104th National Convention
July 22-26, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

Join nearly 3,000 Auxiliary members for the 104th National Convention in the Crescent City! 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.

JEANNE ROBERTSON, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
9:00 AM, TUESDAY, JULY 25

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In honor of reaching 100% Plus in membership, National President Colette Bishop is proud to announce Jeanne Robertson, an award-winning humorist, motivational speaker and a former Miss North Carolina and physical education teacher, will speak at the 2017 VFW Auxiliary National Convention in New Orleans. Jeanne will address Convention attendees at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25.

About Jeanne Robertson

Award-winning speaker Jeanne Robertson is an expert in humor, whether regaling audiences with her experiences as a 6’2″ Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or outlining the steps to developing a sense of humor. Jeanne is past president of the National Speakers Association and was the first woman to win NSA’s top honor, the Cavett Award. A member of the Speakers Hall of Fame, Jeanne was also honored by Toastmasters International when it named her the recipient of its Golden Gavel Award, presented annually to one individual who has demonstrated outstanding skills in communication and leadership.

Author of three books on humor, Jeanne has produced six DVD/CD humor programs in the last eleven years and can be heard daily on Sirius XM Radio’s Laugh USA, the Family Comedy Channel. This lets millions nationwide know she speaks two languages fluently: English . . . and Southern.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear how having a sense of humor is more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Advance registration for the 2017 National Convention is $25.00. Advance registration must be received at National Headquarters by May 31, 2017. On-site registration is $35.00.

  • To register online, login to the Member Portal and select “Event Registration” from the left-hand menu.

VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters
406 W. 34th St., 10th Floor
Kansas City, MO  64111
Attn: National Convention Registration

Note: Only members attending National Convention will receive packet materials. Packets will NOT be mailed after Convention. On-site registrants are not guaranteed printed Convention packet materials. Do NOT register if you do not plan to attend.  

HOUSING INFORMATION

2017 HELPFUL CONVENTION TIPS

Attending National Convention? Please read (and print if you’d like) the 2017 Helpful Convention Tips. It’s full of information that will make Convention a more enjoyable experience for you including:

  • Airport Transportation Information
  • What to Wear (You may wish to bring a jacket or sweater as the locations of meetings and seminars may be cool.)
  • Scooter Rentals
  • Things to do in New Orleans
  • And More!

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL BYLAWS

Proposed resolutions for amendments to the National Bylaws will be posted in early April 2017.

CANDIDATES FOR NATIONAL GUARD

View brochures of the two candidates for National Guard.