Current as of: 2013
(1) Any chapter, county or district council, or department of the Disabled American Veterans, organized in this state pursuant to an act of congress of the United States, known as Public No. 186, seventy-second congress (H.R. 4738), and the acts amendatory thereto, any unit or department of the auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans in this state and any dugout or state department of the National Order of Trench Rats, their auxiliaries and affiliated organizations, or any department thereof, organized in this state, shall have full corporate power to transact business in this state and to take over the assets and liabilities of the existing chapters, county or district councils, department of Wisconsin, their auxiliaries and affiliated organizations, or any department thereof, upon filing with the department of financial institutions a statement of its intent so to do, and a full and complete list of its duly elected officers, and shall by so doing become a body corporate. No filing fee shall be charged by the department of financial institutions for so doing.
(2) All acts done by any department, chapter, county or district council, unit, dugout and state department thereof, their auxiliaries or affiliated organizations so incorporated, or its constituted authorities, shall be considered acts of said department, chapter, county or district council, unit, dugout or department thereof, their auxiliaries or affiliated organizations, as a body corporate, and no personal liability shall be attached to any member thereof.
(3) Sections 180.0203 and 181.0203 shall not apply to corporations organized under s. 188.09. In the execution of any conveyance or encumbrance by such corporations, the chapter or department commander and the chapter or department adjutant, or like or similar officers of any of the affiliated or auxiliary organizations, shall have the powers and duties granted to presidents and secretaries respectively under s. 706.03 (2) and (3). The provisions of this section shall apply to all corporations incorporated hereunder whether incorporated before or after May 14, 1937.
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