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Offline Redmaxx

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Re: District meetings
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 03:00:10 pm »
Failure is SUPPOSED to lead to Post being put on suspension after 2 missed District meetings in a year. 
Where did you find this in the By-Laws? I haven't seen anything about 2 meeting in a year but I have seen 2 consecutive meetings.
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 06:29:35 pm »
In Missouri, after the Post's absence is reported to Department, a letter requesting the explanation is sent to the Post Commander with instructions to reply within a short time period. The District Commander is also required to attend that Post's next meeting vfor an investigation to see if the Post is functioning properly. Then the District Commander makes recommendations to Department. Second offense same drill. (Not necessarily consecutive.).
Third Offense is likely to have a Commander removed. Suspensions are deemed to be used as last resort and will be used in shutting down non complying posts. (If they exceed 4 Meetings.) This is set by Standard Operating Procedures in Missouri using the requirement for the Post Commanders to attend all properly called District Meetings.
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 08:50:54 pm »
Chris,
    While I respect you, I must argue with you about 'how it works in Missouri'.  Absolutely nothing is done about post cdrs or even a representative being absent.  Looks good on paper but that is not the way it works.  We have one post cdr that has not attended a district meeting in several years and one that has been post cdr for over 5 years that has never attended.  Nothing is done. The requirement is a farce.  Yes, it gets reported to Dept with each district meeting report. 
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 10:05:30 pm »
And how does the District Commander perform his investigation and recommendation report.
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 10:27:01 pm »
It just dont happen.
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 02:07:36 am »
So I'd like to raise a question as a potential Post Commander in the future -

I've read through this thread and have not seen anything regarding absence due to illness or job requirements (I'm a shift worker that has to work weekends at least two times a month). Is my job a valid reason (strictly by the book) to be absent and have a representative attend instead? Or would I be setting myself up for failure by taking this position and having to work/miss meetings?
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 07:21:42 am »
JBadley, You do have other Officers and Comrades in your Post. Notify the District Cdr in advance that xxxx will be attending in your stead and if they do not show, they should be the focus of the investigation.
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Re: District meetings
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 07:31:56 am »
I agree with Chris.  It is not meant to be a cumbersome requirement.  And it is OK for a rep to be there instead but a rep should not become a habit for years as some posts view it.  I also urge all post QMs and Service Officers to attend, our post urges the Sr-vice as well and if he doesn't attend sometimes he finds himself out of a job with the next election.  We use the 'chairs' to vet our future post CDRs.
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