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The 2023 Department of West Virginia Winter Quarterly Meeting will be held on 7 January 2023 in Huntington,  WV at the American Legion, Post 16, 1421 6th Avenue Huntington, WV 25701.  If the weather is bad for the weekend of the 7th of January, the meeting will be moved to the 14th of January 2023 by prior notice of the Department Commandant.  On either date, the Staff Officers Meeting begins at 0930 hours (9:30 AM) with the general business meeting beginning at 1000 hours (10:00 AM).  The West Virginia Pack Growl will immediately follow the Department Meeting.  Lunch will be provided.

Please submit your Detachment's Quarterly Report via email to and bring 15 copies to the meeting to be shared with other Detachments.  The report format will be an attachment to the December Straight Scoop newsletter which was sent out separately.  It is a fillable PDF so it should be easy to complete.  If your Detachment cannot be represented at this meeting, Please contact Sr. Vice Commandant Rick Shank to be excused.  He will be conducting the meeting for Commandant Mike McLain, who will be at his vacation home in Florida.

The uniform code for the quarterly meeting has been modified.  Members can wear polo shirts and black trousers with the fore and aft cover.  The unmodified uniform code must be followed for the Department Convention.
The 2023 MCL Midwinter Staff Conference will be 23-25 February 2023 (check in 22 February, check out 26 February) at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, 777 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA

Group Code: MCL
Phone: (757-622-6664)
Room rate: $129.00 per night + prevailing tax (currently 14%) and includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy.  Please make your room reservation directly to the hotel and register with the host Detachment for the Conference and banquet.
The 2023 Department of West Virginia Convention will be held on 19-21 May 2023 at Comfort Inn & Suites, 167 Elizabeth Pike, Mineral Wells, WV  26150.  Phone: 304-699-0886.  Room rate: $85.00 per night plus tax.  Free breakfast, WI-FI, and parking.  Rooms have refrigerator and microwave.  

DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY!  Please make all reservations through Detachment 1087.  Contact Don Dearth (304-481-9595) for all convention room reservations.
The 2023 MCL National Convention will be held on 14-18 August 2023 in Oklahoma City, OK at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, 100 W Oklahoma City Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK  73109.  Phone: 405-438-6500.  The Room rate is $165.48 and includes tax.  Parking is not included but is $10 per day.  Pet friendly.  Registered Service animals - no charge.  All other pets are $165.00 per week.  Rates good for 3 days prior to and 3 days after the Convention.
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