Chapter History


San Clemente Island Chapter is named for the second largest of the Channel Islands, discovered by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, just off the coast of Southern California. Since 1934, San Clemente Island has been owned and operated by the United States Navy. It is the Pacific Fleet’s primary training facility and home to the Navy SEALS. San Clemente Island Chapter was founded September 10, 1958 with 16 original members. Mrs. William Houghton was the chapter’s first regent.