The 2021 National Convention of The American Legion will be held in Phoenix, Arizona

on August 27 – September 2, 2021. 

Information packets will be handed out to

Delegates/Alternate Delegates after the remaining slots are filled on Sunday,

June 27 during Department Convention.  This is a deviation from the normal process due

to the lateness of Department Convention and the deadlines for National Convention

remaining the same.

The Department of South Dakota Delegates and Alternate Delegates are selected through an election process that starts with each of the eight South Dakota American Legion Spring District meetings and ends at the Department Convention in June where all remaining Delegates and Alternate Delegates are nominated and elected to attend the National Convention of The American Legion.

2021 National Convention Resources

Delegates / Alternate Delegates / Guests of the 2021 National Convention.

Here is a link to resources you need for the upcoming National Convention.  https://www.legion.org/convention/resources

It is STRONGLY recommended to download an app onto your smart phone called "The American Legion National Convention" this app will give you updates on what is happening during convention with daily updates.

 

Convention Dates

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2021 Convention

National American Legion
Aug. 27 – Sep. 2, 2021
Phoenix, Arizona

Visit Phoenix

2022 Convention

National American Legion
Aug. 26 – Sep. 1, 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Visit Milwaukee

2023 Convention

National American Legion
August 25 - 31, 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina

Visit Charlotte

2024 Convention

National American Legion
August 23 - 29, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans & Company

Delegates & Alternates

The following is the list of all Delegates and Alternate Delegates elected to represent the Department of South Dakota at the 2021 National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, August 27 - September 2.

Note:  All 2021 delegates and alternate delegates are elected during the annual 2021 Spring District Meetings and from the floor of the 2021 State Convention in Huron, SD, June 27, 2021.

DELEGATES:  Dist. 1 - John McDonald, Dist. 2 - Rick MacDonald, Dist. 3 - Eugene Opbroek, Dist. 4 - Larry Price,
Dist. 5 - Travise Flisrand, Dist. 6 - Hugh Homes, Dist. 7 - Courtney VanZanten, Dist 8 - Daniel Hunhoff

ALTERNATE DELEGATES:  Dist. 1 - Michael Pauling, Dist. 2 - Eugene Ironshell, Dist. 3 - Jeff Hrabanek, Dist. 4 - Bob Thomason,
Dist. 5 - Noel Cummins, Dist. 6 - Terry Hanson, Dist. 7 - Rod Smith, Dist. 8 - Susan Shrader

Convention Committees

There are a combined total of 20 National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees that meet during the 2021 National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Department of South Dakota is authorized to have one delegate on each of the National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees.

The National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees meet on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at various times and locations in the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Convention Agenda

(Note: The agenda for the 2021 National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona has not been posted yet. Use 2019's agenda as an idea of what happens and when.)