2018 MCL National Convention, Buffalo, NY_Events Page
2018 Marine Corps League National Convention August 12, 2018 to August 18, 2018 Buffalo, New York

Brought to you by,

"The Marine Corps League Department of New York

and the Marine Corps League Department of New York Auxiliary and Devil Dogs"!

With a lot of help from Visit Buffalo, The Hyatt Hotel, the Buffalo Convention Center and the people of Buffalo, NY

 

Welcome to the 2018 MCL National Convention Events Page. This page will feature and highlight the events that will be taking place at the convention.

Please be advised that changes and or cancellations in the programs may occur due to lack of participation or other unforeseen problems. Any person that books an event that is effected by any issue that is not the responsibility of the ticket purchaser will be refunded.

If you are flying to the Convention you must sign up on the $40.00 Round Trip page above. Mail or Email the Flight information no later than July 22, 2018.

 

Breaking News, It's all good

 

I have worked out an agreement with Delta Airlines for discounted airfares to Buffalo for the Convention.

Delta Airlines Discounted Airfares to Buffalo NY for the 2018 MCL National Convention.

Click Delta Airlines Discounted Group Booking Link You must use this link to get the discount, if you call the 800 Reservations line, you will be subject to the standard reservations booking fee in addition to the airfare.

You will receive 2%, 5%, or 10% off your airfare depending on your originating city.

Dates available for discount is August 6, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Contact Gregory Hunt, Director National Conventions at (828) 342-2024 if you have questions or problems booking via the link.

 

Semper Fi,

Gregory Hunt

Chairman

National Conventions Committee

All events must be selected, signed up for, and paid by July 22, 2018.

 

When using the Pay Pal "Add to Cart", click "Return to Shopping" on upper right of Cart Form, to add more to your cart, then checkout after last selection.

This saves on the amount of time you have to input your credit card information.

 

If you do not use Pay Pal for the purchase of your events, Please select your events from the Web Page including the Name, Date and Item Number of the event . Make your check or money order out to Marine Corps League Department of New York and place in the note section "Convention Events"  then mail to:

Jeffrey Smith,

337 Winton St.

Syracuse, NY 13203

 

Sunday August 12, 2018

Day One

 The Early Bird Party

4PM to 7PM  cost $50.00 Per Person

Food and Cash Bar

Transportation to and from by

Free Trolley, Handicap Accessible

Event ID: EB1218

Buffalo Naval / Military Park Museum and Display will be the first evening Early Bird Event. Please Join us for Drinks and Music to kick off the Best Convention Ever. There will be more information to Follow.

Monday August 13, 2018

Day Two

Niagara Falls USA

Cost $35.00 Per Person Round Trip. Twice Daily 9:00AM to 3:00PM

& 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Event ID: NF11318

Event ID: NF21318

    Upon departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus, you will travel up to Niagara Falls USA to explore the region on your own. You

can visit Niagara Falls State Park which features

attractions including the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride,

New York State  Observation Tower, Cave of the

Winds, and Niagara Adventure Theatre.

    Or, you can access the Discover Niagara Heritage

Shuttle, a hop on-hop off shuttle which includes

14 unique stops between Niagara Falls NY

and Old Fort Niagara. Stops include the

Niagara Falls Aquarium, the Third Street District, which is home to several different eateries, and the historical villages of Lewiston and Youngstown where many charming and quaint shops are available.

    If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you can cross the Rainbow Bridge by foot (Passports and proper ID required) for a minimal toll.

    Once your time in Niagara Falls has concluded, you will meet the bus back at the designated pick up area and be transported back to your hotel.

Monday August 13, 2018

Day Two

Erie County Fair

5:00PM to 10:00PM

Cost $40.00 Per Person includes

Transportation to and from

and admission to the fair. Does not include reserve seating

Event ID: ECF1318

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                                The Erie County Fair's midway in 2013

 

Oak Ridge Boys Concert

Free with Fair admission tickets. Free Handicap Seating

Available. Reserve seating and Handicap Seating closer to the stage.  Additonal cost of $20.00 payable at the Fair

Concert time 7:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Casino Located at the Fair Grounds

For your Gaming Pleasure!

