MANCHESTER — American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Hampshire delegates will gather in Manchester at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel for their annual convention Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23, to conduct business and to elect the officers for the 2019-20 year.

The ALA will officially turn 100 on Nov. 10, 2019.

ALA Department of New Hampshire President Carol Maynard of Epping will preside over the meetings.

First Vice President Linda Dupont of Gorham, 2nd Vice President Donna Bryant of Jaffrey, Secretary/Treasurer Joyce Flanders of New Ipswich, Historian Terri Ouellette of Candia and Chaplain Melissa Greenwood of Bedford will be in attendance to assist with, and run parts of, the meetings throughout the weekend.

A general timeline is as follows:

June 20: The members of the Past Presidents Parley will dine at Belmont Hall (718 Grove St.); hold a penny sale; and conduct a Memorial Service for the past junior presidents, unit presidents, district directors and department presidents who passed away during the 2018-19 year.

June 21: The ALA convention will officially start after a joint Memorial Service with The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion to honor the lives of all known New Hampshire American Legion family members who passed away over the past year.

June 21-22: The Scholastic Award recipients and ALA program award winners will be announced.

June 22: The ALA department officers and the eight district directors will be elected for the 2019-20 year. The delegates and alternate delegates to the National Convention will also be elected. An installation ceremony for the newly elected officers will take place at 1:30 p.m. In the evening, there will be a Legion Family Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.

June 23: The American Legion Family delegation will end the convention, with the Legion Riders assisting at the laying of the wreaths at the Gold Star Mothers Monument at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel and at the monuments at Veterans Park in Manchester.

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