Article I – Name
Section 1. The State existing under these By-Laws is to be known as the American Legion Riders, Department of Maine.
Section 2. The name and nature of this State are as set forth in the ALR Constitution.
Article II — Management
Section 1. The elected Officers of the State shall be Director, Assistant Director, Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, Road Captain and Safety Officer. The appointed Officers shall be Executive Director, Chaplin, Web Master, and Public Relations/Historian.
Section 2. Between meetings, the administrative power of the State shall be vested in the State Executive Committee, which shall consist of all elected and appointed Officers for the current year and in addition the immediate Past State Director.
Section 3. Officers of the State shall be nominated annually at the Winter Meeting and take office immediately following the election. All elections of Officers shall follow voting guide lines and be the last order of business. Voting shall be by Chapter members attending the meeting only.
Section 4. All vacancies existing in any office of the State from any cause other than the expiration of the term shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the committee, and a person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the member of the committee or officer whose position was vacated.
Section 5. A vacancy shall exist when a member or officer is absent from the State due to resignation, loss of qualifications, incapacity from injury or illness, or for a continuous period of unexpected absences considered detrimental to the interest of the State by the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
Section 6. All Past State Directors shall be members of the Executive Committee with voice but without voting privileges with the exception of immediate Past Director.
Article III — Meetings
Section 1. The annual Winter Meeting of the State shall be held at a Chapter location determined at the prior Summer Rally, following the voting guide lines. Business to be discussed shall be nominations and elections of State Officers, candidates for the Summer Rally to be announced and voted on following the voting guide line, all other business as may be brought up for discussion or action. In the interest of fairness the Winter Meeting should be held at a different location each year.
Section 2. The annual Summer Rally of the State shall be held by a Chapter determined at the prior Winter Meeting of the State following voting guide lines. Candidates for the Winter Meeting will be announced and voted on following the voting guide lines. The Summer Rally shall be a meeting to discuss business of the State ALR and a day of camaraderie for all state ALR membership. In the interest of fairness the Summer Rally should be held in a different location each year.
Section 3. The State Director or a majority of the Executive Committee shall have the power to call a special meeting of the State at anytime.
Section 4. Five Chapters present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum.
Article IV — State Executive Committee
Section 1. The State Executive Committee shall meet for organizational or such other business as many comes before it at the call of the State Director immediately after the election of the new Officers. Thereafter the state Executive Committee shall meet as often as the State Director may deem necessary. The State Director shall call a meeting of the State executive Committee upon the joint written request of three or more members of said State Executive Committee, Five members of the committee shall constitute a quorum thereof.
Section 2. Any potential American Legion Rider Chapter shall contact the State Executive Committee prior to starting a chapter for guidance and direction.