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Agenda

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This agenda is tentative and subject to change. Last update 06/09/2021.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

8:00am – 2:00pm Commander’s Golf Tournament Hawk’s Landing Course
A “Welcome” golf tournament hosted by Department Commander Rick Johnson.  *Pre-Registration is required.
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

7:45am – 5:00pm Emblem Sales Crystal D
Visit Emblem Sales for all your Legion and Department gear, pins, patches and more. You can also order online at floridalegionstore.org. Banquet tickets can be picked up here. Pickup pre-ordered items. DEBIT/CREDIT ONLY, no cash.
7:45am – 5:00pm Headquarters Office / Legion Registration Crystal D
Registration, Programs Information, Membership Cards, & History Book Display. (Registration is mandatory before voting takes place.) *Office will be closed from 10:30am-11:30am*
8:00am – 4:00pm Service Officer School (Day 1 of 2) Crystal G1
This is a two-day, informative VA&R class that covers all veteran benefits. Certificate and card provided upon completion. Call Brianna Dietz at 407.295.2631 ext. 232 for more information. Attendance required both days. Pre-Registration required. *Limited seating* Download Registration Form
9:30am – 10:30am Post Commander Class Grand 11-14
This course will cover details pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of a Post Commander.
11:00am – 12:00pm Department Finance Committee Meeting Crystal H
Open to all Legionnaires. this meeting will provide a review of the Department’s finances during the past year and address financial issues as needed.
11:00am – 12:30pm Food Handlers Class Grand 11-14
Class given by Food Safety Certifications, LLC. Certificate will be given at the end of class. This course is intended to provide certification to those in attendance on food safety training for your Post. The course will cover key areas including Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination & Allergens, Time & Temperature, as well as Cleaning & Sanitation. *Certification good for 3 years*
11:30am – 12:30pm Chaplain’s Training Atlanta/Boston
This course will cover details pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of a Post Chaplain.
11:30am – 12:30pm Judge Advocate Class Miami
This course will cover how to advise the different sections of the Legion and how to interpret the Constitution and By-Laws of the Post, District, or Area.
1:00pm – 2:30pm Internal Affairs Commission Crystal H
This meeting will cover reports from Constitution & By-Laws, Credentials, Disaster Preparedness, POW-MIA, Resolutions, Time & Place, and Special Rules committees. Each Post can send one delegate to this meeting to vote on the matters that will be decided. All voting members must have a ribbon, which can be picked up at registration.
2:45pm – 3:45pm Sgt. At Arms Training Miami
This course will cover in detail the expected duties of a Post Sgt-at Arms.
3:30pm – 5:30pm Legion Riders Chairman Meeting Atlanta/Boston
This meeting is for Legion Rider Chairmen only.
4:00pm – 5:30pm Dept. Executive Committee Meeting Crystal H
This meeting will cover current Post matters, budget approval and general Department announcements. *Only Executive Committee Members can address the Committee*
6:30pm – 8:30pm Legion Family Kick-Off  and Bittersweet Retirement Event Crystal J1
American Legion Family Event. Come celebrate our Convention and the “Bittersweet” retirement of Department Adjutant, Michael McDaniel. Enjoy free music, free beer, free wine and refreshments. Provided while supplies last! >>learn more
Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

