The American Legion

Brownsburg Lincoln Post 331

1. Celebrations of Life
2. House Rules
3. Facility Decorations and Postings
4. Canteen Committee Functions
5. Canteen use during a “Legion” Meeting
6. Donation(s) and Expenditure(s)
7. Hall Rental(s)
8. Rental Fee(s)
9. Rules for Children in the Post
10. First Year Membership Initiative
11. Proper Attire in Kitchen Areas
12. Holiday Closing(s)
13. Gaming Activities
14. American Legion Scholarship Opportunities
15. Veterans Transportation Network (VTN)
16. Veterans Assistance Committee (VAC)
17. E-Cigarette(s) and Vaping


 
Celebrations of Life – Policy #1

For a Veteran of American Legion Post 331.

Effective 3/11/2019 the families of a deceased Legion member will not be provided a complimentary celebration of life.  Family of the deceased may be offered three (3)  options to celebrate the life of their Legion member.


Option 1:
(1) Legion donates $100.00 to deceased member's charity of choice.

(2) Legion has no other financial involvement.

(3) Chaplain assists with funeral as requested by family.

Option 2:
(1) Legion donates function space for the family to use for the event.

(2) Family is allowed to bring in there own food for their own use.

(3) Legion donates lemonade, iced tea, water, coffee & maybe desserts.

(4) Legion provides applicable Flags, Memorial Table and Regalia.

(5) Chaplain assists with funeral as requested by family.

Option 3:
(1)  Legion donates function space for the family to use for the event.

(2)  Legion provides applicable Flags, Memorial Table and Regalia.

(3)  Legion provides catering options (see Canteen Manager for details).

(4)  Legion requests desserts from American Legion Auxiliary Unit 331.

(5)  Chaplain assists with funeral as requested by family.

All requests, like other requests for use of our post, must be forwarded to the Canteen Manager who handles function space utilization.

For a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 331:

American Auxiliary Unit 331 will pay the cost of the celebration of life.

For a member of American Legion SAL Squadron 331.

       a.   SAL Squadron 331 will pay the cost of the celebration of life.

American Auxiliary Unit 331 and SAL Squadron 331 are responsible for providing the rules for celebrations of life for the families of their members.
 

House Rules – Policy #2

House Rules and Code of Conduct

Purpose: The purpose of the American Legion Post 331 House rules, Code of Conduct is to provide our members and their guests the rules that govern their conduct within the post home and post canteen.

ARTICLE I

Definitions
Section 1.  Member as applied to the house rules, shall mean any Legionnaire, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Rider member in good standing of Post 331. A member in good standing is defined as one who has paid their annual dues by 1 January of the applicable year.

Section 2.  Canteen is that portion of the post home housing the bar facilities.

Section 3.  Post Home includes all the premises and grounds utilized by Post 331, including any building(s) thereon.

Section 4.  Management, as applied to the house rules, shall refer to the canteen manager and the bartender(s) on duty.

Section 5.  Executive Committee is the committee elected in accordance with the Post By-Laws to oversee the operation of the post and therefore the canteen.

Section 6.  Minor is any person declared a minor within the scope of Indiana State ATC regulations.

Section 7.  Visiting Guest is anyone who is a member in good standing of another American Legion Post.

Section 8.  Guest is anyone who is not a member of Post 331 or another American Legion Post.

ARTICLE II

Persons Permitted in the Canteen

Section 1.  Section 1.  The privilege of American Legion Post 331 Canteen is for members of The American Legion,  members of the Armed Forces with their military identification card. VFW members, Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution that are in good standing.

a.  All members are required to observe the standards of conduct and dignity expected of a Legionnaire.

b.  Members must be in good standing to enjoy canteen privileges. Members must present current membership card or receipt that indicates payment of current years dues upon request of the management.

c.  Members are permitted to bring guests. Members will be responsible for their guest’s conduct. Guests must depart when the member departs.

d.  Guests who are eligible to join the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion are restricted to a total of three (3) visits to the canteen as a guest in any calendar year. The sponsoring member is responsible for determining membership eligibility with respect to these provisions and will inform their guest that joining the American Legion and/or its recognized affiliates will determine their future visitation rights.

