(updated 8/12/2019)

The 2019 Wisconsin Department Convention, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Legion’s existance, is now history. Around 750 members, from Legion Posts all around the great State of Wisconsin were in attendance during this four day event.

Details follow on this Wisconsin Department American Legion Annual Convention hosted by Madison Legion Post 501, Marriott Convention Center, Middleton, WI, July 17-21, 2019.

Please click on the link below which takes you to the registration materials and schedules at the American Legion Department of Wisconsin website.

Our convention was scheduled for the July 17 -21, 2019. and was held again at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Middleton, WI. It was a great time to network with Legionnaires, Auxiliary, SAL and Legion Riders from all over this great state. As in the past, there were raffles, 50-50 on both Friday and Saturday, silent auctions, and some major items for bidding.

We needed able bodies, and many stepped up, to assist on two days before the convention proper, and on 1 day following the convention conclusion to assist in setting up and clearing out the Legion materials from the Convention Center. Needs for this can be found previously in another page, the SPECIAL EVENTS tab for details, timing, dates and person power needed. There were three critical days, needing around 6-8 folks in each period, to meet the workload. Each day required about 2 hours of labor.

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The above photo of Dr. Leland Judd, D.D.S. and Legionnaires Christine & William Robbins, is provided here in recognition for the support from the Clinic, Dentristry By Design, McFarland, WI, for his donation to the WI American Legion Dept. of WI Annual Convention, July, 2019.

Lets all work together to make this the best Convention ever. Remember, what happens at the Convention in Middleton WI, in July 2019 anyway, stays at the Convention. See you there. Don’t miss it.

You will also find on the Wisconsin Department website for further update and details. Just click on the link found on this website’s Legion Resources tab.

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WI American Legion 2019 Convention Executive Committee
Members: (back row L to R) Rich Ruland, Dustin Sherdian, Bill Robbins
(front row L to R) Chris Robbins, Cdr. Thomas Stolarczyk, President & Chairman Phil Ingwell, Keith Lovell
Absent, but critical members: Gene Sheets, Bud Mautz, Rebecca Lovell, Jerry Schultz, Mary Lloyd

The following information summarizes the 2016 Annual Wisconsin Legion Convention as past history.  It was a very successful event - the new Wisconsin Department officers have been elected and effectively installed, and the Legion business is firmly in hand.  We move forward in facing the challenges the future years will offer.  Thanks to all who provided the support to make this Convention a success.

Post 501 was proud to sponsor the Wisconsin American Legion Annual Convention on July 14-17, 2016, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Middleton, WI.  This exciting 4-day event offered numerous opportunities for Legionnaires, SAL, and the Auxiliary members to learn new ideas for retention of current members and recruiting for membership.  There were opportunities to win silent auction items, to participate in the raffles for a wide screen TV and gas grill, a daily 50/50 raffle, numerous Auxiliary gift baskets, and just personal networking with fellow Legionnaires and Veterans.*

WI American Legion 2016 Convention Executive Committee

WI American Legion 2016 Convention Executive Committee

We of American Legion Post 501 look forward to meeting and exceeding the challenges in celebration of our 100 years of legion history in servicing our veteran families, at the next Annual Convention. We look forward to seeing you all there, standing tall.