AMERICAN LEGION POST # 77
HOUSE RULES


1. The use of the canteen facilities of this Post is a privilege and not a right.

2. Post 77 members (Regular, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion) who possesses a valid American Legion membership    card and are in good standing will be permitted to visit the premises and canteen.

Active military personnel are permitted to visit the facilities but will sign the Guest Register upon entrance. They do
not need a sponsor.

Members of other American Legion Posts will be permitted entrance. They are to sign the Guest Register and
present their valid membership card to the bartender for service,

3. Prospective eligible members of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and the Auxiliary, Post #77, after paying their dues, will be given limited privileges in the canteen. They may not sponsor guests or rent the hall. They will not be given a key card until they are voted in.

4. Guests must be signed in by the member. The member is responsible for the conduct of said guests at all times and, by law, is responsible for ordering and paying for all purchases for the guest(s). Non-members are not allowed to make any purchases. The sponsor may not leave while his guest( s) remain in the canteen.

5. Guest may be admitted at any time the canteen is open. However, no member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the ,American Legion may be in the canteen during his respective organization's meeting. The member must attend the meeting or leave the premises. Any Joint meeting, the canteen will not be open to Post#77 members or their guests.

6.Children must be under the close, immediate supervision of the sponsoring adult member and shall not be left unattended at anytime.Children under the age of 21 are not permitted to sit at the bar.

7. No alcoholic beverages will be served to a person less than 21 years old.

8. Members and guests shall answer any personal telephone calls on the Post phone, or leave the premises immediately.

Cell phones are to be answered immediately and conversations held so as to not bother others.

9. All members shall present their current membership card if requested by the attendant on duty, or be refused services and or be asked to leave the premises.

10. All members and guests are expected to dress appropriately for a family oriented veterans' organization. Abbreviated, suggestive clothes should not be worn on Post premises. Shirts and shoes are required.

11. Gentlemanly, ladylike and orderly behavior is required of all persons at all times. Conduct objectionable to other persons may be considered conduct unbecoming a member or employee of the Post which could lead to suspension of privileges. Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Loud, profane or obscene language
b. Physical abuse and/or threats to others
c. Insistent debate on controversial matters
d. Airing personal problems and animosities
e. Misuse of Post property
f. Unattended or unruly guests including minors
g. Inebriation
h. Offensive behavior

12. At no time will any member or guest be allowed to bring weapons or other legal devices into, or on Post premises.

13.Drug usage, or possession thereof, will result in automatic suspension of privileges. Suspects will be reported to the
Hendersonville Police Department.

14. No illegal gambling will be tolerated.

15. Pets of any kind, except those needed for medical assistance, are not permitted inside the Post.

16. By North Carolina Statute, the bartender may refuse to sell to anyone and will not sell or give alcoholic beverages to any person who is intoxicated. Additionally it is unlawful for any person to knowingly buy alcoholic beverages for someone who has been refused service by the bartender.                       

17.Violation of any rule may cause loss of privileges. The bartender is authorized, with just cause, to suspend any
member exhibiting prohibited behavior. The suspended member shall surrender their key card. A member of the
Executive Committee shall be immediately informed of the incident. A complete written account shall be provided to
the Executive Committee within two days.

18.The Executive Committee shall convene within one week from the date of suspension for the purpose of considering
further suspension. This may be continued to a later date at the request of the accused. At the hearing, the charges and
circumstances shall be explained and the accused afforded an opportunity to be heard.

19.Suspension or revocation of Canteen privileges means:
a. Loss of key card
b. Loses privilege of use of the canteen
c. May not rent the hall
d. The suspended member is encouraged to attend scheduled meetings, but may not use the canteen before or after the meeting

Approved at a Regular Executive meeting on August 06, 2013.

Approved at a Regular Post #77 meeting on August 08, 2013