ARTICLE III

Beverages

Section 1.  No alcoholic beverages will be purchased for and/or served to minors. Nor will minors be allowed to carry any alcoholic beverages to any person in the canteen. Adults must order any non-alcoholic beverage for a person under the age of twenty-one. No person under the age of twenty-one shall be seated at the bar.

Section 2.  No beverage of any kind, not purchased at the canteen will be permitted on the premises. No beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, purchased in the canteen will be carried out of the post with the exception of the back patio area and the horseshoe pits. All alcoholic beverages will be consumed inside the canteen, horseshoe pits or the back patio. No beverages, alcoholic or otherwise will be brought into the canteen for consumption.

Section 3.  No alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone who, in the estimation of the management is intoxicated. Indication of intoxication shall include but is not limited to boisterous behavior, dozing or sleeping anywhere in the canteen, aggressive behavior, taunting and/or harassment of patrons or management, and use of loud, vulgar profanity or personally insulting comments.

Section 4.  No member or guest shall secure beverages for any person who has been refused service or both will be asked to leave the premises.

Section 5.  No member or guest is allowed to run a tab.

ARTICLE IV

Conduct and Post Rules

Section 1.  Management shall have full authority to enforce these house rules while on duty. Members and their guests understand that the bartender on duty is the person in charge. Members and their guests must abide by the bartenders or canteen manager’s decision in regards to violations of these rules. Management may order anyone to leave the canteen who in their judgment, has violated one or more of these rules and/or has engaged in any conduct that is detrimental to the post.

Section 2.  The Management reserves the right to refuse service to and/or ask anyone to leave the canteen or post home whose conduct while in the post is such that it is of the opinion of the management, detrimental to any person, the post, or The American Legion. This includes, but is not limited to:

a.  Conduct unbecoming a Legionnaire.

b.  Verbal and physical altercations of confrontations.

c.   Discussion regarding individual’s character.

d.  Discussion of post business with non-members present.

e.  Any personal attack with respect to sex, race, creed, religion or personal lifestyle.

f.  Loud, profane, vulgar or abusive language.

g.  Lewd, indecent or sexual misconduct.

h.  Theft of and/or destruction of Post Canteen/Home property.

i.   Use of, or possession of, illegal drugs while in the Post Canteen/Home.

Section 3.  Members and guests will not interfere with the duties and direction of canteen employees. No member or guest shall reprimand an employee of the post canteen. Any suggestions or criticism concerning the canteen operations or the conduct of its employees will be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the individual submitting the report to the Commander. Any unsigned reports will not be considered.

Section 4.  Post members and guests are not authorized behind the bar, in the kitchen or in the storage area unless asked by the management on duty to help with a specific task. Upon completion of that task, they are to return to the customer side of the bar. The bartender should ask an officer or member of the post for assistance when assistance is necessary. This rule specifically in regards to the kitchen does not preclude member’s use of the kitchen during special events.

Section 5.  No member, guest or outside entity shall leave vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. on post property for a period of time exceeding 72 hours. Towing will be enforced at owner’s expense. This excludes the two Scouts BSA trailers parked near the railroad tracks.

Section 6.  Pets are not allowed in the post canteen at any time. Service animals are allowed in accordance to ADA regulations. Service animals will not be allowed on the bars or tables at any time. Service animals must remain under the control of their owner.

Section 7.  No person who is a known registered sex offender shall be allowed in the canteen or on post premises.

Section 8.  Any member or guest found damaging or destroying Legion property will be required to pay for damages.

Section 9.  Members have the right to file an incident report to report any violation of these house rules. The report must be presented to the management within three (3) days of the incident; unless such incident involves an employee, then such report will be submitted to the Post Commander.

Section 10.  Any member disciplined under any Article or Section of these house rules, shall have the right to appeal. The member will appeal to the Canteen Committee. The appeal steps are outlined in Article VII of these house rules.

ARTICLE V

Use of the Television, Jukebox, Pool Table, Dartboard and other Gaming Devices

Section 1.  The television(s) in the canteen may be used at any time when the room is not being used for post meetings or functions. Sports, news and weather programming will have precedence.

