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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, November 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 Friscoís 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.

The speaker at the November dinner meeting will be Howard Bender, US Navy, WW2 Vetteran and Pearl Harbor Survivor. He is sponsored by The Freedom Committee of Orange County.

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

Chapter Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, November 21: At Del Frisco's Grille in Irvine.

Thanksgiving Day-Thursday, November 23rd: Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for the many blessings that we have as Americans.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day-Thursday, December 7th: Letís remember and honor those who lost their lives on December 7th, 1941. Our speaker for the November Dinner Meeting is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.

Christmas Day-Monday, December 25th: Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Please remember our servicemen and women who cannot be home because they are defending our country.

New Years Day-Monday, January 1st: Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. [top]

State and National SAR News

California Society Fall Board of Managerís Meeting: The 142nd Fall Board of Managerís Meeting was held November 3-4 at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel.

South Coast Chapter News

Chapter Newsletter: New Chapter Member Paul Sapp volunteered to be the new Newsletter Editor starting in January 2018. As previously mentioned, in order to reduce operating costs, your Chapter Board of Directors recently decided to send the monthly newsletter via e-mail versus the post office. This change will take place starting with the January 2018 newsletter. For those members who do not have an e-mail address, you will continue to receive the newsletter via the postal office.

ROTC/JROTC Chairman: Candidate member Maynard Rains has volunteered to become the chapters ROTC/JROTC Chairman. Compatriot Rains will be working with the ROTC/JROTC Commanders at the High Schools and Colleges that we support.

October 17 Dinner Meeting: At our October dinner meeting we had the honor of having CASSAR President, James Foysdyck and his wife Un Hui Yi attend our meeting. CASSAR President Jim Fosdyck presented Commemorative Program Pins recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to Frank McGill and Maynard Rains. The pins were given to those compatriots who served in the military during the Vietnam era. At the dinner meeting, Leon Smith, Chapter Registrar inducted new member Frank McGill. In addition, Leon Smith presented to Paul Weddell his 8th supplemental certificate for his patriot ancestor William Beatty who was an Officer of the American Line and served as a Lt. Colonel of the First Battalion of Frederickstown Militia. In addition, he served as a Colonel in the Maryland Flying Camp. [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 9th at 10:00am
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Updated 16 November 2017