Don’t forget: Wreaths Across America is Saturday December 17th at the New Auburn Cemetery. You can find more details on the Event Page.
A reminder that the Fourth of July Parade is on Monday, with the color guard meeting at 9:30 AM and the parade starting at 11:00 AM.
Following the parade, we have been invited by the John Oldham DAR Chapter to attend a picnic near the parade route.
You can access the June 2016 issue and older issues on the Newsletter Page.
Thank you to Liz Sublett who took photographs of last month’s presentations at various schools for the Poster Contest. You can find them in the Photo Gallery.
After a long hiatus, the latest issue of the Forty-Niner, Gold Country Chapter’s Newsletter, is available for download. You can access the May 2016 issue and older issues on the Newsletter Page.
On this day, April 30, in 1789, George Washington was first inaugurated into office becoming the first President of the United States after the ratification of the Constitution.
The inauguration took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City. It was our first U.S. Capitol and the site of the First United States Congress. Washington took the oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston in full view of a crowded street.
After administering the oath, Livingston shouted, “Long live George Washington, President of the United States!” The crowd responded with cheers and a 13-gun salute.
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.
Gold Country Chapter was proud to bring the first place poster at the 2016 SAR California State Society Convention. Posters from across the state were judged by those attending the event in Sacramento this April.
The poster was made by a fifth grade student participating in our poster program right here in Placer County. They, along with many other students, will receive awards in presentations at their schools in the weeks to come.
This winning poster will continue on to the SAR National Congress in Boston this summer to compete against posters from across the country.
Our poster program is one of many educational outreach programs and includes cash awards for the students who excel. Your generous donations help us continue to expand this wonderful resource for reaching the youth in our community.