March 2024

The Sequoia Colony and the San Francisco Colony held a joint meeting on Saturday March 2, 2024 at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Members passed the microphone and told diverse stories from our family trees. One member shared a rubbing of an ancestor’s gravestone, and a guest told the story of her ancestors’ connection to the Speedwell.

March 2024

November 2023

California Deputy Governor North and Sequoia Colony Membership Chair, Diane Douglass, called the fall luncheon meeting to order. After lunch, Sue Ross, Regent of the Los Gatos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), presented information about the history of the DAR. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the DAR has over 190,000 members nationally. The state organization's theme is "Growing together in Friendship and Service to God, Home, and Country." Sue spoke of the numerous opportunities for DAR members to become involved in philanthropic work and service to others.


June 2023

Newly elected California Governor, Kathy Watson read the compact. Deputy Governor North, Diane Douglass conducted the ancestral roll call. Sequoia Colony Governor, Sharon Winslow Erickson led a round table discussion of favorite ancestor stories. One of the best things about genealogy is discovering a good story and sharing it. Several members offered stories with interesting coincidences and early American history.

Kathy June 2023

Float Pilgrims

“The Voyage of Hope – 1620” float won the Americana Award at the 2020 Rose
Parade for the “Most outstanding depiction of national treasures and traditions.”