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  1. Our American Legion Post is governed by the Commander and an Executive Committee and the Real Estate Assets governed by a 7 person board of Trustees. The 7th Trustee member is the Commander by election to his post on the Executive Committee . We have established that if a Trustee is elected to the Post of Commander that he has to vacate his position on the Board of Trustees and another person must be elected for the balance of his vacated Trustee Term. We have a new situation that is coming up for vote. The President of the Trustees is also running for the Position of Finance Officer on the Executive Committee. Can he legally hold both positions? As the President of the Trustees he has check signing authority for Trustee purchases. As the Finance officer he would also have check signing authority for the Post checking account for operating expenses of the Post. Wouldn't this be a conflict of Interest? If elected as Financial officer would he have to vacate the position of Trustee??
  2. Please respond in Layman's Terms thanks Bob
  3. Our American Legion is headed by an Elected Commander and by and Executive Board. We also have a Board of Trustees that are responsible for the Real Estate. Six Members are elected as Trustees to 6 year terms and the Commander by virtue of his position is also the 7th member of the Trustee Board. Question, Does the Commander have a full vote? Several years ago this same question came up and this Forum stated that Commander does have a full vote as opposed to a tie breaking vote. We had in the past a case, where a Trustee serving a 6 year term was elected as Commander and by rules had to vacate his trustee position. Another member "A", was elected to fulfill the remaining 3 year term. However the elected Commander only served one year as Commander and then went back to his old trustee position for the remaining 2 years that were being served by the member "A". It is my understanding that once an Officer position is vacated, one cannot assume a previous office without being duly elected by the membership. Another issue regarding trustee 6 year terms is that sometimes a position is vacated in the 2nd year of a 6 year term and by special election a member is elected to a 1 year term instead of the remaining 4 year term. Then at the Annual Election the same Trustee's term is voted on as a new 6 year term, Shouldn't the elected trustee be allowed to fulfill the balance of the vacated 4 year term?
  4. Our American Legion recently held the annual election of officers. a 30 day notice is required. Does this notice have to be made by snail mail or can e-mail or newsletter be used in the notification process?