Fox Valley Chapter 2010 Photos & Events

 

This page contains the 2010 Fox Valley SAR photo gallery and a listing of our events.

There are additional 2010 photos elsewhere on this website. For example, 2010 newsletters are archived. The high school seniors who won the Outstanding Citizenship award in 2010 are listed. ROTC awardees are listed. Check out all the pages associated with chapter activities for additional photos.

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Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on April 25, 2010:

Yeagers Bidner New Members Left: ILSSAR President Gordon Bidner chats with Compatriots Carson W. Yeager, and son Carson R. Yeager. Right: Gordon swore in our officers for a 2 year term including a sharply uniformed Ron Smith, VP Dale Bottom and long-time officer Bob Baird.
 
Bill Coyer Andy Baffes Left: Outgoing Chapter President and Registrar Mike Johnston presented a certificate and pin to new Compatriot Bill Coyer.
Right: Gordon Bidner helps by presenting a certificate and pin to new Compatriot Andy Baffes.
 
Chris Murphy Herbig Bailey Left: New Chapter President Bruce Talbot congratulates our first Fire Award winner medic Chris Murphy.
Right: Board member Rod Herbig presented our Eagle Scout award to a well deserved David Bailey Jr.
 
Lauterbach Talbot Talbot Family Left: Bruce Talbot and Lincoln scholar Matt Lauterbach, who gave a captivating presentation on Lincoln with new insights.
Right: Our new President celebrates a successful event with his supporting family. Bruce with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.
 

Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on October 24, 2010:

Dinner Overview Bob Baird Award Left: Overview of wonderful private dining space at Ashbury's. Right: President Talbot presents the Meritorious Service Award to Bob Baird for his many years of excellent work on the Outstanding Citizenship Awards to high schools seniors in Fox Valley's 5 county area.
 
New Members Erik Bock Dad Left: Chapter Registrar Mike Johnston, assisted by ILSSAR President Franz Herder (left), congratulates new Compatriots xxx xxxx, Deeks Carrol, and zzz zzzz. Right: the father of Heroism award winner Erik Bock talks about his son's achievement.
 

Fox Valley Chapter 2010 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.

  • April 25th - "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).

    Our speaker is Matt Lauterbach from the Chicago History Museum. Matt will explain the central importance of the Declaration of Independence to Lincoln's moral politics, and the reasons why Lincoln was unwilling to accept the South's "Declaration of Independence" from the Union.

    J. Gordon Bidner, President of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, will swear in our new chapter officers for 2010 and 2011.

    We will also recognize new Chapter Members, honor the outstanding Eagle Scout selected by our chapter, and will present the Fire Fighter Award.

    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 - 7:15pm -- President Johnson's State of the Chapter address
    7:15 - 7:30pm -- Recognition of New Members, Presentation of Eagle Scout & Fire Fighter Awards 7:30 - 7:45pm -- Swearing-in of New Chapter Officers
    7:45 - 8:00pm -- President Bidner's address on the Center for American Heritage
    8:00 - 8:45pm -- Lecture: "The Impact of the American Revolution on President Lincoln"
    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

  • June 12th - "Island Rendezvous - Reenactors of the 18th Century Illinois Frontier" -
    at Isle a la Cache in Romeoville

    "In June the scene is dramatically transformed: feasting, playing, drinking, and dancing the Island Rendezvous! A spirited celebration, a rendezvous was a gathering of trappers, traders, and travelers at the end of the trading season. As an annual event that has attracted thousands of people for the past 15 years, the Island Rendezvous includes musket shoots, canoe races, tomahawk throwing contests, and more! Visit with re-enactors, individuals who dress as the French voyageur and Native American people of the 1700s. Wander through their camps, watch demonstrations of their fascinating crafts and skills."


  • September 11th - "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. It is a perennial favorite of our members.

    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. 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. Click for a pdf map of Cantigny.

    This is a unique opportunity to experience a battle of the Revolutionary War. Don't miss it. You can either bring food and drink with you or you can purchase them at Cantigny.


  • October 24th - "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).

    Our speaker is to be determined.

    In addition to the speaker's presentation, we will honor this year's Law Enforcement award winner and also this year's Firefighter award winner.

    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 Our Speaker
    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