2017 National Convention – St. Louis

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Make plans now to “meet us in St. Louis”!

Convention Logistics Page (Tentative Agenda, proposed amendments to Bylaws, etc) – click HERE

Tentative Agenda – click HERE

Proposed Amendments to the CWV Constitution & Bylaws – click HERE

Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary National Convention – August 6 – 12, 2017


St. Louis Hotel

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac — 1335 South Lindbergh Blvd. — Saint Louis, Missouri, 63131


Come join us for our 82nd Annual National Convention in America’s heartland!  Whether this is your first Convention or you’ve been to several or more, come with us and experience all the usual fun of meetings, Bylaw changes, resolutions, awards, and elections. Trips to local attractions have been planned. You’ll have plenty of time for exploring the area on your own. Enjoy fellowship together at the National Commanders & Chaplains and the National Presidents luncheons and evenings in the Hospitality Room. We’ll close the week with the grand Convention Banquet on Saturday night.

Cost per night is $120.00 with taxes (and free parking) is $139.04. Make your reservations now using the number below. You must mention that you are coming for the Catholic War Veterans Convention. TEL: 1-314-993-1100. Click picture below or click HERE to go to the Catholic War Veterans Hotel Reservation page. Deadline for hotel reservations is July 16, 2017.


Check out the Convention News flier – it has all the information you’ll need to:
  • place ads from you, your Post, Unit, Department or supportive businesses in our Program Journal.
  • A description, cost, dates and departure times for the trips 
  • Pick your entrees for the Luncheons and Banquet

Click HERE to open the flyer. Print and mail with payment to address listed on the form.

Explore St. Louis – planned trips and other items to see while in St. Louis (click on the pictures to go to associated websites):

The Arch at niteWednesday, August 9 — Take a trip with the CWV and enjoy the many facets of the Arch – including a movie about its construction, a general store, and of course the ride to the top of the Arch. Other attractions near the Arch (click on picture for more information on that attraction):

St. Louis Old Courthouse

The majestic Old Courthouse is one of St. Louis’ most prominent architectural landmarks and is now the visitors’ center for the Gateway Arch. Visit the Old Courthouse to purchase your timed tickets to enter the Arch, ride to the top and see the film Monument to the Dream.

The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850, and where Virginia Minor’s case for a woman’s right to vote came to trial in the 1870s. You may tour this historic structure, and visit the restored courtrooms to learn more about our 19th century judicial system.


The Basilica of St. Louis, King also called the Old Cathedral. Visitors are always welcome. While tours are not allowed during services, taking time to enjoy the peace and serenity of the church is a welcome respite in the center of a bustling downtown. This basilica is a beautiful example of American sacred architecture. This is a must-see stop for the architecture, art, and an amazing organ!


Thursday, August 10 — “Take me out to the ballgame..” Watch the hometown St. Louis Cardinals take on the Kansas City Royals in what is sure to be an exciting outing for all.


St.Louis Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo – No visit to St. Louis is complete without a trip to the world-famous facility . Small wonder, with more than 600 species represented on 90 beautifully landscaped acres in historic Forest Park. Enjoy our animals and entertainment throughout the zoo!



Six Flags St. Louis – Truly an experience with almost too much to do in a day! Thrill rides, water rides, rides for children and for those of us that are “big kids”. Live entertainment, shopping and dining round out your “things-to-do” list while here.


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Plaza Frontenac – Located down the street from the hotel is Plaza Frontenac , famous for its dining, shopping and entertainment options. Shop, eat and catch a movie – what more can you ask for?


Other things to do in your down time from Convention

Area attractions listing 1 (with links and contact info)

Area attractions listing 2 (with links and descriptions)


 

Interested now? Click HERE to fill in and print the Application to join the CWV and Auxiliary. Click HERE to pay your dues online – current members can renew here also!