2019 MidWinter Conference

February 8-10, 2019

Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center Spearfish, SD

Friday, February 8, 2019

10:00 a.m. Department Finance Commission Meeting

12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Opens – Pre-Function Area

1:00 p.m. Department Executive Committee Meeting

4:30 p.m. (or earlier) Membership Council Meeting

6:00 p.m. Go-Getter Reception

7:00 p.m. Go-Getter Smorgasbord

Saturday, February 9, 2019

7:30 a.m. Registration Desk Opens – Pre-Function Area

8:00 a.m. Joint Opening Session – Conference Center State Commander Denny Brenden / Auxiliary President Jeanine Loesch and SAL Detachment Commander Kerry Jorgenson Remarks

8:25 a.m. James Sweet, National Vice Commander Remarks

8:45 a.m. Auxiliary VA&R

9:00 a.m. Auxiliary Children & Youth

9:15 a.m. SD Department of Veterans Affairs

9:35 a.m. Paul Dillard, Candidate for

2020-2021 National Commander

10:00 a.m. Recess Joint Session


MyLegion (Membership processing)-TBD

Media techniques for Posts (Social)-TBD

Post Service Officer Training-TBD

VA&R Commission Meeting-TBD

12:00 p.m. Noon Lunch Break


Post Activities and Development discussion (Broke down into size groups of Posts)—TBD

2:55 p.m. All assemble in Conference Hall

3:00 p.m. NEC Jim Huls Remarks

3:15 p.m. PDC Rod Martens, Department Legislative Chairman

3:30 p.m. Doug Harris and Matt Lagerstrom, 2018 National American Legion College

3:45 p.m. Gene Opbroek – Department Membership Chairman Membership Report/Awards/Turn-In

4:15 p.m. VAVS member, Popcorn Fund Turn-In

4:20 p.m. Announcements and Adjourn Assembly

4:30 p.m. SD American Legion Foundation Meeting

6:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails – Pre-Function Area

7:00 p.m. Joint Legion / Auxiliary / SAL Banquet

8:00 p.m. Hospitality Rooms, Spearfish Holiday Inn rooms

Sunday, February 19, 2019

8:30 a.m. Non-Denominational Service

10:30 a.m. SD American Legion – State Finals – High School Oratorical Contest

*Meeting room assignments have not been confirmed at this time.  They will be confirmed at a later date.

2019 MidWinter Conference agenda and times are subject to change