President’s Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

SAR members are male decedents of a patriot who fought or assisted the cause of American Independence between 1774 and 1783.

The objective of the SAR is to celebrate and perpetuate the ideals on which our nation was founded.

We sponsor many youth programs and are actively involved in our community.  The Gold Country Chapter was founded in 1924 and is based in Placer County.  Our membership comes from throughout the foothills and Sacramento region.

This website contains information about our programs and meetings, as well as how you can join the S.A.R.

Thanks for visiting!

Greg Hill
President, Gold Country SAR

2015 Public Service and Community Awards

We had a successful Public Service and Community Awards meeting in Auburn today. The Fire Safety Commendation Medal was awarded to Retired Fire Chief Mike D’Ambrogi from Auburn. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was awarded to Detective Ian Ackard (Det. Ackard was unable to attend and is not pictured). And Jack Bell, a Junior at Del Orro High School in Placer County, was awarded the Good Citizenship Medal. Congratulations to the recipients and thank you to all who attended.

Auburn Fire Chief Mike D'Ambrogi (Ret.) receives the Fire Safety Commendation Medal, presented by Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill

Auburn Fire Chief Mike D’Ambrogi (Ret.) receives the Fire Safety Commendation Medal, presented by Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill

Jack Bell receives the Good Citizenship Medal, presented by Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill

Jack Bell receives the Good Citizenship Medal, presented by Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill

October Meeting is This Saturday

The October Meeting of the Gold Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, is this Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 AM. We will meet at our usual place, Lou La Bonte’s Restaurant, 13460 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Please plan to attend if you can. (Map and Details) 

We will have a couple of special speakers; learn about Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox) and hear from Militia Officer Wife, Dorcas Nelson Richardson, who was forced to turn over her plantation home and food to British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and his troops.

August Meeting is this Saturday

The August Meeting of the Gold Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, is this Saturday, August 16 at 9:00 AM. We will meet at our usual place, Lou La Bonte’s Restaurant, 13460 Lincoln Way in Auburn. This is an important meeting, so please plan to attend if you can. (Map and Details) 

Among the items on the agenda:

  • Swearing in of new members
  • Presentation from Ron Barker and Dave Gilliard on the National Congress, held last month in South Carolina, and Revolutionary War battlefields in the area
  • News on how California’s (and Gold Country’s) poster did in the national judging
  • Discussion of plans for the Constitution Day Parade and Revolutionary War Days event in Nevada City this September
  • Report from the By-Laws Committee on possible revisions