Auburn Mayor Presented with Flag Certificate

Fostering patriotism is one of the 10 primary missions of the Sons of the American Revolution. This month, Gold Country Chapter Vice President Mike Holmes presented Auburn mayor Cheryl Maki with an SAR Flag Certificate. The Flag Certificate is presented to individuals, companies, and government agencies that fly the United States flag for patriotic purposes.

November 2018 Chapter Meeting

A reminder that Saturday the 17th is the November 2018 Chapter Meeting. Our speaker this month is Victoria Fisch, a professional Genealogist. Her talk is entitled “Secrets to Searching on Ancestry.”

Fisch is the president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento and is the Northern California editor of the quarterly journal Western States Jewish History. She chaired Family History Day 2013 at the California State Archives and curated the exhibit, “Pioneer Jews of the Gold Rush” in 2014 at Folsom History Museum. She is also the editor of a forthcoming book on the history of the Jewish community of Santa Cruz, California.

This is also the meeting for Chapter Elections.

August 2018 Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder for our upcoming August 18th Meeting. The Guest Speaker will be LCDR Lou Conter, USN (Ret.) who served aboard the USS Arizona when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor.

On the morning of 7 Dec 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,400 casualties and many more wounded resulted from the attack, which led directly to America’s entry into World War II.

The battleship USS Arizona was lost, with her dead accounting for nearly half lost in the attack. One of the fortunate survivors of the attack was Lou Conter, then 20 years old and serving aboard the Arizona. Conter went on to become a naval aviator and flew many dangerous missions in the Pacific Theater. Though he was shot down twice he continued a long career in the Navy retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1967.