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76th Department of Iowa State Convention

The 2021 State Convention will be held at the Best Western Regency Inn in Marshalltown Iowa
on June 4-6, 2021. Although we will be unable to host the veterans from the Iowa Veterans
Home due to the ongoing pandemic, a pulled pork sandwich dinner with a social hour will be
held. The event will be in outside poolside area of the hotel beginning at 5PM. Saturday
night will be the Annual Commander’s and Presidents Banquet with presentation of AMVETS
and Auxiliary scholarships and Sunday morning a special Memorial service recognizing all
those members who have passed on in the previous year. . Reservations may be made by
contacting the hotel at 641-752-6321. Advise them you are with AMVETS to get the special

If you have any membership questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am
making an effort to visit many Posts around the State. If you would like to
schedule a visit please contact the Department office. These visits allow me to
assist your Post with the necessary requirements to ensure your Post is in good
standing and meets all the requirements for recertification each year. My job is to
personally assist you to ensure your Post is successful in the AMVETS mission of
serving veterans. Posts will be holding annual meetings and electing new
officers in the coming months. Please ensure the Department office receives any
new updated contact information with your Post revalidation. We also ask you to
include an email address from someone in your Post to ensure we have good
communication. Revalidation forms were recently mailed to each Post.
Clark Leckington Executive Director Department

Operation Donation Tickets
Operation Donation tickets will be going out to respective Posts and
subordinate organizations. These tickets are used primarily to fund our
scholarship programs. Numerous Posts around the State have donated
prizes for this event. We ask that when you receive your tickets you make
every effort to get the tickets sold and return the money to the Department
prior to Convention. Numerous gift cards are being offered, a flat screen
tv, as well as many other prizes are being offered. For those purchasing
tickets at the State Convention Banquet there will also be several very nice
in house prizes as well. This is always a special part of the banquet.