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July 22-26VFW National Convention
National Convention is in New Orleans LA this year.
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Saturday August 5th, 201716th District Meeting
The 16th District will hold their meeting at Benjamin O. Davis Post #311, 22341 Governors Highway, Richton Park IL 60471. Lunch and the Joint Meeting will begin at 12:00noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 201717th District Meeting
The 17th District will meet at Mattoon Post 4325, 1220 S. 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938. The Business Meeting will begin at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow.
Sunday 6 August 20179th District Meeting
The Ninth District meeting will be held at Bartonville Post 3883, 4518 S. Lafayette Avenue, Bartonville IL 61607. The meeting begins at 1:00p.m. Lunch will follow the meeting.
August 10-13, 2017Council of Administration
The August Council of Administration Meeting will be held in Collinsville IL at the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis. The Commander's Homecoming will be held on Saturday August 12th in O'Fallon IL. Tickets are available through the Commander or the Department Headquarters.
Sunday August 13, 201712th District Meeting
The 12th District will meet at Stage Depot Post #976, 123 W. Market Street, Troy IL 62294. Lunch will begin at 11:30am. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
August 17-20National Commander's Homecoming
The Commander-in-Chief's Homecoming will be held in Cincinnati OH
Saturday August 19, 2017District 15 Meeting
District 15 will hold their meeting at Saline Post 3479, 1201 Veterans Drive, Eldorado IL 62930. Joint meeting starts at 11:30am, lunch is at Noon and the District Meeting starts at 1:00pm
Sunday August 20, 201713th District Meeting
The District Meeting will be held at the Ambraw Post 2244, 511 12th Street, Lawrenceville IL 62439. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, Lunch at Noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday August 20, 201718th District Meeting
The 18th District will meet at Stone City Post #2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet IL 60436. The Joint Meeting and lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday August 20, 20178th District Meeting
The 8th District will meet at Ybarra-Gomez Post 8890, 1810 1st Street, East Moline IL 61244. Lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday August 20, 201719th District Meeting
The 19th District will meet at Post 2377 Glendale Heights Post, 142 E. Army Train Road, Glendale Heights IL 60139 The Meeting will be hosted by Bloomingdale VFW # 7539. Social Hour will begin at 11:30am. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday August 20, 20175th District Meeting
The 5th District will meet at lake Villa Memorial Post 4308, 130 E. Grand Avenue, Lake Villa IL 60046. Lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday, August 20, 20177th District Meeting
The 7th District will meet at Gung Ho Post #6750, 675 N. Ohio Street, Rantoul IL 61866. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, lunch at noon and the Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Saturday September 9, 201718th District Picnic
The 18th District Picnic will be at the Frankfort Memorial Post #1493, 22057 Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort IL 60423.
Sunday 10 Sep 201711th District Meeting
The meeting will be held at Post Pana Post #4431, 107 N. Poplar St. Pana IL 62557. Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon. The District meeting will begin at 1:00p.m.
Sunday 10 September 201710th District Meeting
The 10th District will meet at the Havana Post 6408, 415 W. Adams Street, Havana IL 62644. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:30am. Lunch will be at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday September 10, 201714th District Meeting
The 14th District will meet at the Kaskaskia Post #3553, 939 State Street, chester IL 62233. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30am, lunch is at noon. The Business Meeting begins at 1:000pm
September 16, 2017Service Officer Seminar
The Service Officer Seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn in East Peoria IL.
Sunday, September 17, 20176th District Meeting
The 6th District will meet at Moseley-Loewe Post #998, 1802 E. Shawnee Street, Freeport Il 61032. The Business meeting will begin at 2:00pm.
Sunday September 17, 20173rd District Meeting
District 3 will hold their quarterly meeting at PFC Ted M. Stempien Post 8821, 5104 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Business meeting starts at 1:30, lunch to follow.
Sunday October 8, 20174th District Meeting
The 4th District will meet at Niles Memorial Post #3579, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 100, Niles IL 60714. The meeting begins at 1:00pm.
