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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Junior Conference

April 14th and 15th, 2018
Chateau, Bloomington

Juniors “Trainees” Are Ready-Set-Gold For Our Veterans!!
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois
64th Annual Department Junior Conference
April 14 & 15, 2018

Chateau Hotel, 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704

What an awesome time the Juniors will have at the 64th Annual Junior Conference at the Chateau Hotel , Blooming-ton, April 14 & 15, 2018. Honorary Department Junior President Alexa Lewis, is hoping to see many familiar faces and make new friends. This year’s registration is free for Juniors! Senior members will pay a $10 registration fee.

Saturday, April 15th: 10:00-12:00 noon will be registration of Juniors & Seniors, contest entries, and flags. Contest judging starts at 12:00 noon. The Conference will start at 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon. During our Saturday ses-sion we will have a “Parade” of items collected for the comfort dogs and/or the veterans (refer to last month’s ALA Today for lists). On Saturday evening we will have our very own Olympic games!! Get busy training because you won’t want to miss all our games and your chance to win a gold medal!!! The” Olympic Games” begin immediately after the evening meal so make sure to send in your meal reservations!! The evening meal will start at 5:30 pm for all attending Juniors, Seniors, and guests. The cost per dinner reservation is $12.00 and the dinner reservation form must be sent in to secure your reservation.

Start training now for those special times of learning, friendship, and fun. Juniors DO NOT need to be part of an organized group to be part of this Conference. They can participate in all contests, run for offices, and join the so-cial activities. A Leadership Training Course will be held during the sessions.

Junior Advisors: Please note that all contest entries MUST be registered by noon Saturday, April 15th as judging starts at 12:00 noon! PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL RULES FOR ALL CONTESTS ARE FOLLOWED TO AVOID ELIMINATION!!!! Flag registration will be from 10:00-12:00 noon on Saturday. All flags and standards must be registered and marked clearly with Unit and District numbers. Color bearers are to wear a white shirt and dark blue or black pants. No shorts. Color bearers are to be ready for the procession of flags at 1:15 pm.

ALL SENIOR MEMBERS: It would be impossible to have a successful Conference without volunteers. Please let me know if you can help at some of the different events throughout the weekend.

Housing reservations are to be made directly with the hotel at the above number. Please mention the American Legion Auxiliary Junior Conference when making your reservation to receive the special rate of $89.00 plus tax. The rate DOES include a hot breakfast. Deadline date for hotel reservations: March 15, 2018.

If your Unit or you personally have not donated to the Department Junior Conference, please do so now. The monetary donation will help make the 64th Annual Department Junior Conference a memorable experience for our Jun-iors…..and Seniors!!