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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Department Junior Conference

The Cadets are Always in Training to Serve our Veterans!
American Legion Department of Illinois
63rd Annual Department Junior Conference
April 22 & 23, 2017
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton
701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

We hope the Juniors will have a wonderful time at the 63rd Annual Junior Conference at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, April 22 & 23, 2017. Honorary Department Junior President Nicole Kuhl is hoping to see many familiar faces and make many new friends. This year registration is free for the Juniors! Senior members will pay a $10 registration. 

Saturday, April 22th: 9:30– 12:00 noon will be registration of Juniors & Seniors, contest entries, and flags. We will have a leadership training course for all Juniors interested from 10 - 11:30. Contest Judging starts at 12:00 noon. The Conference will start at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, there will be many fun activities planned for everyone in attendance so please plan to attend. The evening meal will be at 6:00 for all attending Juniors, Seniors, and guests. The cost per dinner ticket is $15 and the dinner registration form must be sent in to secure your reservation.

The Conference resumes on Sunday morning with a brief worship service and a memorial service. The annual graduation ceremony will take place as well as the Installation of Honorary Department Junior Officers and District Junior Presidents.

We hope to see many familiar faces and many new faces at Junior Conference so please start planning now to attend. Juniors do NOT need to be part of an organized group to be a part of this Conference. They can participate in all contests, run for offices, and join the social activities.

Junior Advisors: Please note that all contest entries MUST be registered by noon on Saturday, April 22nd as judging starts at 12:00 noon! Flag registration will be from 11:00 – 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 blouse and black pants. No shorts. Color bearers are to be ready for the procession of flags at 1:15.

ALL SENIOR MEMBERS! Junior Conference wouldn’t be a success without your support and attendance. 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 number listed above. Please mention the Auxiliary Junior Conference when making your reservation to receive the special rate of $105.00 plus tax. Deadline date for hotel reservations: March 31, 2017.

If your Unit, or you personally, have not donated to the Department Junior Conference Fund, please do so. The monetary donations will help make this 63rd Annual Department Junior Conference a memorable experience for our Juniors – and Seniors!


Junior Conference Registration Junior Conference Graduation and Memorial Service Information Junior Conference Dinner Reservation Junior Conference Offices and Appointments 

Phone: 309-663-9366
Fax: 309-663-5827
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