LEGIO XI CLAUDIAPIA FIDELIS
A Collegium of the Roman Republic Cultural Group
The purpose of this collegium is to establish a group for those interested in Roman-themed history, study, research, reenactment and living history events. Thus, this group aims to unite historians, researchers, re-enactors, artisans and other enthusiasts of Roman history.
In accordance with the provisions of the Declaration of the Roman Republic, a model of the organizational structure of this collegium should, if possible, conform to the model of the Roman army or Legio.
Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis is the official military-historical community (collegium) of the Roman Republic.
«Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis» is the main name of this collegium, but the following names can also be used on a par with that name: Militia, Militia Romana, Leg. XI, Legio XI C.P.F., Leg. XI C.P.F., Legio, Legio Romana, Collegium Militarium.
A. 1st Officer of the Legio – the Legio is led by a Legatus, who shall serve as President of the Legio (collegium). Each five years, the Senate shall appoint a Legatus from among the members of the Legio for a term of five (5) year. If a majority of the members of the Legio's Staff do not agree with a nominee appointed by the Senate, then the President of the Legio shall be elected for a term of one (1) year by a majority of members of the Legio. The Legatus must be a registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group and a member of the Ordo Patricius or the Ordo Equester. There are no term limits. The Legatus can be dismissed from his post at his own will or by decision of the majority of military tribunes.
B. 2nd Officer of the Legio – The Tribunus laticlavius shall serve as the First Vice-President of the Militia. The group’s Founder, T. Flavius Severus, shall hold the position of Tribunus laticlavius for life.
C. 3rd Officer of the Legio – The Praefectus Castrorum shall serve as the Second Vice-President of the Collegium, is appointed by and serves at the will of the Legatus. The Praefectus Castrorum will be responsible for coordinating activities of the Legio. The appointee must be a registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group.
D. 4th Officer of the Legio – The Tribunus angusticlavius shall serve as the Third Vice-President of the Legio. The Tribunus angusticlavius is the leader of a group (community) of ten or more re-enactors, each must be a registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group and have full historically authentic equipment. The candidacy for Tribunus angusticlavius must be approved by a majority of the members of Staff of the Legio. It is recommended for the Tribunus angusticlavius to be a member of the Ordo Patricius or the Ordo Equester, they must be of assidui status and registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group. Simultaneously there can be no more than five tribuni angusticlavii, each having equal powers. The Tribunus angusticlavius may be removed from office by a majority of members the Legio's Staff.
D.1. The Tribunus sexmenstris - is an equivalent position in relation to the office of the Tribunus angusticlavius and shall serve as the Third Vice-President of the Legio. Appointed by the Legatus for a period of six months. In the legion there can be only one Tribunus sexmenstris. Person can not hold this office for two consecutive terms. The Tribunus sexmenstris must be of assidui status and registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group.
E. Primipilus – The Legatus may appoint a minor officer to handle the administrative and financial tasks of the Legio, to serve at the will of the Legatus. Appointee must be a registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group and be at least 21 years of age.
F. Officium – The Staff of Militia is a group of officers listed in sections II.A-E that is responsible for the administrative, operational and logistical needs of Collegium. The Officium also provides an executive function.
A. The Voting Membership in the Legio shall be constituted by one who is a registered citizen of the Roman Republic Cultural Group and listed in registry of members of the Legio (except for civis).
B. Each member (except for civis) shall be entitled to one (1) vote. In the case of a tie vote, the sitting Tribunus laticlavius shall be allowed to cast a second vote to break the tie.
C. Voting may be done in any matter that is fair and equal to the membership (except for civis), and that is chosen by the sitting Legatus.
D. Electronic voting may be conducted online as long as the voting period lasts at least seven (7) days, so that all members (except for civis) can vote. This may be by electronic polling, by message response, or by other means.
E. The registery (list) of the Collegium`s members is administered by the Praefectus Castrorum, who makes changes on it on behalf of a superior officer.
F. Members of the Collegium are called the milites (except for civis). All members, except for civis and those who hold offices listed in sections II.A-E, are divided into three categories:
1) Milites principales - members performing certain duties, whereby vested with some authority;
2) Milites immunes - members performing useful work, involved in scientific research or experts;
3) Milites gregarii - ordinary members.
D. Civis - member of the еру collegium who does not engage in historical reenactment and who does not have the right to vote and can not be elected to any position within the collegium.
IV. GOOD STANDING REQUIREMENT
A. Members of the Legio must remain in good standing with the Legio. A member may be removed from the Legio Membership by:
1. Engaging in actions that would cause damage to the well-being and reputation of the Collegium and its members;
2. Resigning membership in the group;
3. The loss of Roman citizenship.
4. By decision of the Officium or a special judicial body of the Legio.
V. CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESSES
A. All Legio Members should attempt to work issues out between themselves first.
B. If members in conflict cannot reach an agreement between themselves, then they may ask a member, multiple members or the entire group to mediate their issues.
C. If no agreement can be reached through the mediation process, then the matter shall be brought before the Legatus, who shall act as Arbitrator. The decision of the Arbitrator is final.
D. A special judicial body of the Legio is the Tribunal of the Legio, formed by the Legatus.
E. In the event that all the internal authorities of the Legio have passed, the member has the right to appeal the decision to the competent judicial authority of the Roman Republic.
VI. GROUP DENARII TRANSFERS
A. Finances and property are managed by a specially appointed person - a tessarius. The tessarius carries out operations with the finances and property of the Legio in consultation with the Legatus or his substitute. In the absence of the tessarius, Legatus personally performs operations with the finances and property of the Legio.
VII. FORMATION AND DISSOLUTION
A. The Legio is hereby formed as a Collegium of the Roman Republic Cultural Group.
B. The Legio may be dissolved by unanimous vote of the members, subject to the approval of the Tribunus laticlavius.
C. In the event the Legio is dissolved, any denarii left in the group account must be distributed to the Senate of the Roman Republic Cultural Group or another Roman Republic Cultural Group collegium as determined by a majority vote of the voting members.
VIII. GROUP MEETINGS
A. The Legio may hold group meetings, either in person or electronically, as needed or required.
B. Any member listed in sections II.A-E may call or attend a group meeting.
C. Members must be notified of all meetings at least three (3) days prior to said meeting.
D. Minutes of meetings shall not be required to be kept if the meeting occurs via the group`s main forum, which will serve as the historical record of the Legio. In the event a macronational face-to-face or online/telephone conference is held, minutes may be kept and posted to the group`s main forum. The decision to record minutes of any meeting held other than on the group`s main forum is at the sole discretion and decision of the sitting Legatus.
A. These By-Laws may be amended by three-quarters vote (except for civis) of the Legio with the exception of Sections II.B., VII.B. which are non-amendable.
B. Thirty (14) days notice must be given to all voting members prior to the called meeting to discuss the By-Laws. A voting period shall follow immediately after the discussion meeting, following the aforementioned 7-day voting period format.