American Legion Department of California Auxiliary

Auxiliary of the American Legion, Department of California
Room 319, War Memorial Veterans Building
410 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
(415) 861-5092
FAX (415) 861-8365
Office hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30PM

The American Legion Auxiliary Units undertake at least one Community Service project each year. Units study the needs of the community, recommend projects, and report their work to the Department Community Service Committee.

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100 percent Americanism; to preserver the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Dues: Vaires Unit by Unit

Contact: Ruby Kapsalis, 831-394-4514,

  Terry Mikesell, 530-221-6248,