At March 16th 2023 Meeting
Arrive ready to nominate members for the following positions;
Commander Sr. Vice Commander
Jr. Vice Commander Quartermaster
Judge Advocate 1st Yr. Trustee
2nd Yr. Trustee 3rd Yr. Trustee
Service Officer Adjutant
Sec. 417 - 2023 VFW Bylaws -
Nomination, Election, Installation and Term of Office. Order of Nominations and Elections. The order of nominations and elections shall be Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain, Judge Advocate, Surgeon and Trustee(s).
Nomination. (16th March 2023)
A member may be nominated and elected although not present at the meeting. A member making a nomination of an absentee for any office shall have presented to the Adjutant, in writing, the consent of the member being nominated prior to the closing of nominations. Any nominee shall have the opportunity to decline nomination for the office to which they have been nominated before nominations are closed. Nominations shall remain open until the Post Membership is ready to vote.
Election. (20th April 2023)
In balloting for Post officers, a majority of all the votes cast shall be necessary for election. If there is no election on the first ballot, the name of the comrade receiving the lowest number of votes shall be dropped and so on in successive ballots until an election is made.
Challenging Election Results.
If irregularities are claimed with respect to the election to any office, such challenge must be made prior to the close of the meeting.
Post officers shall be installed before the adjournment of the meeting at which elected. The installation shall be conducted by a member in good standing who holds or has held an office equal to or higher than Post Commander. The Post Commander elect shall select the installing officer. An officer who may be absent for good and sufficient reason or cause shall be installed at any succeeding regular or special meeting of a unit of the organization, within sixty (60) days of the date of installation. If not then installed, the office will automatically become vacant.
Term of Office.
Officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year except that three (3) Trustees shall initially be elected for terms of one (1), two (2) and three (3) years and thereafter one (1) Trustee shall be elected each year for a term of three (3) years. Post officers shall take office upon the confirmation of election.