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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE:  The Committee shall have eleven (11) members, a Chairman and a Vice Chairman and nine (9) District Chairmen.  The Department Commander shall appoint the Chairman and Vice Chairman annually and they shall serve from the time of appointment until the close of the following Department Convention.  The District Chairmen shall be selected by their respective Districts annually.

Department Vice Commanders shall serve as ex-officio members of the Membership Committee.

RESPONSIBILITY:  The Committee shall administer and implement the Department program for membership.  The Committee shall also develop and implement a program to establish new Posts in Iowa wherever the opportunity arises and to devise and implement a program of Post revitalization.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS:

  1. Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of attending the Internal Affairs Commission meeting and to report to the Department Convention.

  2. Mid Winter Conference:  The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of attending the Internal Affairs Commission meeting and to report to the Department Executive Committee.  The Vice Chairmen and Members shall be authorized for (1) day for the purpose of attending the Internal Affairs Commission meeting and assisting with registration.  The Committee shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

  3. Fall Meeting:  Fall meeting is typically held in conjunction with the Department Commander’s homecoming.  All members of the Committee are authorized to attend at mileage only.

  4. Past District Commanders’ Rally:  All members of the committee are authorized to attend at mileage only.

  5. Spring Meeting:  The Committee shall meet in the spring for budget and planning.  All members are authorized to attend at mileage only.

  6. In the event that additional meetings are required, the Department Commander may so authorize upon the petition of the Chairman. Reimbursement shall be at mileage only.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND/OR DIRECTION:  The Chairman is required to provide a report of the Committee’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 Committee 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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