California Society Sons of the American Revolution.
Serving the Inland Empire Corridor and High Desert Since 1992.
Meetings are held at 8:30 AM on the
3rd Saturday of January through May, we take the summer off
and then meet again September through December unless otherwise noted.
Meeting dates for 2018:
Board Meetings: Mondays January 11 and/or22, February 19, March March 19, April 23, May 21
• January 20 Installation of Officers & Eagle Scout Award Presentation
• February 17: Essay Winners/Brochure Contest Judging
• March 17: Poster Contest Judging and ???
• April: Invite Temecula teacher to speak regarding Valley Forge TeacherAward
• May: Genealogy Updates
Junior ROTC Awards: April/May
• Wreaths Across America – Saturday, December 16th
• Massing of Colors – Forest Lawn Glendale, February
• March 17: LA History Day @ Azusa Pacific (8:00) 9:00-3:00
• Field of Honor – Newport Beach TBA
• Memorial Day – Redlands Hillside, May 28
• Fourth of July – Redlands Sylvan Park/Stadium, July 4
Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting are held the Monday evening following the chapter Meeting.
For those that have not requested an essay judging assignment:
If you would like to help with the first round of essay judging please send me an email and request a group assignment.
I have set up 3 groups for the first round of essay judging on line.
You will be sent a group assignment on request.
Please click on the link of each essay to open the PDF copy of the essay.
After reading the essay, you can come back to the judging assignment page and fill in the judging form following the guidelines on the form.
You can open and print a PFF copy of the scoring sheet for your notes here: www.redlandssar.org/Essays/EssayScoringSheet.pdf
I will need to have these results submitted before 12/31/2017
If you finish early and would like to judge another group before the deadline, send me an email and request another group assignment.
If you have questions please contact:
Chapter Meeting - JANUARY 20, 2018: Program: Install Officers & Eagle Scout Award Presentation
1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
At the November 2016 state meeting, the Ladies Auxiliary discussed updating the state quilt to include all the chapters in the state. We are looking for someone from the Redlands chapter (possibly a wife of a member or whomever) to make one quilt block representative of our chapter.
The quilt block is to be 10.5 inches square on white fabric and can be pieced, embroidered or whatever medium the person making the block suggests. It must also have our chapter name on the block.
The goal is to have all the Chapter blocks made by the November 2017 state meeting.
Image of current State quilt:
Sample of our quilt square idea:
If you have any questions, you may contact John:
John A. Flippin
Cell phone (909) 557-0933
The Patriot Biographies program
From: Douglas Collins
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:47 PM
Subject: Patriot Biographies Update - Deadline Extended until May 31, 2017
As we approach the deadline for submissions of Patriot Biographical sketches, I wanted to bring you up-to-date on the status of the Patriot Biographies program.
As of April 2, we have 5,415 biographies in the database. We are making great strides to building this database. But, we still need your help. With over 200,000 SAR members and many times that number of DAR members, I know there are countless Heroes that are still unknown to the general public. We need your help in the collection these scattered bits of our history. Will you help us fulfill one of the early missions of the SAR and submit your Patriot’s biographical sketch?
Patriot Biography Search
Please note, there is no defined format for your submission, but we ask that you include the name of the submitter, his SAR Member National Number, the chapter and the state-level society.
We ask that he information be between 200 – 500 words and be sent in a Microsoft WORD-compatible format.
There is no need for documentation references. As noted within the database, it is the sole responsibility of the author to research the facts and data contained in the submission. Citing sources is not required. The sketch cannot be used for proof of lineage. It can, however, serve as a guide for the continuation of research. The Patriot Ancestor Database is one way you can honor your ancestor’s for perpetuity.
Completed forms related to only a biographical submission should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patriot Project As more and more information becomes available on the Internet, descendants are reaching out to connect their Revolutionary War Patriot with the Mayflower Society. Many Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution Societies are asking if they also have an ancestral tie to a Mayflower passenger and are interested in finding how they may become a member. The Patriot Project is a growing published list of Patriots who descend from Mayflower passengers and an effort to build a bridge between two important Societies.
This project is a work in progress, so check back often. If you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions, please contact Muriel Cushing at Flash1620@comcast.net.
Prepared by the PR subcommittee of the Community Relations Committee, it was designed as a user friendly package of how to create public relations for any SAR event. The packet is for use by any chapter or state society. There will be follow up materials and eventually a place to share successful events. This packet is also available on the NSSAR website under the Community Engagement Committee area.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 we renewed our monthly meetings of the Redlands Chapter, S.A.R. at the Denny’s in Redlands, at 08:30.
June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard at Sylvan Park*
I have located a Rev War. Drill manual (adopted by Congress in 1779) that is consistent with what I learned from Will Langford and John Ford, which they had gotten from Chuck Lampman and Don Moran.
The linked manual contains most of the commands, with the only exception being with regard to the carrying of flags, which only has a few items (not nearly so complicated as carrying a firelock).
The manual is a complete document, with many items that will not pertain to us, which I have set to gray, versus black, which may pertain to us. Please review this ahead of Sunday. I am thinking to print copies as well.
1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
Program: Compatriot Charles Frye on his new book -
"The War has Begun"
The War has Begun is the first of four books I am writing about Major Isaac Frye in the Duty in the Cause of Liberty series. These books are the product of fourteen years of research about my ancestor, who served longer than any other as an officer in the Continental Army.
If you've ever wondered what it would have been like to stand beside the men and women who fought for American independence, here's your chance. The books follow Isaac Frye, a farmer from Wilton, New Hampshire, who responds to the early morning alarm of April 19, 1775, carried by Paul Revere and William Dawes. This story is true, and only the actual people who participated in the events with Isaac Frye are included as characters-no fictional characters were created to enhance or embellish the narrative. The books portray the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of the middle class, as they follow Isaac Frye, who served from the first day of the Continental Army's existence through being in the last unit disbanded. No other man, including George Washington, served longer as an officer. The War Has Begun introduces Isaac and tells the story of how his commitment to liberty and eventually American independence shape unimagined sacrifices for himself, his family, and his town.
Autographed copies of The War has Begun will be available after the meeting.
Charles E. Frye in uniform repesenting the Redlands SAR with his book "The War has Begun (Duty in the Cause of Liberty Book 1)" at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus, Los Angeles, United States 90089, booth #163 on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM