John J. Morris Post 62

Special  Events

17 Mar (Tuesday) – It’s that time to start thinking about Post Officers to lead the way from 2020 – 2021. During the General Membership Meeting on this date, we will accept 1st nominations for those officers. Those Officers positions are:

Commander:  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 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:  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.  This 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.  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:  It shall be the duty of the Second Vice Commander to assume and discharge the duties of the office of 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 scheduling of entertainment, hall rentals and any other special functions.  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 shall provide a detailed job description to this officer.  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 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:  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 or necessary 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 Committeeman:  These elected Officers are Executive Board Members at Large representing the General Membership.  As 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; 2.) Post representation at the Northwest Valley Veterans Associations (NWVVA) meetings on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9 am.