Section 2.  The pool table, dartboards and any other gaming devices in the post are for entertainment purposes.  No children are allowed in the room with the pool table without adult supervision.

Section 3.  The jukebox, pool table, dartboards and other gaming devices may be closed at the discretion of management or by the direction of the executive committee for special events.

Section 4.  Movement of the pool table is not allowed.

Section 5.  Only management or bartender on duty will adjust the volume control for the jukebox and television. The choice of what is to be shown and played on all audio/visual equipment will be determined by the majority of patrons on hand and not employees of the post. Volume will be kept at a reasonable level.

Section 6.  At the discretion of the management on duty, based on their evaluation that the majority of the Legion patrons are watching a major television event, the jukebox may be turned down or off so as not to interfere with the majority.

ARTICLE VI

Discipline of Post 331 Members and Guests

Use of the Post 331 Canteen is a privilege extended to members and their guests who are expected to abide by these house rules. The following outlines American Legion Post 331 procedures concerning barring of members and guests from the canteen and post premises.

Section 1.  Bartender on Duty. The bartender on duty has the right to ask a member or guest to leave for a 24-hour period for any violation of the house rules. Anytime the bartender asks a member or guest to leave they will complete an incident report and annotate it into the daily incident log that ATC requires and provide such report to the canteen manager for their review and action.

Section 2. Canteen Manager. The canteen manager upon receipt of an Incident Report may, if deemed necessary, have a member or guest barred until the next canteen committee meeting.

Section 3.  Action on Incident Reports. The canteen manager will review all Incident Reports with the commander, canteen committee chair and adjutant prior to the next regularly scheduled canteen committee meeting. Except in special circumstances, the guidelines provided in Annex A will be used as recommendations. The Adjutant will maintain a file on all Incident Reports and is responsible for ensuring that written notice is provided to the offenders, who are also members of Post 331, under the signature of the canteen committee chairman. Such notice will inform the member they have the right to contest the offense at the next scheduled canteen committee meeting. The notice will contain the following information: Date and time of the offense, Type of offense citing Article and Section violated. Date and time of the canteen committee meeting in which the offense will be reviewed. The canteen manager is responsible for ensuring that a list of all members and guests that are barred is maintained at the bar for the bartenders. This list will include the name, date barred, length of time barred, and offense.

Section 4.  All members of American Legion Post 331 as defined in the house rules have the right to contest charges brought against them at the next scheduled canteen committee meeting. Members who have been barred from the canteen have the right to attend official meetings of the organization(s) holding their membership, excluding canteen functions.

Section 5.  Executive Committee is the final and ruling authority on post discipline.

ARTICLE VII
Conclusion

Section 1.  All members and guest are expected to read the rules set forth herein and abide thereby. A violation my subject you to possible loss of canteen privileges for a period of up to (1) year or more. In addition to these prescribed rules, the manager will report in writing any circumstance not specifically covered herein as they may see fit, to keep and maintain proper conduct on the premises. Any such action taken by the manager will be reported at the next scheduled executive committee meeting so they in turn can ensure proper remedial action.

Section 2.  These house rules will be reviewed annually within 60 days after installation of officers.

Section 3.  A copy of these house rules will be kept behind the bar at all times for members and guest who wish to review them.

Section 4. The House rules and Code of Conduct contain one Annex. Annex A briefly outlines offenses and the recommendation in regards to violation of such offenses.

Annex A to House rules & Code of Conduct
Annex A contains the recommendations for first time offense violations of American Legion Post 331 House rules and Code of Conduct. Please note, the recommended time barred in only a guideline. Repeated violations or special circumstances could result in more than the recommended time barred outlined in this annex. It is the responsibility of each member and guest to read American Legion Post 331 House rules and Code of Conduct. Each member is expected to ensure that any guests they bring into the Post Home will also abide by these rules. Members have the right to contest any charge filed against them. The steps are outlined in Article VI of the American Legion Post 331 House rules and Code of Conduct.

