Saturday, November 10, 2007

The California State Sons of the American Revolution Managers meeting in Santa Barbara was quite an event indeed. Thursday evening, Nov. 1, at the Mar Monte Hotel there was a reception and buffet. Approximately 60 members of the CSSAR were there from all over the state, as well as a few national representatives as well. There were hors d'oeuvres, getting to meet people, and entertainment. The next morning was the business meeting for the Managers. It was recessed at 11:30 so that the members could get lunch and re-convene at the Santa Barbara Presidio for the dedication of a plaque on the statue of King Carlos. The plaque commemorates the Spanish support and help during the Revolutionary War. With color guard, musket salute, and cannon, the dedication ceremony was a colorful tribute to the occasion. The activities returned to the Mar Monte for an evening meal, and special speaker, Karen Schultz Anderson, the Director of Education for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. The evening concluded with Presentations and Awards given by Karl Jacobs, President of the CSSAR. The evening was concluded with a benediction by Dr. Phillip Dodson, State Chaplain, and the recessional by the color guard.