57th Annual Detachment Convention
The 57th Annual Convention of the Detachment of Ohio of the Sons of The American will be hosted by the First District on Friday-Sunday, May 14-16, 2021.
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg; 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551; (419) 873-0700; http://toledoperrysburg.hgi.com
All registrations for Convention Delegates, Alternates, and Advisors MUST be received at Department Headquarters by May 7, 2021. There will be no Convention registrations accepted after this date, nor will any be taken at the Convention except for Guests/Visitors. All registrations must be on the proper form and the registration fee is $5.00 per person, to be included with the registration form.
Registration of attendees will be held Friday, May 14th between 7:00 and 8:00 pm and Saturday morning, May 15th between 8:00 and 9:00 am. Each attendee must register individually at the designated registration table. This will also be the time to make any changes (i.e., Alternate becomes a Delegate) or to register any last-minute guests.
DO NOT CONFUSE YOUR DELEGATE REGISTRATION WITH YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION!
Hotel Reservations – Deadline: April 25th
Those desiring housing reservations MUST CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY and mention they are with the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Ohio Convention (Group Code: SOAL) in order to receive the $129.00 (plus 9.75% tax) per night room rate. Two nights would be $283.16. A credit card will be required to complete the reservation. You can also use the following link:
The hotel will handle reservation requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make sure you receive a confirmation number for your reservation.
All housing reservations MUST BE MADE WITH THE HOTEL by Sunday, April 25, 2021, since the room block must be released prior to the Convention.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, you will need to contact the hotel directly as well. Make sure to get a confirmation number for your cancellation.
Program – Subject to change!
There will be a meeting of the Detachment Executive Committee at 7:00 pm Friday evening to conclude any outstanding business for the administrative year, discuss any general convention and activities information for the weekend, and to assign delegates to serve on the various Detachment Convention committees.
The opening session of the Convention will be called to order on Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 am and will include Greetings from several state and district officers, the Introduction of Guests, committee reports, award presentations, and voting on any proposed resolutions.
The Sunday session will begin at 9:00 am and will be devoted to the election of officers and any other outstanding business. Prior to the Sunday morning session, a Memorial Service will be held commencing at 8:00 am.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Dress Code will again be enforced this year. Legion-casual attire is acceptable for the Saturday session. At the Sunday session you are required to wear a coat, dress pants, shirt, and tie. All Detachment Officers are expected to wear a coat and tie at all sessions. Detachment Commission and Committee Chairmen are expected to wear a coat and tie when delivering their reports.
See the enclosed forms for additional information.
A WORD OF CAUTION: The hotel facilities are for registered hotel guests ONLY and neither the hotel nor the Ohio American Legion will accept responsibility for the personal safety / well-being of the registered guests attending the Convention.