JWV Constitution & ByLaws
Manual of Ceremonies

Amendments passed.

Constitution Article IV: Membership, Section 2

Submitted by Barry Lischinsky, Post 220, MA.                                

As it appears now:
Section 2. Active Membership. Any person of the Jewish faith of good character, who is a citizen of the United States of America, who was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned, and who was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the armed forces of the United States of America (including the National Guard and Reserves), in any of its wars, campaigns, conflicts, or as may be further set forth in the Bylaws; or who being a citizen of the United States of America, at the time of his or her entry therein, served on active duty in the United States of America, during any of the said wars, campaigns, conflicts, or expeditions; may be elected to active membership, provided, however, that no person, discharged or released under conditions other than honorable from any such service, shall be eligible to membership.

Proposed Change:
Section 2. Active Membership. Any person of the Jewish faith of good character, who is a citizen of the United States of America, who was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned, and who was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the armed forces of the United States of America (including the National Guard, Reserves, U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), in any of its wars, campaigns, conflicts, or as may be further set forth in the Bylaws; or who being a citizen of the United States of America, at the time of his or her entry therein, served on active duty in the United States of America, during any of the said wars, campaigns, conflicts, or expeditions; may be elected to active membership, provided, however, that no person, discharged or released under conditions other than honorable from any such service, shall be eligible to membership.

Constitution Article VI, Section 1

Submitted by Scott Stevens, TALO

As it appears now:
Section 1. At each National Convention, there shall be elected a National Commander. The National Commander shall serve a term commencing with the adjournment of the National Convention and end with the adjournment of the next National Convention.

Proposed Change:
Section 1.  At each National Convention, there shall be elected a National Commander and a National Vice – Commander, from a different Department.   They shall serve a term commencing with the adjournment of the National Convention and ending with the adjournment of the next National Convention.  Should the Commander become incapacitated and be unable to perform his duties, the Vice Commander will assume responsibility until the next National Commander is elected. 

Bylaws Article IV, Section 9

Submitted by Scott Stevens, TALO

As it appears now:
It does not appear.

Proposed Change:
Section 9:  There shall be established a National Marketing and Publicity Committee, which shall consist of six (6) members and a chairman appointed by the National Commander, each from a different Department.