2019 Membership Year

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Membership Target Dates

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 - EARLY BIRD / NEF KICKOFF TARGET DATE 50%

This membership target date is important.  The members who do not renew before this target date will get a renewal notice in October.

Do not delay in sending in membership renewals.

09-12-2018 2019 Membership

OCTOBER 12, 2018 - FALL MEETINGS TARGET DATE - 55%

10-11-2018 2019 Membership

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 - VETERANS DAY TARGET DATE - 65%

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 15, 2018.

Individual Award - Every member who has paid his/her membership dues and has those dues into State Headquarters by November 15, 2018 will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for an award.  One name from each District will be drawn and presented with this award.

Recruiter Award - Everyone who recruits a new member by November 15th will have the recruiter's name entered into a drawing for the award of a Legion wristwatch.  The recruiter's name will be entered into the drawing one time for each new member recruited.  The Post adjutant or membership chairman will be responsible for reporting the names of the recruiters to State Headquarters for all new members recruited. If memberships and recruiters’ names are not forwarded in a timely manner, the recruiter’s name will not be in the drawing.

District Membership Chairman’s Award - An appropriate award will go to each District Membership Chairman who has no “goose egg” Posts and has enrolled at least 75 percent of his/her District’s membership goal by the above target date.

Post Award – An award plaque will go to all Posts that have met their assigned membership goal and has that membership transmitted to State Headquarters by the above target date.

11-15-2018 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018.

County Commander’s Award – An award will go to the County Commander in each of the four goal-size groups listed below that has enrolled the highest percentage of assigned membership goal for 2019 by the above listed target date.

Counties with goal of:      15 to 199;      200 to 349;   350 to 549;   550 and larger

12-12-2018 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019.

Special recognition for early Go-Getters - All Department Go-Getters who are certified to State Headquarters by their Post Adjutants by this target date will be entitled to attend the Go-Getters reception held at the Midwinter Conference.  Each Go-Getter so certified will be able to claim his/her special card at the Midwinter Conference.  (Post Adjutants must use certification Form GG Form 2019.)

First Time Go-Getters - Each Legionnaire who qualifies, for the first time, to be a Go-Getter is entitled to the award above, plus a special First Time Go-Getters award.  (Post Adjutants must indicate First Time Go-Getter status on certification form GG Form 2019.)

Post Award - A special award will go to all Posts with five or more consecutive years at or beyond 90 percent of goal, including 2019, by this target date.  Plaques and framed citations will be awarded for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 consecutive years with attachments awarded for each intermediate year.

Honor Ribbon Award - A Post honor ribbon will be awarded to all Posts whose 2019 membership by this target date exceeds the total 2018 membership.

Meritorious Service Certificate - A Post will receive a certificate of meritorious service for equaling or surpassing its previous all-time high membership by this target date.

District Commander’s Award - An appropriate award will go to each District Commander whose District has no “goose egg” Posts and the District has enrolled at least 90 percent of its assigned 2019 membership goal by this target date.

State Vice Commander’s Award – An appropriate award will go to each State Vice Commander whose Area has enrolled at least 90 percent of its assigned 2019 membership by this target date.

01-17-2019- 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019.

Post Award – A “WE WILL LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND” award will be presented to every Post that has attained 100% of its 2019 membership by this date.

02-13-2019- 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019.

District Membership Award - A $250 cash award will go to the District in each of the two goal-size categories that has enrolled, by this target date for 2019, the highest percentage over 95% of that District’s goal.*  (The money is to be used for a District project, program, or even as directed by the District Executive Committee.)

Category “A” - Districts 1 and 2

Category “B” - Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Convention Hall Seating - District delegations will be assigned seating area in the convention hall in order of assigned membership goal by The American Legion Birthday Target Date.

Post Go-Getter Medallion - Each Post that reaches or exceeds 95 percent of its assigned 2019 membership goal by The American Legion Birthday Target Date will receive a Post Go-Getter Medallion.

