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Illinois VFW Departmental Calendar of Events (subtitle)
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Sunday, 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 Road, New Lenox, IL 60451. The memorial service begins at 1:00 pm and the meeting begins at 2:00 pm.
Saturday, 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.
Saturday, 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 Street, Alton, IL 62002. The social hour will be at 5:00 pm, and the dinner will begin at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, May 2, 2015District 15 Convention
Fifteenth District Convention is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. It will be held at Carroll P. Foster Post 3455, 70 VFW Lane, Anna, IL 62906. The joint meeting will begin at 11:00 am, followed by lunch at 12:00 pm, and the business meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2015District 11 Convention
Third District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Farmer City Post 6190, 108 S. Main Street, Farmer City, IL 61842 at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, 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. Their meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2015District 10 Convention
The Tenth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Havana Post 6408, 415 W. Adams Street, Havana, IL 62644. Joint meeting is at 11:00 am, lunch will follow at 12:00 pm, and the meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2015District 12 Convention
The Twelfth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alton Post 1308, 4445 Alby Street, Alton, IL 62002. There will be a parade at 12:30 pm, and the meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, 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 Street, Sparta, IL 62286. Food will be served at 11:30 am, and the general meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2015District 16 Convention
Sixteenth District Convention is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Steger Honor 11 Post 8283, 3332 Chicago Road, Steger, IL 60475. The business meeting begins at 2:00 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2015District 17 Convention
District Seventeenth Convention will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Walter Jones Post 2876, 9-11 S. Main Street, Villa Grove, IL 61956. The meeting begins at 2:00 pm.
Sunday, 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.
Saturday, May 9, 2015District 13 - Bowling and Pool Tournament
Thirteenth District's bowling tournament will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Flora Bowling Alley. Their pool tournament will be held approximately 4:00 pm at Leslie Edgar Etchason Post 3999, 128 E. 2nd Street, Flora, IL 62839.
Sunday, May 10, 2015District 13 Convention
Thirteenth District will hold their convention on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Leslie Edgar Etchason Post 3999, 128 E. 2nd Street, Flora, IL 62839. The joint meeting will begin at 10:30 am with lunch to follow. The business meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 Sunday, 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.
Sunday, May 17, 2015District 19 Convention
Nineteenth District will hold its convention on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2500 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. The meeting begins at 1:00 pm. Please note, a continental breakfast will be served at Sycamore Post 5768 at 11:00 am. Following installation of all officers, a dinner will be held at the Post as well.
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.
July 18-22, 2015National Convention (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is holding their annual National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.
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August 7-9, 2015Council of Administration
The Council of Administration Meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL.
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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.
August 7-9, 2015State Commander and Deptartment President's Homecoming
The State Commander and Ladies Auxiliary Department President are holding a joint homecoming at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL.
August 9, 2015Veteran's Day, Illinois State Fair
Veteran's Day will be observed at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL.
September 19, 2015Service Office Seminar
The Service Office Seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Express located in East Peoria, IL.
September 26, 2015Illinois Day
Illinois Day will be observed at the National Home For Children, located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
October 1-3, 2015Commander-in-Chief's Homecoming
The Commander-in-Chief will hold his Homecoming in Pittsburgh, PA.
October 15-18, 2015Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference this year will be held in Bettendorf, IA.
November 6-8, 2015Council of Administration Meeting
The Council of Administration Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express located in East Peoria, IL.
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November 6-8, 2015Illinois VFW Anniversary
The Department of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is celebrating its 95th Anniversary.
February 10-14, 2016Mid-Winter Council of Administration Meeting
The February Council of Administration meeting will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, located in Springfield, IL.
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Frebruary 10-14, 2016Voice of Democracy, Lincoln Pilgrimage
The Lincoln Pilgrimage and the Voice of Democracy Banquet will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, located in Springfield, IL.
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