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:
MI Legionnaire Newspaper
Would you like to see your Post's photos in the Department's newspaper? Submit a photo (good quality digital images emailed as a .jpg) along with the who/what/when/where to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look for photos showing Legion caps in action whenever possible. Our eight issues a year are: January/February, March, April/May, June, July/August, September, October, and November/December.
Deadline for publication is the 1st of the month prior to the issue. So if you would like to have your photo in the March issue, it is due February 1st.
2015 NALPA Award Winners
Mary B. Howard Website Award Category 5-A 1st Place
George W. Hooten Award Category 1-A 3rd Place
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