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THE AMERICAN LEGION
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE
 
Resolution: 2020-13
Title: Amend Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee
Origin: Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee
 
WHEREAS, The Department Commander is elected annually to govern The American Legion Department of Tennessee; and
 
WHEREAS, Allowing the Department Commander to serve two annual terms could enhance the efficiency, productivity, and increase the stability of the office of the Department Commander; and
 
WHEREAS, Could reduce overall Department Commander Office expenses, by not having to re-purchase accessory items, i.e. legion cap, business cards, and badges; and
 
WHEREAS, Should offer increased mentoring for succeeding candidates; now, therefore, be it
 
RESOLVED: By the Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on February 8, 2020, That Article VII, Department Officers of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution shall read: “Section 1. At the Department Convention, a Department Commander shall be nominated and elected annually by the whole body, who cannot serve until properly installed at the same Department Convention. The Department Commander will be limited to two single year terms in office, and the terms must be served consecutively."


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