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Membership with Ship 1774 allows entry to all VFW Posts worldwide.

Meetings - 2nd Thursday, 18:00 hours

The Charter has been moved to, and all meetings are held at, the American Legion building at 8118 University Ave., La Mesa on a permanent basis per the General Membership meeting of 10 May 2011.

Please send mail to:
VFW Ship Captain Jack Porath
5539 Candlelight Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation only if the individual served honorably as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States –

  • In a foreign war, insurrection, or expedition in service that –
    • Has been recognized as campaign-medal service; and
    • Is governed by the authorization of the award of a campaign badge by the United States Government;
  • On the Korean peninsula or in territorial waters for at least 30 consecutive days, or a total of 60 days, after 30 Jun 1949; or
  • In an area which entitled the individual to receive special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger under Section 310 of Title 37.

Persons in the armed forces of the United States shall become eligible for membership immediately upon arrival on hostile soil, in hostile waters or the airspace above in the performance of service qualifying such persons for membership.

Proof of service to establish eligibility for membership rests with the applicant.

about VFW Membership

VFW Ship 1774 annual membership is $45.00.

Membership in VFW Ship 1774 supports our organization and our local programs. VFW Members-at-large $50.00 per year support the organization as a whole and no monies flow to local Posts.

The Ship’s Captain and/or Paymaster can assist with the change of Annual dues to Life Membership. Just ask.

How to Join

O.K. Ingram Ship 1774 Membership

Please mail the completed application To:

Jack Porath
5539 Candlelight Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Or send digitally scanned applications to:

Jack Porath

!!!Please Remember to Sign the CERTIFICATION!!!

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NOTE:  Members whose applications are mailed or digitally sent to Jack Porath will soon receive a temporary receipt allowing access to VFW Ship 1774 and other VFW Posts. 


VFW Member-at-Large

VFW Member-at-Large yearly dues is $50.00

Annual Ship 1774 yearly dues is $45.00 and you will apprised of our events when using our web site . Life Member fees are:

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NOTE: When choosing the 12 month installment option, there is an initial cost of $45 which covers the initial payment and set-up fee with 11 more payments at the rate shown above per the appropriate age. Payments can be made via credit card, checking acct, or monthly check. You will be sent a letter by VFW National Hq giving you the payment option. The initial $45.00 can be paid by credit card, check, or cash.

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