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SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

Resolution: SAL 2020-05

Title: Amend Article V Section 3 of the Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Tennessee Constitution

Origin: Squadron 146 Loretto

Submitted by: Bryan Hine

WHEREAS, The Sons of the American Legion, Detachment of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws were last revised June 2019; and

WHEREAS, The Sons of the American Legion National Constitution and Bylaws were last updated October 2019; and

WHEREAS, The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended at any Detachment Convention by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the registered delegates; and

WHEREAS, The current Detachment Constitution does not address a date for which Squadron Officers shall be certified to The Department; and

WHEREAS, The Department of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws calls for officers to be certified five days prior to the Department Convention; and

WHEREAS, The Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Tennessee shall conform with the Sons of The American Legion, National Constitution and Bylaws; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by Squadron 146, the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on February 6, 2020, recommends that Article V, Section 3 be amended to read as follows; Each Squadron shall be entitled to one vote for their Charter and one vote for each 10 members or major part thereof, as such membership is received by the Detachment not less than 30 days prior to such called Detachment convention. Any Squadron must have a minimum of ten paid members in order to be given such votes at the Detachment convention. Such Squadrons as have not paid ten memberships not less than 30 days prior to such called convention shall be ineligible to vote. Each Squadron shall be entitled to one vote per qualified delegate, and such qualified delegate shall be able to cast all votes applicable to his Squadron, providing that delegate is current in membership, his fee is paid as required, and delegate's squadron has certified current officers not less than five business days prior to the announced date of Detachment convention. When a registration fee shall be required and not paid by said delegate, then said delegate shall be ineligible to vote and his Squadron shall forfeit the right of casting their vote. Detachment votes designated as "at-large" votes may only be cast by such designated Detachment members, and in their absence, such "at-large" votes may not be cast by his Squadron.


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