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The Dunes Leathernecks Detachment will be hosting the Department of Indiana 2018 Fall Conference with the help and support of the Howlin Mad Detachment. The conference will be held at:

Best Western
6200 Melton Road
Portage, IN 46368

Conference Registration

Conference registration will be $20. Please mail your registration no later than October 12th. Mailing address is:

Dunes Leathernecks
3608 Engel Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-8339

Hotel information

· To make reservations, call (219) 734-6727 and ask for the “Marine Corps League” rate which is $109 plus tax.

· Cut-off date for reservations at discount rate is September 27, 2018.

· Check-in time is 3pm CST and check-out is 12pm CST Sunday October 21st. If arriving before check-in, call hotel ahead of time to ensure a room is available.

· Hotel cancellations must be made 72 hours before arrival.

· Breakfast will be included with your reservation


Coming from the East

I94 - Take I94 East to Exit 19 Portage/Port of Indiana SR249. Turn left on Crisman Rd. At stoplight turn right on Melton Rd. Hotel is half a block on the right.

I80/90 Toll Road - Take toll road to Exit 23 Portage and turn right on Willowcreek Rd. Take Willowcreek Rd to the second stoplight and turn left on Melton Rd. Hotel is half a block on the right.

Coming from the South

I65 - Take I65 north to exit 259B East 80/94/6 Toledo Detroit. Continue down I94 to Exit 19 Portage/Port of Indiana SR249. Turn right on Crisman Rd. At stoplight, turn right onto Melton Rd. Hotel is half a block on the right.

Agenda will be sent soon via email and posted here online

Any questions about the hotel facilities or room rates, please contact Dan Tolson at
dltolson@yahoo.com or (219) 916-3550.


Department of Indiana 2018 Fall Conference
October 20th & 21st