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
- If you have served or are serving in:
- Her Majesty’s Forces in any conflict in which Canada was involved; or
- The Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty’s allies in any conflict in which Canada was involved; or
- The United Nations or Commonwealth police action in Congo, Gaza, Cyprus; or
- The USA forces and are a parent, spouse or child of a person who is or was eligible to be an Ordinary member; or
- 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
- If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership, you may be eligible for Associate membership in a USA Post / Branch if you:
- 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;
- Are a child of an Associate member, or
- Are the sibling, parent or spouse of an Associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.
Affiliate Voting Membership – USA Post / Branch
- 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