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!
President, Gold Country SAR
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
Jack Bell receives the Good Citizenship Medal, presented by Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill
We have updated the Middle School Brochure Contest for the coming school year. The rules describe the contest and resources such as a flyer for teachers, and a sample brochure are available for download.
We hope to make Gold Country Chapter’s entry into the brochure contest in 2016 a strong one!
A special thanks to Compatriot Ron Barker for preparing the latest issue of the Forty-Niner, Gold Country Chapter’s Newsletter. The May 2015 issues is now posted on the Newsletter Page.
Photos from the Poster Contest presentations are now posted to the Photo Gallery.
Poster Awards and Historic Flag Presentations will happening in May. Contact Dave Gilliard if you would like to participate.
Photos from the Veterans Day Parade and the Gold Country Chapter Color Guard’s appearance at the Gold Trail DAR Veterans meeting have been posted to the Photo Gallery.
The latest issue of the Forty-Niner should be in members’ mailboxes now. You can find a digital copy on the website, along with back issues.
Important Notice: Gold Country Chapter will no longer be holding meetings at Lou LaBonte’s. It was discovered minutes before the October meeting that the restaurant is closing due to the retirement of the owner.
Update: The November Meeting will be held at Sierra Grill Smokehouse in Auburn, CA on November 15 at 9:00AM.
The minutes from the October Meeting are now posted on the Minutes Page.
Gold Country Chapter member Ron and his wife Connie Barker were the special speakers for the meeting, giving a presentation on Frances Marion, The Swamp Fox.
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.
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