Since 1919 Post 43 has been composed of Hollywood’s finest professionals in the Entertainment industry. Here you’ll find your next star and the crew members to help get them there. Check out our members’ pages and discover the wealth of talent and experience this post has to offer. Our Clubhouse has been a landmark on Highland Avenue since 1928 and our halls are where many of Hollywood’s best and brightest have gathered.
Hello My Fellow Comrades and welcome to summer. June gloom is gone and the sun has come out which makes it a great time to get outdoors and socialize with your fellow veterans. So if you have a friend who served during wartime and is eligible, bring them to the Post for a visit. Let's keep an eye out for potential members who would be proactive in the Legion to help create and lead new activities and programs. We have a lot of great ideas coming forward along with a big push to help make our committees more active. In doing this we want to make sure that our committees have chairpersons who are active and interested in what it is their committee does. It is also important that these chairpersons look for members who are interested and willing to participate in the activities of the committee.
The Department Convention was a hit and a special thanks goes out to all those who came to this extraordinary event. Your service to our Post and Department is an important part of the American Legion nationwide. New Department Officers voted on and installed, special recognition's, introduction of guests, proposals for review and extensive Committee reports were shared with the thousands who attended. It's wonderful to have such a great diverse membership in Post 43 and the American Legion. All of you mean a great deal to me and the camaraderie I feel here is genuine and sincere. Thank you one and all for being members here at Post 43, one of the greatest Post in America.
As your new Commander it is always a privilege and pleasure to direct the leadership here at Post 43. I've been supporting the core of the American Legion and especially the day to day operations of Post 43 for over 38 years. Working quietly in the back ground has always created the impressive results that we enjoy so much. It doesn't mean you might not step on few toes along the way but progress isn't perfect. There was a time when recycling bottles and cans wasn't conservation; it was supplemental income for the Post. Back in the 70's we brought in the Liberty Theatre. Then Parking Lot sales, TV and Film rentals and then came Tamara which took seven years out of our legacy but left us with a reserve that we grew into financial stability. The financial strength where we can now raise the bar. Hint. Theatre Project. In closing keep an eye out for all the good things going on this summer, emails, social media and most important personal contact. Have fun and play safe.
The new Legion year is underway, and the thing the 1st Vice is traditionally tasked with in this organization is MEMBERSHIP. Two years ago, I asked the Executive Committee to lift the artificial cap on membership (then set to 500) and commit the post to a goal of doubling our membership to 1,000 by our centennial in 2019. An ambitious goal, sure, but today we are starting the new membership year with 600+ members and growing monthly. Last year, we surpassed our friendly crosstown rivals, Palisades Post 283 and were #1 in the 24th District in membership. This gave us an extra delegate and majority at the caucus at the Department Convention.
Let's keep it going in 2017! I need TWO things from every one of you: 1. PAY YOUR DUES ASAP! $30 gets you your new ID card. It's the best deal in town. FREE trips to baseball, football, and hockey! Three FREE parking passes for the Hollywood Bowl season! A FREE Ralph's $25 gift card at the Holiday dinner! Not to mention, that your membership helps ALL veterans. Today, it's easier than ever to renew. Send a check in to the office, come in with cash or a credit card, or renew online at hollywoodpost43.org! Look for BUY NOW button that looks like the photo below. Don't wait. RENEW TODAY!
It's already been a busy summer with a lot of exciting things happening. The Hollywood Bowl is in full swing, but Post 43 remained active with several events. Some highlights include baseball, comedy and Pinups. We sent a busload of people to the Dodger game and had a great time even though the other team won that day. Comedy night continues to be a highpoint at the post and this month had an amazing lineup, watch the calendar and be sure you make it to the next one in August. Pinups on Tour concluded a 5-week adventure, which included 24 cities and 3 VA hospital visits through 21 states, with an amazing show in our cabaret room. Post 43 members Buddy Watson and Diana Wilson were on the tour and Shannon Corbeil performed at the Hollywood show. The Entertainment Committee continues their effort to keep things going at the post, watch for Disney Karaoke and movie night coming up. We also recently had a full delegation to the Department of California Convention; you should talk to the delegates for details on the Legion business that was handled. Post 43 was recognized for our Public Relations efforts, our video "The Climb" won first place video and Jennifer Crandell's poster for the Commanders Ball received second place in the digital art competition. The American Legion National Convention will be held in Cincinnati, OH August 26 - September 1 and we are fortunate to have several delegates attending. This is our post's birthday, we chartered on August 25, 1919 so celebrate accordingly.
We are getting close to closing the summer out! Where does the time go?! Hollywood Bowl has had us jumping through hoops this year with a full calendar of events. August is not slowing down! Fortunately, they have left our Monday's alone in August and all the meetings will happen at their normally scheduled dates.
Be sure to take a look at the Calendar section for the different events and meetings that are taking place. Note, we have back to back meetings, July 25th and August 1st. Don't miss out on those delicious meals! The August 1st meeting is going to be exciting for those of you that knew Booth Colman. His niece is bringing in a 45 minute DVD highlighting Booth's life.
On the note of meetings, just want to give you a heads up that September is going to be a little crazy with the meeting schedule again. We are contending with Labor Day and Hollywood Bowl events (again). First meeting in September will be on the second Monday of the month and our 2nd meeting will be on the 4th Monday of the month.
Have a safe and fun rest of your summer!
By Krista L. Stephenson RN, MSN, Director, Women Veterans Call Center Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Women Veterans!
VA has a new, online, one-to-one chat just for you.The new service enables women Veterans to go online and anonymously chat via real-time text with a trained representative. All the representatives at the Women Veterans Call Center are women, and many are Veterans themselves.
