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“Scoring For Membership”


As many of you know I have a history of coaching sports and I am proud to say I have a history of winning too. So with that in mind I thought we can use some coaching of our Teams to get our membership back on top in the Nation and to reach another all time high.



To be at 100% by the time we start our 41st Detachment Convention

To reach another all time high for the Detachment of Maryland


How we will achieve these goals;

We will work together as a Team to Coach our Squadrons and Members to help retain membership and recruit new members.


We will have monthly conference calls to share ideas and address membership issues and work quickly to resolve any issues.


We will listen to each other and and try to find new ideas and plans for attacking membership


How to Score for Membership;

We will using a football theme for our membership, Each District is it’s own team.

Scoring will go as follows,

First District with no “0” gets 3 points

Each membership Goal your district makes you will score 7 points

The Team in the lead at our DEC meetings will get 3 points ,and if your District is at goal you will still score 2 points

If you do take part in the monthly calls to defend against loosing members you will receive 2 points

We will have jerseys for each District Commanders and a cover for each. If you choose to forget your game gear,,,,you will be benched and  get a safety against you and lose 2 points. Everyone participates !!!


The Team that Scores the Most by May  30th  will receive 5 cases of beer for there hospitality room at convention.


 Now who will be the Champions of membership?



Our National Goal dates for membership;

Sept. 11th - 10%           Oct. 9th- 25%     Nov. 14th – 35%

Dec. 11th – 45%           Jan. 15th – 60%     Feb. 12th – 75%

Mar. 12th – 80%          April 9th – 90%      May 14th – 100%

July 23rd  - 105%


Here is your first new idea from our National Commander Joe Gladden on recruiting new members.


Lets build on the family tree, Ask all your members to look at their family tree and identify how many members of the family are able to be members and are not. Then recruit those family members to join our great organization.


Donald J.R. Hall

First Vice Commander

Membership Chairman





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 11, 2013 10%
October 9, 2013 25%
November 14, 2013 35%
December 11, 2013 45%
January 15, 2014 60%
February 12, 2014 75%
March 12, 2014 80%
April 9, 2014 90%
May 14, 2014 100%
*July 23, 2014 105%

*Delegate Strength Target Date

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Detachment of Maryland, 3115 Orchard Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21234