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DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADOPTION

AMERICAN LEGION

POST 254

COLLINWOOD, TN

Resolution: 2018-25

Title: Amend Article VII Section 3 to the By-Laws of the Department of Tennessee

Origin: Sgt Donnie E. Horton Post 254

Submitted by: Stephen T. Weismann

WHEREAS, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws was last revised June 26, 2004; and

WHEREAS, Article VII Section 3, currently states, “No proposed amendment shall be submitted through the Department Adjutant to the members of the Department Constitution and By-Laws Committee and then to the Department Executive Committee and then considered by the Department convention, unless the proposed amendment shall have first received the formal endorsement of a Post.  Proposed amendments, received from a Post, must receive the formal endorsement of the Department Executive Committee prior to being presented to the Department Conventions for consideration”; and

WHEREAS, Article V Section 6 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution currently stipulates the Resolution Committee may initiate a resolution with the department Executive Committee; and

WHEREAS, Article VIII Section 1 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution currently stipulates the Department Executive Committee has administrative power between the Department Conventions; and

WHEREAS, Article II Section 1 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Bylaws states the Department Commander is the Executive head of The American Legion, as well as the Chairman of the Department Convention and the Department Executive Committee; and

WHEREAS, The Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee makes final recommendations to the Department Executive Committee for all proposed amendments to the Department Constitution and Bylaws; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by Post 254, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on October 4, 2018, That Article VII Section 3 shall read; Amendments may be submitted through the Department Adjutant to the members of the Department Constitution and By-Laws Committee and then to the Department Executive Committee and then considered by the Department Convention by the Department Commander, Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Resolution Committee or any other Department Committee without the proposed amendment first receiving the formal endorsement of a Post.  All other proposed amendments to the Department of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws, must first receive the endorsement of an initiating Post.  Proposed amendments, received from a Post, must receive the formal endorsement of the Department Executive Committee prior to being presented to the Department Convention for consideration.

 

This is to certify that the above resolution was adopted by Sgt. Donnie E. Horton American Legion Post 254 on October 4, 2018.

 


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