National Convention 2018

OUR 100TH NATIONAL CONVENTION

Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 24 - 30

The American Legion, the nation's largest and most respected veterans service organization, will be conducting its 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 24 - 30, 2018.

Members gather at the National Convention to help further their cause of patriotism and support for ou1919 Conventionr servicemen and women, past and present. The National Convention of The American Legion includes the following separate events: the American Legion Auxiliary’s National Convention, the Sons of The American Legion's Convention, The American Legion Riders Legacy Run.  The combined membership of these organizations is nearly four million worldwide. 

Along with the above mentioned and the annual business meeting, other significant elements of the National Convention include a parade, patriotic memorial service, exhibits, general sessions with nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, color guard and band contests, receptions and banquets.  Since the first convention, every year The American Legion members have gathered to set the course for the future of our organization.

Beginning the Second Century of Service
The purpose of the Beginning the Second Century of Service effort is to raise money in support of the 100th Convention of the American Legion. Financial contributions will be directed towards the following:

Hosting the Convention
The National Convention Corporation of Minnesota is partnering with The American Legion to host this historic event. This partnership comes with shared expenses.  Gifts for hosting the 100th National Convention will also fund activities that will make this the most memorable yet.  As the host committee, the National Convention Corporation of Minnesota is striving to make our 100th convention a truly extraordinary experience for those who attend.

Philanthropic Giving
Philanthropy is part of who The American Legion is as an organization. We were founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.  It is the National Convention Corporation of Minnesota’s intention to raise funding for charitable programming. A separate fund for the Beginning the Second Century of Service Campaign has been created through The American Legion Minnesota Foundation, a 501©3 organization.  Gifts to this effort are tax-deductible.  One hundred percent of philanthropic contributions will support The American Legion funds throughout Minnesota.  Please click on this link to view the various programs being supported by this effort.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Beginning the Second Century of Service effort, please click on this link for the commitment form.  Print and fill out the form, then mail to the following address along with a check:

ATTN: Laura Weber, Finance Liaison
MN American Legion State Headquarters
Third Floor, Veterans Service Building
20 W. 12th Street, Room 300A
St. Paul, MN 55155‐2000

Please indicate on the commitment form and your check if you would like funds distributed to hosting the event or to be directed to The American Legion Minnesota Foundation for programming. Gifts to The American Legion Minnesota Foundation are 100% tax-deductible.

WE ARE ASKING ALL POSTS TO SUPPORT THE 100TH CONVENTION
The National Convention Corporation is inviting Minnesota’s Posts to participate in this historic event. It is understood that each post has varying financial abilities. We ask that you consider making an extraordinary contribution to this effort, whatever is extraordinary for your post.  Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will be recognized under the various levels.  Please click on this link to view the various post opportunities and recognition.  For more information or if you would like us to send information to your post, please contact Michael Davy at (612) 247-9960 or mdavy@mnlegion.org

DO YOU KNOW OF A COMPANY THAT MAY SUPPORT THE 100TH CONVENTION THROUGH SPONORSHIP OR ADVERTISING?
There are sponsorship, advertisement and giving opportunities for businesses.  If you know of a company that may want to take advantage of these opportunities, please contact Michael Davy at (612) 247-9960 or mdavy@mnlegion.org.   Please click on this link for the various business sponsor and advertising opportunities.

NATIONAL CONVENTION CORORATION OF MINNESOTA
BEGINNING THE SECOND CENTURY OF SERVICE COMMITTEE
CHAIR | Jeff Olson
HONORARY CHAIRS | Bud Grant | Senator Bob Lessard | Brigadier General Dennis Lord | Brigadier General Curtis Norenberg | Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad | Major General Larry Shellito
COMMITTEE | Bill Goede | Tom Lannon | Dan Ludwig | Lynne Nottage | Randy Tesdahl | Dan Williams

Updated 2017-09-30