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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, 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.

May Dinner Meeting Program: Our speaker for the May dinner meeting is Sarah Kay Bierle, a popular speaker at Civil War Round Tables and historical groups. Her topic will be: Awakened Hearts, focusing on the formation of the 1st Minnesota and 2nd Virginia Regiments and home-fronts during 1861.

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

Constitution Day - Monday, September 17: This is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

U.S. Air Force Birthday-Tuesday, September 18: We salute our members who served in the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force is the youngest of all five services. It became a separate service on Sept. 18, 1947 after President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.

September Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, September 18: Del Frisco's Grill

SOCCGS Family History Seminar-Saturday, October 20: The South Orange County California Genealogy Society is having their annual Family History Seminar in Mission Viejo. The guest speaker is Thomas MacEntee, Founder of “High-Definition Genealogy” website. The topic of his all day presentation is ”Successful Tools for Genealogy Research”. Details for this event can be found on SOCCGS’s web site: [top]

State and National SAR News

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South Coast Chapter News

New Member Inductions: At the Annual August BBQ, Leon Smith, Chapter Registrar inducted two new members, Joseph Dunkle and Junior Member Shane Gates. Joseph Dunkle's patriot ancestor is Henry Funk served as a Private in the Northhampton Co., PA Militia under Captain Peter Kooken. Junior Member, Shane Gates patriot ancestor is Samuel Drury served as a Private under Captains John Henry, Whitehead Coleman, James Pendleton and Col. Charles Harrison, Virginia Militia.

Supplemental Certificates: Compatriot Whitman received two supplemental certificates for the following patriot ancestors: Leavitt Lane who served as a Private in Captain Joseph Baxter’s Company, Colonel McIntosh’s regiment, General Lovel’s Brigade, Continental Army and Jacob Parsons who served in Captain Cady’s Detachment, Massachusetts troops.

Compatriot Paul Sapp received a supplemental certificate for his patriot ancestor Jonathan Squire who served as a Corporal in the 2nd Regiment of the Essex County, NJ Militia under Captain Abraham.

Compatriot Steven Steinberg received four supplemental certificates for the following patriot ancestors: Levi Squire who provided supplies to the Revolutionary War effort; William Grady who provided support to the Fredericksburg Gun Factory which is located in Fredericksburg, VA; Charles Creel who served as a Private and Corporal in the Eighth Virginia Regiment, captain George Slaughter’s Company, Continental Line, under the command of Colonel Abraham Bowman and Alexander Elliott who was a Midshipman on Capt. George Elliott’s (his father) ship “Safeguard”. [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 10 September 2018