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The American Legion, approved by an act of
congress, is a   social and armed forces. The organization
was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after
World War I,.. The group has nearly 3 million members in
A Post is the basic unit of the American Legion and
usually represents a small geographic area such as a single
town or part of a county.

A Post is used for formal business such as meetings and  
a coordination point for community service projects.  A Post
member is distinguished by a navy blue garrison cap with
gold piping.

NY Legion Post 50 of Pelham, New York,
Westchester County
was established in  October 1923 ,  
dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead
high-quality lives with respect and dignity.We accomplish this
by ensuring that veterans and their   families,  can access the
full range of benefits available

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:
We are a small post, we do not even have a building, and yet
we support a Boy Scout Troop  (1), we have scholarships,
sponsor  Boys State, and promote Americanism . We
participate in several military ceremony. In short, we are a
little post with a big agenda.
Bob Boddie
                                                    CONSTITUTION OF
                                    WESTCHESTER COUNTY COMMITTEE
                                            THE AMERICAN LEGION
                                     DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK

PREAMBLE
For 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 good will 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 I-NAME

Sec. 1. The name of this organization shall be the Westchester County Committee, The
American Legion, Department of New York.
Sec. 2. The headquarters of the Westchester Comity Committee, The American Legion,
Department of New York, shall be located in Westchester Comity, New York at such local
address as may be fixed each year by the Executive Committee on recommendation from the
County Commander.
ARTICLE II - NATURE
Sec. 1. The Westchester County Committee, The American Legion, Department of New York is
a civil organization. Membership therein does not affect or increase liability for military service.
Rank does not exist. No member shall be addressed by his or her military title at any meeting or
convention of this organization.
Sec. 2. The Westchester County Committee, The American Legion, Department of New York
shall be non-political and non-sectarian, and shall not be used for dissemination of partisan
principles nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking political office or
preferment.
Sec. 3. Each member shall perform his or her duty as a citizen according to his or her own
conscience and understanding.
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ARTICLE III - ELIGIBILITY
Sec. 1. Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member
of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States of America
and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917 to
November 11, 1918; December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946; June 25, 1950 to January 31,
1955; February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984; December 20, 1989
to January 31, 1990; August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the
Government of the United States of America; or on such other dates as may be at any time
hereafter established by the United States Government; all dates inclusive. Or, who, being a
citizen of the United States at the time of his or her entry therein, served on active duty in the
Armed Forces of any of the Government associated with the United States during any of said
periods; provided, however, that such service terminated by honorable discharge or honorable
separation, or continues honorably during or after any of said periods; provided further, that no
person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of such periods,
refuses on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself or herself to military
discipline or unqualified service. (Members of the US Merchant Marine serving between
December 7,1941 and December 31,1946 shall also be eligible for membership.)
ARTICLE IV-ADMINISTRATION

Sec. 1. The Westchester County Committee (“County Committee”) shall consist of one delegate
and one alternate duly elected from each Post in the county plus one delegate and one alternate
for each 100 members of the Post, or major fraction thereof, so elected.
Sec. 2. Upon organization each Post shall elect its delegates to the county committee.
Thereafter, as the membership of the Post increases, it shall elect such additional delegates to the
County Committee as it is entitled to under the Department constitution and shall certify to the
County Committee, over the signature of the county commander and county adjutant, the number
of its paid-up members entitling it to such additional representation.
Sec. 3. There shall be an Executive Committee of County Committee (“Executive Committee”)
which shall consist of the elected county officers as hereinafter mentioned, in Article I
Sections 1 through 9 of the by-laws; (i.e.) County Commander, County Vice Commander,
County Adjutant, County Treasurer, County Judge Advocate, County Chaplin, County Historian,
County Service Officer, and County Sergeant-At-Arms.
Sec. 4. The Comity Committee shall pass on all applications for Post charter and the proposed
constitution and by-laws of each Post, both subject to further action by the Department of New
York.
Sec. 5. The County Committee (Executive Committee) shall make recommendations to the
Department of New York regarding the revoking of Post charters.
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Sec. 6. The Executive Committee, on recommendations from the commanders, shall appoint an
adjutant, sergeant-at-arms, service officer, and judge advocate, and such committee chairmen as
may be deemed necessary, who shall hold office for one year or until his or her successor is
appointed and qualifies.
Sec. 7. Vacancies in any county office, except county commander, shall be filled by the
Executive Committee, on recommendation from the County Commander, for the un-expired
term. In filling the vacancy in the office of County Commander, the Executive Committee,
without further recommendation, shall make the appointment from among the vice commanders.
Sec. 8. All elective officers / Executive Committee members shall be elected for one year which
term shall commence on the date of their installation which shall take place at the County
Convention in which they were elected.

