101st Annual Convention of The American Legion Department of South Dakota

2019 Department Convention

Sheraton Hotel / Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, SD
June 6-9, 2019

Address1211 Northwest Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone(605) 331-0100
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For those wishing to make hotel reservations at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls; please call Adam Poeppel (605) 367-9695.  There is a block of hotel rooms reserved for our Convention that does not show with online reservation websites.

Convention Committee

The American Legion Department of South Dakota
101st Annual Department Convention
June 6-9, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD
AMERICANISM COMMITTEE – 
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CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE - 
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EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE - 
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INTERNAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE – 
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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE – 
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NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE –  
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NEXT MEETING PLACE COMMITTEE – 
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REHABILITATION COMMITTEE – 
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RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE – 
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Convention Elections

2019 State Convention elections will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, approximately 12:00 noon during the 101st Annual State Convention held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  Legionnaires endorsed by their home Post for a Department office are listed below.

 

DEPARTMENT COMMANDER CANDIDATES:
Fred Nelson, Post #164, Spearfish, SD

STATE VICE COMMANDER CANDIDATES:
Districts 1-2:  
Kevin Morello, Post 311, Piedmont, SD

Districts 3-8: 
Harry Boner, Post 250, Castlewood, SD

DEPARTMENT SERGEANT-AT-ARMS CANDIDATES:
Verle Whipple, Post 109, Gary, SD

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:
Jim Huls, Post 140, Madison, SD

ALTERNATE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATES:

Convention Auction

The annual fun auction is scheduled be held during the 2019 State Convention in Sioux Falls, SD.

Last year the auction was very successful and raised over $8,000.  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

Thursday, June 6

10:00 a.m. Finance Commission Meeting – Meeting Room 1

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

4:30 p.m. Membership Council Meeting – Meeting Room 1

6:00 p.m. PDC Dinner – TBD

Friday, June 7   

8:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Honor Guard Competition

10:00 a.m. Resolutions Committee Meeting – Meeting Room 3

11:30 a.m. SDALPA Luncheon – TBD

1:30 p.m. Americanism Committee – Meeting Room 1

Rehabilitation Committee – Meeting Room 2

Credentials Committee – Meeting Room 11

Employment Committee – Meeting Room 12

Friday, June 7  - Continued

Rules Committee – Meeting Room 13

Internal Organization Committee – Meeting Room 8

Next Meeting Place Committee – Meeting Room 3

Legislative Committee – Meeting Room 14

National Security Committee – Meeting Room 9

4:00 p.m. Legion Riders – Meeting Room 10

5:00 p.m. Go Getter Reception – TBD

7:00 p.m. Go Getter Dinner – TBD

8:00 p.m. Fun Auction – Meeting Rooms 11-14

Saturday, June 8

8:00 a.m.   Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Ballroom A

3:30 p.m. Session Ends

4:00 p.m. Memorial Service – Meeting Room 8-10

5:00 p.m. Joint Banquet Reception – Ballroom A

6:00 p.m. Joint Banquet – Ballroom A

8:00 p.m. Joint Dance – Ballroom A

Sunday, June 9    

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lobby

9:00 a.m. Convention Business Session – Ballroom A

11:45 a.m. State Convention Sweepstakes Drawing

12:00 p.m. Elections - Ballroom A

1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting - Ballroom A

SAL MEETS SATURDAY AT 9:00 A.M. Meeting Room 6

Meeting Room 5 is reserved for Department HQ Office Computers/Printers