THE CONSTITUTlON OF
MENOMINEE AMERICAN LEGION POST 146
DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN
MENOMINEE, MICHIGAN 49858
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and good will on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity, the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
This Constitution and By-Laws approved and adopted this 10th day of April, 2022 makes void and supersedes any and all previous Constitutions and By-Laws of Menominee Post 146.
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Menominee American Legion, Post 146, Department of Michigan.
Section 1. The objects and purposes of this Post shall be to promote the principles and policies as set forth in the foregoing preamble, and the National and Department of Michigan Constitutions of the American Legion.
Section 1. This Post is a civilian organization, and membership therein does not affect or increase liability for military or police service.
Section 2. This organization shall be absolutely non-political and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principles, and the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking public office or preferment.
Section 3. Rank does not exist in the American Legion; no member shall be addressed by his or her military or naval title in any meetings of the Post.
Section 1. Eligibility to membership in this Post shall be as prescribed by the National Organization Constitution of the American Legion.
Section 2. Application for membership shall be made in writing under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Post Executive Committee.
Section 1. The administrative affairs of this Post, except as may otherwise be provided by the by-laws, will be under the supervision of the Executive Committee, which shall consist of 12 members to include the Commander, the three Vice Commanders, the immediate Past Commander, the Adjutant, the Finance Officer, five (5) members at large. Each member will have one vote concerning all matters of the Post.
Section 1. The officers of this Post shall be a Commander, three (3) Vice Commanders, Adjutant, Finance Officer, Historian, Chaplain, Judge Advocate, two (2) Sergeants-at-Arms, Immediate past Commander and such other officers as may be deemed necessary by this organization.
Section 2. The Adjutant shall be an appointed position. All other officers and Executive Committee persons shall be elected annually, and may serve up to two consecutive years. They shall hold office until their successors are duly elected, appointed, and installed.
Section 3. Every member of this Post in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in this post.
Section 4. The duties of the Officers of the Executive Committee and Standing Committees, should be in accordance with the current American Legion Officers Guide and Manual of Ceremonies and as further provided in the by-laws
Section I. The revenue of the Post shall be derived from the annual membership dues and from such other sources as may be approved by the Post Executive Committee.
Section 2. The amount of such annual dues shall be fixed, and determined by this Post.
Section 3. The Post shall pay dues for each member to the Headquarters of the National Organization and Department of Michigan.
Section 4: The Department Executive Committee shall require all Post Officers who handle funds to be insured under a fidelity and crime insurance policy to be furnished by an incorporated insurance company, which has been approved for this purpose by the National Adjutant. The expense of the insurance provided for herein shall be borne by the Post.
ARTICLE VIII·CHARTER MEMBERS
Section 1. Members who joined this Post prior to the issuance of the charter on November 11, 1947 shall be known as Charter Members.
ARTICLE IX-AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY AND
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
Section 1. This post recognizes an auxiliary organization to be known as the American Legion Auxiliary Unit of the Menominee American Legion Post 146, and a subsidiary organization known as the Sons of the American Legion Squadron of American Legion Post 146.
Section 2. Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit, and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron shall be made in writing as prescribed in the National Organization guidelines.
Section 3. American Legion Auxiliary Unit members, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron members in good standing shall be afforded all Post privileges, including Club privileges as permitted by the laws of the State of Michigan. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit and Sons of the American Legion Squadron, shall have 1(one) vote each on the Club Committee. The individual representing the American Legion Auxiliary Unit shall be the Unit President or an appointed member, and the individual representing the Sons of the American Legion Squadron shall be the Commander or an appointed representative.
Section 4. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit or the Sons of the American Legion Squadron, may have their Club privileges revoked for cause, by two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee
Section 1. This Constitution is adopted subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the National Organization, and the Constitution of the Department of Michigan. Any amendment that is in conflict with any provisions hereof shall be regarded as automatically repealing or modifying the provisions of this Constitution to the extent of such conflict.
Section 2. This Constitution may be amended at any regular Post meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members of said Post attending such regular meeting, provided the proposed amendment shall have been submitted in writing and read at the next regular meeting of said Post. A written notice notifying said members that at the next Post meeting a proposal to amend the Constitution is to be voted upon. Such notice shall be posted on the club premises at least ten (10) days in advance of the date when such amendment is to be voted upon.