of All I would like to give great Congratulations to JR Hall for
his outstanding year as 1st vice commander and all he did for the
membership last year. We hit an all-time
high last year prior to convention.
Great Job to everyone.
Ok as you all have been waiting for my theme this year.
It is Baseball
Let’s Make a Pitch for Membership
What is the Definition of Membership?
Membership -- the state of
belonging to or being a part of a group or an organization : the state of being
What is the Definition of Team?
Team --1. Come together as a
team to achieve a common goal.
2. A group of people
with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or
We are all members of the great organization The Sons of The American
Legion. The membership is the lifeblood
of our organization. With this in mind
my 1st goal is to get more of our younger members involved.
I would like to see 50 Junior members at our
convention this year. Let’s get those
young members that we all have and let’s get them involved.
I bought Baseball Helmets for
our district commanders The red Baseball helmet is for 1st Place and the Girls
Softball yellow helmet is for Last place.
These are actual helmets and I would like all of the district Commanders
after the year is over is to donate the helmet and baseballs to either the
American Legion Baseball or a little league team. And for the last place
district Commander he is to donate the helmet and softballs to a Girls Softball
First I would like to give congratulations to Karl Kibler the District
Commander of the North Eastern Shore District.
This was the first District to have no goose eggs where every squadron
within the district sent in membership.
Our Goal dates are as follows this year Sept. 10 is 10%
Oct 8th is 25% Nov 13 is 35% Dec 10th
is 45% Jan 21 is
60% Feb 11 is 75% March 11 is 80% April
8th is 90% May 13 is 100%
and July 23 is 105% I just want everyone
to know our goals so we call all work together to strive and make these goals
and create new all-time high this year prior to convention. We got off to a
slow start but right now we
are actually 3 members better than last year.
For the District Commanders I will be holding monthly membership call
on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. You
will be receiving an email prior to each
call.th at 7:00 and if you have a Squadron Commander that would like
to attend please feel free to give him the information.
Let’s Make the Pitch for Membership and hit the bases running and get
some Grand Slams and lets crush the target dates this year. Hit the bases running
and run those renewals
in and lets have the best year ever.
I am looking forward having and serving with everyone to have a great
Update June 1, 2015
I am so proud
to be the Membership Chairman this year!!!
all worked hard this year and it SHOWS! This
is the first time in a long time that the Detachment has met the 100%
mark prior to convention and prior to the cutoff date.
detachment is sitting at 100.99% We beat last years numbers by 371 members. Not only did we have a record breaking year last year, WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN thanks
to all of your dedication. We have 4 Districts
that are at or above the 100% mark prior to convention and this is just GREAT!!!
would like to remind all the District Commanders bring their helmets and baseballs to Convention in June at the Laurel Post. They
just happen to have a baseball league where the helmets and balls can
be donated. Jerry you will have to bring the Girls Softball helmet and
softballs as they do have a girl’s softball league where you can make
The World Series of Membership is now complete.
(known as sandbaggers) is the South Eastern Shore District where it is
known that Ray does some delivering on the last day. With
that said they are sitting at 103.13% Congratulations goes out to the
South Eastern Shore District and District Commander Dennis. Fantastic JOB!!!!
They ended up with 8 squadrons getting to and over the 100% Congrats again!!
2nd place is the Great Southern Maryland District sitting at 102.26%
can I say Great JOB JOE!!! & is this a birthday present or what (a
crab cake dinner)by the way if you are going to the crab feed in June
Robert said the debt is paid. (just kidding) Southern Maryland has 28
Squadrons that met the 100% and that is just unbelievable. Great Great Job!!! You had a phenomenal year!!
Hill and the Western Maryland District finished in 3rd place at 101.96% with
just 5,099 members paid up for the year. Robert
I cannot say enough except give me the bill of your Crab cake dinner
and it is on me!!! WMD has 13 of their 17 Squadrons that hit the 100%
mark. Congratulations goes out to Robert Hill and the Western Maryland District!!!! Fantastic job!!!!!
Karl and the North Eastern Shore District stayed in 4th
place and came in at exactly 100%!!! North Eastern Shore has 9 squadrons that
have met the 100% mark. A round of applause, for Mr. Karl & the North Eastern
Shore district. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you Karl you lead by example!!!!
Mountain District stayed in 5th place and stayed at 98.41%..
They have 3 squadrons at 100%.
Staying in 6th place is Northern Central District. They are at now 97.90% NCD has 8 squadrons that have hit the 100% mark. Great Job Larry.
And finally rounding the bases is the Baltimore District. They
are at 85.93% Jerry Kept that Yellow Girls Softball helmet with the
purple ponytails. I think he is looking forward to Convention where he
will wear that helmet with Pride!! Baltimore district has 2 squadrons at 100%.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE SONS OF THE
AMERICAN LEGION. WE HAVE SET A BAR AND IT IS GOING TO BE HARD TO BEAT. I CAN
NOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!!!
By The American Legion Convention in July, I would love to see over
the 105% mark!!!!
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 10, 2014
|October 8, 2014
|November 13, 2014
|December 10, 2014
|January 21, 2015
|February 11, 2015
|March 11, 2015
|April 8, 2015
|May 13, 2015
|*July 23, 2015
*Delegate Strength Target Date
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