ARTICLE V~ LOCAL UNIT
Sec. 1. The local unit shall be the Post.
Sec. 2. Those who desire to form a Post headquartered in Westchester County shall submit to the
County Committee, or to The American Legion, Department of New York, an application for
charter properly executed by the proposed charter members. If submitted to the County
Committee, and approved, the application shall be forwarded for approval to The American
Legion, Department of New York. Upon such further approval, the charter will be issued by the
National Commander and National Adjutant, and countersigned by the Department Commander
and Department Adjutant.
Sec. 3. Each Post shall submit copies of their Post constitution and by-laws and all amendments
thereto, to the County Committee for approval prior to review for approval by The American
Legion, Department of New York.
Sec. 4. The County Committee may, at any time, prescribe such further provisions to the Post
constitution and by-laws as it deems advisable, provided such provisions be approved by The
American Legion, Department of New York; whereupon, the Post shall adopt the additional
provisions forthwith.
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AR TICLE VI - FINANCE
Sec. 1. The annual dues to the National, Department, District, County, and any intermediate
organizations shall be collected by each Post and expeditiously forwarded to Department. The
amount of Department dues shall be as established at the previous Department Convention. Two
dollars of the total of any such dues shall be placed by department in its rehabilitation fund to be
used for that purpose only. From such dues. Department shall pay to the National, District,
County, and intermediate organizations the required sums for each of its members.
Sec. 2. Annual dues to its District organization shall be paid by the County Committee as
provided for in the District By-laws.

ARTICLE VII- CHANGE OF RESIDENCE
Sec. 1. Any member in good standing of a Post in this County, removing himself there from,
shall be entitled to a certificate from his or her Post stating their membership and the duration
thereof, and the date of payment of his or her dues.
ARTICLE VIII - SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
Sec. 1. The Sons of The American Legion of the Westchester County Committee shall be
organized in accordance with the provision of the National and Department Constitution and By-
laws and shall be governed by such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the National
Executive Committee and approved by Department.
Sec. 2. Eligibility: A Son; A Grandson; A Great-grandson; A Stepson; or an adopted son,
of a veteran who served during the eligibility dates set forth for members of the American
Legion.
ARTICLE IX-AMENDMENTS
Sec. 1. Amendments to this constitution shall be amended at any regular meeting of the County
Committee, by a two-thirds vote of the members of said committee, entitled to vote thereon,
provided, however, that such proposed amendment has been read at and recorded in the minutes
of the regular meeting held during the previous month and a copy thereof has been mailed to each
Post in Westchester County, in good standing, twenty days prior to the meeting of said
committee, at which said proposed amendment is acted upon and adopted.
Sec. 2. The By-laws to this constitution may also be amended at the County Convention, by a
two-thirds vote of the accredited delegates, provided, however, that such proposed amendment
has been read at and recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the Comity Committee, held not
less than thirty days prior to such Convention, and a copy thereof has been set forth in the
convention call.
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Sec.3 Amendments to this Constitution may be otherwise made at the Annual County
Convention by unanimous vote without notice.
Sec.4 Amendments to the Constitution may also otherwise be made at two consecutive regular
meetings of the County Committee or at the Annual County Convention, by a two-thirds vote of
the total representation authorized to vote thereat, provided the proposed amendment shall have
been submitted to the Posts of this County Committee by mail, or email or in person service, at
least twenty (20) days prior to the convening of such regular meeting or County Convention.
Sec.5 Any Amendments/Revisions to this Constitution shall not take effect until first being
approved by the Department Executive Committee.

BY-LAWS OF
WESTCHESTER COUNTY COMMITTEE
THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK
ARTICLE I - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Sec. 1. COUNTY COMMANDER. The County Commander shall be the executive head of the
Westchester County Committee, (“County Committee”) Department of New York, 9™ District,
with full power to enforce the provisions of the County Constitution, County By-laws and the
will of the Annual County Convention. He is a member ex-officio of all committees of this
organization. He shall be chairman of the Annual County Convention and of the Westchester
County Executive Committee, (“Executive Committee”) and shall perform such other duties as
are usual and incident to the office.

