Proposed Amendment 2019-CA-10

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A proposed change to the State Constitution and Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1, subsection c, which now reads:

“The Vice Commanders shall perform such duties as may be required of them by the Department Commander or the Department Executive Committee.  For the purpose of administration by the Vice Commanders, the various Districts shall be grouped into “Zones” as follows:  Zone 1 – the 1 and 16 Districts; Zone 2 – the 2, 3, 4, and 5 Districts; Zone 3 – the 6, 7, 8, 17 and 18 Districts; Zone 4 – the 9, 10 and 19 Districts; Zone 5 – the 11 and 12 Districts.  The Vice Commander representing each “Zone” shall represent the Department in the Districts comprising the “Zone” from which he was elected, and it shall be his duty to attend all District Conventions within his “Zone”, so far as possible, and to initiate construction programs and policies for the furtherance of the interest of the Posts therein.  Immediately upon their installation, they will elect one of their group as Chairman.  The Vice Commanders shall not be eligible to serve two (2) consecutive years.”

To be amended by:

removing “as follows:  Zone 1 – the 1 and 16 Districts; Zone 2 – the 2, 3, 4 and 5 Districts; Zone 3 – the 6, 7, 8, 17 and 18 Districts; Zone 4 – the 9, 10 and 19 Districts; Zone 5 – the 11 and 12 Districts.

so that when amended, Article VII, Section 1, subsection c, shall read:

“The Vice Commanders shall perform such duties as may be required of them by the Department Commander or the Department Executive Committee.  For the purpose of administration by the Vice Commanders, the various Districts shall be grouped into “Zones.”  The Vice Commander representing each “Zone” shall represent the Department in the Districts comprising the “Zone” from which he was elected, and it shall be his duty to attend all District Conventions within his “Zone”, so far as possible, and to initiate construction programs and policies for the furtherance of the interest of the Posts therein.  Immediately upon their installation, they will elect one of their group as Chairman.  The Vice Commanders shall not be eligible to serve two (2) consecutive years. The districts and zones will be determined by the DEC and published in the DEC Manual each year. ”

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