State Convention is headed to Kalamazoo Michigan -Call to Convention

The 94th American Legion Department of Michigan Annual State Convention June 28th - July 1st, 2012

Official Call will be posted in the April -May Edition of the Legionnaire

Radisson Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Purpose: To receive Department Officers’ annual reports, consider Department Constitution and By-Laws amendments, elect Department Officers and conduct any other business brought to the convention.  Only the Committees and Chairpersons listed below are called to officially participate in the Convention. 

Registration: Registration fee of $10 will be charged to all delegates, alternates and guests.

Room form: click here  Registration Form: Click here

Contest Supervisory:  Completed registration forms filed at Department Headquarters June 1st, 2012

Department Exec. Cmte Meeting: Thursday June 28th, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

Opening Session:  Friday June 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Subsequent Convention Sessions:  Saturday, June 30th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. & Sunday, July 1st, 2012, 10:00 a.m

Called Department Committee Meetings: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 (TBA – see schedule at

·         Finance/Personnel
·         Children & Youth, Legislative, Membership, Permanent Time and Place
·         Americanism, Economic, Public Relations, Reconnect, and VAVS/VHVS
·         Contest Supervisory, Internal Affairs, Post Development, and VA&R

Call Department Committee Chairmen: Representing Department Committees not called to convention:  Baseball, Boys State, Education & Scholarship, Leadership College, and National Security & Foreign Relations

Convention Cmte Meetings:  Friday June 29th, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Convention Committees are comprised of one person per district. Each Delegation Chairman will name the members to serve on the Convention Committees and certify that list to the Department Adjutant ten (10) (June 18th, 2012)days prior to the Department Convention. 

Americanism  & Community Service (includes Education & Scholarship, Boys State, Law and Order, Scouting) – Children & Youth, Constitution & Bylaws, Credentials, Economic, Finance, Legislative, Membership, National Security & Foreign Relations, Post Development, Public Relations, Reconnect, Rules, Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation and VAVS/VHVS

District Caucuses:  Friday, June 29th, 2012, 10  a.m. – 11 a.m.
Zone Caucuses: Friday, June 29th, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Joint Memorial Service: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 8 a.m.

Elections & Adjournment:  Sunday July 1st, 2012

The 2013 Department Executive Committee and the 2012 National Convention Delegates and Alternates will meet upon convention adjournment.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16,, or visit our website at


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