2018 MidWinter Conference
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore,
Oacoma, SD

Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. – Department Finance Commission Meeting—Howe
12:00 p.m. – Registration Desk Opens – Pre-Function Area
1:00 p.m.  –  Department Executive Committee Meeting —Howe
4:30 p.m.  – 100th Anniversary Committee Meeting,—Howe
6:00 p.m.  – No-Host Cocktails – Pre-Function Area, Conference Center
7:00 p.m.  – Joint Legion / Auxiliary / SAL Banquet—Oacoma/Wheeler

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.  – Registration Desk Opens – Pre-Function Area
8:00 a.m. – Joint Opening Session – Conference Center State Commander Hugh Holmes / Auxiliary President Elvira Moen and SAL Detachment Commander Jeff Shannon Remarks—Hale/Oacoma
8:25 a.m.  – Denise H. Rohan, National 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.  – Brett Reistad, Leading Candidate for National Commander
9:55 a.m. . – Youth Trooper Academy, SD Highway Patrol
10:10a.m.  – Recess Joint Session – Legion/Auxiliary/SAL to separate meetings

10:20 a.m.  – BREAKOUT SESSION:
MyLegion (Basic), Membership – Wheeler Room
100th Anniversary Information – Howe Room   
Dept. Legion College-Glass Room
American Legion Riders – Executive Board Room

12:00 p.m.  – Noon Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.  – BREAKOUT SESSION:
MyLegion (Advanced Instruction) – Wheeler Room
Americanism—Howe Room
Dept. Legion College-Glass Room
2:55 p.m.  – All assemble in Conference—Hale/Oacoma
3:00 p.m.  – NEC Jim Huls Remarks
3:15 p.m.  – PDC Mark Weinmann, Department Legislative Chairman
3:30 p.m.  – Travise Flisrand & Kevin Hempel, 2017 National American Legion College
3:45 p.m.  – Rolly Quam – Department Membership Chairman Membership Report/ Awards/Turn-In
4:15 p.m.  – Ken Van Kekerix,VAVS Chairman, Popcorn Fund Turn-In
4:20 p.m.  – Announcements and Adjourn Assembly
4:30 p.m.  – SD American Legion Foundation Meeting—Hale/Oacoma
6:00 p.m.  – Go-Getter Reception, Chamberlain Community Center
7:00 p.m.  – Go-Getter Smorgasbord, Chamberlain Community Center
8:00 p.m.  – Hospitality Rooms, Arrowwood Resort Hotel rooms

Sunday, February 18, 2018
8:30 a.m.    – Non-Denominational Service—Wheeler Room
10:30 a.m.  – SD American Legion – State Finals – High School Oratorical Contest—Wheeler Room

SAL:
meet Saturday morning in the Missouri Winds Room following joint session.