Sec. 2. COUNTY VICE COMMANDER. The County Vice Commander shall act as
representatives of the County Commander on all matters referred to them by the Commander and
at his request preside over meetings of the Annual County Convention and the Executive
Committee, and perform such other duties as are usual and incident to the office.

Sec. 3. COUNTY ADJUTANT. The County Adjutant shall give due notice of all meetings of
the County Committee, Executive Committee, and the Armful County Convention; conduct the
correspondences; keep all records of the County Committee including lists of names, addresses,
and membership numbers of all Posts within the County Organization along with lists of officers,
members, and committee persons of the County Committee; take and preserve for his or her
successor the minutes of all meetings including the County Convention; furnish to the County
Treasurer the names and addresses of the Post Officers, and the Post addresses in the County;
notify each officer and committeeperson of their election to the County Committee; summon the
County Executive Committee to elect a Commander in the event of the death or resignation of
the County Commander; and perform such other duties as are usual and incident to the office.

Sec. 4. COUNTY TREASURER. The County Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds of
the County Committee; shall sign all checks disbursing the funds of the county, as directed by the
County Commander, the County Committee, or the Executive Committee, (any checks over the
sum of $1,000.00 shall have a second signature of a duly authorized signatory of any such
account); furnish up to date reports on the condition of the treasury, and of any de jure or de facto
subsidiary organizations or accounts, when called for by the County Commander; shall ensure at
all times, two (2) other members of the Executive Committee are eligible signatures on such
account; fully respond to the requests of the Audit Committee for All such information and
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reports in furtherance of its annual audit; furnish a surety bond, paid for by the County
Committee, for double the average amount of money handled in a single year; and perform such
other duties as are usual and incident to the office.

Sec. 5. COUNTY JUDGE ADVOCATE. The County Judge Advocate shall advise the county
officers and the Executive Committee of all legal matters including the construction and
interpretation of the County, District, Department, and National Constitution and By-laws, whose
rulings shall be binding unless overruled by the Department Judge Advocate, and shall perform
such other duties as are usual and incident to the office. He shall be an ex-officio member of the
County Resolutions committee and of the committee on Constitution and By-Laws.

Sec. 6. COUNTY CHAPLAIN. The County Chaplain shall perform such divine and non-
sectarian services as may be required, adhering to such ceremonial rituals as may, from time-to-
time be recommended by the National or Department Organizations.

Sec. 7. COUNTY HISTORIAN. The County Historian shall collect all records and data of
value and interest to the County Committee and compile a complete history of the year’s
activities of the County Committee; shall assist Post historians to coordinate and unify their
duties; and perform such other duties as the Commander or Executive Committee shall prescribe.

Sec. 8. COUNTY SERVICE OFFICER. The County Service Officer shall assist all comrades
pertaining to the prosecution of all just claims against the United States or State Governments, in
employment, relief, and other worthy cases; and perform such other duties as are usual and
incident to the office.

Sec. 9. COUNTY SERGEANT AT ARMS, shall be in charge of and responsible for the proper
care and display of the colors at all meetings of this organization, and he shall, subject to the
control and direction of the presiding officer at all meetings of this organization, maintain order
and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the County Commander from time to
time.
ARTICLE II - ELIGIBILITY
Sec. 1 Any member in good standing of any Post of The American Legion in good standing, in
Westchester County, New York, shall be eligible to election or appointment to the offices
provided for in Article V of the constitution and as members of the Executive Committee and
any standing or special committee, except as provided in the constitution of this organization.
ARTICLE III-COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sec. 1. Subject to the provisions of the County Constitution, the Executive Committee, on
recommendation of the County Commander, shall fill any vacancy within the County Executive
Committee for the remainder of the un-expired term.
Sec. 2. The Executive Committee shall meet on at least 5 days previous written notice to all of
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its members by the County Commander or County Adjutant, by direction of the County
Commander upon the written request, filed with the County Adjutant, of a majority of the
members of the committee.

Sec. 3. Special meetings of the County Executive Committee shall be called by the County
Adjutant, upon the written request of six members of said committee. The time and place of such
meeting shall be designated by the County Adjutant, and notice of such time and place shall be
set forth in the notice of the meeting.

