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Membership: Chair

Chairman’s Report

Bruce Thurber

Bruce Thurber, Membership Chair

September 2022

We have begun our 2023 membership year, although we did not get the goals, we really wanted from National I know in my heart that with this years membership team (Every Legionnaire) we will make it. For the many new Adjutants, Seasoned Adjutants with questions or any member wanting to know more about The Legion Training Tuesday is a wealth of information. The previous classes can be found at https://www.legion.org/training/training-tuesdays. Moving into the 104th Membership Year of The American Legion it is the most critical focus we must have. If we do not get growth, our ability to serve our Veterans will be gone.

As we move on our priorities need to be:

Renew: Encourage members to renew, by focusing on their needs within the Legion Family.
Reinstate: Using the resources available find those members who haven’t renewed over the past few years, contact them question why and see if you can help with fixing what drove them away.
Recruit: Finding potential members is easy but giving them a reason to want to join us takes a few minutes of your time. Ask yourself, do I know 4 good reasons to join the Legion and can I explain them.

Remember our War on Declining Membership has begun.

While at the National Membership Working Shop, something that hit my heart was Be The One. Instead of talking about the staggering number of daily suicides, BE THE ONE to save ONE veteran.

TO ASK VETERANS IN YOUR LIFE HOW THEY ARE DOING.

TO LISTEN WHEN A VETERAN NEEDS TO TALK.

TO REACH OUT WHEN A VETERAN IS STRUGGLING.

For more information: https://www.legion.org/betheone

Bruce Thurber
Membership Chair
membership@legionmail.org