The American Legion Department of Ohio will conduct its 99th Annual Department Convention in Dayton, July 7, 8, & 9th.
The three-day session of nearly 100,000 members of the Ohio American Legion will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 33 East 5th Street.
Housing reservations can be made online. For the Auxiliary and any District Legion overflow, go to: Marriott.com Dayton Ohio and click on American Legion convention or call 937-223-1000. Past Department Commanders and top Districts Legionnaires placed by membership, you are housed in the headquarters hotel. You should go to: crowneplaza.com Dayton Ohio and click Legion Convention, or call 937-229-9831.
Highlights of the Convention will include addresses by Officers and other dignitaries, the election and installation of the new 2017-2018 Officers, and consideration of constitutional amendments and resolutions that involve Legion business and policies of state and national interest.
In addition, various Department awards for the year will be given out to those deserving Posts/individuals who have excelled throughout the year.
Delegates of the Legion and Auxiliary will begin arriving in Dayton on Thursday, July 6th for pre-convention meetings, and will occupy 500 hotel rooms in area hotels. Approximately 1,400 Legion members, their spouses, and friends are expected to attend the three-day meeting.
Registration will take place on the ground floor, Lobby, of the Crowne hotel beginning on Friday at 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., with a registration fee of $5.00.
During your convention stay, try to visit the many events in the area.
The 2018 Department Convention will be held in Columbus.