Legion News and Upcoming Events
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT POST 43:
TUES - Oct 10 Bar Night! 7pm | Executive Committee Meeting 7pm
FRI - Oct 13 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 7pm + SCARYOKE! Halloween Karaoke & Costume Contest 8pm
SUN Oct 15 - AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 43 Inaugural Meeting 10am
SUN Oct 15 - NFL SUNDAY - ALL THE GAMES! Starting at 10am
SAVE THE DATE:
THUR Oct 19 - Bar Night + Art Deco Comedy Hour! 7pm-1am Show starts at 8:30.
MON Oct 23 - Regular Membership Meeting | Dinner starts at 5:30pm, Meeting at 7.
THUR Oct 26 - 1920s Jazz Night! Richard Halpern's Hollywood Speakeasy 8:30pm.
TUES Oct 31 - Post 43 Halloween Party!
Scroll down for more details. Check the online calendar often for updates and the latest events!
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION FRIDAY 7pm!
We will hold our first ever “New Member Social” on Friday, October 13th. Starting at 7pm we will hold a general information session about some American Legion basics and Post 43 specifics. Post 43 leaders will be available to answer questions, but the real purpose is to get to know each other. Stay for Scaryoke at 8pm!
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS FIRST MEETING SUNDAY
Come to the inaugural meeting of Chapter 43 of the American Legion Riders Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10am! Find out what the riders are all about and sign up to ride. Stay for NFL football in the bar featuring ALL the games!
THE PRICE IS RIGHT VETERANS DAY TAPING OCT 23
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALLLLLLLL SUNDAYS AT POST 43?
The Art Deco Bar will be open Sundays for NFL football and we do have "the package," so you can enjoy ALL THE GAMES! Come have a drink and some nosh and cheer on your favorite team with your comrades! Bar opens at 9:30 for the 10am game until the last game ends.
GET MOVING WITH TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE!
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, visit their Facebook Page!
THE ART DECO BAR
SEPTEMBER GENERAL POST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
At the last post meeting, Sept. 26, 2017, we welcomed back Legionnaires André Andrews and Charles Chavez from hurricane-ravaged Texas, where they spent a week assisting with local relief efforts in the Houston area on behalf of Post 43. Post commander Fernando Rivero and Legionnaires Greg Alaimo and Jenn Crandell received a signed jersey as a thank you for our donation to Project Hero. And the membership got to meet and hear stories from the high school students we sponsored for this year's Boys State. (Photos by Keven Freedman)
VICTORY MEMORIAL GROVE WWI MONUMENT PROJECT EARNS NATIONAL GRANT AWARD
Our Victory Memorial Grove project has been selected by the National World War One Centennial Commission as one of the awardees of their 100 Cities/100 Memorials grant program. Since our project is done, the $2,000 we receive will probably be put into further upkeep on the rest of the park.
Two weeks ago the Commission resolved to designate the awarded memorials as “WWI Centennial Memorials”. Being the congressionally created U.S. government agency for the national commemoration of World War One, such a designation is an official national designation.
Also, the winning submissions have an opportunity to be included in a commemorative coffee table book about the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials project, as well as other recognition yet in the planning stages.
Special thanks to Legionnaire Les Probst for leading Post 43's part of the effort to restore this beautiful memorial to California's WWI dead. Thanks to Courtland Jindra and to his mother Kim, for spearheading this project and partnering with the LA Daughters of the American Revolution as well as The Mission Continues, the Walt Disney Company, and Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks.