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CONSTITUTlON OF

MENOMINEE AMERICAN LEGION POST 146

DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN

MENOMINEE, MICHIGAN  49858
       AUGUST 24, 2010

 

 

 

PREAMBLE

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America: to maintain

law and order: to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism: to preserve

the memories and incidents of our association in the Great Wars: to inculcate a sense of

individual obligations to the community, state and nation: to combat the autocracy of both

the classes and the masses: to make right the master of might: to promote peace and

goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice,

freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify out comradeship by our devotion

to mutual helpfulness.

ARTICLE I - NAME

Section 1.  The name of this organization shall be Menominee American        

Legion, Post 146, Department of Michigan.

ARTICLE II - OBJECTS

Section 1.  The objects and purpose of this post shall be to promote the principles

and policies as set forth in the foregoing preamble and the National and Department

Constitution of the American Legion.

ARTICLE III - NATURE

Section 1.  This post is a civilian organization and membership therein does not affect or

increase liability for military or police service.

Section 2.   This organization shall be absolutely non-political and shall not be used

for the dissemination of partisan principles for the promotion of the candidacy of any

person seeking public office or preferment.

Section 3.  Rank does not exist in the American Legion; no member shall be addressed

by his or her military or naval title in any meetings of the Post.

 

                                                ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

                      Section 1.  Eligibility to membership in this post shall be as prescribed by the

National Constitution of the American Legion.

Section 2.  Application for membership shall be made in writing under such

regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the post Executive Committee.

Section 3.  Any member of this post maybe expelled for cause by a two-thirds

vote of the Executive Committee after charges are preferred under oath in writing,

and a fair trial had upon the same. Said member shall be given reasonable notice

ogether with a copy of said charges and shall be given an opportunity to be heard

on their own behalf.

Section 4.  A two-thirds vote of the membership present in a Post meeting, and the

payment of current dues for the year, which the reinstatement occurs, may reinstate

any member who has been expelled or suspended from this Post for any cause to

membership.

Section 5.   The process for suspension or expulsion shall be in accordance with the

procedure provided in the Department of Michigan by-laws.

 

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS

 

Section 1.  The administrative affairs of this Post of the American Legion, except as may

otherwise provided by the by-laws, be under the supervision of the Executive Committee

which shall consist of the Commander, the three Vice Commanders, the immediate Past

Commander, the Adjutant, the Finance Officer, and five (5) members at large. The term of

office of members of the Executive Committee shall be for two (2) years. A representative

of the Auxiliary and S.A.L. shall be appointed every year. (This post, by its organization may

require)

Section 2.  The officers of this post shall be a commander, three (3) Vice Commanders,

an Adjutant, Finance Officer, Historian, Chaplain, Judge Advocate, two (2) Sergeants-at-Arms,

Immediate past Commander and such other officers as may be deemed necessary by this

organization.

Section 3.  All officers and Executive committee persons shall be elected every

two (2) years as provided in the by-laws and they shall hold office until their successors are

duly installed or as otherwise provided.

Section 4.  Every member of this post in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in this post.

Section 5.  The duties of the officers of the Executive Committee and the committee

persons shall be those usually appertaining to such office and as further provided in the by-laws.

Section 6.  Post Auxiliary and members of the sons of the American Legion shall have

one (1) member on each Committee of the Post. Each Auxiliary and sons of the American Legion

organization must elect their own representatives to those Committees, that said members of the

Post Auxiliary and the Son's of the American Legion, although being a member of committees of

this Post may speak at the same, but will have no vote on any resolution of said committee, with

this exception of the Post Bar committee.

 

ARTICLE VI-FINANCE

Section I.  The revenue of the Post shall be derived from the annual membership dues

and from such other sources as may be approved by the post executive committee.

Section 2.  The amount of such annual dues shall be fixed and determined by this post.

Section 3.  The post shall pay to Department Headquarters the National and Department

dues for each member.
 

ARTICLE VII·CHARTER MEMBERS

Section 1.  Members who joined this post prior to the issuance of the charter on

November 11, 1947 shall be known as Charter Members.

 

 

       ARTICLE VIII-AMERICAN LEGIOIN AUXILIARY AND
                  SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

Section 1.  This post recognizes an Auxiliary Organization to be known as the Auxiliary

Unit of the Menominee American Legion Post 146 and subsidiary organization known as the

Sons of the American Legion Pest 146.

Section 2.  Membership in the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legions shall he made in

writing as prescribed in the National Guild Lines.

Section 3.  Post Auxiliary senior members and Squadron members in good standing shall be

afforded all Post privileges, including club privileges if permitted by the laws of the State of

Michigan. The Auxiliary and Squadron must have one vote, as a collective group, on the body

or board that owns the license, this being the Executive Committee. The individual representing the

American Legion Auxiliary shall be the Unit President or an appointed member and the individual

representing the Squadron shall be the Commander or an appointed representative.

Section 4.  Post Auxiliary and members of the Sons of the American Legion club privileges may

be revoked for cause by two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee.

 

ARTICLE IX-AMENDENTS

Section 1.  This constitution is adopted subject to the provisions of the nation Constitution of the

American Legion and the department Constitution of the Department of Michigan, the American Legion.

Any amendment to said National Constitution and Department Constitution that is in conflict with any

provisions hereof shall be regarded as automatically repealing of modifying the

provisions of this Constitution to the extent of such conflict.

Section 2.   This constitution may be amended at any regular Post meeting by vote of two-thirds

of the members of said Post attending such regular meeting. Provided, that the proposed amendment

shall have been submitted in writing and read at the next preceding regular meeting of said Post, and

providing further, that written notice shall have been posted on the club. premises at least ten (10) days

in advance of the date when such amendment is to be voted upon, notifying said members that at such

a meeting a proposal to amend the Constitution is to be voted upon. 


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