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Membership: Chair

Chairman’s Report

Northern Report | Southern Report

Jim Ramos, Northern Membership

May 2021

Service Honor Sacrifice

SERVICE is what we do for our veterans and our community.

Congratulations to all Districts for doing a great job, but we still have work to do. Our next goal is 103% by Department Convention. Please continue to work towards 100% or better. “Always do more not less” and “ do what we can, “Let’s Go” Florida”.


HONOR is achieving 100% membership.

Some ideas on how to make 100%:

  1. Complete Buddy Checks.
  2. Get help from the Legion families – have the Auxiliary, SAL, and ALR help set up a carpool to get Legionnaires to meetings.
  3. Ask members to renew, remember that membership is the life blood of the American Legion.

SACRIFICE is something we all do and is sometimes it is hard to make it happen.

We sacrifice vacation time, holidays, free time, sleep, uninterrupted anything – but we continue to help and sacrifice for our Post members and our community because is the right thing to do. Thank you for your SACRIFICE. Thank you!

We still need to continue to work with our Districts and Posts to make the 103% goal.

But whatever you do make it BIG.

Communication is the key to success and recognizing your volunteers by saying thank you.

If you need ideas just ask me (call 352-226-4370 or email

Raymond Perez, Southern Membership

May 2021

MyLegion & CPR Reminder

Frustrated yet?  The transition to the new is going to require patience and lots of it. We can all think of the many ways things could have been different, but I can tell you do not waste your time.  You will come to realize that the first thing you have to do with this new system is get your individual registration accomplished.

Our Department Assistant Adjutant, Bruce Comer in conjunction with JoAnn Collins and the rest of the staff are diligently trying to solve every problem within their capabilities. Continue to note your systemic problems and email them to him or Bekki Tibbs where they consolidate these issues and forward them to National. If it is a registration issue, please contact him or I or someone at your District that has already registered, it is simple.  Here is a tool created by Bruce and his team:

Are you having issues getting in and navigating the National’s new MyLegion portal? Department of Florida, Assistant Adjutant, Bruce Comer created this instructional video to help you get started. Click the link below to watch.

The remaining goals set by Department have been changed, please take note:

95%   May 12th

100%  June 9th

Don’t wait until the last minute, complete your CPRs NOW, they are due May 12th.

I wanted to include this information on the Department Convention. By the time you get this it will be old news but if you have not acted, please do so ASAP if you have plans on attending the Convention.

For God and Country and Our Veterans,

For assistance or training requests please contact me at or call 727-412-5356.

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