2017 MidWinter Conference
 Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center
 Oacoma, SD
February 10-12, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Department Finance Commission Meeting, Missouri Winds Room
12:00 p.m. – Registration Desk Opens, Pre-Function Area
1:00 p.m. – Department Executive Committee Meeting, River Run / Wetlands Room
4:30 p.m. – 5-Year Membership Council & PR-Media Committee Meeting, Missouri Winds Room
6:00 p.m. – No-Host Cocktails, Pre-Function Area
7:00 p.m. – Joint American Legion/Auxiliary/SAL Banquet, Oacoma / Wheeler Room

Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:30 a.m. – Registration Desk Opens, Pre-Function Area
8:00 a.m. – Joint Opening Session – Hale / Oacoma Room
Charemon Dunham, Department Commander
Melanie Martens, American Legion Auxiliary State President
Jeff Shannon, Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander
8:25 a.m. – Douglas Boldt, National Vice Commander remarks
8:40 a.m. – Virginia Nelsen, Auxiliary Northwest Division Vice President remarks
8:55 a.m. – Elvira Moen, American Legion Auxiliary VA&R remarks
9:10 a.m. – Jeannine Loesch, American Legion Auxiliary Children & Youth remarks
9:25 a.m. – Larry Zimmerman, Secretary, SD Department of Veterans Affairs remarks
9:45 a.m. – Youth Trooper Academy, South Dakota Highway Patrol remarks
10:05 a.m. – Close Joint Session – American Legion/Auxiliary/SAL to separate meetings
10:30 a.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (American Legion)
Resolutions and Legislation Briefing in Glass Room
Membership in Howe Room
New Post Commanders in Wheeler Room
12:00 p.m. – Noon Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (American Legion)
Americanism in Glass Room
100th Anniversary in Wheeler Room
Membership in Howe Room
2:55 p.m. – All Assemble back in the Convention Center, Hale / Oacoma Room
3:00 p.m. – NEC Paul Evenson remarks
3:15 p.m. – PDC Mark Weinmann, Chairman Department Legislative Committee
3:30 p.m. – Katie Redmann & Kevin Morello, 2016 Legion College Graduates
3:45 p.m. – Gene Renschler, Membership Awards & Turn-In
4:15 p.m. – Ken Van Kekerix, VAVS popcorn fund turn-in
4:20 p.m. – Announcements and Adjourned
4:30 p.m. – SD American Legion Foundation Meeting in Missouri Winds Room
6:00 p.m. – Go-Getter Social and Reception, Chamberlain Community Center
7:00 p.m. – Go-Getter Dinner Meal, Chamberlain Community Center
8:00 p.m. – Hospitality Rooms, Cedar Shore Resort Hotel

Sunday, February 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. – Non-Denominational Service, Wheeler Room
10:30 a.m. – SD American Legion State Oratorical Contest Finals

SAL: meet Saturday morning in the Missouri Winds Room following joint session.
Legion Riders: meet Saturday morning in the Hale/Oacoma Room following joint session.