58th Annual Detachment Convention

The 58th Annual Convention of the Detachment of Ohio of the Sons of The American will be hosted by District 7 and Squadron 23 on Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022.

The Convention Meeting site is:

James Dickey Post No. 23
705 Court St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3030


All registrations for Convention Delegates, Alternates, and Advisors MUST be received at Department Headquarters by May 6, 2022. 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 20th between 7:00 and 8:00 pm and Saturday morning, May 21st 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.


Hotel Reservations – Deadline: April 22nd (through the Hotels)

Due to a scheduling conflict with our primary hotel, we will be using three different properties for attendee housing this year, with a small group (notified separately) assigned to another through the department’s master bill.
Those desiring housing reservations MUST CONTACT ONE OF THE HOTELS DIRECTLY and mention they are with the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Ohio Convention in order to receive the agreed room rates (plus relevant taxes).

Quality Inn & Suites
5100 Scioto Trail
Portsmouth, OH 45662
+1 (740) 353-3232
– 20 rooms
– $75.00 / night
– 4.5 mi to Post 23


Rodeway Inn & Suites

3762 U.S. Highway 23

Portsmouth, OH 45662

+ 1 (740) 354-2851
– 40 rooms
– $75.00 / night
– 3.7 mi to Post 23


Super 8 by Wyndham

4266 U.S. Highway 23

Portsmouth, OH 45662

+ 1 (740) 353-8880
– 20 rooms
– $87.00 / night
– 4.1 mi to Post 23


The hotels 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 HOTELS by Friday, April 22, 2022 since the room blocks 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 6:30 pm Friday evening to conclude any outstanding business for the administrative year and discuss any general convention and activities information for the weekend.

The opening session of the Convention will be called to order on Friday, May 20th at 8:00 pm and will include Greetings from several state and district officers, the Introduction of Guests, and the assignment of delegates to serve on the various Detachment Convention committees.

The business session on Saturday will begin at 9:00 am and will include 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 Friday and Saturday sessions. 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.

Conference Documents

» 2022 SAL Convention Call Packet

2022 Convention Minutes – TBD

2022 Mid-Winter Minutes – TBD

2021 Convention Minutes – Click Here

2021 Mid-Winter Minutes – Click Here

Detachment Convention Attendees Registration Form

  • Delegate Chairman Information

  • Squadron Information

  • Convention Delegates

  • $5.00 per attendee

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