103rd Annual Convention of The American Legion Department of South Dakota

2022 Department Convention

June 16-19

Ramkota Hotel and Watertown Event Center

 

Address: 1901 9th Ave. SW, Watertown, SD 57201
Phone(605) 886-6127
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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
(To Be Determined)
The American Legion Department of South Dakota
103rd Annual Department Convention
June 16-19, 2022 in Watertown, SD
AMERICANISM COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Doug Harris
Liaison – Bill Peters
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Krisma Dewitt
Liaison Jack French
EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Rod Smith
Liaison – Gary Warne
INTERNAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Mark Weinmann
Liaison – Harry Boner
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Doug Feltman
Liaison – Chris VanDelist
NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE –  
Chairperson – Mark Mills
Liaison – Dave Booze
NEXT MEETING PLACE COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Oz Enderby
Liaison – Steve Stier
REHABILITATION COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Warren Aas
Liaison – Jerry Lolley
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE – 
Chairperson – Hugh Holmes
Liaison – Kevin Morello
RULES COMMITTEE - 
Chairperson – Tim Jurgens
Liaison – Jose Romeu

Convention Elections

2022 State Convention elections will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, approximately 12:00 noon during the 103rd Annual State Convention held at the Watertown Event Center in Watertown, SD.  Legionnaires endorsed by their home Post for a Department office are listed below.

 

DEPARTMENT COMMANDER CANDIDATES:
Doug Feltman, Post #4, Chamberlain, SD

STATE VICE COMMANDER CANDIDATES:
Districts 1-2:  
Districts 3-8: 
Courtney VanZanten, Post #136, Chester, SD

DEPARTMENT SERGEANT-AT-ARMS CANDIDATES:

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:

ALTERNATE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:  
Hugh Holmes, Post #18, Mitchell, SD

 

 

Convention Auction

The annual fun auction is scheduled be held during the 2022 State Convention in Watertown, 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

2021 Schedule

Thursday, June 24

10:00 a.m. Finance Commission Meeting – Salon II

10:00 a.m. SAL Executive Committee Meeting - Prairie A & B

1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting – Prairie A & B

3:30 p.m. Training Committee Meeting - Prairie A & B

5:45 p.m. PDC Dinner – Ryan's Hanger

Friday, June 25    

9:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

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

11:00 a.m. SAL Luncheon - Dakota B

11:30 a.m. SDALPA Luncheon – Salon I

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

1:30 p.m. SAL Business meeting - Dakota D

1:30 p.m. Americanism Committee – Dakota A

Rehabilitation Committee – Dakota E

Credentials Committee – Board Room 

Employment Committee – Dakota B

 

 

Friday, June 25  - Continued

1:30 p.m. Rules Committee - Dakota C

Next Meeting Place - Symposium

Legislative Committee - Dakota F

Internal Organization Committee - Dakota G

National Security Committee - Dakota H

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

3:30 p.m. Scholarship Committee - Symposium

4:30 p.m. Memorial Service - Prairie A,B,C

6:00 p.m. Joint Banquet Reception - Dakota C,D,G,H

7:00 p.m. Joint Banquet - Dakota C,D,G,H

Saturday, June 26

8:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Prairie A,B,C 

11:30 -1:00 Deli lunch available - Prairie A,B,C Hallway

5:00 p.m. Legion Riders - Salon I

6:00 p.m. Go Getter Reception - Sportsman Club

8:00 p.m. Fun Auction - Lobby

 

Sunday, June 27     

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Prairie A,B,C

Elections

TBD Executive Committee Meeting - Prairie A,B,C