The new feature provides women Veterans with another avenue to ask general questions about benefits, eligibility and services specifically for women Veterans. Questions? We have the answers Do you know your Veteran status? Do you have a Veteran ID card? Should you receive any benefits from VA, like the GI Bill? Do you know what health care benefits you have earned? If you do not know the answer to even one of these questions, VA has established the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) just for you.The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources. We are ready to respond to your concerns.
Those words...that promise...kept running through my mind as I lifted my helicopter off the tarmac for my first combat mission in Vietnam. What I didn't realize at the time was that this solemn promise - from my country to me-was a promise to be kept for all time. I was lucky. I came home safely.
But America has over 83,000 servicemen who haven't yet come home from missions and battlefields. This enormous number includes MIAs from all our wars back to World War II.
They are still listed as "Missing in Action."
Proudly, our nation never stops searching for its lost warriors.
The fabric of this quilt, this film, is American stories told by Americans.
Ours is the only country that believes our missing should always be recovered and repatriated with their families and buried on American soil. This powerful and emotionally stirring story will be told in the documentary film; "A Solemn Promise, America's Missing in Action"
The film will witness the incredible lengths our country goes in order to find and identify our warrior's remains. These amazing, often highly hazardous searches are performed in our old war zones and fields of combat by an organization known as DPAA: "Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency", their motto is "Fufilling our nation's promise". Recovered remains are taken to DPAA's laboratories to establish positive identification through DNA and dental records. After careful, meticulous identification any living relatives are respectfully notified.
The dangerous searches and the laboratory work add up to real life "Indiana Jones" meets "CSI".
Even if there are no surviving family members the warrior's remains are given a full Military Honor Guard burial. We will witness the intricate rituals, rich pageantry and honor of these ceremonies.
Millions of our MIA's extended family members are haunted. They wonder still how were their loved ones were lost? Could they still be alive? Did they die alone? What happened to them? Will they ever have closure? And, what about that Solemn Promise?
This documentary film is a story of hope for those families and all Americans.
This is the story of how America keeps its promises.
HOLLYWOOD POST 43 FEMALE VETERANS
FEMALE VETERANS TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT IN HOLLYWOOD! HERE'S A CHANCE TO PERFORM, BE DISCOVERED BY A CELEBRITY PANEL OF ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY JUDGES, AND WIN ONE OF THREE CASH PRIZES The SECOND ANNUAL FEMALE VETERANS TALENT SHOW will take place at the
In its second year, NEW DAY TALK RADIO and MEDIA CENTER has created this talent show to give voice to the many Female Active and Inactive Female Veterans who find lightness and joy, and in some cases, healing in sharing their performance gifts with others. MAJOR LYNETTE JONES who owns and operates NDTR has herself served 4 Tours of Duty Overseas; 2 in Iraq, 1 in Kuwait and 1 in Afghanistan and is currently serving with the 79th TSC Support Operations (SPO) at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Base, Los Alamitos, California. She feels that showcasing such talent brings positive attention to a broad range of women who have and continue to serve their country.
The spirit of the contestants and their personal stories and journeys inspires co-Producer, IRENE MINK. "We are looking for Advertisers and Sponsors to associate themselves with our Annual Event as it continues to grow as a talent focused vehicle for these gifted and dedicated women. We thank all those who joined us in our First Annual Female Talent Show last year and look forward to capturing the interest and support of new enterprises. Our Audience and Family Participation are as important to us as our contestants and that is why our tickets are priced at $10.00 per person.
Please go to our website: www.femalevertanstalentshow.com to see what the Orange County LA Times wrote about us as well as to learn of the individuals and companies who helped us succeed last year. We thank Tom Lasser and last year's judges: SUZANNE De LAURENTIIS, FAY HAUSER PRICE, and BRETT HUNT.
As a California Commissioned Notary Public since 1967, Post 43 Auxiliary founder and member Olivia Headley is an official of integrity appointed by the California Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.
Pursuant to Government Code section 6107, no fee may be charged to a United States military veteran for notarization of an application or a claim for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance, or any other veteran's benefit.
Pay your Post 43 membership
Safe, Secure, Convenient!!
This option is ONLY for the renewal of Hollywood Post 43 memberships.
If you are not a member, and are interested in joining
Contact the office for details
Payment here does not imply membership!
|Thu Sep 01 @ 6:00PM - |
40 & 8 Meeting
|Thu Sep 01 @ 7:00PM - |
|Mon Sep 05 @12:00AM|
|Tue Sep 06 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Auditions for "Everything in Between"
|Wed Sep 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Auditions for "Everything in Between"
|Thu Sep 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Auditions for "Everything in Between"
|Thu Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - |
Movie Night/Bar Night!
|Sat Sep 10 @11:00AM - |
Vets Mentoring Vets
|Mon Sep 12 @ 5:00PM - |
|Tue Sep 13 @ 6:00PM - |
Executive Committee Meeting
For Journalists writing about Veteran suicides and Suicide Prevention Month...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it...
Hollywood Post 43 is available to rent out for filming, weddings,barmitzvahs, quincinieras, concerts, special events, fundraisers,conventions, red carpet parties, etc. We are a multifaceted facility with over a dozen rooms that have multiple purposes. We have Dressing and Makeup rooms that are Equity standard. If you can think of it, we are here to help make your event everything you were envisioning.
Born James Weldon on December 23, 1923 in Dale, Texas, Weldon began his career as a disc jockey at KWCO in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1946, remaining there for four years. He made his television debut in 1950, as "Uncle" Jimmy (himself) and the voice of the duck puppet, Webster Webfoot on The Webster Webfoot Show, produced locally by Dallas station WFAA-TV.
Experts immediately cast doubt on North Korea's claim Wednesday that...