American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

Constitution & Bylaws

Pat DevinePat Devine
CBylaws@alafl.org
2016-2017 Constitution & Bylaws Program Action Plan
2017 Sample Constitution & Bylaws Template
ALA National Constitution & Bylaws (2015 updates)

Purpose

The Constitution & Bylaws program informs and educates members of the American Legion Auxiliary on the importance and power of properly written, reviewed and updated documents, policies and procedures at all levels. Constitution & Bylaws are the basis for governance of your unit. Preparing and adhering to updated Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules will ensure a more successful organizational process, and provide the structures to follow at all levels of our organization.

Every Unit MUST have a Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules. The Constitution and Bylaws must be updated every 5 years. They should be reviewed, but not changed, every year. Standing Rules should be reviewed often, and may be changed as often as necessary.