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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, the chapter's annual popular potluck dinner will be hosted by Paul and Renee Weddell on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

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-Wednesday, June 14: 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-Wednesday, June 14: Two hundred and forty-two 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 18: Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers.

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

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday-Friday, August 4: 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 15: At Paul and Renee Weddell's home. Complete details on the potluck dinner will be mailed out in early August. [top]

South Coast Chapter News

May Dinner Meeting: Richard Bent gave an interesting power point presentation entitled: Patriots and Pioneers – The Bent Family History.

Other Chapter News: On June 7th Chapter President Richard Bent presented Fremont High School JROTC Cadet Elizabeth Avalos with the Bronze Citizenship Medal to Cadet Avalos. [top]

Color Guard Activity

On Memorial Day, May 29, Color Guard members Richard Bent, Mel Butler, and Jerry Hereford presented the Colors at the San Clemente Memorial Day Observance.

Typical Color Guard events include:

  • Massing of the Colors, Forest Lawn Burbank - February 19th - First Sunday before President's Day
  • San Juan Capistrano Swallow's Day Parade - March 25th
  • San Clemente Memorial Day Obsesrvance - May 29th
  • Veteran's Day Observance at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest - November 11th
  • Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade - December 10th
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Updated 20 June 2017