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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.

October 2016 Update

We are doing pretty well with membership but I know that we can do better. And I believe that we can still make our goal of 17,000 members this year. Please get out to all those small ponds and big oceans and get the membership in. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. Let’s get that membership in. I know that the Detachment of Maryland is one of the best in the region. Now let’s get out there and prove it. But remember this. Have fun doing it.

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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