Congratulations to all the
posts that achieved 100% membership by 10 May 2017, Districts 4A and 6B, and
special congratulations to the posts with 100% Family renewals.
Although the membership 100%
date was 10 May 2017, the Department of Oklahoma unfortunately finished at just
over 90%. Even though we missed the mark
of 100%, it is not too late to continue our drive to meet our goal for
2017. Our membership goal is17,532
members, and to date our current member ship is 15,816, which means we need
1,716 members to make 100%.
Now is the time to contact
the expired members or members that have not renewed, but it takes a phone call
or personal visit. They have already
proved that they can ignore many emails and renewal notices. IT IS TIME FOR PERSONAL CONTACT. There are
still hundreds of members in the Administrative Post 213 that are paid for 2017
just waiting to be transferred to your posts.
Just go to MyLegion.org, click on FIND MEMBERS IN MY AREA, search by zip
code, print the list of eligible members, and call them to request them to
transfer to your post. Fill out a Member
Data Form and submit to Department Headquarters. Before you know it, you will have 100%
membership for your post.
Does your Post, Unit,
Squadron, or Riders need a fundraiser or money-making event? The Department’s 10 Gun raffle can be a great
source of income with no investment on
your part. The prizes are already purchased,
the tickets and advertising posters are printed and ready for the posts. The ticket price is $10 per ticket and when
sold, $5 goes to the post or unit and $5 goes to the Department, and each
ticket remains in the hopper for all the drawings or until the ticket is
drawn. What could be easier? The guns are already paid for so there is no
investment by the post, and the tickets and advertising is done. Just get out and sell the tickets for this
very popular event. Several posts are
having local businesses sell tickets for them such barber shops, pawn shops,
tag agencies, etc. This is also a great
opportunity to solicit membership for your posts.
The American Legion will
celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2019 and all of America is
planning for the event, and every post has something to offer.
Does you town have a Veterans
Memorial or Memorial Park?
Does your post have a
Do you have pictures or
artifacts of your post history?
Does your post keep a
yearbook of the past year’s events?
Has a member of your post
received special recognition or an award?
Has anyone written your post
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, please
contact the Department Historian Gerald McClain with your information.
or http//www.okamlegion.org/department historian.
Department of Oklahoma
“God and Country”