The 101st Annual Department Convention takes place in Buffalo, July 18-20, 2019. It is also The American Legion Centennial year.
At the same time, Buffalo hosts the 99th Annual Auxiliary Convention and the 45th Annual Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Convention.
The Hyatt Regency is the convention headquarters hotel for the Legion, and the Buffalo Grand (formerly Adam’s Mark) serves as the headquarters hotel for the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion (SAL).
The Department Convention HOUSING LINK is now active for your reservations. Reservation cutoff date is 6/21/19.
There are two hotels to choose from.
- American Legion Headquarters and Sessions are at the Hyatt Hotel.
- American Legion Auxiliary and SAL Headquarters and Sessions are at the Buffalo Grand Hotel.
A bus loop between the hotels will be available throughout the convention.
Convention Fundraising in Progress
“As you are well aware,” notes Convention Chair Jim Bojanowski,
in order to host a Convention, the magnitude of our organization, it requires an extensive fundraising campaign to support all activities including the sessions, buses, and the parade. We invite you to join with us as a Member, Post, Unit, Squadron, County, or District to contribute in a meaningful way by purchasing an ad in the Department Convention Program Book.
“If you already have a formatted ad, you can send it to us electronically, and your check via regular mail. It is preferred that you have your ad printer-ready, but if you don’ t have a copy available, we will be glad to develop an ad with your information. To keep ad prices the same in our rising cost environment, all ads will be printed in black & white.”
“Below you will find a letter with prices for ads, an ad form, and a booster sheet. They can be copied and forwarded to members who may be interested.”
PARADE Registration Form (fillable in Adobe Reader)
2019 Call to Convention (PDF)
2019 Call to Convention (Doc)
2019 AUTHORIZATION LIST (PDF)
2019 AUTHORIZATION LIST (Doc)
2019 Dept Convention Voucher (fillable PDF)
2019 Dept Convention Voucher (rtf doc)
COUNTY / DELEGATE FORMS
- Dept Convention Delegate Form (fillable PDF)
- Dept Convention Alternate Delegate Form (fillable PDF)
- County Officer Certification Form (fillable PDF)
- County Committee Chairmen Appointments (fillable PDF)
- County Adjutant Memo
- Post Officer Certification Form (fillable PDF)
PRESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON
- Invitation Memo & Rules
- Convention Parade Form (fillable PDF)
- Prizes and Categories
- Dept Convention-Voucher
DISTRICT FORMS to be completed by end of convention
- National Delegates List (fillable PDF)
- National Alternate List (fillable PDF)
- District Officer Certification Form (fillable PDF)
- Boys’ State Director – District (fillable PDF)
- Boys’ State Director – District (Doc)
- 2019 District Chairman Recommendations (fillable PDF)
National Convention Page on this website