291 Family

The American Legion Family
Newport Harbor Post 291

legion_175The 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
– visit their Facebook Page 


auxiliary_175The 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
– visit their Facebook Page 


Sons of the American Legion
SAL_175Sons 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.
– Visit our Facebook Page


The American Legion Yacht Club
(Only Available at Newport Harbor Post 291)
yacht_175The American Legion Yacht Club was founded in 1966 and a part of Newport Harbor Post 291.  It is open for membership to all American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion members, regardless of where your Post is located.  Current membership world wide is over 10,000.

The Yacht Club is a member of Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) and sponsors such events as WORSA “Sail for the Visually Imparied,” the 4th of July “Old Glory Boat Parade,” and various races and regattas through out the year.  We have reciprocal privileges with numerous yacht clubs around the world.  If you are a member here or at some other post; consider joining.  
– visit their website:  The American Legion Yacht Club
– visit their Facebook Page    


American Legion Riders
(No Chapter Available at the Newport Harbor Post 291)
riders_175American 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
or visit their Facebook Page
– Los Alamitos, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 716, 
or visit their Facebook Page N/A
– Midway City, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 555, 
or visit their Facebook Page
– Laguna Niguel, CA:  American Legion Riders Chapter 281,
or visit their Facebook Page 
– State of California:  American Legion Riders,
or visit their Facebook Page N/A


California American Legion Press Association
National American Legion Press Association

CALPACALPA (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.

NALPAMembers 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”