Proposed Amendment to the Department of Michigan By-Laws #MiLegion

At the 2014 American Legion Department of Michigan Summer Convention the following By-Law Change is being proposed.

AMENDMENT 2014

Explanation of intended change:

Amendment 1 – Reasons for change:  In many past years, the Department has not had any or very few Posts participate in the various rituals and Color Guard competitions.  The Department parades have consisted of forming up and marching around a hotel parking lot and the parade has low participation.  Due to such low participation and financial concerns, the following is submitted:


AMENDMENT 1 – Submitted by Department Internal Affairs Committee

A proposed change to the State Constitution and By-Laws, Page 3-4, Article IV, Section 1, subsection f, which now reads:
            Americanism and Community Service
                        Subcommittee:  Law & Order
                        Subcommittee:  Scouting
            American Legion Baseball
            American Legion Boys' State
            Children and Youth
            Economic
            Education and Scholarship
            Finance/Personnel
            Internal Affairs
Subcommittee:  Constitution and By-Laws
Subcommittee:  Contest Supervisory
            Legislative
            Membership
            Michigan Leadership College
            National Security and Foreign Relations
                        Subcommittee:  Blood, Eye and Vital Organ Bank
                        Subcommittee:  POW/MIA
            Permanent Time and Place and Resolutions Assignment
            Post Development
            Public Relations
            Reconnect
            Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
                        Subcommittee: V.A.V.S./V.H.V.S.
                       
            To be amended by:
eliminating the Contest Supervisory subcommittee of the Internal Affairs Committee

            so that when amended, Article IV, Section 1, subsection f, shall read:
The following permanent Department Committees and Subcommittees are hereby authorized:
            Americanism and Community Service
                        Subcommittee:  Law & Order
                        Subcommittee:  Scouting
            American Legion Baseball
            American Legion Boys' State
            Children and Youth
            Economic
            Education and Scholarship
            Finance/Personnel
            Internal Affairs
Subcommittee:  Constitution and By-Laws
            Legislative
            Membership
            Michigan Leadership College
            National Security and Foreign Relations
                        Subcommittee:  Blood, Eye and Vital Organ Bank
                        Subcommittee:  POW/MIA
            Permanent Time and Place and Resolutions Assignment
            Post Development
            Public Relations
            Reconnect
            Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation

                        Subcommittee: V.A.V.S./V.H.V.S.

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The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

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