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Grand Army of the Republic

Allied Orders

THE ANNUAL CONVENTION
of the
ALLIED ORDERS
of the
Grand Army of the Republic
Brattleboro, Vermont
photo on cover of 1949 Convention pamphlet of Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic
IN THE OLDEN DAYS
JUNE 23, 24 and 25
1949


65th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION OF
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, INC.
Business Sessions -- All Souls' Parish House
Headquarters at Hotel Brooks.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd


10:00 A.M.

Registration and Credential Committees will be in Hotel Brooks lobby.

10:30 A.M.

Meeting of Junior Clubs at All Souls' Parish House. Lillian Pecue, Department Club Director in charge.

12:00 Noon.

Junior Club Luncheon. Place to be announced.

3:00 P.M.

Joint Memorial Service to Grand Army of the Republic. All Souls' Parish House.

3:30 P.M.

Meeting of Corps Aides at Hotel Brooks Lobby. Margaret Reece, Dept. Sr. Aide in charge.

4:00 P.M.

Council Meeting at Department Headquarters, Room 212, Dept. President in charge.

6:00 P.M.

Banquet for all Allied Orders and members. Hotel Brooks.

8:00 P.M.

Reception and Get-Together of Allied Organizations in Community Building to which all are invited.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th

8:30 A.M.

Credential Committee will be at Convention Hall to receive credentials and present badges.

9:00 A.M.

Opening Session. Open meeting.

10:00 A.M.

Department President's Address followed by Officers' Reports.

11:00 A.M.

Exchange of Fraternal Greetings.

12:00 Noon. -- Hotel Brooks.

Pioneer Luncheon in charge of Past Presidents.

1:30 P.M.

Opening of Afternoon Session.

2:00 P.M.

Memorial Service in charge of Dept. Chaplain, Jennie Swenson.

3:00 P.M.

Election of Officers.

5:00 P.M.

Daughters' Banquet for all Orders, Hotel Brooks.

8:00 P.M.

Campfire, Presentation of Flag by Dept. Patriotic Instructor, Clara Berry, to the Green Street School.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

7:00 A.M.

Past Dept. Presidents' Breakfast, Hotel Brooks dining room.

9:00 A.M.

Finishing of Business
Installation of Officers
Closing of Convention

67th ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT
SONS OF UNION VETERANS
OF THE CIVIL WAR
Department Headquarters, Hotel Brooks
Business Sessions, G.A.R. Hall, Main Street
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd


12:00 Noon.

Banquet with Sons & Auxiliary, Hotel Brooks.

1:30 P.M.

All Allied Orders, Joint Memorial Service. All Souls' Church.

4:00 P.M.

Meeting of Department Council at Headquarters, Hotel Brooks.

6:00 P.M.

Woman's Relief Corps Banquet.

8:00 P.M.

Reception, Allied Orders, Community Building.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th

7:30 A.M.

Past Camp Commanders and Commanders Breakfast,, Hotel Brooks.

8:30 A.M.

Credential Committee, G.A.R. Hall.

9:00 A.M.

Opening of Encampment.

11:00 A.M.

Greetings Committee.

12:00 Noon.

Past Department Commanders' Luncheon.

1:30 P.M.

Business session, election of officers and installation.

5:00 P.M.

Daughters of Union Veterans Banquet, Hotel Brooks.

7:00 P.M.

Parade.

8:00 P.M.

Campfire, Recreation Building.

59th ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT
AUXILIARY TO SONS OF UNION VETERANS
OF THE CIVIL WAR
Headquarters, Hotel Brooks
Business Sessions, Masonic Temple
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd


10:00 A.M.

Council meets to audit books, Hotel Brooks.

10:30 A.M.

Credential Committee, Headquarters Room, Hotel Brooks.

12:00 Noon.

Banquet Sons of Veterans and Auxiliary, Hotel Brooks.

1:30 P.M.

Ritual Exemplified, Brattleboro Aux. No. 9, Masonic Hall.

3:00 P.M.

Joint Memorial Service for G.A.R., All Souls' Parish House.

6:00 P.M.

W.R.C. Banquet, Hotel Brooks.

8:30 P.M.

Reception, Community Building, Main St.

10:00 P.M.

Our Courtesy Hour, G.A.R. Hall.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th

7:30 A.M.

