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Our Dinner Meetings

The chapter meets for dinner usually on the third Tuesday of months September through May. December, though, is dark.

The chapter features speakers on a variety of topics, mostly on Revolutionary era people and events. But some cover other items of interest to our members.

There are no regular dinner meetings during the months of June, July, and August. However, please mark your calendar for our popular potluck dinner which Paul and Renee Weddell have graciously agreed to have at their house again on August 21, 2018. The next chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00pm at Del Frisco's Grill in Irvine.

The address for Del Frisco's Grille is:
772 Spectrum Center
Irvine, Ca
949 341-0376

Del Frisco’s Grill is located in the Irvine Spectrum which is just north of the I-5 and I-405 Interchange and can be accessed from either I-5 or I-405. Del Frisco offers a variety of dishes with most dishes ranging in price from $12 to $30. You can preview their menu at the web site shown above. Each member will order their meal from the menu and will pay the restaurant directly. To help cover the cost of the speaker's meal, out Treasurer collect $5 from those chapter members attending the dinner meeting. Guests are not required to pay the $5.

Coat and tie, with insignia, are suggested.

Reservations are required for our dinner meetings. Guests, prospective members and applicants are always welcome. Make your reservations by e-mail or telephone to

Upcoming Dates and Events

Flag Day - Thursday, June 14th: Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation and has a proud and glorious history. As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag

U.S. Army Birthday - Thursday, June 14th: Two hundred and forty-three years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our nation. The Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775.

Father’s Day - Sunday, June 17th: Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers.

Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4th: Celebrate our country’s birthday and remember the sacrifices that our patriot ancestor(s) made.

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday - Saturday, August 4th: The Coast Guard, one of the country’s five Armed Services, can trace their history back to 4 August 1790, when Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.

Potluck Dinner-Tuesday, August 21st: At Paul and Reneee Waddell's home in Yorba Linda. [top]

State and National SAR News

Nothing new to report this month. [top]

South Coast Chapter News

May Dinner Meeting: The speaker for our May dinner meeting was Sarah Kay Bierle, who is a popular speaker at Civil War Round Tables and historical groups. Her topic was "Awakened Hearts: The Power & Patriotism of 1861 Civilians”. Her talk focused on the formation of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment who were on opposing Armies in the 1st Battle of Manassas. In addition, she discussed what was happening on the home front for these two Regiments.

In attendance at our dinner meeting was Andy Bailey and his wife Jeri. Compatriot Bailey is a charter member and our last remaining charter member of the South Coast Chapter that was formed in April 1983. Andy and Jeri were routine attendees at our dinner meetings; however, due to a couple of freak accidents to Andy, they have not been able to attend our dinner meetings. Prior to the accidents, Andy Bailey was active in accomplishing Tri-Athlete Events. On May 3rd, 2018, the Orange County Register Paper ran an article on Compatriot Bailey entitled “Amputated leg and injured spine can’t stop this 79-year-old Laguna Beach athlete from planning his next 5K”. For those who are interested in reading the article you can type in your browser and then in the Register search box type “Andy Bailey”. You should see the article. We all wish Andy well on his recovery journey. [top]

Color Guard Activity

Memorial Day Observance: South Coast members Paul Sapp and Steve Steinberg visited with the SAR Orange County chapter Color Guard at the Tri-City Memorial Day Observance at Santa Ana Cemetery. A guest appearance was made by Gen. George and Martha Washington.

Typical Color Guard events include:

  • Massing of the Colors, Forest Lawn Burbank - February 25th - First Sunday before President's Day
  • San Juan Capistrano Swallow's Day Parade - March 24th
  • Santa Ana Cemetary Memorial Day Obsesrvance - May 28th
  • Veteran's Day Observance at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest - November 11th
  • Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade - December 8th at 10:00am
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Updated 21 June 2018