DEPARTMENT OF

IOWA

DEPERTMENT of IOWA

DEPARTMENT of IOWA

 

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND STATE CONVENTION

Schedule

JUNE 3, 4, 5, AND 6, 2021 

GATEWAY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 

2100 GREEN HILLS DR. 

AMES, IOWA 50014 

515-292-8600 


THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021 

10:00 AM 4:00 PM COOTIE CONVENTION - MEADOW ROOM 

 3:00 PM 6:00 PM V.F.W. & AUXILIARY REGISTRATION - LOBBY AREA 3:00 PM 6:00 PM AUXILIARY COA MEETING - CARDINAL & GOLD ROOM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM LONG RANGE PLANNING - MEADOW ROOM 

8:30 PM 11:00 PM HOSPITALITY ROOM - MEADOW ROOM (opens after meeting.) 


FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 

8:00 AM 4:00 PM V.F.W. & AUXILIARY REGISTRATION - LOBBY AREA 9:00 AM 11:30 PM AUX. FORMAL OPENING - NORTH PRAIRIE 

9:00 AM 9:30 AM VFW OPENING CEREMONIES - SOUTH PRAIRIE 9:35 AM 11:00 AM VFW OUTGOING COUNCIL MEETING - SOUTH PRAIRIE 

11:05 AM 11:30 AM VFW GENERAL SESSION - SOUTH PRAIRIE 

(First and second call for nominations for office) 

11:30 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH - On your own 

11:30 PM 1:00 PM AUX. PAST PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON - CARDINAL & GOLD ROOM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM JOINT SESSION - GARDEN ROOM 

4:15 PM 6:00 PM MEMORIAL SERVICE - GARDEN ROOM 

5:30 PM 7:00 PM PAST DEPARTMENT COMMANDER’S DINNER 

7:00 PM 11:00 PM CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - PARKING LOT UNDER BIG TENT 


SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 

7:00 AM 8:00 AM SR. VICE COMMANDER’S BREAKFAST - CARDINAL & GOLD ROOM (By invitation only). 

8:30 AM 4:00 PM V.F.W. & AUXILIARY REGISTRATION - LOBBY AREA 9:00 AM 11:30 AM AUXILIARY MEETING- NORTH PRAIRIE

9:00 AM 11:30 PM VFW GENERAL SESSION - SOUTH PRAIRIE 

11:30 PM 1:00 PM AUX. PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON - CARDINAL & GOLD ROOM 11:30 PM 1:00 PM (By invitation only) LUNCH - On your own . 

1:00 PM 4:00 PM AUXILIARY MEETING - NORTH PRAIRIE 

1:00 PM 4:00 PM GENERAL SESSION - Membership Awards - SOUTH PRAIRIE (Election of Officers by Roll Call Vote) 

4:15 PM 5:15 PM CATHOLIC MASS - MEADOW ROOM 

6:00 PM 7:00 PM SOCIAL MIXER - CARDINAL & GOLD ROOM - Cash Bar  

7:00 PM 11:00 PM BANQUET- GARDEN ROOM - “Roaring ‘20s” Theme with Cash Bar  (Sailor Jerri Concert after the meal) 


SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 

8:00 AM 8:50 AM PROTESTANT SERVICES - MEADOW ROOM 

9:00 AM AUXILIARY MEETING - NORTH PRAIRIE 

9:00 AM 10:30 AM VFW GENERAL SESSION - SOUTH PRAIRIE 

(Installation of Officers) 

10:30 AM NEWLY INCOMING COUNCIL MEETING - SOUTH PRAIRIE (Time has to be adjusted depending on time Convention Session Closes)