Sec. 4. Six members shall constitute a quorum at all County Executive Committee meetings.
(AMMEMNDED At County Convention June 2018)
Sec. 5. The County Executive Committee shall have the same powers as the full County
Committee between regular meetings of the County Committee, and at such times as the full
County Committee is not in session unless such powers are limited by these Constitution and By-
laws or the Constitution and By-laws of Department or National.
ARTICLE IV - COUNTY STANDING COMMITTEES

Sec. 1. The standing committees of the County Committee shall be Americanism, Membership,
Children and Youth, Veterans‘ Services, Finance, Publicity, Credentials, Conventions, Boys
State, Welfare, Post Applications for Charters, Post constitution and By-laws, Audit, American
Legion College and such other Standing Committees as the Executive Committee, on
recommendation of the County Commander, may determine, who shall be appointed for a term
of one year and shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be directed from time
to time by the County Executive Committee on recommendation from the County Commander.
The Audit Committee shall examine and audit the Finance Officer’s accounts at the end of each
fiscal year and at such other times as may be deemed necessary. All Standing Committees shall
function until discharged by the Executive Committee, on recommendation of the County
Commander.

Sec. 2. Special Committees may be appointed by the County Commander from time to time as he
or she deems advisable, or necessary, or as directed by the Executive Committee or the County
Committee.

ARTICLE V-BUDGET
Sec. 1. On or before the second Wednesday of the month of August, in each year, the Finance
Committee shall make an estimate of the probable revenues to be received by this organization,
and also an estimate of the several sums of money which it deems necessary to pay the expenses
of this organization for the succeeding fiscal year. The Finance Committee shall submit such
estimates in writing to the County Commander, who shall give it to the County Adjutant, who
shall cause such estimates, at the regular meeting held in the Month of August of each year.
Said County Committee, shall receive the estimates and cause same to be set forth in the notice
of the regular meeting of the County Committee to be held in September of each year.
The first order of business at the September meeting of each year, the County Committee may

adopt such estimates submitted to it, dim mish, reject or increase any item therein contained; and
before adjournment of said meeting, it shall adopt the estimates, as thus amended, as the annual
budget.
ARTICLE-VI RIGHT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS
Sec. 1. Limitations on County Committee. The County Committee shall have no authority,
except in respect to contracts for which appropriations have been made in the budget, to
authorize any officer of the organization to enter into any contract on behalf of this organization,
except by a two-thirds vote of the delegates at any regular meeting of the committee and
provided further that notice of a request for such authorization will be made at a meeting of said
committee is contained in the notice calling the meeting at which such request will be acted
upon.

Sec. 2 Limitations on Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall have no authority
to authorize any officer of this organization to enter into any contract on behalf of the
organization or any authority to bind this organization in anywise except as herein provided.
Sec. 3 Contracts How Executed. All contracts and instruments on behalf of the organization shall
be executed by the Commander, except when a Vice Commander has been authorized to by the
commander or by direction of the executive committee.

ARTICLE-VII NOMINATIONS
Sec. 1. The County Commander shall appoint a Nominating Committee at the regular March
meeting. The Nominating Committee shall develop a slate of candidates for County Office, by
the April meeting. A final slate of candidates for County office will be read at the May meeting
and a copy of said slate shall be sent to the posts. The report of the Nominating Committee shall
be published by the County Adjutant, in the notice of the regular meeting.

Sec. 2. Nominations From the Floor. If at County Convention, a nomination is made from the
floor, which will make a contested race, upon a second and acceptance by said candidate, a ten
minute recess shall be held. The candidates for each office in order of nomination for each office
in order as they appear on the final slate, shall be allotted 5 minutes to advance their respective
candidacies. Following the presentation by each candidate, a vote shall be taken by secret ballots
issued to the delegates duly appointed to the County Convention.. In contested races, In the event
of a tie, a 5 minute recess followed by a revote will take place. This process shall be followed
until a winner is declared by majority of votes.

ARTICLE -VIII VOTE BY PRESIDING OFFICER
Sec. 1. In case of a tie vote, in a contested races, the presiding officer shall have the right to vote,
provided he or she has not voted.
ARTICLE- IX ATTENDENCE

Sec. 1. A record of attendance of all Outliers, Delegates and Alternates at all meetings of this
organization shall be kept by the said County Adjutant who shall report such attendance
quarterly, to the County Committee.

Sec. 2 A record of attendance at all meetings of the Executive Committee of the members
thereof shall be kept by the adulterant and the adjutant shall report on such attendance quarterly
to the County Committee.