Parade Banners - The Post with the highest percentage of assigned membership goal by The American Legion Birthday will be awarded a large banner to carry in a lead position in the convention parade, following distinguished guests and state officers.  Posts in each of the other four Veterans Day goal-size groups making the highest percentage of assigned membership goal by this date will be awarded placards to carry in honor position in the parade behind the leader in the order of percentage attained.  A large banner is also awarded to the District with the highest percentage of its assigned membership goal by this date to carry following the five leading Posts.  (In the event that there is no convention parade – plaques will be awarded.)

03-13-2019- 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

State Go-Getter Award – Every Legionnaire certified by his/her Post Adjutant by this target date as having enrolled the prescribed number of 2019 members will be a State Go-Getter and receive a Go-Getter card entitling him/her to admission to the Go-Getter meal at the State Convention. (Post Adjutants must use certification form GG Form 2019)

POST GOAL     NUMBER OF MEMBERS EACH GO-GETTER MUST ENROLL

15-74            4, ONE OF WHICH WAS NOT A LEGIONNAIRE IN 2018 OR 6 RENEWALS

75-124           6, ONE OF WHICH WAS NOT A LEGIONNAIRE IN 2018 OR 9 RENEWALS

125- 199         9, TWO OF WHICH WEREN’T LEGIONNAIRES IN 2018 OR 13 RENEWALS

200-299         11, TWO OF WHICH WEREN’T LEGIONNAIRES IN 2018 OR 16 RENEWALS

300 AND UP    14, THREE OF WHICH WEREN’T LEGIONNAIRES IN 2018 OR 20 RENEWALS

Special Go-Getter Recognition - Go-Getters enrolling 25, 50, 75, and 100 members are eligible for special recognition. First time Go-Getters will receive a special award.

Continuous Go-Getter Award - Legionnaires with five or more consecutive years as a Go-Getter, including 2019, will receive an award signifying this record. (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, & 50 years).

Special Award for the District Commander who has the highest percentage, above 75%, of the Posts within his/her District nominating Post Legionnaires of the Year for District recognition.

04-9-2019- 2019 Membership

State/Department Membership award

TO QUALIFY, MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE IN STATE HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019.

District Commander’s Award - Every District Commander with a 2019 District membership by this target date that equals or exceeds that District’s membership at the 2019 State Convention delegate strength target date will receive an award from the State Commander.

Area Award - The State Vice Commander with a total Area membership for 2019 by this target date that is the highest percentage of the Area’s assigned membership goal will receive an award from the State Commander.

Consecutive Years All-Time High Post Award - A citation will be awarded to each Post that has five or more consecutive years at all-time high membership by this target date.  Posts with more than five years consecutive all-time high performance will receive a citation from National Headquarters for each year that it continues to register an all-time high.

District Commander Achievement Award - This award is earned by each District Commander whose District membership exceeds its 2019 membership by at least one per Post.  The award is a plaque.

Fellow Legionnaires,

All Posts Adjutants are able to log into MyLegion.org and process memberships for their post online!  You will be able to send your membership directly to National without having to mail any membership card sheets to State Headquarters.  Save your money spent on postage and envelopes.  This allows a bank to bank transfer to happen just like companies that do “online bill pay”.

Please remember this is Optional and not Mandatory

The “Process Membership” feature in MyLegion allows American Legion Post Adjutants to:

  • Renew Existing Members
  • Add new members and transfer-in existing members from other Posts if they have not renewed for the most current year. (NOTE: Posts can only transfer-in members that dues are being paid for.  Posts are not able to transfer in out of state members or PUFL members, must use Member Data Form.)
  • This feature utilizes electronic payment methods via MyLegion, and eliminates the need for Post to send the Department portion of the (3-part) membership cards and paper-checks to the Department Headquarters office
  • Electronic check (Echeck) is the only payment method available when using this feature. The account must be a valid business checking or savings account held with a US Bank.

BENEFITS

  • Significantly improves membership processing time and the benefits are activated much quicker for the member.
  • Renewals/New Member submissions take place in 5-days or less … as opposed to 5+ weeks.
  • Significantly improve Customer Service by eliminating unnecessary renewal notices and complaints by members.
  • Reduce cost of Direct Renewal Program