Legion to test out multiple-year membership plans 
Gaither Keener presents his report to the 2023 National Executive committee at Spring Meetings

Legion to test out multiple-year membership plans 

Current Legionnaires and prospective members will have the opportunity to sign up for a three-year membership under a pilot program approved May 10 by The American Legion National Executive Committee during the organization’s annual Spring Meetings in Indianapolis.

The NEC passed Resolution 1: Purchase of Multiple Years of Membership. The resolution approves “a five-year pilot program offering the purchase of three consecutive twelve month member terms at the then current dues rate”.

The pilot program will offer, “One-year, three-year and lifetime memberships,” said American Legion Finance Commission Chairman Gaither M. Keener Jr., who chaired the Legion’s Membership Study Committee created in October of 2022. At the conclusion of the pilot program, Keener said, “It will be reassessed and brought back to the NEC for its decision … whether to continue or discontinue, with factual information so you can make a logical decision.”

The pilot program will begin following modifications being made to the Legion’s member data system to allow for multi-year memberships.