The Savannah Volunteer Guard

 


 


Savannah Volunteer Guards Membership

The Bylaws of the Savannah Volunteer Guards establish three classes of membership; Regular, Life and Associate. The total of all classes shall not exceed 250 members.

Regular Member
Any member who has served one (1) year or more in the Georgia National Guard and at least six (6) months in a unit designated as the Volunteer Guards by the State of Georgia and accepted by the Corporation or served in the Medical Detachment of the 118th Field Artillery Regiment prior to September 16, 1940. Regular members may become eligible for Life Membership by making a lump sum payment of $40.00.

Life Members
All Personnel who were inducted into Federal Service in world War I with the Savannah Volunteer Guards on 5 August 1917 or were assigned or enlisted in the Guards prior to 1 January 1918.

Additionally, all Personnel of the 118th Field Artillery designated as the Savannah Volunteer Guard and were inducted into Federal service in World War II on 16 September 1940 and Personnel who were assigned or enlisted in this Unit prior to 1 January 1941.

Associate Members

  • May be Retired or Lineal.
  • Any person who is retired active duty from any branch of the Regular Armed Forces is eligible for this class of membership.
  • Any person who is a legal, direct descendant of a current or former member of the Savannah Volunteer Guards Corporation may apply as a lineal member. A direct descendant is defined as children, grandchildren and great-grand children.
  • Associate members may become eligible for Life Membership by making a lump sum payment of $100.00 after one year of membership.

All applications for membership shall be made in writing. The application form is available from the Secretary of the Corporation and must be vouched for by two (2) members in good standing and submitted to the Secretary. The Board of Directors and the Membership must favorably vote upon applications for membership.

To request an application, please visit our Contact page.