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

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.

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 - PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED  
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 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF PLANNED TOURS

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