MEMBERSHIP CHAIR REPORT
Membership in the American Legion offers many benefits that include involvement in community programs, a voice in Washington DC, investment in children activities, education, and camaraderie. Of course, our main focus is for veteran’s rights and their families. Which is why we continue to lobby in Washington for veterans, current service men and women, and Americanism. The American Legion is the largest veteran’s organization.
We’re brothers and sisters in arms. You — we — can make a difference in living SERVICE FIRST. Your membership provides vital support to veterans’ services, lobbying efforts, and outreach in local communities. You get exclusive member discounts, have access to scholarships and programs, and receive 12 issues of American Legion Magazine. And then there’s the camaraderie.
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.
PAID UP FOR LIFE PROGRAM (PUFL)
Current members may now enroll in the Paid Up For Life program online or can print a personalized application and mail in their payment. Pay in full or choose 12 monthly installments.
- No more renewal notices. No more paying annual dues.
- No more worrying, “Did I renew my membership or not?”
- Join the other 200,000 PUFL Legionnaires in saying, “I believe in The American Legion and what it’s doing. I’m in this for the long haul.”
- Avoid future dues increases. No matter what inflation does, you never have to pay another penny in dues.
- Lifetime subscription to The American Legion Magazine!
Each Paid Up For Life member receives a permanent plastic card, as well as an annual paper card to verify continuing membership in The American Legion. The annual card is mailed in July of each year.
Weekly membership reports are posted as early as Thursday and no later than Fridays of each week. Check and see where your area, district and post stand.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Our organization is founded on membership. We want to recognize those who go the extra-mile to sustain and recruit new members. Stand up and be recognized.
American Legion membership can save you money. Discount programs for products and services such as travel, health care, personal finance and computers are offered exclusively to members of The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion.
Cyber Post 208 is an online post with online chat rooms for fellow veterans, and a search engine that will help you find military friends and members who share the same interests. A member/guest can create his/her own personalized page, upload and share pictures and videos. You can also interact with other veterans by introducing topics from personal to VA matters by creating your own blogs. And best of all, these benefits are provided at no additional cost. You are not required to participate online, but if you are interested in participating, please contact our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
myLegion.org is a FREE website designed to connect members of The American Legion to their Post and Department leadership,
myLegion includes a site at each level of the organization:
Members – allows members to view information on file at National Headquarters, view messages and events published through the department and post myLegion sites, and network with other myLegion members using networking tools.
Departments – provides membership information, reports and electronic membership tools such as data change forms for all posts and squadrons within their department.
Posts/Districts/Counties – provides Legion and SAL information for all members in their post. Allows post to submit member data change forms and Consolidated Post Reports electronically. Upload post image, newsletter, message, and calendar. Create membership listings, view members renewing online, search for members who have expired or are members of the department headquarters post, and chat with other officers discussing veterans issues and sharing membership ideas.