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.
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.