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Illinois VFW Departmental Calendar of Events (subtitle)
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January 25, 2015District 19 Patriot Pen Ceremony
The Nineteenth District will hold their Patriot's Pen dinner on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Batavia Overseas Post 1197 645 S. River St., Batavia, IL 60510. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and lunch begins at 2:00 p.m.
January 25, 2015District 4 Meeting
This Fourth District Meeting scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015 will take place at Central Leyden Post 5979 8664 W. Grand Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171. This meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
January 25, 2015District 6 Meeting
This Sixth District Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Clifford E. Johnson Post 9759, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park, IL 61111. There will be a lunch served at 1:00 pm prior to the meeting at 2:00 pm.
February 1, 2015District 9 Meeting
This Ninth District Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Halterman-Koeppe-McCarrens Post 2470, 1501 N. LaSalle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350. This meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
February 6-8, 20152015 February Council of Administration
State of Illinois VFW will be holding their February Council of Administration Meeting February 6-8, 2015 in Springfield, Illinois. More information will be available later on.
February 7, 20152015 Department Voice of Democracy Banquet
On Saturday, February 7, 2015, State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding their annual banquet to announce the winner for the State Voice of Democracy Program, as well as the State Patriot's Pen Champion! This banquet will take place in Springfield, Illinois.
February 8, 2015District 18 Meeting
District 18 Meeting will be held on Sunday February 8, 2015 at Lockport Post 5788, 1026 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL 60441. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
February 14, 2015District 13 Bowling & Pool Tournament
Thirteenth District Bowling will be held at Noon on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in the Olney Bowling Alley. The Pool Tournament will start around 4:00 p.m. at Olney Memorial Post 4226, 205 N. Walnut St., Olney, IL 62450.
February 14, 2015District 15 Meeting
The Fifteenth District Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Heyde Pillow Post 1301, 201 W. Longstreet Rd., Marion, IL 62959. Joint Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and lunch follows at Noon. The business meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
February 15, 2015District 13 Meeting
The Thirteenth District meeting will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Olney Memorial Post 4226, 205 N. Walnut St., Olney, IL 62450. Joint meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Business meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
February 15, 2015District 7 Meeting
The District 7 Meeting will be held Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Pontiac Post 886, 531 W. Lincoln Ave., Pontiac, IL. Joint Meeting begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
February 15, 2015District 19 Meeting
The Nineteenth District Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Bloomingdale Post 7539, Bloomingdale, IL. The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
February 15, 2015District 5 Meeting
This Fifth District Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Watch City Post 1307, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL 60123. There will be a lunch served at 12:00 pm and the meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
February 15, 2015District 16 Meeting
Sixteenth District Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Midlothian Memorial Post 2580, 14817 S. Pulaski Rd., Midlothian, IL 60445. The business meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m.
March 1, 2015District 17 Meeting
Seventeenth District Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Theodore Hoffman Post 1769, 2304 S. Veterans Dr., Effingham, IL 62401. The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.
March 8, 2015District 10 Meeting
This Tenth District Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015 and will take place at Northenders Post 10302, 2349 Stockyard Road, Springfield, IL 62702. A joint meeting will start at 11:30 am and the business meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
March 8, 2015District 12 Meeting
The Twelfth District Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Kershaw Harmer Post 1306, 8354 S. IL Route 127, Taylor Springs, IL 62089. Lunch will be served; Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
March 8, 2015District 14 Meeting
The Fourteenth District Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Fairview Memorial Post 8677, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, IL 62208. The Dinner Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and the General Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
March 15, 2015District 6 Meeting & Memorial Service
Sixth District will be holding a meeting on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Oregon Post 8739, 1310 W. Washington, IL Oregon, IL 61061. There will be a lunch served at 12:00 pm, the memorial service will begin at 1:00 pm, and the meeting will follow at 2:00 pm. (Make sure have your Poppy Displays setup by 12:00 pm!)
March 15, 2015District 3 Meeting
The Third District Meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015 will take place at Pfc. Ted Stempien Post 8821, 5104 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632. This meeting will start at 1:30 pm.
March 22, 2015District 4 Meeting
The Fourth District Meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2015 will take place at Arlington Post 981, 900 McHenry Road, Wheeling, IL 60090. This meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
April 12, 2015District 18 Convention & Memorial Service
Eighteenth District Convention and Memorial Service will be held on Sunday April 12, 2015 at Harry E. Anderson Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451. The memorial service begins at 1:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.
