Important Info on Upcoming Post Elections & New Bylaws
2017 ELECTIONS FOR POST OFFICERS, EXEC COMMITTEE & DELEGATES TO CONVENTION
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43 – UPCOMING IMPORTANT MEETINGS SCHEDULE
MAY 1 - Elections for Convention Delegates (5-9pm)
MAY 15 - Elections for Post Officers & Executive Committee (5-9pm)
You must vote in person at the post during voting hours!
This year, like every year, there will be the six Executive Committee Members elected. The new bylaws state that the first two candidates with the highest votes will serve a three-year term; the next a two, a two-year term; and the last two, will serve a one-year term.
Nominations - Officers
Nominations for Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, six Executive Committee positions and one Member of the Board of Trustees shall be on April 3, 2017 at our regularly scheduled meeting. Members may self-nominate or be nominated by another member. Election for the above named officers shall be on May 15, 2017 from 5pm-8pm in the Chandelier Room upstairs. Nominees for officers of the Post shall be allowed to submit a 100-word candidate statement no later than May 1, 2017 by E-mail, hand-delivery, Fax, or U.S. Mail. These candidate statements shall be made available to all current, paid-up members prior to the election.
Elected roles for officers and Executive Committee of the post are demanding positions of responsibility requiring significant time commitment, experience, and judgment commensurate with the administration of a nonprofit corporation of our size and impact.
Nominations - Delegates
Nominations for the Delegates to the 2017 State Convention shall be at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 17, 2017. Members may self-nominate. Elections for approximately (16) Delegates shall be on May 1, 2017 from 5pm-9pm in the Chandelier Room. Prior to April 17 you can Phone, E-mail, Mail, FAX or Hand Deliver your self-nomination to the Post.
At the April 17th Post Meeting you will be asked to nominate delegates to the Department of California Convention. This year the convention will be held in Riverside, CA from June 22-25 , 2017. Being a Delegate is an opportunity to learn more about the American Legion’s many programs. You will meet the candidates running for Department Commander and will meet Legionnaires from across the state of California who are engaged in the business of the American Legion. As a delegate you are expected to represent the post and the 24th District in various committee meetings and also be present on the floor of the convention while it is in session.
The post underwrites the cost of attending the convention. However, the delegates’ job does not end when the convention is over. If you are elected as a delegate, you are expected to return to the post energized and motivated to involve our members in committee assignments and to plan innovative activities that support the Legion’s many programs involving Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Americanism, Children and Youth, and National Security. If you are interested in being elected as a delegate, please understand that commitment and investment of time to serve your fellow Legionnaires in the post and the 24th District throughout the upcoming Legion year.
ARTICLE XI – ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Section 8. The circulating or distribution of resolutions, letters, tickets, or other devices by a member or members of Hollywood Post, suggesting, recommending, opposing, or containing the name or names of proposed candidates for Post delegate, or any other office in the Post, is hereby prohibited on any Post property or properties controlled by the Post. This does not prohibit any announcement by a candidate published in the Hollywood Legionnaire under ground rules promulgated by the Executive Committee. Failure to follow these rules could result in termination of your Post 43 membership and prohibited from Post 43 property.