Bartender on Duty
The Bartender on Duty has the right to ask a member or guest to leave for a 24-hour period for any violation of the house rules. The bartender will complete an incident report each time they have to ask a member or guest to leave and report such incident to the canteen manager and enter it into the daily incident log.

Canteen Manager
The canteen manager has the right to bar a member or guest until the next scheduled canteen committee meeting.

Member Rights
A member who is the subject of an incident report has the right to attend the next scheduled canteen committee meeting to contest the charges and will be notified of that right by the canteen committee.

OFFENSE RECOMMENDED TIME BARRED
Blatant, continued and loud public use of profanity or obscenities – 24 hours
Intoxication – 24 hours
Minor disagreement or confrontation – 24 hours
Intentional purchasing of alcoholic beverages for a customer who has been refused service – 30 days
Major disagreements or confrontations – 30 t0 45 days
Physical confrontations  – 90 to 120 days
Possession or use of illegal drugs on Post premises  – 1 year, to be reviewed annually
Purchasing a drink for a minor  – 1 year, to be reviewed annually
Lewd, indecent sexual misconduct – 1 year, to be reviewed annually
Theft – 1 year, to be reviewed annually
Destruction of Post property; the cost to make the necessary repairs (including labor) – plus 30 days

 
Facility Decorations and Postings – Policy #3

1. Pins and staples are damaging to the walls and doors and when tape is used on walls, doors and ceilings it seems to never get completely removed.

            2.  Therefore pins, staples and tape are not to be used for attaching decorations, posters   or anything to wall, doors or windows. You may use command strips or, if not too heavy, painter’s tape for attaching to walls and doors. Ceiling hooks or paper clips are to be used for attaching to ceilings. This is the same policy as seen in the policy for hall rentals.


 Canteen Committee Functions – Policy #4

Article VI – Section 18, of the Post By-Laws delineate the functions, duties and makeup of the Canteen Committee for American Legion Post 331.  Canteen Committee members are not expected to be present at the post at any particular time.  However, if present, at the post at any time, a committee member shall document incidents of misbehavior or failure of patrons to abide by canteen rules.  This documentation may be used for the purpose of future actions to be taken by the committee and also for reports forwarded to the executive committee.  As stated, a canteen committee member is not under an obligation to be present within the canteen at any particular time.  If present and available at the post, the committee member’s authority shall supersede the bartender’s authority as set forth in Policy #2 herein. 



Canteen use during a “Legion” Meeting – Policy #5

No alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages will be sold to any “Legion” member of American Legion Post 331 while a “Legion” membership meeting is being held on the 4th Monday of each month.

2. All "Legion" members of American Legion Post 331 will be asked to attend the membership meeting or leave the canteen area while the membership meeting is in progress on the 4th Monday of each month.

3. This policy DOES NOT apply to other organizations of The American Legion Post 331 Family unless specifically addressed by that organization within their policies or by-laws.
 

Donation(s) and Expenditure(s) – Policy #6

1. No donation(s) or grant(s) may be made to individual(s) except in the case of a serious illness or hospitalization and then only after the proper review by our Veterans Assistance Committee (VAC).


2. Donations of $500 may be approved by the membership in a regular meeting. Donations over $500 must be approved at two (2) successive regular membership meetings (reference is By-Laws Article IX).


3. Trustees may spend up to $500 per calendar month for incidental repair of post equipment and facilities (reference is By-Laws Article IV Section 9).


4. The Executive Committee of American Legion Post 331 may authorize or approve expenditures of up to $1,500 (reference is By-Laws Article III Section 2).


5. The Finance Committee shall review all major expense(s), greater than $2,500 before said expenses are presented to the executive committee or membership.


6. The following types of expenditures are covered by this policy:

a. Regular – utilities, insurance, CPA fees, approved monthly expenses, and license fees covered by (By-Laws Article IV Section 4) and paid by the post Finance Officer.
b. Special – items that have not been budgeted or approved but require approval by the executive committee.
c. Emergency – immediate repairs that are necessary to remain open. The executive committee should be called but officers in attendance may make approval and then present to the executive committee.


