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Mid-Winter Conference

January 24-26, 2020

Desmond Hotel

Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY

The Department of New York Mid-Winter Conference takes place Friday to Sunday, Jan. 24-26, at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.

In addition to meetings and seminars on a variety of topics and programs, there will be a reception and banquet on Saturday evening ($50 a ticket; make reservations early).

Sweepstakes winners announced at Conference Jan. 26:

$5000: Robert Verdow
$2500: Mark P Hallahan
$1000: Joseph J Miles
$  500: Robert J Johnston
$  250: Mark Bartowski, Edw Weatherbee, Stephen Mataraza, Joseph J Miles

Checks issued by close of January for the $500 & 250 winners. Remaining checks issued on receipt of proper documentation.

Conference Agenda   (updated)

2020 Mid-Winter Letter  | Banquet Reservation Form (fillable PDF)

For those planning to reserve a hotel room, please take advantage of the The American Legion group discount at the Desmond ($139 a night). Please use the Legion housing form, which may be faxed or emailed to the hotel (prior to Jan. 4). The housing form includes space for credit card information. A credit card is required to guarantee a room reservation.
NOTE: No phone reservations accepted.

Hotel fax number: 518-640-6068.

Hotel reservation email contact: Jonni Adler:

Legion M-W Housing Form (fillable PDF)

Mid-Winter Voucher (fillable PDF)


For County Hospitality Rooms:
All arrangements must be made through
Corin Reilly – Sales Manager – The Desmond –
518-640-6180 or .

Mid-Winter Committee and Department Headquarters WILL NOT BE arranging these rooms. You will need to reserve the hospitality room by December 1 , 2019 with the Desmond. If you have had reservations in the past, new reservations are required!