Membership Inquiries:
   
Cheryl Hutson - SAL Membership Secretary    Paul A. Hayse - Senior Vice Chairman
CHutson@illegion.org   SRVice@il-sal.org
P.O. Box 2910  
Bloomington, IL  61720   
Phone: (309) 663-0361       
Fax:  (309) 663-5783    
                                                                                                                         
  
Membership Reports:
Current Membership Reports - Last Updated May 26, 2017

O
fficial report for Detachment Convention Delegate counts.
      
Overall  Report                 Detailed by District Report 
 

Sons of the American Legion Membership Requirements
     
Membership Application with Instructions                                   Blank Membership Application
   
Individual Membership Recruitment Award

   

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons)

of a member of The American Legion (male or female).  

 

You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service from the following dates (As listed Below) World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

 (Potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion) 

   

You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran            (Male or Female) who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as below).

   

Eligibility only need to be during one day listed below of active duty (National Guard and Reserve... Basic Training during those dates does apply.)

For any questions on eligibility please contact your local post/squadron or Department Headquarters.

  

Unfortunately Nephews, Brothers, Uncles and Cousins, Wards or Foster Children

are not eligible for the Sons of the American Legion.

  

World War I 
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

 
World War II 
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

  
Korean War 
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

 
Vietnam Era 
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

  
Lebanon/Grenada 
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

  
Panama 
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

  
Persian Gulf 
August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)

 


 
Detachment of Illinois Traveling Membership Trophies

  

  

CLYDE STILLWELL MEMBERSHIP TROPHY

Awarded annually to the Squadron that has the largest percentage increase over the previous years membership report used to determined Delegate strength to the Annual Detachment of Illinois Convention. To be eligible, a squadron only needs to be chartered in the previous year. This trophy was given to the Detachment of Illinois in memory of Clyde Stillwell, who was the Department of Illinois S.A.L. Chairman in 1963, the year the Detachment was organized. The trophy was donated by Mrs. Clyde (Clara) Stillwell, who was a member of Champaign Legion Auxillary Unit #24, and Past National S.A.L. Commander J.R. Stillwell, a member of Champaign Legion Post #24 and Champaign S.A.L. Squadron #24. (19th District, 4th Division).

    

    

2014 - 2015   Winners 

1st Place - Shelbyville Squadron # 81            194.4 %

2nd Place - Saybrook Squadron # 427            183.3 %

3rd Place - Marrs-Meyer Squadron # 991       166.1 %

 

 

ROY MITCHELL MEMBERSHIP TROPHY

Awarded annually to the Squadron that has the largest numerical increase over the previous years membership report used to determined Delegate strength to the Annual Detachment of Illinois Convention. To be eligible, a squadron only needs to be chartered in the previous year. This trophy was given to the Detachment of Illinois in memory of Roy Mitchell, the first person from DuQuoin killed during World War I. The trophy was donated by the members.

  

2015 - 2016   Winners 

1st Place - Squadron #42 - Evanston                  

2nd Place - 

3rd Place -

   

ANTHONY BADAMO MEMBERSHIP TROPHY

Awarded annually to the Squadron that has the largest percentage increase over the previous years membership report used to determined Delegate strength to the Annual Detachment of Illinois Convention. To be eligible, a squadron must have at least twenty (20) members in the previous year. This trophy was given to the Detachment of Illinois by Past Department Commander Anthony Badamo, who was a member of Quincy Post #37, Quincy Illinois. (15th District, 3rd Division)

 

2014 - 2015   Winners 

1st Place - Marrs-Meyer Squadron # 991     166.1%

2nd Place - Georgetown Squadron # 203      163.6 %

3rd Place - Lena Squadron # 577                  160.0 %

  

 

PFC JAMES T. CUMMINGS JR. MEMBERSHIP TROPHY

Awarded annually to the Squadron that has the largest percentage increase over the previous years membership report used to determined Delegate strength to the Annual Detachment of Illinois Convention. To be eligible, a squadron must have at least seventy-five (75) members in the previous year. This trophy was given to the Detachment of Illinois in memory of PFC James T. Cummings Jr., who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. The trophy was donated by Past Detachment Commander Frederick E. Reis, a member of Wauconda S.A.L. Squadron #911, Wauconda Illinois. (11th District, 2nd Division)

 

2015 - 2016   Winners 

  

1st Place - Squadron #42 - Evanston                   

2nd Place -

3rd Place -