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2018 National Convention

  • 17 Jul 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • 22 Jul 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • Minneapolis, MN

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • No meals included with this option (meals can be purchased individually during the registration process)
  • No meals included with this option (meals can be purchased individually during the registration process)
  • Includes Wed hospitality, Thu reception, Fri lunch, Sat banquet

Registration is closed

73rd Annual Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. National Convention
July 17-22. 2018
Crowne Plaza Aire Hotel
Bloomington, MN

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Itinerary

TUESDAY, JULY 17

1:00-4:00 pm General Registration Opens

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

8:00 am-12 noon Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 am-11:00 am Credentials Committee Ballot Counting

9:00 am-12:00 noon General Registration

12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm General Registration

6:00 pm-8:00 pm Hospitality Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, JULY 19

9:00 am-11:30 am Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 am-11:30 am General Registration

11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Opening Session of the Business Meeting

6:00 pm-8:30 pm President’s Reception/Dinner

FRIDAY, JULY 20

8:00 am-11:00 am Memorial Service for Deceased Spouse (wear Yellow & Caps)

11:30 am-1:00 pm President’s Luncheon

1:00 pm-5:30 pm Business Meeting Resumes

Evening on Your Own

SATURDAY, JULY 21

8:00 am-9:00 am Memorial Service for Our Members

9:00 am-11:30am Business Meeting Resumes

12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm-4:00 pm Business Meeting Resumes

6:00pm-9:00 pm Installation Banquet

SUNDAY, JULY 22

8:00 am-10:00 am Board of Directors Meeting

Optional Tour: Mississippi River Cruise - information/registration



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Thank you to our 2019 Corporate Sponsors!

Gold ($5,000 per year) Level: Become our 1st 2019 Gold Level Sponsor!

Silver ($2,500 per year) Level: 

       


Bronze ($1,000 per year) Level:

   

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Email: info@goldstarwives.org
Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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