Department Convention

Thursday July 20 to Sat, July 22, 2017

Syracuse,  New York

2017 Final Convention Call

Convention Map

2017 Convention Housing Forms
(fillable when opened in adobe acrobat)

Return completed form to :

or mail to:
Visit Syracuse Housing Department
115 West Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13202


National Convention

August 18 to Saturday, August 24, 2017

Reno, Nevada

Click here to register for the national convention today!
Please click here to download the registration form with the ALA Dinner and Woman of the Year Luncheon Reservation form.  Please note the dates as there is only one week between Department and National Convention to place the ticket order and registration.
This year, The American Legion is not handling the housing forms.  Members planning to need to either log onto the link provided on the Registration form or call the hotel directly to make your housing reservation.    The Department of New York was assigned The Peppermill Resort.
You can visit the housing registration website by clicking here Or call 1-866-821-9996  and use Reservation Code MTMLNY7
***Please make sure if you call you use the code provided.
If you are planning to order tickets for The American Legion National Commanders Dinner or Legion registration, you must use the Legion’s form found on the NY Legion website and send separate checks respectively by clicking here.
Please mail all ALA checks and registration forms to ALA, Department of New York, 112 State Street, Suite 1310, Albany, NY 12207.

If you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact the ALA NY Department Office.

About National Convention

The American Legion Auxiliary’s National Convention can be likened to both a political party convention and a family reunion. Auxiliary members from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, together with members of The American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion, meet annually to set national priorities to guide their organizations in the coming year. We celebrate our successes, present resolutions for a vote, and elect a new national leadership team. Educational sessions and updates from our national committee chairmen provide attendees with valuable tools and information to take back to their departments and units. While at the convention, we also develop new friendships through our common bond of serving veterans in other parts of the country and even the world. The National Convention experience is the Auxiliary at its best.

Auxiliary National Convention Delegates

Delegates to the National Convention are selected by departments. Each department is entitled to send five delegates and one additional delegate for each 1,500 members or major fraction thereof, whose current dues have been received by the national treasurer 30 days prior to the convention. All past national presidents in good standing with their local units are life delegates-at-large. Members of the National Executive Committee are also delegates-at-large. Each delegate is entitled to one vote, and a quorum exists when 60 percent of the departments are represented.