There is a Chapter Meeting on June 17th. Our Guest Speaker this month is Rear Admiral Bonnie Potter, USN (Retired). She was the first female physician in the Navy Medical Corps to be selected for flag rank. She served as the commanding officer of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda and Chief of the Navy Medical Corps.
There is a Chapter Meeting on May 20th. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Bowdish, giving a talk on the medical history of George Washington and Colonial Medicine.
Reminder: There is a Chapter Meeting Saturday April 15 at 9AM
National Poster Contest Chairman Dave Gilliard and California Society State President Ron Barker presented the student winner for the 2016 Americanism Poster Contest with her medal. She also received cash prizes for her winning poster entry. The student comes from St. Rose school in Roseville, CA and entered through the Gold Country Chapter SAR, taking first place at the chapter, state and national levels. Congratulations!
The poster contest team is already wrapping up presentations to fifth grade classrooms across Placer County for the 2017 contest. Chapter judging will be in March.
Gold Country Chapter Vice President (and retired US Navy Captain) Mike Holmes presents the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal to Cadet Captain Daniel Leonor at their awards ceremony this year. This award is presented to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general excellence. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier,” exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.
We are currently sending out messages to local Middle School History Teachers to encourage participation in the Middle School Brochure Contest.
Any compatriots who would like to help, please refer to the Brochure Contest Page on the SAR California website for flyers and rules. Any Placer County Middle School History Teachers we were unable to contact, please feel free to enter. You may contact Greg Hill and Ron Barker for more information.
The deadline for submission of brochures to the chapter is March 15th.
The 2017 January issue of the California Compatriot is available for download.
The California Compatriot is the Official Newsletter of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Members who have paid for mail delivery of the Compatriot will have it sent to them directly from California SAR.
Reminder: There is a meeting on Saturday January 21st!
Don’t forget: Wreaths Across America is Saturday December 17th at the New Auburn Cemetery. You can find more details on the Event Page.