Constitution & Bylaws

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. The importance of having bylaws in place to allow operations to continue in an emergency has become absolutely vital. Knowing the laws of the state under which a nonprofit operates is the foundation upon which an organization’s governing documents rest. Constitution & Bylaws are the basis for governance of your department, district, county, and 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.

Member Resources

Constitution & Bylaws Program Action Plan

National Constitution & Bylaws (Revised 2020)

Department Constitution & Bylaws (Revised July 2022)

Sample Unit C&B with Virtual Meeting (doc will download when clicked)

Unit Constitution Document Editing Video (Coming Soon)

How to Write a Resolution

How to be an Effective Parliamentarian