One of the main questions people ask about our membership is
"What if I don't have a relative?"
If you do not have a relative that you know of who served, you are still eligible to join.
We welcome all who have any interest in preserving the memory of the men and women
who served in the conflicts from 1898 to 1902.
Membership is open to Male Descendents of Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection,
and the China Relief Expedition Veterans.
We accept Both Collateral and Lineal Descendants.
That is Aunts, Cousins, Grandfathers, and Uncles on both the Maternal and Paternal sides of ones family.
Those whom lack the ancestry,
but whose wife has said ancestry are
eligible for full membership.
There is an initial one time Membership Initiation Application fee of $10.00 to join and that can be sent in along with the application,
and an annual due renewal fee of $15.00.
These dues cover the cost for things like the Camp's Newsletter,
Membership Cards, Postage, etc.
There is also an Associate Membership for those individuals who are uncertain if they have a relative. If you are uncertain as to if you are related to a Veteran of any of the above conflicts but believe you have one, we will try to help you find that individual.
At this time Membership to the Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168 includes a Membership Card, a subscription to the Camps Newsletter "The Hiker" and “The National Son” and subscription to the SSAWV Yahoo Group.
As well as the privledge to Purchase and Wear the Orders Membership Medal.
THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:
If you would like to join please fill out 2 Membership Applications,
Which is below as a PDF File.
A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader may be obtained free of charge by clicking on the following icon:
SENDING APPLICATION PACKAGE:
Send 2 Completed Applications;
Along with 2 Completed copies of your Family Tree to said Ancestor and Proofs of Service of Ancestor;
with a $25.00 in a Check or Money Order
to c/o/payable to:
"Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168, SSAWV":
J.M. Leonard Camp No.168, SSAWV
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