Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Buffalo, Missouri, Unit 62

Adopted March 1 2016

  1. The name of the Unit shall be Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Buffalo, Missouri, Unit 62.
  2. Buffalo, Missouri, Unit 62 shall hold a meeting monthly in conjunction with our Parent Chapter 62, at the Chapter 62 Building, 110 N. Maple Street, Buffalo, Missouri.
  3. A new member, upon receiving the membership initiation, shall be presented a Constitution and Bylaws book, Unit Standing Rules, brief history of Unit and a Unit roster. The Constitution and Bylaws book shall have the Auxiliary Unit 62 name inside the cover.
  4. The Commander shall appoint an Adjutant, Chaplain, Committee Chairmen, as stated by National, and any other Committees deemed necessary.
  5. The Commander shall appoint the Nominating Committee for Officers of three (3) members, who are in good standing , whose names shall be read at the February meeting. The Committee shall  be composed of one (1) active Past Unit Commander and two (2) active members. This Committee shall select a slate of Officers to be presented at the March meeting. Nominations may be made from the floor.
  6. Notification of the election shall be sent by mail to each member not more than seven (7) days following the March meeting.
  7. Annual election of Unit Officers shall be held each year at the regular April meeting and such newly elected officers shall be installed at the May meeting.
  8. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Treasurer, and two (2) active unit members. At least two (2) officers must be present for the committee to transact business. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be scheduled upon the request of the Commander.
  9. The Senior Vice Commander shall serve as the Legislative Chairman.
  10. The Junior Vice Commander shall serve as the Community Service Chairman, and may select one (1) member to serve for the purpose of the food drive for the local food pantry in December.
  11. The Chaplain shall send cheer cards and sympathy cards to Auxiliary members and members of the Parent Chapter 62. The cards shall be signed from Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Buffalo, Unit 62. Chaplain shall be allowed expenses for cards and stamps upon request from General Funds and must include in the report at each Unit meeting the number of cards sent to members and/or spouses. The Chaplain shall also send of list of deceased members names to the State Chaplain by May 5th of each year.
  12. The History Chairman shall serve at the pleasure of the Commander. A History/Memory book will be kept and updated for the Unit.
  13. The Membership Committee must prepare a membership roster once a year in April if at all possible and announce the names of new members each month at regular meetings. The Membership Committee shall provide a copy of this roster to each member upon request.
  14. The Commander and the Chaplain are responsible for the meeting room being set up.
  15. The Treasurer shall order the Unit Commander’s pin by March 15th of each year. This pin will be presented at the end of the Commander’s term.
  16. A State Executive Committee Member and Alternate shall be elected prior to each Department Convention. $25.00 will be allowed for the SEC or the Alternate SEC to attend each State Executive meeting.
  17. The registration fee will be paid for each member in good standing who attends the State Conference and/or National Convention. Registration fees are to be paid after said convention or conference.
  18. At least one (1) rummage sale and bake sale shall be held annually. Income from the August sale shall be used for assisting the Chapter with payment of propane for the year. If a second sale is held, the income may be used to assist the Chapter with other bills or building improvements if needed.
  19. Auxiliary Unit records shall be destroyed within the guidelines from National.