Commander (currently Tom McClain): It shall be the duty of the Post Commander to preside at meetings of the Post and to have general supervision over the business and affairs of the Post. He/she shall approve all orders directing disbursement of funds and make an annual report covering the business of the Post for the year and make recommendations for the ensuing year, which shall be read at the last presiding meeting, and a copy thereof be immediately forwarded to the Department Adjutant. He shall perform such other duties as directed by the Post.
First Vice Commander (currently George Doyle): The First Vice Commander shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of the Commander in the absence or disability of, or when called upon by the Post Commander. The First Vice Commander shall act as the Food Service Coordinator. The includes the coordination, in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, of the housekeeping, janitorial and set up requirements to meet the established schedule of scheduled food service. The Post events shall have precedence over all other entities. This officer shall report directly to the Post Commander on all such functions. The Post Commander will provide a detailed job description to this officer. The First Vice Commander also coordinates with the Finance Officer regarding fiscal matters and to the Commander or his designee regarding matters associated with post activities. The First Vice Commander will serve as Membership Committee Chairman and other duties as outlined in the Officers Guide, American Legion.
Second Vice Commander (currently Bud Gay): It shall be the duty of the Second Vice Commander to assume and discharge the duties of the office of the Commander or the First Vice Commander in the absence of, or when called upon by the Post Commander. This Officer will also coordinate with other entities within the Post to ensure that there is no overlap of special events. This includes the coordination, in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, of the housekeeping, janitorial and set up requirements to meet the established schedule of the Social Center. The Second Vice Commander shall act as the Social Center Coordinator and be responsible for all special events held on Post property. This will include the scheduling of entertainment, hall rentals and any other special functions. The Post events shall have precedence over all other entities. The Officer shall report directly to the Post Commander on all such functions. The Post Commander shall provide a detailed job description to this Officer. The Second Vice Commander also coordinates with the Finance Officer regarding fiscal matters; and to the Commander or his designee regarding matters associated with Post activities. The Second Vice Commander will also function as the Chairman of the House Committee with special duties of coordinating (by delegation if so chosen), entertainment and fund-raising efforts, promote welfare and perform other duties as outlined in the Officers Guide, American Legion.
Finance Officer (currently Rich Aguirre): The Finance Officer of the Post shall have charge of all finances and see that they are safely deposited in some local bank or banks and shall report once a month to the Executive Board the condition of the finances of the Post with such other recommendations as he may deem expedient for their raising of funds with which to carry on the activities of the Post. The Finance Officer shall maintain a Reserve Fund of $150,000. This Fund will only be used in emergencies when no other funds are available. This Fund may not be used for building expansion, new construction, capital investments or anything not required for Post operation. Expenditures from the Reserve Fund shall require two thirds vote of the Executive Board and the General Membership. The Finance Officer will normally sign the checks disbursing the money of the Post. The Finance Officer will hire and discharge finance office personnel with consultation and approval of the Social Center Committee pending final action of the Executive Board.
Executive Committee persons (currently Cleo Klein, Curt Sapp, Toy Carrillo & Bob Singer): These four (4) elected Officers are Executive Board Members at Large representing the General Membership. A such, they are the voice of the General Membership in the conduct of Post affairs. They can expect to be a part of key committees and take the lead when required for special projects. They will have the responsibility for: a.) Flag disposal and; 2.) Post representation at the Northwest Valley Veterans Association (NWVVA) meetings each month.
Appointed positions (by Commander):
Adjutant (currently Dave Broyles):The Adjutant is the Secretary of the Board. Under the direction of the Commander, the Adjutant shall receive and answer all correspondence of the Post; have charge of an keep a complete and correct record of the proceedings of all Official Meetings; and prepare summarized meeting minutes an reports for publication.
Bingo Manager (currently George Doyle): manages and directs the daily activities of the bingo department. Approves jackpots and payouts and ensures that all appropriate forms are completed. Being a Bingo Manager ensures compliance with federal and state gaming regulations.
Chaplain (currently Al Franco): The Chaplain shall be charged with the spiritual welfare of Post members and will offer divine but non-sectarian service in the event of dedications, funerals, public functions, etc., and adhere to such ceremonial rituals as are recommended by the National or Department Headquarters.Historian: The Post Historian shall compile and preserve a pictorial Post history for print and electronic distribution.
Judge Advocate (currently Ken Ellison): The Judge Advocate’s duties shall be to advice the Post Commander of the interpretation or modification of the Post’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations, and be responsible for an annual financial audit and the Post Responsibility Audit as described in the American Legion Officer’s Guide.
Historian (currently Debbie Sicard): The Post Historian shall be charged with the individual records and functions of the Post and Post members and shall perform such duties as may properly pertain to the office as may be determined by the Post of the Executive Board. The Historian will supervise all post public affairs activities.
Sergeant-at-Arms (currently Rod Tiner): The Sergeant-at-Arms shall preserve order at all meetings and shall perform such others duties as may be from time to time assigned to him by the Commander.
Service Officer (currently Dan Majors): The Service Officer duties shall be generally that of: coordination all Post 291 veterans assistance programs; assist in processing veterans claims; and protecting the rights and privileges of all veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Color Guard Captain (currently Barney Becklund): The American Legion Color Guard is a group of dedicated Patriots who honor Veterans at funerals by performing a solemn patriotic ritual. By request we perform at funerals for no cost to say thank you to the deceased from The United States of America, The American Legion, the specific service the individual served in, and from every Veteran who has ever served!
Americanism (Adjutant): Americanism, one of the Legion's four pillars, is simply the love of America, loyalty to its ideals and institutions, allegiance to its flag, willingness to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and a desire to pass on the blessings of liberty to future generations.
Audit Committee: Chaired by the Judge Advocate and consisting of three (3) additional members appointed by the Commander, the committee shall conduct an audit of the financial records and accounts pertaining to all post activities within a thirty (30) day period immediately preceding the annual election. They shall present the results of the audit to the Executive Board for approval.
Entertainment Committee: The Entertainment Committee shall consist of members of the House Committee and any others approved by the Second Vice Commander. The Committee will select forms of entertainment, such as bands, acts and other groups in support of Post and Social Center events.
Finance Committee: Chaired by the Finance Officer and will consist of four (4) other Post members. They shall be charged with the administration of the financial policy preparation of the budget, recommendation and supervision of receiving, disbursing and accounting of all Post revenues.
House Committee: Chaired by the Second Vice Commander, and consisting of four (4) other non-Executive Board members that are nominated by the Second Vice Commander and approved by the Commander, shall oversee the operations of the Post of the Post Home. The Chairman shall vote on issues as a tie-breaker only. The Committee will act as an avenue to bring members/s grievances or suggestions for change and improvement to the Executive Board. They will monitor the state of repairs to Post facilities, equipment and building. They will recommend to the Executive Board alterations and changes to improve services to the membership. They will recommend changes in cost of food and beverages served in the post. The Executive Board will act on and respond to each recommendation made by the House Committee. The House Committee will meet as needed on the first Tuesday of every month at a time prescribed by the Second Vice Commander. The time of the meeting will be posted on the Social Center bulletin board for the benefit of the General membership.
Publicity Committee: The Publicity Committee, chaired by the Historian, shall be charged with the promotion of public support of the Legion’s program by establishment of proper contact with the American Legion magazine, Departmental and National News Service, and by local publicity of the Post programs and activities.
Service Committee: Chaired by the Service Officer who shall supervise all matters pertaining to the service to Comrades in the prosecution of all claims against the United States or State government; employment relief, etc.
David Broyles, Adjutant
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