The California Society of
The Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
President@PattonPatriots.org
Updated 14 July 2014

Site Guide

Chapter President Bill Bays

The National SAR site at www.SAR.org describes the SAR and its activities. The page contains information on essay and oration contests, U.S. history, other lineage societies, and genealogy resources.


Information about The California Society and other California chapters is available at CaliforniaSAR.org
Visit also the website for our Compatriots, The Santa Barabara Chapter of the SAR.
Chapter Officers
President Bill Bays
Vice President Robert J. "Bob" Colbern
Secretary Eric B. Stassforth
Treasurer Gene Cooper
Registrar Kenneth H. "Ken" Lynch
Historian Ronald Risley
Chaplain Robert Taylor



Chapter Minutes
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Genealogical Links
National Archives and Record Administration
Ventura County
Genealogical Society

The Patton Museum
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society
Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • August 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m., Marie Callender's, Ventura. The August meeting of the Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will convene at 11:30 a.m., Friday, 8 August 2014, in the Marie Callender's Restaurant Garden Room, 1295 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura. (map).

On Monday, May 6, 2013 immediate past President Bill Hurley presented the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to Mrs. Lolita G. Smith on behalf of NSSAR and the Patton Chapter at the May meeting of the Conejo Valley Chapter of the DAR.


2013-14 Knight Essay Contest
Information about the 2013-2014 contest is available here.



About the Patton Chapter

WELCOME-- The General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is dedicated to patriotic, historical, and educational activities, including the perpetuation of the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people.

The Sons of the American Revolution was established to

  • unite and promote fellowship among the descendants of American Patriots;
  • inspire those descendants and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers;
  • encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution;
  • acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks;
  • mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropriate memorials;
  • celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period;
  • foster true patriotism;
  • maintain and defend the institutions of American freedom, and
  • carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people.


WHAT AREA DO WE SERVE? -- The Patton Chapter serves Western Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including the communities of Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Fillmore, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Topanga, Topanga Beach, Ventura, West Hills, and Westlake Village, California. The Chapter typically conducts a business lunch on the second Friday of each month.
WANT TO JOIN? -- For information on the requirements for membership in the SAR, the sort of documentation required to support the line of descent, and the steps in the application process, see the National SAR membership page. You may also contact directly the Patton Chapter Registrar:

Ken Lynch
(818) 880-4698
Email:kelolynch@sbcglobal.net


COMMUNITY OUTREACH -- The Patton Chapter provides a number of community services, including:
  • Youth Programs : The Chapter sponsors several programs designed to instill and maintain greater patriotic sentiments among the youth of Ventura County, including:
  • Color Guard: Each year uniformed Chapter members participate in color guard activities, including the of Massing of the Colors in observance of Washington's birthday, Veterans Day, and other civic occasions.
  • Veterans Affairs: Under the leadership of Compatriot Col. Robert Colbern, Chapter members collect clothing, books and other items for donation to the Veteran Administration Hospital in Prescott, Arizona.

LADIES AUXILIARY--The Patton Chapter participates in the Ladies Auxiliary program; for further information contact Rose Marie Risley at (805) 647-0751.
 Visit the "virtual" General George Patton Museum

 



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