Marine Corps League
McLemore Detachment #324
Article 1: A quorum is established when three (3) or more
members of the Board of Trustees are in attendance at any scheduled
meeting of the Detachment.
Article 2: Elected officers of the McLemore Detachment will
include the following: Commandant, Senior Vice Commandant, Junior
Vice Commandant, Judge Advocate, Paymaster.
Article 3: The Detachment Commandant shall appoint the following
officers: Adjutant, Chaplain, Sergeant-at-Arms and other officers
as he/she may deem necessary to serve the needs of the Detachment.
The Detachment Commandant may call upon the membership to nominate
and vote candidates for appointed offices, but the status of
those offices shall remain appointed, not elected.
Article 4: A member may serve in only one elected office at
any one time. However, a member serving in an elected office
may at the same time serve in an appointed office, ie, the same
member may serve the office of Adjutant/Paymaster.
Article 5: The term of office for elected officers is to be
one (1) year. In the event any Detachment officer is absent for
three (3) consecutive meetings, barring extenuating circumstances,
the Detachment Commandant will declare that the office is vacant
and an election will take place immediately to fill said vacancy
and no prior notice shall be required. Likewise, when an elected
officer resigns his/her office, an election will take place immediately
to fill the vacancy and no prior notice shall be required
Article 6: The Detachment Paymaster shall, at all times, be
in control of all moneys acquired or held by the Detachment.
He/She shall maintain a bank account in the name of McLemore
Detachment, Marine Corps League with signature of either the
Paymaster or Commandant being required on all checks issued by
the Detachment. (The Detachment Commandant and Paymaster are
included in a blanket bond issued by National Headquarters.)
The financial records of the detachment shall be audited by the
detachment's Board of Trustees following the installation of
new officers each year. A record of such audit, indicating acceptance
and/or exceptions by the newly seated Board of Trustees, shall
be entered into the minutes of the detachment meeting for the
month of March.
Article 7: The elected officers and Junior Past Commandant
of the Detachment shall be its Board of Trustees.
Article 8: The Detachment Commandant shall appoint a nominating
committee prior to election of officers. The nominating committee
shall submit the slate of nominated officers at the January meeting.
Nominations from the floor may be accepted and added to the committee's
slate. Once all opportunities for nominating officers is concluded,
the officers for the coming year shall be elected at the January
meeting. Elected officers shall be installed during, or prior
to, the regularly scheduled February meeting.
Article 9: A member in good standing is defined as one who
has paid his/her current dues. No one shall hold an elected or
appointed office who is not a member in good standing with the
Detachment. Once accepted as a member in good standing by the
Detachment membership, that member may not be removed from the
Detachment roll except for cause (Chapter 9, Administrative Procedures,
MCL) or that member requesting transfer (Section 710, Administrative
Article 10: Detachment Bylaws may be amended or changed by
a 2/3 majority of members present at any regularly scheduled
meeting, subject to the written approval of the Department Judge
Article 11: All activities and functions of the detachment
not defined by these detachment bylaws shall be conducted in
compliance with the Bylaws and Administrative Procedures of the
Department of Texas and National Headquarters of the Marine Corps
These Bylaws approved by membership of the McLemore Detachment
#324 on March 11, 2008.
Certified By: Attest:
Approved By: ____________________________Date: ______________
Ken Henry, Judge Advocate
Department of Texas, Marine Corps League