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Membership Report


Fishing For Membership

Hi guys first off let me start off by saying thank you to all of you for electing me as your membership chairman this year.

As always we do our best to surpass membership each year and  this year is no different. The commander has set a goal for me this year.

It  is to get to 17,000 members. I think with everyone's help we can do this. I am hoping to bring some fun back to membership again this year.

My theme this year is going to be fishing for membership. We need to go out to the big oceans, lakes, and small streams and reel in as many as we can.

Let's have some fun this year I believe when you have fun then the work part of getting membership is not bad at all.

Thanks guys and let's get a boat load of members this year.

February 2017 Update

I want to take this time to thank all of you for the hard work you have been doing on membership. As of January, we were in 1st place in the East Region and we now have 1 district at over 80%  and 2 at over 75 % which is ahead of the February 8th 75% goal.  With your continued hard work, we will surpass all of the upcoming goals. Thank you again!

April 2017 Update

Guys so far we are doing a very good job with membership. When we went to the East Regional unofficial gathering we were the only detachment there with at least 90%, which is where we needed to be about a week after that. I would only ask that everyone continue with membership as we have all year, and we will be at 100% before you know it. However this last 10% is always the hardest to get. Now is the time to get out and work a little harder to get the remaining membership .Use those nets to make sure no one gets away I have been asking all year long and you have all been great at getting membership in, There is no sense stopping now. Please continue making me and all of your districts and squadrons proud. And again thanks for all your hard work.

June 2017 Final Update

Guys, I would like to take this time to thank all my membership Chairman and all the District Commanders for doing a great job this year. I am very proud of each and every one of you. We may not quite be at 100% right now but we still have time to get there before National Convention. Keep in mind we continue to take membership all year long so let’s keep up the good work. I am very proud to serve as your membership chairman and hopefully as your Commander next year.

              Thank you and bless you all for a job well done.

1st Vice Commander/Membership Chairman Dave Hullihen


Membership Eligibililty

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during these delimiting periods:

  • August 2, 1990 - cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government
  • Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
  • Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
  • Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
  • June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
  • Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
  • April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
Membership Target Dates
Sons of The American Legion
September 14, 2016 10%
October 12, 2016 25%
November 16, 2016 35%
December 14, 2016 45%
January 19, 2017 60%
February 8, 2017 75%
March 8, 2017 80%
April 12, 2017 90%
May 10, 2017 100%
*July 19, 2017 105%

*Delegate Strength Target Date

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Membership Recruitment Award 2016-2017

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