January Meeting

Starting January 16, 2016, at 9:00 AM, we will be meeting monthly at Original Mel’s Diner in Auburn.

While we absolutely loved Awful Annie’s, the popularity of the restaurant makes securing a private meeting room difficult so the Executive Committee considered alternative locations. We are now booked for the entire year at Original Mel’s Diner. With a private meeting room and a resonably priced breakfast menu, we hope you will join us as we ring in the new year at our new meeting place.

Paula Celick with Wreaths Across America will be our speaker this month. She was particularly impressed with the Gold Country Chapter’s participation in this year’s program on such short notice. She will be talking about the new program in Auburn and the plans to expand it in the coming years.

Wreaths Across America and December Meeting

Please check the Events Page for times and details.

We are participating in the Wreaths Across America program on Saturday, December 12 at two local Auburn Cemeteries.

Following those events, we will meet for Brunch at the Elks Lodge. The cost is $20.

We will attempt to convene a meeting at some point between or during these programs as time and attendance permits.

We are not meeting at Awful Annie’s due to the restaurant room being booked, and we are not meeting at the Rose Room for a potluck due to our chapter not meeting their insurance requirements.

Giving Tuesday

December First is #GivingTuesday.


One day for giving thanks. Two days for deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one purpose: to celebrate generosity and give.

Gold Country Chapter Sons of the American Revolution is an official partner with #GivingTuesday.

Your donation to Gold Country SAR will go towards funding the Youth Educational Programs that reach young people from 5th grade to high school and beyond, including Eagle Scouts and ROTC students.

Please consider making a donation today!


Your donation to the Gold Country Chapter SAR may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.



Christmas Meeting TBA

UPDATED INFORMATION POSTED: December Meeting Information

Please check back soon. As discussed at our most recent meeting, Vice President Holmes is investigating a couple of location options for our Christmas meeting. We will be updating the site once we have a final location.

Thank you for your patience while we secure a location and time!

Fifth Grade Teacher from Roseville Honored

November 13, 2015
Contact: Dave Gilliard
(916) 626-6804

Roseville, CA — The California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has awarded fifth grade teacher Nicole Jacobson of John Adams Academy in Roseville their Bronze Good Citizenship medal. The award ceremony took place at the society’s annual fall meeting at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California on Saturday, November 7.

This summer, Jacobson took part in the Freedom’s Foundation Summer Workshop for teachers, in Valley Forge, PA. She was sponsored at the week-long workshop by the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

“Nicole Jacobson expresses a passion and enthusiasm for American History that will enrich and educate her students for years to come,” said Dave Gilliard of the Gold Country Chapter. “The heroic history of our nation’s struggle for independence is too often short-changed in schools. Teachers like Nicole are doing a tremendous service, not only to their students but to the community and country, by giving their students the true story of our country’s founding.”

The Sons of the American Revolution is a 501c3 non-profit organization that traces its roots to 1876. The Bronze Good Citizenship Medal was authorized in 1895 and recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state.

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Constitution Day Parade

Thank you to all who participated in the Revolutionary War Days encampment and the Constitution Day Parade in Nevada City.


Encampment: Dale and Coreena Ross, Sam and Liz Sublett, Gordon and Jeanette Clark, Keith Bigbee, and Ron and Conni Barker

Parade: Dale and Coreena Ross, Gordon Clark, Keith Bigbee, Richard Manifor and Ron and Conni Barker.