At the 2015 American Legion National Convention, a national per capita dues increase of $5 was approved, raising the national dues from $13.50 to $18.50, effective January 14, 2016. So the portion your post sends to Department is raised from $29.50 to $34.50.
Only a post can set the per capita dues for its members. A post data form needs to be submitted through your department to the national headquarters if your post wishes to increase its dues to reflect the increase at the national level.
This form must be received by your department headquarters by December 4th in order to be reflected on the last renewal notice to be mailed by national before the January 21st dues increase takes effect; but the sooner your updated post dues are sent in, the sooner it can be made effective. Note: The effective date you choose will affect online renewers on that effective date.
Law Officer & Firefighter of the Year Awards
Each year we recognize a well-rounded Michigan Law Officer and Firefighter, who has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements expected of their position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement.
Mail completed applications by January 6, 2016 to:
The American Legion Department of Michigan
212 N. Verlinden Ave, Ste A
Lansing, MI 48915
Our program & scholarship applications have been updated and posted online for easy access. Please share these with your local schools, scouting troops, and community! Roll over the Programs button for more information on:
2016 Oratorical Contest
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest" deadline is approaching!
The American Legion Oratorical contests can be financially as well as educationally rewarding. High School students who are U.S. citizens or lawful residents can hone their speaking skills, while learning about the U.S. Constitution.
Department level scholarship awards range from $800 to $1500, with Zone runner-ups receiving $200. At the National level they range from $14,000 to $18,000.
A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by November 21, 2015
2016 Winter Meeting
The Genesse County Convention Corporation will be hosting the
2016 Winter Meeting on February 12-14, 2016
at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint, MI 48507
Code for the meeting rate $90 + tax is AML
Deadline is January 21, 2016
National Commander Banquet
Saturday, February 13 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
Officer & Firefighter
November 21, 2015
Oratorical Scholarship Program Registration Deadline
December 4, 2015
Special Post Data Report is due in order for National to have the change reflected on dues notices in January
January 11, 2015