Sec. 3. The Adjutant shall report quarterly to each post the attendance record of the delegates and
alternates, representing the respective posts on The County Committee.
ARTICLE- X RULES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS

Sec. 1. The procedure at all meetings of this organization, unless otherwise provided in these By-
Laws, shall be in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order, as modified.
Sec. 2. The Order of Business at regular meetings of the County Committee shall be as follows:
(a)        Call to order
(b)        Direct/Advance of colors.
(c)        Prayer
(d)        Attention to POW/MIA Chair
(e)        Pledge of Allegiance
(f)        Reading of the preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.
(g)        Roll call of officers, delegates and alternate delegates, Report of a quorum.
(h)        Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of the County Committee.
(i)        Introduction of guests.
(j)        Reports of officers.
(k)        Reports of special committees.
(l)        Unfinished business.
(m)        Communications/ correspondence.
(n)        New Business.
(o)        Host commanders comments and 50/50
(p)        For good of the Legion.
(q)        Closing prayer and Observance of silence in memory of departed comrades.
(r)        Direct/ Retirement of colors
(s)        Adjournment.
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Sec. 3. The order of business as set forth herein may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the
delegates present.

ARTICLE XI - ANNUAL COUNTY CONVENTION
Sec. 1. The Annual County Convention shall be held at least 15 days prior to the Department
Convention, in such manner as the County Committee shall prescribe, and which shall conform
to the provisions of the Department Constitution and By-laws.

Sec. 2. County Delegates and Alternates to the Department Convention shall be elected at the
County Convention.

Sec. 3. The County Convention shall be the legislative body of the County Committee where
amendments to these Constitution and by-laws may be presented for approval as may such other
business as may properly be brought before it.

Sec. 4. All nominations for county officers shall be made from the floor of the County
Convention by roll call: numerically, by Posts, except that this rule may be abrogated by
unanimous consent of the members present and voting.

Sec. 5. Officers shall be elected individually by roll call of Posts, numerically, by voice vote,
starting with the office of County Commander.

Sec.6. In contested races with a tie vote, balloting shall continue until a candidate receives the
highest number of votes cast.

Sec. 7. County Delegates and Alternates to the Department Convention shall be selected at the
County convention in accordance with these By-laws and the By-laws of the Department of New
York.
ARTICLE XII - MEETINGS
Sec. 1. Regular meetings of the County Committee shall be held on the 2"^* Wednesday of each
month except that there shall be no meetings during the month July, to be held at various Posts
throughout the County.

Sec. 2. Special meetings of the County Committee may be called by the County Commander or
upon the written request, filed with the County Adjutant, by six members of the County
Executive Committee.

Sec. 3. Representation of 8 (eight) Posts shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the County
Committee.
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ARTICLE XIII - NOTICES
Sec. 1. Each Post shall furnish to the County Adjutant an address, physical and email, to which
all notices and documents may be mailed. The Post shall also be deemed to have received the
mailing when sent to either address furnished. Also, the Post shall be deemed to have received
mail sent to its Commander or Adjutant at the address they furnished to the County Adjutant.

Sec. 2. Every officer and member of the Westchester County Committee shall furnish to the
County Adjutant an address, physical and email, to which all notices and documents shall be
mailed which shall be deemed to have been received when sent to the address so furnished.

Sec. 3. At least 30 days notice of the Annual County Convention shall be given to each Post, and
officer, or member of the County Committee. At least 5 days notice shall be given of all regular
or special meetings of the County Committee or County Executive Committee.
ARTICLE XIII-FISCAL YEAR

Sec. 1. The County Committee fiscal year shall commence on the day following the installation
of county officers and shall continue until midnight of the day of the next Annual County
Installation.
ARTICLE XIV REPRESENTATION AT THE DEPARTMENT CONVENTION
Sec 1. The County Committee shall be entitled to four delegates and four alternates to the
Department Convention along with one additional delegate and one additional alternate for each
250 Legion members of Posts within the County of Westchester, or major fraction thereof,
having paid their annual dues at least 30 days prior to the convening of the Department
Convention.
Sec. 2. Delegates and alternates to the Department convention shall be selected at the County
Convention held at least 15 days prior to the Department Convention in such manner that each
Post in the County has a proportionate voice in their election, such proportion to be on the same
basis as that of the Post’s representation on the County Committee.

Sec. 3. The delegates and alternates to the Department Convention shall be given written
credentials certifying their selection, signed by the County Commander, A County Vice
Commander, or County Adjutant.

