SAL NEC pass 4 resolutions at virtual meeting

SAL NEC pass 4 resolutions at virtual meeting

The Sons of The American Legion National Executive Committee (NEC) passed four resolutions at their fall meeting, conducted virtually on Sept. 26.

Those resolutions are:

  • Resolution 16, which amends Article X of the SAL constitution to remove language setting the annual national dues at $2 per member and replaces it with language stating that annual dues will be determined by squadron and detachment and will include the national per capita.

  • Resolution 13, which amends Article IV of the SAL constitution to reflect eligibility requirements in line with The American Legion’s updated eligibility in the wake of the LEGION Act.

  • Resolution 15, which amends the Preamble of the SAL constitution to replace references to “the Great Wars” with “all wars,” also reflecting the new eligibility requirements.

  • Resolution 8, which creates the Marvin P. Nay Award for Outstanding Contributions to National Veterans Employment and Education. Nay was a member of the SAL Veterans Employment and Education Commission who died in 2019.

SAL National Commander Clint Bolt noted in his opening remarks that not only was the meeting the first virtual meeting of the SAL NEC, but that it also was the first SAL NEC meeting to emanate from the NEC room at American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis. Bolt, SAL National Adjutant Anthony Wright, and SAL National Judge Advocate Joseph Paviglianti were in Indianapolis for the meeting, while NECmen joined online.

American Legion National Commander James “Bill” Oxford and American Legion Auxiliary President Nicole Clapp also spoke to the SAL NEC via video.