Eligibility & Forms



  • Access to waterfront property and private beach in Summer

  • Access to Fishing and Boating on Lake Cochituate

  • Members only boat ramp 

  • Discounts on hall / facility rentals 

  • Access to Members only Canteen and Lounge

  • Parking for new Cochituate Rail Trail

  • Annual events such as Family Parties, BBQ’s, Polar Plunge, Golf Tournament, etc

  • Commemoration Events: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 911 Remembrance, Veterans Day 

  • Connection to MetroWest area veteran reps for additional services

  • Dart Boards / Dart Teams Welcome

  • Scouting Programs

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Comradery and the Spirit of friendship



To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, any time after Sept. 15, 1940. Additionally, unless still serving, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions. If you served as an American citizen in the armed forces of an allied nation, under honorable conditions, between Sept. 15, 1940 and May 8, 1975, you are also eligible, as are wartime members of the Merchant Marine. Proof of eligibility can take the form of a DD-214, an honorable discharge certificate or other appropriate document.


As a rule of thumb, annual dues are $35, but this amount may vary from state to state or post to post. Life member dues are a minimum of $250 as of 1/1/2012.These dues fund, in part, the programs, services and representation AMVETS provides.



Non-veteran members are welcome to join our Post under the Patriot Membership. 

Friends of, family of, supporters of, non-veteran first responders , municipal service employees and anyone who supports our nations Veterans qualify to be a member of AMVETS Post #79 under the Patriot Membership.