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How To Join

To join the San Mateo JACL, please visit 

You may also renew your membership or join JACL:

By mail using our printable membership form (You will also need to know the membership dues for your chapter and membership category).

Send to JACL Membership, PO Box 45397, San Francisco, CA 94145-0397.

By phone while our office is closed because of Covid-19, please call 773-816-1318 for credit card memberships by phone. Or leave a voicemail at our office to at 415-921-5225 x25.

Membership includes a FREE digital subscription to the Pacific Citizen, JACL’s national newspaper. For the print subscription, please make a payment for $17 here: PC – print edition.

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.

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