SAR is a patriotic, philanthropic organization of adult male descendants of someone who served the nation in its development during the Revolutionary War period.

Goal of our organization:

The SAR, as a historical, educational, and patriotic organization, seeks to maintain and extend:

  • The institutions of American freedom
  • An appreciation for true patriotism
  • A respect for our national symbols
  • The value of American citizenship
  • The unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
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    Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the American Revolution.

    Serving the Inland Empire Corridor and High Desert Since 1992.



    The Winter 2014
    Redlands Guardian Newsletter is now available to download.


    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.

    Due to the availability of the room at the University of Redlands, our December 2014 Meeting will be on 12/13/14 which is the 2nd Saturday instead of our normal 3rd Saturday.

    Meeting dates for 2015:
    January 17
    February 21
    March 21
    April 18
    May 16
    June - off
    July - off
    August - off
    September 19
    October 17
    November 21
    December 19

     




     

     Upcoming Activities

     

    Due to the availability of the room at the University of Redlands, our December Meeting will be on 12/13/14 which is the 2nd Saturday instead of our normal 3rd Saturday.

    We will be having our annual holiday program 12/13/2014 which we make a special effort to include our wife’s and other guests.

    The entertainment this year will be provided by The Citrus Valley High School choral which will be singing for us again this year, lead by direct Kim Taylor.

    We will be meeting in the University club, (the larger room) at 8:30AM for breakfast. The cost will be $20.00.

    We look forward to this special time together with all our friends and families!

    We will continue our 50/50 fundraiser raffle. It works such that the proceeds are split between one winner getting 50% and the chapter coffers receiving the other 50%. Tickets are priced beginning at $5 = 2 tickets $10 = 5 tickets $20 = 12 tickets (pricing based on not wanting to make our treasurer accommodate 1$ bills).

    You must be present to win. The drawing will be conducted immediately after the chapter business portion of our meeting.

    The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373.
    If you are not familiar with the “Irvine Commons dining facilities,”, they are located on Colton Avenue, across the street from the old gymnasium and tennis courts. 

    The "Commons" are just past the ground level water fountain, which may or not be "on" at the Commons entrance.  The University Club is on the right up the steps. 

    Many members park in the old gymnasium parking lot, just across the street from the Commons.



    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.



    A Christmas Poem

    Inspiring poem A Soldiers Christmas, written by Michael Marks, using the song "I Believe" by Era.







    Activities 2015


    Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting dates for 2015:
    January 7, February 5, March 12, April 9, May 7,  June - off
    July - off, August - off, September 8, October 1,  November 5, December 3

     

  • Jan 17, 2015 --- Chapter Meeting at the Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM

    We will install our officers for 2015

  • Feb 21, 2015    --- Chapter Meeting   Essay Contest awards program.
    We will be meeting at the Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM

    PastActivities


  • Chapter meeting - November 15 at 8:30 AM, at the University of Redlands, in conference Room A/B, towards the back of the cafeteria.
    The cost of the meal is $15.00.
  • Items for Nov 15 Chapter Meeting:

    Awarding two Bronze Good Citizenship Medals:

    Awardees: James R. Davis and Matthew J. Hansen

    SAR Summary: The Bronze Good Citizenship Medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state. It can be presented to both adults and minors. It is a multi-purpose award serving many functions.

    James and Matthew, both Redlands High School graduates and recent college graduates volunteered as assistant coaches for the Redlands High School Water Polo Team. The have provided leadership and expertise throughout the season, starting with the practices near the beginning of the school year and are still at itówith the teamís second round CIF tournament game taking place on this Saturday afternoon. It seems that everyone knows it is good to give back to their community is a good thing, but few actually do so, and to do so soon is rare. These men deserve recognition and it is our pleasure to present these awards to honor their contributions to our community.

    Program: Present the proposed slate of 2015 Chapter Officers:
    President: Dan Piedlow
    Vice President: John Flippin
    Secretary: Don Boatright
    Treasurer: Patrick Lyons
    Registrar: Charlie Frye

    Chapter by-laws and state and national society guidelines stipulate that the above offices are to be elected by vote the chapter membership. For the Redlands chapter, the election is traditionally held during the November chapter meeting.

    Re-introduction to the responsibilities of the chapter offices:

    While most of us learned how our chapter operates by attending chapter meetings and if we appeared attentive or engaged, it was not long before being asked to serve on the board. For a small chapter we do very well. However, the State and National Societies have better organized and presented information for the operation of a chapter in recent years and it is incumbent that we ensure the membership is aware of the possibilities and that this awareness ideally spurs action. We have some opportunities to compare the state guidelines for chapter officers and our own, which differ slightly and have been based on the activities we have undertaken. We will do our best to make an eye-opening presentation of this information.

    Vice President South, James Fosdyck will be attending our meeting:

    It will be good to hear from the CASSAR in the person of James Fosdyck. James and his wife, Un Hui, will attend our meeting.

    Please plan to attend this important chapter meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

    We will continue our 50/50 fundraiser raffle. It works such that the proceeds are split between one winner getting 50% and the chapter coffers receiving the other 50%. Tickets are priced beginning at $5 = 2 tickets $10 = 5 tickets $20 = 12 tickets (pricing based on not wanting to make our treasurer accommodate 1$ bills).

    You must be present to win. The drawing will be conducted immediately after the chapter business portion of our meeting.

