How To Join

To join the San Mateo JACL, please choose one of the following options:

  • Download, complete, and return the Membership Application form >>> Membership Application (PDF)

  • Visit the membership page on, select the San Mateo chapter, and complete the webform >> membership page

  • Complete the form below


Payment for your membership can be made by sending a check, payable to "JACL", to:

San Mateo JACL

Attn: Membership

415 S. Claremont St.

San Mateo, CA  94401

Membership Benefits
  • Membership fees include dues for both the national JACL and local San Mateo chapter

  • Subscription to the Pacific Citizen, the biweekly publication of the national JACL

  • Subscription to Kokoro, the newsletter of the San Mateo JACL

  • Eligibility for the San Mateo JACL scholarship program

  • Eligilibility for the national JACL scholarship and awards program, including opportunities for college-bound high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and creative arts students

San Mateo JACL
Board Meetings

You can also get involved with San Mateo JACL by attending one of our board meetings. Non-board members, visitors, and members of the community are welcome to attend and contribute. Come join us to find out what we are all about!


When: Third Thursday of each month, 7:15PM

Where: San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, located at 415 S. Claremont St. in San Mateo.

© 2016 San Mateo JACL

Site Updated: July 2020