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Backus American Legion Post 368
Membership Dues Increase

At the monthly Backus American Legion Membership meeting held on January 23rd, 2024, a discussion was held regarding an increase of the cost of dues for Post members.  Based on all information, an increase of dues passed a vote, whereby Post member dues will increase from $40.00 to $50.00 per year starting with the next dues collection cycle that commences July 1st, 2024.  The primary reason for this increase is that the National level of the American Legion and the Department level (State) have both raised the amount of dues they now require, which in turns drives our Post to increase. In summary, starting July 1st, 2024, Post Membership dues will be $50.00 per year.  This does not apply to Sons of the American Legion or the Auxiliary Unit. Because of this increase, National has implemented a Multi-Year Membership Renewal that is available now as an optional cost savings.


The multi-year membership is now live on the national website for our members who have paid and are current in their 2024 membership dues. Members who paid their 2024 dues prior to 4 December 2023 are now eligible to purchase a multi-year membership at today’s dues rate. When a multi-year membership is purchased, your membership will be paid up for the next three years; 2025-2026-2027. Here is the link to purchase a multi-year membership. 

The multi-year membership can only be purchased on the national website or through an active account. For our members who still need to renew their 2024 dues, the opportunity to purchase a multi-year membership is still available. Contact our Membership Chairman, Les Kunde, for any questions or assistance ( ).


At the Backus American Legion we are raising funds and promoting initiatives to support Veterans and to enhance the well-being of their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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Ways We Help and Have Fun!

The Backus American Legion is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do within our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at fulfilling service and social agendas that help solve some of our areas challenges. We strive to create opportunities for individuals and communities, and have fun in doing so.

The Backus American Legion presented a donation to a local veteran who required assistance in completing the construction of a cabin that was donated to him. This cabin has been renovated and placed on the veteran's property, allowing him to move out of a small RV that he has been residing in.

Commander Brad Taylor presenting a $6,000.00 donation to Mike Shetka the Coach of the PR-B Robotics Team that took First place in the 2023 Babbit Competition!

Backus Legion donates to the Pine River and Hackensack Food Shelfs each year. This donation was presented by Commander Brad Taylor and 1st Vice Commander Bobbi Taylor to the Pine River Food Shelf

The Legion providing a donation to the American Legion Riders for their support of the MN American Legion Legacy Run that collects funds to help children of deceased or disabled Veterans. The funds pay for their childrens college education.

Regular Scheduled Events

Open Daily at Noon

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

E-Bingo (see calendar)

Pull Tabs and E-Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Dances (see calendar)


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Post Membership, Auxiliary & SAL at 7pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)

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