Sunday, October 8, 201718th District Bingo at Manteno
The 18th District will hold and sponsor a BINGO at the Manteno Veteran's Home, 1 Veteran's Drive, Manteno IL 60950. Members should arrive at 1:00pm. Bingo runs from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
October 13-15Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference will be held in Minneapolis MN.
Saturday 14 October 201716 District Commander and President Reception
Formally known as the "Kickoff Dinner" this event will be at Bremen Post #2791, 17147 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park IL 60477. Social Hour will begin at 3:00pm with Dinner at 4:00pm. This annual fundraising dinner is open to anyone who purchases a ticket. Casual Attire.
October 21, 2017Membership Seminar/70th Anniversary of the founding of the USAF
The Department of Illinois will hold a Membership Seminar at Scott Post #4183. Later that day we will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the greatest branch of the US Military; the USAF. More details to follow
October 28, 2017Auxiliary President's Homecoming
More details to follow.
Sunday October 29th 20179th District Meeting
The Ninth District will meet at Marseilles Memorial Post # 5506, 571 Rutland Street, Marseilles IL 61341. Breakfast will begin at 11:00am. The meeting will begin at Noon.
October 31, 2017DUE DATES
VOD, Patriots Pen and Teacher of the Year entries are due at Posts by this date.
Saturday 4 Nov 2017District 15 Meeting
District 15 will hold their meeting at Carroll P. Foster Post 3455, 70 VFW Lane, Anna Il 62906. The Joint meeting will begin at 11:30am, lunch at noon and the District Meeting at 1:00pm
Saturday 4 November 2017Sixteenth District Meeting
The 16th District will hold their District Meeting at Midlothian Memorial Post #2580, 14817 S. Pulaski, Midlothian IL 60445. Lunch and the Joint Meeting will begin at 12:00noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm
Sunday 5 Nov 201713th District Meeting
The District Meeting will be held at the Olney Memorial Post 4226, 205 N. Walnut Street, Olney IL The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, Lunch at Noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday November 5, 201718th District Meeting
The 18th District will meet at Cantigny Post #367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet IL 60435. The Joint Meeting and lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday 5 Nov 201711th District Meeting
The Eleventh District Meeting will be held at Farmer City Post 6190, 108 S. Main Street, Farmer City Il 61842 on 5 November 2017. Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday November 5, 201710th District Meeting
The 10th District will meet at the Chatham Post 4763, 501 W. Mulberry Street, Chatham IL 62629. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:30am. Lunch will be at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday 5 Nov 201717th District Meeting
The 17th District will meet at the Cumberland County Post #4598, 106 s. Mill, Greenup IL 62428. The Business Meeting will begin at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow.
Sunday, November 12, 201712th District Meeting
The 12th District will meet at Staunton Post #1241, 120 E. Henry Street, Staunton IL 62088. Lunch will begin at 11:30am. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday, November 12, 201714th District Meeting
The 14th District will meet at the Metzger-Crook Post #6504, 406 Veterans Drive, Waterloo IL 62298. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30am, lunch is at noon. The Business Meeting begins at 1:000pm
Sunday November 19, 20178th District Meeting
The 8th District will meet at Factory City Post 8078, 200 W. 5th Street, Kewanee IL Lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday November 19, 201719th District Meeting
The 19th District will meet at Montgomery Memorial Post # 7452, 121 N. River Road, Montgomery IL 60538. Social Hour will begin at 11:30am. the Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday November 19, 20175th District Meeting
The 5th District will meet at lake Winthrop Harbor Memorial Post 7448, 1112 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096. Lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday, November 19, 20176th Meeting and Past Presidents/Commanders Banquet
This 6th District function will be at Roscoe Post #2955, 11385 2nd Street, Roscoe IL 61073. The Banquet begins at Noon. The awards program starts at 1:00pm. The Business Meeting starts at 2:00pm.
Sunday November 19th3rd District Meeting
District 3 will hold its quarterly Meeting at McDonald Linn-Chicago Ridge Post 177, 10537 S. Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Business meeting starts at 1:30 pm. Lunch to follow.
