STANDARDIZED POST BY-LAWS: Nov. 20, 2017
BY-LAWS OF: Ray A. Master Post 217, Topton, Pennsylvania
The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, Inc.
ARTICLE I – NAME
Section 1. The name of this Post shall be the:
Ray A. Master, Post No. 217, The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, Inc.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
Section 1. For God and Country, the members of this Post associate themselves,
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred (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.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERS
Section 1. Any individual not a member of another Post and meeting the eligibility requirements of the Department and The American Legion may be a member of this Post.
Section 2. Any individual who desires to become a member of this Post shall submit an Application of Membership provided by the Post and shall attach thereto a copy of the individual’s DD214, duly notarized as a true and correct copy of the original.
Section 3. Each Application of Membership shall be reviewed by the Membership Committee and said committee shall report on each Application of Membership at the next regularly scheduled Post meeting following review of the same, whereupon the membership of the Post shall vote thereon.
Section 4. At such meeting, the application will be accepted, rejected or referred for further investigation and consideration. If a majority of the members cast their vote against the acceptance of said application, then such application shall be recorded as rejected.