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Fall Conference
The Fall Conference is one of our most important gatherings of the year. It is our annual school of instruction, and we hope it is the kind of event you can talk about when you get home.
By being here, you have shown your dedication to our great organizations.
What: 2022 Fall Conference
Where: River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Ave S. St Cloud, MN 56301
When: Oct. 27-29, 2022
There will be some committee meetings on Thursday afternoon with the DEC meeting Thursday evening. General Training Sessions will begin Friday, Oct. 28, and finish Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
Who: Hosted by the Department Convention Committee
Cost: Registration received by Oct. 14: $15
Registration received after Oct. 14: $18
Registration at the door: $25
Scroll down to see the program below.
Memories: Last a lifetime
How to sign up:
Click hereFall_Conference_Registration.pdf (mnlegion.org) to download PDF form and mail in your registration. The form has information on lodging.
Click hereFall-Conference-Breakfast-and-Lunch-Buffet.docx (live.com) to download a Word doc to fill out and pay for participation in breakfast and lunch buffets.
We look forward to seeing all of you wonderful Legion Family Members at the Fall Conference!
The Program for the 2022 Fall Conference
2:00 P.M. Gambling Seminar Room: University “B”
3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Committee Meetings
3:00 P.M. Legionnaire Insurance Trust Room: Boardroom
4:00 P.M. Americanism Room: Senate
4:00 P.M. Children & Youth Room: Poolside
4:00 P.M. National Security & Foreign Relations Room: Congress
4:00 P.M. Legislative Room: State
4:00 P.M. Strategic Planning Room: Sunwood
4:00 P.M. American Legion Foundation Room: Boardroom
4:00 P.M. Convention Corp. Committee Room: Poolside
7:00 P.M. Department Executive Committee Room: University “B”
8:00 A.M. – 8:20 A.M. Opening Ceremonies and Greetings Room University “B”
Sixth District Commander
Area Vice Commander
Mayor of St Cloud
8:30 A.M – 9:25 A.M. Breakout Training Sessions
Instructor: Linda Dvorak Room: Senate
Media Communications
Instructor: Media Committee Room: State
Officer Responsibilities {Post-District-Department}
Instructor: Mike Ash Room: Congress
Member Suspension
Instructor: Greg Colby Room: Sunwood
9:30 A.M. – 10:25 A.M. Breakout Training Sessions
Post Service Officer Responsibilities
Instructors: VA&R Room: Senate
Writing a Resolution
Instructor: Paul Edwards Room: Congress
S.A.V.E. Training
Instructor: Andrea Sandberg Room: University “B”
Membership Recruit & Retain
Instructor: Joe Tappainer Room: State
10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Mtg Room: Boardroom
10:35 A.M. General Session
10:35 A.M. – 11:20 A.M. NSFR Outstanding Enlisted Service Members
11:20 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. NEC Reporting Nationally and Introduction
11:30 A.M. – 11:50 A.M. Leading candidate for National Commander
11:50 A.M – 12:00 Noon Minnesota American Legion College
1:00 P.M. – 1:55 P.M. Breakout Training Sessions
1:00 P.M. – 1:55 P.M. Legislative Process/Involvement
Instructor: Eric Ahlness Room: Senate
American Legion Programs
Instructor: Paul Edwards Room: Congress
Mentor New Members
Instructor: Commander Jennifer Room: Sunwood
S.A.V.E. Training
Instructor: Andrea Sandberg Room: University “B”
2:00 P.M. – 2:55 P.M. Breakout Training Sessions
Sale of Post Assets
Instructor: Greg Colby Room: State
Instructor Linda Dvorak Room: Senate
Post/District Revitalization
Instructor: Gary Richardson Room: Sunwood
Officer Responsibilities {Post-District-Department}
Instructor: Mike Ash Room: Congress
3:00 P.M. General Session
3:05 P.M. – 3:25 P.M. Guest Speaker (Mother of a Suicide Soldier)
3:25 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Adjutant updates & Commanders comments
3:30 P.M. Recess
3:45 P.M. Convention Corporation Meeting Room: Board Rom
4:00 P.M. Hospital Association Meeting Room: University “B”
Evening Legion Family Event {Grand March/music/cash bar}
SAL Detachment Finance &
Executive Committee meetings Room University “A”
9:00 A.M. Opening Ceremonies and Greetings
9:15 A.M. Legion Family Greetings Room: University “B”
Department Auxiliary President
Department Auxiliary Secretary
Sons of the American Legion Commander
Department American Legion Riders
9:30 A.M. Department Membership updates Linda Dvorak
9:45 A.M. Convention Committee updates Convention Comm. Chairman
10:00 A.M. TALMN SPC updates Mike Maxa
10:15 A.M. Why Do we Volunteer? Kelly Adelsman
10:45 A.M. Constitution & Bylaws Greg Colby
11:15 A.M. Preamble “The Meaning” Kelly Adelsman
11:30 A.M. Americanism Awards Art Tobkin
11:45 A.M. Commanders’ final comments
8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. SAL Detachment General Session Room: University “A”