Sunday, April 22nd
12:00 pm Registration Office opens
4:00 – 5:30 General Business Meeting of American Mothers, Inc.
All registered attendees, guests, and members of American Mothers are welcome to attend.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception – Meet the Moms!
Make connections and meet the 2018 Honorees as the Selection Committee and Board of Directors kick off the 2018 Annual Convention of American Mothers, Inc. All registered attendees are invited to attend.
7:00 pm Mom’s Night Out – Pizza and Pizazz
Enjoy some quality time with new and old friends as you cut loose for a night without kids. This isn’t your average pizza party; get ready for music, merriment, and Mom Time with the 2018 Honorees. (The honorees will also be filming their videos at this time)
Monday, April 23rd
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Office is open
8:00 – 9:30 Honoree Orientation
All 2018 Mother of the Year honorees will meet to learn about American Mothers and get the inside scoop on how to make the most of the annual convention. Honorees will share special gifts from their home states and discover more about one another.
8:30 – 10:00 Membership Meeting
All members of American Mothers, Inc. are invited to participate in this issue-based discussion that will shape the organization’s national programs for the upcoming year.
9:00 – 10:00 Mothers of Achievement Coffee
Current and former Mothers of Achievement are invited to this intimate outing to get acquainted or catch up while sharing stories of moms in action around the USA.
9:00 – 10:00 Morning Joe
All men attending the annual convention are encouraged to meet for coffee and conversation.
10:15 – Noon Mother of the Year Speeches – “We See. We Care. We Serve.”
Each of the 2018 Mothers of the Year will share their thoughts on the convention theme, “We See. We Care. We Serve.,” in the form of a three-minute speech. All registered attendees are welcome to attend and provide encouragement during this highlight of the annual convention.
12:30 – 2:00 American Mothers Care, A Literary Luncheon
Meet the published authors of American Mothers who inspire through their written works. The winner of the 5th Grade Essay Contest will also be recognized during this special luncheon.
3:00 – Legacy Tea
Enjoy this refreshing afternoon break while celebrating the rich history of American Mothers, Inc. with past honorees and the recipient of the American Mothers Lifetime Achievement Award.
Free Evening to enjoy Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 24th
8:00 – 5:00 Registration Office is open
8:00 – 10:00 Eggs and Issues Breakfast
Experts and elected officials from Capitol Hill will join the convention to discuss the issues and share their views on policies that are impacting moms and children across the country.
10:15 – 12:00 Mom-to-Mom Panel Discussion
Take part in this deep dive discussion as our treasured panel will exchange views on current issues that we see impacting families. These Masterful Moms will also share their tips on ways to serve more effectively and celebrate mothers who are caring greatly in their communities and beyond.
12:30 – 2:00 Mother of Achievement Luncheon
This special luncheon celebrates the 2018 Mothers of Achievement and the significant impact and philanthropic accomplishments of mothers across the country.
2:30 – 5:00 Moms on the Hill
2018 Mothers of the Year and members of American Mothers, Inc. head to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress and share their views on issues impacting families. Appointments will be made for all honorees in advance; make sure to capture a photo with your elected officials and share on social media using #wecare.
6:00 – 7:00 President’s Circle Reception
A reception to honor, celebrate and give thanks for the outstanding generosity of donors to American Mothers, Inc.
7:00 – 9:30 American Mothers Gala
This glamorous and festive evening is the pièce de résistance of the annual convention. Hear from special guests about the history and tradition of the American Mothers organization and celebrate the 2018 Mothers of the Year. During this memorable event the 2018 National Mother of the Year will be named.