Veterans Rest Camp Association

Purpose


The purpose of the Veterans Rest Camp Association Board of Directors is to administer and furnish relief and welfare services as well as to provide certain recreational facilities to men and women who have served or are presently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and to their immediate families as defined under current Veterans Administration guidelines.

This board also maintains, manages, operates, and administers any and all property now owned or hereafter acquired for the use, benefit, and best interest of all veterans. It also receives, acquires, holds, owns, leases, manages, sells, and disposes of property of every kind, granted by the laws under which it is incorporated.

This board is authorized to establish and publish certain rules and regulations to give priority consideration to the men and women who have or are presently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as to make and publish changes as deemed appropriate to comply with the general purpose as stated above.

Composition


Membership is limited to 13 persons, all of whom are veterans in good standing. They are appointed as follows:

  • Three members appointed by the Disabled American Veterans of Ramsey County
  • Three members appointed by The American Legion of Ramsey County
  • Three members appointed by the V.F.W. of Ramsey County
  • Two members of veterans organizations located within Ramsey County and appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
  • Two members of veterans organizations and residents of Washington County and appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Terms


The terms of office for each veteran appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is for a two-year period. The Washington County Board of Commissioners' appointments are for a three-year period effective as of the annual meeting in January. The County Board of Commissioners certifies the appointee after a comprehensive review of the appointee's D.D. 214 prior to appointment.

Terms of office for the three members representing each of the three veterans organizations is for three years, and terms will be staggered. Washington County appointees serve no more than two consecutive terms, not including any partial terms the appointee may serve.

Meeting requirements


The annual meeting is held in January at the Veterans Rest Camp, 11300 180th Street North, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, 55047, or a meeting place directed by the board. The officers of this corporation are elected at the annual meeting.

During May 1 to September 30, this board meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Veterans Rest Camp. During October 1 to April 30, meetings are held once a month at various legion posts.

Responsibility


The plan of operation of this corporation is to carry on its activities as managed by a board of directors by means of funds derived from the remuneration of furnishing certain recreational facilities, services, and products, as well as donations received from individual veterans, veterans organizations, governmental grants or the general public, and other remunerative activities.

Remuneration


The officers and members serve without compensation. The secretary and treasurer are compensated for their services rendered, reimbursement for the advancement of funds, or ordinary and necessary expenses, or for services performed in connection with carrying out the ordinary and necessary maintenance and upkeep in furtherance of conducting the business of this corporation.