Hall Rental(s) – Policy #7     

1. American Legion Post 331 has two facilities available for rental:
Veterans Hall
Memorial Hall

2. Reservations, through the assistant canteen manager, are required for rental.


3. Rental is on a first come first served basis.


4. There is a fee structure for renting the facilities.  These fees are set by the executive committee in coordination with the canteen manager.


5. Providing “free” use of any facility requires the approval of the membership (reference is By-laws Article IX).


6. The canteen manager will furnish to the executive committee the following.
a. Deposits, what type, how much, when deposit must be received.        
b. Refund policy, time limits, amounts.

7. The executive committee will review and approve all changes to hall rental contracts prior to any negotiations with potential renters.


8. Pins and staples are damaging to the walls and doors and when tape is used on walls, doors and ceilings it seems to never get completely removed.

9. Therefore pins, staples, and tape ARE NOT to be used for attaching decorations to walls, doors, or windows. You may use command strips or, if not too heavy, painters tape for attaching to walls and doors. Ceiling hooks or paper clips are to be used for attaching to ceilings.
 

Rental Fee(s) – Policy #8

1. Memorial Hall rental fee(s), for groups no larger than 70, may be requested by contacting our Post Canteen Manager at (317) 852-3200.  The manager and/or the rental coordinator will quote all fees associated with renting halls within American Legion Post 331.


2. Veterans Hall rental fee(s), for groups no larger than 125, to as many as 275, may be requested by contacting our Post Canteen Manager at (317) 852-3200.  The manager and/or the rental coordinator will quote all fees associated with renting halls within American Legion Post 331.


3. Deposit for each hall rental is one-half (1/2) of the rental fee.


4. Cancellation Policy:
a. 60 days or more before event, one-half of deposit will be returned.
b. 59 or less days before event, there will be no deposit returned.

5. Equipment Deposit Fees:
a. Will be provided by our rental coordinator.

6. ALL food costs must be paid in full seven (7) days before event date.


7. Damage Policy:
a. Renter is responsible for all damage to Post 331 property.
b. A damage deposit of $200 is required.



Rules for Children in the Post – Policy #9

American Legion Post 331 is a family oriented post and we encourage members to bring children to the post.  To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, it is important that no guest or child of a guest act in a way that interferes with others use and enjoyment of the post.  Children by their nature do not always understand what is expected of them.  From time to time, even if they do understand, it is the nature of childhood that obedience to rules needs to be enforced by the adults responsible for the child.  In addition, the post has a gaming and liquor license. Each of these licenses has mandatory rules that must be obeyed in order to keep the license. Some of those rules relate specifically to minors.  American Legion Post 331 has the following rules for children and the adults who bring them to the post.

- No one under the age of majority (18) will be allowed to pay, handle, buy tickets or anything related to our gaming license at any time.
- No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to handle, buy or otherwise be allowed to be involved with alcoholic beverages.
- Adults who bring children into the post are required to remain on the property for as long as the children are present.
- Adults who bring children into post buildings are required to place the children at a table and are not to sit at the bar as long as the children are on post property and will be responsible for supervising the conduct of their children.
- Children who are in the post building will be required to be seated at the tables, or to remain in the immediate proximity of the table except for the operation of the non-gambling games (digital bowling) or to obtain food from a buffet or food display.
- Children who are in the canteen area will not stand near the bar in order to converse with or simply be near an adult sitting at the bar.
- Children in the post buildings will not run, or engage in boisterous play inside of the post building.  Activities that involve running or boisterous play are limited to the outside area of the post property.
- Other than for organized play outside of the post building or another organized post function, if a child is outside of the post on post property, a supervising adult must be physically present in the area where the child is. In the event of organized play or another organized post function a child may be left under the supervision of responsible adults assigned by the post to supervise the organized play or another organized post function.
- Any child who breaks these rules may subject the adults responsible for bringing them to the post to sanctions, including but not limited to being required to leave the post.


First Year Membership Initiative – Policy #10

American Legion Post 331 may, from time to time, offer a one year membership to active duty personnel and service members within 6 months of their separation.

This membership is for one year only and subject to the following:
- Service member should be a resident in or near Hendricks County.
- The service member must express an interest in membership.

