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Sons of the American Legion - Detachment of Wisconsin

This has been a great year so far, we are having fun and donations have been coming in for the Junior Shooters Sports program, which is Commanders Severson’s Project.  We are still a little behind on our Child Welfare Foundation goal of $1.10 per member; remember the deadline is May 31, 2012 to count for this year’s convention awards. 

The latest membership report is online at, www.wisal.org, http://wisal.org/detachment/committees/internal_affairs/membership/Membership12-33_03-06-12.pdf

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Keep up the great work you do for the Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Family.

Michael Lawler, Detachment Adjutant


Scholarship Deadline Looms

Applications for the $1000.00 Detachment Sons of The American Legion Scholarship are due April 1, 2012.  Visit our web site for application details, http://wisal.org/detachment/committees/children_youth/scholarship/scholarship.php.

Other Scholarships are available through The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, and The Sons of The American Legion on the Local, County, District, State and National levels.  Use the handy “Need a Lift” guide, http://www.legion.org/education/needalift to find out more about them.


GOOSE EGGS

We had a great rally for membership in the past few month, but we still have the following goose egg squadrons, please contact your Detachment Vice Commander so we can rectify this issue.

Squadron                            2011       2012       Percentage
44 Wabeno                           12           0              0%
95 Delavan                             6            0              0%
129 Black River Falls            40           0              0%
302 Oconto Falls                   11           0              0%
 

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Americanism Coloring Contest Due April 1, 2012

The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Wisconsin are sponsoring an Americanism coloring contest, may print copies from this link: 2012 Coloring Contest Entry Form

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Spring DEC April 21, 2012 Portage WI

We would like to extend an invitation to all of our squadrons to attend the Detachment Executive Committee meetings April 21, 2012 8:45AM-3:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at our Headquarters building 2930 American Legion Dr, Portage, WI, 53901.  Our Committees and Commissions meeting the morning, there is training sessions during the lunch hour and out DEC meeting in the afternoon.


The American Legion Birthday

March 15, 2012 will mark the 93rd birthday of The American Legion.  What does your squadron have planned for this monumental occasion?  Detachment Historian Goderstad is asking all squadrons to send photos of their Legion Birthday events for the Detachment History Book.  Mail to Sons of The American Legion, PO Box 388 Portage, WI 53901-0388, include details of your event.

If your squadron is 100 percent by the American Legion Birthday they will receive a certificate from Fang Wong, National American Legion Commander and Jim Roberts, National Sons of The American Legion Commander. The cutoff date is March 15, 2012. The citations will be presented at the Spring DEC in Portage, April 21, 2012.


Triple Nickel Award

Triple Nickel Award: We want to win the Triple Nickel Award this year, so we need at least 85 percent retention, 105% total membership and recruit 5 new squadrons.

On that note we are missing 666 members who have not renewed from 2011, as you can see the devil is in the details. 

We have already chartered 3 new squadrons and are working on the final paperwork for a few more.

Let’s step up our game and WIN $555.00 dollars for our programs.


National and Regional Update

We are seventh in the nation, FIRST in the Central Region, and Central Region is leading on the National Membership Trail once again. We only need 358 members to reach our national goal of one-hundred percent. I am confident we can reach our final goal of 110%, but I need your help. Contact your Squadron members and make this a fun competition, challenge them to be the best they can be, by recruiting new members, and renewing our old members.

 

(Central Region) John A. Sansoucie (MO)

Detachment

Goal

Actual

Percent

WISCONSIN

3,309

2,951

89.181

IOWA

3,002

2,550

84.943

OHIO

30,606

25,929

84.719

ILLINOIS

14,872

12,471

83.856

INDIANA

37,426

30,455

81.374

MINNESOTA

10,905

8,836

81.027

MISSOURI

3,345

2,654

79.342

MICHIGAN

20,746

16,183

78.005

Totals

124,211

102,029

82.142

 


Retention is the Key

As you are well aware, signing up new members is just one part of our members duties, keeping the new members year after year is the key to success. (Insert drum roll here) We are a leader the nation for retention, with 79.87%!!!   See below to find out where all of the Detachments rank.

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District Standings

Where does your district stand in membership? 

1.Fifth District 101.79%
2.Seventh District 100.59%
3.Fourth District 98.72%
4.Twelfth District 97.27%
5.Eighth District 96.47%
6.Third District 93.89%
7.First District 91.01%
8.Second District 90.24%
9.Sixth District 86.21%
10.Tenth District 85.28%
11.Eleventh District 81.16%
12.Ninth District 71.23%


105 Percent and Beyond

To reach our Triple Nickel Award requirements we need to finish the 2012 membership year over 105%, well these 31 squadrons have already done that and more.  When you see the officers of these squadrons give them a hand.  If you are not quite at goal there is still time, make sure your squadron is over 105 percent before June 1, 2012.