ARTICLE XV - REPRESENTATION OF POSTS AT THE ANNUAL COUNTY
CONVENTION
Sec. 1. Each Post shall duly elect its delegates and alternates to the Annual County Convention
and shall give the delegates and alternates proper credentials signed by the Post Commander,
Post Vice Commander, or Post Adjutant certifying their election.

Sec. 2. No delegate or alternate to the County Convention shall be seated unless he or she shall
present proper credentials duly certified.

sec. 3. Each Post in good standing shall be entitled to one delegate and one alternate to the
Annual County Convention plus one additional delegate and one additional alternate for each 100
members of the Post in good standing, or major fraction thereof Delegates, or alternates, in their
absence, have the privilege of voting on the convention floor, serving on committees, and have
such other privileges generally afforded delegates.

Sec. 4. Each Post shall be entitled to vote the entire strength of its delegates so in attendance.

Sec. 5. Representation of eight (8) Posts shall constitute a quorum at the Annual County
Convention.

Sec. 6. Each Post shall send its list of Delegates and Alternates to the County Adjutant, to be
received no later than the first (E') day of the month the convention is held.
ARTICLE XVI - MEMBERSHIP

Sec. 1. Membership in the Westchester County Committee, The American Legion, Department
of New York shall be acquired only by affiliation with a Post within its jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. The County Committee shall be constituted of Posts as prescribed in the Department
Constitution.

Sec. 3. Each applicant for membership in The American Legion shall enroll and pay his or her
dues to the Post in this County before becoming eligible for membership in the Westchester
County Committee, The American Legion, Department of New York.
ARTICLE XVII-POSTS
Sec. 1. Each Post shall be the judge of its membership, subject to the restrictions of the
Department and National Constitution and By-laws, and may restrict its membership as it desires,
subject to approval of the County Committee.

Sec. 2. Each Post shall have a mailing address physical and email to which all notices and
documents shall be sent. It shall be the duty of the Post Adjutant to keep the County Adjutant
informed of the Post’s current mailing address at all times.

Sec. 3. Each Post shall have a constitution and By-laws and shall be authorized and expected to
fill the following offices: Commander, Three Vice Commanders, Adjutant, Treasurer, and an
Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall be bonded in accordance with Department
requirements. The Post shall adhere to the Constitution and By-laws of the Westchester County
Committee, The American Legion, Department of New York and shall not incur an obligation in
the name of any other Post, organization, subdivision, branch, committee or group of The
American Legion.
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Sec.4. Posts shall submit their Constitution and By-laws, and all amendments thereto, to the
County Judge Advocate for service review prior to sending them to Department for approval.

Sec.5. All monies received by the Post for welfare purposes shall be deposited in a duly
authorized banking institution from which no withdrawals shall be made except for welfare
purposes and upon bank draft signed by the Post Treasurer and at least one other member thereof
duly elected for that purpose.

Sec.6. No Post shall solicit another Post or County Organization for financial aid or relief.
Violation of this provision shall be grounds for Post charter suspension or revocation.
ARTICLE XVIII - EXPENSES
Sec. 1. The County Treasurer is authorized to pay county expenses as may be directed by the
County Commander or the County Executive Committee,
ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENTS

Sec. 1 These By-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the County Committee, by a
two-thirds vote of the members of said committee, entitled to vote thereon, provided, however,
that such proposed amendment has been read at, and recorded in the minutes of the regular
meeting held during the previous month, and a copy thereof has been mailed, or emailed to each
post in Westchester Comity, in good standing, twenty days prior to the meeting of said
committee, at which proposed amendment is acted upon and adopted. These By-Laws may also
be amended at the County Convention, by which two-thirds of the accredited delegates, provided
however, that such proposed amendment has been read at, and recorded in the minutes of the
County Committee, held not less than twenty (20) days prior to such convention, and a copy
thereof has been set forth in the convention call.

Sec. 2. Amendments to these By-laws may be otherwise made at the Annual County Convention
by unanimous vote, without notice.

Sec. 3. Amendments to these By-laws may be also otherwise made at the Annual County
convention by two-thirds vote of the total authorized representation of this organization
provided, however, that the proposed amendment shall have been submitted by the Posts of this
County Committee, by mail, at least twenty (20) days prior to the convening of the next County
Convention.

Sec. 4. Any Amendments/Revisions to these By-Laws shall not take effect until first being
approved by the Department Executive Committee.