The 55th Annual Sons of The American Legion Detachment Convention

Hosted by District 13
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2018

DoubleTree Cleveland-Independence
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, Ohio 44131


Due May 11, 2018. 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.

Hotel Reservations– Deadline: May 4, 2018

Those desiring housing reservations MUST CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY at (216) 910-9183 and mention they are with the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Ohio Convention in order to receive the agreed room rate. A credit card will be required to complete the reservation.

Do not go through Department Headquarters to make your reservation. This is a change in practice from recent years.

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 May 4, 2018 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.


Friday, May 18

  • 7:00 – 8:00pm – Registration Open
  • 8:00pm – Convention called to order. Introduction of Guests, general convention and activities information, our Guest speaker, and the assignment of Convention Award Judging Committees.

Saturday, May 19

  • 8:00 – 9:00am – Registration Open
  • 9:00am – Saturday sessions begin. Committee reports, award presentations, and voting on any proposed resolutions.

Sunday, May 20

  • 8:00am – Memorial Service
  • 9:00am – Sunday sessions begin. Election of officers and any other outstanding business.

Conference Documents

Convention Call – Complete

Registration Form

Convention Bid Form

53rd Convention Minutes

DEC Pre-Convention Meeting Call

Mid-Winter Minutes

Rules of Behavior

Order of Business

Rules of Election

Detachment Convention Awards

History Award Narrative

History Award Scrapbook

Betty McAdow Memorial Award

Al Brick Advisor of the Year Award

Earl Cox Outstanding SAL Member Award

Special Events: