Administrative Manual & Membership Appendix- NEW FOR 2020/2021
PLEASE DISCARD PREVIOUS VERSIONS!
The Administrative Manual contains all of the information required to run a successful Post. This will be the last year that the Posts will receive a printed copy. The fillable forms to be submitted will be found on this website, and are not in the manual. The Department Headquarters Team is always ready to assist, however before contacting Headquarters with questions, please reference the Administrative Manual. If you would like additional copies, they can be obtained by contacting Department Headquarters and are $20 for printing and shipping.
Download the Manual.
Constitution and Bylaws
The Constitution and Bylaws govern the operations of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin.
Download the Constitution and Bylaws.
Department Directory The Department Directory contains contact information for all of the Department Staff, Officers, Committeemen, and Associations. It has been updated to a booklet to be printed on 81/2X11 paper 2-sided booklet/landscape view. Download the 2020-2021 Department Directory (Updated 1/19/21) Note: This information is as accurate as the information that has been shared with Headquarters. If you know of information that was not submitted send the inquiry to email@example.com using the proper Officer Reporting Form Attached.
Consolidated Post Report (CPR) The CPR is to be submitted annually to the Department by June 1st and to National by July 1st. The American Legion's federal charter requires the submission of an annual report to Congress on activities for the year. You can access the pdf version here, or log in to your mylegion.org account and submit it online.
Leadership Communications Guide (formerly the Guide for District Commanders and Department Officers and the Master outline on Department Committees and Commissions)
This document clearly outlines the responsibilities of Department Vice Commanders and District Commanders.
Tax Exemption Information July 1, 2018 Veterans Service Organizations became Tax Exempt on certain items. CLICK HERE for more information
Protocol Manual This manual provides the proper protocol to follow when planning events, entertaining Department and National Officers and much more. COMING SOON
Public Relations Tool Kit
This publication includes Public Relations Tools, conducting Public Information Campaigns, Media Pitching, Advertising, Event Planning and more. COMING SOON
Legion posts affected by COVID can apply for $1,000 grant
Public health mandates in response to the coronavirus included stay-at-home orders and business closures. Those mandates financially impacted American Legion posts nationwide as member and community outreach efforts were limited, resulting in a loss of revenue. To provide some relief during these challenging times, financial grants are now available for eligible American Legion posts. Find more information here or download the application from the ToolKit.
In the 1976 revision of the Flag Code by Congress, the symbolism of the United State flag is considered to be a living symbol representing a living country. This reference was added in response to the strong feelings of respect and reverence accorded by many of our citizens. In addition, the flag represents the many freedoms, rights, and responsibilities not entrusted to the citizens of any other country in the world. Therefore, the proper display and use of the United States flag is the responsibility of every American citizen.
A How-To guide to the rules for meetings of your Post, County, or District.
Military Personnel Records
Get copies of your DD-214 online.