THE AMERICAN LEGION
Title: Add Article IX Section 12 of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee
Origin: Sgt Donnie E. Horton Post 254
Submitted by: Stephen T. Weismann
WHEREAS, Article IX Section 7 of the National Constitution states that each Department may prescribe the Constitution of its Posts; and
WHEREAS, The American Officers Guide and Manual of Ceremonies contains a suggested form for a Post Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee has not adopted a uniform constitution for all posts; 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 12 of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution shall be added to read: "Each Post shall adopt a Constitution and Bylaws. No provision of a Post’s Constitution and Bylaws may be in conflict with the National or Department Constitution and Bylaws. A copy of the Post’s Constitution and Bylaws together with any subsequent amendments, shall be filed with the Department Adjutant. Until such time as the Department Adjutant has received and recorded the copy of a Post’s Constitution and Bylaws, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws will be the governing document for that post."
This is to certify that the above resolution was adopted by Sgt. Donnie E. Horton American Legion Post 254 on September 5, 2019.