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A Short History of Post 534:

Our Post started with a small group of veterans was chartered by The American Legion on October, 13 1980. There were 54 veterans that put their signature on the line to become charter members of this new Post in Old Town Orcutt. The Post number of 534 was selected by the charter members because it was the outfit number of charter member, Stan Ruth.

In 2003 we purchased our Post facility, at 145 W. Clark and 147 W. Clark where Rick’s Car Care is located, was purchased from Mrs. Virginia Cox, who’s husband Ed Cox was a charter member of Orcutt Post 534.

Orcutt Post 534 is one of the nineteen local American Legion Posts in District 16, Area 6, Department of California. District 16 includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The Department (state) of California is the largest in the Western Region of the American Legion with over 90,000 Legionnaires.


Presentation of American Flag to the new Santa Maria Outpatient Clinic in October, 2007 by Acting Post 534, Charles Kelble and Jr. Past Commander, Ken Johnson. Video take by Rick Pushies, Adjutant.

Post 534 Leadership

Effective Leadership in The American Legion and Post 534 Orcutt is provided by volunteer members, like you, who serve in leadership roles as Post officers and committee chairman. Post leaders provide honorable and noteworthy service to all the veterans we serve. Leadership is not something you are born with and it can’t be awarded or appointed. Effective leadership must be learned and earned through service.

Leaders must possess stellar character and transparent integrity. The men and women who accept the challenges of leadership in The American Legion are often self motivated by a desire to serve others. We serve for the benefit of our veterans, their families, our communities and our nation.

The Post Executive Committee governs the affairs of the Post and consists of voting and nonvoting members.

Voting members of the Executive Committee are: Commander, First Vice-Commander, Second Vice-Commander, Sergeant-at-Arms, Adjutant, Finance Officer, Service Officer, Ways and Means Officer, Judge Advocate, Chaplain, Historian, Parliamentarian, Junior Past (most recent) Commander, First Executive Committeeman and Second Executive Committeeman.

Nonvoting members are the President of The American Legion Auxiliary, Commander of The Sons of The American Legion, President of the American Legion Riders, Scouting Advisor and The Sons of the American Legion Squadron Advisor

Post 534 - Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: Noon to 8 p.m.

Post Meetings

General Membership Meeting:
Second Wednesday of the Month at 6 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday following the general membership meeting, at 6 p.m.

American Legion Riders Meeting
Second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Sons of the American Legion Meeting
First Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting
Third Wednesday of the Month at 6 p.m.

Post Address

Orcutt Post 534, 145 W. Clark Avenue, Orcutt, CA 93455


Annual Dues of Orcutt Post 534 are $45.00

"Veterans - Still Serving America"