Convention now in session

Convention is taking place in Minot, ND, June 23-25 at the Grand Hotel.  Unit #26 is 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.

Schedule for Convention as of 6/24/2017

97th Annual Convention

Department of ND, American Legion Auxiliary

Minot, ND

All meetings in Norse room unless otherwise noted

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

  • 8am – Registration and Credentials opens (hotel lobby)
  • 8am – 10:20am – Auxiliary General Session (Norse Room)
  • 10:30am     ND Nurses Over There presentation by Grace E.F. Holmes, M.D. (Grand Ballroom)

Dr. Holmes will be signing books during the afternoon.  The books will also be available for sale at that time.

  • 11:30am     Past Presidents Parley Luncheon (Kevske, Lower Level)
  • 1pm        General Session Resumes (Norse Room)
  • 2pm       Registration and Credentials Closes

There will be a national convention attendee meeting upon recess

  • 4:30pm                 National Presidents Reception – President Diane’s Suite
  • 5:30pm                 Banquet Social (Grand Ballroom)
  • 6:30pm                 Banquet (Grand Ballroom)
  • 8:00pm                 Legion Dance Band (Viking Room)

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

  • 8am       General Session Resumes (Norse)
  • 10am     Joint Memorial Service (Grand Ballroom)                                                                                                                          Joint Session (Grand Ballroom)

Following Joint Session

  • Installation of Officers
  • Adjournment of Convention

Incoming and Outgoing Officers and Chairmen should meet at the end of convention to exchange information.  Membership cards and packets will be available at the back tables.


Go to Grant Application for more information on the September 11th grant available from the National office.

“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.


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