Sunday November 19, 20177th District Meeting
The 7th District will meet at the John H. Kraus Post 454, 1006 E. Lincoln Street, Bloomington IL 61701. The Joint meeting will begin at 11:00am, Lunch will be at noon. the Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Saturday December 2, 201714th District Voice of Democracy Banquet
The Awards Banquet will be held at Coulterville Post 6865, 511 VFW Street, Coulterville IL 62237. There will be a short social hour followed by dinner. Awards will be given after dinner. Time TBA
Saturday 6 January 201816th District VOD Banquet
The banquet will be held at Bremen Post #2791, 17147 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park IL 60477. Social Hour will begin at 5:00pm. Dinner and the VOD Awards Program will being at 6:00pm
Saturday January 6, 201810 District Voice of Democracy Awards
The 10th District VOD Awards will be presented at Northenders Post 10302, 2349 Stockyard Road, Springfield IL 62702. Social Hour will be from 11:00am till noon. Lunch will be from noon to 1:00pm. Awards will be presented at 1:00pm
Saturday 6 Jan 201813th District VOD and Patriot's Pen Awards
The awards ceremony will take place at Central Post 2055, 1826 S. Pine Street, Centralia IL 62801. Lunch begins at 1:00pm, the Awards begin at 2:00pm.
Saturday, January 7th 201811th District Meeting
The Eleventh District will hold their meeting at Taylorville Post #4495, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville IL 62052. Lunch will begin at 12:00noon. The Joint Meeting will begin at 1:00pm. The District Meeting will begin at 1:15pm.
Sunday, January 7, 201817th District Meeting
The 17th District will meet at Casey Post #5762, 300 S. Central, Casey IL 62420. The Business Meeting will begin at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow.
Saturday, January 13, 201812th District Banquet and Awards
The banquet will be held at Wood River Post #2859, 231 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River IL 62095. Dinner will be at 6:00pm with awards beginning at 7:00pm.
Saturday, 13 Jan 201819th District Voice of Democracy
The 19th District will present their Voice of Democracy awards at Alta Vista Banquet, 430 N. Addison Road, Addison IL 60101. Meet and greet will begin at 6:00pm. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm with awards to follow.
Saturday January 13, 20185th District VOD and Patriot's Pen Awards
The 5th District Awards will be presented at Antioch Sequoit Post 4551, 75 North Ave, Antioch Il 60002. Social Hour begins at 5:00pm with Dinner at 6:00pm. Awards will be presented immediately following dinner.
Saturday, January 13, 20186th District VOD and Patriot's Pen Banquet
The 6th District VOD/Patriot's Pen Banquet will be held at the John Hugo Kaiser Post #1461, 13310 W. Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere IL 61008. Social Hour begins at 5:00pm, dinner is at 6:00pm.
Sunday, January 14, 201812th District Meeting
The 12th District will meet at Wood River Post #2859, 231 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River IL 62095. Lunch will begin at 11:30am. Parade will begin at 12:30pm. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday January 14, 20184th District Meeting
The 4th District will meet at Berwyn Post #2378, 2622 S. Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside IL The meeting begins at 1:00pm.
Sunday, 14 Jan 201814th District Meeting
The 14th District will meet at the Coulterville Post #6865, 511 VFW Street, Coulterville IL 62237. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30am, lunch is at noon. The Business Meeting begins at 1:000pm
January 15, 2018DEADLINE DATE
Deadline for Post Commander and Quartermaster Membership Award.
Sunday January 21, 20188th District Meeting
The 8th District will meet at the Mercer County Post 1571, 106 SW 3rd Avenue, Aledo IL 61231. Lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm. VOD and Patriots Pen awards will be presented.
Sunday 28 Jan 201818th District Voice of Democracy Dinner
The 18th District VOD Dinner will be at the Harry E. Anderson Post #9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox IL 60451. Attendees should arrive by 2:00PM.
Sunday, 28 January 201819th District Patriot's Pen Pizza Party
The 19th District Patriot's Pen Pizza Party will be held at the Montgomery Memorial Post #7452. Student registration begins at 1:00pm. The Pizza party begins at 2:00pm.
Sunday February 4, 20189th District Meeting
The Ninth District will meet at Lawrence J. Cross Post 2602, 1505 E. Lake Avenue, Peoria Heights IL 61616. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm with lunch to follow the meeting.
