C.A.L.P.A. Members Heading to McClellan Park, CA, June 21st to 24th, for the Department of California’s
Annual Convention for the Awards Banquet and the C.A.L.P.A. Officer’s Elections

Are You Eligible?

The internet and new technology have changed the dynamics of how Posts, for example, promote Legion activities.  As a result, C.A.L.P.A. membership has grown to include Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Rider members who take an active interest and role in promoting their programs, along with newsletter editors, copywriters, graphic artists, web designers, broadcasters and others.


Dues are just $10 per year.  You receive an Official Press Card recognizing you as an American Legion media representative.

As an official member of the press and carrying an authentic American Legion Press Card, you will have the advantage in gaining access to various political rallies, debates, lectures, council meetings, and any news worthy event that especially affects the lives of veterans, the military and their families. You as a journalist, reporter, photographer, and/or videographer need to represent the State of California and the American Legion as the voice of those who have served. We encourage you to get involved and join today. Also consider picking up a lanyard ($10.00) to display your press card and a C.A.L.P.A. pin ($10.00) to display on your cover or lapel. For a deal of a life time, buy both the lanyard and C.A.L.P.A. pin together for only $15.00)

Members Heading to Convention in Sacramento
For the C.A.L.P.A Elections and Competition Awards’ Luncheon 

The 2018 Convention will be extreme exciting, as the competition we had several new entries this year as California dives into the 21st Century integrating media with technology.  The competition is becoming much more rigorous as more and more individuals are getting up to par with the latest in technology and entries are coming in from all over the state covering all the various categories.  Entries include Newsletters (both print and digital, Editorials, Press Releases, Websites, Social Media, Photos, Videos, and Graphic Art for promotional pieces. The categories are then broken down by Department/Detachment, Districts, Posts, Units and Squadrons; thus allowing Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders all to participate.

So the real questions include, “Are you a C.A.L.P.A. member? – If Not, Why Not Join Today?” and “Did You Submit your Entry This Year? – If Not, Why Not?” Well now you will have to wait until next year to enter, but it gives you a full year to get ready.   The cutoff date for submissions for the National American Legion Press Association N.A.L.P.A. is also over with and the competition is being judged now.

Keep checking back and as we will post all the C.A.L.P.A. winners  just after the convention.
The winners of the C.A.L.P.A. competition will be announced and honored at a special luncheon at the Department Convention June 23rd.
The winners of the N.A.L.P.A. competition will be announced and honored at a special luncheon at the National Convention in August.

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Speaking of the C.A.L.P.A. Luncheon

You need to register to attend, the price is $30.  We will be holding nominations and having a preliminary C.A.L.P.A meeting on Friday the 22nd at 3:30 in the Placer Room at the McClellan Conference Center.  The actual elections and general meeting on Saturday the 23rd from 11:30 – 1:30 pm, again in the Placer Room at the McClellan Conference Center.  

If you are attending the Convention and you haven’t signed up and registered, be sure and come by the C.A.L.P.A. table to pay and pick up your card.  All the membership cards will be available at the Convention and if not picked up, they will be mailed out after Convention.

Join C.A.L.P.A., Renew Your Dues, Register for the Luncheon and Pay Online
Download a Membership/Renewal PDF Application and mail in along with your check or credit card info  

C.A.L.P.A. Members Opening Communication Doors
On The Move Through Internet Media & Technology

The California American Legion Press Association (C.A.L.P.A.) is the key communication resource for every Legion Post, District and Area statewide.  When we successfully get the word out through the effective use of media, a trickle-down effect results: membership increases, retention increases, fundraising goals are elevated and greater community recognition occurs.

C.A.L.P.A. is dedicated to bringing members who are media professionals together with individual Posts to provide them with gratis as well as affordable communication solutions.

In this way, C.A.L.P.A. continues to serve as a driving force in helping propel Legion programs forward on all levels.

The California American Legion Press Association is definitely ON THE MOVE!  

Simply Click Here & JOIN TODAY!