    The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373.
    If you are not familiar with the “Irvine Commons dining facilities,”, they are located on Colton Avenue, across the street from the old gymnasium and tennis courts. 

    The "Commons" are just past the ground level water fountain, which may or not be "on" at the Commons entrance.  The dining facilities are on the right, across from the campus post office, Barnes and Nobel campus bookstore, and just a few feet north of the University Club. 

    Many members park in the old gymnasium parking lot, just across the street from the Commons.



    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.



  • Chapter meeting - November 15 at 8:30 AM, was at the University of Redlands, in conference Room A/B.
    The cost of the meal was $15.00.
  • Items for Nov 15 Chapter Meeting:

    Awarding two Bronze Good Citizenship Medals:

    Awardees: James R. Davis and Matthew J. Hansen

    SAR Summary: The Bronze Good Citizenship Medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state. It can be presented to both adults and minors. It is a multi-purpose award serving many functions.

    James and Matthew, both Redlands High School graduates and recent college graduates volunteered as assistant coaches for the Redlands High School Water Polo Team. The have provided leadership and expertise throughout the season, starting with the practices near the beginning of the school year and are still at itówith the teamís second round CIF tournament game taking place on this Saturday afternoon. It seems that everyone knows it is good to give back to their community is a good thing, but few actually do so, and to do so soon is rare. These men deserve recognition and it is our pleasure to present these awards to honor their contributions to our community.

    Program:

    Chapter by-laws and state and national society guidelines stipulate that the offices are to be elected by vote the chapter membership. For the Redlands chapter, the election is traditionally held during the November chapter meeting.
    The folling officers were elected.

    2015 Chapter Officers:
    President: Dan Piedlow
    Vice President: John Flippin
    Secretary: Don Boatright
    Treasurer: Patrick Lyons
    Registrar: Charlie Frye

    We did a Re-introduction to the responsibilities of the chapter offices:

    While most of us learned how our chapter operates by attending chapter meetings and if we appeared attentive or engaged, it was not long before being asked to serve on the board. For a small chapter we do very well. However, the State and National Societies have better organized and presented information for the operation of a chapter in recent years and it is incumbent that we ensure the membership is aware of the possibilities and that this awareness ideally spurs action. We have some opportunities to compare the state guidelines for chapter officers and our own, which differ slightly and have been based on the activities we have undertaken. We will do our best to make an eye-opening presentation of this information.

    We had Vice President South, James Fosdyck and his wife, Un Huiattend our meeting:

    It was good to hear from the CASSAR in the person of James Fosdyck.




    October 18--- Chapter meeting - field trip to the Redlands Family History Center at 350 South Wabash Avenue, in Redlands, at the corner of Wabash Ave and 5th Avenue.

    To get to the Family History Center from the University, we will take Colton Avenue, (the street we walk across to get to the cafeteria from the parking lot), go East about four blocks to Wabash Ave., turn right onto Wabash Ave, and travel South about seven blocks.

    The Family history center will be on our right in the building on the corner of Wabash and 5th. However, we can turn into the back parking lot about 50 yards before the intersection. We park between the temple and the building or in the parking lot behind the building. The entrance to the building is towards the front of the parking lot, facing the white/cream temple.



    Family History Center Address:
    350 Wabash Ave Redlands CA 92374 United States
    Use 5th Ave. driveway and park in stake center parking area between the Temple and the stake center.
    Location Map


  • SEPTEMBER 20 --- Chapter Meeting
    Program was to be Paul Revere, as portrayed by Compatriot Steve Clugston of the recently formed Temecula Chapter. Compatriot Clugston also frequently portrays his Excellency General George Washington.
    Due to unextected traffic problems, Compatriot Clugston was not able to make it to the meeting.

  • July --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break. lULY 4TH - Color Guard encampment in Sylvan Park.

  • May 17 --- Chapter meeting - Shawn Price updated us on “The new improvements to the LDS Web Site and using it for genealogical research”


     

    2014 Redlands Chapter Brochure Contest Winner is   Sarah J. Palmer - Cucamonga Middle School
    Sarah received an Honorable Mention in the State Competion!


  • Mar 1 --- Azusa Pacific History Day*


    • Feb 15    --- Chapter Meeting   Essay Contest awards program.
      We will be meeting at the University of Redlands, Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM.   The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373.
      The cost of the meal is $15.00.


    • If you are not familiar with the “Commons”, they are located on Colton Avenue, across the street from the old gymnasium and tennis courts. 

      The "Commons" are just past the ground level water fountain, which may or not be "on" at the Commons entrance.  The dining facilities are on the right, across from the campus post office, Barnes and Nobel campus bookstore, and just a few feet north of the University Club. 

      Many members park in the old gymnasium parking lot, just across the street from the Commons.

    • Feb 16 --- George Washington, Massing of the Colors*,

      32nd Massing of the Colors

      The largest celebration of its kind in the western United States, 2014 will be the 32nd annual celebration of George Washington's birth sponsored by the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution! This upcoming event will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty, Hollywood Hills - 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angles, CA 90068.

     

    Jan 18, 2013 --- Chapter Meeting

    We installed our officers for 2014


    Officers for 2014: President: Melvin Harrell, Vice President Dan Piedlow, Secretary James Mercer, Treasurer: Patrick Lyons , Charles Kiel Website, Shawn Price Registrar.

     

     




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