The American Legion is a membership organization we provide this information to help local posts and districts increase their membership.
2020-2021 Membership Reports
Posts and Districts Report of Membership as of 6/10/2021 – Note: This report does not have all of the numbers we are accustomed to because of the new MYLegion reporting.
District and Zone Membership Report
Post and District Membership Report
Department Membership Incentives 2020-2021
The American Legion Department of Michigan’s Membership Committee presents the 2021 Membership Incentive Program. Membership within our organization has been on the decline, and it’s up to all of us to make a commitment to turn this slide around. This year the Membership Committee is taking a fresh approach to membership.
There are three categories for incentives.
- Exceed Membership Goal by the Highest Percent – Current standing
- Exceed Membership Goal by the Highest Actual Number of Members – Current standing
- Most Improved (Current Year % – Last Year % + #of Members above Goal) All Whole Numbers – Current standing
The incentive will be based on June 7, 2021, 100% Target Date.
First Place $2,000
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $500
April Flash Competition Extended to June 7!
The Department of Michigan’s Membership Committee is sponsoring a FLASH Competition to help your Post reach 100% of your 2021 Membership Goal.
Starting April 1st, and continuing through May 12th, ALL Posts in the Department will share a portion of $5,000 for every new Member entered into MyLegion during the Contest Period.
During this FLASH Competition, the $5,000 prize will be divided by the total number of New Members across the Department, then distributed to each Post based on the number of New Members you recruit into your Membership.
The more New Members your Post welcomes into The American Legion, the larger your share of the prize will be.
Here are the Rules of Engagement…
Contest Begins at 0800 on 1 April 2021
The contest ends at 2359 on 7 June 2021
The more New Members who join your Post, the larger your share of the $5,000 Prize
A New Member is a Qualifying Veteran who has NEVER been an American Legion Member
MyLegion is the Official Source of Data.
Be Creative with your share of the winnings – Examples include: Pay 1st year Dues for New Member, Pay 1st Renewal for New Member
Postmarks DO count
There’s No Crying in Legiontown
If you need ANY assistance with MyLegion entries, please don’t hesitate to call 269-579-6458 as soon as possible.
Post Adjutant’s, are you using MYLEGION.org to process post membership?
Avoid delays when processing membership, save on postage and send membership straight to national through the mylegion.org portal with online transmittal processing.
The MyLegion portal is the place post adjutants can edit information about members, find members-at-large in the area, track online renewals, and process membership.
To learn more about MyLegion.org watch the below training video.
Does your Post have a membership TEAM? Want to put one together? Check out this guide from the National Archives to help assemble the right team. Membership Team Training Guide
Department Membership Target Dates 2020-2021
AUGUST 31, 2020* 50%
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020* 55%
OCTOBER 26, 2020 65%
NOVEMBER 30, 2020* 75%
JANUARY 11, 2021* 80%
FEBRUARY 1, 2021 85%
MARCH 1, 2021 90%
APRIL 5, 2021* 95%
MAY 3, 2021 100%
DELEGATE STRENGTH 30 DAYS PRIOR TO LAST YEARS DEPARTMENT CONVENTION
* Memberships not received by this date will receive a renewal notice from national.
Training on how to use tools available to your post to obtain and retain members will be provided. Incentives in three different categories with CASH prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. What post couldn’t use $2000 cash for just a little bit of effort? We want to help serve you by providing the tools you need so that you too can be successful and reach your goals. For more information please contact:
Membership Director – Brian Mohlman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-579-6458
Asst. Membership Director – Scott Nichols, email@example.com, 517-449-1549
UP Membership Director – David Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 906-322-2554
DMS Coordinator – Jena Wilmers, email@example.com, 231-629-1274
Gary W. Sammons Trophy
District with the highest percentage of current membership renewals compared with its previous years’ membership renewals.
Wilson H. Morrison Trophy
The district that first reaches its previous years’ membership.
Larry Knox Trophy
District with the 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