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The Saramana Chapter SAR of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, is one of the largest chapters in Florida. The Florida SAR 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.
Who We Are
We are a brotherhood of adult and youth males united by lineage connections to the Patriots that sacrificed their lives and fortunes to give us the United States of America. Descent from those Patriots bears a responsibility to reverently honor their lives and sacrifices. The SAR provides us with opportunities to share our passions and interests in our communities, our states, and the nation. Just as our Patriot ancestors worked together to overcome obstacles and achieve high levels of success, we work united to achieve common goals.
From October through May of each year, the Saramana Chapter SAR 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 Chapter SAR 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.