The House Rules and Regulations of
The American Legion, Hopewell Memorial Post 146
- All clubroom activities will be under the direct control of the Executive Committee. Employees will receive instructions from the Social Quarters Manager concerning management of the clubroom and its daily activities.
2. The following eligible persons shall be:
- All members of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion known to be in good standing and possessing a current membership card.
- Guests must be accompanied by a Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion member known to be in good standing. Guests may only purchase pull-tabs. A prospective member is considered a guest until he/she is voted into the Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion. Members are responsible for their guest(s).
- Former members of all American Legion Units unless they have reapplied for membership cannot be signed in as a guest, except as immediate family members of a current member in good standing.
3. ABC Manager's Duty:
- The ABC Manager on duty shall have full authority to enforce house rules; may refuse service to, and eject any one for misconduct or violation of house rules. When there is an ejection, a written report must be filed with the House Committee for review.
- Members or guests who appear to be intoxicated will not be served alcoholic beverages and are not allowed to remain on the premises per VA ABC regulation; members will be allowed to return the following day. If the member does not have funds to pay the taxi ride home, the money will be taken from the till or fund to pay. The member will be required to repay the post.
- All written reports of infractions will be submitted to the Legion Executive Committee. After being notified of an impending report to the Legion Executive Committee and before a mandatory appearance is scheduled, the member may exercise a right to appeal in person or in writing to the Legion Executive Committee.
- Members or guests shall not reprimand an employee. Any suggestion or criticism of the Clubroom or Legion operation shall be submitted in person or in writing to the clubroom manager or a member of the Executive Committee, where it will be given due consideration. The order of service priority is Drinks, Food and Pull-tabs
4. Children under the age of18 years must be accompanied and supervised by their adult guardian(s) at all times. No one under the age of 18 years shall be allowed on the premises after 9:00 PM unless a special function is approved by the Executive Committee.
5. No alcoholic beverages will be purchased for or served to anyone under the age of 21.
- Loud, profane, or derogatory language will not be tolerated.
- All individuals shall wear reasonable clothing and footwear. Factory made outer-wear (muscle shirts) are authorized but sleeveless undershirts are not authorized for wear in the facility.
- Access to the kitchen, behind the bar and in the storage areas will be restricted to authorized persons per Health Department regulations and good housekeeping and safety rules. The bartender or cook on duty is responsible for authorizing access.
- Members are liable for losses, damages, or destruction of any property of The American Legion, which is a result of members or their guests.
- Members of American Legion Post 146 must attend the general membership meeting or leave the premises. The Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders will determine their own criteria.
- There will be no alcoholic drinks, with the exception of personal bottles, taken off premises.
- Pets are not allowed in the clubroom or main ballroom, except legitimate Aid Animals in the company of their handicapped handler(s).
- All forms of amusement and food or beverage service shall stop 30 minutes prior to the closing time as announced by the ABC manager on duty.
- The jukebox will not take priority over the TV during major sport(s) broadcasts, in which case, the consensus of the customers present will prevail. If a consensus cannot be determined the ABC manager on duty shall have the final decision.
- Complimentary food will be eaten on the premises only.
- Any member observing any violation of these House Rules, or lack of enforcement of these rules, should report the violation, in writing, to the House Committee within 48 hours of that observation.
- Key FOBs are for controlled access to the clubroom; they will remain the property of The American Legion Post 146. Key FOBs are to be returned upon termination of the Membership.
- All activities must be scheduled through the Social Quarters Manager. In the event of conflict, the order of precedence is Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders.
- Charitable Gaming Regulations.
- Virginia Department of Charitable Gaming (DCG) regulations require that all pull-tab, coin board, instant winner tickets and receipts be held for 90 days after disbursement for their audit purposes. Your name and address is required on gaming forms. If you are a guest passing through, going on vacation etc. include a phone number so you can be contacted in case of error on a card or an effort needs to be made to award prize money. Prizes not collected within 30 days will be considered unclaimed and forfeited back to the Post 146 Social Quarters Account.
- No more than two pull-tab games will active at any time.
- All signups not accounted for go to the buy-out. Bartender will ask patrons at the time of the buy-out if there are any sign ups left.
- Violation of these rules will, as determined and adjudicated by the Executive Committee, result in the following periods of suspensions:
- First offense: 30 Days
- Second offense: 6 months (180 days)
- Third offense: 1 year
- Fourth offense: permanent
- The Executive Committee has the discretion to adjust the time of the suspension due to the severity of the offense, past history and time since the last incident.
- A copy of these House Rules will remain posted in the clubroom at all times. All new members of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion will be provided a copy of these House Rules when issued their membership.
I certify that the House Rules and Regulations listed above are authorized and approved by the American Legion Post 146 Executive Committee Board of Officers in regular session on date of vote, May 5, 2017.
Dennis G. Hubbes, Commander
For the Executive Committee
Hopewell Memorial Post 146
The American Legion April 18, 2017