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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

TRISH WARD

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2633 Shasten Street, Grove, Oklahoma 74344

(913) 786-9156

tbw_ksaux@yahoo.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE

Committee Member:

Carole Eck

No address

No telephone

No email

Committee Member:

Kelly Circle

5049 S Iris, Littleton, Colorado 80123

No telephone

kcircle@kive.com

 
DISTRICT CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHAIRMAN
District One Ashley Scheitler Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Betty Wright Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three Claudia Satterlee Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Lorene Oppy Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Marcella Storey Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Bonnie Axtell Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Doreen Farmer Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Marsha Weber Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Nine NONE Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page

The Constitution & Bylaws Program:

The Auxiliary's Constitution and Bylaws program informs and educates members of the American Legion Auxiliary on the importance and power of properly written, reviewed, and updated documents, policies, and procedures at all levels.  Constitution & Bylaws are the basis for governance of your department, district, county, and unit.  Preparing and adhering to updated Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules will ensure a more successful organizational process, and provide the structures to follow at all levels of our organization.

GUIDELINES FOR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURAL ITEMS
CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS The Constitution & Bylaws are the foundation of the organization. Form and content of the documents should be standard. The documents contain the most essential provisions relating to the organization, its name, purpose, membership, officers, meetings, govening board, committees, parliamentarian authority, and amendments to prescribe structure changes. This document has direct bearing on the rights of its members. The Constitution & Bylaws are the law of the organization and should be reviewed, but not changed every year. At a minimum, the documents should contain specific information regarding the primary characteristics of the organization, how the organizations is structures and functions, and include all rules that are so important that they cannot be changed without prior notice.
STANDING RULES The Standing Rules relate to the details of administration for an organization. They may be adopted by a majority vote. They may be amended or rescinded at any regular scheduled meeting with prior notification, by a majority vote, unless the bylaws stipulate otherwise, without prior notification by a two-thirds vote.
PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY The most recent editon of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised" shall govern this organization in all cases that are not in conflict with state statute, the consitution, the bylaws, or any special rules of order adopted by the organization.
RESOLUTION DEFINED A resolution is a formally written motion. A resolution may contain a preamble that lists the reasons for adoption. Each reason is listed as a seperate paragraph starting with the word "whereas." A resolution must have at least one "resolved" clause tht specifies the action or position being proposed. CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE RESOLUTION.
AMENDMENT DEFINED An amendment is a proposed change to the Constitution, Bylaws, Special Rules of Order, or Standing Rules. It is also used to modify a motion under consideration.

 

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Constitution & Bylaws Program Page: www.alaforveterans.org/Members/Constitution---Bylaws. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

 

Mid-Year Unit Reports are due to the District Chairman by December 5.

Mid-Year District Reports are due to the Department Chairman by December 15.

Mid-Year Department Reports are due to Division Chairman and National Chairmanby January 5.
Year-End Unit Reports are due to District Chairman by March 1. (Date might need to be adjusted depending the dates of District conventions.)
Year-End District Reports are due to Department Chairman by March 15.
Department Constitution and Bylaws Chairman's Year-End Report (Kansas Department Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23.
Year-End Department Reports are due to Division Chairman and National Chairman by May 15.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms" tab on this website's main navigation menu, then select "District Report Forms".
Kansas Program Action Plan Unit Report Forms can be referenced, by District, at the top of this page, or by visiting "Forms" (then select your District), on this website's main navigation menu.
How to Write a Resolution How to Write Standing Rules
How to Be an Effective Parlimentarian *** Sample Constitution and Bylaws***
Basic Parlimentary Procedure Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Rules- What's the Difference?
PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT, AND UNIT CONSTITUTIONS MUST BE CHANGED THIS YEAR TO UPDATE NEW MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Getting Started with Updating your ALA Governing Documents

 

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