American Legion posts and departments worldwide can collect financial rewards for returning members to their rosters, ramping up renewal rates and hitting their targets for 2019.
Any American Legion department that exceeds 100 percent of its 2019 membership target by May 8 will receive a $2,500 reward. Departments that take the goal five percentage points further before the end of the membership year (June 30, 2019) will receive an additional $5,000. Checks for achieving the 100 percent goal will be presented to departments at the Spring National Executive Committee meeting of The American Legion. Departments that achieve 105 percent or greater will receive checks and recognition at the 101st American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.
American Legion posts will receive $5 for every expired 2014, 2015 and 2016 member that renews for 2019.
The expired members can be found by following these four steps:
- Sign into www.mylegion.org
- Click on “Reports/Labels” located on the left side of the page
- Click on “Post Reports” folder
- Open the “Revitalization” folder. Inside this folder you will find three reports where you can select expired members for letters, labels and rosters (“Unrenewed_Letters,” “Unrenewed_Labels” and “Unrenewed_Roster”).
If your post does not have access to MyLegion.org, visit www.mylegion.org and click on “Authorization Form” at the bottom of the page and complete the registration process. If you need assistance please call 800-433-3318 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive credit for renewing a 2014, 2015 or 2016 Legionnaire, they must renew in your post and you have to use their current membership ID number. The ID number will be on the expired listing downloaded through MyLegion or provided by your department. If the expired Legionnaire was not a member of your post, please transfer them into your post and then process their dues payment.