REMINDER: Important 2018 Post Elections Info
ELECTIONS FOR 2018-2019 POST OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & DELEGATES TO DEPARTMENT CONVENTION
AMERICAN LEGION POST 43 – UPCOMING IMPORTANT MEETINGS SCHEDULE
APR 2 - Nominations for Officers and Executive Committee
APR 16 - Nominations for Delegates to Department Convention
MAY 7 - Elections for Convention Delegates (5-9pm)
MAY 21 - Elections for Post Officers & Executive Committee (5-9pm)
You must vote in person at the post during designated voting hours
ARTICLE XI – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1 - Nominations, Annual Election, Installation. The Commander, the Vice-Commanders, the two (2) elective members of the Executive Committee, and one of the three (3) elective members of the Board of Trustees shall be nominated at the first meeting of the Post in April (Nomination Meeting), elected at the second meeting in May (Election Meeting), and installed at the first meeting in June (Installation Meeting). The Delegates to the annual convention shall be nominated at the second meeting in April and elected at the first meeting in May of each year.
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 - Officers & EC
Nominations for Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, two (2) Executive Committee positions and one Member of the Board of Trustees shall be on April 2, 2018 at our regular membership meeting. Members may self-nominate or be nominated by another member. Election for the above named officers shall be on May 21, 2018 from 5pm-9pm in the rotunda. Nominees for officers of the Post shall be allowed to submit a 100-word candidate statement no later than May 1, 2018 by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, hand-delivery, or U.S. Mail. These candidate statements shall be made available to all current, paid-up members prior to the election.
Nominations - Delegates
Nominations for the Delegates to the 2018 Department (State-level) Convention shall be at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 16, 2018. Members may self-nominate. Elections for approximately (16) Delegates shall be on May 7, 2018 from 5pm-9pm in the Chandelier Room. Prior to April 16 you can phone, E-mail, mail, or hand deliver your self-nomination to the Post.
At the April 16th Post Meeting you will be asked to nominate delegates to the Department of California Convention. This year the convention will be held in Sacramento, CA from June 21-24 , 2018. 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.
A FULL COPY OF POST BY-LAWS IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT: hollywoodpost43.org/bylaws