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Meeting Notice — November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Dinner Meeting


12409 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova

Chief Tom McDonald Chief Tom McDonald
West Sacramento Police Department

Chief Thomas McDonald is the son of a career US Air Force officer, Chief McDonald was born in Texas. His family moved often and he spent a good part of his youth in Europe. Tom moved to Southern California in the early 70’s. He began his career in law enforcement in 1983 with the Los Angeles Police Department. As a Police Officer he worked numerous patrol and specialized assignments including gang enforcement; a training officer, was an element member in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), a tactics instructor in the police academy, and a staff researcher. In 1995 Tom was promoted to Sergeant and worked a variety of assignments including patrol operations, various special units, and as a Training Coordinator for two divisions. Tom also served as the Officer-in-Charge of the LAPD’s Community Policing Unit. In response to the North Hollywood Bank Robbery, Tom conceptualized, researched and developed the Law Enforcement Tactical Applications Course, which is an advanced tactical training course designed for in-service officers.

In 1999, Tom promoted to Lieutenant. During the Democratic National Convention he distinguished himself as an expert in crowd management. For his next assignment he was selected to serve as the Adjutant to the Chief of Staff. Following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, Tom conceptualized, developed and led Operation “Archangel”, an anti-terrorism initiative designed to protect critical infrastructure and key resources. Operation “Archangel” worked collaboratively with the US Department of Homeland Security.

In 2006, Tom promoted to Captain and served as the commanding officer of Operation Archangel, and as patrol commanding officer in Both Rampart and Southeast Areas. In 2010, Tom promoted to the rank of Captain III, Commanding Officer of Emergency Operations Division. In October of 2012, Tom was then assigned as the Commanding Officer, Emergency Services Division, which includes the Bomb Squad, Hazmat, and Bomb K-9 units.

On July 8, 2013 Tom McDonald was named as the 5th Chief of Police of the West Sacramento Police Department.

Entree Selections and Cost:
Meal selections are: Sirloin steak, grilled salmon, teriyaki chicken, or a vegetarian pasta. The price per meal is $24.00, paid by cash or personal check (SAR-Sacramento Chapter) only at the door. Credit Cards are not accepted. Email Carl Ahlberg 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.
7:00 PM
December 19, 2014
Christmas Program
Vista Del Lago Choral Ensemble
7:00 PM
January 16, 2015
To be announced

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: 9 Nov 2014

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