7:45am – 5:00pm Emblem Sales Crystal D
Visit Emblem Sales for all your Legion and Department gear, pins, patches and more. You can also order online at floridalegionstore.org. Banquet tickets can be picked up here. Pickup pre-ordered items. DEBIT/CREDIT ONLY, no cash.
7:45am – 5:00pm Headquarters Office/Legion Registration Crystal D
Registration, Programs Information, Membership Cards, & History Book Display. (Registration is mandatory before voting takes place.) *Office will be closed from 10:30am-11:30am*
7:45am – 12:30pm Legion General Session Crystal H
8:00am – 1:00pm Service Officer School (Day 2 of 2) Crystal G1
This is the second day of the two-day informative VA&R class that covers all veteran benefits. Certificate and card provided upon completion. Attendance required both days. Pre-Registration required. Call Bekki Tibbs at 407.295.2631 for more information. *Limited seating* Click here to pre-register.
1:45pm – 2:30pm Central Area Caucus Crystal A-B
1:45pm – 2:30pm Eastern Area Caucus Crystal M-N
1:45pm – 2:30pm Northern Area Caucus Anaheim/Atlanta
1:45pm – 2:30pm Southern Area Caucus Chicago/Denver
1:45pm – 2:30pm Southwestern Area Caucus Miami
1:45pm – 2:30pm Western Area Caucus Crystal P-Q
*Mandatory for District and Area Commanders. Meeting is held by the current Area Commander. This meeting will cover end of the year reports and the election of new Area Commanders.
2:45pm -3:15pm State Legislative Meeting Crystal P-Q
2:45pm – 4:00pm Membership Training (MyLegion) Crystal M-N
This course will cover details pertaining to membership development Nationally and Statewide. It is highly recommended that all Area and District Commanders attend this course.
2:45pm – 4:15pm PVR – Advocate Training Crystal G1
Attendees can expect a closer look into the Vet Relief Advocate roll, and not just an overview of the program. Be sure to sign up as space is limited.
3:00pm – 4:00pm VA Benefits/Entitlements Crystal E
Featuring state and local VA benefits.
3:00pm – 4:00pm Post Operations Class Chicago/Denver
This course will cover details pertaining to general instruction on how to run a successful Post.
3:00pm – 5:00pm Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) Overview Anaheim/Atlanta
Taught by the Bureau of Law Enforcement Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
4:00pm – 5:00pm Post Adjutant Class Chicago/Denver
Adjutants are urged to attend. Learn the duties and role the Adjutant plays at the Post.
5:15pm – 6:15pm Fundraising Class Anaheim/Atlanta
Legionnaires can learn how fundraising is changing, what motivates people to donate, and how to use this information to build successful campaigns to increase revenue. Additionally, attendees will learn about a joint raffle opportunity in conjunction with the Department designed to help your Post meet your fundraising challenges.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour (Banquet) Grand Foyer
7:00pm – 10:00pm Commander’s & Presidents’ Banquet Grand 7
Enjoy a fun filled evening with your Department Commander and Auxiliary President. Attendees will enjoy delicious food and great entertainment. Tickets will not be sold on site and must be paid for before Convention. 210 tickets available. Get Tickets
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021

7:45am – 3:00pm Emblem Sales Crystal D
Visit Emblem Sales for all your Legion and Department gear, pins, patches and more. You can also order online at floridalegionstore.org. Banquet tickets can be picked up here. Pickup pre-ordered items. DEBIT/CREDIT ONLY, no cash.
7:45am – 3:00pm Headquarters Office/Legion Registration Crystal D
Registration, Programs Information, Membership Cards, & History Book Display. (Registration is mandatory before voting takes place.) *Office will be closed from 10:30am-11:30am* *Registration closes at 9:45am*
7:45am – 12:00pm Legion General Session Crystal H
Continuation of reports, awards and Special Order of Business – Election of Officers 2021-2022. Strongly recommended for all Legionnaires to attend.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Electronic Voting Crystal N-Q
1:30pm Voting Results Crystal H
2:00pm – 3:00pm Baseball Chicago/Denver
Training class for baseball coaches, managers, or volunteers covering baseball registration, background checks & safety training, insurance, and rosters.
2:00pm – 3:00pm FALPA Training & Breakout Anaheim/Atlanta
2:30pm – 4:30pm Legion Riders General Session Grand 7
This will cover Area and District reports, SOP’s, Charters, EOY Report, Awards, and 2021-2022 Goals.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Post Historian Class Crystal E
This course will cover details pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of a Post Historian.
2:30pm – 3:30pm District Commander’s Meeting Miami
This meeting is for District Commander’s only.
4:00pm – 6:00pm 20/4 Bivouac Echelon 30 Anaheim/Atlanta
4:00pm – 6:00pm 20/4 Bivouac Echelon 5 Chicago/Denver
5:00pm – 5:30pm FALPA EXEC BOARD ONLY Grand 5-6
5:30pm – 6:30pm FALPA General Meeting Grand 5-6
Florida American Legion Press Association meeting. Officers and members expected to attend, open to all Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL members. Become a member and gain your membership card/press pass. This meeting will review tips/advice on creating and updating Post bulletins and newsletters.
6:30pm – 7:30pm Installation of Officers Crystal H
7:30pm – 8:30pm Installation of Officers Reception Grand 7
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

8:30am – 9:00am Religious Service Crystal H
10:30am – 11:30am Department Executive Committee Meeting Grand 8
First official Department Executive Committee meeting after the installation of officers. All newly elected and existing Executive Committee Officers are required to attend. This meeting will cover important dates and upcoming Department of Florida events throughout the year.
This agenda is tentative and subject to change. Last update 06/09/2021.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

