The American Legion’s Consolidated Post Report (CPR) is an opportunity for posts to document every activity they fulfilled in a 12-month (June 1-May 31) reporting period – whether it’s providing funeral honors, sponsoring youth to attend a Legion program, conducting fundraising efforts or more.
Only 8,900 posts submitted a CPR last year – a 67 percent response rate from the 13,290 total posts worldwide, leaving a third of posts’ activities unaccounted for.
The compiled CPR revealed that reporting posts provided more than 4 million community service volunteer hours, conducted more than 7,000 Memorial Day and Veterans Day services, participated in 1,065 veteran job fairs, provided 123,014 funeral honors, awarded 10,308 scholarships to youth, performed 30,023 U.S. flag presentations, presented 8,426 ROTC medals, and much more.
It’s important for the CPR response rate to increase so that the great work Legion posts and members are doing in their communities is reflected. And every department with 75 percent or better reporting will receive a certificate from National Commander Charles E. Schmidt by mail. Additionally, the national commander will present a plaque to every department that accomplishes at least 95 percent CPR reporting by July 1 during the 99th National Convention in Reno, Nev., in August.
The 2016-2017 CPR form is located on www.mylegion.org on the left-hand side under Post and Department; it can be filled out and submitted electronically. The form also can be found here to download and submit by mail.
Reports are due to National Headquarters by July 1.