The 2023 National Convention of The American Legion will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina

on August 25 – 31, 2023

Information packets will be handed out to

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

June 11th during Department Convention.  Please watch for more information at Convention.

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.

2022 National Convention Resources

Delegates / Alternate Delegates / Guests of the 2022 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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2023 National American
Legion Convention
August 25 - 31, 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina

Visit Charlotte

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

New Orleans & Company

2025 National American
Legion Convention 
August 22-28, 2025
Tampa Bay, Florida

Visit Tampa Bay

2026 National American
Legion Convention
August 28 - Sept 3, 2026
Louisville, Kentucky

Visit Louisville

2027 National American
Legion Convention
August 27 - Sept 2, 2027
Kansas City, Missouri

Visit Kansas City

Delegates & Alternates

The following is the list of all Delegates and Alternate Delegates elected to represent the Department of South Dakota at the 2022 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 26 - September 1.

Note:  All 2022 delegates and alternate delegates are elected during the annual 2022 Spring District Meetings and from the floor of the 2022 State Convention in Watertown, SD, June 19, 2022.

DELEGATES:  Dist. 1 - John McDonald, Dist. 2 - Eugene Iron Shell, Dist. 3 - Jeff Hrabanek, Dist. 4 - Dr. Tracy Diefenbach,
Dist. 5 - Noel Cummins, Dist. 6 -Travise Flisrand, Dist. 7 - Bill Peters, Dist 8 - Daniel Hunhoff

ALTERNATE DELEGATES:  Dist. 1 - Ken Sabers, Dist. 2 - , Dist. 3 - , Dist. 4 - ,
Dist. 5 - Byron Callies, Dist. 6 - Annette Dunham, Dist. 7 - Dale Hill, Dist 8 - Joseph Knoer
Charemon Dunham, Tom Henley

 

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 28, 2022, at various times and locations in the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Convention Agenda

Note: The agenda for the 2022 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been posted but is subject to change (and has several times). Please check the National website for updates.  We will be printing the most current version and sending with the next Convention packet (sent towards the end of July).

National Convention 2022 Schedule