Gold Country Chapter takes First Place in Poster Contest

SAR National Poster Contest Chairman Dave Gilliard and SAR Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill with the winning poster at the 2016 Youth Awards Luncheon for the SAR California State Society.

SAR National Poster Contest Chairman Dave Gilliard and SAR Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill with the winning poster at the 2016 Youth Awards Luncheon for the SAR California State Society.

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. 

March Meeting this Saturday

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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.

Gold Country Chapter awards medal to local JROTC Cadet

Vice President Holmes presenting the medal to Cadet Major Yeh

Vice President Holmes presenting the medal to Cadet Major Yeh

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.

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.

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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!

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

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