From the VFW
Hope everyone is doing well, as you all know the Southern Conference will be held here in Louisville, Kentucky Starting on Friday Oct. 19-21, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. We know a lot of our members likes to arrive on Thursday. We are sorry to say that all of Thursday night rooms are booked, the hotel could only give us 100 rooms on Thursday due to a convention already booked through Thursday, even the hotels in the area is taken. The hotel says when the other convention deadline ends, sometime in Sept. that we could have those rooms not used. We are asking you to please let your membership know when they call the hotel to make sure they say for Friday, if they say Thursday they will probably say the hotel is full, I’m sure you all know what i’m talking about. Please ask them to call early so in case we need to add more rooms on Friday and Sat.. We are planning to have a great Conference with great entertainment on Friday night. The Memorial service and Joint meeting will be on Sat. Morning with VFW business meeting to follow. Flying Squadron will be on Friday afternoon. We will be keeping an eye on the hotels in the area and if anything changes for Thursday you will be notified.
Please call me if you have any questions,
Carl J. Kaelin
Past National Chief of Staff
Veterans of Foreign Wars