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Resolution: 2020-32
Title: Amend Article IX, Post Organization of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee by adding Section 13
Origin:  Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee
WHEREAS:  Post homes that have a lounge, canteen or bars are recognized as important activities of a post; and
WHEREAS:  These facilities have the responsibility of maintaining effective lounge operations and efficient business management; and
WHEREAS:  It is necessary to provide certain standards for the use of these facilities; and
WHEREAS:  Not all facilities within the Department of Tennessee are alike; and
WHEREAS:  There are some commonalities that apply to all facilities within the Department of Tennessee; 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 IX, Post Organization, Department of Tennessee Constitution add a Section 13 that shall read;  "Post homes that operate a lounge, canteen, or bar should adopt and have posted the following House Rules:
  1. The following shall be admitted:
    1. All members of The American Legion showing current American Legion card and spouse or escort.
    2. All members of The American Legion Auxiliary showing current card and spouse or escort.
    3. All members of The Sons of The American Legion showing current card and spouses or escort.
    4. Guests if accompanied by an American Legion, Sons of American Legion or Auxiliary member showing current card.  Members are responsible for their guests and may not leave before guests.
  2. There shall positively be no drinking of any kind during the Legion meeting or drinks brought into the meeting room.
  3. No intoxicated member will be tolerated in the lounge, canteen or bar.
  4. Cashing of checks, credit or lending of lounge funds is strictly prohibited.
  5. Any members or guest removing, damaging, or destroying any property of The American Legion shall pay for damages.
  6. The employees or attendants on duty may refuse service to anyone who is in violation of the House rules.
  7. The steward or employee in charge shall have full authority to enforce house rules while on duty and may reject any member or guest for misconduct or violation of house rules.  The member may have right of appeal to the Post Executive Committee if necessary, to regain entry into the lounge, canteen or bar."