DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the American Revolution

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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    Activities Calendar 2015

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    JANUARY 2015

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

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


    FEBRUARY 2015

    •  Board of Directors Meeting - 2/6/15
    • Feb 21, 2015    --- Chapter Meeting   Essay Contest awards program.
      U of R Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM


    MARCH 2015


    APRIL 2015

    • April 18 --- Chapter Meeting TBA
    • Fellow Compatriots,

      This is a reminder to have your registration and payment for April 18th, Irvine, CA State meeting in by March 15th. See contact information below.

      At our February meeting, the decision was made to hold our April 18th meeting in Irvine, CA, instead of at our normal University of Redlands location. This meeting date coincides with the 140th Annual Spring Meeting of the California Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Irvine, CA. A unanimous vote was taken and approved of by all of the members present, to hold a short meeting at the state societies Saturday luncheon event.

      Our members will attend the Non-registered Saturday Luncheon (see link below), which will cost $35.00 each. Please download the form at the link below, print, and mail your reservation form and check to the address specified in the document, before the March 15 deadline, if you are planning to attend.

      We will also be congratulating our Chapter Essay Contest winner Heidi Lai.

      Her esaay has been selected as the state winning essay and has been advanced to the National Contest.

      She will be honored at the Youth Awards program at the Luncheon!

      Dress will be business attire with a sports coat or jacket, tie optional. More details will be discussed at our March meeting.

      The state event will be held at the Wyndaham Irvine Hotel at 1791 Von Karman Ave., Irvine Ca 92614 on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

      Shawn Price will be attending and has a few seats available in his van for a carpool. Contact Shawn to see if he has any seats available.

      Below is the tentative schedule of events for the State meeting:

      Schedule of Events

      Thursday, April 16

      4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Registration

      4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open

      6:30 p.m. NSSAR President General’s Dinner (by invitation only)

      Friday, April 17
      Breakfast on your own
      8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
      9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies – Catalina 3
      Presentation of the Colors, Invocation,
      Pledge of Allegiance, Pledge to the SAR,
      Roll Call, Business Meeting Agenda
      General Business Session – Catalina 3

      Ladies Auxiliary Board Meeting – San Clemente Room

      12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Public Service Luncheon – Catalina 1 & 2
      (Meal tickets required)
      NSSAR Color Guard Event

      2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Business Session continues – Catalina 3
      2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ladies’ Events: TBA
      or Group shopping trip to Fashion Island or South Coast Plaza

      3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Color Guard Workshop – Catalina 3

      4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open, Dinner on your own.
      6:30 p.m. CASSAR Officers’ Dinner (by invitation only)

      Saturday, April 18

      Breakfast on your own
      7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Past State Presidents’ Breakfast – Paradise Cafe
      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. General Business Session – Catalina 3

      Budget & Audit Committee Meetings - Laguna Boardroom

      9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ladies’ Auxiliary General Session – San Clemente Room

      12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Youth Awards Luncheon – Catalina 1 & 2
      (Meal ticket required)
      NSSAR Color Guard Event

      2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Memorial Service – Catalina 3
      NSSAR Color Guard Event

      6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour – Cash bar available
      Music by String Trio

      7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Gala Inauguration Banquet – Catalina Ballroom
      (Meal ticket required)
      NSSAR Color Guard Event

      10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open

      Sunday, April 19

      Hotel check-out by 12:00 noon

    • April 9  --- Board of Directors Meeting


    MAY 2015


    • May 7 --- Board of Directors Meeting 

    • May 16 --- Chapter Meeting TBA

    • May 25 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands*


    JUNE 2015

    • June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
    • June ---No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


    JULY 2015

    • July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard at Sylvan Park*
      The annual 4th of July Parade will begin from Franklin School on Colton Avenue at 10:30 a.m and work its way around Sylvan Park.

    • SAR July 4th 2015 fundraiser raffle Winners

      The winning tickets were drawn and Compatriot member Shawn Price's business, Edward Jones - Financial Advisors Redlands notified the raffle winners and arranged for the prizes to be picked up at his office.

