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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.

The next chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th 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.

March Dinner Meeting Program: Our speaker for the March dinner meeting is author Chris Epting, award-winning journalist and author of 25 books.

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

Chapter Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, March 20th: At Del Frisco's Grille in Irvine

The Swallows’ Day Parade - Saturday, March 24th: The 60th Swallows’ Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will be held on Saturday, March 24th. The Fiesta de la Golondrinas, or Festival of the Swallows, celebrates the return of the migratory songbird to Mission San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day. This event is the reason behind all the fun festivities. The Swallows’ Day Parade is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade so it is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. In addition to our Color Guard marching in the parade, many members of DAR and SAR will be marching in this parade. Arrive early as most street closures are in effect by 10:00 a.m. There is free parking at designated parking lots and shuttle service. The shuttle service is only $2. For complete details, go to parade website at [top]

State and National SAR News

California Society 143rd Spring Meeting of the Membership: This year’s meeting is being held in Concord April 19-20, 2018 at the Concord Hilton Hotel. The meeting is being hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Chapter. Registration forms and details are located on the CASSAR web site:

South Coast Chapter News

ROTC Scholarships: The chapter's recipient schools are: Katella HS, Western HS, Magnolia HS, Fremont HS and Cal State Fullerton. The awards ceremony at Katella HS will take place at 2:00 PM May 15, 2018 at the Katella HS Theater. This year’s SAR award recipient for John C. Fremont High School is Damaris Diaz. The ceremony will take place at 5:00 PM May 16, May 2018 at John C. Fremont High School Auditorium. The following Chapter members will be making award presentations: Jerry Hereford – Western HS; Kurt Camp and Paul Weddell – Cal State Fullerton; Richard Bent – Fremont HS. For more information on the scholarship program please contact:

February 20 Dinner Meeting: Chris Epting, local author, spoke on "Vanishing Orange County", one of the many books he has authored. Two (2) new members wer inducted into our chapter; Compatriot Noah Porter whose patriot ancestor was Simeon Walker who served as a private in Colonel Hinman’s Connecticut troops and Compatriot Robert Van Auken whose patriot ancestor was Lieutenant Levi Van Auken who served as a Lieutenant with the Albany Company, New York Militia, Third Regiment, under Colonel Philip Schuyler, Lt.Colonel Barent Staats, and Major Abraham Fonda. [top]

Color Guard Activity

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
  • San Clemente 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 16 March 2018