SAR 122 Congress presentation on Spanish in North America, New Mexico, and the Santa Fe Presidio (pdf 4.9MB)
Preparation for the 2012 SAR Congress (pdf 3.48MB) slideshow is available. This is a great resource for any state that is hosting a SAR National Congress. It imparts the experiences of the AZSSAR and NMSSAR through the phases of planning, preparation, and hosting the event.
2012, Third Quarter (pdf 0.9MB) Newsletter is available.
2012, Second Quarter (pdf 2.1MB) Newsletter is available.
Andrew and Lance Lyngar, Like Father, Like Son (pdf 0.33MB) Article is available. This article should be appearing in an upcoming newsletter!
2012, First Quarter (pdf 5.4MB) Newsletter is available.
Welcome to the New Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. As 2012 President of the New Mexico Society, I extend our entire membership's greetings to you. The New Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NMSSAR) has been in existence since 1908 and currently consists of four chapters. The oldest chapter is the Albuquerque Chapter followed by the Santa Fe chapter. The Gadsden Chapter in Las Cruces was formed in 1986. The newest chapter formed just this year - 2012 - is the Three Rivers Chapter in Farmington. Altogether, the entire Society consists of about 100 members who live throughout the State of New Mexico. New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the United States of America.
In 2012, NMSSAR is pursuing various explicit goals. These are:
To celebrate the NM Centennial: For New Mexico's 100th anniversary, each Chapter: Albuquerque, Gadsden, Santa Fe, and Three Rivers will schedule a celebration of this important milestone of our State.
To encourage maximum participation in the AZ/NM Congress in Phoenix: New Mexico and Arizona are co-hosting the July 7 to 11 NSSAR Congress in Phoenix, Arizona. New Mexico Speakers at this National Congress include Dr. Thomas Chavez, renowned author and historian; and Charles Martinez, who will speak on the Spanish Contributions to the American Revolution.
To induct new members: The median age of NMSSAR's membership is almost 67. NMSSAR needs to induct new and younger members and each chapter has established a goal to induct 3 new members in 2012.
To acknowledge local police, firefighter, and emergency medical personnel with SAR awards: Each Chapter is seeking to identify deserving personnel to receive recognition from the Sons of the American Revolution.
To make the NMSSAR color guard widely available to the New Mexico community: Please view the various sections in this website of the NMSSAR Color Guard under the inspired leadership of Color Guard Captain George Garcia. For example, one picture shows New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez with members of the NMSSAR Color Guard. A number of other pictures show the Color Guard in a variety of settings, including one in Santa Fe with the Spanish Ambassador to the United States of America.
To publicize NMSSAR activities in the newsletter: In this NMSSAR website can be found every quarterly issue of the New Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. These issues show the exemplary activities of our New Mexico chapters.
To update the NMSSAR historical record: NMSSAR is older than the State of New Mexico. New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912 and this year is New Mexico's Centennial. Each NMSSAR Chapter is celebrating the state's centennial in local ceremonies. NMSSAR was founded even earlier than the State - 1908. A published history of the NMSSAR Society from 1908 until 1980 exists. The State Historian has been charged with the task of bringing the NMSSAR History up to date from 1980 to the present.
To revisit the NMSSAR Handbook, Constitution, and By-Laws. Three years ago, under the coordination of Former NMSSAR President Gene Tomlinson, the Society updated all NMSSAR operating rules and procedures. A triennial review is taking place during 2012 of these documents under the leadership of the 2012 1st Vice President, Michael Barger.
Please look over this website and find out more about NMSSAR. The Webmaster, William H. Baker who is a member of the Gadsden Chapter, is attentive in keeping the materials herein fresh and current. NMSSAR is an active society that welcomes visitors. Look through the calendar to see where and when each Chapter meeting will occur.