8:00am – 5:00pm Convention Registration Crystal Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm Auxiliary Store Crystal K
Check out our new online store at alaflstore.org!
9:00am – 9:45am Reporting Room L
Presenter: Jan Farrington
9:00am – 9:45am History Room M
Presenter: Eleanor Amato
9:00am – 9:45am Leadership Room N
Presenter: Dorothy Walsh
9:00am – 9:45am Legislative Room P
Presenter: Lisa Hoyland
9:00am – 11:30am Unit Presidents Room Q
Presenter: Diane Rousseau
9:00am – 11:30am District Presidents Denver
Presenter: Mary Kelly-Perkins and Mary McColgan
9:00am – 11:30am Department Chairmen Chicago
Presenter: Kelli Coppla and Treva Kay Wildrick
9:00am – 10:30am Constitution & Bylaws Rooms 9-10
Presenter: Cathie McMullin and Pat Devine
10:00am – 10:45am Education Room L
Presenter: Charlotte Bass
10:00am – 10:45am Auxiliary Emergency Fund Room M
Presenter: Linda Knoblach-Harkness
10:00am – 10:45am Children & Youth Room N
Presenter: Dee Bell
10:00am – 10:45am Unit Secretary Room P
Presenter: Pay Maynard
10:00am – 11:30am Membership Crystal J1-J2
Presenter: Patty MacDonald
10:45am – 11:45am VA&R Rooms 9-10
Presenter: Jane Hardacre
11:00am – 11:45am Community Service Room L
Presenter: Denice Grinis
11:00am – 11:45am Public Relations Room M
Presenter: Eleanor Amato
11:00am – 11:45am Sergeant-at-Arms Room N
Presenter: Jeanne Nadeau and Lois Glosch
11:00am – 11:45am Unit Treasurer Room P
Presenter: Pat Maynard
12:00pm – 12:45pm National Security Room N
Presenter: Rhonda Brailey-Maurer
12:00pm – 12:45pm Reporting Room 9-10
Presenter: Jan Farrington
1:00pm – 2:15pm Pre-Convention Constitution & Bylaws Crystal J2
Open to all members – Resolution Review
Presenters: Cathie McMullin and Pat Devine, Resolution Committee: Shirley Fraser, Michele DeGennaro and Fran Carlton
2:30pm – 4:00pm Pre-Convention Finance Meeting Crystal J2
Open to all members
4:00pm – 5:00pm Executive Committee Meeting Crystal J2
6:00pm Rehearsal for Flag Bearers / Opening Ceremony Crystal J2
Open to all members
6:30am – 8:30pm Legion Family Kick-Off Crystal J1
Open to all members
Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

7:45am All involved in Opening report to your location!
8:00am – 5:00pm Convention Registration Crystal Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm Auxiliary Store Crystal K
Check out our new online store at alaflstore.org!
8:30am – 12:00pm General Session Crystal J1-J2
10:30am Special Order of Business Crystal J1-J2
Nomination of Department Officers
Nomination of National Convention Delegates
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch Recess
1:30pm – 5:00pm General Session Crystal J1-J2
Year End Reports / Awards
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour Grand Foyer
7:00pm – 10:00pm Commander’s & President’s Banquet Grand Salon 7
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021

7:30am – 8:30am Convention Registration Crystal Registration
8:00am – 4:00pm Auxiliary Store Crystal K
Check out our new online store at alaflstore.org!
8:30am – 12:00pm General Session Crystal J1-J2
10:30am – 12:00pm Special Order of Business Crystal J1-J2
Final Credentials Report – Patty MacDonald
Election of Department Officers 2021-2022
Election of Delegates of National Convention
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Recess
1:15pm Line up for Membership Parade
1:30pm – 5:00pm General Session Crystal J1-J2
Membership Parade
Parade of Checks
Year End Reports
5:00pm – 5:30pm Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

8:30am – 9:00am Religious Service Crystal H
9:15am – 10:15am Installation of Department Officers Crystal J1-J2
10:30am – 12:00pm Post Executive Meeting Crystal J1-J2
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

1:00pm – 4:00pm Registration Canary
2:00pm – 4:00pm Commanders and Adjutants Workshop Canary
Space permitting
7:00pm – 8:30pm Legion Family Kick-Off Crystal J1
Open to all Legion Family Members
Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration (Outside Meeting Room) Canary
8:30am – 9:30am Detachment Executive Committee Meeting Canary
9:30am – 11:00am Detachment Committee and Commission Meetings Canary
11:00am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Opening Session Canary
Committee and Commission Reports Awards
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021

7:30am – 12:00pm Registration (Outside Meeting Room) Canary
8:00am General Session Canary
Memorial Service, Finish Committee and Commission Reports, General Business / Area Caucus’
11:00am – 12:45pm Lunch
12:50pm Election of Detachment Officers Canary
Installation of Officers
2:00pm Post Detachment Executive Committee Meeting Canary
2:30pm – 4:30pm Leadership Workshop / Ambassador Instruction Canary

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