Suffolk County Reference Library

Funeral Etiquette and Protocol
Submitted by PPC Matthew Stahl
Things every Legionnaire should keep in mind when attending visitations or funerals. See PDF File Here

Basic Parliamentary Procedure
Submitted by PC Matthew Stahl
A quick guide to Robert's Rules. Avoid unproductive meetings and "dust ups." See PDF File Here

Planning Effective Meetings
Submitted by PC Matthew Stahl
Everything you need to plan and conduct any kind of meeting. See PDF File Here 

US Military Holidays and Observances / Flag Flying Protocols
Submitted by PPC Matthew Stahl. See PDF File Here

Suffolk County Constitution and By Laws

By Laws

Legion Family: Structure/Responsibility
From James Casey - Adjutant, Department of New York
In an effort to answer questions we receive on a daily basis via phone, letter, or e-mail, here is information with regards to The American Legion Family and each branch’s responsibility. Legion Family: Structure/Responsibility

Submitted by PPC Bob Santo
Legionnaires at every membership level are afforded the opportunity to suggest changes in their local posts' policies, or even to the manner in which the Legion operates as an organization. Legionnaires interested in initiating such a process must file a resolution – a written description of a problem or situation, followed by a suggestion as to how it may be corrected. A resolution may also be a statement or declaration pertaining to an issue of concern to the Legion. It consists of two parts: the preamble (description of the problem), and the resolve clause (how the local post, department or national organization should solve the problem or support the issue). The entire resolution should be one continuous sentence, with the preamble clause(s) preceding the resolve clause(s).

Use the Resolutions collection in the Digital Archive to search and view current resolutions from 1985 to present. Active resolutions within the legislative program are also included in this collection. For questions about historical resolutions that are no longer the policy of The American Legion please contact the Library.

See the
Link to download the American Legion publication "Resolutions and Reports"

Questions regarding writing resolutions should be addressed to the Suffolk County American Legion Resolutions Chairman.
Contact information for the current chairman may be found on the "Committee Assignments" page of this website.