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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

LINDA HICKS

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1523 N. 82nd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas 66612

(913) 579-8233

lhicks20@kc.rr.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE

Committee Member:

Linda Sullivan

917 W. Sunrise Drive, Wichita, Kansas 67217

(316) 619-9834

sullypsy@cox.net

Committee Member:

Tammy Thurston

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telphone

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DISTRICT CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHAIRMAN
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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 They may be amended or rescinded at any regular scheduled meeting with prior notification, by a majority vote, unless the bylaws stipulate otherwise, without prior notification by a two-thirds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 Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1, 2017.

Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the Department Chairman by December 15, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
Year-End Unit Report are due to Department Chairman by March 15, 2018.
Department Constitution & Bylaws Chairman's Year-End Report is due to Department Headquarters by April 23, 2018.
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?
. Getting Started with Updating your ALA Governing Documents

 

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