February 8 - 11, 2018Council of Administration
The Council of Administration will meet at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield IL.
Saturday Feburary 10, 2018VOD Banquet
The Voice of Democracy Banquet will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield IL on 10 Feb 2018. More information to follow.
Saturday February 17, 2018District 15 Meeting
District 15 will hold its quarterly meeting Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Pulaski County Memorial Post 8891, 316 S. Blanche, Mounds, IL 62964. Joint meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. Business meeting begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday 17 Feb 201816th Distrct Meeting
The Sixteenth District will meet at Ehinger Brothers Post 8141, 644 Hirsch Street, Calumet City IL 60406. Lunch and the Joint Meeting will begin at 12:00noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday February 18, 201818th District Meeting
The 18th District will meet at Lockport Post #5788, 1026 E. 9th Street, Lockport IL. The Joint Meeting and lunch will begin at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday, February 18, 201819th District Meeting
The 19th District will meet at Villa Park Post # 2801, 29 E. St. Charles Road, villa Park IL 60181. Social Hour will begin at 11:30am. the Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday February 18, 20185th District Meeting
The 5th District will meet at lake Antioch Sequoit Post 4551, 75 North Avenue, Antioch IL 60002. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday 18 Feb 201813th District Meeting
The District Meeting will be held at the Leslie Edgar Etchason Post 3999, 128 E 2nd Street, Flora IL 62839. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, Lunch at Noon. The District Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday 18 February 20187th District Meeting
The 7th District will meet at Pontiac Post 886, 531 W. Lincoln Ave, Pontiac IL 61764. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, lunch at noon and the Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm
March 3-7, 2018Voice of Democracy, Washington DC
Sunday, March 4, 201817th District Meeting
The 17th District will meet at Dow Stepp Memorial Post #5975, 112 N. 5th Street, Marshall IL 62441. The Business Meeting will begin at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow.
Sunday March 4, 201810th Disrtict Meeting
The 10th District will meet at the Quincy Post 5129, 600 Payson Avenue, Quincy IL 62301. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:30am. Lunch will be at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday 4 March 201811th District Meeting
The 11th District will hold their meeting at Decatur Post #99, 3920 N. Martin Luther King Dr. Decatur Il 62526. Lunch will begin at 12:00noon. The Joint Meeting will begin at 1:00pm with the District Meeting beginning at 1:15pm
Sunday, March 11, 201812th District Meeting
The 12th District will meet at Pvt. Henry Ostendorf Post 1300, 3401 Century Drive, Granite City IL 62040. Lunch will begin at 11:00am, the Memorial Service at Noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday March 11, 201814th District Meeting
The 14th District will meet at Millstadt Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt, IL 62260. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30 am, lunch is at noon. The business meeting begins at 1:00pm
Sunday March 11, 201814th District Meeting
The 14th District will meet at the Millstadt Post #7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt IL 62260. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30am, lunch is at noon. The Business Meeting begins at 1:000pm
Sunday March 18, 201818th District BINGO at Manteno
The 18th District will host a BINGO at Manteno Veteran's Home, 1 Veteran's Drive, Manteno IL 60950. Members should arrive by 1:00pm.
Sunday March 18, 20186th District Meeting and Memorial Service
The 6th District will meet at the Floyd J. Tilton Post 3878, 318 Fourth Avenue, Rochelle IL 61068. Poppy Display Set up deadline is noon. Lunch will be at noon. The memorial Service will begin at 1:00pm. The Business meeting will begin at 2:00pm.
