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Message from the Membership Director
Steven ‘Mike’ Hooper

Hello California!

     So far I am glad to report that California has made our goal on each target date set by our national organization. I would like to thank our department membership team for their hard work and willingness to assist the Posts and Districts throughout the state; so a big thanks to Henry Sanchez Membership Chairman North,  Art Castro Membership Chairman South , E. Paul Ball Membership Chairman Area 1, Ron Parshall Membership Chairman Area 2, Walt Butler Membership Chairman Area 3, Dennis Radcliff Membership Chairman Area 4, Joanne Evans Membership Chairman Area 5 and Frank Campo Membership Chairman Area 6.
     We recently conducted a revitalization in Area 6 along with the National organization. I attended the District 16 revitalization and our Department Commander Janet Wilson was at Districts 18, 20, 24. The competition was very tough with District 16 just edging over Districts 18, 20, 24, we had over 400 members transferred or signed up into Area 6. But the more important thing is that the Districts in Area 6 learned how it is done and I know for a fact that they have not slowed down and are still working on the lists that were provided them and using to find members in their area. This was a 3 day event and it took a team to accomplish this.
USSA stands ready to serve you.     So my point is if every District in California did just what they did in Area 6 just think what we could accomplish. We are going to do another revitalization in District 5 in February 2015, anyone can attend and learn how we do this 3 day event, if you need more information concerning District 5 revitalization please contact E. Paul Ball Membership Chairman Area 1, his information can be found on just click on membership or go to our new membership site
     I see we have 12 posts as of this writhing that are already at 100% or better, and they are as follows, Post 529, 178, 696, 620, 36, 226, 49, 66, 387, 364, 797, 835, I would like to say thank you for your hard work and dedication to membership, please pass on what you have done to be successful at your next District meeting.
     We still have some posts who are falling behind and need some assistance from their Districts and membership chairman so please communicate with them and see what we can do to get them up to speed.
     Now I am asking all of our members to sign up at least one new member this year, and more if possible, just think if we did just that, WOW our membership and programs would be fantastic. Now to do that you might want to learn a little more about the American Legion and you can do that by going to this web site  if you are a member it will cost you only $5.00 and you will receive a pin and certificate of completion, I think every legionnaire should take this course, it’s easy and you are guaranteed to pass and the things you will learn about the American Legion will amaze you. So now Districts, Posts get your membership team ready and conduct a revitalization using click on “Find Members in my Area”  and call them, send them a letter and ask them to renew or transfer to your post.
     If you do this your post WILL make your 100% goal this year. And Remember to “Just Ask” a prospective member to join.

    Best Regards... Mike Hooper

The American Legion - Department of California
Membership Committee
Meet Your 2014-2015 Membership Team



530.743.6974 H




Steven "Mike" Hooper (807-4)

530-844-1206 C



530-634-3016 W


Chairman North

Henry Sanchez (233-6)


Chairman South

Art Castro (51-19)

562-652-5923 C

Area 1 Chairman

E. Paul Ball (550-5)


Area 2 Chairman

Ron Parshall (647-10)


Area 3 Chairman

Walt Butler (491-12)


Area 4 Chairman

Dennis Radcliff (272-19)


Area 5 Chairman

Joanne Evans (595-21)


Area 6 Chairman

Frank Campo (56-16)


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