SAL to have Detachment Convention at Four Points
For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release
Garrett Slevin Jr. June 16, 2011
Sons of the American Legion
Four Points to host Sons of American Legion Detachment Convention
PEORIA, IL - The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) will hold its 48th annual Detachment Convention June 24-26 at the Four Points by Sheraton. This event is held each year and is intended to maintain the organization and its policies.
The purpose of the convention is to establish a detachment policy, make necessary changes to the constitution of the organization, and to elect detachment officers, delegates and alternates to the national convention. Any other detachment business will also be conducted at this time.
During the three-day convention, several meetings will be held for the 200 SAL members in attendance. Department officers of The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary, as well as national officers and candidates for national office will be in attendance.
The annual Detachment Memorial Service, under the direction of the Detachment Chaplain, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26. The service will take place at the Grand Army of the Republic Building, across the street from the Four Points hotel. This memorial service, with gun salute and "Taps," is held to honor those SAL members who have passed away the last year.
Other activities scheduled during the convention include business sessions and a bowling tournament. The bowling tournament will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Town & Country Bowl. For a full schedule of events, go to www.il-sal.org.
The Sons of the American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The SAL consists of male descendants of veterans of the U.S. military. It has more than 14,800 members in Illinois and over 331,000 members nationally. The organization is fully committed to maintaining the high ideals of The American Legion.
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The Sons of the American Legion 2011 Conference will create an economic impact of about $67,500 and fill 150 hotel rooms in the Peoria Area. There will be about 200 individuals in attendance.
The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.