Department Adjutant: Daniel Yoder
Here we go again with the goal for the 2017 membership year. It has been set by national at 17050. To put this into a little perspective this number is 800 less then 2016's at 17,850, and 4030 less then what we had for membership in 2012 the year I was hired. I have said it constantly that if this department does not get a handle on our membership then who knows where we will be in 5 years, never less 10 years down the road. We have consistently loss about 800 members a year. This department cannot afford to continue this trend. We will not be able to pay our bills soon, neverless continue with the current programs we sponsor now. Also this will eventually effect the current staff this department has on hand to keep it going and will cost even more membership.
It has been some time now and as many of you know Jim Dupont was involved in a serious accident. It has caused him to retire earlier then he he wanted to and we had to hire a new bookkeeper, Jeremy Owens. Jeremy has been working hard to get us caught up and also has been working on setting up a new system allowing him to process accounts faster. Jeremy comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and welcome him to the office staff.
I ask everyone to please refer to information on this website regarding the Department and National Conventions. It is important we meet deadlines so that our convention can get off to a good start.
I want to thank all the members of this department for your service not to just this country but also to you belonging to the biggest veterans organizations in the country for many years to come.