The total of these “free memberships” will be limited to fifteen (15) each membership year.

 
Proper use of the Kitchen Areas – Policy #11

The canteen manager has the responsibility for food service safety.  The canteen manager and/or catering staff is required to be “Certified in Food Safety Management” by the Indiana State Board of Health.  Volunteer food preparation personnel should be knowledgeable and follow established safe food handling procedures.

1.  Proper time/temperature and location storage parameters.

2.  Labeling containers with content and storage date.

3.  Wash your hands frequently when handling food before it is cooked, and wear gloves.

4.  Wear sterile gloves when handling food which will be served uncooked or after cooking.

5.  Wear appropriate hair and beard coverage (nets, caps).

6.  The canteen management will supply gloves and hair nets for your use.

 
Holiday Closing(s) – Policy #12

American Legion Post 331 will close for the following holidays:
a. Thanksgiving Day
b. Christmas Day
c. Easter Sunday

All other holidays will be handled by the Executive Committee, in coordination with the Canteen Manger; keeping in mind American Legion Post 331 is here to serve veterans and their families.

 
Gaming Activities – Policy #13

1. There are overhead costs and resource requirements associated with post charity gaming.
a. Administration.
b. Licensing.
c. Management of assets.

2. Gaming funds are what pays the light bill, gas bill, water, etc. and items such as the insurance for the post.


3. The American Legion from time to time may make a donation to the AUX, SAL or ALR.


4. For these reasons post management must oversee all gaming activities


5. If any unit of the post decides they want to do a raffle or conduct any gaming activity the following applies:
a. Unit should request approval with sufficient advance notice with the form we use, which will ask that you describe the nature of the raffle or activity.
b. Unit will obtain all gaming materials from canteen admin. A record of all gaming materials will be recorded and all materials will be inventoried at the end of the gaming activity.
c. As soon as the event is finished, funds from all sales will be submitted along with the remaining materials for reconciliation and proper recording on appropriate Event Summary Form.  Gaming funds are NEVER to leave the post facility

6. All items to be raffled (if not donated) must be purchased from the gaming account.
a. All funds must be deposited into the gaming account. NO Exceptions!

 
American Legion Scholarship Opportunities – Policy #14

1. The post commander will appoint three to five post members, in good-standing, to serve on the committee for one year.  It is the responsibility of the post commander to appoint the scholarship committee each year. The current committee will appoint a chairperson.

2. The application period for the current scholarship year will be from 1 February through 30 April.

3. Our scholarship is an academic scholarship administered by American Legion Post 331, 636 East Main Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. One scholarship in the amount of $4,000.00 will be donated each calendar year at the rate of $500.00 donated for the two semesters of an academic school year. The recipient of the scholarship must attend an accredited post high school secondary college or university located in Indiana.

4. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. The scholarship is restricted for use as follows:
a. Tuition
b. Room and Board
c. Class textbooks
d. Other college/university required fees.

5. Prompt delivery of transcripts at the end of an academic year showing the previous two semesters to American Legion Post 331 scholarship committee will ensure renewal of the scholarship for the next academic school year.

6. Mandatory requirements the applicant must meet are:
a. Be a child, grandchild (linear descendant), or legally adopted relative of an American Legion Post 331 member in good standing or deceased member who was in good standing at time of death.
b. Applicant must be a graduate of an Indiana High School.
c. Application must be submitted to the scholarship committee no later than close of business on 01 May or the next business day in the event the post is closed.

7. The scholarship committee is responsible for the format of the scholarship application, distribution, selection and notification of the winner. Award of the scholarship gives due consideration to academic excellence as well as high school and community involvement and achievement.

8. The selected winner must maintain contact during the term of the scholarship; submit transcripts at the end of an academic year; maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA); and maintain full-time student status with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

9. In the event the scholarship winner does not remain enrolled in an accredited college or university within the State of Indiana or fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA, the winner forfeits all scholarship rights. If scholarship funds are paid for a semester in which the student drops enrollment, the student will be liable for repayment of the scholarships monies paid to the college or university.

10. If a blood relative of a current scholarship committee member applies for this scholarship, the member must recuse themselves for that particular scholarship year.