 

Squadron

 62 Columbus

2011

10

2012

30

Percentage

300%

336 Onalaska

34

61

179%

117 Shawano

16

26

163%

544 Twin Lakes

33

50

152%

100 Sparta

29

40

138%

111 Somerset

19

26

137%

284 Holmen

36

48

133%

326 Boyd

10

13

130%

  48 Beloit

20

25

125%

313 Black Earth

16

20

125%

116 Coon Valley

32

39

122%

196 Delafield

61

74

121%

355 Grafton

50

60

120%

53 Eau Claire

16

19

119%

  21 Kenosha

22

26

118%

  91 Oconomowoc

17

20

118%

305 Johnson Creek

19

22

116%

180 Bay View

48

55

115%

273 Grand Marsh

14

16

114%

  63 Clintonville

16

18

113%

534 McFarland

75

84

112%

  18 Milwaukee

74

82

111%

138 Viroqua

10

11

110%

108 Clear Lake

42

46

110%

375 Mukwonago

70

76

109%

333 Sun Prairie

29

31

107%

433 Barneveld

32

34

106%

183 Genoa City

17

18

106%

  23 Cudworth

38

40

105%

220 Soldiers Grove

38

40

105%

538 Carlton

42

44

105%

 

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100 Percent

Forty-seven squadrons are at or over 100 percent, keep up the great work.

 

Squadron

172 North Freedom

2011

25

2012

26

Percentage

104%

449 Brookfield

82

85

104%

214 Darlington

60

62

103%

537 Harold Todd

58

59

102%

    1 Germantown

21

21

100%

  71 Pewaukee

16

16

100%

  75 Fond du Lac

44

44

100%

115 Elroy

13

13

100%

243 Plymouth

18

18

100%

245 Cross Plains

117

117

100%

288 Cedarburg

57

57

100%

387 Franklin

19

19

100%

417 French Island

15

15

100%

444 F. D. Roosevelt

12

12

100%

467 Ontario

New

30

100%

552 Somers

New

10

100%

 

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75 Percent

This is where you can see the value of just one member, it makes the difference of receiving an award or not.  Contact your squadron members who have not paid yet, get them back on the roster and your squadron to 100 percent and more.

 

Squadron

118 Thorp

2011

38

2012

37

Percentage

97%

120 Tanner-Paull

23

22

96%

151 Madison

22

21

95%

  52 La Crosse

154

146

95%

406 General King

18

17

94%

143 St. Croix Falls

27

25

93%

  54 Marshfield

13

12

92%

  84 Monroe

13

12

92%

  15 Juneau

11

10

91%

547 Lublin

43

39

91%

203 Federal

28

25

89%

185 Grantsburg

41

36

88%

157 Horicon

24

21

88%

405 Dousman

48

41

85%

121 River Falls

63

53

84%

  10 Wausau

12

10

83%

150 Wausaukee

22

18

82%

  11 Green Bay

60

49

82%

  27 South Milwaukee

10

8

80%

  24 Lake Geneva

58

46

79%

522 Hubertus

19

15

79%

434 Oak Creek

35

27

77%

347 Lomira

30

23

77%

  70 Oshkosh

21

16

76%

481 Madison

88

67

76%

416 Greendale

25

19

76%

437 Mazomanie

45

34

76%

168 Glenwood City

24

18

75%

 


25 Percent

We are down to the wire, in May the 2013 membership cards will be printed and if your dues are not submitted you will lose your continual membership years.  Do not let this happen to your members.

 

Squadron

155 Westby

2011

18

2012

13

Percentage

72%

73 Neilsville

14

10

71%

189 Watertown

52

37

71%

385 Verona

13

9

69%

271 Poynette

35

24

69%

  59 Stoughton

44

30

68%

366 Princeton

22

15

68%

  93 Tomahawk

26

17

65%

  38 Appleton

65

40

62%

339 Almond

28

16

57%

501 Madison

14

8

57%

209 Orfordville

90

51

57%

294 Hartland

88

43

49%

171 Union Grove

17

6

35%

158 Maiden Rock

31

10

32%

  67 Lake Mills

45

13

29%

  51 West Salem

40

10

25%

 

 
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