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 March 6, 2015
My, the membership report for 3/6/15 just came out and there is another
change up in the lineup however Western Maryland still remains in 1st place for the 5th week in a row. Way to Go WMD The Crabs are getting bigger and bigger in Western Maryland!!
We are having a GREAT YEAR as of right now. Still ahead of Last year!!
As the Detachment goes we are sitting at 88.82%. We have exceeded
the March 11th goal of 80%, and we are just 1.18% away from the April goal of 90%.
We are actually still ahead of last year by 234 members. So FANTASTIC JOB to everyone.
District, is still in first place Robert likes that Red helmet and it
is going to be tough to get it away from them as they sent in another 59
members last week. They are now at 90.84%, the only squadron to reach the April
goal of 90%! They
have hit another Grand Slam along with 3 more singles and have bases
loaded again as they are getting ready to go into the home stretch! WMD
is looking to lock up the home field for the play offs and head to the
world Series! Congrats goes out to WMD!!!
You go WMD
Mountain District made some changes in the line and they are now in
2nd place at 88.71% just edging out 3rd place by .37% as they sent in another 16 members in last week.
They are giving Karl and Larry a crabby situation.
Now Karl Kibler has moved from 2nd place to 3rd
place this week. North Eastern Shore District is at 88.34% however he
is still looking for that prized red helmet. Since he moved into 3rd place the Hot dogs and pretzels, and maybe
peanuts is all he has for dinner tonight as the crabs got cold and went underground.
4th place is still the Northern Central District. Mr. Larry got the bases loaded and has moved to 87.81%, the moved .45% this week
by sending in 13 runs this last week. Great Job!! They
just had a membership rally last week and Mr. Larry is getting out to
the players and rallying them up and getting them ready to load the
bases to get those last minuet runs in to get to that prized goal the
Staying in 5th
place and waiting for the final stretch to change pitchers and the line
up is Southern Maryland at 8760% just 3.24% away from NOT buying that
crab cake dinner for WMD Commander Robert Hill. Southern sent in another 41
members last week! Great
Job Joe, you are doing an outstanding job and you only need another 636
members to make goal where WMD has to send in another 608 members. A
very tight race and fun to watch. Will be exciting down to the end.
South Eastern Shore District is now in 6th place they are
now at 87.41% and they sent in another 10 members last week. The fell in the
standings and I do not think that Dennis will stand for this!! Look for the
weeks to come as I know Dennis will do something sly and send in some sliders towards the end of the month.
To have 6 districts ahead of the March 11th goal of 80%
is phenomenal and to have
one at the April goal of 90% is GREAT!!!!!!
finally rounding the bases is the Baltimore District. They
are moved up 5.69% and went to 79.34% just .66% away from our next goal
in March of 80% I know Jerry will get those last runs in this week to
meet our March goal of 80% Great job of getting out to your squadrons and getting
them to send in 19 members in last week. Commander
Jerry still needs to get something on his sleeve or up his sleeve as he
has to start making some changes in his line up or pitching staff as
the Baltimore (Orioles)District . Jerry is out there doing stretches for
the 7th Inning stretch. They
need to hit the bases running hard and fast as the March 11th goal of 80% is just right around the bases. I am not sure how Commander Jerry is going to look in a yellow girls softball helmet
with burgundy & Purple bows. I took
the pony tail off the helmet now, it just has the bows.
GREAT JOB TO EVERYBODY !!!!!!!!!!!
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
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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
Detachment of Maryland Membership from Department
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