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Day Three

Niagara Falls USA

Cost $35.00 Per Person Round Trip. Twice Daily 9:00AM to 3:00PM

& 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Event ID: NF11418

Event ID: NF21418

    Upon departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus, you will travel up to Niagara Falls USA to explore the region on your own. You

can visit Niagara Falls State Park which features

attractions including the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride,

New York State  Observation Tower, Cave of the

Winds, and Niagara Adventure Theatre.

    Or, you can access the Discover Niagara Heritage

Shuttle, a hop on-hop off shuttle which includes

14 unique stops between Niagara Falls NY

and Old Fort Niagara. Stops include the

Niagara Falls Aquarium, the Third Street District, which is home to several different eateries, and the historical villages of Lewiston and Youngstown where many charming and quaint shops are available.

    If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you can cross the Rainbow Bridge by foot (Passports and proper ID required) for a minimal toll.

    Once your time in Niagara Falls has concluded, you will meet the bus back at the designated pick up area and be transported back to your hotel.

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Day Three

Buffalo Double Decker Bus Riding Tour 11:00AM to 12:30PM.

The Cost is $25.00

Event ID: DDB1418

Narrated by a retired Irish Police Officer.

The tour will start from the Hyatt Regency Hotel

and travel the streets of Buffalo

returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

This is a complete guided tour in 90 minutes

in a 1985 English Double Decker Bus.

Persons with Handicap needs will be escorted on and off the bus.

 

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Day Four

Niagara Falls USA

Cost $35.00 Round Trip. Twice Daily 9:00AM to 3:00PM

& 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Event ID: NF11518

Event ID: NF21518

    Upon departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus, you will travel up to Niagara Falls USA to explore the region on your own. You

can visit Niagara Falls State Park which features

attractions including the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride,

New York State  Observation Tower, Cave of the

Winds, and Niagara Adventure Theatre.

    Or, you can access the Discover Niagara Heritage

Shuttle, a hop on-hop off shuttle which includes

14 unique stops between Niagara Falls NY

and Old Fort Niagara. Stops include the

Niagara Falls Aquarium, the Third Street District, which is home to several different eateries, and the historical villages of Lewiston and Youngstown where many charming and quaint shops are available.

    If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you can cross the Rainbow Bridge by foot (Passports and proper ID required) for a minimal toll.

    Once your time in Niagara Falls has concluded, you will meet the bus back at the designated pick up area and be transported back to your hotel.

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Day Four

Niagara Wine Trail Tour 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Cost $75.00 per person

Brought to you by

Event ID: NWT1518

    The beautiful countryside awaits your visit along

the Niagara Wine Trail. Experience a five-hour guided

tour, exploring up to three wineries while enjoying

the spectacle of color the escarpment has to offer.

As your local experts, your guide can give you the

history of the region and explain the styles of wine

you will enjoy at each.

    You will have the opportunity to taste a wide array

of wines native to the region, from sweet to dry,

red to white, and an award winning ice wine or two, you are sure to find something to appeal to your pallet. Each winery is as unique as the next and several have more than wines to offer. Some feature country stores or café’s where you can purchase treats to enjoy at home.

    A boxed lunch will be provided at one of the stops. In addition to wine, you will enjoy sites of the Niagara Escarpment and a panorama of spectacular scenery through the rolling hills of the Niagara region.

 

Tour includes tastings at three wineries, boxed lunch, round trip transportation and guide services.

 

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Day Four

MODD Hospitality Room

FREE No Bones

Thursday August 16, 2018

Day Five

Niagara Falls USA

Cost $35.00 Round Trip. Twice Daily 9:00AM to 3:00PM

& 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Event ID: NF11618

Event ID: NF21618

    Upon departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus, you will travel up to Niagara Falls USA to explore the region on your own. You

can visit Niagara Falls State Park which features

attractions including the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride,

New York State  Observation Tower, Cave of the

Winds, and Niagara Adventure Theatre.

