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DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS

 

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Publications

Department Orders

Department Encampment Proceedings

Department Council Meeting Minutes

 

PUBLICATIONS

DEPARTMENT BYLAWS (Effective 02/17/2016)

DEPARTMENT POLICIES

2005-01 Policy for Declaring a Period of Mourning Within the Department of Kansas

2012-01 Policy for Use of Council Electronic Meeting Room Within the Department of Kansas

2013-01 Policy for Websites, Social Media Pages and Groups Within the Department of Kansas

 

DEPARTMENT PROCEDURES

Organizing a New Camp Within the Department of Kansas

 

 

DEPARTMENT ORDERS

 

Department Orders are grouped by the issuing Department Commander and term of office. These orders are viewable directly on the website. The orders issued by previous commanders are combined into a single .PDF file for that year. This format will require Adobe Reader in order to view them.

2015-2016 Commander Kent M. Melcher

Order No. 1 01/10/2015 Announcement of Elected and Appointed Officers

Order No. 2 01/10/2015 Appointment of Standing Committee Bylaws Committee

Order No. 3 01/10/2015 Wear of Elected Department Officer Badge by the Elected Department Officers

Order No. 4 01/10/2015 Establishment of Special Committee Vision Committee

 

2014-2015 Commander Rocky L. Bartlow (Second Term)

2014-2015 series in .pdf format

2013-2014 Commander Rocky L. Bartlow (First Term)

2013-2014 series in .pdf format

2012-2013 Commander Roy A. Lafferty (Third Term)

2012-2013 series in .pdf format

2011-2012 Commander Roy A. Lafferty (Second Term)

2011-2012 series in .pdf format

2010-2011 Commander James R. Knopke (Second Term)

2010-2011 series in .pdf format

2009-2010 Commander James M. Converse

2009-2010 series in .pdf format

2008-2009 Commander Craig A. Sundell

2008-2009 series in .pdf format

2007-2008 Commander Roy A. Lafferty (First Term)

2007-2008 series in .pdf format

2006-2007 Commander Randal L. Durbin

2006-2007 series in .pdf format

2005-2006 Commander James R. Knopke (First Term)

2005-2006 series in .pdf format

2004 - 2005 Commander Thomas E. Schmidt

2004-2005 series in .pdf format

2003 - 2004 Commander Kenneth R. Spurgeon

2003-2004 series in .pdf format

2002- 2003 Commander Alan L. Russ

2002-2003 series in .pdf format

2001 - 2002 Commander Randall M. Thies

2001-2002 series in .pdf format

2000 - 2001 Commander Kenneth Strader

No Department Orders were published by Commander Strader

1999 2000 Commander Franklin C. Bergquist

No Department Orders were published by Commander Bergquist

1998 1999 Commander Dean K. Speaks (Third Term)

1998-1999 series in .pdf format

1997 1998 Commander Dean K. Speaks (Second Term)

1997-1998 series in .pdf format

1996 1997 Commander Dean K. Speaks (First Term)

1996-1997 series in .pdf format

 

DEPARTMENT ENCAMPMENT PROCEEDINGS

 

The following files contain the proceedings of the indicated Department Encampments. These proceedings are the official record of the encampment.

19th ENCAMPMENT January 10, 2015, Rocky L. Bartlow, Commander

18th ENCAMPMENT January 11, 2014, Rocky L. Bartlow, Commander

17th ENCAMPMENT January 12, 2013, Roy A. Lafferty, Commander

16th ENCAMPMENT April 28, 2012, Roy A. Lafferty, Commander

15th ENCAMPMENT April 30, 2011, James R. Knopke, Commander

14th ENCAMPMENT April 24, 2010, James M. Converse, Commander

13th ENCAMPMENT April 25, 2009, Craig A. Sundell, Commander

12th ENCAMPMENT April 26, 2008 Roy A. Lafferty, Commander

11th ENCAMPMENT April 28, 2007, Randal L. Durbin, Commander

10th ENCAMPMENT April 22, 2006, James R. Knopke, Commander

9th ENCAMPMENT April 23, 2005, Thomas E. Schmidt, Commander

8th ENCAMPMENT April 24, 2004, Kenneth R. Spurgeon, Commander [Note 1]

7th ENCAMPMENT April 26, 2003, Alan L. Russ, Commander

6th ENCAMPMENT April 27, 2002, Randall M. Thies, Commander

5th ENCAMPMENT April 7, 2001, Kenneth D. Strader, Commander

SPECIAL ENCAMPMENT April 7, 2001, Kenneth D. Strader, Commander

4th ENCAMPMENT April 29, 2000, Franklin C. Bergquist, Commander

3d ENCAMPMENT May 8, 1999, Dean K. Speaks, Commander [Note 1]

2nd ENCAMPMENT April 25, 1998, Dean K. Speaks, Commander [Note 1]

1st ENCAMPMENT February 22-23, 1997, Dean K. Speaks, Commander

SPECIAL ENCAMPMENT August 1996, Dean K. Speaks, Acting Commander

 

Note 1: Minutes/proceedings for this encampment are not available to be posted.

 

DEPARTMENT COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

 

The following files contain the official minutes of Department Council meetings. The Fall Council Meeting is normally held on the third Saturday in October. The Department Bylaws were amended in 2012 to eliminate the requirement for the Spring Council meeting. The following minutes are the official records of the various meetings.

2014-2015

2014 FALL COUNCIL MEETING October 18, 2014, Mine Creek Battlefield, Pleasanton

POST-ENCAMPMENT COUNCIL MEETING January 11, 2014, Emporia

2014-2015 ELECTRONIC BOARD ROOM

2013-2014

2013 FALL COUNCIL MEETING October 19, 2013, Emporia

2013-2014 ELECTRONIC BOARD ROOM

2012-2013

2012 FALL COUNCIL MEETING October 20, 2012, Emporia

2012-2013 ELECTRONIC BOARD ROOM

2011-2012

2012 SPRING COUNCIL MEETING March 10, 2012, Emporia

2011 FALL COUNCIL MEETING January 14, 2012, Emporia

2011-2012 ELECTRONIC BOARD ROOM

2010-2011

2011 SPRING COUNCIL MEETING March 12, 2011, Lawrence

2010 FALL COUNCIL MEETING October 16, 2010, Emporia

 

 

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