The American Legion Internal Affairs & Membership Division hosts a monthly virtual training to educate members on issues important to the organization. The training is held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Eastern.
The following are two recent recordings of Training Tuesday sessions. Listen to the recordings at legion.org/training/training-tuesdays.
Resolutions. This discussion was presented by Dean Erck, adjutant of American Legion Post 904 in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Erck was instrumental in writing and getting Resolution No. 9: Department of Veterans Affairs S.A.V.E. Training at Posts passed by the National Executive Committee during the 2023 Fall Meetings. The resolution calls for posts to conduct the suicide prevention training in support of Be the One.
During the training, Erck shares what a resolution is, the do’s and don’ts to writing a resolution, tips for lobbying support for a resolution, how to get a resolution passed from the post to department level, how resolutions are vital to the Legion's mission, and more.
21st Century Report. This training was presented by American Legion Internal Affairs Director Matt Herndon, who discussed the three areas of focus for the 21st Century Report: legacy and vision; membership and member engagement; and training. Throughout the training, Herndon shares examples of how the report can be implemented at all levels of the organization. Download the report here.
During the 2017 Fall Meetings of The American Legion National Executive Committee, the 21st Century Ad-Hoc Committee was re-established to review the original 21st Century Report approved by the NEC during the 1997 Fall Meetings. The re-establishment of the committee was to update the report’s recommendations for current and future needs to ensure The American Legion continues to serve community, state and nation.
Missed a Training Tuesday? Recorded sessions can be accessed on the Training Tuesday webpage.