Final two membership target dates for 2021 extended
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Final two membership target dates for 2021 extended

Due to some data and workflow issues with the transition, National Headquarters has moved the 95 percent and 100 percent membership target dates for 2021 to ensure all departments can meet their goals.

The updated membership target dates are

- May 12 for 95 percent

- June 9 for 100 percent

- July 30 for delegate strength

The following are additional items to address due to the issues and membership target date changes.

Extract for 2022 membership cards will take place April 16. Even though the 95 percent target date has been extended, please transmit everything the post and department has on hand prior to this extract to ensure those members cards are correct and in place for all members. Keep in mind that if there are issues transmitting through, membership received through the mail is still being processed. For the good of the member, it is important to transmit all renewals before the April 16 extract date. We want to maximize the number of members who will receive their 2022 membership card with the initial run of cards.

Race to the Top certification forms are due to the Internal Affairs & Membership Division by April 30. The end date for this award was March 31. Membership reports are scheduled to be back on this week to allow departments to verify Race to the Top winners, fill out the certification form, and submit it one of three ways:


Fax (317) 630-1413, or

Mail to P.O. Box 1055, Attn: IA & Membership Division, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

All membership awards due dates will stay as listed in the National Membership Awards Points Manual except for the Department Commander of the Year Award. This award may now qualify by the 100 percent target date on June 9. All others remain the same.