Post Election Update

Jim Bush - 4/12/2020

 
 
Post Officers Nominations, Elections, and Installation will hopefully take place soon.
 
  • March: Open nominations
  • April: Close nominations and hold election
  • May (tentative): Close nominations, hold election, install new officers
 
Your Post needs your help please take a look at the officer duties listed below and contact Commander Rish to see where you can help our Post.
 
Post Officer Duties

 

The Post Commander is the key officer of the Post. They, alone, represent the judicial branch of the organization and also have some of the responsibilities of the executive branch. They preside at all meetings, enforce the rules, appoint committees not otherwise provided for, and make certain that the other officers and committeemen perform their duties.

 

Duty of Senior Vice Commander. The Post Senior Vice Commander shall assist the Commander in preserving order, preside in the absence of the Commander, provide such advice or assistance as may be required and perform such other duties as are usually incident to such office or may from time to time be required by the laws and usages of the organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

Duty of Junior Vice Commander. The Post Junior Vice Commander shall assist the Commander in preserving order, preside in the absence of the Commander and Senior Vice Commander, provide such advice or assistance as may be required and perform such other duties as are usually incident to such office or may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of the organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

The Post Quartermaster is the chief financial officer of the Post. The Quartermaster is the custodian of all Post property and the officer responsible for safeguarding Post funds and property. The Quartermaster is accountable to the Post, Department and the National Organization for all of the monies, securities, vouchers and property of the Post. The Quartermaster is the only one authorized under the By-Laws, to receive, handle, disburse and account for funds of the Post.

 

Duty of Chaplain. The Post Chaplain shall be chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Post. He shall, with the assistance of such other members as may be appointed by the Commander, visit the sick and disabled members of the Post and make a report to the Post concerning same. He shall perform such other duties as are usually incident to the office or as may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

Duty of Trustees Among the duties of the three (3) elected Post Trustees, they shall:

Not later than the end of the month following the last day of each quarterly period, properly audit the books and records of the Post Quartermaster, Post Adjutant, and any activity, clubroom, holding company or unit sponsored, conducted or operated by, for or on behalf of the Post, and submit a detailed statement of such audits to the Post.

Quarterly, through the Post Commander, submit a Post Trustee’s Report of Audit to the Department Quartermaster for referral to the Department Inspector. The Report shall be in accordance with and upon such form as may be prescribed by the Adjutant General. The audit shall be signed by the Post Commander and Trustees, who shall, by their signatures, certify to the accuracy of the information contained therein. Trustees of Posts not under the jurisdiction of a Department shall submit the Report of Audit to the Adjutant General.

Verify all expenditures of the Post and certify by their signature as to the correctness of each expenditure voucher.

Audit the records and accounts of all committees, officers and members having to do with the receipt and expenditure of Post funds. Trustees shall not be eligible to serve on committees or as officers whose books, records and accounts are audited by the Trustees.

Perform such other duties as may be usually incident to the office or may from time to time be required by the laws and usages of the organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

(Appointed) Among the duties of the Post Adjutant, he shall:

a. Under the direction of the Commander, prepare all reports and returns required of him.

b. Attest by his signature and the seal of the Post all official actions of the Post.

c. Keep in books or files properly prepared the following:

  1. Current By-Laws, Ritual and Manual of Procedure of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and copies of the By-Laws of the Post, Department, District and County Council.

  2. In a proper file, the original application of every member admitted to the Post.

  3. A record of all the proceedings of each meeting of the Post after the same shall have been corrected and approved.

  4. An order file in which shall be kept all orders or circulars issued by the Commander-in-Chief, the National Council of Administration, the Department Commander, the District and/or County Council Commander or the Post Commander.

  5. A letter or correspondence file.

  6. A file containing a copy of the proof of eligibility submitted by officers pursuant to Section 216(c).

  7. A roll of departed comrades.

d. Transfer to his successor, without delay, all books, papers, records, monies and other records and property of the Post in his possession or under his control.

e. Comply with and perform all duties required of him by the laws and usages of this organization, applicable By-Laws and orders from lawful authority and perform such other duties as are usually incident to such office.

f. Unless authorized by the Post to remove books and records under his control from its facilities, all such books and records shall be kept at the Post facilities.

 

(Appointed) The Post Service Officer shall assist members of the Post, their widows and orphans and other worthy cases brought to their attention in obtaining rightful benefits from the federal and state governments, in the preparation of the proper forms for applying for such benefits and in assembling evidence required in connection therewith. The work of a Service Officer shall be performed in accordance with the instructions contained in the VFW Guide for Post Service Officers under the general supervision of the Department Service Officer. He shall perform such other duties as may be usually incident to the office or as may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

(Appointed) Duty of Judge Advocate. The Post Judge Advocate shall give the Post Commander such legal assistance, incident to his office, as he may request, and perform such other duties as may be usually incident to the office or as may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority.

 

(Appointed) The Post Surgeon shall be the chairman of the Health Committee and, with the assistance of such others as may be appointed by the Commander, he shall promote and put into effect health programs for the benefit of his Post and the community. He shall perform such other duties as are usually incident to the office or as may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority.



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July 14, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
August 11, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting