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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS AND STANDING RULES. PAT DEVINE -- CHAIRMAN. Revised as Adopted 2013 National Convention. CONSTITUTION of the AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY Department of Florida To Be Revised in the near future. When sending in C&BL revisions Send 2 copies, in entirety to

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CONSTITUTION

of the

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

Department of Florida

To Be Revised in the near future

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When sending in C&BL revisions

Send 2 copies, in entirety

to

DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN

Include RETURN address

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SAMPLE

Constitution/Bylaws/and Standing Rules of

John Q. Public, Inc., Unit #00

City, State Zip Code

American Legion Auxiliary

Department of Florida

Date

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C&BL MUST be read, voted on and approved at a regular

UNIT meeting, and must contain the following:

The Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules were read,

Voted on and approved at our regular meeting on

(date of regular Unit meeting)

Signature of Unit President, C&BL Chairman

and/or Secretary

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Reason for changes to C&BL

Eliminate the need to amend bylaws

Achieve the goal of amending bylaws only every decade

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Constitution - should rarely, if ever, change

Bylaws - The “bones” – fixed only when broken

Standing Rules – The “Skin” having the flexibility to change as often as desired

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Eligibility – wording change

From granddaughters, great granddaughters, etc. to

DESCENDANTS

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DUES

Only the amount of Dues will now be in

Standing Rules

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COMMITTEES

8 CORE Committees to remain in Bylaws

Americanism, Children & Youth, National

Security, VA & R, Membership

Constitution & Bylaws, Finance and Audit

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Resources:

Resources Available through Emblem Sales: http://emblem.legion.org

1. National Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules (Item 355.202)* - Revised 2013

2. Unit Handbook (Item 355.200)* - Revised 2013

3. Parliamentary Procedure (Item 755.203)**

Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised

(Item 855.300, 855.301)

*Items 1 and 2 may also be downloaded from National’s website, www.alaforveteran.org

** Item 3 is also available to be downloaded from National as “Basic Parliamentary Procedures”

How To Guides, Member Resources and Support Tools for Constitution and Bylaws can also be viewed and downloaded at www.alaforveterans.org - under Resources

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