Fox Valley Chapter 2014 Photos & Events

 

This page contains the 2014 Fox Valley SAR photo gallery and a listing of our events.

This page is basically an archive of our front page during 2014.

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Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on October 26, 2014:

Oct2014Photo1 Oct2014Photo2 Left: Here are chapter officers: Webmaster Don Parrish, Member at Large Scott Sanders, President Mike Campagnolo, Secretary Harry Reineke IV, Treasurer Eric Ingersoll and VP Rod Herbig.
R: Harry Reineke and daughter. Our meetings are family friendly.
 
Oct2014Photo3 April2013Photo4 Left: These legacy guitars were made from the 425 year old wood of Maryland's historic liberty tree. Right: Tobias Guitar's musicians and speaker, Joel Simpson, Paul Tobias & Lee Murdock. We were treated to patriotic music as well as a unique presentation!
 
Oct2014Photo5 Oct2014Photo6 Left: ILSSAR President Tom Ashby pins a rosette on new FV member Jon Fixmer. Right: President Ashby presents FV VP Rod Herbig with the Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award.
 
Oct2014Photo7 Oct2014Photo8 Left: Bob Baird flanked by President Campagnolo and VP Herbig receives the NSSAR Lamplighter Award. Right: Treasurer Eric Ingersoll was presented the Bronze Good Citizenship award by Mike and Rod.
 
Oct2014Photo9 Oct2014Photo10 Left: Don Shee receives the Silver Good Citizenship Award from VP Rod Herbig. Right: Secretary Harry Reineke IV receives the Bronze Color Guard award from Mike and Rod.
 

Fox Valley Chapter 2014 Events

We produce two formal meetings each year -- please mark your calendars for April 27th and October 26th, and we have informal monthly meetings hosted by our Chapter President, Mike Campagnolo, on the third Saturday of every month.

The monthly meetings are held in a comfortable atmosphere where members can sit down and have a nice conversation with Mike. One venue is in the back area of a nice restaurant, The Fox, located on Ogden Avenue, and Main Street in Lisle. Mike has reserved the time from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm.

Mike will be announcing other venues in different parts of the Fox Valley chapter's area.

In 2014, the third Saturdays in each month are February 15 (Fox Restaurant), March 15 (Fox Restaurant), April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 15. This is a good opportunity to meet Mike and ask questions about Fox Valley chapter or SAR activities.

Another informal meeting is held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Cantigny in Winfield, IL. This is during the fantastic Revolutionary War Days -- from 10:00am to 4:00pm -- where reenactors in American and British uniforms camp and stage a Revoutionary War battle. This is an activity for the whole family and is not to be missed.

Photos and details on our events from 2003 to 2013 are available in the Photos & Events section.

  • April 27, 2014 - "Spring Dinner Meeting" - Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook

    The Social Hour starts at 5:00pm and Dinner starts at 6:00pm.

    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 History Professor, Dr. Ben Whisenhunt of the College of DuPage. His topic is both fascinating and not well known to most SAR members: "Russian-American Relations during the Revolutionary War".

    In addition to our speaker, we will presents awards to our Eagle Scout winner, our ROTC winners and the winner of the Knight Essay Contest. Our compatriots always enjoy seeing patriotic youth recognized for their achievements.

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

    The cost for the banquet is $36.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12:
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            Eric Ingersoll
            1554 Charlotte Circle
            Naperville, IL 60564

  • October 26, 2014 - "Fall Dinner Meeting" - Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook

    The Social Hour starts at 5:00pm and Dinner starts at 6:00pm.

    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).

    InvitationBy clicking the thumbnail, you can see a copy of the invitation that was mailed to our members. It gives background on our speaker, Paul Tobias, and his topic "The History of the Liberty Tree Guitars". These guitars were made from the wood of a 425 year old tree with ties to the American Revolution. Also guitarist Joel Simpson will play some patriotic songs on one of these guitars.

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

    The cost for the banquet is $38.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12:
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            Eric Ingersoll
            1554 Charlotte Circle
            Naperville, IL 60564