Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
For the first time since 2004, this year’s national convention returns to the Biggest Little City in the World. The 97th DAV and Auxiliary National Convention will convene July 14–17, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev.
The convention is an opportunity to advocate for ill and injured veterans, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members, and help shape the DAV and Auxiliary agenda for the coming year. It also allows for a hearty dose of fun in this premier vacation destination for attendees.
After spending time working alongside fellow veterans and members to help shape our organizations’ future, you can experience a multitude of one-of-a-kind experiences in the city. Reno offers something for everyone. Downtown’s National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 vintage cars; the Midtown District is lined with shops and restaurants; and north of downtown, the Animal Ark sanctuary is home to rescued bears, cheetahs and other wildlife. Also, Lake Tahoe is just 22 miles away. With seemingly endless shopping, dining and recreational activities, Reno has attractions for all to enjoy.
The convention is again on the traditional Saturday through Tuesday schedule. Additionally, mark your calendars as Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are slated to play Monday night.
Attendees may receive special room rates of $84 per night for a Grand Sierra Resort basic single or double room, and $104 per night for a Summit single or double room. Reservations can be made online through the DAV convention website or by calling 800-648-5080. Be sure to say you are reserving under the Disabled American Veterans room block when making reservations.
The Transportation Security Administration can facilitate the screening of injured or wounded veterans. After making flight reservations, veterans (or their care coordinators) should contact a TSA Cares representative by calling toll-free 855-787-2227 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. A representative will either provide screening information relevant to the veteran’s disability, or the veteran may be referred to experts at TSA for help through the screening process.
Visit dav.org/events/2018-national-convention for more information.