Each Detachment will act under these Department By-Laws as the guide in the conduct of Detachment/League business and will consider that National By-Laws prevail in any instance wherein a conflict may be noted within these Department By-Laws. The normal conduct of Department and Detachment meetings will be as prescribed in the Marine Corps League “Ritual”. However, where circumstances or occasions dictate, the prescribed "Order of Business" may be modified to accommodate the needs of the meeting.
Each Detachment will act through their assigned District Vice Commandant. While nothing in these By-Laws prohibits any member from direct communication with the National, Division, Department, District or a local Detachment Commandant, it is the intent of these By-Laws to establish that normal business will be conducted via this chain of responsibility. In the event that communications from a member or Detachment are received at any level within the State without endorsement from the next lower level, such communication will be brought to the attention of the next lower level for comment but will be forwarded immediately noting “comment pending.”
A Detachment may be organized, chartered and instituted as provided and directed by National Marine Corps League ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Each Detachment shall be governed by its elected Officers (Board of Trustees), subordinate to the Charter, By Laws and Administrative Procedures of the Detachment, the Department of Florida and the
Detachments shall adhere to the schedule of meetings as stated in the Jurisdictionally JA approved Detachment By-Laws as to day and time. This information shall be included as posted on the Marine Corps League National Web Site; Find A Detachment, web page. Meetings scheduled quarterly shall be held at least as much, while additional meetings may be held there must be a meeting on the published day and time. Detachments having Monthly scheduled meetings shall be held as scheduled and published.
(a) The Department Charter or copy, the National Colors, and a Bible should be displayed at all Business meetings.
(b) If a meeting conflict with scheduled meetings of the Department or National Organization, and all members of the Detachment Board of Trustees will be in attendance, a vote may be held by the Detachment to suspend the meeting in conflict, contact the District Vice to inform 28 days prior to cancellatioin of meeting and reason for Detachment voting this action.