2019 National Reunion

National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association
National Convention
August 19 - 25, 2019

Host Hotel
University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806
417.864.7333
http://upspringfield.com/

Make your plans to join us for the 2019 National Convention along historic Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri as we celebrate the start of the next century of this great Association.

The first convention of the U.S. Army’s 4th Division was held at Neuenahr, Germany June 29, 1919. The proposals and concepts adopted by the Association in 1919 are still in effect 100 years later. The Officers of the Association are still elected from the general membership and they established the ‘Ivy Leaves’ as the Association’s official publication which published its first issue on October 25, 1919. The three monuments to the Division’s fallen in battle were erected by the 4th Engineer Regiment prior to the Division leaving France are still under the care of the Association’s Monument committee along with another monument that would come years later at Utah Beach, Normandy, France. Learn more about the Association’s history at the ‘About Us’ link on the website’s main menu.

The 2019 National Convention is hosted by the Mid-West and Carolinas Chapter’s

Make your Hotel reservations direct with the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center at 417-864-7333 ask for reservations and mention the 4th Infantry Division Reunion, Or use the direct Hotel Reservations Link (below) on the 4IDA website to secure your sleeping rooms. Make your room reservations early
Hotel Room Rate Cut-Off and Room block release – July 20, 2019

The Daily Room rate for Standard King or Two Queen Beds is $ 97.00 plus tax and includes daily breakfast buffet in the Terrace Grille for up to 4 registered hotel guests per room. The Rate also includes complimentary parking, (SGF) airport shuttle service and Wifi access and usage.

Mail Your Reunion Registration Forms and Payment by July 20, 2019 using the information on the registration form in the Ivy Leaves or download it from the 4IDA website.

Please make note of the follow items:Handicap Lift capability on transportation Buses is limited, availability will be based on the date of your reservation. You will be notified in advance if we cannot accommodate your request. A Valid State or Federally issued Photo ID is required for everyone on the Ft Leonard Wood tour. We will need your Full Name, DL Number or Passport Number to be submitted with your registration. Use the link below for a form to submit your ID information.  No concealed weapons allowed on post. If you need more detail visit www.wood.army.mil. The Mid-West Chapter is selling Reunion Shirts. Use the Shirt Pre-Order form in the Ivy Leaves or download it from the 4IDA website. If you sign up for Golf on Thursday, you will be contacted individually with the details, for club rentals and green fees.

Click Here for the Room Reservations Link to the University Plaza Hotel

Click Here to download / print the Reunion Registration Form

Click Here for Form to send your ID Information for the FLW Tour

Click Here to download / print the Reunion Shirt Order Form

Click Here to download / print the National Convention Schedule of Events

Click Here to download / view the National Convention Tour Details
 

2019 National Convention Schedule of Events

Monday – August 19, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
Early Arrivals – On Your Own Activities
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
1:00 PM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s

Tuesday – August 20, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Check in and Bus Loading for Ft Leonard Wood Tour
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Visit to Ft Leonard Wood - VALID PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED  
Submit Full Name(s), DL Number or Passport Number with your registration if on FLW tour
9:00 AM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s 

Wednesday – August 21, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
9:00 AM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Check in and Bus Loading for City Tours
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Visit TASMG facility, lunch and tour Pythian Castle, and visit Air & Military Museum
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – E-Board Meeting  – Arkansas 
7:00 PM – Late PM – Committee / Chapter Meetings – Arkansas 

Thursday – August 22, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
9:00 AM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s
Golf Outing TBD – Watch for details here and in the Ivy Leaves
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Check in and Bus Loading for Branson Tour
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Visit to the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Lunch & Museum tour
Noon – Late PM – Committee / Chapter Meetings – Arkansas 

Friday – August 23, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
9:00 AM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM - First Business Meeting – Colorado A
11:00AM – 2:00 PM – The Ladies Luncheon – Arkansas
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – R&R Reception with a Cash Bar, Memory Book Group and Individual Photos
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – The R&R Dinner & Dance with DJ – Kansas
8:00 PM – Raffle drawing winners can pick up items from the Hospitality room

Saturday – August 24, 2019 University Plaza Hotel
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Registration – Atrium East
9:00 AM – Late PM – Hospitality – John Q’s
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM - Final Business Meeting – Colorado A
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Banquet Reception with Cash Bar, Memory Book Group and Individual Photos
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – The Flames of Remembrance Banquet – Kansas

Sunday – August 25, 2019
Departure Day 

2019 Quilt Raffle: This year’s beautiful quilt was crafted by our first lady Donna Bumpus. The Drawing will be held at the National Convention’s annual banquet.

Tickets are available by mail and at the Reunion registration desk for a ($5) donation per ticket. You do not have to be present to win.

To request Tickets by mail send your donation check to:

Don Kelby
National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association
P.O. Box 1914
St. Peters, MO 63376-0035

Make your donation payable to: 4ID Association, write 2019 Quilt donation in the memo line. Make sure to include your name, address, phone, email, and the number of raffle tickets ($5 each) you wish to purchase.

On Your Own Activity Suggestions

Springfield Dine-Around is being planned for Thursday evening August 22nd, Get a group together and experience what Springfield has to offer. This is your chance to explore on your own some of the great dining venues in and around Springfield. Within walking distance or a few minutes’ drive from the hotel, you can experience a large variety of different palate pleasing meals.  There are numerous different ethnic venues as well as burger joints, pizza palaces etc.  If Sushi is your thing, or other Asian styles, Springfield has it.  https://www.springfieldmo.org/dining

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium - 500 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO - Voted America’s best aquarium and best new attraction, Wonders of Wildlife is the newest addition to the Bass Pro World. Experience the Wonders of wildlife.  Explore over 1.5 miles of immersive galleries that take you into the natural habitats of the animal kingdom. Get up close and personal with big game and other mammals in the Wildlife Galleries, and dive into the ocean world in the Aquarium Adventure. www.wondersofwildlife.org

Branson, Missouri is just 40 miles south of Springfield in the Ozark Mountains offering year-round shows and attractions, and a wide range of festivals, concerts and special events that draw people to the area. https://www.explorebranson.com

Watch this space for more details as they become available

 “Get your kicks on Route 66”  

See more about the area at: https://www.springfieldmo.org