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78th Annual National Convention

  • 11 Jul 2023
  • 16 Jul 2023
  • Arlington, Virginia


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Click here for the 2023 PROXY form for those not attending in person.

Tuesday, July 11 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM           General Registration – Navy League Lobby

Wednesday, July 12

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM         2nd Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 AM –                             General Registration – Navy League Lobby

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM         Credentials Ballot Counting

12:30 PM -1:30 PM           Lunch

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM            Arlington National Cemetery Tomb

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM            Dinner

Thursday, July 13

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM         2nd Board Meeting Continues

8:00 AM -1:30 AM            Free Time and Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM            Opening Ceremonies

                                             Business Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM           President’s Reception (Restaurant)

Dinner on your own

Friday, July 14

8:00 AM - 11:30  PM        Business Meeting

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM      Members Memorial                                 

12:30 – 2:00                       President’s Luncheon

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM            Business Meeting Resumes

Dinner on your own                     

Saturday, July 15

8:00 AM -  10:00 AM           Memorial for Spouses

10:30 AM –  until finished  Business Meeting  - Installation

TBD                                           Lunch on your own                                           

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM              Convention Banquet, special awards, and gifts

Sunday, July 16, 2023 

9:30 AM – 10:30                  1st Board Meeting

In-person hotel arrangements have been made at the Hyatt Place Arlington Courthouse Plaza.  Reservations at edited link:

Instruction for Registering at the Hyatt Place Hotel for Convention:

There have been some problems with the original link to register for the hotel for our National Convention.  Please see below for new instructions on how to register.

Please email the following information to Ruveyde Gugus at

The Guests first and last name

Arrival and departure dates

Room type: King or double Queen

How many guests are staying in the room

Credit card information:

          Type of care (Amex, Visa, MC)

          Credit Card Number and expiration date:   Name on the card must be identical to the reservation name

If guests are making the reservation for another person and paying for their stay, the credit card form must be completed.

Hyatt Place, Arlington/Court House Plaza – Tel: 571-800-6244


Thank you to our 2023 Corporate Sponsors! See 2022 Convention Sponsors!

Gold Level


Silver Level 

Bronze Level

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

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