NATIONAL CONVENTION INFORMATION
August 24 – 29, 2018
HOUSING – The Department of Ohio will be housed in the Marriott City Center, 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402; telephone (612) 349-4000. Ohio registration and caucus will be held in the Marriott City Center. Web address for the hotel: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mspcc-minneapolis-marriott-city-center/
REGISTRATION – Ohio will register in the Marriott City Center (Room TBD), 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402; telephone (612) 349-4000 at the following times:
FRIDAY AUGUST 24 9:00 – 11:00 AM
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 8:00 – 11:00 AM
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 3:00 – 5:00 PM
DELEGATES MUST REGISTER BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 OR
CAN PICK UP THEIR PACKETS FROM THEIR DISTRICT DELEGATION CHAIRMAN.
ANAVICUS Breakfast– SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH – 7:00. Minneapolis Convention Center Room 200, Level 2. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Reserve early; limited tickets are available. Uniform is coat and tie with Legion Cap.
OHIO CAUCUS – SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH – 11:00 AM Marriott City Center, Room TBD. Delegates are REQUIRED to attend, Uniform is coat and tie with Legion Cap.
PARADE – SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 – 4:00 PM, starting at 5th Street and Nicollet Mall and ending at 13th and Nicollet. More details to follow. The Department will provide transportation from the Marriott City Center to the Parade Start Point then back to the Marriott City Center.
PARADE UNIFORM –Legionnaires: Red Ohio American Legion polo shirt, Gray Trousers, black shoes, and Legion Cap. Limited room for seats in the Department Van. Please indicate on your housing form if you need assistance at the parade.
OHIO PARTY – A Department Delegation Party will be held at Minnesota American Legion Post 1 (Minneapolis Eagles FOE #34) 2507 E. 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, in the Large Ballroom of the on SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 FROM 7:00–10:00 PM. A complimentary Buffet dinner and a cash bar will be available. Uniform is Legion Casual with Legion Cap. The Department will provide transportation from the Marriott City Center to Minnesota American Legion Post 1 (Minneapolis Eagles FOE #34) 2507 E. 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 then back to the Marriott City Center.
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S BANQUET – TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 6:30 PM – Minneapolis Convention Center Hall E, Level 1. Three Dog Night is the Banquet Entertainment. Tickets are $48.00 per person. Reserve early; limited tickets are available. Uniform is Business Formal or evening dress with Legion Cap.
CENTRAL STATES CAUCUS BREAKFAST – Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 7:00AM – Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 102, Level 1. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Reserve early; limited tickets are available. Uniform is coat and tie with Legion Cap.
CONVENTION SESSION – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 – 30, 2018 – Minneapolis Convention Center. Uniform is Coat and Tie with Legion Cap for all days of the Convention General Session.
NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION AND SAL HEADQUARTERS HOTEL – National will be housed at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403-2440.
AUXILIARY HEADQUARTERS HOTEL – Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
DELEGATION CHECKS – Due to previous issues applying Delegation allowance to hotel accounts, the Department will mail out Delegation Allowances 1 week after our return from the National Convention. The amount of the Delegate checks will be based on thirty (30) cents per paid Ohio member thirty days prior to the National Convention. Registration fee ($25) will be automatically deducted for Delegates.
REQUIREMENTS OF DELEGATES – Delegates from the Department of Ohio to the National Convention are required to register prior to the end of our registration, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, to receive their credentials or arrange pick up from their District Delegation Chairperson.
ALL DELEGATES MUST:
• Attend the Ohio Caucus
• Attend all sessions of the Convention
• March in the National Convention parade
• Remain on the floor until all new National Officers are elected
If you are unable to meet these requirements, kindly notify your District Commander so an Alternate can be substituted in your place. Those missing the required meetings will have their checks deducted accordingly – please take these requirements into consideration when planning your schedule.
Suzette M. Heller
Volunteerism at Department
At department, we are now using SalesForce to store and maintain all of our member information. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to check if the information (cell phone, home phone, home address, and email address) we have is accurate as much of our member data stored at national is missing. The course of action we are taking is to call every member that has a phone number listed and confirm their information over the phone. In order to do this in a timely manner, we need the help of volunteers who can work from department, or from their homes on this task. Rick Donovan (pictured left) is doing great as our first volunteer, but we hope to get more!
If you are able to assist please call Troy Velie for more information at 740-816-7589 or email to email@example.com. Thank you.
Thank you Harvey Jones and Steve Ebersole for volunteering!
Preamble to the Constitution: For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.