97th Annual National Convention - August 8 - 15, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL

CANCELLED - The National Convention has been cancelled.

If you made a reservation at the Hilton Convention Hotel it should be automatically cancelled.  But you might want to check.

 

The 2020 National Convention will not be held August 8 - 15, 2020 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118. For reservations call 866-536-8477 with code MCL20.

Lodging Information

2020 Convention Registration Form  

2020 Convention Schedule - TBA.  

 

The MCL Department of Alabama Conference will be held on August 21 and 22nd at the:

Embassy Suites (Hilton) Hotel

300 Tallapoosa Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-269-5055

Booking Code: Marine Corps League

You may make a reservation by calling the above number or clicking on the website below that will take you directly to our specific booking site. (The special rate is only available for the night of August 21.)

Again, whether or not you are booking a room at the Embassy or other hotel, if you plan to attend any of the Conference, please notify your Detachment Commandant who will in turn let Kenya Thomas and Don Fisher know.

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MGMESES&spec_plan=CESMCL&arrival=20200821&departure=20200822&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

 

The National Convention in Daytona Beach FL has been Cancelled. See Conference | Convention tab for more information.

The Department of Alabama Board of Trustees has cancelled the State convention scheduled for June 26 - 27, 2020.   All members please cancel any reservations you may have made for the June 26 - 27, 2020 convention.

The 2021 Department Convention is scheduled for June 11-12, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1101 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601.  Reservation cannot be made until June 12th 2020 or afterwards.

More information will be posted soon on the Conference|Convention tab.

Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Members of the Department of Alabama:

Your Department Board of Trustees has agreed to host a Department Conference on August 21st and 22nd. This two-day event will replace the single day previously agreed upon. There is just too much information sharing and activities needed, to compress all our annual meeting into a single day and still allow sufficient travel times.

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Richard Davis has obtained a good room rate of $98 a night there. With taxes and parking, your cost should be about $125 per room night. Meetings will take place in the Ballroom which will be set up to accommodate social distancing.

There is no host detachment for this Conference. As such Members are on their own to make Hotel reservations and meal plans. (We would like to know who plans to attend so that we can set the conference room accordingly.) Reservation information will be placed on the Department website as soon as details are complete.

All Members are encouraged to attend. Detachment elected and staff officers and those aspiring to be detachment officers will find this meeting especially rewarding in fulfilling their local responsibilities. 

Book Today!

The rough agenda for the Conference will be:

Friday, August 21

Devil Dog Growl beginning about 1400, followed by –

Training sessions for Paymasters and Commandants (and those who wish or may be such in the future) and a session on the new data system that National is adopting.

Then, later in the afternoon Commandants Council and meetings of the Marine of the Year and Associate Member of the Year committees.

Saturday, August 22

More formal meeting following the MCL Ritual, beginning around 0900 and ending with election and installation of the 2020-2021 officers. Hopefully, we will finish before 1300 on Saturday.

Again, please let your detachment officers know that you plan to attend. They in turn should notify Kenya Thomas and me.

Semper Fi

Don Fisher

The Department of Alabama Board of Trustees has cancelled the State convention scheduled for June 26 - 27, 2020.   All members please cancel any reservations you may have made for the June 26 - 27, 2020 convention.

The 2021 Department Convention is scheduled for June 11-12, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1101 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601.  Reservation cannot be made until June 12th 2020 or afterwards.

More information will be posted soon on the Conference|Convention tab.

Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Members of the Department of Alabama:

Your Department Board of Trustees has agreed to host a Department Conference on August 21st and 22nd. This two-day event will replace the single day previously agreed upon. There is just too much information sharing and activities needed, to compress all our annual meeting into a single day and still allow sufficient travel times.

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Richard Davis has obtained a good room rate of $98 a night there. With taxes and parking, your cost should be about $125 per room night. Meetings will take place in the Ballroom which will be set up to accommodate social distancing.

There is no host detachment for this Conference. As such Members are on their own to make Hotel reservations and meal plans. (We would like to know who plans to attend so that we can set the conference room accordingly.) Reservation information will be placed on the Department website as soon as details are complete.

All Members are encouraged to attend. Detachment elected and staff officers and those aspiring to be detachment officers will find this meeting especially rewarding in fulfilling their local responsibilities.

Book Today!

The rough agenda for the Conference will be:

Friday, August 21

Devil Dog Growl beginning about 1400, followed by –

Training sessions for Paymasters and Commandants (and those who wish or may be such in the future) and a session on the new data system that National is adopting.

Then, later in the afternoon Commandants Council and meetings of the Marine of the Year and Associate Member of the Year committees.

Saturday, August 22

More formal meeting following the MCL Ritual, beginning around 0900 and ending with election and installation of the 2020-2021 officers. Hopefully, we will finish before 1300 on Saturday.

Again, please let your detachment officers know that you plan to attend. They in turn should notify Kenya Thomas and me.

Semper Fi

Don Fisher