Legion Highlights and Upcoming Events

TONIGHT!!! ELECTIONS FOR DELEGATES TO ANNUAL DEPARTMENT CONVENTION! Come on out and vote for who will represent you at the state convention in Riverside next month! Polls are open 5pm-9pm. Dinner at 5:30, Meeting at 7.

Post 43 members turned out in their finest Aloha gear to march with other area veterans and longtime veteran and military supporter and Post 43 Honorary Colonel, Joe Mantegna in the annual Burbank on Parade April 29, 2017. This year's parade theme was "Aloha Burbank!" Special thanks to Karl Risinger and Greg Alaimo for setting this event up for us!

Post 43 members turned out in their finest Aloha gear to march with other area veterans and longtime veteran and military supporter and Post 43 Honorary Colonel, Joe Mantegna in the annual Burbank on Parade April 29, 2017. This year's parade theme was "Aloha Burbank!" Special thanks to Karl Risinger and Greg Alaimo for setting this event up for us!

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT POST 43:

THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT! - Regular Meeting ELECTIONS FOR CONVENTION DELEGATES (5p-9p) Dinner starts at 5:30 (Pasta w/Chicken w/Vegetables & Ice Cream)
THURSDAY 5/4 - MOVIE NIGHT - May the 4th Be With You! Star Wars Theme Bar open at 7. Movie at 8.  Details
FRIDAY 5/5 - BAR NIGHT! Cinco de Mayo! We have fancy tequila now at the bar. Ask Jon. Ándale!
SATURDAY 5/6 - Theater Demolition Party!  Details & Signup

SAVE THE DATE:
MONDAY 5/15 - Regular Meeting ELECTIONS FOR POST OFFICERS Dinner starts at 5:30 (Ham or Chicken w/Mashed Potato, Carrots & Brownies)
SATURDAY 5/20 - Legion Extension Institute Class Details
WEDNESDAY 5/24 - The Improv Show!  Tickets
MONDAY 5/29 - Memorial Day Commemorative ceremonies at the LA National Cemetery (10am) & Post 43 (1pm)
SATURDAY 6/17 - 2017 Commanders Ball  Tickets
6/22 - 6/27 - American Legion Department Convention, Riverside, Calif.

Check the online calendar often for updates and the latest events!


Recent News:

It was an amazing and inspirational night as the 24th District honored area women veterans at Hollywood Post 43 April 24, 2017 with a complimentary dinner and special program featuring Lt. Col. (Ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelly.

It was an amazing and inspirational night as the 24th District honored area women veterans at Hollywood Post 43 April 24, 2017 with a complimentary dinner and special program featuring Lt. Col. (Ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelly.

Post 43 represented at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's annual Hollywood Expo held at Avalon Hollywood April 26, 2017. Luís Soto and Fernando Rivero of the Legion Theater Committee were out to promote the upcoming renovated theater to the Hollywood business and entertainment communities. Special thanks to Karl Risinger and Jen Crandell for setting up the booth and for Jen's amazing new pop-up banner design!

Post 43 represented at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's annual Hollywood Expo held at Avalon Hollywood April 26, 2017. Luís Soto and Fernando Rivero of the Legion Theater Committee were out to promote the upcoming renovated theater to the Hollywood business and entertainment communities. Special thanks to Karl Risinger and Jen Crandell for setting up the booth and for Jen's amazing new pop-up banner design!

Post 43 Adjutant, Karl Risinger manning the promo booth at Burbank on Parade April 29, 2017. (photo by Dan Flores)

Post 43 Adjutant, Karl Risinger manning the promo booth at Burbank on Parade April 29, 2017. (photo by Dan Flores)


Upcoming Events:

Comedy Show Taping for Active Duty & Veterans Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30am! Details & Signup

Comedy Show Taping for Active Duty & Veterans Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30am! Details & Signup

SATURDAY: THEATER DEMOLITION PARTY!  VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  Ain't No Party Like a Working Party!  At long last, major construction will begin on the Legion Theater remodel in May!  To save the post some money, we are going to need all hands on deck, so the Theater Committee is asking for able-bodied volunteers to come down to the post on Saturday at 10 a.m. to start the demolition!  Get some therapeutic benefit for that low-level PTS by tearing out some raggedy old carpet and swinging a sledge. It's the next best thing to blowing s*** up.  We will be carefully dismantling and removing the antique theater seats for cataloguing and storage as well as demoing the stage extension left over from the production of the film, Bad Words.  You're helping beautify your post clubhouse and are part of its restoration! How awesome is that?  Lunch will be provided and there will likely be beers at the end of it.  Bring tools, gloves, and eye pro if you got em.  For any questions, email Bill Steele at wbondsteele@gmail.com or call the office.  Saturday, May 6, 10am.  Sign Up

SATURDAY: THEATER DEMOLITION PARTY!  VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  Ain't No Party Like a Working Party!  At long last, major construction will begin on the Legion Theater remodel in May!  To save the post some money, we are going to need all hands on deck, so the Theater Committee is asking for able-bodied volunteers to come down to the post on Saturday at 10 a.m. to start the demolition!  Get some therapeutic benefit for that low-level PTS by tearing out some raggedy old carpet and swinging a sledge. It's the next best thing to blowing s*** up.  We will be carefully dismantling and removing the antique theater seats for cataloguing and storage as well as demoing the stage extension left over from the production of the film, Bad Words.  You're helping beautify your post clubhouse and are part of its restoration! How awesome is that?  Lunch will be provided and there will likely be beers at the end of it.  Bring tools, gloves, and eye pro if you got em.  For any questions, email Bill Steele at wbondsteele@gmail.com or call the office.  Saturday, May 6, 10am.  Sign Up

The American Legion Extension Institute is the American Legion’s official training program! Learn about the Legion's history, four pillars, goals, and services! May 20 at 10 a.m.Details & RSVP

The American Legion Extension Institute is the American Legion’s official training program! Learn about the Legion's history, four pillars, goals, and services! May 20 at 10 a.m.Details & RSVP


USUAL BUSINESS:

POST 43's Historic Art Deco Bar
Members: The Post Bar is open most Thursday or Friday evenings from 7pm – 1am. Members are allowed three guests, but members must accompany their guests at all times.  We have billiards, sports on TV, music, and camaraderie; espresso, coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks are also available.  It’s a great time to hold your Committee Meetings!   Please do check the online calendar if you plan to visit, as new events may be added and cancellations could occur at any time.

Parking
We kindly ask that for Monday night meetings where there is large attendance, able-bodied members park in the overflow across the street at Hollywood Bowl Lot D on the northeast corner of Milner and Highland Ave. to ensure our seniors and disabled members have ample parking available.

Post 43 Comms Team