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Sunday, April 24, 2016UPDATED | Ninth District Convention
Ninth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, April 24, 2016. It will begin at 1:00 pm, and a lunch will follow. Their convention will take place at Lawrence J. Cross Post 2602, 1505 E. Lake Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616.
Saturday, April 30, 2016Fourteenth District's Loyalty Day Ceremony
Fourteenth District will be holding its Loyalty Day Ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Poppy displays are to be turned in by 10:00 am! A parade will begin at 12:00 pm, and their memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm. This Loyalty Day Ceremony will take place at Caseyville Memorial Post 1117, 415 N. Long Street, Caseyville, IL 62232.
Saturday, April 30, 2016Fifteenth District Convention
Fifteenth District will hold its convention on Saturday, April 30, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:00 am, lunch will follow, and a business meeting will start at 1:00 pm. It will take place at Harry H. Kinman Post 2671, 311 S. Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.
Sunday, May 1, 2016Thirteenth District Convention
Thirteenth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:00 am, and the business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. This meeting will take place at Wayne County Memorial Post 4535, 201 E. Court street, Fairfield, IL 62837.
Sunday, May 01, 2016Tenth District Convention
Tenth District will hold its convention on Sunday, May 01, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:30 am, and a business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Havanna Post 6408, 415 W. Adams Street, Havana, IL 62644.
Sunday, May 01, 2016Eleventh District Convention
Eleventh District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 01, 2016. A lunch will begin at 11:30 am, and the meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Pana Post 4431, 107 N. Poplar Street, Pana, IL 62557.
Sunday, May 01, 2016Fourteenth District Convention
Fourteenth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 01, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:30 am, and the business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Caseyville Memorial Post 1117, 415 N. Long Street, Caseyville, IL 62232.
Sunday, May 01, 2016Seventeenth District Convention
Seventeenth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 01, 2016. A social hour will begin at 1:00 pm, and a meeting will follow at 1:30 pm. Their convention will take place at Crawford County Post 4549,712 E. Main Street, Robinson, IL 62454.
Sunday, May 01, 2016UPDATED | Sixteenth District Convention
Sixteenth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 01, 2016. It will begin at 2:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Benjamin O. Davis Post 311, 22341 Governors Highway, Richton Park, IL 60471.
Sunday, May 01, 2016Eighteenth District's Loyalty Day Ceremony
Eighteenth District will be holding its Loyalty Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 01, 2016. Those participating in the parade must line up at 1:00 pm. A lunch will follow at 3:30 pm. Their Loyalty Day Ceremony will take place at Harry E. Anderson Post 9545,323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox, IL 60451.
Saturday, May 7, 2016NEW UPDATE | Twelfth District Convention and Americanism Banquet
Twelfth District will hold its convention on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Wood River Post 2859, 231 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, IL 62095. Their poppy judging will start at 10:00 am. Their Loyalty Day Parade will begin at 12:30 pm. The meeting will follow 1:00 pm. The Americanism Awards Banquet will start at 4:00 pm.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Seventh District Convention
Seventh District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 15, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:00 am, and the business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at John H. Kraus Post 454, 1006 E. Lincoln Street, Bloomington, IL 61701.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Fifth District Convention
Fifth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 15, 2016. A joint meeting will begin at 11:00 am, and the business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Winthrop Harbor Post 7448, 1112 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Fourth District Convention
Fourth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 15, 2016. A meeting will begin at 1:00 pm. Their convention will take place at Central Leyden Post 5979, 8664 Grand Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Third District Convention
Third District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 15, 2016. A meeting will begin at 1:00 pm, and a lunch will follow at 3:30 pm. Their convention will take place at McDonald Linn-Chicago Ridge Post 177, 10537 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Sixth District Convention and Loyalty Day Ceremony
Sixth District will be holding its convention and Loyalty Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The program for their Loyalty Day Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am. A lunch will be served at 12:00 pm. The Time & Place Meeting will start at 1:00 pm, and the District meeting will follow at 2:00 pm. These events will take place at Moseley Loewe Post 998, 1802 E. Shawnee Street, Freeport, IL 61032.
Sunday, May 15, 2016Nineteenth District Convention
Nineteenth District will hold its convention on Sunday, May 15, 2016. A brunch will begin at 11:00 am, and a meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. This will take place at Leon Richardt Post 6791, 431 N. Neltnor Boulevard, West Chicago, IL 60185. This convention will be hosted by Bartlett Post 11018.
Sunday, May 22, 2016Eighth District Convention
Eighth District will be holding its convention on Sunday, May 22, 2016. A lunch will begin at 12:00 pm, and a meeting will follow at 1:30 pm. Their convention will take place at Don Cherry Post 5083, 223 S. State Street, Geneseo, IL 61254.
June 16-19, 2016VFWIL 95th Convention
The State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting its 95th Annual State Convention at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre 700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701. A tentative agenda will be released in April's General Orders. To make your room accommodations, please click on "General Orders, Forms, Online Reporting" in the side menu. The forms can be found under the "Reservations" portion of the page.
August 12-14, 2016August Council of Administration
The August Council of Administration will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Collinsville - St. Louis, 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. Please keep an eye on our General Orders for reservation information and a tentative schedule.
September 16-17, 2016Service Officer Seminar
Our annual Service Officer Seminar will take place September 16-17, 2016. Further information will be disclosed at a later date.
September 24, 2017Illinois Day - at National Home
This year, Illinois Day will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2017 at Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Further details will be announced at a later date.
February 10-12, 2017February Council of Administration
The February Council of Administration will take place at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hote1, 700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Please keep an eye on our General Orders for reservation information and a tentative schedule.
June 15-18, 2017VFWIL 96th Convention
The State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting its 96th Annual State Convention at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Further details will be released at a later date.


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