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Department Convention

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.”

General Convention Fundraising Letter
Convention Program Book Letter
Convention Program Book Ad Form (fillable PDF)
Convention Booster Sheet (fillable PDF)

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)

CONVENTION DETAILS:

Convention Program
Agenda of Meetings

CONVENTION CALL

Call to Convention
Authorization for Dept Convention Memo
AUTHORIZATION LIST
Dept Convention-Voucher (fillable PDF)

COUNTY / DELEGATE FORMS

POST FORM

PRESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON

PARADE INFO

  • Invitation Memo & Rules
  • Convention Parade Form (fillable PDF)
  • Prizes and Categories

DEPT VOUCHER

  • 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
National Convention Registration Form