104th Annual Convention of The American Legion Department of South Dakota

2023 Department Convention

June 8 - 11

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma

 

Address: 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD, 57365
Phone(605) 234-6376
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When making reservations, please mention that you are with the American Legion.  There is a block of hotel rooms reserved for our Convention that does not show with online reservation websites.

Convention Committees
The American Legion Department of South Dakota
104th Annual Department Convention
June 8 - 11, 2023 in Oacoma, SD
AMERICANISM COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Larry Madsen
Liaison – Terry Hanson
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Krisma Dewitt
Liaison Jack French
EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Rod Smith
Liaison – 
INTERNAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Mark Weinmann
Liaison – Harry Boner
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Doug Feltman
Liaison – Chris VanDelist
NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE –  
Chairperson – Dave Booze
Liaison – Kevin Morello
NEXT MEETING PLACE COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Travise Flisrand
Liaison – Steve Stier
REHABILITATION COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Warren Aas
Liaison – 
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Hugh Holmes
Liaison – Bill Peters
RULES COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Tim Jurgens
Liaison – 

Convention Elections

2023 State Convention elections will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2023, approximately 12:00 noon during the 104th Annual State Convention held at the Arrowwood Resort and Convention Center at Cedar Shores in Oacoma, SD.  Legionnaires endorsed by their home Post for a Department office are listed below.

DEPARTMENT COMMANDER CANDIDATES:

STATE VICE COMMANDER CANDIDATES:
Districts 1-2:

Districts 3-8: 

DEPARTMENT SERGEANT-AT-ARMS CANDIDATES:

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:

ALTERNATE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:  

 

 

Convention Auction

The annual fun auction is scheduled be held during the 2023 State Convention in Oacoma, SD.

In 2021, the auction was very successful and raised over $10,000.  Proceeds from the Fun Auction are donated to the South Dakota American Legion Foundation.

We are looking for donations for this years Fun Auction.  If you would like to donate items for the Auction, please e-mail adjutant@sdlegion.com with a description of the item being donated so it can be added to the list.  Thank you.

Convention Agenda

2023 Schedule is Yet To Be Determined.  Use 2022's schedule as a rough guide.

Thursday, June 16

10:00 a.m. Finance Commission Meeting – Whitewood

1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting – Whitewood

5:45 p.m. PDC Dinner –

Friday, June 17    

9:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

10:00 a.m. Resolutions Committee
meeting –Cattail

10:00 a.m. SAL Executive Committee meeting - Whitewood

11:30 a.m. SDALPA Luncheon – Post 17

12:00 p.m. Boys State - Heartland

1:00 a.m. Convention Committee
Chairman/Liaison meeting - Swan

1:30 p.m. Americanism Committee – Cattail

Rehabilitation Committee – Marsh

Credentials Committee – Prairie

Employment Committee – Swan

 

 

 

Friday, June 17  - Continued

1:30 p.m. Rules Committee - Whitewood

Next Meeting Place - Big Stone

Legislative Committee - Cottonwood

Internal Organization Committee - Prairie

National Security Committee - Coteau

3:00 p.m. SD American Legion Foundation meeting - Cattail

4:30 p.m. Memorial Service - Heritage Theater

6:00 p.m. Joint Banquet Reception - Cottonwood/Big Stone

7:00 p.m. Joint Banquet - Cottonwood/Big Stone

Saturday, June 18

8:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

8:30 a.m. Boys State - Heartland

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Heritage Theater

1:00 p.m. SAL Business meeting - Prairie

5:00 p.m. Legion Riders - Coteau

5:00 p.m. Go Getter Reception - Post 17

8:00 p.m. Fun Auction - Lobby

 

Sunday, June 19     

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Heritage Theater

Elections

TBD Executive Committee Meeting - Heritage