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. 

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 come into the Legion and apply there.  

2. If submitting online, you will receive an email advising you to mail $50.00 to us at Post 282, 8118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5565.  You may also enter the Club with your payment (cash, credit card, or check).  Checks are payable to La Mesa Post 282.  DO NOT MAIL CASH 

3. Once your application has been approved 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 or at 619-469-6064, Option 3.



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   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 $50.00 before we can transmit the transfer.  Payment of $50.00 may be made via cash, credit card, or check if paying in person or by mailing a check to La Mesa Post 282, 8118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5565.    
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 $50.00.  
Paid Up For Life    (PUFL) Fee Rate Chart
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