1260, THE AMERICAN LEGION
God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following
purposes: To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States
of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one
hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents
of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of
individual obligation: to the community, state and nation; to combat
the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the
master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard
and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and
democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship
by our devotion to mutual helpfulness .
Article 1 - Name
Section 1. The name
of this organization shall be Highlands Ranch Post #1260, The
American Legion, Department of Colorado.
Article 2 -
Section 1. The
objects and purposes of this Post shall be to promote the principles
and policies set forth in the foregoing preamble, and the National
and Department Constitutions of the American Legion.
Article 3 -
1. This Post is a civilian organization
and membership therein does not affect or increase liability for
military or police service.
2. This organization shall be absolutely non-political and shall not
be used for the dissemination of partisan
principles nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person
seeking public office or preferment.
Section 3. Rank does
not exist in The American Legion; no member shall be addressed by his
military or naval title in any meeting of this Post.
to membership in this Post shall be as prescribed by the National
Constitution of The American Legion.
Application for membership shall be made in writing under such
regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the Post
3. All applications for membership shall be acted upon at the next
Post meeting following the making of such application, and shall at
such meeting be accepted, rejected or referred for further
investigation and consideration. If a majority of the members cast
their vote against the acceptance of said application, then such
application shall be recorded as rejected.
Section 4. Any
member of this Post may be expelled for cause after complying with
Department of Colorado instructions.
Section 5. A member
who has been expelled or suspended from this Post for any reason may
be reinstated to membership by a two-third vote of the membership
present in Post meeting and the payment of current dues for the year
in which the reinstatement occurs.
Section 6. No person
who has been expelled by another Post, shall be admitted to
membership in this Post, without the consent of the expelling Post,
except that where such consent has been asked for denied by such
post, he/she may then appeal to the State Executive Committee of the
Department of the expelling Post for permission to apply for
membership in this Post, and shall be ineligible for membership until
such permission is granted.
Article 5 -
1. The administrative affairs of this Post of The American Legion
shall, except as may be otherwise provided by the By-Laws, be under
the supervision of an Executive Committee,
shall consist of three members in addition to the officers of the
The term of office of members of the Executive Committee shall be for
one year. This Post, by its By-Laws, may provide for such other
standing committees as the business of the organization may require.
2. The officers of this Post shall be: Commander, two
Vice-Commanders, an Adjutant, a Finance officer, a Post Historian, a
Post Chaplain, a Sergeant-At-Arms, and such other officers as may be
deemed necessary by this organization, who shall be nominated
from the floor at the meeting preceding
the annual election.
3. All officers and Executive Committee persons shall be elected
annually and they shall hold office until their successors are duly
installed or as otherwise provided.
Any officer or Executive Committee person may be removed for
inefficiency by the Executive Committee, a two-thirds vote of said
committee being necessary to effect such removal.
Section 4. Every
member of this Post in good standing shall be eligible to hold office
in this Post.
5. The duties of officers and the Executive Committee persons shall
be those usually appertaining to such officers
and committee persons
and as further provided in the By-Laws.
Article 6 -
Section 1. The
revenues of this Post shall be derived from membership or initiation
fees, from annual membership dues and from such other sources as may
be approved by the Post Executive Committee.
Section 2. The
amount of such membership or initiation fees and the amount of such
annual Post dues shall be fixed and determined by this Post.
Section 3. This Post
shall pay to Department Headquarters the National and Department
annual membership dues for every member of the Post.
Article 7 -
American Legion Auxiliary
Section 1. This Post
recognizes an auxiliary organization to be known as the Auxiliary
Unit of Highlands Ranch Post 1260, The American Legion.
2. Membership in the Auxiliary
shall be as prescribed by the National Constitution of The American
Article 8 -
Section 1 This
Constitution is adopted subject to the provisions of the National
Constitution of The American Legion and of the Department
Constitution of the Department of Colorado, The American Legion.
to said National Constitution or Department Constitution which is in
conflict with any provisions hereof shall be regarded as
automatically repealing or modifying the provisions of this
Constitution to the extent of such conflict.
2. This Constitution may be amended at any regular Post meeting by a
vote of two-thirds of the members of said Post attending such regular
meeting, providing that the proposed amendment shall have been
submitted in writing and read at the next preceding regular meeting
of said Post, and providing, further, that written notice shall have
been given to all members at least seven
days in advance of the date when such amendment is to be voted upon,
notifying said members that at such meeting a proposal to amend the
Constitution is to be voted upon.
HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING CONSTITUTION, CONSISTING OF THREE
PAGES IS THE CONSTITUTION OF HIGHLANDS RANCH POST #1260, THE AMERICAN
LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF COLORADO WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AT THE GENERAL MEETING ON THE____DAY
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