Membership

2016-2017 Membership Committee:

Chairman:  Bob Brady (247)

Vice Chairmen: David Wallace (162), Wayne Bowen (8), Greg Mueller (49)

Members: Bill Lark (265), Frank Carr (99), Joe Dudley (2003), Ronald Fanning (67), Johnny Baker (320), Curry Brooks (190), Jim Rovinski (120), John Ward (34)

PDC Advisor: Linden Dixon (139)

The Department membership report is updated weekly. The date of this report is: April 19, 2017

2017 Department Membership Awards Dates:

Cardinal Award (35%) – August 3, 2016

Jefferson Award (50%) – September 7, 2016

Jamestown Award (55%) – October 5, 2016

Veterans Day Award (65%) – November 2, 2016

Dogwood Award (75%) – December 7, 2016

Yorktown Award (85%) – January 4, 2017

Foxhound Award (90%) – February 1, 2017

Legion Birthday Award (95%) – March 1, 2017

Old Dominion Award (100%) – April 5, 2017-Gold Certificate

–  April 19, 2017-Silver Certificate

– May 3, 2017-Blue Certificate

Dan Daniel Plaque (110%) –  June 7, 2017

Post Honor Ribbon – *100% by December 28, 2016*

Membership Eligibility

If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served a minimum of one day federal active service during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you’re eligible to become a Legionnaire!

We’re veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned – and were promised – by service to our nation in uniform.

We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family. – in Virginia we have 222 posts, and over 59,000 members.  Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”

You must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates below and were honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

Eligibility Dates:

Apr 6, 1917- Nov 11, 1918;

Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946

Jun 25, 1950 – Jan 31, 1955

Feb 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Aug 24, 1982 – Jul 31, 1984

Dec 20, 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990

Aug 2, 1990 – present

 

 

Purpose- To formulate, recommend and implement adopted policies relating to the recruitment of members and the functioning of Posts, Districts, and Regions in a manner to attract and retain members; further to develop promotional activities as necessary for the accomplishment of said activity and attainment of stated goals within each tier. To assist the New Post and DMS Committee in revitalization of existing Posts within the Regions.

 

Reporting: The Chairman of the Membership & Post Activities Committee reports its actions and activities to the Department Executive Committee.