April 25, 2015District 5 - Spring Frolic
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Fifth District will be hosting their Spring Frolic! This event will take place at Lake Villa Memorial Post 4308, 130 E. Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL 60046. This event is open to everyone. A social hour will begin at 5:00 pm, and the dinner will begin at 6:00 pm.
May 2, 2015District 12 Americanism Banquet
The Twelfth District Americanism Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alton Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton, IL 62002. The social hour will be at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.
May 2, 2015District 15 Convention
Fifteenth District Convention is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 and will be held at Carroll P. Foster Post 3455, 70 VFW Lane, Anna, IL 62906. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at Noon. The business meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
May 3, 2015District 8 Convention
The Eighth District Convention will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Factory City Post 8078, 200 W. 5th Street, Kewanee, IL 61443. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm and a joint meeting will follow at 1:30 pm.
May 3, 2015 District 9 Convention
Ninth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Roy L. King Post 1232, 15665 VFW Road, Pekin, IL 61554. This meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
May 3, 2015District 10 Convention
The Tenth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Havana Post 6408, 415 W. Adams St., Havana, IL 62644. Joint meeting is at 11:00 am, lunch at 12:00 Noon and the meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
May 3, 2015District 12 Convention
The Twelfth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alton Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton, IL 62002. Parade at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
May 3, 2015District 14 Convention
The Fourteenth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Randolph County Post 2698, 1911 N. Market St., Sparta, IL 62286. The Dinner Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the General Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
May 3, 2015District 16 Convention
Sixteen District convention will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Steger Honor 11 Post 8283, 3332 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL 60475. The business meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.
May 3, 2015District 17 Convention
District Seventeen convention will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Walter Jones Post 2876, 9-11 S. Main St., Villa Grove, IL 61956. The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.
May 3, 2015District 18 Loyalty Day Parade
Eighteenth District Loyalty Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Harry E. Anderson Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
May 9, 2015District 13 Bowling & Pool Tournament
The Thirteenth District Bowling will be held at Noon on May 9, 2015 in the Flora Bowling Alley. The Pool Tournament will be held around 4:00 p.m. at Leslie Edgar Etchason Post 3999, 128 E. 2nd St., Flora, IL 62839.
May 10, 2015District 13 Convention
The Thirteenth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Leslie Edgar Etchason Post 3999, 128 E. 2nd St., Flora, IL 62839. The joint meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. The business meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
May 17, 2015District 3 Convention
The Third District Convention is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015 and will take place at Johnson Phelps Post 5220, 9514 S. 52nd Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. This meeting will start at 1:30 pm.
May 17, 2015District 4 Convention
The Fourth District Convention is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015 and will take place at Berwyn Post 2378, 2622 S. Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546. This meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
May 17, 2015District 6 Convention & Loyalty Day Ceremony
Sixth District will be holding their convention and Loyalty Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Ross Pearson Post 5149, 922 7th Street, Rockford, IL 61104. The Loyalty Day Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am and a lunch will be served at 12:00 pm. There will be a Time & Place Meeting at 1:00 pm with the District Meeting to follow at 2:00 pm.
May 17, 2015District 7 Convention
District 7 will hold its Convention Sunday, May 17, 2015 at John H. Kraus Post 454, 1006 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington, IL. The Joint Meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The Business Meeting begins at 1 p.m.
May 17, 2015 District 5 Convention
The Fifth District Convention is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015 and will take place at Winthrop Harbor Memorial Post 7448, 1112 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096. There will be a lunch served at 12:00 pm, and a meeting to follow at 1:00 pm.
May 17, 2015District 19 Convention
Nineteenth District Convention will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Sycamore Post 5768, 121 S. California St., Sycamore, IL 60178. The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
June 11-14, 201594th Annual State Convention
Veterans of Foreign Wars State of Illinois' 94th Annual Convention will take place in Springfield, June 11-14, 2015. Further details will be available at a later date.
August 7-9, 20152015 August Council of Administration
State of Illinois VFW will be holding their August Council of Administration Meeting August 7-9, 2015. Reservations can be made through State Headquarters, (217) 529-6688.


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