Membership

USA Post / Branch Membership

You may be eligible for membership in a USA Post / Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion if you are a Canadian citizen, Commonwealth subject or an American Citizen and are of voting age. There are three membership categories in USA in USA posts/branches, each with different qualifications. The criteria for each category are as follows:

Ordinary Membership – USA Post / Branch

  1. If you have served or are serving in:
  2. Her Majesty’s Forces in any conflict in which Canada was involved; or
  3. The Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty’s allies in any conflict in which Canada was involved; or
  4. The United Nations or Commonwealth police action in Congo, Gaza, Cyprus; or
  5. The USA forces and are a parent, spouse or child of a person who is or was eligible to be an Ordinary member; or
  6. A theatre of war as a member of the forces of the United States under the command of a Commonwealth Naval, Military or Air Force Commander for not less than three months.

Associate Membership – USA Post / Branch

  1. If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership, you may be eligible for Associate membership in a USA Post / Branch if you:
  2. Are the child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership in a USA post/branch;
  3. Are a child of an Associate member, or
  4. Are the sibling, parent or spouse of an Associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.

Affiliate Voting Membership – USA Post / Branch

  1. If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership, but support the aims and objects of the Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Voting membership.

NOTE: A member who qualified for membership under the USA Post / Branch criteria is permitted to transfer membership to a Branch of the Legion in Canada. However, depending on the member’s citizenship, a mandatory change of membership category to Affiliate Non-Voting may be required.

For further information, please contact the RCL Eastern US Zone or your nearest RCL Post / Branch. We welcome all those interested.

MEMBERSHIP IS THE HEART OF OUR ORGANIZATION