Sunday, July 29, 2007

I received this message from the California State SAR a couple of days ago. If any SBSAR members would like to attend, email with an RSVP and what you will bring.

Hear ye hear ye!
All So. Cal SAR Chapters are invited to our Orange County Chapter, California Society,
Sons of the American Revolution Fourth Annual Summer Barbeque and Potluck

When: Saturday, Aug 25, 2007, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Home of John & Karen Dodd, “Rancho Rosa”. Directions on Page 2 (Note: Yahoo & Mapquest are wrong as to house location, and you can’t get onto Highcliff from Newport Blvd.). Park on Highcliff, unless you need assistance walking distances. If so, pull in the gates and park inside.

Why: To enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of your fellow compatriots from around the Southland and get to know each other better.

The Orange County Chapter will supply the main course (burgers, ribs and smoked turkey), as well as
chips, salsa & munchies. Please bring either a salad, side dish, or dessert, and your favorite beverage(s). Please let us know which using the attached RSVP form (Page 3).

John & Karen Dodd
10072 Highcliff Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Thursday, July 19, 2007

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Compatriot John Morehart. John passed away on July 13, 2007. A funeral Mass will be held for him at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Montecito on Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. He has been a member of the Sons of the American Revolution since 1985. Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frannie, nine children, twenty-five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Though he is gone, he is not forgotten. Rest Eternal.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our thanks to the Kern County Color Guard, for allowing us to ride with them for the "Spirt of 76 Parade" in Santa Barbara on the 4th of July. Here I am talking with President Jim Claxton, and others before the parade.

Compatriot Ted Sands informs me that the CSSAR has set the date for the fall Board of Managers meeting in Santa Barbara at Nov. 1 & 2 at the Hotel Mar Monte. We'll have to make sure to have any members who can attend those meetings.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I have just been going through some early SAR papers that Jim North, our treasurer, gave to me. I came across something that I had been looking for, our charter as a chapter. The date of the charter was September 9, 1967, which makes this year our 40th anniversary. Now that we know that, we can plan appropriate celebrations for the occasion. I suppose that our September 15 meeting would be the most appropriate. Please contact me if you have suggestions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

If you are in Santa Barbara for the 4th of July, the Santa Barbara Sons of the American Revolution will have an entry in the "Spirit of 76" parade. Stop by, and say hello, and have a great Fourth.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Its the time of year that our country stops, and celebrates the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Don't forget to display the American Flag to commemorate our national pride and to foster a sense of civic involvement. Here is a copy of the Declaration of Independence just in case you would like to read it again:

or listen to it:

If you live in or around Santa Barbara County, there are a number of great events available to help you remember and celebrate.  If you are looking for where or when, here are a couple of websites giving the time and location of many of them:

Have a great 4th of July - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA