Who We Are;
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's National Headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
Exceed State Department membership target; Increase participation at meetings - to average 50
Expand community awareness of Post 109 through events and club organization presentation.
Reach out to Veterans in need through financial and educational assistance programs.
Increase participation in Oratorical Contest, Boy's State and Scholarship programs; Host Local, District area contests.
Recruit SAL members for specific Post programs like Wreaths Across America.
Increase awareness of Auxiliary projects.
Identify and develop Leadership capabilities and depth.
Improve habitability of Post meeting site; maintain adequate levels of maintenance and cleanliness.