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Resolution: 2020-20
Title: Amend Article VIII, Department Executive Committee, Section 4 of the Department of Tennessee Constitution
Origin: Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee
WHEREAS, The Department Adjutant will schedule Orientation Classes to be conducted in the three Grand Divisions prior to the Annual Department Convention for convenience of travel for the newly elected Department Officers, to include the Department Senior Vice Commander; and
WHEREAS, The newly established Department Senior Vice Commander needs to be included for orientation in the current version of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Removing the appointed Membership Chairman; and
WHEREAS, All newly elected Department, Division, and District Commanders shall attend a scheduled orientation session; 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 VIII Department Executive Committee of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution, Section 4 shall read:  "Section 4. The newly elected Department Commander shall Call newly elected Department Senior Vice Commander, the Department Vice-Commanders and District Commanders to its first meeting immediately following the adjournment of the Department Convention.  At this time, the Department Commander will either hold an Orientation Session or schedule Orientation Sessions to be held in the three Grand Divisions.  If, the meetings are held in the three Grand Divisions, the newly elected Department Commander, the Department Senior Vice Commander, the three Department Vice Commanders and ten District Commanders, who were elected and installed during the most recent Department Convention for the ensuing year will be allowed round-trip mileage to and from the orientation site from the member’s respective Tennessee American Legion post of record.”