UNICOI DETACHMENT #783
Marine Corps League BYLAWS
Table of Contents
ARTICLE ONE __________________________________1
SECTION 100 – AUTHORITY_________________________1
SECTION 110 – NAME, ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE________2
SECTION 120 – HEADQUARTERS AND MEETINGS___________2
SECTION 130 – MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS, DUES________3
SECTION 140 – ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE, ELECTED & APPOI ___3
SECTION 150- ELECTION PROCEDURE_________________3
ARTICLE TWO________________________________ 5
SECTION 200 – DETACHMENT OFFICERS_______________5
SECTION 210 – DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS___________6
SECTION 220 – DUTIES OF APPOINTED OFFICERS_________7
SECTION 230 – VACANCIES IN ELECTED OFFICERS_________9
SECTION 300 – AWARDS COMMITTEE_________________10
SECTION 310 – AUDIT COMMITTEE___________________10
SECTION 320 – BYLAWS COMMITTEE__________________11
SECTION 330 – NOMINATING COMMITTEE_______________11
ARTICLE FOUR_________________________________11 AMENDMENTS___________________________________11
SECTION 400 – AMENDMENTS______________________11
ARTICLE FIVE_________________________________12 DISSOLUTION___________________________________12
SECTION 500 – DISSOLUTION______________________12
UNICOI DETACHMENT #783 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE BYLAWS
SECTION 100 – AUTHORITY
SECTION 110 – NAME, ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE
SECTION 120 – HEADQUARTERS AND MEETINGS
SECTION 130 – MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS, DUES
a. Membership and eligibility for membership shall be as defined in National Marine Corps League Bylaws and Administrative Procedures.
SECTION 140 – ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE, ELECTED AND APPOINTED
SECTION 150 – ELECTION PROCEDURE
a. Election of officers will be held annually at the May meeting of the Detachment. Installation of officers will be held at that meeting. The Installation Report of the results of this election will be prepared immediately by the incoming Adjutant and initialed and/or signed by the Installing Officer; this report will then be distributed per the listing on the bottom of the form.
SECTION 200 – DETACHMENT OFFICERS
SECTION 210 – DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS
a. The DETACHMENT COMMANDANT:
b. The DETACHMENT SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT:
c. The DETACHMENT JUNIOR VICE COMMANDANT:
d. The DETACHMENT JUDGE ADVOCATE:
SECTION 220 – DUTIES OF DETACHMENT APPOINTED OFFICERS:
a. The ADJUTANT
meetings, the Adjutant will prepare a summary written repost of the meeting. A copy of all these reports shall be furnished at the next Detachment meeting to all members of the elected staff, to concerned appointed officers and special staff, and upon request to any member of the Detachment.
3. Shall notify Department and National Headquarters of changes which occur between elections in reportable Detachment positions (Commandant, Judge Advocate, Adjutant and/or Paymaster).
b. The PAYMASTER
3. Shall be prepared for an annual audit of all Detachment financial records,
whenever the position of Paymaster is vacated for any reason between elections, and at any other time deemed necessary by the Detachment officers.
1. Is appointed by the Detachment Commandant.
2. Maintains a record of all members in distress, sick or recently deceased.
Insure that this record is available for a report at scheduled meetings and
that appropriate honors are provided at scheduled memorial services. 3.Insure that all members concerned are informed for initiation of
appropriate action in support of living members or for the next of kin.
d. The SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
1. Is appointed by the Detachment Commandant. 2. Shall preserve order at Detachment meetings.
3. Shall set up the meeting room prior to any meeting to insure all properties are in place (Charter, bible, colors) and shall be responsible for any properties as directed by the Detachment Commandant as directed by the Commandant.
4.Shall perform other duties as are required by the Detachment Commandant.
SECTION 230 – VACANCIES IN ELECTED DETACHMENT OFFICES
e. In addition to death, resignation or incapacitation, a vacancy will occur if an officer becomes arrears in their membership dues, through the failure to attend two (2) consecutive meetings of the Detachment (unless excused for cause), or in the case of removal from office for cause after due process.
SECTION 300 – AWARDS COMMITTEE
b. TheSeniorViceCommandantshallbeamemberandshallactasChairof the Awards Committee. The attending members may elect an Acting
Chair in the event of his/her absence at any meeting
c. The Awards Committee shall provide information to the Detachment of
any awards that may be made, and the rules regarding such awards, and shall approve/disapprove all requests for awards made by the Detachment and/or individuals.
NOTE 1. National Marine Corps League Bylaws require that Letters of Nomination for National Marine of the Year shall originate only at Detachment level. By extension, the nomination of a Marine for Department Marine of the Year must originate at Detachment level. Should the Detachment be in default of payment of funds from any source due the Department, the provisions of Department Bylaws, SECTION 170 d. apply. The recommendations of a Detachment in default can therefore not be considered.
SECTION 310 – AUDIT COMMITTEE
SECTION 320 – BYLAWS COMMITTEE
SECTION 330 – NOMINATING COMMITTEE
a. These bylaws a=may be changed by amendment at either regular or called meetings by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members of the Detachment attending said meeting, provided that the proposed amendment(s) have been submitted in writing to the Judge Advocate, and shall have been read at the preceding regular meeting of the Detachment. A time period for discussion may be set by motion, at the expiration of which a show of hands will indicate acceptance or rejection. In accordance with National Bylaws,
SECTION 400 – AMENDMENTS
any amendments must be approved by the Department Judge Advocate before they take effect.
SECTION 500 – DISSOLUTION
a. Upon dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government for public purposes. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principle office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized or operated exclusively for such purpose.