Legion Highlights and Upcoming Events

American Legion family in Texas and around the world are coming together to help veterans and others affected by Hurricane Harvey.  (USCG photo)

American Legion family in Texas and around the world are coming together to help veterans and others affected by Hurricane Harvey.  (USCG photo)

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT POST 43:

THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT! SEP 5 - Dodgers Game Party Bus (Legionnaires Only) | Bus departs at 5:30pm  SIGN UP 
THURS SEP 7 - Dodgers Game Family Bus (Legion, Sons, Aux + Family) | Bus departs at 5:30pm  SIGN UP 
SAT SEP 9 - Stanford vs. USC Mil Appreciation Night (Legionnaires +1) | Bus departs at 3:30pm  SIGN UP 
SEP 5-7 - FREE TICKETS to Lost in Yonkers, Lonny Chapman Theater

SAVE THE DATE:
MON SEP 11 - Special 9/11 Remembrance Dinner & Program, Dinner 5:30, program at 7. Bar opens at 5.
WED SEP 20 - BAR NIGHT + Karaoke, 8pm. Bar opens at 7.
MON SEP 25 - General Membership Meeting, Dinner 5:30, program at 7. Bar opens at 5.

Scroll down for more details. Check the online calendar often for updates and the latest events!


DONATE TO HELP VETERANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

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The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides direct financial assistance to Legion Family members and posts impacted by natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

A full 100 percent of donations to the National Emergency Fund are turned into grants for individuals, families, and posts impacted by natural disasters. Donations are tax-deductible, and are not used to cover administrative or promotional costs.

Please act now to support veterans and their families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding in Texas and other gulf coast regions.  Click the DONATE button below NOW.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER

The Executive Committee of the post approved a motion to start a chapter of the American Legion Riders at Hollywood Post 43 on Aug. 8, 2017.  Members of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Auxiliary who own a motorcycle and are legally qualified to ride can join the ALR.  This is the first Legion Riders chapter in the history of the California American Legion's 24th District, the area of greater Los Angeles within which Post 43 resides.

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

For more information on the ALR, visit legion.org/riders

To sign up for the new Legion Riders Chapter at Post 43 or more information, contact Ronnie D. Womble at rwomble52909@gmail.com or (904) 487-5423.


AMERICAN LEGION ELECTS FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL COMMANDER IN 98 YEARS

American Legion National Commander for 2017-18, Denise Rohan

American Legion National Commander for 2017-18, Denise Rohan

By Steve B. Brooks

Standing at the podium after being the first woman elected as American Legion national commander, Denise Rohan had one question for the delegates to the Legion’s national convention in Reno, Nev.: “Are you ready?"

The Wisconsin resident challenged Legionnaires to work together to continue the organization’s 98 years of service to the nation, and its veterans, military and their families.  READ MORE


UPCOMING EVENTS

TONIGHT 9/5 - ANNUAL VETERANS' PARTY BUS TO THE DODGERS

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STILL A FEW SEATS LEFT!!!

This is the Post 43 members-only game.  If you have not yet been inducted into the Post, unfortunately, you are not allowed to sign up yet for this one.  There will be more opportunities in the future.  Bus will leave the parking lot NLT 5:30pm.  Please make sure you are here in plenty of time to get on the bus to go!   Also, please be sure to park along the WEST facing wall under the oak trees.  This will allow the bus to turn around in the parking lot when it arrives.  Carpool or Uber if you can. 
We will keep the bar open for an hour or so upon return to the Post!  FREE FOR MEMBERS


THURSDAY 9/7 - LEGION FAMILY BUS TO THE DODGERS!

