Fox Valley Chapter 2009 Photos & Events

 

This page contains the 2009 Fox Valley SAR photo gallery and a listing of our events.

There are additional 2009 photos elsewhere on this website. For example, there are newsletters to review.

Finally, check the Activities section for other 2009 photos.

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Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on May 3, 2009:

May 2009 Dinner Ron Smith Left: Compatriots and guests enjoyed pre-dinner conversations in a delightful private room in the well-appointed Ashbury's.
Right: The Color Guard saluted the American Flag during the pledge. As usual PowerPoint presentations were used during the meeting.
 
Eagle Jeremy Lane Jack Amberg Left: Chapter President Mike Johnston presented the top Eagle Scout award to Jeremy Lane flanked by his proud parents.
Right: Our Speaker retired Colonel Ryan Yantis gave a well received and educational presentation on the Citizen Soldier.
 

Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on October 25, 2009:

Dead Soldier Wish New Members Left: President Mike Johnston reviewed chapter activities including achieving the membership wish of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Right: Mike presented membership certificates to Guy Welsh, Brad Livingston, Richard Crawley, James Newby and Rod Herbig.
 
Michael Medal CAR Presentation Left: Chapter President Mike Johnston presented a medal to chapter Secretary Michael McMeins.
Right: Mike presented a financial contribution to the CAR, accepted by Christine Morrissey of the Judge Nathanial Pope chapter.
 
Police Award Fire Award Left: Chapter VP Bruce Talbot presented our Police Award to Ron Smith with DuPage Sheriff's Police Chief Daniel Bilobeau watching.
Right: Bruce presented our first Fire Award to medic Chris Murphy, accepted on his behalf by Lisle-Woodridge FPD Captain Mark Liptrop.
 
Chuck Helen Sener Jack Amberg Left: Long-time chapter officer Chuck Sener, who plans our dinner meetings, enjoys the view with his wife Helen from Ashbury's terrace.
Right: Our award-winning speaker Dr. Claiborne Skinner explained some key historical linkages that were new to the audience.
 

Fox Valley Chapter 2009 Events

We welcome feedback and suggestions from our members on these events and solicit ideas for future events. Clicking on the location, gets the MapQuest web site for directions. We produce two formal meetings each year, and we take advantage of the efforts of other organizations for two informal meetings.

As additional information becomes available on our events, it will be posted here on our home page.

Photos and details on our events from 2003 to 2008 are available in the Photos & Events section.

  • May 3rd - "Spring Dinner Meeting" - Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook

    Use the above link for driving directions or this link to learn more about Ashbury's. It is a new facility with a great view of the golf course. We will have a private dinning room. It is easy to find on 335 E. Boughton Road in Bolingbrook (630-739-2377).

    Lt Col and Mrs Ryan YantisOur distinguished speaker is Lt. Col (retired) Ryan Yantis, Executive Director of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. He was decorated for his actions in the Pentagon during the attack on September 11, 2001. The theme of his talk is the Citizen Soldier.

    We will also be honoring the outstanding Eagle Scout selected by our chapter.

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

    5:00 - 6:00pm -- Cocktails and Social Hour
    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner
    7:00 - 7:25pm -- Announcements and Introductions
    7:25 - 7:35pm -- Eagle Scout Award Presentation and Stark Award Explanation
    7:40 - 8:40pm -- Presentation by Lt. Col (retired) Ryan Yantis
    8:50 - 9:00pm -- Social time

    The cost for the banquet is $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12:
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            David Bailey
            1569 Marquette Ave.
            Naperville, IL 60565

  • October 25th - "Fall Dinner Meeting" - Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook

    Use the above link for driving directions or this link to learn more about Ashbury's. It is a new facility with a great view of the golf course. We will have a private dinning room. It is easy to find on 335 E. Boughton Road in Bolingbrook (630-739-2377).

    Dr. Clay Skinner Back by popular demand is historian and author Dr. Claiborne Skinner who spoke to us last year (photo). Dr. Skinner will explain how the Chicago region during the American Revolution set the course for American expansion in the years after the war. Dr. Skinner, who teaches at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, was named the 2008 Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Daughters of the American Revolution. We were enthralled by his talk last year.

    In addition to the speaker's presentation, we will honor this year's Law Enforcement award winner, Deputy Ron Smith of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. We will also honor Firefighter Chris Murphy of the Lisle Woodridge Fire District. This will be our chapter's first Fire Fighter award. Please reserve October 25th on your calendar and mail in your check.

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

    5:00 - 6:00pm -- Cocktails and Social Hour (cash bar)
    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner
    7:00 - 7:25pm -- Welcome and Overview of Chapter Activities
    7:25 - 7:40pm -- Recognition of new members and Presentation of Awards
    7:40 - 8:30pm -- Presentation by Dr. Skinner
    8:30 - 9:00pm -- Social time

    The cost for the banquet is $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12:
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            David Bailey
            1569 Marquette Ave.
            Naperville, IL 60565