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Being part of the American Legion family helps ensure the retention of already earned benefits and to fight for our future as citizens of this great Nation. Only through the strength of numbers will others listen. Your membership allows full access to our facility and that of other veterans' clubs, resulting in savings to your recreation related budget.  Using the facility's food and drink offerings help to ensure we stay where we are, providing essential services and benefits. 


For first time applicants, please submit the following information:

1. Click the APPLICATION button, complete, and either submit online OR copy into the Legion and apply there.  

2. If submitting online, you will receive an email advising you to mail $45.00 ($50.00 1 July 2022) to us at P.O. Box 265, La Mesa, CA 91944-0265 or come into the Club with your payment.  Checks are payable to La Mesa Post 282.  DO NOT SEND CASH 

3. Once your application has been approved by the membership and dues is paid, a membership card will be mailed, or immediately provided to you if you are in the Club when you join. 

4. For questions or concerns, contact the Commander at  jporath1@roadrunner.com.   He can also be reached at 619-469-6064, Option 2.


1.  If you belong to another Post and would like to transfer to our Post, please come to the facility or scan your membership card and send to jporath1@roadrunner.com.   If your dues is current, no payment is required.   

2.  If your dues is not current, you will need to pay the required dues of $45.00 before we can transmit the transfer.  Payment of $45.00 may be made via credit card, check, or cash if coming to the Post.  If not, mail your check to La Mesa Post 282, P. O. Box 265, La Mesa, CA 91944-0265. 
3.  Some members wish to remit payment for Paid Up For Life Membership that the following rate schedule provides which is based on age and our dues of $45.00; $50.00 starting 1 July 2022.  
Paid Up For Life  (PUFL) Fee Rate Chart
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