      Dinla Neuendorff - Winner of the grand prize consisting of the 2016 - Redlands Community Independence Day Celebration Premium Package (valued at over $500.00)

      this includes:

      1. Six (6) reserved seats at the Redlands 4th of July fireworks show on July 4, 2016 at the University of Redlands stadium, one of the largest Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks display in the State of California. (These tickets may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)

      2. Six (6) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirts, 2016 Version. These commemorative T-shirts are collectible items featuring a unique design every year. (These T-shirts may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)

      3. One (1) Limited edition Lithograph (#160 of 200) singed copy of the 2015 event art work.

      4. One (1) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirt, 2015 Version. (XL)

      5. One (1) Redlands Fourth of July commemorative medallions from 2010, 2011 and 2014.

      6. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band at the Redlands Bowl Celebrating the City of Redlands 125th Anniversary.

      7. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band "25 Years"

      Second prize:

      Neveyda Guerra - “Dinner and a Movie gift basket”


      Four (4) Movie tickets to the Redlands Krikorian Cinema 14 theaters
      340 North Eureka Street, Redlands, CA 92373.

      Four (4) gift certificates, each good for one (1) Combination Dinner, one (1) Soft Drink and Dessert at the Las Fuentes Mexican Grill, conveniently located in downtown Redlands, tucked in a corner of the Krikorian Movie Theaters complex.

      We want to thank Wayne Snowden and his wife for having the top pre-event ticket sales including the tickets to Nereyda Guerra a secretary with the Colton JUSD.

      Nereyda Guerra photo
      Wayne Snowden and Nereyda Guerra with “Dinner and a Movie gift basket”

      Remember to support our sponsors for the raffle, without them we would not have had this successful event!

      SAR July 4th fundraiser raffle Sponsors:

      Edward Jones - Redlands Financial Advisor Shawn W Price Redlands Fourth of July Committee 

Las Fuentes Mexican Grill & Bar

    • July --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break. Come see our Color Guard encampment in Sylvan Park.


    AUGUST 2015

    • AUGUST --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break
    • August 14th--- Board of Directors Meeting


    SEPTEMBER 2015

    • SEPTEMBER 8--- Board of Directors Meeting
    • SEPTEMBER 19 --- Chapter Meeting will be at 8:30 AM, at the University of Redlands


    OCTOBER 2015

    • OCTOBER  --- Board of Directors Meeting
    • October --- Chapter meeting -


    NOVEMBER 2015

    • November 5 --- Board of Directors Meeting
    • November 21 - Chapter Meeting - Program: Andreas Kossak gave a presentation on the “Written by Veterans” program.

      Born and raised in Germany, Andreas Kossak served in the German army before leaving for the United States. After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, he worked in the film industry for over 30 years. As a cinematographer, Andreas shot some 400 projects, including a dozen feature films. He also worked as an independent producer and headed a production company, for which he co-wrote and produced an award-winning indie comedy. Andreas is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and currently teaches screenwriting at CSUSB. In 2014, Andreas launched “Written by Veterans,” a comprehensive creative writing program for veterans, offered by CSUSB’s Veterans Success Center.


    DECEMBER 2015

      Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting December 3

    • December 12 - Chapter Meeting @ 8:30am in the University Club.

      Please note that we are meeting on the second Saturday in December due to the University being shut down the week following and Bon Appetit will not have staff available.

      We will be meeting in the larger room - the University Club – and having our traditional Holiday program where we make a special effort to invite family and friends to join us.

      This year we will again be enjoying the delightful performance put on by The Desert Carolers and the buffet breakfast by Bon Appetit. The cost is $20.00.

      The Desert Carolers are a quartet costumed in traditional Victorian Dickens attire who sing a full repertoire of traditional holiday carols and contemporary favorites. Their experience ranges from Broadway, to major opera companies worldwide. The Desert Carolers are the foremost Caroling group in the Inland Empire and throughout the desert communities.

      Please invite family and friends and join us on Saturday, December 12 @8:30am.

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  • * Color Guard event