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America's Largest Veterans Service Organization

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Being part of the American Legion family will help ensure the retention of already earned benefits and fighting for our future as citizens of this great Nation. Only through the strength of numbers will others listen. Your membership also allows full access to our facility, that if used will result in a savings to your recreation related budget. Your membership also provides access to vendors’ discounts that are separately provided and which will save you money.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO JOIN AMERICAN LEGION LA MESA POST 282

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT OR PRESENT A COPY OF DD FORM 214

NEW MEMBERSHIP

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information:

1. Click the APPLICATION button, complete, and submit the Post 282 American Legion Membership application. Before submitting, print two completed copies.

2. Keep one copy of the application for your records and either mail (P.O. Box 265, La Mesa, CA 91944-0265) or bring the other copy to the 8118 University Avenue address together with your $45.00 dues payment. If mailing, include also a copy of your DD-214. If you are hand-carrying your application or completing the application at the Post, you need not permanently provide the DD-214; it need only be shown to an officer of the Post or person accepting the application. We do not retain the DD-214s.

3. Should you submit your payment on line (using the ‘APPLICATION ’ button), we will contact you within a few days. If you wish to pay via credit card, information can then be provided. However, you will still need to show the DD-214 at some time during the process (you can scan and send the DD-214 to: jporath1@roadrunner.com

3. Once your application has been approved by the membership and you have paid the dues, a membership card will be mailed to you. Should you come to the facility and show proof of eligibility and payment, a temporary membership card will be provided.

4. Checks are payable to La Mesa Post 282. DO NOT SEND CASH  

We can process your new or renewal membership on line, directly to our Post 282.  Though there is a $1.00 processing charge ($45 dues plus $1), this is much faster and more reliable than regular mail.   If your mailing address has changed, please advise.  
  


5. Please see the eligibility dates on the "APPLICATION " tab.

 

 TRANSFERS

1.  You may scan your membership card and send to jporath1@roadrunner.com   or complete the information on the APPLICATION tab.
 
2.  If your dues is not current, you will be asked to pay the required dues before the transfer is processed.  Payment of $45.00 may be made via credit card, check, or cash if coming to the Post. 
 
3.  Some members wish to remit payment for Paid Up For Life Membership that the following rate schedule provides.  Rate is your age based on dues of $45.00.  
 
Paid Up For Life  (PUFL) Fee Rate Chart
click this link for chart


 


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