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2021 Convention and Exposition - St Cloud, MN  on November 18-19, 2021

Convention Program: Program booklet.pdf

Official Schedule of Events: 2021 Schedule of Events.pdf

Seminar descriptions: 2021 Class Descriptions with numbering.docx  

Class Schedule: Class Schedule Final.pdf

Hotel blocks open Tuesday, August 17 and will be open until the hotel rooms are gone or November 4th.

You can register on-line at

St Cloud Information

Convention Attendee Registration Packet: Registration packet 2021.pdf

Convention Attendee Registration Form: 2021 Registration .pdf

Convention Exhibitor Registration Packet: Exhibitor Registration packet.pdf

Exhibitor online registration link: 

Convention & Expo

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The 2019 ACM convention and expo is in the books. Thanks to all that participated and attended. 

The 2021 ACM convention and expo will be held in St Cloud, November 18 - 19. Details to follow as they become available. Registration packets for attendees and exhibitors will be out in August.

Attached please find an updated schedule of events and seminar schedule with descriptions. There may still be some minor tweaks, but the majority is set.

Permits for the 3 pm Friday afternoon bingo session have been attained. Attached is the bingo program.

There is still time to sign up for the convention/expo. Details are available on the ACM website, under the Convention/Expo tab. Thirty six seminars, exhibit hall, two nights of great entertainment, a chance to relax for a couple of days, see old friends, make new friends, lots of good food and drink and explore a great city that you may or may not be familiar with.

Rules Update: The Gambling Control Board Notice of Intent to Adopt and Revisor Rules Draft are available on the ACM website,  under the News tab.


2018 Scheduleofevents 10252018.pdf

2018 bemidji seminar descriptions 10312018.pdf

Update on Bemidji. There are hotel rooms available. The AmericInn, Best Western and Holiday Inn Express will have their ACM room blocks open until November 2. The Quality Inn and Super 8 will close their room blocks on October 15. See contact information below.

We currently have 35 seminars being offered. 5 by the Gambling Control Board, 2 by the Department of Revenue, 2 by the Department of Public Service, 2 by ACM Attorney Mary Magnuson, 2 by Tom Horner, 2 by Mark Irving, 8 ACM Group Discussions and 12 by Exhibitors. Seminar descriptions will be out later this month.

Thursday night we have our pizza welcome party and we also have C Willi Myles entertaining us. We consider C Willi a member of the ACM family. He is a gifted entertainer.

Friday afternoon we will be having a cash bingo session with a must go $1000 cover-all being conducted by the North Country Snowmobile club. All proceeds are going to the Bemidji area food shelf.

Friday evening is the banquet and entertainment by the Johnny Holm band. Johnny is a Minnesota legend that is not to be missed.

If you have not registered for the convention, there is still time to do so. Registration is attached. Additional information can be found on the ACM website ( under the Convention & Expo tab.

Come to Bemidji. You will learn, share, have fun and be entertained. Hope to see you there.

AmericInn Lodge and Suites $99.90 per night (tax not included).  218-751-3000. 3.93 miles from the Sanford Center.  Shuttle bus service provided.

Best Western $99.00 per night (tax not included).  218-751-0390. 4.84 miles from the Sanford Center.  Shuttle service not provided, free parking at Sanford Center.

Holiday Inn Express $104.95 per night (tax not included).  218-751-2487. 3.92 miles from the Sanford Center.  Shuttle bus service provided.

Quality Inn $103 per night (tax not included). 218-444-7700. 6.42 miles from the Sanford Center.  Shuttle bus service not provided, free parking at the Sanford Center.

Super 8 $88.98 per night (tax not included). 218-308-9046. 4.5 miles from the Sanford Center.  Shuttle bus service provided.

Here is the link to register on-line for the convention: Bemidji2018

2018 registration packet: 2018conventionregistrationpacket08222018.pdf

2018 Friday tour sign-up sheet: 2018fridaytourregistration08062018.pdf

2018 hotel information: 2018 cande hotel info 07242018.pdf

2018 hard copy registration form: 2018 cande hard copy registration form 07242018.pdf

2018 Preliminary schedule of events: 2018 Scheduleofevents 08012018.pdf

2019 ACM Director Application: 2019 ACM Director Application 07242018.pdf

2018 Exhibitor Registration: 2018exhibitorregistration08102018.pdf

The 2018 registration packet  and on-line registration/hotel booking will be out on Monday, August 27.  Information will be posted to this page and sent to all members on our e-mail list.  There will also be a hard copy going out to each organization address and GM address.  

