Welcome to the website of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Mark your calendars. Our next meeting is March 21, 2016 on Armed Forces Day. We will have a speaker for Armed Forces Day and also an Eagle Scout Certificate Presentation.
Congratulations to Gold Country Chapter’s very own Ron Barker who was elected President of the SAR California Society at the State Meeting in Sacramento last week. You can read more in the Press Release on the SAR California website.
This Saturday is the March Meeting.
Please join us at Mel’s Original Diner at 9AM Saturday March 19th.
We will be judging the Elementary Poster Contest entries and selecting our Chapter and School winners. The First Place Chapter poster will go on to compete at the California Society Spring Meeting.
This year Gold Country Chapter SAR had the privilege to award the Bronze ROTC medal to Cadet Major Yeh of the CA-954 Air Force JROTC Unit in Rocklin. Presenting the award was Gold Country Chapter First Vice President Mike Holmes at the annual Awards Night/Military Ball.
The SAR awards the ROTC Medals to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier”, exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.
This award is presented by our chapter to cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection. The Bronze JROTC Medal was authorized in 1965, and is presented only to students in secondary school JROTC.
Don’t forget the January Chapter Meeting is this Saturday at the Original Mel’s Diner in Auburn.
The Poster Contest Team has started visiting schools. Visit the Poster Contest page for more information and past winning poster examples.
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.
Gold Country Chapter members participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremonies at two cemeteries in Auburn this year. You can find more photos in the Photo Gallery.
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.