Fox Valley Chapter 2005 Photos & Events

 

This page contains the 2005 Fox Valley SAR photo gallery and a listing of our events. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order followed by the chapters events.

There are additional 2005 photos. For example, there are 12 photos taken on May 28th of the commemoration of Revolutionary War soldier, Daniel Burroughs 250th birthday. Our main speaker was Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert.

Finally, check the Activities section for other 2005 photos.

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Photos from Dinner Meeting at the Omega Restaurant in Naperville on November 20, 2005:

Omega Overview Scott Webb and Date Left: Social time is popular among 44 attendees in our private room at the Omega Restaurant with CAR display on Iraq on the table. Right: Law Enforcement Awardee Scott Webb of the Woodridge PD with his date.
 
New members CAR Certificate Left: From left to right, Chapter VP and Registrar Mike Johnston presents new members, Keith McClow, Paul Pecharich, supported by ILSSAR President Ken Griswold and new member Clyde Futrell. Right: President Don Parrish displays certificate awarded by CAR President Cyndi Valencia.
 
Scott Webb Award Sgt Erlander Award Left: From left to right Woodridge Police Chief Steve Herron, Don Parrish, Law Enforcement Awardee Scott Webb and chapter Secretary and Law Enforcement director, Bruce Talbot. Right: Bruce Talbot. Our main speaker, purple-heart winner Sgt. Erlandson, was awarded a Good Citizenship medal by Don Parrish.
 
 

Photos from Dinner Meeting at the Omega Restaurant in Naperville on April 17, 2005:

Omega Overview Talbot Family On the left: Overview of our private room at the Omega Restaurant. Chuck Sener and Speaker Chauncey Wells are at the front table. On the right: Chapter Secretary Bruce Talbot with his wife, daughter and son. Joining them is member Greg Derylo.
 
New members Chauncey Wells On the left: ILSSAR President Ken Griswold introduces Mike Johnston who awards new member certificates to Ron Smith and his sons Benjamin and Matthew. On the right: Our speaker Chauncey Wells explains the Puritan view of death and details of cemeteries.
 
Mike Johnston and Sons Johnston Family On the left, Mike Johnston, and his sons Benjamin and Matthew are all proud compatriots. On the right, Benjamin with his significant other, Mike with his wife Debbie and Matthew with his sister Brooke.
 

 

Fox Valley Chapter 2005 Events

These are the planned events for 2005. So please reserve these dates on your calendar. More details will be added on this page prior to each event. The Chapter Secretary also informs members prior to events via e-mail. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our members on these events and solicit ideas for future events. Clicking on the location, links you to the MapQuest web site for details on how to reach that location.

Details on our events in 2003 and 2004 are available in the Past Events and Photo Gallery sections.

  • November 20th - "Fall Dinner Meeting" - Omega Restaurant in Warrenville/Naperville

    The Omega restaurant is a half a mile north of the East West Tollway (I-88) on Route 59. Turn west on Ferry Road, the first traffic light north of I-88, then turn right into the strip mall and drive to the north end. Enter the Omega on the north side to get into the private dinning room.

    The featured talk will be by US Army Staff Sergeant Michael Erlandson. Sgt. Erlandson will speak about his experiences in Iraq where he fought in the Sunni Triangle area. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a decoration for valor for his leadership actions during a firefight. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Iraq first hand.

    There will also be a presentation of the Law Enforcement award to Officer Scott Webb of the Woodridge Police Department, a presentation of a check to help support the Heritage Corridor Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution and presentation of certificates to new members.

    All SAR, DAR and CAR members and their guests are welcome to attend!!

    5:00 - 6:00pm -- Cocktails
    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner
    7:00 - 7:30pm -- Announcements, Introductions and Recognition of New Members
    7:30 - 7:40pm -- Presentation of the Law Enforcement Award
    7:40 - 8:30pm -- PowerPoint Presentation by Sgt. Erlickson
    8:30 - 9:00pm -- Social time

    The cost for dinner is $30.00.
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            Dorothy Morriss
            900 Hill Ave.
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

  • October 8th - "Revolutionary War Battle Recreation" - Cantigny Park in Winfield

    This is the classic opportunity to see how Revolutionary War soldiers lived in camp and see a re-creation of a battle with over 100 re-enactors. We will have an informal picnic starting at noon and concluding by 1:00pm. This will give us time to explore the encampment and see the battle around 2pm. You are welcome to bring friends and family. There is no cost for this event except for the parking fee at Cantigny Park. To find the Fox Valley SAR compatriots take the left (north) parking lot and drive to the end (east). We will have a picnic table with the SAR table flags. To see a map (pdf file) of Cantigny, click here. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow compatriots and to see a recreation of a battle of the Revolutionary War. You can either bring food and drink with you or you can purchase them at Cantigny. See you there.

  • May 28th at 11:00am - "Marking of Patriot Grave" - Griswold Cemetery near Plano

    Don Parrish Plano MayorOur chapter will join Plano Past, the Kendall County Genealogical Society and others to honor the memory of Daniel Burroughs, a soldier of the Revolution on the 250th anniversary of his birth. A memorial stone will be dedicated by his original grave stone. All Fox Valley chapter members will want to make an extra effort to attend this very special event. For more details contact, Mike Johnston, the Chapter VP, Registrar and Historian. Click to enlarge photo of Chapter President Don Parrish shaking hands with Plano Mayor Bill Roberts after he read the proclamation making May 28th Daniel Burroughs Day.

  • April 17th - "Spring Dinner Meeting" - Omega Restaurant in Warrenville/Naperville

    The Omega restaurant is a half a mile north of the East West Tollway (I-88) on Route 59. Turn west on Ferry Road, the first traffic light north of I-88, then turn right into the strip mall and drive to the north end. Enter the Omega on the north side to get into the private dinning room.

    The featured talk will be by Compatriot Charles Chauncey Wells and his wife Suzanne Austin Wells, authors of a guide to Boston burial grounds entitled Preachers, Patriots and Plain Folks. They have an entertaining and educational talk on that subject. Their book will be available for purchase. Mr. Wells ancestor, Thomas Wells, took part in the Boston tea party.
    All SAR, DAR and CAR members and their guests are welcome to attend!!

    5:00 - 6:00pm -- Cocktails
    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner
    7:00 - 7:30pm -- Announcements, Introductions and Recognition of New Members
    7:30 - 8:30pm -- Talk by Charles and Suzanne Wells
    8:30 - 9:00pm -- Social time

    The cost for dinner is $30.00.
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            Dorothy Morriss
            900 Hill Ave.
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

 

2005 Events - National and Illinois SAR

Here are some of the initial events of the national SAR and the ILSSAR scheduled in 2005-2006. Go to their websites (National SAR or Illinois SAR) for more details.