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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, April 17th 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.

April Dinner Meeting Program: Our speaker for the April dinner meeting is John Mesko, a docent at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, who will give a presentation on President Nixon and the Library.

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

Patriots’ Day Observed - Monday, April 16th: Patriots' Day, sometimes spelled Patriot's Day, is an annual civic holiday, celebrated in Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, that commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord that occurred on April 19th, 1775. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War in the United States. Patriots' Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday in April. The Boston Marathon is held every year in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on Patriots' Day.

Chapter Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, April 17th: At Del Frisco's Grille in Irvine

Mother's Day - Sunday May 13th

Chapter Monthly Dinner Meeting – Tuesday, May 15th [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 Katella High School award recipient is Anthony Hernandez. The Western High School award recipient is Jose A. Luchi. The Magnolia HS recipient is Eric Truong. The John C. Fremont School LA HS award recipient is Damaris Diaz. The Cal State University Fullerton award recipient is Octavio Magana. For more information on the scholarship program please contact:

March 20 Dinner Meeting: Chris Epting, local author, spoke on “Teddy Roosevelt in California: The Whistle Stop Tour that Changed America”. At the dinner meeting, Leon Smith, Chapter Registrar presented Supplemental Certificates to two chapter compatriots, Paul Sapp and Scott Whitman. Paul Sapp received supplemental certificates for three (3) patriot ancestors: Amos Chipman, Sr. who served as a Selectman (one of a board of officials elected in towns of New England to serve as the chief administrative authority of the town) in Sunderland, VT in 1778; Jonathan Webster who took the Oath of Fidelity at Glastonbury, CT in 1777; and Gideon Warren who served as a Col. of the 3rd and 15th Vermont Regiments of state militia and also served as Lt. and Capt. in the Green Mountain Boys, under Col. Ethan Allen.

Scott Whitman received a supplemental certificate for patriot ancestor Samuel Barstow who served as a private under Captain Robert Lenthall Eells’s Massachusetts Company, which marched in April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Marshfield, MA. He also served under Capt. Nathaniel Winslow’s Company, Brig. Gen John Thomas’s Regiment. This is Compatriot Whitman’s seventh 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 12 April 2018