Welcome to the website of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Reminder: There is a meeting on Saturday January 21st!
Don’t forget: Wreaths Across America is Saturday December 17th at the New Auburn Cemetery. You can find more details on the Event Page.
A reminder that the Fourth of July Parade is on Monday, with the color guard meeting at 9:30 AM and the parade starting at 11:00 AM.
Following the parade, we have been invited by the John Oldham DAR Chapter to attend a picnic near the parade route.
You can access the June 2016 issue and older issues on the Newsletter Page.
Thank you to Liz Sublett who took photographs of last month’s presentations at various schools for the Poster Contest. You can find them in the Photo Gallery.
After a long hiatus, the latest issue of the Forty-Niner, Gold Country Chapter’s Newsletter, is available for download. You can access the May 2016 issue and older issues on the Newsletter Page.
On this day, April 30, in 1789, George Washington was first inaugurated into office becoming the first President of the United States after the ratification of the Constitution.
The inauguration took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City. It was our first U.S. Capitol and the site of the First United States Congress. Washington took the oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston in full view of a crowded street.
After administering the oath, Livingston shouted, “Long live George Washington, President of the United States!” The crowd responded with cheers and a 13-gun salute.
Mark your calendars. Our next meeting is March 21, 2016 on Armed Forces Day. We will have a speaker for Armed Forces Day and also an Eagle Scout Certificate Presentation.
Congratulations to Gold Country Chapter’s very own Ron Barker who was elected President of the SAR California Society at the State Meeting in Sacramento last week. You can read more in the Press Release on the SAR California website.