I would initiate a counter claim against the Commander and all who supports hi actions. He clearly violated several sections on the Procedure as specified in Article 9. Not having full details,I will not advise on which paragraphs fit, once you study the Article, you will find what fits.
Chris, I did not initialy have acceess to the Manual, By-laws and Ritual. I now have the podium edition.
From what I gather from my limited knowlegde of this so far, is he committed offenses:
Section 902 (4)
Section 902 (12)- a couple times
Disregarded Section 901
and broke Rules of Order Section 1001 (6)
This is what I have requested that the district, state, and national, look into. The form DA-1 can not be initiated by a member, or the district adjutant or even the district commander. I don't see this under Section 903.
And What is a counter claim? I haven't read that in this manual.
Be sure to type in accordance to the templates all specifications you will be charging them with. As you will be charging a Commander, and evidently the existing clique, be sure to have as much solid documentation as possibly. Witness List, any writings, full statements, anything that will support your claims.
I have all the info, including a copy of the voice recording from the VFW meeting. The problem I had, have, and currently seek advice for, is these templates.
I am not the best letter writer in the world, and this hampers me. I wish the Manual had a template for the appeal process. I "heard", if these letters you must send, are not in the proper format and do not use the exact working they require, they will be tossed aside and deemed non-compliant. This is where I am at now, I think.
Be advised, it could backfire and you can be charged for the claim alone.
From who, the VFW?
What, will they take my card away for standing up against a bully?
?? Then so be it.
I recommend you get in contact with your Department Judge Advocate for assistance. Evidently, there is definitely Post and possibly District bias.
Why doesn't the State Adjutant/State Quartermaster walk down the hallway and give this to the DJA?
This makes no sense, to me.
FWIW, here is another wrench I have to deal with.
On Oct 16, Ordered me to transfer and never come back.
On Oct 19, was the district meeting.
On Nov 8, I transferred to another post.
On Dec 6, I received a letter from original post, terminating all privileges to the post, forever, for anything. I am not allowed there, as a guest, for any VFW related, or private function at the premises.
According to the State, On Nov 8, I lost all my rights to appealing the decision made by the post, because I transferred to another post, as ordered.