State Convention and Mid-Winter Locations up to 2022

NOTE:  All dates, locations and times are subject to change without notice.

November 2017:
22:  Flu shot, Hot Springs VA for enrolled Veterans, 8 am – 4 pm.
23:  Thanksgiving Day.  American Legion Headquarters office closed.
24:  Thanksgiving, American Legion Headquarters office closed.
27-28:  American Legion Auxiliary Gift Shop, Sioux Falls VA.

December 2017:
1:  December Edition of South Dakota Legion News on Website.
1:  Deadline for Education Loan applications.
2:  Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party, State Veterans Home, Hot Springs.
4:  Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party, Ft. Meade VA.
7:  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
9:  Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party, Hot Springs VA.
13:  U.S. National Guard Birthday.
13:  Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party, Human Services Center, Yankton.
14:  Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party, Sioux Falls VA, 2 p.m.
24:  Christmas Eve.
25:  Christmas Day.  American Legion Headquarters office closed.
31:  New Years Eve.

January 2018:
1:  New Years Day.  American Legion Headquarters office closed.
1:  SD American Legion Foundation Centennial Pistol tickets go on sale.
7:  District 1 Oratorical Contest, Sturgis, 1 pm.
7:  District 4 Oratorical Contest, Aberdeen, 5:30 pm.
9:  Opening of the 93rd Legislative Session, Pierre.
9:  Governor’s State of the State Address, Pierre.
12-13:  Membership & Post Activities Planning Session, National HQs, Indianapolis.
13:  District 8 Oratorical Contest, Yankton, 10 am.
14:  Deadline for Post Oratorical Contests.
15:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  American Legion Headquarters office closed.
17:  Department Legislative Committee Meeting, Pierre Post, 3 pm.
17:  Legislative Reception, Pierre Post, 5:30 pm.
21:  District 2 Oratorical Contest, Rapid City, 2 pm.
21:  District 3 Oratorical Contest, Pierre, 2 pm.
21:  District 5 Oratorical Contest, Britton, 2 pm.
21:  District 6 Oratorical Contest, Mitchell, 2 pm.
21:  District 7 Oratorical Contest, Sioux Falls, 2 pm.
27:  Vietnam Cease-Fire, 1973.
28:  Deadline for District Oratory Contests.
30:  Start of Tet Offensive, 1968.

February 2018:
2:  Groundhog Day.
13:  Mardi Gras.
14:  Valentines Day.
14:  Ash Wednesday.
16-18:  MidWinter Conference, Arrowwood Conference Center at Cedar Shore, Oacoma.
*National Commander Denise Rohan of Wisconsin to attend MidWinter Conference.
*Leading Candidate for National Commander 2018-2019 Brett Reistad to attend MidWinter Conference.
16:  Department Finance Commission Meeting, MidWinter Conference, 10 a.m.
16:  Department Executive Committee Meeting, MidWinter Conference, 1 p.m.
17:  Valentines for Veterans Concert, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, 3 p.m.
18:  Finals of the South Dakota American Legion Oratory Contest, Oacoma.
19:  Presidents’ Day.  American Legion Headquarters office closed.
23:  Iwo Jima Flag Raised, 1945.
24-28:  Operation Desert Storm.
25-28:  Washington Conference, Washington, D.C.
Feb 27-Mar 2:  Department Service Officer School, Washington, D.C.

March 2018:
11:  Daylight Saving Time Begins.
17:  St. Patrick’s Day.
19:  Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003.
20:  First Day of Spring.
25:  Palm Sunday.
30:  Good Friday, American legion Headquarters Office closed.

April 2018:
1:  Easter Sunday.
1:  April Fool’s Day.
6:  U.S. Entry into World War I, 1917.
10:  American Legion Auxiliary Birthday, 1919.
13-15:  National Oratorical Contest Finals, Indianapolis, IN.
16:  Patriot’s Day.
17:  Tax Day.

May 2018:
7-8:  National Spring Meetings, Indianapolis, IN.
8:  VE Day, 1945.
13:  Mother’s Day.
19:  Armed Forces Day.
28:  Memorial Day.  Legion Headquarters Office closed.

June 2018:
6:  D-Day, 1944.
7-10:  100th Department Convention, Spearfish.
10:  Election of new Department Officers, State Convention, Spearfish.
11:  National Convention packets mailed to all delegates and alternate delegates.
14:  Flag Day.
14:  Seating at National Convention (based on membership standings).
17:  Father’s Day.
21:  First Day of Summer.
25:  Korean War Begins, 1950.

July 2018:
4:  Independence Day.  Legion Headquarters Office closed.
9:  Deadline for all national convention packets back to Headquarters.
20-28:  Boys Nation, Washington, D.C.
24-28:  National Junior Shooting Sports Tournament, Colorado Springs, CO.

August 2018:
2:  Invasion of Kuwait, Operation Desert Shield, 1990.
7:  Purple Heart Day.
9-11:  Department Service Officer School, Indianapolis, IN.
9-11:  National Membership Workshop, Indianapolis, IN.
14:  V-J Day, 1945.
16-21:  American Legion Baseball World Series, Shelby, NC.
24-30:  American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis.

September 2018:
2:  Japan Signs Surrender, 1945.
3:  Labor Day.  Legion Headquarters Office closed.
11:  Patriot Day.
21:  POW-MIA Recognition Day.
21-23:  National Children & Youth Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
23:  First Day of Autumn.
28-30:  National Americanism Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

October 2018:
8:  Columbus Day.  Legion Headquarters office closed.
15-18:  National Fall Meetings, Indianapolis, IN.
23:  Beirut Bombing, 1983.
25:  Grenada Invasion, 1983.
Oct 28-Nov 2:  National American Legion College, Indianapolis, IN.
31:  Halloween.

November 2018:
4:  Daylight Saving Time Ends.
6:  Election Day.
11:  Veterans Day.
12:  Veterans Day (observed).  Legion Headquarters Office closed.
22-23:  Thanksgiving Holiday.  Legion Headquarters Office closed.

December 2018:
7:  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
15:  Bill of Rights Day.
20:  Panama Operation Just Cause, 1989.
21:  First Day of Winter.
24-26:  Christmas Holiday.  Legion Headquarters Office closed.
31:  New Year’s Eve.