Washington Conference Information - The American Legion

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November

30
,

2012



MEMORANDUM

TO:

National

Officers


Past

National

Commanders


National

Executive

Committeemen


Commission

and

Committee

Chairmen


Department

Commanders


Department

Adjutants


Department

Service

Officers


Executive

Directors


Division

Directors


FROM:

Daniel

S.

Wheeler



National

Adjutant


SUBJECT:

WASHINGTON

CONFERENCE






The

201
3

Washington

Conference

will

be

held

February

2
4
-
27

at

the

Washington

Hilton,

1919

Connecticut

Avenue,

NW,

Washington,

D.C.
,

2000
9
.

This

informational

memo

is

not

an

official

call
-
in.

Those

called

to

the

Washington

Conference

will

receive

a

separate

call

letter.


Tickets to the February 25
ANAVICUS

breakfast

($40 each) must be purchased in advance.
Order forms will be sent to members, and tickets
will

be

mailed
prior

to

the

Washington

Conference.

For information, contact the National Security division at 202
-
263
-
5765.


In preparation for your Hill visits, the Legislative Commission will host a “Know Before

You Go”
briefing on Monday, February 25, at 4:00 p.m. This primer will be essential in preparing your
delegation on The American Legion talking points before your visits.


On

Tuesday,

February 26
,

Commander

Koutz
will

host

t
he

Commander’s

Call

beginning

at

8:30

a.m
.

All

conference

attendees

are

encouraged

to

visit

their

elected

congressional

members

following

the

conclusi
on of the session at 11:30 a.m.


The National Commander’s Public Relations awards luncheon w
ill be held Wednesday,
February

27, at 12:15 p.m. A cash bar will open at 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $50 each and
will

be

available

for

pick
-
up

at

the

Public

Relations

o
ffice

in

the

Fairchild

Room,

t
errace

l
evel

(see

office

hours

on

the

next

page)
.

If you have questions about the luncheon
, please contact
Public
Relations

at 317
-
630
-
1253.


A schedule of meetings and a
hotel

reservation

sheet

are
attached.
201
3

Washington

Conference

-

Schedule

of

Meetings

Washington

Hilton

1919

Connecticut

Ave.,

NW,

Washington,

DC

20009



All

National

Headquarters

staff

offices
,

with

the

exception

of

Finance,

will

be

in

the

Fairchild

Room,

Terrace

l
evel
.

Finance

will

be

in

the

Dupont

Room,

Terrace

level.

Hours

for

staff

offices

are

as

follows:


Sunday,

February

24

8:00

a.m.

to

4:30

p.m.

Monday,

February

25

8:00

a.m.

to

4:30

p.m.

Tuesday,

February

26

8:00

a.m.

to

4:30

p.m.

Wednesday,

February

27

8:00

a.m.

to

12:00

n
oon




MEETINGS

AND

EVENTS


Sunday,

Februar
y

24

1:00

p.m.

Veterans

Education

Symposium

Georgetown

Room,

concourse

level

4:00
-
6:00

p.m.

Reception hosted by

National

Commander

Candidates

American

Legion

Post

180
,

Vienna,
Virginia


Monday,

February

2
5

7:00

a.m.

ANAVICUS

Breakfast

Columbia 3
-
4
-
6
-
8, terrace
level

8:30

a.m.

Veterans

Affairs

&

Rehabilitation

Commission

International

Ballroom

West,

concourse

level

9:00

a.m.

Economic

Commission

Columbia 10, terrace
level

9:00

a.m.

Finance

Commission

Georgetown

West
,

concourse

level

9:00

a.m.

Legislative

Commission

Columbia 11
-
12, terrace
level

9:00

a.m.

National

Security

/

Foreign

Relations

Commissions
Joint

Meeting

International

Ballroom

East,

concourse

level

9:00

a.m.

Public

Relations

Commission

Embassy Room, terrace
level

1:3
0

p.m.

Americanism

/

Children

&

Youth

Commissions

Georgetown
East,

concourse

level

1:30 p.m.

POW/MIA
Update

International Ballroom East, concourse
level

4:00

p.m.

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Wedn
esday, February 27

8:30

a.m.

Economic

Commission

Jefferson West
Room,

concourse

level

8:30

a.m.

Foreign

Relations

Commission

Gunston Room
,

terrace

level

8:30

a.m.

National

Security

Commission

Lincoln West Room
,

concourse

level

8:30

a.m.

Veterans

Affairs

&

Rehabilitation

Commission

Jefferson East Room
,

concourse

level

9:00 a.m.

Business Development Workshop

Georgetown Room, concourse level

12:15 p.m.

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National

Commander’s

Public

Relations

Luncheon



February

2
7
,

201
3


A

luncheon

honoring

the

20
1
3
National

Commander’s

Public

Relations

Award

recipient

will

be

held

on

Wednesday,

February 27
,

at

12:15

p.m.

in

the

International

Ballroom

Center

and East,
concourse level
. A cash bar precedes the
luncheon beginning at 11:15 a.m.


Cost

of

the

luncheon

is

$5
0

per

person
.

T
ables

are

rounds

of

ten.

Checks

should

be

payable

to

The

American

Legion.

Seating

will

be

based

on

the

order

in

which

tickets

requests/p
ayment

are

received
.

National

Headquarters

will

provide

ticket
s

for

P
ast

National

Commanders,

20
1
2
-
13
National

Officers,

Commission

Chairmen

and

the

Membership

&

Post

Activities

Chairman
.


In

order

to

make

preliminary

arrangements,

we

need

information

concerning

the

number

of

Legionnaires

attending.

Please

complete

the

form

below

and

mail

it

t
o

the

following

address

by

February

1
:



Joe

March


Public

Relations

Director


The

American

Legion


PO

Box

1055


Indianapolis,

IN

46206





NAME:




DEPARTMENT:





Please

reserve

_____

tickets

for

the

2013
National

Commander’s

Public

Relations

luncheon

at



$50

each
.

Enclosed

is

a

check

in

the

amount

of

$________
.

Washington Conference Housing Information



Washington

Hilton

1919

Connecticut

Avenue,

NW

Washington,

DC

20009

202
-
483
-
3000


Reservations

Information

Cutoff date for a room reservation is
January
22
, 2013
. After this date, the rate listed below
cannot be guaranteed. All reservations require a first night’s deposit, including the 14.5 percent

tax for each room, to
hold a reservation. Deposits are refundable if the reservation is cancelled
72 hours in advance of the arrival date. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee of one

night’s room and tax should advise the Washington Hilton at or before check
-
in of an
y change
in planned length of stay.


Room Rate Information (Please add 14.5% tax to the rates listed below)

Run of House: $20
9

(1 person), $21
9

(2 people),
$249

(3 people),
$269

(4 people)

Executive Level: $2
66

(1 person), $2
76

(2 people), $2
96

(3 people), $3
26

(4 people)

Suite requests should be directed to
Bridget Robinson

-

(317) 630
-
1292 or

brobinson@legion.org


How To Make A Reservation



Online:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAWHHH
-
AML
-
20130219/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

-

Group code AML



By phone: Call 1
-
800
-
HILTONS and ask for the group rate for The American Legio
n
Washington Conference at the Washington Hilton or provide the following group code:
AML.


Should you have difficulty making a reservation, please contact the National Convention office
at 317
-
630
-
1292
.