The American Legion is a membership organization we provide this information to help local post and district to increase their membership.
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Department Membership Target Dates
EARLY BIRD/NEF KICKOFF SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 50%*
FALL MEETINGS OCTOBER 3, 2018 55%*
VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 7, 2018 65%
PEARL HARBOR DAY DECEMBER 5, 2018 75%*
MID-WINTER JANUARY 9, 2019 80%
PRESIDENT’S DAY FEBRUARY 6, 2019 85%*
LEGION BIRTHDAY MARCH 6, 2019 90%
CHILDREN & YOUTH APRIL 3, 2019 95%*
ARMED FORCES DAY MAY 1, 2019 100%
DELEGATE STRENGTH 30 DAYS PRIOR TO LAST YEARS DEPARTMENT CONVENTION
* Memberships not received by this date will receive a renewal notice from national.
Department Membership Awards
Gary W. Sammons Trophy
District with highest percentage of current membership renewals compared with its previous years’ membership renewals.
Wilson H. Morrison Trophy
District that first reaches its previous years’ membership.
Larry Knox Trophy
District with highest percentage of current membership compared with it’s previous years’ membership
Any Zone Commander who has all districts reach 100% will be award a Department jacket.
National Membership Incentives