All Legionnaires should know how they can keep their member data on file at National Headquarters up-to-date and accurate. This can be done all by themselves, by using the member only portal of myLegion.org. This Member Data blog talks about how to do just that.
Accurate and up-to-date contact information for members is important for any well run organization. We are fortunate in The American Legion to have the online web portal where members can keep their information on file at National Headquarters and up-to-date and accurate, using the myLegion.org members only web portal.
My Profile in myLegion.org
The American Legion developed myLegion.org as an online web portal that allows access to records on file at National Headquarters. There are multiple level of access to myLegion.org, the levels include department, district, post and member. This blog focuses on the member level. Every post should make a point of explaining to new members how they can change their own personal records on file at National Headquarters using the member level of myLegion.org. Members can set up their online member account 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
In the “My Profile” section of the member level of MyLegion.org, in the “Edit Profile” option, members can update the following information in their profile:
- Branch of Service
- War Era
- Date of Birth
- Email Address – Having an accurate e-mail address on file is becoming more and more important for communicating with members.
- Address, and
- A copy of their current membership card can also be printed
In addition to updating their personal profile information Legionnaires can also:
- Subscribe to certain electronic newsletters
- View past editions of the Legion Magazine
- Make donations in the “Giving Made Easy” option
- Review special offers available to Legionnaires, and
- Select dues payment options
In the Renewal Options listed, we highly recommend the automatic payment option for annual dues. Making it easy for members to keep their records up to date is important and helps with member retention.
For God and Country.