Out of an abundance of caution and after extensive consultation with Legionnaires throughout the Department of Indiana, I have decided to postpone Operation Full Court Press until Saturday, May 30, 2020.
By holding this event eight (8) days prior to Close of Books we will be able to work off a much smaller roster of expired members and for every door we leave a door hanger those Legionnaires will have ample time to renew their membership online via www.legion.org/renew
Between now and May 30, 2020, I am asking each District Commander and their Membership Chair to do the following:
1. Contact your volunteers to let them know of the date change to Saturday, May 30, 2020.
2. While you are talking to your volunteers, ask them to call, text, or email a roster of expired members and a roster of Post 777 members whom are eligible to transfer into their local posts. During this time of uncertainty when many individuals will be at home, just hearing from a fellow veteran might be a welcome distraction from the hysteria currently gripping our nation.
3. Contact every single Post Commander and Post Adjutant or Membership Chair to encourage them to contact all of their expired members and provide them a roster of Post 777 members whom are eligible to transfer into their post. Encourage them not to lie down on membership and continue fighting for every single card as we quickly approach Close of Books in June.
More than anything, this is a moment for leadership. I am confident that our leaders in every district will motivate their volunteers to contact our expired members to renew and Post 777 members to transfer to local posts--now is not the time to give up on attaining our membership goals nor is it the time to give in to irrational fear.
Together, we change lives for Veterans, their families and their communities.
Tell us Your Story