Post 66 annual dues are $45.00. (Post 1000 annual dues are $47.00.)
The American Legion, Post 66 San Luis Obispo, CA was chartered September 26, 1919, with 43 members. The first meeting was held on Thursday October 2, 1919 at the Old Mission San Luis Obispo Hall. The original 1919 charter of Post 66 is framed and hangs on the wall in our Legion clubhouse. The charter lists the names of our 43 charter members and the names are also listed in the sidebar below.
We are over 500 members strong and growing. Post 66 is an integral part of the greater San Luis Obispo community and a proud advocate for veterans on the local, state, and national level. We have members locally from Santa Maria to Paso Robles, with about 50 out-of-state members who still value their connection with veterans in San Luis Obispo, Post 66. There are over 21,000 veterans in our county.
The American Legion is a powerful force in our nation’s Capitol! The American Legion is the nation’s largest, most influential, effective and dependable veterans service organization. The American Legion was founded upon four pillars of service in 1919. Today we continue to pledge ourselves to...
These four pillars of service shape our work and what we do for America.
In contrast to other veterans’ organizations, the American Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen our grass roots commitment to the veterans, their families and the communities we serve.
A Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans from our local Legion post all the way to the halls of leadership in Washington, D.C. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Support Veterans and their families: Veteran Stand Downs, Veterans’ Treatment Court, Military Parents and Friends support group, Welcome Home Military Heroes, Memorial Day, 9-11 programs, Honor Flight, Amp Surf, and Operation Surf Adventure
Support Youth Leadership and Development: Academic Scholarships, Boy’s and Girl’s State, and Sea Cadets
Promote Community Outreach: Flag Ceremonies, Farmers Market, Web site and Social Media
Maintain Strong Post Operations and Administration: Leadership Development, Volunteerism
Maintain Active Membership: Newsletters, BBQs, Monday Social Nights
Post 66, like most non-profit organization, is run by good volunteers, like you. Here are a few areas where we routinely need good volunteers to help get the job done.
Post 66 has developed a Member Handbook that is full of good information about The American Legion and Post 66. Copies are provided to new members when they attend our Member Orientation program. We also have a PDF verion you can access online. Member Handbook
If you would like to help in one of these areas, or in a different area, please let one of our Post leaders know. We are always looking for good volunteers. Please fill out our Member Survey and let us know where you would like to help out.
The Annual Pancake Breakfast of Post 66 is our major fund-raiser to support the variety of American Legion and community programs we support.
Members of Post 66, give their financial support to our programs by selling tickets to our major fundraising event, our Annual Pancake Breakfast.
Each year in March members are mailed a book of ten tickets to the Annual Pancake Breakfast that is traditionally held in early June.
The proceeds from this program benefit youth and veteran support programs in San Luis Obispo County.
Any contribution you make is tax deductible as The American Legion is a
nonprofit (501 c (19)) organization comprised of American military veterans
who served during times of war.
Suggested donation for the annual pancake breakfast is $4 for each adult and $2 per child under the age of 14.
Tickets are also available at the door.
The Post 66 Hall may only be rented by members in good standing or
through the sponsorship of a member in good standing
The Post 66 Legion Family has three additional Legion units. They are the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders, together we are the American Legion Family of Post.
The American Legion Family Application is a document produced by the American Legion Auxiliary that contains applications for the American Legion Auxiliary, The American Legion and Sons of Legion.
The Basic Training Course is the American Legion's official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation's largest veterans service organization is now available online.
Already taken the old course? The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam.
The American Legion is a not-for-profit (501 C19) corporation and is nonpolitical. The Legion can neither engage in partisan politics nor promote the candidacy of any person for public office.
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Photo by Patric Donigan, Post 534.
Photo by Patric Donigan, Post 534.
Emanual Y. Herrera
Juan B. Vega
Fred J. Martinez
Ernest T. Smithers
John H. Kolkana
Benj. F. Austing
Robert A. Keeney
Ernest J. Pate
Bernard P. Hawkins
Samuel E. Branch
John H. Sigler
Edwin R. Smith
Silvie J. Lusadi (Lusardi)
Harry B. Higuera
J.A. Bobasciolt (Robasciotti)