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Southern Area Commander

Paul Bosco
Southern Area Commander

May 2021

Post Elections

There are a lot of questions about elections of post officers. Sections 12 and 13 from Article X of Department’s Constitution is helpful with providing some clarification.

Section 12. The local Post shall be officered by the following officers who shall be elected annually by the Post: Post Commander, Post Vice-Commanders-as many as may be required, Post Finance Officer, Post Sergeant-At-Arms, Post Historian, Post Chaplain

And Post Adjutant, Post Service Officer, and Post Judge Advocate-who shall be appointed by the Post Commander-elect and whose names shall be placed before the Post or the Post Executive Committee as the Post Constitution and By-Laws shall provide, at the first meeting following their appointment, for confirmation by a majority of the members present.

Section 13. All officers of Posts, except the Post Adjutant, Post Service Officer and Post Judge Advocate, shall be elected and certified to the Department Adjutant, not more than ninety (90) days, nor less than ten (10) days prior to the Annual Department Convention, certification to be made on forms furnished or prescribed by the Department Adjutant. Post Officers shall be installed by the District Commander or his/her designated representative. Post Officers shall take office and enter upon their duties at a date to be fixed by the Post, which date shall be subsequent to, but not later than sixty (60) days after the adjournment of the Annual Department Convention, unless waived in writing by the incoming District Commander. In the event of a vacancy caused by the death, resignation or removal from office, the name and address of the successor shall be reported to the Department Adjutant within one (1) week after such vacancy has been filled. No Post officer shall assume office prior to providing the Post Adjutant with proof of eligibility.

District Constitutional Conferences Dates:

  • District 9 will be on May 15 at Post 321 Cooper City registration at 1200 start at 1300.
  • District 11 will be on May 16 at Army National Guard, 3193 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33406 registration 0900 start at 1000.
  • District 14 will be on May 15 at Post 31 South Miami registration at 0900 start at 1000.

Here are some dates to remember.

  • May 5 Cinco de mayo
  • May 9 Mother’s Day
  • May 15 Peace Officer ‘s Memorial Day
  • May 31 Memorial Day

Paul Bosco
Southern Area Commander
southernarea@legionmail.org