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  The Fox Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution provides services in the Illinois counties of DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle and Will. It was organized November 11, 1981. Men who are lineal descendants of a patriot who fought in the American Revolution are eligible to join the SAR.
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Fox Valley Chapter 2018 Events

We conduct two formal meetings each year one in April and one in October.

April 29th 2018 Event

The Spring Luncheon will be on Sunday April 29 in the Gettysburg Room at Lincoln Inn Banquets,
1345 South Batavia Ave (Rte 31), Batavia, IL 60510.

The cash bar will open at Noon and the buffet lunch will start at 12:30pm.
     12:30pm - 1:20pm   Buffet Lunch
     1:20pm - 1:30pm    Knight Essay Winner Presentation by Alexander Rose
     1:30pm - 2:15pm    Revolutionary War Trivia hosted by Registrar Ted Miller

From 2:15 to 3:00 our speaker is Compatriot Denny Schillings. His rarely discussed topic is:
Contributions made to the American Revolution by the Quakers and other Non Combatants

Register with Eric Ingersoll by April 22.
The cost is $29 per person. Make checks payable to Fox Valley SAR and mail to:
Eric Ingersoll, 24657 Kingston St., Plainfield, IL 60544-2438

October 28th 2018 Event

The October meeting will be a luncheon on Sunday October 28 in the Gettysburg Room at Lincoln Inn Banquests, 1345 South Batavia Ave (Rte 31), Batavia, IL 60510.

Like the April meeting, we will have a cash bar opening at Noon and the buffet lunch 12:30. Following lunch, we will will be inducting new members and presenting awards.

Our speaker from 2:00 to 3:00 is Michael Holub, a retired Chief of Police. Mr. Holub is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry regiment, know as the Old Guard - in existance since 1784.

Mr. Holub was part of the Funerals team at Arlington National Cemetery. His PowerPoint Presentation (with sound bites) highlights all of the Speciality units of the Old Guard including the Tomb of the Unknowns, Fife & Drum Corps, Drill Team and Casket Teams.

Register with Eric Ingersoll by October 12th.
The cost is $29 per person. Make checks payable to Fox Valley SAR and mail to:
Eric Ingersoll, 24657 Kingston St., Plainfield, IL 60544-2438

We have informal monthly meetings hosted by our Chapter President, Harry Reineke IV, on the third Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM.

The monthly meetings are held in a comfortable atmosphere where members can sit down and have a nice conversation with Harry and other members. For 2018 our meetings will be held at The Fox Restaurant in Lisle. Get directions on Google.

We are participating in the DuPage County Genealogic Convention on Saturday, March 10 from 9AM to 4 PM. If you are interested in attending, register before February 10 for the best price. The convention will be held at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center at 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville, IL.

We will be conducting a patriot grave marking on Saturday May 19, 2018 for Daniel Burroughs who is interred in the Griswold Cemetery in Plano, Kendall county, Illinois. We prepared for marking patriot Burroughs grave last year, but the weather did not cooperate and we had to cancel the ceremony at the last minute. We welcome donations to fund the purchase of the historical marker and expenses associated with the ceremony. An example of the historical marker can be seen in this photo from our grave marking ceremony for patriot Abner Powers in 2016.

Parade Schedule for 2018 Our chapter participates in several parades each year and 2018 is no exception. We encourage members to participate whether in historical uniform or not. We are not reenactors and do not require historical garb to participate. Please contact Color Guard Commander Jon Fixmer if you are interested in joining us for a parade. We are marching in the following parades in 2018:
Date Parade Location
 Sunday, 6-May-2018  Loyalty Day  New Lenox, IL
 Monday, 28-May-2018  Memorial Day  Wheaton, IL
 Tuesday, 4-Jul-2018  Independence Day  Downers Grove, IL
 Thursday, 9-Aug-2018  Twilight Parade  Springfield, IL
 Sunday, 25-Nov-2018  Christmas  Woodstock, IL

Quarterly newsletters are sent via email to our members.
They are then posted on our website at Newsletters & Archives.

The newsletters announce other events like patriot grave marking, geneological meetings, etc. Just click on Newsletters & Archives, select the most recent quarterly newsletter, and scroll down to see meeting announcements.

You can also find activities on our Facebook Page

Photos and details on our events from 2003 to 2017 are available in the Photos & Events section.

Check back again in a few weeks for more information on our planned events as they develop