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 May 22, 2015
the CRABS. Look out MAJOR changes to the membership report AGAIN Just like that
the numbers have changed and there is a shakeup in the line again
As the Detachment goes we are sitting at 99.68%!!! We moved up .67%this past week and we only need another 50 members to get to 100%. I know and I am hoping we can be at 100% next week!!! Congratulation
goes out to EVERYON!!!
We are having a GREAT YEAR we are still ahead of last year by 283
1st place was taken over by the district that is known
as the “Sandbaggers” South Eastern Shore District moved into 1st
place sitting at 101.09 Thank You Dennis & Ray Great Job. So Proud of all of you and your District. They have 8 squadrons that have exceeded
the 100% and they have 1 squadron at 160.38% They only have 5 squadrons that
need to send in some members. They
need to send in another 63 members and all of South Eastern Shore
District will be at 100% or better and that would Make the Detachment
over 100% Great Job
Southern Maryland is having a problem keeping that 1st
place spot. They have now moved into 2nd
place at 100.52% and they even sent in another 12 members in this past
week, however that was not enough to stay in first place but Keep those
members rounding the bases!! Southern
Maryland has 27 squadrons over 100% and only 9 squadrons that need to
send in a total of 140 members and this would put the Detachment over
102% Joe you are doing one heck
of a job as District Commander and I know You and I are looking forward
to the Crab Cake dinner being provided by now the 3rd place Commander of WMD
Robert Hill and the Western Maryland District just moved into 3rd
place moving up in the ranks and Joe better watch out as Robert &
the WMD District is sitting at 100.38% just .14% away from the 2nd place spot.
This is going to be one heck of a race to the end!!!! WMD
has 11 Squadrons that have exceeded 100% and only 7 that need to send
in a total of 68 members and that would put the Detachment over 103% Keep up
the hard work Robert and lets get those last runs in!!!
Karl and the North Eastern Shore District have moved from 2nd
place to 4th
place and they stayed 99.82% tThe North Eastern Shore District is just
.18% away from making that 100% North Eastern Shore has 9 squadrons that
have met the 100% mark with only 4 that need to send in another 56 runs
in. Keep up the Wonderful work Karl!!!
Mountain District stayed in 5th
place and stayed at 98.41% They only need to send in another 34 runs.
They have 3 squadrons at 100% and just 2 more need a little work.
Staying in 6th place is Northern Central District. They
are at now 97.04% and moved up 1.49% by sending in 15 runs this past
week. Keep those runs coming in Larry and soon you will be on top. NCD
has 8 squadrons that have hit the 100% mark and only have 9 that need a
little bit of work if those 9 Squadrons send in another 138 runs all of
NCD will be at 100% and this would send us over the 105% for the
Detachment. I think Larry will be on the move!!
And finally rounding the bases is the Baltimore District. They are at 85.33 they moved up .90% by sending in 3 runs last week.
Jerry told me he made some visits and I think he will have to make a
couple more if he is looking for that number to change. They only need another
52 runs to make all the Squdrons at 100% Come on Jerry Look into the dugout
and spit on the gloves and bats and get a good grip and get those last outs or runs in!!!
think that Jerry wants to Keep 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!! If does not want to wear that helmet,
He will have to make the necessary changes in his line up and pitching staff. They
need to hit the bases running hard and fast!!! Baltimore district has 2 squadrons
at 100% and 5 need some work.
I am so proud to be the Membership Chairman this year!!! You are all
making the marks and getting the membership in! Thanks to all your hard
work and the support. Please let’s get this last push and get this last
.32% and only 50 members in this next week. I would love to see another 105
runs to be sent in this next week. If
we would do that we would be over the 100% mark. Thanks again and keep
hitting and pitching those members in!!!!
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. Right
now 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
job and keep up the GREAT work!!
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,
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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
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