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OUR MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW

"Serving Our Veterans: The REAL Super Heroes."

Membership Theme
"Here I Come To Save the Day"

Department Headquarters
The Laire

The Department President
Underdog

Department Membership Chairman
Mighty Mouse

Auxiliary Division Presidents
Defenders

Division Vice Presidents
Support

Auxiliary District Presidents
Warriors

District Vice Presidents
Armor Barers

The ALA Members
WonderWomen

The ALA Juniors
Immortals

DIVISION AND DISTRICT THEMES

District 2: Cyclops
District 3: Beast
District 4: Angel
District 5: Colossus
District 7: Wolverine
District 8: Raven
District 9: Storm

District 10: Thing
District 11: Human Torch
District 12: Invisible Woman
District 14: Grim

District 14: Iron Man
District 15: Thor
District 16: Hulk
District 20: Black Panther

District 17: Batman
District 18: Flash
District 19: Green Lantern
District 21: Aquaman

District 22: Leonardo
District 23: Raphael
District 24: Michaelangelo
District 25: Donatelo

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Kathy's Kittens, the Cat's Meow Plaque
to the Unit with the highest percentage of membership by July 1st.

Sue CC's Two Timer's Plaque
to the Unit with the highest numerical gain in membership by July 1st. (10-150 members)

Jo's Starlighter's Plaque
to the Unit with the highest numerical gain in membership by July 1st. (151 and over members)

Double D Boot Kickers Plaque
to the District for the highest percent of membership by the opening of Department Convention. Vice President gets citation in a blue folder.

Sharon's Halo Plaque
to the Division for the highest percent of membership by July 1st. Vice President gets citation in a blue folder.

Pat's Knight's Plaque
to the Unit for the highest numerical gain in Junior membership by July 1st.

Target Date Awards to the first-place districts in each division and first-place division at the target dates.

For any District President/Vice President and Division President/Vice President that are goal by opening of Patriotic Conference, they will receive one free night at hotel or monetary equivalent if not staying in hotel because of location (live in the area). MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

To the Division and the 2 Districts with the highest percentage in membership on January 26, 2024. To include the President and Vice President. Winners will receive a Jacket and a breakfast ticket if they are present for the program on February 11th and the breakfast on February 12th.

  • The first Division to reach 102%, the President and the Vice President will receive $150.00 each.
  • The first District to reach 102%, the President and the Vice President will receive $75.00 each.

Goal Units by our birthday 11-10-2023 get $25.00
Any goal unit by Department Convention gets two teal pins and a certificate.

At Family Caravan (January) the Unit that brings the most membership at each stop will receive an award. To be determined.

to the District that helps organize and participates in the most Unit Revitalizations.

Watch the ALA Today and Department website for recommendations on how to increase engagement and the membership experience.

2023-2024 Department of Illinois Membership Awards

TRAVELING NECKLACES

September 15, 2023

Division President & Vice President highest percentage in membership and District President and Vice President highest percentage in membership

November 29, 2023

Division President & Vice President highest percentage in membership and District President and Vice President highest percentage in membership

March 22, 2024

Division President & Vice President highest percentage in membership and District President & Vice President highest percentage in membership. If 100%, they may keep their necklaces

July 11, 2024

Division President & Vice President highest percentage in membership and District President and Vice President highest percentage in membership

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership is the backbone of our organization! We need to keep our current members as well as sign up NEW MEMBERS! We need to step up our game and try hard to maintain and recruit. Please take back ALL information to your unit, districts, and divisions to help your members become a stronger membership. We hit the road running at the Department Board Meeting at Rock Island on August 11th & 12th. Four units brought in Membership to kick start our Membership year. We celebrated President Angie’s Birthday and attending her Homecoming at her American Legion Post #1233 in Colona, IL.

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On Sunday President Angie, her sister Pat and I attended the Illinois State Fair to help at the American Legion Family Membership Table. We have some changes on our awards so check them closely. We will also have the traveling necklaces again this year. The National Membership Theme for 2023-2024: The IDITAROD. The National Membership Committee encourages and supports the nationwide ALA effort to attract and retain a diverse, active membership and establish new units to ensure the Auxiliary’s future. There are several things members can do to promote membership for former and expired members, attracting new members, and understanding and respecting members' rights. More information to follow.

Remember to treat all members with respect and kindness. Your actions to a new member may be the deciding factor to their decision if they come back or drop their membership. The Department officers and the Membership Chairman are only a phone call away to help organize a new unit or to revitalize a unit with problems. Please utilize these people to help you and if you know of any others that need help let them know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Pam Corbin  |  pbyerly3@hotmail.com  | 309-371-9982

MORE RESOURCES

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Paid Up for Life Membership Application

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Unit Guide Book

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New Member Welcome Flyer

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10 Plus 3 in 2023 Award

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Membership Guidelines & Procedures

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The Legion Family Membership Application

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