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CONVENTION COMMISSION

MEMBERS OF COMMISSION AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE:  The Convention Commission shall have sixteen (16) members.  The members of the Commission shall be as follows:

Chairman – 1st immediate Past Department Commander

Vice Chairman – 2nd immediate Past Department Commander

Member – 3rd immediate Past Department Commander

Member – Department Commander

Member – Department Adjutant

Member – Department Finance Officer

Member – Department Commander’s appointee from the DEC

Nine (9) District members – elected at District Spring Conferences for three (3) year staggered terms.

RESPONSIBILITY:  The Convention Commission is responsible for planning and organizing the annual Department Convention.  The Commission will receive and consider bids from potential host cities.  The Commission is not responsible for selecting the site of the Convention.  Site selection is made by the delegates to the annual Department Convention.  The Commission shall draft the Parade Orders for the Department Convention and is responsible for establishing the rules for the Color Guard contests and floats and motorized vehicles.  The commission shall also be responsible for announcing and publishing the results of the contests.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS: 

Department Convention: Members of the Convention Commission are authorized mileage only for the purposes of conducting the Convention Commission meeting to receive bids.

Mid Winter Conference:  Members of the Convention Commission are authorized mileage only for the purposes of conducting the Convention Commission meeting for planning and budget.

In the event that additional meetings are required, Department Commander may so authorize said meeting upon the petition of the Chairman at mileage only.

The Department Commander shall annually appoint four (4) people to the Department Convention’s Credentials Committee (three members and one alternate).  Members of the Credentials Committee shall be authorized one (1) day for the purpose of certifying delegate strength to the Convention and maintaining the delegate strength register at registration.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND/OR DIRECTIONS:  The Chairman is required to provide a report of the Commission’s activities to the Fall, Mid-Winter, and Spring Department Executive Committee meetings and annually to the Department Convention.  The Chairman shall annually submit a proposed Commission budget to the Finance Commission before the Spring DEC meeting.


 

For more detailed information on The American Legion of Iowa Commissions and Committees, visit the links below:

 

Department Operating Structure (PDF)

Commission & Committee Members (PDF)

Commissions & Committees Web Page


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