Service, Not Self


Department Headquarters Closed Until April 14, 2020

March 23, 2020 – 11:00 am – Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 – Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life – Read Order Here

Department staff will be handling limited business-critical items during this time and working remotely as able.
Please expect delays in communication, processing of membership, etc.

If you have an URGENT matter, please email as the phones are not attended to at this time.

We appreciate your patience and wish you all to be safe and healthy during this time.

ALA Girls State Canceled

Due to MSU canceling all summer youth programs for the 2020 season, ALA Girls State has also been canceled.
More information will be available soon.


Unit Reporting

Please proceed as planned with Annual  Reporting!  Units your deadline is 3/30/20 deadline to Districts!   
Unit Report Forms 2019-2020


The Unit Data and Officer’s Form for 2020-2021 are now available.  These forms are fillable!  Download, fill, save, print, and mail or email to Department. 
Unit Data Forms are Due no later than May 1st!

Unit Data Form 2020-2021                        Unit Officer’s Form 2020-2021

The new fillable 2020 “Pink Sheet” (Convention Awards Form) is available now.  Pink Sheet/Convention Awards Form

Processing of Poppy Orders are being delayed during the Executive Order.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

2020 Department Convention Registration Form is now available     Convention Registration Form

Convention web page

Click here to Download the DEC 101 Presentation from the 2020 Winter Meeting

Testimonial Dinner

Department Commander Barry Wood, Department President Georgia Downs, and Detachment Commander Mike Holley invites all American Legion Family members to join them at the Greenawalt-Flaherty Post 42 in Charlotte to celebrate their year.

Greenawalt-Flaherty American Legion Post 42
1000 W. Lawrence Highway Charlotte, MI 48813

Charlotte is approximately 18 miles southwest of Lansing off of I-69

NEW Date:  May 23, 2020

Social begins at 5 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person

Reservations Due March 20, 2020

Please make checks out to Margaret Wood.
Mail checks to:
Margaret Wood
811 N. Kelly St.
Hastings, MI 49058

Please indicate if you would like Swiss Steak, or Baked Chicken.
Include an email address for confirmation of receipt of reservation and payment.

Hotel information:

Holiday Inn Express
500 Meijer St
Charlotte, MI 48813
(855) 479-0732
$98.99 + tax (king or queen)

Comfort Inn
1302 Packard Hwy
Charlotte, MI 48813
(844) 773-8179
$75 + tax Queen
$70 + tax King


Attention Unit Membership Chairs

Department received notice from National HQ that an error was made during the printing of the 2nd notice renewals.
“Members whose department and/or unit changed their dues rates between 2019 and 2020 and were mailed a 2nd notice may have been given the incorrect dues amount to pay for the 2020 year.”
National HQ will be reprinting and mailing out new notices to you. 

Department has been receiving an abundance of membership applications that are not complete!  When we receive incomplete applications they are mailed back to the membership chair with a credit memo with the request that the COMPLETED application, new transmittal form, and copy of the credit memo be sent back to Department.  This causes significant delays, extra time for Department staff, and extra expense. 

Please see the Application Instruction Sheet provided CLICK HERE

New Transmittal Instructions – Transmittal Instructions 2020

Department reserves the right to mail back your entire membership submission if all parts are not complete and correct. 


Committee Appointment Packet 2020