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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, May 15th 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

Mothers Day - Sunday, May 13th

National Peace Officer Memorial Day - Monday, May 14th: This tribute to American law enforcement officers is part of the historic crime bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994. At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates Peace Officers Memorial Day as one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff.

Chapter Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, May 15th: At Del Frisco's Grille in Irvine

Armed Forces Day – Saturday, May 19: The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will host the Field of Honor in conjunction with Armed Forces Day. At this event there will be 1776 US Flags flown to honor all men and women in our military. If you would like to honor a military person at this event, you can do so by purchasing a Flag ($45 per honoree) and a ribbon will be placed on your flag with the honoree you are dedicating it to. This event is being held at Castaways Park, Dover Dr. and 16th Street, Newport Beach. Dedication ceremonies start at noon on Saturday, May 19th.

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28th: Although the actual Memorial Day is on Tuesday, May 30th, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of the month. Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country and to remind people of the ultimate sacrifice that our military members have made so that we may enjoy our freedom The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute to honor those who died in service to the United States.

Flag Day – Thursday, June 14th: This day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which occurred on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the second Continental Congress. Please remember to fly your American flag on this day.

U.S. Army Birthday – Thursday, June 14th: The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. [top]

State and National SAR News

California Society 143rd Spring Meeting of the Membership: This year’s meeting was held in Concord April 19-20, 2018 at the Concord Hilton Hotel. Steven Steinberg, newly appointed 2nd vice-president, supported our chapter at the event. Steven gave a eulogy for chapter President Richard Bent at the CASSAR memorial service. South Coast’s own Theodore Johnson Jr. and Barrie Adams were also mentioned by our state Chaplain. South Coast was selected “Best Medium Large Chapter - Participation”. [top]

South Coast Chapter News

April Dinner Meeting: The speaker for our April dinner meeting was John Mesko, a docent at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. John Mesko gave an overview of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the recent changes to the library. In addition, John interspersed his talk with information on President Richard Nixon and his family.

Awards Presentations: Curtis Porter presented five SAR Eagle Scout certificates at a Court of Honor on Saturday, April 28 for Troop 12 in San Juan Capistrano. He encouraged all of them to apply for the SAR Eagle Scholarship program.

JROTC/ROTC Presentations: A Bronze Citizenship Medal and Certificate was presented to Western High School JROTC Cadet Jose Luchi. Cadet Luchi was the JROTC Commander for the JROTC Battalion at Western High School for the 2017/2018 school year. This year’s SAR Bronze Award recipient for John C. Fremont High School is Damaris Diaz. The Magnolia HS Bronze Award recipient is Eric Truong. The Silver Award receipient at Cal State Fullerton is Octavio Magana. [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 13 May 2018