Post Membership Information

With the LEGION Act signed into law, there are now only
two (2) war eras for eligibility to join
The American Legion:
April 6, 1917 thru November 11, 1918
December 7, 1941 thru a date to be determined
Per The American Legion National website, the change in
war eras was effective immediately as of the signing of the
act by President Trump on July 30, 2019.

Until new membership applications can be printed and
distributed, Posts can use the ones below:
(The letter size application is fillable after you download it to your computer.)

Need an Uncle Sam recruiting poster with the
new dates on it?  Click here.
(Once you download the poster you will be able to fill in the info block with your Post information.)

What Your Membership does "It's Value"
This is a document created by Department Commander James Kessler.
What it does is give you the "value" of your Legion membership in general,
and as an Iowa Legionnaire specifically.  This is a great aid when you are
speaking to a potential member.  To view the document, click here.

New Auxiliary membership eligibility requirements
A change to The American Legion Constitution & Bylaws during
the 2019 National Convention changed the eligibility requirements
from wives to spouses of Legionnaires.  What this means is
that a male spouse of a male or female Legionnaire may now join the
Auxiliary.  While this doesn't directly affect membership in the Legion,
it is something to keep in mind when recruiting a new Legionnaire.
To view and download the Auxiliary membership application,
click here.

If you have any questions,
contact one of the 2nd District Membership Team listed below:

Don Arns- 2nd District Membership Chairman &
2nd District Vice Commander (Clinton & Scott Counties) 
Gerald "Rob" Roben- 2nd District Vice Commander (Dubuque & Jackson Counties) 
Lyle Andersen- 2nd District Vice Commander (Linn & Jones Counties)

Membership Impact Report
Each month, The American Legion produces a report that highlights
the impact that Posts have in their communities.  Everything from
youth programs to communities assisted to Veteran claims processed.
In other words, information that could help in your recruiting efforts.
To view and download the latest report, click here.

National Membership webpage
National has created a new page on their website.  The "Membership" page
has various information aimed at helping you with your recruiting and retention
efforts.  Everything from why a Veteran should join our organization to videos that
will give you tips to help you with your efforts.  To go to the page, click here.

Access Granted
This is a new publication released during the 2015 National Membership Workshop.
The document gives advice and guidance on how to access military installations
for the purpose of letting service members know about the many benefits and
programs available from The American Legion.  To view and download the
publication, click the image above.