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"Sons Helping Scouts Become Leaders"


Trucking for Membership!

Breaker/Breaker good buddy. This is the Bear with ears (officer monitoring the CB airwaves) reaching out to say thank you for electing me as the membership chairman. We are pulling out of the truck stop after fueling our engines and it time to get rolling. I would think by now you have figured out my theme for this year, Trucking for Membership!
We continue with the goal of reaching 17,000 member this year so I am asking each of you to get your keys out, start your engine and lets empty those trailers with unpaid memberships. I am looking for each of you to join me in getting back to the ways of having fun, make our trucking buddies want to contribute our great organization. Work hard before pulling up to the Chicken Coup (truck scale) confirming we're reaching our monthly target. Your trailer is currently being held up at the Coup because you're in overload. Get your members to paid their dues so you can move on down the road and reach out for potential new members.
What is it going to take in your Squadron/District to make sure your successful in reaching the targets. Make a challenge within the District or within a Squadron, competition is always fun. Share your ideas and if you need to, ask for help.
Pick up your membership and make sure you have a full tank to get those memberships moving.

Detachment 1st Vice Commander Membership Chairman
Jim Alexander

February 2018 Update

Attention truckers,
Good job to all the trucking companies who met their 75% delivery goal by February 14th. For the trucking companies that delivered 75% or more of their membership, you're going to hit a long stretch of lonely highway trying to deliver the balance of your membership. It might get a little boring driving down that lonely road so get on your CB radios and reach out to your distributors. Don't let the lonely road get the best of you, stop to visit your distribution centers and see what you can do to help them turn in membership. For the rest of the trucking companies it's time to get off of the Jake break and let them trucks roll. There is still time for you to be the leader of this convoy. Kick it in to high gear and wave to your buddies as you pass them on the road to higher grounds


Membership Eligibililty

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during these delimiting periods:

  • August 2, 1990 - cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government
  • Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
  • Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
  • Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
  • June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
  • Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
  • April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
Membership Target Dates
Sons of The American Legion
September 13, 2017 10%
October 12, 2017 25%
November 15, 2017 35%
December 13, 2017 45%
January 18, 2018 60%
February 14, 2018 75%
March 14, 2018 80%
April 11, 2018 90%
May 9, 2018 100%
*July 25, 2018 105%

*Delegate Strength Target Date

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