WELCOME TO LA MESA’S VETERANS CLUB!
The Veteran’s Club is home to the following Veterans organizations:
- AMERICAN LEGION, POST 282, Dept. of California (Facility owner and manager)
- SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION (SAL) Squadron 282
- AMERICAN LEGION POST 282 AUXILIARY
- VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Osmond K. INGRAM SHIP 1774,
- VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS O.K. INGRAM SHIP 1774 AUXILIARY
Now Open 7 days a week !
A MESSAGE FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION COMMANDER MIKE SEILER
Worth noting is that approximately 95% of the U.S. population is eligible to join one of these fine organizations, which reside within our facility. Non-veteran men and women with familial ties to veterans (fathers, mothers, grandparents, great grandparents, etc.), may join the SAL or Auxiliary organizations of the Legion or VFW.
Our Banquet Hall is available to the public and is suitable for small and large events at an affordable price, as well as the lesser pricing of our available beverages. Bartenders are available. Separate areas and counters for food and beverage are also available.
Some features: easy access from freeway or trolley; ADA compliant; plenty of parking; close to motels. Tables and chairs are available for comfortable seating of 180. There is a large elevated stage for bands and presentations.
NEW PATRIOTIC EAGLE MURAL IN THE RECREATION ROOM
ARTIST, GLORY SANCHEZ, IS RECOGNIZED FOR HER OUTSTANDING WORK.
For Banquet Hall reservations call
Mr. Ken McCormack - (619) 997-0176
Non-member guests are most welcome to use our Veteran Club’s recreation and food offerings in the lower area of the facility (“The Club”). While visiting, we hope that our guests will ask about becoming members.
Authorized members may bring guests to enjoy our facility (no limits on the number of guests). Members and active duty military, plus members of any other veterans organizations have full access to our facility, including full bar privileges. However, the California Alcohol Beverage Commission prohibits non-members and guests of authorized patrons from directly purchasing alcoholic beverages at the Club’s bar.
“The Club” is open every day except for Tuesdays (see below). The American Legion general membership meeting is normally held on the fourth Monday of each month starting 6:00 p.m. sharp.
Members of all organizations who meet at the facility are welcome to attend regular meetings. They will be allowed
to speak but only Legionnaires may vote on motions.
For your safety, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the facility. To purify the air, we have installed UV lights in the return ducts of the HVAC System that continually cleanse the air. Pets are also not permitted inside the facility unless otherwise allowed by law.
Hours of Operation for “THE CLUB”
ALWAYS CLOSED ON TUESDAY
Open Monday -Friday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.*
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Football Season)
12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Non-Football Season)*
*Closing hours adjusted by the bartender depending on the business activity.
~ Entertainment at 6 p.m. ~
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Karaoke
Fridays: Live Music & Dancing
MEALS - FOOD!
Meal serving times differ from The Club’s hours of operation:
(for the most up-to-date Meal/Band information check the "Events Calendar" Menu Selection at left.)
FULL BREAKFASTS offerd once a month on a Sunday!
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10 adult & $5.00 children under 12
PUBLIC (NON-MEMBERS) ARE WELCOME FOR ALL MEALS !
Monday: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (Bartender provides food for nominal price)
Wednesday & Thursday Meals Served: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ($8-$10)
Friday: 5:30-6:45 p.m. or when all food served (normally $12).
Saturday: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.
(Bartender provides food for nominal price)
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Six large screen TVs. Watch Football (NCAA and NFL), Baseball, Golf,
Basketball, Soccer, and other sports via Direct TV!
We Have a Banquet Hall Facility that is available to the public!
La Mesa Post 282 was chartered on June 28, 1923. We have been in our current location since 1947, building the facility soon after purchase of the land from the City of La Mesa on 28 Feb 1947 for the sum of $2,525.68. Currently, the American Legion facility houses American Legion Post 282 and its Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 282, VFW O.K. Ingram, Ship 1774 and its VFW Auxiliary, and the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1365 of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
The facility is affectionately called the La Mesa Veterans Club since all of the La Mesa veterans' organizations are located in the same facility where we conduct meetings, hold special programs, family-friendly events, and offer food and refreshments.
We welcome personnel from all the uniformed branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, whether active duty, retired, veterans, National Guard, or Reserve. The location where and when you may have served does not matter, or whether you belong to another veterans' organization, are a family member, or guest of authorized persons.
The American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion (SAL),
and Legion Riders are the American Legion family.
Eligibility for the American Legion is anyone who honorably served in any of the armed services for one day since 7 Dec 1941. Eligibility criteria for the Auxiliary and SAL may be found elsewhere on this website. Currently, we do not have a Legion Riders Chapter but have interest in forming one.
Our members often belong to one or more of the veteran's organizations that may be present in our facility based on individual eligibility. Persons who have multiple memberships do it for reasons related to the desire to assist other organizations, benefits, travel, and a sense of belonging since the programs do somewhat differ. To those who may be interested, please visit us at any time of the day except Tuesdays when we are closed.
We do not care to which organization another belongs as "we are all together." Eligible persons are strongly encouraged to join us so we may fulfill our mission to better serve the needs of the community and remain strong.
Your membership and/or participation allow us all to continue serving God, our Country, and our Community. Our local mission is to provide camaraderie, a support base for the veterans and their families within the local community, low-cost meals, entertainment, counseling, various programs that assist the community, and to otherwise embody the goals of the American Legion Preamble as stated below:
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purpose:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
to maintain law and order;
to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to community, state and nation;
to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
to make right the master of might;
to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the La Mesa community: Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor (if a business, we will provide a link to your business). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for children, and give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families.
Thank You for your Donation, large and small are all appreciated!
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