2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION REPORT

The 2019 National Convention will be held in Indianapolis, IN from August 23- August 29; the actual business session of the convention for all non committee members starts August 27. The convention hotel for Montana is the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown, located at 350 West Maryland St, which is across the street from the Convention Center. All delegates must stay at the convention hotel. The room rates are $174.43.36 a night for doubles (2 beds – 1 or 2 persons, King (1 bed – 1 or 2 persons), this includes all taxes. Parking is $44.00 per day self and $49.00 valet. Convention registration for our Department will be on Thursday evening, Friday morning, and late Friday evening.

Newly-renovated! With newly redesigned rooms and meeting space, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the perfect home base for your next trip to Hoosier country. The hotel boasts extensive event space with over 40,000 square feet to bring meetings and celebrations to life. For conferences off site, take the skywalk to Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. After a busy day in Indianapolis, break a sweat in the renovated fitness center appointed with new cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The redesigned hotel rooms and suites are a representation of modern luxury with rich furnishings, unique decor and expansive windows. The newest hangout spot in downtown is Conner’s Kitchen & Bar where they serve up comfort food and local craft brews. For a nightcap, stop at Rye Bar for a classic, handcrafted cocktail. A quick, healthy meal on the can be found at Loaf + Vine Market where the have stocked locally made snacks, treats and meals.

Although at this time the parade route is not known, if it follows the most recent route our hotel is not within walking distance, which means we will need a bus for staging.

The National Commanders Banquet will be $50.00 and is non refundable. The entertainment is the Fab Four. National Commander Banquet tickets should be reserved and paid for no later than 1 February, and are only refundable if I can sell them to someone else. Please do not wait.

All convention registrations and deposits will be due no later than 1 July 2019.

The convention locations for the upcoming years are

2020 - Louisville, KY

2021 – Phoenix, AZ

2022 – Milwaukee, WI

2023 – Charlotte, NC

2024 - New Orleans, LA

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