Finance and Personnel Committee

Roger Avie, (Post 390, 17th District, 3rd Zone)
Chairman

Committee:

  • David Babbage, (Post 409, 16th District, 1st Zone)
  • Patrick Lafferty, (Post 558, 10th District, 4th Zone)
  • Ray Carlson, (Post 44, 12th District, 5th Zone)
  • David Buist, (Post 127, 4th District, 2nd Zone)
  • Lyle Shanks, Alternate (Post 127, 4th District, 2nd Zone)
  • Marilyn Britten, Alternate (Post 178, 6th District, 3rd Zone)

The purpose:

“All funds received from any source from the Department of Michigan, including any board or committee created and/or appointed by The American Legion, Department of Michigan, shall be under the possession, control and  supervision of the Finance/Per-sonnel Committee and said committee shall be charged with the duty of setting up a proper and adequate system of  centralized control and procuring audits of such funds.” (Article V, Section 4 (c) The American Legion, Department of Michigan By-Laws, Rev July 20, 1975) “The Finance/Personnel Committee shall be charged with the preparation of a yearly budget and financial policy of the Department, the handling of funds under the budget, and approval of expenditures of all Department funds not budgeted, and preparation and approval of the audit of books and records of the Department and other additional audits, as often in addition thereto as it may deem expedient. It shall file a written report, including the official audit with the annual convention, setting forth in detail the financial recommendations, as it considers advisable.” (Article V, Section 4 (d) The American Legion, Department of Michigan Constitution and By-Laws, Rev July 20, 1975; July 13, 1986)

“The Finance/Personnel Committee shall be charged with the duty of reviewing the Department of Michigan membership dues rate on a three (3)  year basis and make any recommendations on those necessary changes to maintain the Department financial integrity.”

“The Finance/Personnel Committee shall be charged with the duty of fixing the amount of and providing a proper and adequate bond for the Department Adjutant and Finance Officer and all other Department officials and employees who handle Department funds in a surety company or companies approved by the National Adjutant. The expense of all bonds provided for herein shall be borne by the Department. The Finance/Personnel Committee shall also be responsible for the investing of all trust funds, expecting those funds left in trust for purposes of the authorized subsidiary corporation of Article IV, Section 1 (h).” (Article V, Section 4 (e) The American Legion, Department of Michigan Constitution and By-Laws, Rev July 20, 1975; July 13, 1986)

The Finance/Personnel Committee shall be charged with the duty of setting forth the employees rules and regulations for all employees of The American Legion, Department of Michigan. The Department Adjutant shall promulgate such employee rules and make any decisions necessary to further define and carry out the intent of said rules and regulations.