Greetings fellow Sons,
We once again start on the membership journey for 2018-2019. At this time all cards should be distributed, and memberships
are beginning to flow into Detachment. Congratulations for the hard work put in on last year's membership. We stand at 99%
of goal for 2017-2018 about 160 members short, you can still send in 2018 renewals along with your 2019. Additionally, Maryland
achieved a retention rate over 90% last year and was awarded a plaque at the National Convention. Great job everyone!
This year, to build on last year's achievements, we need to make an extra effort. We need to dig deeper to gather these
membership renewals and recruit new members to the organization. Therefore, I am using; Mining for Membership as our membership
theme this year.
Jim Alexander, CEO of the DMD Mining Company has directed the Foreman (District Commanders) of the seven "Mines"
to get the miners (Squadrons) to work digging out all the precious ore (members) they can. He has set a quota for each mine
to extract 100% of goal by the cutoff date in May. As CMO (Chief of Mining Operations) I, along with our ramrod Karl "Bulldog"
Kibler, stand ready to assist all mining operations in any way possible, just call and we will come running. I think we can
exceed 16,000 members for 2018-2019, and I believe that we are up to the challenge!
I have placed a challenge out to the District Commanders. I will make a $100 donation to either the District Commanders
Project or to a Children and Youth Project of their choice, to the first District that reaches 100% membership by the May
24, 2019 Cut-Off.
So, put on your hardhats, get you picks, shovels and dynamite (for that stubborn ore) ready, and let's go "Mining
Yours in Service,
1st Vice Commander
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 2018-2019
September 12, 2018 - 10%
October 11, 2018 - 25%
November 15,2018 - 35%
December 12, 2018 - 45%
January 17,2019 - 60%
February 13, 2019 - 75%
March 13, 2019 - 80%
April 10, 2019 - 90%
May 8, 2019 - 100%
July 24, 2019 - 105% -Delegate Strength Cutoff
Individual Recruitment Award Pin Form 2019
Detachment of Maryland Membership from Department
Obtain a DD-214