All events will take place at the Orange County Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

The 2019 VFW Auxiliary National Convention Mobile App will be for free download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in early July.

The app will allow 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.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, July 19

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Early Packet Pickup at the Rosen Plaza and Rosen Centre Hotels (for pre-registered attendees only.)

Saturday, July 20

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, West Hall C
On-site Registration and Packet Pickup, West Hall C

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Conference Meetings

  • Western Conference, West Hall 224EFGH / W224EFGH
  • Eastern Conference, West Hall 224ABCD / W224ABCD
  • Southern Conference, West Hall 230 / W230
  • Big Ten Conference, West Hall 240 / W240

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
45-Plus Club Luncheon (Reservations Required), West Hall 340A / W340A

4:00 p.m.
Circle of Excellence Reception (Invitation Only)

5:45 p.m.
Circle of Excellence Ceremony, West Hall E1 / WE1

6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass, West Hall 222 / W222
Protestant Worship Service, West Hall 232 / W 232

Sunday, July 21

7:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass, West Hall 222 / W222

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, West Hall C
On-site Registration and Packet Pickup, West Hall C

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
VFW and VFW Auxiliary Joint Memorial Service, West Hall D2 / WD2

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Past Councilors’ Club Luncheon, West Hall 340A / W340A

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Auxiliary 2019-2020 Programs Seminar, West Hall E1 / WE1

There will be segments on every program in one location! 

Times listed below are approximate:

1:00 to 1:20 p..m.:  Introductions & Parade of Programs
1:20 to 1:30 p.m.:  Chief of Staff & Mentoring for Leadership
1:30 to 1:40 p.m.:  Extension
1:40 to 1:50 p.m.:  Mentoring for Leadership
1:50 to 2:00 p.m.:  Scholarships
2:00 to 2:10 p.m.:  Americanism
2:10 to 2:20 p.m.:  “Buddy” Poppy/National Home
2:20 to 2:30 p.m.:  Youth Activities

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.:  Break

2:45 to 2:55 p.m.:  Hospital
2:55 to 3:05 p.m.:  Veterans & Family Support
3:05 to 3:15 p.m.:  Legislative
3:15 to 3:25 p.m.:  Historian/Media Relations
3:25 to 3:35 p.m.:  Programs Reporting
3:35 to 4:00 p.m.:  Membership
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.: Conclusion & 2019-2020 Department President Membership Pin Presentation

Monday, July 22

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, West Hall C
On-site Registration and Packet Pickup, West Hall C

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
VFW and VFW Auxiliary Joint Opening Session, West Hall D2 / WD2

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Auxiliary Opening Business Session, West Hall E1 / WE1
(Cross of Malta, Presentation of the Florida Volunteers, Ritualistic Opening, Convention Rules, Presentation of the Past National Presidents, National Program Awards and Building on the VFW Auxiliary Foundation year-end video)

Tuesday, July 23

8:00 a.m. – Noon
On-site Registration and Packet Pickup, West Hall C

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, West Hall C

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Auxiliary Business Session, West Hall E1 / WE1
(Allied Organizations and Guests, Resolutions and Nominations of National Officers)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
VFW Patriotic Celebration, West Hall D2 / WD2

Wednesday, July 24

6:30 a.m.
Presentation of Flags Practice, West Hall E1 / WE1

8:00 a.m.
Presentation of Flags, West Hall E1 / WE1

8:30 a.m.
Final Auxiliary Business Session and Installation, West Hall E1 / WE1
(Elections and Installation of National Officers)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Joint Reception for VFW Commander-in-Chief and National President (Ticketed Event), Rosen Centre Hotel

Post-Convention Events
Thursday, July 25

You are invited to stay an extra day in Orlando following the conclusion of the 106th National Convention for post-Convention events.

9:00 a.m.
2019-2020 Council Meeting, Rosen Plaza Hotel Ballroom B

6:00 p.m.
National President’s Celebration, Rosen Plaza Hotel Ballroom AB