291 Family

Legionnaires

The American LegionThe American Legion consist of members who served in the Military during one or more of the U.S. conflicts or wars.  The focus on service and help to veterans, active service members and communities, The American Legion nationally, currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.  The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 currently has approximately 3,500 Legion members.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

If you served in the military during war time, consider joining the Legion, we would love to work with you and welcome you to the family – find out more information and the see if your qualify.

visit their website:  The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291
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Auxiliary

AUXILIARY UNIT 291The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization and is part of our American Legion Family.  Founded in 1919 and with nearly 1 million members world wide, they volunteer tens of thousands of hours to community service and veterans and raise millions of dollars.  We work side by side with the Auxiliary members of Newport Harbor Post 291.  The American Legion Auxiliary supports The American Legion and honors the sacrifice of those who have served and are currently serving by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military members, and their families, both at home and abroad. It’s all For God and Country, they advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor the youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

If you are a mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter or grandmother of individuals who are either members of the American Legion or deceased veterans of individuals who would qualify then you can join.  We would love to have you as part of our family – find out more information and the see if your qualify.

visit their website: The American Legion Auxiliary Newport Harbor Unit 291
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Sons of the American Legion

SAL SQUADRON 291Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L. or Sons) are just what the title indicates, males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. We are considered one of the three components that comprise the Legion Family, with the other two including the Legionnaires and the Auxiliary.  We are approximately 1,500 strong here locally at Newport Harbor Squadron 291.  The Sons are divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level and is contingent upon its parent post’s charter; ours being under The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291’s charter. Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L. or Sons) are just what the title indicates, males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. We are considered one of the three components that comprise the Legion Family, with the other two including the Legionnaires and the Auxiliary.  We are approximately 1,500 strong here locally at Newport Harbor Squadron 291.  The Sons are divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level and is contingent upon its parent post’s charter; ours being under The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291’s charter.

Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L. or Sons) are just what the title indicates, males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. We are considered one of the three components that comprise the Legion Family, with the other two including the Legionnaires and the Auxiliary.  We are approximately 1,500 strong here locally at Newport Harbor Squadron 291.  The Sons are divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level and is contingent upon its parent post’s charter; ours being under The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291’s charter.

We conduct various fundraiser and special events raising money for several military children charities and veteran based charities we support.  We would love to have you join our family by accessing our membership form, filling it out, signing it, mailing it in with proof of your parents’ or grandparents’ service and their qualifications and including a check for membership dues.

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American Legion Yacht Club

American Legion Yacht ClubThe One and Only American Legion Post with a Yacht Club. New members and visitors are often intrigued with the combination of a yacht club with Post 291.  The interesting history of this association dates back to the late 60’s before any of us were members.  The leadership at that time thought it a good idea to form a Yacht Club at the Post in order to offer members an affordable way to get involved in boating and sailing. The club steadily grew over the years and became widely known as not only one of the most active yacht clubs in Southern California, but also one of the most involved with civic events and veteran causes.  The ALYC membership mirrors that of the Post, with active members from the Legion, Auxiliary, and SAL’s.

The proud heritage of ALYC and Post 291 is connected over the last 54 years, and part of the fabric of Newport Beach.  There’s always more to tell with this colorful history, so next time you’re at the Post, look for a member with an ALYC logo and ask to hear a favorite memory.  Even better, join ALYC and begin making your own memories with your friends of the sea.

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American Legion Riders

No Chapter Available at the Newport Harbor Post 291

American Legion Texas Post 60 RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.  There are well over 100,000 American Legion Riders in over a thousand chapters world wide.  We don’t have an American Legion Riders’ Chapter at Newport Harbor Post 291, but if you have a bike and want to join, there are currently four chapters in Orange County.

Visit their websites:

Orange CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 132,
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Los Alamitos, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 716, 
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Midway City, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 555,
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Laguna Niguel, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 281,
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State of California:  American Legion Riders,
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California American Legion Press Association
National American Legion Press Association

CALPA (California American Legion Press Association) and NALPA (National American Legion Press Association) are associations of editors, writers, webmasters, historians, public relations officers, photographers, graphic artists, videographers and individuals who are members of The American Legion, the Sons of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and other subsidiary organizations nationally as well as within the State of California.

Members of CALPA/NALPA encourage the exchange of ideas, promote the development of local newsletters, websites, videos and various public relations activities, strive to communicate the corporate goals of The American Legion family organizations and recognize achievements through an annual news and media awards program.
 
 
 
You can Join today: 
www.calpaonline.com Only $10 per year and includes a “Press Card”
www.nalpa.org Only $15 per year and includes a “Press Card”