Section 1 - Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Association shall be the calendar year, or as otherwise determined from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 2 - Seal

The corporate seal, if any, shall have inscribed thereon the name of the Association, and the year of its inception.

Section 3 - Logo

The corporate logo may be similar to the following (or both), but with the years removed:

            

Section 4 - Purchases

The President, Chairman of the Board, or a Board Member may authorize the purchase of flowers or other appropriate condolence item upon the demise of a Beirut Veteran of America Member, up to $150.00.  Additional amounts may be authorized by a majority of the Board.

Section 5 - Function Expeditures

The President, Chairman of the Board, or a Board Member may authorize function support up to $250.00 on presentation of estimated or expected expenses by a member of the BVA in good standing for events, commemorations and/or memorials that are deemed in furtherance of these Bylaws and their purposes, and held throughout the year and throughout the Country and honoring Beirut Veterans.  Additional funds may be authorized by a majority of the Board of Directors upon request by said member and presentation of appropriate bills, invoices, or other proof of acceptable expenses. 

This assistance may only be authorized if the Corporation has a cash balance in excess of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00).

Section 6 - Financial Assistance

The President, Chairman of the Board, or a Board Member may authorize once per lifetime financial assistance to a member in good standing up to $250.00 on request when that member has suffered dire financial hardship. This assistance may only be authorized if the Corporation has a cash balance in excess of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). Should additional funds be requested, or, if a second or subsequent request is made by that member, the same must be approved by a majority of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may, on its own or by an appointed Committee formed for that purpose, set forth policies and procedures in furtherance of this Section.

Section 7 - Financial Support

A majority of the Board of Directors may authorize financial support to a member in good standing who is a veteran that may need a private medical opinion or medical evidence to support his or her claim for benefits before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, if the same is not otherwise obtainable, the member has no other means to pay for the same, and the evidence is deemed necessary to the claim’s success by a National, Department or County Service Officer accredited to present claims before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. This assistance may only be authorized if the Corporation has a cash balance in excess of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).