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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, October 16th 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.

October Dinner Meeting Program: Our speaker for the October dinner meeting is travel author and historian Chris Epting. In coincidence with the World Series he will be giving a talk about Roadside Baseball in the West.

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

U.S. Navy Birthday - Saturday, October 13: The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Congress Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775.

October Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, October 16: Del Frisco's Grill

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday - Friday, November 10: A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775 officially forming the “Continental Marines.”

Veteran's Day - Sunday, November 11 (Observed Monday, November 11): This is the special day to remember those who served and fought in the defense of our country. [top]

State and National SAR News

California Society Fall Board of Manager's Meeting: The 142nd Fall Board of Manager's Meeting is being held November 3-4 at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel.

This year's event is being osted by the Harbor SAR Chapter. Registration forms and details can be found on the CASSAR web site: [top]

South Coast Chapter News

September 18 Dinner Meeting: Our speaker for the September dinner meeting was Commander George Dore of Camp #17 Sedgwick-Granger Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War who gave a Powerpoint presentation on the Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga that was fought in the fall of 1777.

Supplemental Certificates: Registrar Leon Smith presented a Supplemental Certificate to Compatriot Paul Sapp for his patriot ancestor John Boyd, Sr. who served as a Private and was a wagoner in the VA 4th Regiment of Foot under Captain George Walls’ Company, commanded on different dates by Major Isaac Beall, Colonel Robert Lawson, and Colonel Thomas Elliott. This is Compatriot Paul’s 5th supplemental certificate. [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 9 October 2018