All males 14 years old or older who subscribe to the purpose and objects of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans are welcome to join the order. There are two categories of membership: "Heritage" and "Associate," but those who are a son of a veteran, son-in-law, or step son, are recognized as a "Real Son."
As stated in our 2017 revised constitution: "....to perpetuate the memory of the services of the veterans of the Spanish-American War era, which includes the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition; 1898-1903."
Please download the membership application below. Fill it out and submit it to our National Secretary (Bill Burkhimer - 12500 Ramar Road - Philadelphia, PA 19154) together with a check for $15.00 made out to "Sons of Spanish American War Veterans."
If you have questions about the order or about joining, please feel free to contact the National President, John Sims, using the e-mail device on the main page of this site.
“Whereas the SSAWV in its 2018 national convention took action to increase the annual national dues ($15 for Members At Large or $5 from camp members in addition to local dues) for the 2019-2020 fiscal year,
And whereas the delegates also voted to designate $2.00 of these dues for the support of heritage projects, Be it hereby resolved that the National Treasurer establish a designated fund within the general treasury for the purpose of accumulating these funds until they are requested by an SSAWV camp.”
The Council of Administration shall have, by majority vote of a quorum, the responsibility of approving the disbursal of any funds requested. Projects may include anything in compliance with the constitutional purpose and objects of the SSAWV as described in Article II. that seeks to honor the memory of SAW veterans and preserve this noble heritage.
Funds will be available following the collection of the dues in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Those members initially joining the order before June 30, 2019, are asked to send applications to the National Secretary (Bill Burkhimer - 12500 Ramer Road - Philadelphia, PA 19154) together with a $15 check or money order made out to the "Sons of Spanish American War Veterans."