2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Chapter By-laws
ARTICLE †I NAME:
2nd Battalion 1st Infantry
Chapter, Americal Division Veterans Association.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE:
To promote friendship and
fraternal goodwill among all persons who served in the 2D Battalion 1ST Infantry
and in the Americal Division.
SECTION I MEMBERSHIP: Membership
is open to all who served in an assigned or attached status during any periods
with the Americal Division, or with the 2D Battalion
when those units were part of the Active Army. This includes World War II
(1942-12945), Korean War/Panama Canal Zone (1954-1956), Vietnam War
(1967-1972), or the Global War on Terror (2005- ). Eligibility for membership
also includes those who served with Task Force 6814 and Task Force
SECTION 2 DUES: Annual and
lifetime membership dues will be evaluated during the annual chapter meetings.
Dues will be payable January of each year. Any member, being duly notified by an
officer that dues are in arrears, will be placed on the inactive list within 30
days after notification. Reinstatement will be made when the member has
fulfilled his/her dues obligation.
SECTION 3 ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE: All
members in good standing in attendance at the annual chapter meeting are
eligible to vote in any matter duly brought before the membership body.
ARTICLE IV CHAPTER OFFICERS:
SECTION 1 ROSTER OF OFFICERS:
Chapter officers shall be as follows: Commander, Vice Commander,
Secretary/Treasurer, and 2 At-large council members.
SECTION 2 DUTIES:
Commander is responsible for the options of the chapter. He shall preside at all general meetings of the chapter. He shall
create such committees as is necessary for the conduct of chapter activities,
and he shall appoint the members to these committees. He shall receive and
check all records and reports submitted by other chapter officers or committee
Vice-Commander shall assist the Commander in the operation of the chapter. He
shall perform the duties of the Commander in the Commanderís absence. The
Vice-Commander reports to the Commander.
Secretary/Treasurer shall record the official minutes of the Chapter general
meetings. He shall maintain Chapter correspondence, files and membership
records. He shall receive, hold and disburse all monies for the Chapter. He
shall maintain such financial records so as to document their receipt and
disbursement. He shall notify members of their dues status and keep records of payment.
The Secretary/Treasurer reports to the Commander.
D. At-large Council Members shall be
involved in regards to all chapter related items that may arise between annual
chapter meetings requiring a decision affecting the chapter. They shall have
voting rights along with the 3 officers and are considered as members of the officers board. They shall perform duties to assist the Commander,
Vice-commander and Secretary as needed. They report to the chapter officers.
SECTION 3 TERMS OF OFFICE:
A. All Officers shall be elected
by majority vote of those present and voting at Chapter annual meetings. A term
of office begins immediately after the adjournment of the Chapter annual
meeting at which the election is held and runs for a period of two years or the
next chapter annual meeting following that two year period, whichever is first.
At-large council members shall be elected in the off year of the officer
elections to enable them to overlap any change at the officer level. At the
determination of the Commander, in the unlikely event there is no annual
chapter meeting, elections may be conducted by email
and mail, with the results dependent on the majority vote of those responding.
B. In case a vacancy occurs in any
of the elected positions, the Commander shall appoint a member to fill the
unexpired term until the next election.
ARTICLE V STANDING COMMITTEES:
SECTION 1 LIST OF STANDING
COMMITTEES: The only standing committee to exist will be the Finance Committee.
SECTION 2 MEMBERSHIP
Finance Committee shall be composed of the commander, vice-commander,
secretary/treasurer and the 2 at-large council members.
Finance Committee shall approve, by majority vote, all expenditures beyond the
routine banking, newsletter postal and office expenses of the chapter.
C. In case a vacancy occurs in any
of the Standing Committee position (except for ex officio members) the
Commander shall appoint a member to fill the unexpired term until the next
ARTICLE VI NEWSLETTER:
The Commander shall appoint a
Chapter Newsletter Editor(s). The Editor(s) shall publish the newsletter at
periodic intervals and distribute
primarily via electronic means.
1. METHOD: These By-laws may be
amended at the annual chapter †meeting by two-thirds vote of those
members present and voting.
2. DUE NOTICE: Draft amendments
shall be submitted to the Commander at least 60 days prior to the Chapter
annual meeting. The Commander, through the Secretary, shall provide members the
draft amendment for their consideration via postal or electronic communication
at least 30 days prior to the Chapter annual; meeting. No amendment shall be
considered without due notice.
VIII PARLIAMENT AUTHORITY:
The rules contained in the current edition of Robertís Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Chapter in all cases to which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Chapter may adopt.
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