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1504 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, California

Willow Glen Post 318

Last Updated 11/14/2015 8:36 AM


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Reminder: There will be no Game Night or General Membership meeting in December due to the holidays.

Important Information About Your Dues

We have tried to keep our dues as low as possible for as long as possible but it has become necessary to raise them from the current $30 per year to $35 per year effective January 1st 2016. This will affect those members who fail to renew for the 2016 calendar year before January 1st 2016.  For those of you who have already renewed, thank you and this will not affect you until you renew for 2017 during the second half of 2016. If you have not already renewed we urge you to do so before January 1st. You can renew by mailing your check to us or on line at .

The increase is necessary because the Department of California raised their share of the dues payment by $5 two years ago by vote at the Department convention and now National has raised their share by $5 effective in January of 2016 by vote at the National Convention. We voted to absorb the increase by the Department of California but now cannot do so for the increase from National. For more information about the reasons for the increase see

Here is how your dues payment is allocated:

UNIT                                                      CURRENT             AFTER 1/1/2016
 National                                                  $13.50                     $18.50
 Department of California                        $15.00                     $15.00
 District 13                                                  $1.00                       $1.00
 Post 318                                                     $1.50                       $1.50

Total                                                         $30.00                     $35.00

As you can see, we need the $5 increase to prevent our share of the dues from going “negative”. Almost all of our operating revenue for programs is provided by facility rental so we have intentionally kept the dues as low as possible, probably the lowest of any Post in California. Our increase will simply offset the change in the National portion of your dues.

For those of you which may be considering Paid Up For Live (PUFL) membership, you may want to do so before the dues increase since the PUFL fee is based on your age and the current Post dues.  For more information about PUFL membership see

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 669.333.0700 Option 2.

Thank you for your continued support,
Post 318 Executive Board

The Department of California has relocated From San Francisco to Sanger CA. Contact information is:

The American Legion
Department of California
1601 7th Street
Sanger, CA 93657-2801
Office phone: 559-875-8387
Office Fax: 559-272-5157

For the Commander's Status Report on the move click here.

Santa Clara County is issuing Veterans ID Cards. Click IDCards for complete information. Application and instructions here.

TechShop is providing a 1 year free membership and classes for veterans. Click TechShop for details.

TALARC, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, and CALARS, The California Amateur Radio Service have expanded and changed their schedules for nets. Please see the Amateur Radio page for information about the net schedules and and for information about becoming an Amateur Radio operator. All Hams, especially Legion members, are invited to participate in any of the nets.

We have created an email list service which will allow you to receive notices about posting of the Messenger newsletter and occasional announcements about upcoming events by email. For information and to subscribe to the list goto the Email List Options menu selection.

The Post 318 Auxiliary is sponsoring a breakfast fundraiser on the first Sunday of every month from 8:30am to 11:00am. This monthly breakfast at Post 318 features pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, coffee, and juice. The requested donation  is just $6.00 per person, $5.00 for students and active duty military. Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends.

 The Post General Meeting is held  at 7:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of each month except June and December.  All members are welcome to the pre-meeting meal at 6:00 PM. Please see the Calendar page for all scheduled events.  

Our Mission

Since our charter in 1931 , our American Legion Post, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been welcoming war era VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country, and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.

Support Post 318

All funds raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring programs for our children and giving aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. Join our Post as a Donor, Booster or Sponsor and consider our facility for your next event. For information call 669-333-0700 or email or


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