THE AMERICAN LEGION
Title: Amend Article IX Section 10 of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee
Origin: Sgt Donnie E. Horton Post 254
Submitted by: Stephen T. Weismann
WHEREAS, Article IX Section 10 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution states that all officers of the Post shall be elected and certified to the Department Adjutant not later than five days prior to the announced dates of the Department Convention; and
WHEREAS, The American Legion is a voluntary veterans service organization; and
WHEREAS, Nomination for officers shall take place in a regular meeting one month prior to Post elections; and
WHEREAS, No member should be unknowingly obligated to voluntary service; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by Post 254, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on September 5, 2019, That Article IX Section 10 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution shall read; "All officers of the Post for the ensuing year shall be elected and certified to the Department Adjutant not later than five days prior to the announced dates of the Department Convention. Post members must be present or give intent to accept nomination for all officer positions. Certification to be made on forms furnished or prescribed by the Department; provided that no delegate of any Post shall be seated until such election and certification."
This is to certify that the above resolution was adopted by Sgt. Donnie E. Horton American Legion Post 254 on September 5, 2019.