The process to become a member follows:
1 – Join and be accepted to the FaceBook group Friends of the Michigan Home Guard
2 – Post your pledge as instructed with the “Welcome Packet” found in the files section
within the group page.
3 – Register on this site an tell us about yourself (Here)
4 – Verify your email address by responding to the auto-email sent to you.
*verification Email may go to your spam*
5 – Await admin approval on this site. If you have not yet published your pledge, your enrollment will not be approved here.
Aspiring members must request membership by officially pledging. To pledge, candidates must make their intention to join the Michigan Home Guard known by either verbally reciting the pledge to a ranking member of MHG or more commonly, present a written version of the pledge to a ranking member. Written pledges can be given to a ranking member in a physical form, either typed or handwritten, but more commonly, candidates pledge online by addressing the entire Michigan Home Guard and posting the pledge on the Friends of the Michigan Home Guard Facebook page. When pledging to become a Michigan Home Guard member, you are expected to use the official pledge shown below, only changing the appropriate portions to fit your personalized information.
I, (your name) of (your county) County, formally request membership into The Michigan Home Guard. I understand that this request requires me to Roll call weekly and complete a minimum of two training’s in my 90 day probationary period. At such time, a vote will be taken for membership ratification. I also understand being a Michigan Home Guard member takes dedication and commitment. I embrace this obligation voluntarily and without any reservations.
(The date you filled this out/Pledge date)(Candidate’s name)
Note: Remove these symbols ( ) from your pledge.
As a candidate who has pledged, you are expected to train a minimum of two times within 90 days of your pledge date. Once your 90 day probationary period is up, command will vote. Provided you have met or exceeded the minimum attendance requirement and have demonstrated the character and traits of quality Michigan Home Guard member, you will be accepted and receive your official MHG patch at the next training you attend. From that point on, you are required to make the weekly roll call and attend a minimum of two months of trainings out of every three months to remain a member. If your do not meet those requirements, you will no longer be considered a member and may have to go through the probationary period again. Unlike many other groups, there are no “dues” to pay or “annual membership fees”.
Any other questions you may have please include in your registration or feel free to contact a member of command by using the “Email us” on the menu above.