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The Saramana SAR Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, is one of the largest chapters in Florida. The Florida SAR Society is the second largest state society in the world.
Our Chapter Luncheon meetings are normally held on the 3rd Friday of January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December unless there is a conflict. Wives, family, prospective new members, DAR Members, and your guests are always welcome. Please see the current issue of our Quill & Bugle Newsletter under Newsletters for menu choices and to make the required reservations. For additional information including Directions to Sara Bay Country Club, please click on Luncheon Meetings.
Our members include many active and retired professional leaders from business, law enforcement, military, education, government and many other individuals who engage in a range of activities throughout the year that promote the values and goals of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in our community.
On June 26, 2015, the Saramana Chapter held a special Induction Ceremony for a new member. Part of that event was recorded by the Observer Media Group. Please click on the Observer Link.
Our mission is to keep America great and the American Dream alive. This is accomplished by remembering and honoring the patriots who sacrificed everything to win our freedom and create a nation governed by the people. Specifically, SAR members seek to promote and extend the institutions of American freedom; an appreciation for true patriotism; a respect for our national symbols; the value of American citizenship; and the unifying force of E Pluribus Unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
From October through May of each year, the Saramana SAR Chapter has monthly noon luncheon meetings. These are normally held at the Sara Bay Country Club, which first opened in 1926. We hold special combined meetings with the five local DAR Chapters during February, June, and September. These meetings are held at various country clubs in the Sarasota / Manatee County area and feature a prominent speaker in a field related to U.S. history and other key issues of the day. For specific times and locations, please click on our Calendar of Events page.
Other chapter activities include our Colonial Uniform and Militia color guard participation in major parades, community patriotic ceremonies, Veteran interment and school programs. Members also lead efforts to inspire our youth through the annual student, Eagle Scout, JROTC medal program, essay and oration contests. We recognize community members and organizations that have demonstrated courage, heroism or patriotism in significant ways, including annual Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Safety awards.
We always have a warm welcome for new members. If you are not a member of the SAR and would like more information about joining the SAR please click on our Membership page. We have experienced genealogist helpers to work with you. If you are already a member of the SAR and would like to join the Saramana SAR Chapter, please contact our Registrar. Membership is open to any adult male who is a lineal descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot male or female. We descend from the 1st Soldier, Sailor, Marine and America’s 1st Veterans. Junior membership is available for youth under 18. Women and children interested in joining should contact the Daughters of the American Revolution or the Children of the American Revolution.
On this Saramana SAR Chapter website, and on almost every other website of other SAR Chapters, State Societies, SAR District Websites, and the National Society Sons of the American Revolution website, you will find that almost EVERY “Document" and "Form” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader. This is also true for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) website. These are free downloads from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in SAR. Please contact one of our chapter officers for additional information about specific programs or events. Click on their name on the Officerspage to send them an e-mail.