108th National Convention
July 31 - August 3, 2021
Kansas City, Missouri

On Thursday, May 6, the VFW National Council of Administration voted on and approved the decision to execute a business only, VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

The vote came just one week after the VFW announced the impossibility of the event taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland as originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, the VFW and VFW Auxiliary National Conventions will take place July 31-August 3, 2021.

The VFW and VFW Auxiliary thanks everyone for their patience and flexibility as together we work to navigate these challenging times.

Join us in Kansas City this summer! Meet and share ideas with fellow members, vote on resolutions for changes to the National Bylaws, cheer on your Department during awards and attend seminars to get you prepared for the new Program Year.

Kansas City is home to the National World War I Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, finger-licking barbeque, local distilleries and breweries, and more fountains than any city in the world other than Rome. See all that Kansas City has to offer.

Join us in the Paris of the Plains this summer!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

VFW Event Safety Code of Conduct

Note: Incoming National President Jean Hamil’s Celebration has been postponed to January 29, 2022 at the National Mid-Year Conference in Melbourne, Florida.

The 2021 National Convention app is now live. Download it from the Apple App Store or  the Google Play Store today!

This free app allows attendees to receive important notifications and reminders during National Convention, have instant access to the daily agenda, add new activities to their personal schedule and connect with other attendees.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The advance registration deadline has passed. On-site registration is $35.00.

If you registered for National Convention prior to the announcement of the change in location you do not need to register again.

If you registered for National Convention in Baltimore but are unable to attend due to the change in location to Kansas City, please contact National Headquarters by June 30 to request a refund.

Note: Only members attending National Convention will receive packet materials. Packets will NOT be mailed after Convention. Do NOT register if you do not plan to attend. There will be no refunds given. On-site registrants are not guaranteed printed Convention packet materials. Member must be present at time of registration to receive packet. 

HOUSING (HOTEL) INFORMATION

Click the links below for:

Baltimore Housing Reservation Cancellation Information

Anyone who made room reservations directly through VFW Housing will automatically have their reservation cancelled, but any members who made *room reservations independently will need to call their hotel and cancel their reservation. No fees (first night deposits) have been charged to credit cards. No action is required on your part.

If you booked a hospitality suite, please contact your hotel directly.

* If you made a hotel reservation at a hotel outside of the VFW room blocks (official VFW and VFW Auxiliary hotels: Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, Renaissance) you will need to call the hotel you directly made the reservation with and cancel that reservation yourself.

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS TO THE NATIONAL BYLAWS

Please click on the links below to view and download the Proposed Resolutions for Amendments to the National Bylaws that were to be presented for your vote at the 107th National Convention. The Proposed Resolutions to the National Bylaws will be held and presented for your vote at the 108th National Convention in Kansas City.

Please click on the links below to view and download the Proposed Revisions to the National Bylaws that were to be presented at the 107th National Convention. The Proposed Revisions to the National Bylaws will be held and presented at the 2021 National Convention in Baltimore.

CANDIDATES FOR NATIONAL GUARD

Read about the two candidates for National Guard, their history of service with and vision for the organization.