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AMERICAN LEGION
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE
 
Resolution: 2020-18
Title: Amend Article VIII, Department Executive Committee, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee
Origin: Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee
 
WHEREAS, The addition of the elected Department Senior Vice Commander position; and,
 
WHEREAS, The Senior Vice Commander shall be a Department Executive Committee voting member; and,
 
WHEREAS, As a Department Executive Committee voting member, the Senior Vice Commander shall be afforded the same privileges as the other Department Executive Committee members; now, therefore, be it
 
RESOLVED:  by Department Constitution and Bylaws Committee, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on February 8, 2020, Department Constitution Article VIII, Section 1 shall read: “Section 1.  Between Department Conventions, the administrative power shall be vested in the voting members of the Department Executive Committee, which shall be composed of twenty members, which include the Department Commander, the Senior Vice Commander, the three Department Vice-Commanders from the three Grand Divisions, the National Executive Committee Member, the Alternate National Executive Committee Member, the three immediate Past Department Commanders, and the ten District Commanders. Upon receiving a formal call-in from the Department Headquarters, the expense of the voting members of the Department Executive Committee, Department Judge Advocate, Department Sergeant-at-Arms shall be based on the mileage rate from the individual’s Tennessee American Legion Post, as authorized by the Department Executive Committee and will be allowed daily lodging for one day as authorized by the Department Headquarters Call.  Individuals must be present for rollcall and remain for the entire length of their respective Called meeting in order to be eligible for claiming expenses and a copy of the motel/hotel bill must be presented with the expense report in order to claim the authorized daily lodging.”


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