Post 10 House Rules

Section I – Responsibilities

    1. Application of Rules
      1. The House Rules apply to all American Legion Post 10 (William Boulton Dixon) Members and Guests, including but not limited to; Legionnaires, Son’s of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Legion Riders, Social Members (collectively ‘Member(s)’) and Guests while on the property.
      2. House Rules are meant to be a guideline in regard to the operation of this establishment and do not replace the Post bylaws or the Constitution.
      3. The Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley will be responsible for all updates to these House Rules and disciplinary actions thereof. A review of these rules shall be performed annually, or as needed.
    2. Authority
      1. In addition to the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board members, the Post 10 bartender on duty has full authority for the enforcement of all House Rules. Any Member can report violations of House Rules directly to the bartender on duty.
    3. Admittance
      1. Members must demonstrate proof of current Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Social Membership upon entering the building.
      2. Active Duty US Military with a current Military ID card are authorized to use Post 10 facilities without having a Social Membership.
      3. Guests must be accompanied by a Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Social Member.
      4. All guests must be signed in and the Member must remain with their guest(s) while on Post 10 property.
      5. Members are responsible for their guest(s) conduct while on the premises. If the Member leaves the Post 10 premises, their guest must leave with the Member.
      6. Members are limited to sign in 2 guests per visit.
      7. All adult Guests may only be signed in two (2) times per year after which they must apply for a Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Social Membership.
      8. Former Social Members that have not paid their Social Membership dues cannot be signed in as a guest or sign in a guest. Former Social Members must pay the annual dues in full in order to enter the property, or they will be asked to leave the premises.
      9. Guests which have an active American Legion, Son’s of the American Legion or Auxiliary membership at another Post may enter the facility up to three (3) times per year at no charge and a Social Membership is not required. The Guest must produce their current membership card to enter Post 10.
      10. Patrons which have an active Post 10 American Legion, Son’s of the American Legion or Auxiliary membership must join the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Social Membership program to enter the premises, other than for scheduled meetings of the entity of which they are an active member. An active Member of an affiliated Post 10 entity that does not have a social membership will be allowed to attend all general membership meetings of Post 10 Affiliated Organizations that the Member belongs to (American Legion, Son’s of the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders) but must leave the premises at the end of that meeting. The Member will not be allowed to attend any social functions or utilize any Post facilities.

Section II  – Rules: Member Conduct & Bartender Responsibility and Authority

    1. Rules of Conduct
      1. Absolutely no drinks will be served after last call has been given by the bartender.
      2. All games and entertainment must stop at last call.
      3. No alcoholic beverages are to be taken from or brought into the Post at any time.
      4. No food shall be brought into the Post when the kitchen is open unless pre-approved by the bartender.
      5. Anyone who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be allowed in Post 10 or on Post 10 property.
      6. Alcoholic drinks shall not be served to minors under twenty-one (21) years of age at any time.
      7. Minors are not allowed to play small games of chance, or games of skill.
      8. Minors are not allowed to sit at the bar.
      9. No one is allowed behind the bar at any time unless authorized by the bartender.
      10. Loud, boisterous, or profane language, is strictly forbidden at all times.
      11. Disorderly conduct is strictly forbidden at all times.
      12. No animals except certified working/service animals will be allowed inside Post 10.
      13. All Members and guests are expected to help keep POST 10 Clean.
      14. No smoking is permitted inside the building. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas outside of the building.
    2. Dress Standards
      1. Members and their guest(s) must always wear proper attire.
        1. Men and Women
          1. Shoes, sandals or other footwear is required.
          2. Slacks or jeans are acceptable.
          3. No see-through attire shall be permitted.
          4. No shirts, shorts, or any other attire with obscenities or profanity, whether in image or writing, will be permitted.
          5. Any item of clothing that is disrespectful to our National Flag, another person or other national symbol or Post 10, is forbidden to be worn on the premises.
          6. No underwear type garments are permitted as outer clothing.
          7. Swim wear is prohibited.
          8. Men are prohibited from wearing tank tops or sleeveless shirts
    3. Bartenders’ Responsibility and Authority
      1. The bartender on duty shall refuse service to anyone that shows signs of intoxication.
      2. That individual will be informed by the bartender they are being refused service.
      3. The bartender will offer assistance in getting transportation and something to eat and drink (other than alcohol). The patron must then leave the premises.
      4. If the individual requires or desires transportation, they must remain in the area until transportation arrives so the bartender can continue to observe the individual and ensure no other person provides additional alcohol to that individual.
      5. Any person giving alcoholic beverages to a person who has been cut off by the bartender in charge will forfeit their remaining drinks and must leave the premises. Violation of this rule may result in Social Membership suspension or cancellation.
      6. The bartender will provide incident reports to the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board as required. 

    Section III – Enforcement and Penalty

      1. Enforcement:
        1. Misconduct and violations of the House Rules will not be tolerated. Patrons who violate these rules may be refused service and asked to leave the premises.
        2. The bartender on duty as well as the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board Members have the authority and responsibility to enforce House Rules.
        3. Violations of House Rules shall be documented by incident report and submitted to one of the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Officers within 72 hours of the Incident.
      2. Penalties:
        1. The bartender on duty as well as any Officers of the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board have the authority to remove a Member at any time for misconduct or violation of the House Rules.
        2. All House Rule violations will be reviewed by the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley officers, after review, the officers of the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley may suspend or cancel the Social Membership of any Member as warranted depending on the seriousness of the violation.
        3. The suspension or cancellation of the Members Social membership shall be immediate and communicated to both the suspended/canceled Member and the bar staff.
        4. The Member will be notified by U.S. mail, email, or SMS text message. If the suspended/canceled Member so desires, a hearing may be requested. The Member will be notified, by U.S. mail, email, or SMS text message of the date and time of the hearing. If the individual attempts to enter the bar during the suspension period, the bartender on duty will ask the Member to leave the premises and all appeal rights will be forfeited.
        5. All questions regarding Social Membership suspensions or cancellations should be referred directly to the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board.
        6. The Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board findings will be final and binding. If Social Membership suspension or cancellation is awarded, the Member will be allowed to attend all general membership meetings of Post 10 Affiliated Organizations that the Member belongs to (Son’s of the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders) but must leave the premises at the end of that meeting. The suspended Member will not be allowed to attend any social function or utilize any Post facilities. Suspended guests will have no right of appeal and will not be allowed any guest privileges. Any Member suspended for any reason will be relieved of all duties and responsibilities of their position at the Post.

      Section IV  – General

        1. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) rules/laws will apply.
        2. The Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board will notify any offender by U.S. mail, email, or SMS text message of any decision involving suspensions or cancellation of Post 10 Social Membership privileges.
        3. Any incident that results in bodily injury, property damage, or theft will be reported to the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board and to the Local Police immediately.
        4. Police or Fire Department involvement will be reviewed by the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board for final action which may supersede the above disciplinary actions.
        5. In cases of Police and/or Fire Department involvement, all patrons should be cooperative with and follow the directions of these officials. No patron shall present themselves as an agent of the Post.

      Section V – APPROVAL

      1. These House Rules have been approved by the Veterans Home Association of the Whitemarsh Valley Board and are effective as of the date below.

      Effective Date (last reviewed): September 15, 2021