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2018 Renewal Notice Schedule

Cut-Off Dates Renewal Dates
May 10, 2017   July 3, 2017
* September 13, 2017 October 10, 2017
* October 12, 2017 November 17, 2017
* December 13, 2017 - January 5, 2018
* February 14, 2018 - February 28, 2018
April 11, 2018 - May 2, 2018

*Denotes that the cutoff date is also a membership target date.

- All delinquent members receive mailed renewal notice regardless of notice preference.

Who We Are, Member Orientation

(Click graphic image to watch video)

Who We Are Video flier

(Click on the graphic above to download the PowerPoint file about this program.)


National headquarters have planned direct mail campaigns for January, March and May. Additional email campaigns will be launched twice a month for 2017 through the end of the membership year.

Commander Schmidt would like to encourage local efforts to contact un-renewed members using new tools available through myLegion. These tool are found in the Report Server area. Within the Post Reports folder, open the Commanders Membership Push folder.


Membership Forms

The Member Data Form (MDF) traditionally was used to update all member data. Today, MyLegion.org is an electronic alternative that makes the updating of information on members much easier.

* Adding new members, process renewals and transferring members must still be 
done by using the hard copy Member Data Form and mailing it to the Department.

Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!


*August 2, 1990 to today (Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)


*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Membership Resources