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The Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
is excited to continue as a proud supporter of

Pets for Vets®
A National Nonprofit Organization dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter dogs by rescuing, training, and matching them with American Veterans who need a companion pet. More information on how you or your Circle can help will be available soon! If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit the website below.

138th Annual National Encampment August 8-10, 2024
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic at the National Headquarters & Museum in Valley City, Ohio

Registration form available here

Schedule of Events

August 8th
2:00-3:00 PM Budget Committee Review  HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
3:00-5:00 PM Advisory Council HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
7:00-7:30 PM Town Waling Tour HQ & Museum
7:30-9:00 PM Official Grand Opening Reception HQ & Museum
7:30-9:00 PM Registration  HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
August 9th   
8:30-9:00 AM Coffee & Registration HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
9:00–9:15 AM Opening HQ & Museum
9:15-9:30 AM Floral Drill HQ & Museum
9:30-10:30 AM Initiation/Institution HQ & Museum
10:30-12:00 PM Business Session-Reports HQ & Museum
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:30-4:00 PM Business Session HQ & Museum
1:30-4:00 PM Family-Spouse Touring Local stops via carpool
4:00-4:30 PM Installation of Officers HQ & Museum
6:00-9:00 PM Banquet Fundraiser HQ & Museum, 1st floor
August 10th
9:00-10:30 AM Final Advisory Council Meeting HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
11:00-11:30 AM Memorial Service HQ & Museum, 2nd floor
1:00-6:00 PM Touring Day Medina County Stops Carpool

Convention Accomodations

Comfort Suites
1464 Town Center Blvd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Dates: 8-7-24 to 8-11-24
Room Rate Average $129/night
Secure your room now! Call 330-558-9961
Room Block in “LGAR”
Rates: Wed-Thurs $128 Fri-Sat $140
Located 6 miles from the center of Valley City, all on the same main street Ohio State Route 303
Complimentary Hot Breakfast & Indoor Pool. The hotel is located 16 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Walk to restaurant and groceries from hotel.

Meet the National President

Madeline Rock

Madeline Rock of the Margaret M. Orr Circle #105 of Ohio was elected for the high office of National President at the 137th National Convention in Aurora, IL. Having served in most Circle Offices, and a few Department Offices before the Department folded, she has served at the National level of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc. as National Secretary for 3 consecutive years, as Sr. Vice Pro-tem for multiple years, Editor of the Bugle Call for 4 terms, and held appointed responsibilities such as social media manager, LBNCC liaison for 2 terms, and presented our organization with our National Project “Pets for Vets” along with the designs and items for fundraising purposes for this project over the course of 6 years. Madeline has been an active lifetime member so far, with 3 Past National Presidents in her immediate family, as well as a great Aunt and great grandmother. Madeline has donated 39 hours for the creation of our Sandusky, Ohio Museum Room, and has given many hours each year to the benefit of our organization in this capacity. Additionally for 5 years Madeline assisted with the National Archives Project by working on the scanning at the Cleveland Public Digital Library.

Madeline joined the Ladies of the G.A.R. under her great uncle Martin P. Durkee, who served in the 29th OVI from Geauga County Ohio. She has several Civil War ancestors and has been able to visit where many of them served on various battlefields across the country.

Outside of LGAR, she serves on the nonprofit board for her family’s nationally historic landmark, the Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House Association, and volunteers many hours to this property. She owns her own Apothecary business, and works in an administrative position at her local fitness center. Her Volunteer work has included yearly hours at her local community and preservation center, and gives time to the United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers nonprofit, assisting in fundraising for their Helping Hand Fund. Madeline has been raised in Civil War Reenacting & Living History activities in general, which have spawned a love of history for America. She will continue to remain active with her home LGAR Circle, and intends to work closely with Miss Sawyer’s “Kids with a Cause” nonprofit, as well as “Pets for Vets” projects and our new National Headquarters Museum in the coming year.


The National Brochure is available here.

Supplies can be ordered from the National Treasurer by mailing requests to:
Jan Stevenson
1024 Irvington Ave NE
Massillon, OH 44646
or by email here - Jan Stevenson

Checks should be made payable to
"National Organization, L.G.A.R."

Supplies Price List
Application Blanks (available via download as well)
Memebrship Badges, New
 $ 3.00
Constitution and Bylaws
 $ 15.00
Receipt Books
 $ 1.50
Warrant Books
 $ 1.75
Membership Cards
 $ 0.10
Honorable Discharge Cards
 $ 0.10
Transfer Cards
 $ 0.10
Charter Application
Charter Replacement
Organization Pamphlets 24 brochures (shipping)
$ 6.00
Music and Words from Ode Card
 $ 1.50
LGAR Bumper Sticker $ 0.50
Charms $ 5.00
Past Convention Ribbons and Medals Donation
Pets for Vets Dog Tags $ 5.00
LGAR Tumblers $12.00
LGAR Magnets $ 5.00
LGAR Decals $ 3.00


Please contact National Treasurer for shipping cost prior to submitting your order.

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