American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad recently announced two new Team 100 incentives for American Legion posts and departments worldwide to collect financial rewards for returning members to their rosters, ramping up renewal rates and hitting their targets for 2019.
Posts will be awarded $5 for every expired 2014, 2015 and 2016 member that rejoins the organization for 2019. And any American Legion department that achieves 100 percent of their 2019 membership target by May 8 will receive a $2,500 reward. Departments that achieve 105 percent of their membership target by delegate strength date will receive an additional $5,000.
Ads announcing these new membership rewards are available for posts and departments to download at www.legion.org/team100 and use to spread the message to members. The Team 100 membership reward ads can be used in print for newsletters or flyers, Facebook posts and advertisement for websites.
The new rewards program is wrapped around Commander Reistad’s Team 100 drive to start The American Legion’s second century from a position of strength and momentum. The commander has called on posts worldwide to conduct a National Week of Personal Engagement March 10-16, 2019, the days leading up to The American Legion’s 100th birthday. Post members are urged to make personal contact with those who have let their memberships expire and ask them to rejoin and to encourage those who have not yet renewed for the current year to do so urgently so the organization can continue to effectively serve veterans, active-duty military, youth and communities.