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I have been getting involved in a few chats concerning Post/District QMs and thought I would post the "The Duties of the Post Quartermaster" straight from the CD that national sent out this past May. The main concern in these chats has been QMs not allowing members to look at the books. I believe H covers it.
Whether you are a QM of not you should read and study this so you know if your QM is doing things correctly. Do not depend on an inspection to catch it because of the 'good old boy network' that is at work.

The duties of the Quartermaster are set forth in Section 218 (a) (5) of the Manual of Procedure.
Among the duties of a Post Quartermaster, he shall:
a. Qualify and secure a bond in a sum at least equal to the amount of the liquid assets for which he may be accountable in accordance
with Section 703.
b. Collect all monies due the Post, giving receipt therefore, and have charge of the funds, securities and other property of the Post,
all of which shall be placed in his care. He shall be the accountable officer of the Post and the Treasurer of all committees
handling funds.
c. Disburse funds as properly authorized by the Post using accepted banking practices. Unless otherwise provided for in Post
By-Laws, all disbursements of Post funds shall bear the signature of the Quartermaster or other person(s) authorized by the
Quartermaster. Such other authorized person(s) shall be bonded with an indemnity company as surety in a sum at least equal
to the amount of the liquid assets for which he may be accountable in accordance with Section 703.
d. Receive annual membership dues (admission fees if applicable) and life membership fees and forward the Department and
National dues and life membership fees immediately to National Headquarters as prescribed in Section 104.
e. Provide the Post Trustees with all records, files and statements required or necessary for the preparation of the Post Trustees
Quarterly Report of Audit.
f. Maintain a dues reserve fund as prescribed in Section 717 of the By-Laws and Manual of Procedure.
g. Maintain a relief fund as prescribed in Section 704 of the By-Laws and Manual of Procedure.
h. The books and records of the Quartermaster shall be maintained in a legible and uniform format. Record keeping by electronic
means may be used, provided a back up and a hard copy is maintained. Books and records shall be available for inspection by
authorized officers and Post members at all reasonable times. Reconcile and verify all transactions listed on all bank statements
to assure the accuracy of post records. Unless authorized by the Post to remove such books and records from its facilities, all
such books and records shall be kept at the Post facilities.
i. He shall provide access and transfer to his successor in office or anyone designated by higher authority, without delay all books,
records, papers, monies, securities and other property of the Post in his possession or under his control.
j. Comply with, and perform all duties required of him by the laws and usages of this organization, applicable By-Laws and order’s
from lawful authority and perform such other duties as are incident to such office.
k. Report on transactions concerning receipts and expenditures, for any given period, at a regular or special meeting of the
Post.
l. File appropriate forms as required by Federal, State and Local Statutes.


Cheerily
Joe

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Comment by Iris Joe Kelley on October 9, 2013 at 10:13pm

Yes, The CDR can appoints a QM "pro tem" until the next regular scheduled meeting.  A special meeting takes all members to receive a letter by mail at least thirty days before the meeting so it is actually quicker to wait until the next regular meeting which would be within thirty days.  If a QM resigns during a meeting the CDR can call for a special election at that time.

Comment by Wayne Benton on October 9, 2013 at 10:05pm
If the Quatermaster resigns before term can the Commander appoint a temporary Quatermaster? Or should there be a special meeting with members to elect one?
Comment by Wayne Benton on October 9, 2013 at 7:38pm
Thanks Joe this is very helpful in understanding the authority the Quatermaster has.
Comment by Iris Joe Kelley on October 9, 2013 at 3:12pm

I believe he can.  I refer to "c. Disburse funds as properly authorized by the Post using accepted banking practices. Unless otherwise provided for in Post By-Laws, all disbursements of Post funds shall bear the signature of the Quartermaster or other person(s) authorized by the Quartermaster." it does say authorized by the Quartermaster and does not say after approval.

Comment by Wayne Benton on October 9, 2013 at 3:04pm
Can the Quatermaster assign a assistant without going to the body?
Comment by Web Design Manchester on December 5, 2011 at 4:35am

Thanks Joe , this is really an great article, this really an unique article on quartermaster , I really enjoyed reading this post , thanks Joe once again for this great post.

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Comment by Willie J. Hines on January 27, 2011 at 3:16am
Can the quatermaster be assistant canteen manager. Thank you
Comment by Donald Peirce on October 14, 2009 at 5:34pm
Unfortunately, Joe. We who are Quartermasters understand our duties and the oath to which we swear.
It is a shame that those who inspire mischief are unaware, It is not a job that does not command respect!
Books are always available! However -- Requests are appropriate. Demands suggest ulterior motives.

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