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VFW State Convention May 31-June 2 2024

Updated: May 8





VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO

90th ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2024


Information Packet Attached At The Bottom


Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

2910 Yale Boulevard South East

Albuquerque, NM 87106

National Reservation # 1-800-325-3535

Local # (ask for reservations) 1-505-843-7000 Fax at hotel front desk: 1-505-843-6307

Online Hotel Registration: (Preferred Method)


KEY PERSONNEL

State Commander Tori Haddox: 505-203-5007

Co-Convention/Conference Chairman, BJ Lawrence: 575-430-4504

Co-Chairman, Dave Fouse at State Headquarters Office: 575-973-4965


MASTER OF CEREMONIES

VFW Department Commander, Tori Haddox, Post 5890


GUESTS

VFW National Representative: Sr Vice Commander in Chief, Al Lipphardt

VFWA National Representative: Past National President, TBD


Room Rates

Single/Double/King: $135.00 per night plus 13.875% in local and state taxes

Prices do not include suites or 8th floor rooms

(Must Mention VFW State Convention to Get Special Rate)

Hotel Reservations must be made prior to 5:00PM, April 29, 2024 to get the VFW rate.

After this date, room rate will be based on current hotel rates.


VFW STATE CONVENTION AGENDA

Buddy Poppy Displays will be set up in Bernalillo on 2nd floor


Thursday – May 30, 2024

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Registration - Foyer

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM - Hospitality Room - Bernalillo (2nd floor)


Friday May 31, 2024

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration - Foyer

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – VFW Audit – Rio Grande (2nd floor)

7:45 AM – 9:45 AM – VFW Budget – Rio Grande (2nd floor)

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Council of Administration Meeting – Valle Grande

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Lunch on your own

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Joint Opening Session - Alvarado

5:00 PM – Joint Memorial - Alvarado

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Hospitality Room - Rio Grande (2nd floor)


Saturday June 1, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Registration - Foyer

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – VFW Business Session - Chaco/Bandelier

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM – Buddy Poppy Judging Will Be Completed

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM – Lunch on your own

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM – Past State Commanders Lunch - ???

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – VFW Business Session con’t; All incoming Chairman

(mandatory meeting) - Anasazi

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – VFW/VFWA Joint Installation of Officers – Chaco/Bandelier

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Dinner - Alvarado

9:00 PM – Close – Hospitality Room - Rio Grande (2nd floor)


Sunday June 2, 2024

9:00 AM – 11:00AM – 2020-2021 VFW Council of Administration Meeting – Chaco/Bandelier

(Note: Meeting Rooms/Times are subject to change)




AUXILIARY STATE CONVENTION AGENDA

Buddy Poppy Displays will be set up in Bernalillo on 2nd floor


THURSDAY May 30, 2024

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - VFW & Auxiliary Registration - Foyer

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM - VFWA Line Officers Meeting - Bernalillo

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM - Hospitality Room - Bernalillo (2nd Floor)


FRIDAY May 31, 2024

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Auxiliary Registration - Foyer

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM - Floor Practice – Alvarado

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM- Auxiliary Council of Administration - Alvarado

10:00 AM –11:30 AM - Business Session - Alvarado

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM - Past Auxiliary Presidents’ Luncheon - TBD

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Joint Opening Session - Alvarado

5:00 PM – Joint Memorial - Alvarado

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM - Hospitality Room - Rio Grande (2nd Floor)


SATURDAY June 1, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Past Department Presidents’ Breakfast - Alvarado

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - VFW & Auxiliary Registration - Foyer

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM - Floor Practice - Alvarado

8:30 AM – 11:15 AM - Business Session (Continued) - Alvarado

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Officer/Chairman Luncheon - TBA

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Lunch on your own

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM - Buddy Poppy Display Judging Will Be Completed

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Business Session (Continued) - Alvarado

(Nomination and Election of Department Officers and 24-25 Program Presentation)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM - VFW/VFWA Joint Installation of Officers - Chaco/Bandelier

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Dinner - Alvarado

9:00 PM – Close - Hospitality Room - Rio Grande (2nd Floor)


SUNDAY June 2, 2024

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM - 2024-2025 VFWA Council of Administration (all are welcome) –Grand

Quivera

(Note: Meeting Rooms/Times are subject to change)



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