Governance & Meeting Minutes
The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SVSAR) is a chapter (Chapter 05) of the California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution (CASSAR), which is part of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).  
The SVSAR operates in accordance with the SVSAR Bylaws within the constraints of the CASSAR Bylaws and the NSSAR
Constitution/Bylaws.
The NSSAR, CASSAR, SVSAR Constitution, Bylaws, Organization, Protocol, Insignia, Medals, Awards and Robert's Rules of Order are
listed below.  You will need Adobe Reader to open the files, and to read and print the constitution and bylaws.  These documents range
from 1.5MB in size to 7.7MB in size, and will require several minutes to 1/2 of an hour to download using a dial up connection.  It is
recommended that you only access these files with a high speed, broadband connection..

  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)


  • California Society of the Son of the American Revolution (CASSAR)


  • Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SVSAR)

2007 SVSAR CHAPTER and BOARD MEETINGS - AGENDAS and MINUTES
open the files, and to read and print the agendas and minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few
minutes to download with a dial up connection.

  • January Executive Board Meeting (approved)
  • January Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • February Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • March Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • April Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • May Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • September Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • October Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • December Chapter Meeting (approved)

The following documents establish the 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
for both Federal and State income tax .  You will need Adobe Reader to open the files, and to read and print the constitution and
bylaws.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a dial up connection.

FEDERAL TAX STATUS

IRS Tax Status Determination Letter for NSSAR

This letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the necessary documentation demonstrating that The National
Association of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) has been since August of 1944 and is currently exempt from Federal
income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.  This letter also documents that all state societies and chapters operate as
subordinates under the NSSAR, and as such, are also exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.  If you
wish to view the "IRS Tax Status Determination Letter for NSSAR", please click on the following link:  
IRS Tax Status Determination
Letter for NSSAR

Federal Internal Revenue Service - Publication 4573 - Group Exemptions

This IRS publication discusses and defines Group Exemptions.  The NSSAR operates as a Central Organization under Group Exemption
#0690.  All state societies and chapters operate as Subordinate Organizations under the NSSAR.  Each year the NSSAR is required to
provide the IRS with an Annual Report listing all Subordinate Organizations.  The Central Organization and the Subordinate
Organizations must obtain an Employee Identification Number.  If you wish to view the "Federal Internal Revenue Service -
Publication 4573 - Group Exemptions", please click on the following link:  
Federal Internal Revenue Service - Publication 4573 - Group
Exemptions

NSSAR Tax Status Determination Letter for SVSAR Chapter

In 2007 the IRS instituted a new policy in which the IRS will no longer provide Subordinate Organizations with an IRS Tax Status
Determination Letter.  The NSSAR, as the Central Organization, must now provide the Tax Status Determination Letter.  This NSSAR
Tax Status Determination Letter provides the necessary documentation demonstrating that the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of
the American Revolution (SVSAR) is a Subordinate Organization of the NSSAR, and as such, is exempt from Federal income tax under
Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.   If you wish to view the "NSSAR Tax Status Determination Letter for SVSAR Chapter", please click
on the following link:  
NSSAR Tax Status Determination Letter for SVSAR Chapter

STATE of CALIFORNIA TAX STATUS

California Franchise Tax Board - Forms & Instructions 3500 - 2006 Exemption Application Booklet

The same process works for California Tax Status Determination, except that the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) accepts the
above Federal process used for Federal Tax Status Determination.  In the State of California process the California Society of the Sons
of the American Revolution (CASSAR) is the Central Organization, which is required to obtain an Employee Identification Number,
and the California chapters are the Subordinate Organizations, which are not required to obtain an Employee Identification Number.  If
you wish to view the "California Franchise Tax Board - Forms & Instructions 3500 - 2006 Exemption Application Booklet", please click
on the following link:  
California Franchise Tax Board - Forms & Instructions 3500 - 2006 Exemption Application Booklet
2010 SVSAR CHAPTER and BOARD MEETINGS - AGENDAS and MINUTES


The minutes of the 2010 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.


  • January Chapter Meeting
  • February Chapter Meeting
  • 2010-02-20 - Chapter Meeting - Visit to the USS Hornet (no minutes)
  • March Chapter Meeting
  • April Chapter Meeting
  • May Chapter Meeting
  • September Chapter Meeting
  • October Chapter Meeting
  • December Chapter Meeting
The Agendas and Minutes of the 2008 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need Microsoft Word to
open the files, and to read and print the agendas and minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few
minutes to download with a dial up connection.


  • January Chapter Meeting
  • February Chapter Meeting
  • March Chapter Meeting
  • April Chapter Meeting
  • 2008-04-19 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2008-04-19 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • May Chapter Meeting
  • 2008-05-17 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2008-05-17 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • September Chapter Meeting
  • 2008-09-20 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2008-09-20 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • October Chapter Meeting
  • 2008-10-18 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2008-10-18 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • December Chapter Meeting
  • 2008-12-06 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2008-12-06 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
2009 SVSAR CHAPTER and BOARD MEETINGS - AGENDAS and MINUTES
The Agendas and Minutes of the 2009 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to
open the files, and to read and print the agendas and minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few
minutes to download with a dial up connection.


  • January Chapter Meeting
  • 2009-01-17 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2009-01-17 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • February Chapter Meeting
  • 2009-02-21 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2009-02-21 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • March Chapter Meeting
  • 2009-03-21 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2009-03-21 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • April Chapter Meeting
  • 2009-04-18 - Chapter Meeting - Agenda
  • 2009-04-18 - Chapter Meeting - Minutes
  • May Chapter Meeting
  • September Chapter Meeting
  • October Chapter Meeting
  • December Chapter Meeting
2011 SVSAR CHAPTER and BOARD MEETINGS - MINUTES

The minutes of the 2011 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.


The minutes of the 2012 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.

The minutes of the 2016 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.

  • January 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • February 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • March 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • April 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • May 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • September 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • October 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • December 2016 Meeting Minutes
Silicon Valley Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
2006 SVSAR CHAPTER and BOARD MEETINGS - AGENDAS and MINUTES
open the files, and to read and print the agendas and minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few
minutes to download with a dial up connection.

  • January Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • February Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • March Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • April Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • May Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • September Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • October Chapter Meeting (approved)
  • December Chapter Meeting (approved)

The minutes of the 2013 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.


The minutes of the 2014 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.


The minutes of the 2015 SVSAR Chapter and Executive Board Meetings are listed below.  You will need a pdf file reader to open the
files, and to read and print the minutes.  These documents are less than 1MB in size, and will require a few minutes to download with a
dial up connection.