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Meeting Notice — Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Regular Meeting


12409 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova

Steve Beck
Sutter's Fort and other topics of importance

Since 1997 Steve Beck has worked in a variety of positions at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. He is currently the "Director of History and Educational Programming." For 12 years Beck directed the Environmental Living Program, which involves an overnight living history field trip for schools to Sutter's Fort. Beck was also the archivist for the Sacramento Historic Sites Association for several years and is still extensively involved with the Fort collections. Beck has written several monographs on the history and anthropology of the Sacramento region including articles about the Donner Party, Bear Flag Revolt, and the relationship between John Sutter and the Indigenous People of the Sacramento Valley. He has been a contributor in many books about the region. Beck frequently is invited to speak on the subject of John Sutter and the history and anthropology of the Sacramento Valley and overland migration.

Steve Beck has appeared on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, and the Sacramento Public Access Channel. Beck is the media contact at Sutter's Fort for all history related items. In 2012 Beck was the recipient of a cable television WAVE award for a documentary on the Bear Flag Revolt. In 2013, he received the same award for a documentary on "The Donner Party," and is a 2014 finalist for a video about the "Birth of Sacramento City." He was the keynote speaker for the grand opening of the Bureau of Land Management's California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, and has given talks there on multiple occasions. Beck has been selected as a speaker at the Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention at South Lake Tahoe in September 2015. Beck holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Anthropology and Geology from California State University Sacramento.

Entree Selections and Cost:
Meal selections are: Ribeye Steak: $30. Sirloin steak, grilled salmon, lemon chicken, or a vegetarian pasta: $25 per meal served. Payment can be made by cash or personal check (SAR-Sacramento Chapter) only at the door. Credit Cards are not accepted. Email Alan Brooking for reservations.

Meeting Location:
Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova (take the Hazel Avenue exit off Hwy 50)

Highway 50 Westbound: Westbound on 50 to the Hazel Avenue exit. Turn left on Hazel Avenue. Continue over the highway overpass. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex. Follow the signs to the restaurant.

Highway 50 Eastbound: Follow eastbound Highway 50 to Hazel Avenue exit. Turn right on Hazel Avenue. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex and follow the signs to the restaurant.

2017 Meeting Schedule:
7:00 PM
June 16, 2017

7:00 PM
Sept. 15, 2017
Genealogy and DNA

7:00 PM
Oct. 20, 2017
Community Awards

7:00 PM
Nov. 17, 2017
Veterans & Wounded Warriors

Who We Are
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) are direct descendants of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people. The objectives of our organization are intended to perpetuate a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
The Purpose of Our Society
The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic United States 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to maintain and extend:
  • the institutions of American freedom
  • an appreciation for true patriotism
  • a respect for our national symbols
  • the value of American citizenship
  • the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of man's eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.

Preserve the memory of those whose service and sacrifice during the American Revolution secured independence for the American people.
  • Unite and promote fellowship among their descendants.
  • Inspire them and the Community with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
  • Encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution.
  • Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, and the value of American citizenship.
  • Promote the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution.
Sons of the American Revolution


Children of the American Revolution (CAR)
Children under age 21.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR):
Women over age 18.


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Mail to: SAR Sacramento Chapter, P.O. Box 6664, Folsom, CA 95763-6664 or, eMail us at:
Last Updated: 2 May 2017
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