Past Presidents' Breakfast. Josephine Laurence, President.

9:30 A.M.

Opening of Convention in charge of Chief-of-Staff Gladys Buckman.

10:00 A.M.

convention called to order.

10:15 A.M.

Officers' Reports.

11:00 A.M.

Greetings Committee makes visits.

12:00 Noon.

Past Dept. Presidents' Luncheon.

2:00 P.M.

Convention called to order.

2:30 P.M.

Election of officers.

5:00 P.M.

Daughters' Banquet, Hotel Brooks.

7:00 P.M.

Parade.

8:00 P.M.

Campfire, Community Hall, Main St.
Presentation of Flags.

10:00 P.M.

Sons and Auxiliary Get-Together. G.A.R. Hall.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

9:30 A.M.

Convention called to order.
Installation of Officers.
Closing of Convention.

20th ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS
OF THE CIVIL WAR
Business Sessions -- Episcopal Church
Headquarters, Hotel Brooks.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd


9:00 A.M.

Registration. Lobby, hotel Brooks.
business Session, Episcopal Church, Main St.

10:00 A.M.

Council Meeting. Headquarters Room 121, Hotel Brooks.

6:00 P.M.

Woman's Relief Corps Banquet, Hotel Brooks.

8:00 P.M.

Reception for All Orders, Community hall.
Dancing.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th

8:00 A.M.

Registration at Episcopal Church.

8:30 A.M.

Opening Session.

9:99 A.M.

Presidents' and Officers' Reports.

9:45 A.M.

Nomination of Officers.

10:30

Greeting Committee.

12:00 Noon.

1:00 P.M.

Memorial Service in charge Dept. Chaplain Emma Nichols.

1:45 P.M.

Initiation of Members.

2:45 P.M.

nomination and Election of Officers.

4:00 P.M.

Adjourn for Banquet.

5:00 P.M.

Fathers and Daughters Banquet. All Orders.

7:00 P.M.

Parade.

8:00 P.M.

Camp Fire at Community Hall.
Memorial Service for the Grand Army of the Republic.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

9:00 A.M.

Convention called to order.
Unfinished business.
Installation of Officers.
Closing of Convention.

42nd ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE
LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY
OF THE REPUBLIC
Department Headquarters, Hotel Brooks
Business Sessions -- Methodist Church

THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd

Department Headquarters will be established at Hotel Brooks, where all members will be welcomed. Business sessions will be held at the Methodist Church parlors.

Registration Committee: Alice Snow and Alice Valliere. Register and receive your Convention Badge. Fee 25c.

The Council of Administration: Genevieve Millard, Vera Louis and Maude Quinn. Please meet at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 23rd, to audit books.

The Credential Committee: Mary St. Cyr and Emma LaFrenier. Please meet at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23rd. Please see that correct credential lists are in the hands of the Department Secretary before Convention starts at 1:30 P.M.

Convention Appointments: Conductor, Alice Snow; Assistant Conductor, Vera Louis; Guards, Alice Valliere and Genevieve Millard.

All Circle Presidents: Please send Quarterly Reports with per capita tax to Department Secretary, Laura Paro; also, Circle Flag Fund and Ways and Means Fund must be in by June 1st.

Convention will open at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, June 23rd, to hear reports of Department Officers and Circle Presidents, and to transact as much business as convenient, to avoid a crowded day Friday.

Our National President Edna M. Ray hopes to be with us for this Convention. She has promised that National will be represented this year.

Friday, June 24th, meeting will open at 9:00 A.M. All officers please wear white.

Memorial Service will be conducted by Coy J. B. Meade Circle No. 1 of Barre. Sister Mary St. Cyr in charge.

Greeting Committee will be sent to and received from Allied Organizations from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon.

12:00 o'clock noon -- recess for lunch.

1:15 P.M. Ritualistic work will be exemplified by James A. Garfield Circle No. 4 of Burlington.

New business, election of officers, delegates, and alternates, installation of officers, closing ceremony.

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic will present a flag to the Essex Junction High School. Presentation to be made by Department Patriotic Instructor, Florence Greenough.

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic will march with the allied organizations on Friday night before the Camp Fire.

Source: Pamphlet, title as listed above. Courtesy of Tom Ledoux.