard E. Straight
George F. Malinoski
Robert P. Keough, PCC,
David M. Dziewulski, PCC,
Raymond W. LeMay 111, PCC
Willard Camp 154's Brothers; The Welch Brothers at 2013 Saratoga CW Encampment
(Photo Courtesy of Bro. Jerry Orton, PDC, PCC)
2013 Annual Camp Memorial Day Services
Willard Camp 154's Annual Earth Day Event at Troy's New Mt. Ida Cemetery
The Camp Welcomes 2 New Brothers at January Meeting
New Brothers; Steven N. Rider, and Brother Victor R. Bent are Initiated as Brothers
Our Camp at the 2012 Troy Victorian Stroll
2013 Camp Officers Installed
2013 New Camp Officers Elected
Congratulations to Brother Robert Keough,
Elected Our 2013 Camp Commander!! And to All Elected Camp Officers for 2013!!
Sr. Vice Commander-David M. Dziewulski, PCC
Jr. Vice Commander-Arthur Young
Sec./Treas.-George F. Malinoski
Camp Council-Paul W. Grady, PCC, Raymond W. LeMay 111, PCC, David M. Dziewulski, PCC
May 30th: Traditional Memorial Day Ceremonies
Memorial Day Honors at Albany Rural Cemetery Soldiers and Sailors Lot
The Camp, held Ceremonies at Albany Rural and at the Troy Soldiers Lot at Oakwood Cemetery.
St. Agnes Cemetery Veterans Headstone Cleaning
Monday, May 28th, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
The Camp which consisted of the following Brothers and Friends:
Brothers Tim Mabee, Chuck Berns, Charles Walter,
Dave Dziewulski, John Swarthout, Leo McGuire, George Malinoski, Paul Cooney
and Frank Swarthout, Brother John Hilton and our faithful volunteers
Alysia Hamilton and Cameron Smith as well as St. Agnes Historian Kelly Grimaldi
The Volunteers as a Work Party helped Clean some 50 Civil War Veterans HeadStones at St. Agnes Cemetery for the Day.
Left: Stone before cleaning and rinsing with D2, Right: Stone after cleaning and rinsing with D2
Volunteers for the Day standing next to the new stone of our adopted veteran, Pvt. Alex Greenwald, Co. H, 43rd NY Inf.;
Brothers Tim Mabee, Chuck Berns, Charles Walter, Dave Dziewulski, John Swarthout,
Leo McGuire, George Malinoski, Paul Cooney, and Frank Swarthout
(Missing from the Photograph are Brother John Hilton and our faithful Volunteers Alysia Hamilton and Cameron Smith)
Cohoes Memorial Day Ceremonies; Prior to Cohoes Memorial Day Parade
West End Park, Cohoes, NY May 24th, 2012
(Photographs by: Barbara K. Keough)
Camp Commander, David Dziewulski, Leads the Camp Guard in Presenting Colors and Wreath as well as giving Remarks for the Cohoes Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Start of the Cohoes Memorial Day Parade.
(Photograph by: Marion Walter)
Our Brothers Playing as the "Iron Jacks" at the
Schoharie Valley Flood Victims Relief Benefit for the Town of Central Bridge
at Bethlehem Community Church, March 10th, 2012
The Camp Officer Elections Results for 2012, Elected at the December 2011, Camp Meeting.
David M. Dziewulski
Sr. Vice Commander-
Robert P. Keough
Jr. Vice Commander-
Raymond W. LeMay 111
George F. Malinoski
William J. Halpin, PCC,
Paul W. Grady, PCC,
Raymond W. LeMay 111, PCC
Our Last Camp Event of 2011; The Troy Victorian Stroll, December 4th
Bro. Malinoski discusses the U.S.S. Monitor with the Public during the Stroll.
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