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Organized March 4, 1883 ~ Incorporated June 24, 1960

Young Men's Institute is a Catholic men's fraternal organization founded in San Francisco in 1883. We operate across 30 Councils in three states and our membership is over 2200.

More information regarding membership can be found by clicking here. Membership application available here.

Contact Information

  Phone:   650-588-7762
  Fax:   650-952-3546
  Email:   ymius@aol.com
  Mailing Address:   YMI Grand Council
P.O. Box 281047
San Francisco, CA 94128-1047

The Red and White Mass has been postponed. At the March 20th Grand Directors meeting, a decision will be made with regards to this year's mass.

If anyone is in need of Pro Patria raffle tickets please contact the YMI headquarters at 800-964-9646 or send an e-mail to ymius@aol.com.



In coordination with the YMI Membership Committee, chaired by Br. Steve Cresci (GD) and ably supported by several dedicated YMI Brothers, Grand President Mike Amato announces that the month of May will be the YMI's Membership Recruitment Month.

All YMI Brothers from all Councils are requested to invite a relative, friend, neighbor, co-workers, etc., to join us at your May YMI meeting and hopefully elect to become a new YMI member. In addition, please consider bringing in your sons, nephews, and other children in your family (ages 13 to 23 and attending school) to become Junior YMI members.

Each Council should submit their new membership enrollees to the YMI Grand Council by June 1st and we can announce the results of the Council's recruitment successes during the Grand Council Sessions.

Please help us re-build the YMI membership ranks!


YMI Council #1's Donation to the
San Francisco - Marin Food Bank

Click here for information on YMI Council #1's donation to the
San Francisco - Marin Food Bank, including picture of the check presentation and snippet from the Food Bank's newsletter.


Click here to view the latest Lamp Post.

To request content additions to the YMI website, please contact
Mike Dimech (GS) at mdimech7@gmail.com.