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NATIONAL COMMANDER AWARDS

National Commander Incentive Programs

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

 

“I GOT ONE” PIN

Awarded to any member that signs up one new member.  X and V attachment also available for 5 and 10 new members.  Order from Post Adjutant.

IOWA MEMBERSHIP PIN

Awarded to any member that signs up 5 new members or 10 renewals or combination thereof.  Order from Post Adjutant.

SILVER BRIGADE

Any member who recruits 25 to 49 NEW members into The American Legion before the May target date will qualify for this award. A silver pin and certificate will be awarded.  Certification forms are available from Department Headquarters.

GOLD BRIGADE

Any member that signs up at least 50 new members before the May target date will be enrolled in the Gold Brigade. First time qualifiers receive: a "Gold Brigade" cap pin, certificate, a Gold Brigade patch, and choice of a jacket, or sweater, or polo shirt with the "Gold Brigade" logo.  Special recognition is given in American Legion publications and by the National Commander at the National Convention.  Certification forms are available from Department Headquarters.

DEPT. RECRUITER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the person in the Dept. of Iowa that enrolls the most new members before the May target date.  Winner will be awarded a Plaque with his/her accomplishments inscribed thereon.  Certified by Post Adjutant.

NATIONAL RECRUITER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to person nationally that signs- up the most new members before the May target date.

TARGET BASEBALL CAP

Each member of a target post present at Mid-Winter Conference will receive a baseball cap.

BOB KERSCHENSKE DEPARTMENT RECRUITER MEMORIAL AWARD

Awarded to person who recruits the most NEW members, 30 days prior to State Convention.

 

POST MEMBERSHIP TROPHIES

 

COMMANDER'S MEMBERSHIP SWEEPSTAKES

Awarded to the two posts that show the greatest numerical increase over their previous year’s membership.

R.J. LAIRD TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years.  For communities of less than 500 population.

B.A. WEBSTER TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years. For communities with from 501 to 1,000 population.

C.B. ROBBINS TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years. For communities with from 1,001 to 2,000 population.

R.A. McGINNIS TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years.  For communities with from 2,001 to 3,000 population.

DANIEL F. STECK TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years.  For communities with from 3,001 to 4,000 population.

B.L. HALLIGAN TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years.  For communities with from 4,001 to 5,000 population.

RAY MURPHY TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years. For communities with from 5,001 to 10,000 population.

JAMES F. BARTON TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years. For communities with from 10,001 to 50,000 population.

SERVICE CLUB OF DES MOINES TROPHY

Awarded to the post with the highest percentage of average membership for the previous four years. For communities with over 50,000 population.

 

POST AWARDS

 

TARGET STARS

Three per post.  Sent to Post Adjutant when post reaches target.  Commander and Adjutant will also receive 100% pins.

POST GROWTH AWARD

Awarded to any post that has had 1 or more members than the last year for 10 years or more. Figured 30 days prior to State Convention.

ROAD-RUNNER PLAQUE

Awarded to post that reaches 105% of target.  Awarded at Spring Conference. (June 30)

POST HONOR RIBBON

Awarded to post whose current year membership matches or  exceeds their membership on June 30,  by December 31.  Awarded at Spring Conference.

ALL-TIME HIGH RIBBON

Awarded to post that exceeds previous all time high membership, awarded at Spring Conference.

CERTIFICATE OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE

Awarded to post that exceeds previous all time high membership by December 31.  Awarded at Spring Conference.

5-YEAR ALL-TIME HIGH AWARD

Awarded to post that has achieved five or more consecutive years of all time high membership. Figured 30 days prior to State Convention.  Awarded at State Convention.

 

COUNTY AWARDS

 

TARGET STARS

Three per county.  Sent when county reaches target.

BLUE RIBBON

Awarded to each post of a county after all posts reach target.  Awarded at Spring Conference.

 

DISTRICT AWARDS

 

TARGET STARS

Three per district.

DISTRICT HONOR RIBBON

Awarded to each district exceeding its pervious year’s membership by the number of posts in its district by May target date.

 

DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP TROPHIES

 

ROBERT W. COLFLESH TROPHY

Awarded to the district with the highest percentage of assigned target by November 11.  Awarded at Mid-Winter Conference.

REAR OF THE HORSE AWARD

Awarded to the Commander of the first district to reach its assigned target.  Awarded at Department Convention.

SPAFFORD TROPHY

Won by the district and presented to the post which has the highest percentage of its four year average by 30 days prior to the Department Convention.

FRONT OF THE HORSE AWARD

Won by the district and earned by the Dept Vice Commander with the highest percentage of assigned districts.

 

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