Each June, the Convention is hosted by a different Detachment. There are two ways you can be registered to attend and both can be found on the Department Convention Page.
- Delegate Registration: Each Detachment must register and pay the delegate fee for their allotted Delegates* using the Delegate Registration form.
- Individual Registration: Every member in good standing can attend the Department Convention. You must pay the registration fee and provide your contact information.
*CHAPTER TWO-Section 2025: (a) Delegates, alternates and members desiring to attend business sessions or hospitality room functions of a Department Convention must be vetted by the Hosting Detachment, pay the registration fee and be issued a Convention Badge at the convention. Vetting is done via March 31st roster plus new members shown on Transmittals showing they are now in good standing as attested by the Detachment Commandant or their duly appointed representative. (b) Delegates, alternates and members may bring guests and if the guests desire to attend business sessions or Hospitality Room functions of a Department Convention must pay the registration fee and be issued a Convention Badge at the convention. (c) Detachment Delegates and Alternates to the Department Convention shall be determined on the basis of said Detachment’s membership on record With the Department Credential Committee as of March 31st roster or Detachment Transmittals showing that delegate or alternate is now in good standing immediately preceding the Department Convention. The delegate voting strength of each Detachment shall be as follows: for the first ten (10) Regular members, one (1) Delegate and/or one (1) Alternate; for each additional full block of ten (10) Regular members, one (1) Delegate and/or one (1) Alternate; for a partial number of ten (10) Regular members, one (1) Delegate and/or one Alternate. However, no Delegate strength of a Detachment shall be computed by including Associate members or Honorary members in such Detachment’s total membership. (d) Should a Detachment be in default of payments of funds from any source (including Transmittals and PLM reports) due the Department of Texas as of June 1st, prior to the Department Convention, such fact shall be reported by the Department Paymaster to the affected Detachment, and to the Department Convention Credentials Committee. The Credentials of that Detachment’s Delegates and Alternates shall not be approved unless settlement is made by the Detachment’s Delegates at the convention site in cash, unless previously resolved. (e) A Detachment which, as of May 31 immediately prior to the current Department Convention, has members not listed or unpaid on the March 31 roster must provide the Credential Committee copies of the transmittal showing the member is in good standing. (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of Administrative Procedures Section 2025(d) above, no paid member in good standing may be deprived of his individual vote at a Department Convention. (g) Convention Badges may only be claimed by that individual.