American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

Constitution & Bylaws

Lisa Hoyland
Sample Constitution and Bylaws and Standing Rules
2022-2023 Constitution & Bylaws Program Action Plan
2022-2023 Constitution & Bylaws Year End Reporting Unit
2022-2023 Constitution & Bylaws Year End Reporting District
National Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules
Flowchart for Meetings, Elections, and Emergencies
What to include in your standing rules

ALA Constitution & Bylaws Facebook Page


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.

A Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules are required for each Unit. The Constitution and Bylaws should be reviewed every year but not changed. Standing Rules should be reviewed often, and may be changed as often as necessary.

When changes are made, you MUST send a copy of your governing documents via email to the Department of FL Chairman at


Special 100th Anniversary Program History Facts:

In 1921, at the Auxiliary’s 1st National Convention, the Committee on Permanent

Organization created the Constitution Committee, whose job it was to draft a National

Constitution. Twenty-six women from twenty-six different departments were named to this committee. By 1927, the committee name changed to Committee on Constitution and By-Laws.