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American Legion Auxiliary

2018-2019 Mission Training Conference and National Junior Meeting

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2018-2019 Mission Training Conferences and Junior Meetings is now open!

Dates & Locations:

  • September 29: Albany, NY

  • September 29: Spokane, WA

  • October 6: Sioux Falls, SD

  • October 20: Springfield, IL

  • January 12: Charlotte, NC

  • January 26: Las Vegas, NV

Registration Fee:
Your registration fee includes: materials for the conference, one continental breakfast and one lunch. Register early for a discounted registration fee. Those who register after the deadline or on-site may not be guaranteed all of the materials during the conference.

Would you like to learn more about working the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary? Would you like to network with national leaders and other members in your district who share your passion and enthusiasm for helping our veterans? If so, Mission Training or the National Junior Meeting is for you! These one-day training sessions will provide a fun and interactive way for you or your Juniors to share ideas and learn how to be more effective in working our mission in your community.

Mission Training

You’ll be inspired while learning more about working the ALA’s core programs in an interactive and fun environment. The American Legion Auxiliary programs emphasized at ALA Mission Training will be Membership, Children & Youth, Public Relations, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, and Legislative.

Is Mission Training Right for you?
Yes - if you are interested in meeting members and national leaders outside of your local area who share your passion for helping veterans!
Yes - if you want to share great ideas with other members across the country or renew your enthusiasm for our mission!

Yes - if you find yourself growing more involved and you don’t know where to turn for the information you need, or you have been doing the same activities for years and you want a fresh approach!

National Junior Meeting

Junior Members who have celebrated their 8th birthday or older may attend the National Junior Meeting. Many activities will be taking place that are fun and interactive. We hope by bringing the meeting closer to our Juniors many more will be able to attend this one day meeting over a weekend. Is the Junior Meeting Right for your Junior? Yes - if they are interested in meeting other Junior members and national leaders outside of their local area who share their passion for helping veterans!
Yes - if they want to share great ideas with other Junior members across the country and learn more about what it means to be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary!

Compliance Matters

Trouble filing your 990 for your unit, district, county or council? Had your tax exempt status revoked and don’t know what to do? Just found out that your Unit has been filing jointly with The American Legion Post?

Mission Training attendees have an opportunity to sign up for Compliance Matters!, an informational session revolving around ALA compliance, the Friday evening before each Mission Training from 7:00-9:00pm. Topics that will be covered include 990 Series Return Filings, Tax Exempt Status Revocation and Reinstatement Procedure, State Charity Registration and Useful Tips and Tools for navigating IRS compliance. Each session will end with an informal question and answer session to help with your specific needs!

All sessions have been designed to be interactive and fun for you!

There will be six locations for Mission Training, Junior Meetings and Compliance Matters Sessions:

Albany, NY
Compliance Matters: Friday, September 28, 2018 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shake Rd.,
Albany, NY 12211

Spokane, WA
Compliance Matters: Friday, September 28, 2018 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, September 29, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 N. Spokane Falls, Ct., Spokane, WA 99201

Sioux Falls, SD
Compliance Matters: Friday, October 8, 2018 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ramada Hotel & Suites
1301 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Springfield, IL
Compliance Matters: Friday, October 19, 2018 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E. Adams St., Springfield, IL 62711

Charlotte, North Carolina
Compliance Matters: Friday, January 11, 2019 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr., Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Las Vegas, Nevada
Compliance Matters: Friday, January 25, 2019 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Mission Training & Junior Meeting: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Flamingo Hotel

3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89169For more information, please click the link below:

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To register now, click this link: Yes
Everyone who registers must have a unique email address, this includes Junior members. If you are registering someone that does not have their own email address, please contact for instructions.

To make housing arrangements:

Housing requests will be made through your registration process, please be sure to register by the housing deadline found on the registration website, after that time rooms are subject to availability.

For housing information, please click here: Housing

Have Questions?

Please contact the ALA Event Team at



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