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This is the Legion Family game.  Legionnaires, Auxiliary & Sons + your family members are welcome to sign up for this game.  No guests are allowed at this time.  You must be a sworn-in member in good standing (read: dues paid up) to attend these events.  If you have not yet been inducted into the Post, unfortunately, you are not allowed to sign up yet.  There will be more opportunities in the future. Bus will leave the parking lot NLT 5:30pm.  Please make sure you are here in plenty of time to get on the bus to go!  Also, please be sure to park along the WEST facing wall under the oak trees.  This will allow the bus to turn around in the parking lot when it arrives.  Carpool or Uber if you can.
We will keep the bar open for an hour or so upon return to the Post!  
FREE FOR MEMBERS


FREE TICKETS to the Neil Simon classic, Lost in Yonkers at the Lonny Chapman Theater in Burbank Sept. 5-7

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From Chaplain Dov Cohen.  TO RSVP: chaplaindov@aol.com  

This is a touching coming-of-age story set in Yonkers, New York. Neil Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece centers around two brothers, Arty and Jay, who live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged Aunt Bella, while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape enough money together while working as a salesman to pay off his debts to a loan shark, and their mother has died of cancer. Over the course of the play, the young boys learn lessons about love, responsibility and the importance of family that will carry them into adulthood.


SATURDAY 9/9 - PARTY BUS TO STANFORD VS. USC!

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This Veterans and Military Appreciation Game is open to Legionnaires +1 guest only.  You must be a sworn-in and paid-up member to attend these events.  There will be more opportunities in the future for those not yet sworn in.  Bus will be leaving the parking lot promptly at 3:30pm!  Please allow yourself enough time to arrive in time to get on the bus to go.

There is a Hollywood Bowl event that evening.  Please Uber/Lyft/Rideshare to the Post for this game.  If you must drive, please carpool with as many that can fit in your vehicle.  (strap them to the roof if you need to)  We will be arriving back at the Post after the Bowl event has started.  
FREE FOR MEMBERS


MONDAY 9/11 - SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE DINNER & PROGRAM

Join us Monday, Sept. 11 for a Legion Family Dinner and special 9/11 remembrance program and "Missing Man" ceremony. A special invitation goes out to all our veterans who have served since 9/11/01.

 


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SPECIAL SCREENING OF "AMERICAN ASSASSIN"

SEPT 12, 7:30pm,  TCL Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90028)

*Priority seating until 7:00 PM. After the cut-off time, seats will be first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.*

**PLEASE NOTE: This is the premiere screening of AMERICAN ASSASSIN. DRESS CODE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. Those who do not follow the dress code will NOT BE ADMITTED to the screening. Dress code is upscale business fashionable attire. Please dress to impress.**

We can give 20 total seats for priority seating. The seats will be held until 7:00 PM (30 minutes prior before screening start time); after the cut-off time, the seats will be let go to accommodate a general filler line.

For this premiere screening, Hollywood American Legion will check in at the will-call table not the filler line. We will need the first and last names of everyone and will-call will be needing identification (i.e. drivers license, passport) for members to receive their tickets.


GET MOVING WITH TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE!

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Team RWB is an officially sanctioned partner of the American Legion national organization. They have great programs for those veterans and supporters who enjoy physical activity and camaraderie-good for the body and the soul! Many Post 43 members are also Team RWB members. To sign up or attend events, see the information below or visit their Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamRWBSoCalLA/

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ATTENTION WOMEN VETERANS:

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Did you know that as a veteran and Legionnaire you qualify for FREE membership in the American Legion Auxiliary?  We want our women veterans involved in the great programs the Auxiliary runs. For more information,  see an AUX member at a post meeting and join online (select the offline payment option).


THE ART DECO BAR

The clubhouse bar will be open most Tuesdays/Thursday during Hollywood Bowl Season.  Members, Legion family + 3 guests welcome.  Bar opens at 7pm.

The clubhouse bar will be open most Tuesdays/Thursday during Hollywood Bowl Season.  Members, Legion family + 3 guests welcome.  Bar opens at 7pm.


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE FOR 2017-2018!

The new Legion year began 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 have already paid and received a renewal notice in error, 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