Legion Highlights and Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY 6/28: Andy Fierro, Loews Hollywood Hotel and more Burrito Project warriors are hitting the streets of Hollywood again to help the homeless. 

WEDNESDAY 6/28: Andy Fierro, Loews Hollywood Hotel and more Burrito Project warriors are hitting the streets of Hollywood again to help the homeless. 

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT POST 43:

THIS WEEK:
WEDNESDAY 6/38 - BURRITO PROJECT HOLLYWOOD!  Details
THURSDAY 6/29 - BAR NIGHT: 
The Art Deco Comedy Hour! Details & Nonmember Tickets
FRIDAY 6/30 - Zarah Mahler Concert 8pm | $8 (cash only at the door)

SAVE THE DATE:
WEDNESDAY 7/4 - Happy Independence Day!  CLUBHOUSE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
MONDAY 7/10 - Social & Committees Night | Dinner starts @ 5:30pm
WEDNESDAY 7/12 - VFT Meeting 6:30pm
MONDAY 7/24- Regular Meeting - Dinner 5:30pm Meeting at 7. 

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


RECENT NEWS

POST 43 OFFICERS LEAD CALIFORNIA AMERICAN LEGION'S 24TH DISTRICT

Michael Hjelmstad (left) was presented with his Commander's Cap by District 24 and Post 43 Past Commander Tom Urich at the 99th Department of California Convention.

Michael Hjelmstad (left) was presented with his Commander's Cap by District 24 and Post 43 Past Commander Tom Urich at the 99th Department of California Convention.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Michael Hjelmstad, Post 43's First Vice Commander, was elected commander of the 24th District of the Department of California American Legion June 25, 2017 at the American Legion Department of California convention in Riverside. He will oversee the 13 posts that comprise California's 24th District in the greater Los Angeles area.  Past Commander of Post 43, David Gibson, will serve as his First Vice for the 2017-2018 Legion year. This marks a shift from recent years when Palisades Post 283 had a consistently dominant run as leaders of the district. 

District commanders are among the most important individuals in The American Legion organization. They are the representatives of posts within a defined area of a department: a "district." They are the liaisons between posts and departments, responsible for relaying information through both levels. Facilitating communication in this manner ensures the Legion operates as a national entity. 

We wish Mike the best of luck in the year ahead!


LEGION THEATER PROJECT GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM CITY

After nearly three years of planning, the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety granted Post 43 final approval June 21 to issue permits for construction on the Hollywood Legion Theater renovation project. Next, the Theater Committee will review final bids from the contractor shortly and work will commence soon after approval. Demolition work has already been underway for several weeks as the historic seats were dismantled and stored, and old carpet and flooring removed in preparation for the reno.

The long permit review process by the city delayed start on the project significantly. Once work commences, it will be several months, but the committee is hoping to make a target for grand opening before 2017 is out. More updates as they become available. When complete, the theater will be a state-of-the-art cinema capable of 4K digital and 35mm and 70mm film exhibition with Dolby Surround sound. If you would like to help contribute to the costs of the project or to sponsor a seat (and get a plaque in your honor or that of a loved one), please visit our Crowdrise fundraising site or hollywoodpost43.org/donate


UPCOMING EVENTS

HELP FEED HOLLYWOOD'S HOMELESS WITH THE BURRITO PROJECT

Preparing and delivering fresh vegetarian burritos to the homeless population up and down Hollywood Blvd. along with donated water and hygiene supplies.

This is the 2nd of many to come Burrito Project events to come. Burrito Projects goal is to show how easy it is to become a contributing factor in your community.

Those active in MVP, Pin Ups, Team RWB and other Los Angeles/Hollywood/West Hollywood Veteran communities share as well.  Share with the civilian community too!

For more information, contact Andrew Fierro


BAR NIGHT THURSDAY 6/29: LIVE COMEDY!

Join us for another fun-filled installment of the Art Deco Comedy Hour now co-produced by Comedy Pop Up! 

This month features: 
J. Chris Newberg (The Tonight Show)
Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central Half Hour)
Matt Fulchiron (Comedy Central Presents)
Courtney Scheuerman (Live at Gotham)
Ben Morrison (Punk'd)
Sierra Katow (Last Comic Standing)

Hosted by Tamra Brown with musical accompaniment by Monique Moreau!

Best prices for drinks that you'll find anywhere in Los Angeles along with plenty of free parking. 

FREE for Legion Members. Nonmembers: General Admission Tickets for this event are $5 if you register online athttp://tinyurl.com/yd6foetq and $10 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Show is 18+ to enter. 


Follow us on IG/Twitter: @ComedyPopUp

Lineup subject to change

For any additional questions email comedypopup@gmail.com or our website


ZARAH MAHLER RETURNS IN CONCERT TO POST 43 JUNE 30

Doors open at 8pm, $8 entry at door (cash only). Performance begins promptly at 8:30pm!


CALL FOR POST COMMITTEE CHAIRS: PLAN TO MEET DURING SOCIAL NIGHT JULY 10

Calling all post committee chairpersons! Our next gathering at the post will be on July 10 to kick off the return of "Social & Committees Night."  For our newer members, this is a more informal version of our regular meeting nights, where we serve dinner but use the time for socializing, camaraderie, and provide space for members to get together in their committees and work on organizing projects.  This is a great opportunity to get involved. Some of the committees include Community Service, Emergency Preparedness, Oratorical Contest, Membership, Entertainment, Sports, and more. 

If you are a committee chair and would like to meet with your members at the July 10 social night, email the commander at fernando@post43.org to get included in an upcoming email announcement to the membership, and watch this space for more information on upcoming opportunities on how to get involved with your post!


Reminder: Renew Your Membership Online for 2017-2018!

The new Legion year begins July 1! Renew your Legion Family membership online at hollywoodpost43.org and click on MEMBER LOGIN to update your profile with payment information. Pay online with a credit card or at the post with cash, check, or card in the office or at the bar. Renew Today! (NOTE: If you received a renewal notice and you have already paid, please email crew@hollywoodpost43.org so we can update your profile. Thanks for your patience as we upgrade our systems and for your continued membership!)


Post 43 Comms Team