Convention Registration now open

Registration for the 2017 annual Department Convention is now open.  The convention will be held in Minot, ND, June 23-25 at the Grand Hotel.  Unit #26 will be hosting.  We will have in attendance Mary Davis, National Auxiliary President.  More information on Mary is available at  Dr. Grace Holmes, author of “North Dakota Nurses Over There 1917-1919” will also join us.  More information on the convention will be posted as it is available.

The 2017 Convention Registration Form may be used to register for convention and order banquet tickets.  Please send one copy of payment sheet to Minot registration chairman and one copy to the department office.  Addresses are listed on the form.

The 2017 Convention Parley Lunch Registration Form should be used to order parley lunch tickets.  **Please note:  This form is separate from the registration/banquet form and should be sent to the parley lunch registration chairman.  Her address is listed on the bottom of the form.

Until June 9th:

  • Registration $10
  • Banquet tickets $25
  • Past Presidents Parley luncheon $15

After June 9th:

  • Registration $12
  • Banquet tickets $30
  • Parley luncheon $20

After June 14th, please bring any payments to convention.  Please do not mail.

The Convention Credentials Form 2017 may be downloaded.  The form has changed for this convention, so please review carefully.  The Department would like all delegates to be listed on the form (unit AND department).


“North Dakota Nurses Over There 1917-1919” by Grace E. F. Holmes, MD is being sold by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Dakota. This book tells the personal stories of nurses from North Dakota who served during World War I.

The book may be purchased through the ND ALA Department office for $25; or $32.50 if you want the book mailed to you. Checks can be made payable to “American Legion Auxiliary Dept of ND” with Nurses Book in the memo line, and sent to: American Legion Auxiliary, Dept of ND; 1801 23rd Avenue N, Rm 113, Fargo, ND 58102. If you’re in Fargo, and want to pick up the book, the office is located at the Old Hector Airport Terminal.

All proceeds are going towards a scholarship fund being set up with the Past Presidents Parley as the Dr. Grace E.F. Holmes Nursing Scholarship.

Dr. Holmes will be at the Department Convention to speak and to autograph books.

LaVonne Matthews
Department Treasurer

Did you know that you can now call national headquarters to pay your dues? The number to call is 317- 569-4500. They will help you especially if you have multiple members that you are paying for. I did this, and it was quick and easy to pay for my additional members.

Anyone can access  At the top of the site is a “join” tab. Fill out the application and pay. Every department (state) has their dues listed there. New members would become a part of ND Unit 500, and then can be transferred  to their desired unit. This is a great help because, if you are talking to someone and you would like them to join, you can have them sign up right at that time. I put the website as an app on my phone and hope to use this feature many times.