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2018 Convention is in Bemidji at the Sandford Event Center November 15 - 17.  Details to follow.  Just in: The  Johnny Holm band has been booked for the entertainment for the November 16 Friday evening Banquet.  

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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