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Our Dinner Meetings

We meet for dinner usually on the third Tuesday of months September through May. December, though, is dark.

We feature 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 21st 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

The speaker for the March dinner meeting will be talking about the nurses that were involved in World War 1. The speaker will be bringing artifacts that were used by the nurses during that war. [top]

Upcoming Dates and Events

March Dinner Meeting, Tuesday, March 21st: Del Frisco's Grille

Genealogy BASH and Book Faire-Saturday, March 4th: The Orange County California Genealogy Society is having an all day genealogy conference at the Huntington Beach Central on Saturday, March 4 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. CeCe Moore will be presenting four exciting topics dealing with DNA. In addition to the conference, OCCGS will have its annual book faire. There will be over a 1,000 genealogy books and periodicals for sale at bargain prices. There is a fee to attend CeCe Moore’s DNA presentations, but the book faire is free. Visit OCCGS website for details:

The Swallows’ Day Parade, Saturday, March 25th: The 59th Swallows’ Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will be held on Saturday, March 25. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th. 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 CAR 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

April Dinner Meeting, Tuesday, April 18th: Del Frisco's Grille [top]

State and National SAR News

California Society 142nd Spring Meeting of the Membership: This year’s meeting is being held in Irvine April 7-8, 2017 at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel. The meeting is being hosted by the Orange County Chapter.

Registration forms and details are located on the CASSAR web site: [top]

South Coast Chapter News

February Dinner Meeting: We had a good turn-out at our February dinner meeting. Attendees enjoyed the presentation given by Frank Cook who talked about World War 1. At the meeting, Frank Cook was wearing the uniform that was worn by his grandfather during WW1 and Frank brought an impressive collection of artifacts that was used by the soldiers in World War 1.

During the meeting, Chapter Registrar, Leon Smith presented to Chapter President, Richard Bent a supplemental certificate for Richards’ patriot ancestor, David Bent, Jr who served as a Private in the Massachusetts militia under Captain Spoor’s Company and Colonel John Ashley’s Regiment. [top]

Color Guard Activity

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 18 March 2017