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

Sons of the American Revolution Gold Country Chapter Honors Local Citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2015
Contact: Greg Hill
(916) 626-6804

Auburn, CA — The Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently announced its 2015 Public Service Awards. Chapters of the SAR in states across America present awards to public safety officers and other citizens who exemplify the best civic traditions of our nation. This year’s awardees are:

Fire Safety Commendation Medal
Chief Mark D’Ambrogi (Ret.) – Auburn City Fire Department

Fire Chief D’Ambrogi recently retired this January from the City of Auburn after a long career of ensuring their safety. He started his career as a firefighter in 1977, and has served Auburn since 2002. That’s 37 years of dedicated service. Even after retiring, he continues to work as a consultant to help establish defensible space between Auburn and the American River Canyon.

Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
Detective Ian Ackard – Auburn Police Department

This year’s awardee, Detective Ian Ackard, was nominated by his Chief in the Auburn Police Department, John Ruffcorn. Detective Ackard has been working to keep the citizens of Auburn safe for many years. Often drawing letters of support from citizens he helped and praise from his department. His work on the Special Investigations Unit is specifically one of the reasons he has been singled out for this award.

Bronze Good Citizenship Medal
Jack Bell – Student, Del Oro High School (Loomis, CA)

Jack Bell is a Junior at Del Oro High School in Loomis. This April, he helped organize a highly successful “Sacrifice” Assembly, hoping to help students see the high cost of our political freedom here in America, and what the people who serve in the military go through to protect that freedom.

SAR members are male decedents of a patriot who fought or assisted the cause of American Independence. The Gold Country SAR sponsors many youth programs and is actively involved in our community. The roots of the Sons of the American Revolution began in the patriotic fervor of 1876. By 1889, the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as president, we were officially organized as the SAR. In 1906, the SAR received a charter from Congress, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was himself a member of the SAR. The Gold Country Chapter was founded in 1924 in Auburn, CA.

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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