Marine Corps League

Percy John Fulton Detachment

#1075

Bylaws

ARTICLE 1. – NAME

 

 

Section 1 – Name

The name of this Corporation shall be known as the “Percy John Fulton Detachment #1075”, Marine Corps League, Inc.

Section 2. Location

The meeting place of the Percy John Fulton Detachment #1075 shall be at the American Legion Building located at 111 Miller St. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

ARTICLE II – MEETINGS

Section 1. Meetings

The Percy John Fulton Detachment #1075 shall meet the fourth Monday of each month at 1900 hours at the American Legion Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Detachment Charter, or a copy thereof, the National and Marine Corps Colors and a Bible shall be displayed at all regular meetings.

Section 2. Rules of Order

The National and Department, Marine Corps League Bylaws and Roberts Revised Rules of Order shall govern the procedure and conduct of each meeting.

Section 3. Quorum

A minimum of 15 members of the Detachment must be present, including a majority of the elected officers, to constitute a quorum at a monthly meeting.

Section 4. Membership

  1. Persons who are serving, or who have served honorably in the US Marine Corps for not less than ninety (90) days and persons who are serving or have served in the US Marine Corps Reserve and have earned no less than ninety (90) Reserve Retirement credit points; and those of the other military services who are now or who have served in direct support of US Marines under conditions specified by the National Marine Corps League , shall be eligible for regular membership in the Marine Corps League. Additionally, US Navy Corpsman who have earned the Marine Corps Device (Clasp) worn on the Service Ribbon and those who earned the Warfare Device authorized for FMF Corpsman shall be eligible for Regular membership.
  2. Associate, Honorary, Life, and Dual Members shall be accepted as provided in the National Bylaws.
  3. The Percy John Fulton Detachment #1075 shall be the sole judge of its membership. It may not accept as members any person whose name has been stricken from the rolls of the Marine Corps League by the Department or National Organizations.

ARTICLE III – OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers

  1. The current Detachment’s elected Officers and the Junior Past Commandant shall constitute the Detachment’s Board of Trustees. Action of the Board of Trustees shall be by consensus or by simple majority vote.
  2. All Officers must be Regular Members in good standing of the Detachment and shall have a term limit of (2) years.
  3. Elected Officers shall be:                                        Appointed Officers shall be:

Commandant                                                  Adjutant

Senior Vice Commandant                               Adjutant/Paymaster

Junior Vice Commandant                               Sergeant-At-Arms

Judge Advocate                                              Chaplain

Section 2. Elections

            A nominating committee shall be named by the Detachment Commandant in February. Recommendations by the nominating committee and any nomination from the floor shall be voted upon during the scheduled meeting in the month of April.

Section 3.   Installations

a.       Installation of the elected and appointed Officers of the Detachment shall be conducted within thirty (30) days from the day of the election.

b.      The incoming Detachment Commandant may select any installing officer meeting the guidelines established in the National Bylaws.

c.       It is the responsibility of the Installing Officer to sign, date, and forward the installation form to National Headquarters, the Division Vice Commandant, and the Department of North Carolina Adjutant within fifteen (15) days of installation.

Section 4.  Vacancy in Officer

a.       In the event of a vacancy in the office of Commandant or Senior Vice Commandant, the Officer next in line shall automatically succeed to the office vacated.

b.      In the event of a vacancy in any other elected or appointed office, the Commandant shall appoint a member in good standing from the membership roster of the Detachment for the remainder of the Term of Office so vacated. Such an appointment must be approved by a majority of the membership.

Section 5. Removal from Office

            When a Detachment elective officer fails to attend three (3) consecutive regular monthly meetings, the Commandant shall request by mail an explanation for failure to attend meetings and apparent lack of interest on the part of such officer. If an explanation is not received within ten (10) days after such request is sent to the last known address, or if the explanation is unsatisfactory, the Detachment Board of Trustees may declare such office vacant.

Section 6.  Duties of Detachment Officers

The duties of each elected or appointed officer are found in the “Guidebook for Detachment Officers” Published by National Headquarters. Each elected or appointed officer shall be provided a copy of his/her duties upon assuming their duties.

ARTICLE IV – FINANCE

Section 1. Dues

            Dues shall be determined by the Detachment Board of Trustees and approved or disapproved by the membership. Dues shall not be less than the amount set by the Department and National Headquarters.

Section 2. Funds

The Detachment Paymaster shall have charge of all books, ledgers and records of accounts of the Detachment; collect receive and have charge of all funds of the Detachment; make disbursements on behalf of the Detachment for all reasonable Detachment expenses; and deposit Detachment funds in a bank directed by the Board of Trustees. The Paymaster shall make a written report of the financial standing of the Detachment at each regular meeting. Officers with authority to use funds of the Percy John Fulton Detachment in excess of $250.00 for purposes of this Detachment must present the purpose to the membership for approval. All checks for disbursements of Detachment funds will have two signatures placed thereon, one being the Paymaster and the other signature of the Commandant or his Designee.  The provisions of Article IV Section 2 do not apply to special programs previously approved by the detachment membership. 

ARTICLE V – DISCIPLINE

Section 1.  Discipline

            Any member of the Detachment who violates these Bylaws or the Bylaws of the Department or National Marine Corps League, or who performs or allows to be performed any act or deed that tends to bring discredit upon the Marine Corps League shall be officially charged as provided in the National Administrative procedures, chapter nine and the Department of North Carolina By-Laws, chapter eight, section 830

 

ARTICLE VI – CHARTER SUSPENSION,

SURRENDERED, OR REVOKED

Should the Detachment’s Charter be suspended, revoked, or surrendered, the provisions of Article Five, Section 555 and 560 of the Department’s By-Laws shall be adhered to.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendments

            These Bylaws may be revised, amended or repealed by a majority vote of the Detachment duly convened. Any revision, amendment or revocation must be forwarded, in duplicate, to the Department Judge Advocate for review and approval.