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
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
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
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
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 7 --- Board of Directors Meeting
May 16 --- Chapter Meeting TBA
May 25 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands*
June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
June ---No Chapter meeting, Summer Break
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)
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"
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.
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:
July --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break. Come see our Color Guard
encampment in Sylvan Park.
AUGUST --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break
August 14th--- Board of Directors Meeting
SEPTEMBER 8--- Board of Directors Meeting
SEPTEMBER 19 --- Chapter Meeting will be at 8:30 AM, at the University
OCTOBER --- Board of Directors Meeting
October --- Chapter meeting -
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.
Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting
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.