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 EDWARD W. THOMPSON POST 49 AMERICAN LEGION MVGP (Mision,Vision & Guiding Principles)                     & Current Year Initiatives


                                                      Serving veterans, their families, active military and the community.  

-Foster relationships between veterans & community.
-Honor & provide direct support to veterans & their families.
-Create a warm inviting atmosphere with well maintained legion headquarters & helpful well trained personnel.
-Build membership by welcoming & mentoring new members with a sense of purpose & volunteerism.
-Be known as the “go-to” organization for supporting community projects.
-Operate in unity with the Sons Of The Legion, Auxiliary & related organizations (VFW, Legion Riders, other).
-Build & maintain financial strength to enable our Mission.

                                                                      Guiding Principles
-Practice open and honest communications.
-Treat all with a sense of justice, fairness, courtesy, respect
-Use parliamentary rules including rule of majority & right of minority to ensure doing the right thing in the right way at the right time
 with the least expenditure of time and effort.
-Practice continuous improvement in all we do.

                                                               2021/2022 Year Initiatives
Build collaboration with Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion members to proactively plan 2019 activities & budget to achieve by focusing on:
-Predictable club operations annual profit.
-Internal member & external donations.
-Being personal examples of giving, volunteering, coaching & mentoring.
-Engaging additional military people returning from "war on terror" military service.

                                                        So that we as a family can deliver :
-$10,000 direct support to veterans & families.
-$10,000 support to community programs.
-$40,000 capital spending to create, maintain warm inviting legion club public spaces.
-$5,000 to celebrate members & community.

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