    Or, you can access the Discover Niagara Heritage

Shuttle, a hop on-hop off shuttle which includes

14 unique stops between Niagara Falls NY

and Old Fort Niagara. Stops include the

Niagara Falls Aquarium, the Third Street District, which is home to several different eateries, and the historical villages of Lewiston and Youngstown where many charming and quaint shops are available.

    If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you can cross the Rainbow Bridge by foot (Passports and proper ID required) for a minimal toll.

    Once your time in Niagara Falls has concluded, you will meet the bus back at the designated pick up area and be transported back to your hotel.

Thursday August 16, 2018

Day Five

MODD Luncheon

Thursday 12 Noon to 1PM

Location: Convention Center

Cost 35 Big Bones

Event ID: DD1618

 

MODD Luncheon

When: Thursday 12 Noon to 1PM

Location: Convention Center

Cost 35 Big Bones

 

Thursday August 16, 2018

Day Five

The Buffalo Transportation

Pierce Arrow Museum

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

and Old Fashion Cook-Out

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost $45.00 Both

$25.00 Cook-Out only

Event ID: PAM1618

Event ID: OFCO1618

Leaving the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus you will be transported to

The Buffalo Transportation, Pierce-Arrow Museum

    Established as a non profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1997.  The Museum building, at the corner of Seneca Street and Michigan Avenue, in downtown Buffalo (once a Mack Truck dealership and showroom), opened in 2001.

    Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 45 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the rich transportation history of Western New York.  They welcome you to the Museum to see the impressive collection of automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, Pierce-Arrow artifacts, The 1927 Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright, and more.

    After a 90 minute guided tour of the museum you will be returned to the Buffalo Convention Center for an evening Cook-Out an local entertainment.

 

Friday August 17, 2018

Day Six

Niagara Falls USA

Cost $35.00 Round Trip.

Last trip

 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Event ID: NFL1718

    Upon departure from the Hyatt Regency Hotel by bus, you will travel up to Niagara Falls USA to explore the region on your own. You

can visit Niagara Falls State Park which features

attractions including the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride,

New York State  Observation Tower, Cave of the

Winds, and Niagara Adventure Theatre.

    Or, you can access the Discover Niagara Heritage

Shuttle, a hop on-hop off shuttle which includes

14 unique stops between Niagara Falls NY

and Old Fort Niagara. Stops include the

Niagara Falls Aquarium, the Third Street District, which is home to several different eateries, and the historical villages of Lewiston and Youngstown where many charming and quaint shops are available.

    If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you can cross the Rainbow Bridge by foot (Passports and proper ID required) for a minimal toll.

    Once your time in Niagara Falls has concluded, you will meet the bus back at the designated pick up area and be transported back to your hotel.

Friday August 17, 2018

Day Six

Event ID: CB1718

Please make your food selections from the add to cart button next to the item you want.

Marine Corps League

National Convention Banquet

Cost $55.00 Per Person

Cash Bar starts at 6:00pm and will remain

open till 7:30PM after the Ceremony the bar will re-open until 9:30PM.

 

The Menu

 

House Garden Salad

Seasonal Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Black Olives, Croûtons & Choice of Dressing

 

Asiago Stuffed Chicken Breast >>>>>>

with Roasted Peppers, Spinach and Cheese

 

French Baked Stuffed Haddock with Beurre Sauce>>>>

Traditional Crab Stuffing

 

Grilled Filet of Sirloin Sinatra (8oz)>>>>

with Peppers and Tangy Bordelaise Sauce

 

All meals come with

 

Fingerling Potatoes

 

Sautéed Green Beans

 

Carrot Toppers

 

Dessert

 

Fresh Brewed McCullaghtm Coffee and Tea

 

 A Photographer will be at the Banquet. He will have a booth set up near the entrance for those who would like a memory of the event.

Golf

There will be no Golf Tournament at this convention. However, anyone wishing to Golf on Wednesday, please let the committee know and we will assist you in getting tee times at local golf courses. This will be a “on your own event”….Jim Ransom, Committee Chairman

send requests to Web Sgt Jeffrey Smith at jdsmith1945@gmail.net.

Web Sgt. Jeffrey D. Smith

jdsmith1945@gmail.com

Last Update 04/08/2018