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April 9, 2017 District 29 Meeting Packet will be uploaded shortly.



Register by Wednesday, April 26, 2017.


Submission Guidelines



Submission Guidelines

All submissions due to District 29 Commander by May 15, 2017

Department Chaplains Conference – June 22, 2017

There will be a Chaplains Conference held on Thursday afternoon (tentatively 3: pm), June 22nd at the State Convention in Riverside. All Chaplains (Post, District & Area) are invited to attend and meet with our Religious Emphasis Committee to discuss the future of the Chaplaincy. Purpose: to revive and energize the Chaplaincy.

 Please check the meeting schedule for the correct time and room number.

SAL, Auxiliary and ALR Chaplains are welcome.

NEW 2017 Officer's Guide and Manual of Ceremonies

& Posts Adjutant's Manual


February 12, 2017 at Orange Post 132

Meeting Packet


Agenda/Minutes ** Boys State Info ** District 29 Flyers ** Parliamentary
Part 1                      Part 2                        Part 3                       Procedures

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2016-2017 District 29 GENERAL Meeting dates and times 




August 7*

9:00 a.m.

Albert E. Schwab Post 555, Midway City 

October 9

9:00 a.m.

Mayhew-Vincent White Cane Post 266, Westminster

December 11

9:00 a.m.

Buena Park Post 354

February 12

9:00 a.m.

Orange Post 132, Orange

April 9

9:00 a.m.

Los Alamitos Post 716

June 4

9:00 a.m.

Orange Post 132

American Legion Post 133, Huntington Beach, Veterans in the Classroom program provides veterans who talk about their personal experiences and answer questions in the classroom/school assemblies. The program is very popular on Veterans Day but is available all year round in elementary, middle and high schools. The Post has interacted with approximately three thousand students in the last year.
For more information, contact Tony Zarkades at or call 714-580-4645.


American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt (Oregon) will award his national commander pin to any Legion member who recruits three (3) new members into the Legion. A new member is any eligible person joining for the 2017 membership year who was not a member of The American Legion during the 2016 membership year. Each member listed must be eligible for membership in The American Legion.
To maintain the integrity of the national commander's pin incentive program, only one pin will be awarded per individual. Upon receipt, national membership staff will confirm the names and mail the pin directly to the person who earned it. Commander Schmidt's incentive program will end June 30, 2017, or when supplies are exhausted.
Please forward names of SAL members to your detachment and/or Auxiliary members to your unit for use in their respective incentive programs.

2017 Membership Incentive Pin Certification Form - PDF


Legacy Meets Vision

The American Legion Centennial Celebration is not only about honoring the past 100 years of our history, but also preparing to continue our legacy of service. Events and activities at posts all around the world will showcase The American Legion "Still Serving America."


2016-2017 New Officers for District 29

Commander Ken George, Post 291
1st Jess Lawson, Post 291
2nd Michelle De La Cruz, Post 838
3rd Sandy Schneeberger, Post 291
Adjutant Steven Vargas, Post 181
Judge Advocate Ed Alvarez, Post 277
Sergeant-at-Arms Tim "Skipper" Bercovitz, Post 291

Chaplain Frank Cook, Post 862
Service Officer Gary Colletti, Post 679

Executive Committee Victor De La Rosa, Post 132
Executive Committee John Minnella, Post 132
Executive Committee Mike Schubert, Post 291
Executive Committee Andy Timko, Post 555
Executive Committee Rich Whitlinger, Post 291

Jr. Past Commander Martha Huff, Post 679

Congratulations to Newport Harbor Post 291 Color Guard.  

Newport Beach Post 291, the Military Open Class winners of The American Legion's
2015 National Convention Color Guard Contest, has been rendering military honors for
veterans for nearly 20 years.

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The District 29 of the American Legion, Department of California comprises all of Orange County, California and is one of the five districts known as the Fifth Area.  The other districts are: Riverside County District 21, San Diego County District 22, San Bernardino County District 25, and Imperial County District 30. Twenty-eight posts comprise the 29th District and has a membership of nearly eight thousand members.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, and service members and communities. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of
World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,France, Mexico, and the Philippines. Over the years, The Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, and produced many important programs for children and youth.

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