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.
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.”
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).
More info to come
PARADE Registration Form (fillable in Adobe Reader)
Agenda of Meetings
Call to Convention
Authorization for Dept Convention Memo
Dept Convention-Voucher (fillable PDF)
COUNTY / DELEGATE FORMS
- Dept Convention Delegate Form
- Dept Convention Alternate Delegate Form
- 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
- District Officer Certification Form (fillable PDF)
- Boys’ State Director – District
- 2019 District Chairman Recommendations
National Convention Registration Form