Sunday March 18th3rd District Meeting
Meeting starts at 1:30, lunch to follow. Location: Hometown Murray Post 9773, 9092 S. Main Street, Hometown IL 60456
Sunday April 22, 201818th District Convention
The 18th District Convention will be held at Harry E. Anderson Post #9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox IL 60451. Lunch and the Joint Meeting will begin at noon. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Saturday 28 April 2018District 15 Convention
District 15 will hold their Convention on SATURDAY, 28 April at Beggs-Burley Post 5222, 102 S. 8th Street, Vienna IL 62995. The joint meeting will begin at 11:00am, poppy judging and Memorial Service follow the joint meeting. Lunch is at noon. The District Convention begins at 1:00pm
Sunday 29 April 201810th District Convention
The 10th District will hold their Convention at Cronin Brothers Post 1756, 449 5th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am. Lunch will be at noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday 29 April 20189th District Convention
The 9th District will hold their Convention at Halterman-Koeppe-McCarrens Post 2470, 1501 LaSalle Street, Ottawa IL 61350. Poppy Display judging will take place at Noon. The Convention will begin at 1:00pm with lunch to follow.
Saturday, May 5, 201812th District Convention
The 12th District will hold their Convention, Americanism and Poppy Banquet and Awards at the Alton Post #1308, 4445 Alby Street, Alton IL 62002. The parade will begin at Noon. The Business meeting will begin at 1:00pm. Banquet and Awards start at 4:00pm.
Sunday May 6, 201818th District Loyalty Day
The 18th District will hold their Loyalty Day parade at the Harry E. Anderson Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox IL 60451. The parade begins at 11:30am. Food and refreshments will be served after the parade.
Sunday 6 May 2018Sixteenth District Convention
The 16th District will hold their Convention at Benjamin O. Davis Post #311, 22341 Governor's Highway, Richton Park IL 60471. The Convention will begin at 1:30pm. The Joint Meeting will be at 3:30pm with Dinner at 4:00pm.
Sunday May 6, 201817th District Convention
The 17th District will meet at Walter Jones Post 2876, 9-11 S. Main Street, Villa Grove IL 61956. The Convention will begin at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow.
Sunday 6 May 201813th District Convention
The 13th District will hold their Convention at Wayne County Memorial Post 4535, 201 E. Court Street, Fairfield IL 62837. The memorial Service will begin at 10:30am. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:00am, Lunch is at Noon. The Convention begins at 1:00pm.
Sunday, May 6, 201814th District Convention
The 14th District will meet at the Scott AFB Post #4183, 1516 Old State Route 158, Belleville IL 62221. The Joint Meeting begins at 11:30am, lunch is at noon. The Convention begins at 1:000pm
Sunday, May 6th 201811th District Convention
The Eleventh District will hold their Convention at Clinton Post #4168, 1020 State Route 10W, Clinton IL 61727. Lunch will begin at 12:00noon. The Joint Meeting will begin at 1:00pm and the Convention begin at 1:15pm
Saturday, May 19, 20185th District Convention
The 5th District will hold their Convention at McHenry Fox River Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry IL 60051. Lunch will be served at 9:00am. The Convention will begin at 11:00am.
Sunday May 20, 20188th District Convention
The 8th District will hold their Convention at Canton Post 1984, 1200 S. 5th Ave, Canton IL 61520. Lunch will begin at Noon. The Business Meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
Sunday, May 20, 201819th District Convention
The 19th District will hold their Convention at Batavia Overseas Post # 1197, 645 S. River Road, Batavia IL 60510. Social Hour will begin at 11:00am. The Convention will begin at 1:00pm.
Sunday, May 20, 20186th District Convention and Loyalty Day
The 6th District Convention will be held at Clifford E. Johnson Post 9759, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park IL 61111. The Loyalty Day Program will begin at 11:00am. Lunch will be at noon. At 1:00pm the Time and Place Committee will meet. The Business Meeting including elections will begin at 2:00pm. At 3:30pm the 6th District will install officers.
Sunday May 20, 21083rd District Convention
Convention begins at 1:00pm. Lunch to follow. Location: Johnson Phelps Post 5220, 9514 S. 52nd Ave, Oak Lawn IL 60453
Sunday May 20, 20187th District Convention
The 7th District will hold their Convention at the John H. Kraus Post 454, 1006 E. Lincoln Street, Bloomington IL 61701. The Joint Meeting will begin at 11:00am, lunch at noon and the Convention begins at 1:00pm.
June 13-17, 201897th Annual Convention
The Department of Illinois will hold our 97th Annual Convention in Springfield IL. More information to follow.


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