2018 Convention is in Bemidji at the Sandford Event Center November 15 - 17.  THE Johnny Holm band has been booked to be the banquet entertainment Friday night.  Remember to pack your dancing shoes!

2017 Convention and Expo Program 2017 program-7 (1).pdf

Seminar update w/descriptions: 2017 ACM Class Descriptions 10242017.pdf

2017 Convention and Exposition in St. Cloud, MN November 16 - 18.  Details to be posted as they come available. 

There are still rooms available at the Homewood Suites and the Hampton Inn and Suites.  Let them know that you are with ACM and you will get the group rate.  

2017 Convention and Expo Member Registration Packet 2017memberregistration08112017.pdf

Clarification on room reservations at the Kelly Inn.  They require a two night minimum stay.  They do this because many exhibitors only stay Thursday evening as they head home after the exhibit hall closes on Friday afternoon.  A majority of members stay Thursday and Friday evening.  The two night minimum is intended to have rooms available for members staying two nights.  

2017 Convention and Expo Member and Exhibitor On-line registration link Registration

2017 Exhibitor Rental form from A&N Convention Services Allied Charities Rental 08142017.pdf

2017 Convention and Expo Exhibitor Registration Packet 2017exhibitorpacket08112017.pdf

Exhibitors, please notify Al Lund if you would like seminar time slot.

2016 Convention and Expo video

2016 Convention and Exposition in Rochester, MN, November 17-19.

Petition Posters: Petition Posters (2).pdf

Executive Director's Banquet Speech: 2016 ed banquet speech for website.pdf

2016 Program: 2016 program-1-5.pdf

The Healthy Living Lecture at the Mayo Clinic next Friday morning has been cancelled.  Only ten people had signed up and we needed to commit to a much larger number to have the event.  Refunds will be made.

The Four Daughter's Winery tour will be held next Friday pm.  Trolleys will leave the Mayo Civic (at the pick up and drop off point) at Noon and return shortly after 3 pm.

Transportation Info: 2016trolleyschedule07152016.docx

From the MN Bookstore:

A quick note to let you know that the new 2016 editions of the Gambling Laws, Gambling Rules  and Lawful Gambling Manual (also known as the Gambling Manager’s Handbook) are now available from Minnesota’s Bookstore.

 Here are links to all three books from our web site: 

2016 Gambling Laws:
2016 Gambling Rules:

2016 Lawful Gambling Manual (also known as the Gambling Managers Handbook): 

If you’d prefer to order over the phone with a credit card, feel free to give the bookstore a call at 651.297.3000 (metro) or 1.800.657.3757(nationwide).

 One final note – we’ll be selling all Gambling Control Board products at the Allied Charities Conference later in November in Rochester.  Our booth will be located near the Gambling Control Board book. Stop by and say hello!

Preliminary program packet: 2016candeprogramdraft10182016.pdf

Seminar Descriptions.  Not yet in stone, but should not change substantially.  Sleeping rooms are available at the Centerstone Plaza and the Kahler properties.  All hotels will be serviced by shuttle.

2016 ACM Class Descriptions 10042016.pdf

Banquet Entertainment.  Direct from Nashville Gary West.

With nearly 30 years of experience working beside many of the legends of country music including Little Jimmy Dickens, Del Reeves, Tommy Cash and other Opry greats, Gary West has a unique perspective and a strong reverence for the timeless music he grew up with. In addition to his many years performing on the world famous Grand Ole Opry, he has also toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

With a love and reverence for classic country music, West has developed a remarkable show which is a tribute to many country legends including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and many other greats. With his uncanny ability to channel not only the spirit but also the sound of these legends, West brings their music alive on stage every night. His audience is full of an interesting mix of longtime classic country fans and a whole new generation who are excited to discover this enduring music for the first time.

Watch Gary's video

Gary's website

Registration and info links:

Registration deadline is November 11. All registrations after that date will need to made at the convention.

All hotel reservations are to made directly with the hotels. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE PART OF THE ALLIED CHARITIES RESERVATION BLOCK.  

See you in Rochester!

Results of the 2015 Survey taken at the Duluth Convention 2015 Convention Survey Results (1).pdf

ACM Convention/Expo number 25 is in the books.  We hope that you had a wonderful time.  Next year we are in Rochester November 17 - 19.  News to follow as we have it.

Survey results in regards to future conventions is being tabulated and will be released as soon as possible.  

Thanks again to all of you that attended and exhibited in Duluth.  

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