Garden Oaks Post 560

 

Notice of proposed Ammendments of Post Constituetion and Bylaws

A proposed change to the Post Constitution, Preamble now reads:                                                                           

 

"For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100-percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."

To be Amended by:

Changing: “…Great Wars…” to “… All wars…”

So that when amended, the preamble shall read:

"For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100-percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."

To by Amended by:

Adding: “ARTICLE XII – SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET

Section 1.  Social Media Guidelines. All members of this post and all participants in the programs of this post are required to adhere to the Social Media Guidelines promulgated by the Department of Texas.

Section 2. Ownership of Domain Names and Social Media Accounts. Applicants for social media accounts and registrants of domain names for this post or its programs are serving as agents of this post and ownership of these account and domain names are vested in the post. Applicants or registrants should obtain approval from the Post Executive Committee to establish a domain name or social media account. Applicants or registrants shall, upon demand, transfer the account or domain name to another individual designated by the Post Executive Committee.”

                                                                           

A proposed change to the Post Bylaws,

To by Amended by:

Adding: ARTICLE VIII, Section 6.

In the event a public emergency or natural disaster makes the holding of an in-person meeting unlawful or impossible, the post may conduct its meeting by electronic or other remote access means as reasonably necessary for the duration of the emergency or disaster.

 

a.     The post shall use its best efforts to implement any such virtual meetings with full regard for the need to maintain as much as possible accessibility for all members, including those with disabilities and those who lack the access to sophisticated technology.

 

b.    Any action that could be taken at an in-person meeting, including amendment of the constitution and by-laws, may also be taken at a virtual meeting held pursuant to this provision.

 

c.     Any action taken at any such virtual meeting shall be ratified at the first regular in-person post meeting.

 

d.    During a virtual meeting, the post adjutant shall ensure that all participants are members in good standing and that a quorum is present.

 

e.     The post commander shall determine the need for a virtual meeting.

 

f.      If there is a vote, the Adjutant must make a record of the vote and ensure that every voter is sufficiently identified and a member of the Post in good standing.”

 

 

 

History

Since our charter in 1946, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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The Four Pillars of Service of The American Legion

Still Serving: It's Who We Are

In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels.

It’s who we are and what we do.

  1. Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
    • Access to VA Care
    • Better Funding Formula
    • Support for Veterans with
    • Special Needs
    • Career Opportunities
    • A GI Bill for a New Century
    • Employment and Business
    • Heroes to Hometowns
    • Volunteering
    • Final Respects

     

  2. National Security
    • Strong National Defense
    • Military Quality of Life
    • Homeland Security
    • Foreign Relations
    • Full Accounting of POW/MIAs
    • Operation Comfort Warriors

     

  3. Americanism
    • Flag Protection
    • Illegal Immigration
    • Voter Registration and Participation
    • Boy Scouts
    • The Pledge of Allegiance
    • Establishment-Clause Lawsuits

     

  4. Children & Youth
    • Catastrophic Illness
    • Intellectual Disabilities
    • Immunization
    • Family Integrity
    • Media Violence
    • Drug Abuse
    • Child Sexual Exploitation
 
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Houston community. Join our Post as a Sponsor. (click Sponsor Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.