 Veterans Assistance Committee (VAC) – Policy #15

We have established a VAC, which has been charged with adjudicating requests from veterans based upon the criteria listed below.  Veterans who meet the criteria listed may be eligible for financial assistance.  If the post is contacted by a veteran in need we must obtain their name, address and telephone number.  Inform the veteran this information will be passed to our VAC and someone will contact the veteran as soon as possible to assist.

1. Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) – TFA is only for the basic needs of children living in a home supplied by the accompanying veteran and/or the legal spouse.  The following criteria must be met prior to completion of a TFA request.

Are there children (17 or younger; 20 or younger if still enrolled in High School or they are physically handicapped) living in the domicile supplied by the veteran and/or legal spouse?
Has the veteran received an honorable discharge as evidenced by a DD214?
Has the veterans served at least one day of active duty, honorably, during the specified dates listed below:

            December 7, 1941 – present day

2. Children’s Education and Welfare Fund (CEWF) – CEWF is provided to a veteran/family in order to protect the health and well-being of such minor children, until more permanent aid and assistance can be obtained.  The following criteria must be met prior to completion of CEWF request.

Are there children (17 or younger; 20 or younger if still enrolled in High School or they are physically handicapped) living in the domicile supplied by the veteran and/or legal spouse?
Has the veteran received an honorable discharge as evidenced by a DD214?
Has the veteran served at least one day of active duty at any time or place?
National Guard and Reserve Force veterans are also eligible.

3. Indiana Veteran’s Emergency Transition System (IVETS) – IVETS is focused on providing assistance to veterans who may or may not have a family, and who may or may not have minor children in the home.  The following criteria must be met prior to completion of IVETS request.

Has the veteran received an honorable discharge as evidenced by a DD214?
Has the veteran served at least one day of active duty at any time or place?
National Guard and Reserve Force veterans are also eligible.



E-Cigarette/Vaping Free Policy – Policy #16

To protect indoor air quality and to protect the health, safety, and comfort of clients, employees, customers, and visitors of Brownsburg American Legion Lincoln Post 331.

E-cigarettes (vaping) pose health risks and contain detectable levels of carcinogens and toxic chemicals. These chemicals are also present in secondhand emissions. 

This E-cigarette (vaping) policy prohibits the use of electronic delivery systems (also known as E-cigarettes, E-cigars, E-hookahs, e-pipes, and vaping) anywhere that tobacco smoking is prohibited.

No vaping is permitted within the facilities of Brownsburg American Legion Lincoln Post 331 at any time. This includes but is not limited to Veterans hall, Memorial hall, canteen, and all private offices

This policy will be effective January 1, 2018

Definition: Vaping refers to the use of electronic e-nicotine delivery systems or electronic smoking devices

Procedure: Staff, visitors, and members will be informed of the Brownsburg American Legion Lincoln Post 331 e-cigarette-free policy that will be posted on the website as well as posted signs throughout properties owned and operated by Brownsburg American Legion Lincoln Post 331.

Any member or visitor observed using e-cigarettes (vaping) on owned or leased property will be asked, in a tactful manner, to discontinue use.

Any employee violations will be handled through the standard disciplinary procedure.

 
American Legion Extension Institute Basic Training Course – Policy #17

The American Legion's official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation's largest veterans service organization is available online at www.legion.org.

The course is arranged into five (5) major topic areas and one (1) concluding section.  Each section will present information about the topic via text, images and video.  At the end of each topic area there is quiz that will help gauge your understanding of the material.  When you've completed each section quiz, you'll be able to take the final exam.  The final exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

American Legion Post 331 must continue to educate each of our Legionnaires who are interested in becoming elected officials of our post and who will be taking our post into the future.  Therefore, it is highly recommended each Legionnaire who desires to be elected to a position within American Legion Post 331 take and graduate from the Basic Training Course.  Subsequent to graduation from the basic course, the recent graduate needs to provide a copy of the course graduation to the Commander who will have the Adjutant verify it through the national data base.  

This policy becomes effective with executive committee approval on or about February 1, 2021.