Fox Valley Chapter 2006 Photos & Events


This page contains the 2006 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 was an interesting front-page article published on Revolutionary War soldiers on Veteran's Day 2006 based on the Patriots section of this website and interviews with Don Parrish & Mike Johnston. Also see DuPage Police Association photo story.

Finally, check the Activities section for other 2006 photos.

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Photos from 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle on November 5, 2006:

Four Presidents Umholtz White Four chapters presidents compare notes: Bob Pearson, Don Parrish, Dave Bailey and founder Jim Liptrap. Read his speech. On the right, SAR member & Republican candidate for Attorney General, Stewart Umholtz chats with our main speaker President General Nathan White.
DeLise Pradel Delise Talbot On the left: Sgt. DeLise of the Oak Brook Police Department and Naperville Mayor Pradel were honored for their work with hopitalized children. On the right, Chapter Secretary Bruce Talbot pins the Law Enforcement medal on Sgt. DeLise while the Mayor looks on.
Bottom Reed Bottom Sanders Reed White On the left, Illinois SAR President Karl Reed pins a new member rosette on Dale Bottom while Scott Sanders waits his turn. On the right, new members Dale Bottom and Scott Sanders pose with ILSSAR President Reed and NSSAR President General White.
Past Presidents Zeimetz Baird Seven chapter and ILSSAR & NSSAR Presidents - Chuck Sener, John Ruskamp, Karl Reed, Nathan White, Dean Childs, Dave Bailey, Bob Pearson, Jim Liptrap, & Don Parrish. Right: Frances Zeimetz, widow of chapter president and orignal & current officer, Robert Baird.

Photos from Dinner Meeting at the Omega Restaurant in Naperville on April 23, 2006:

Bob Dorothy Don Dorothy Award Robert Baird, Treasurer, Dorothy Morriss, Assistant Treasurer, and Chapter President Don Parrish. Don presented Dorothy an engraved plate, designed by Board Member Ron Smith, to honor her on her retirement after more than a decade of service to Fox Valley.
Evan Thorne Parents Mike Joe Smith Mike On the left: Eagle Scout winner Evan Thorne and his parents after VP Mike Johnston presented him with a medal and certificate. On the right: Mike surprises long-time and famous SAR member, Joe Smith, with a special welcome certificate as Fox Valley's newest chapter member.
Mark Wedow Calvin Studzinski Mark Wedow Studzinskis On the left, reenactor Mark Wedow watches Calvin Studzinski, demonstrate how to affix a bayonet. On the right, Andrea Studzinski, explained the harsh life of women in camp. The educational trio are members of the 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons.


Fox Valley Chapter 2006 Events

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. We have two formal meetings each year that we produce and two informal meetings where we take advantage of the efforts of other organizations.

Photos and details on our events from 2002 to 2005 are available in the Photos & Events section.

  • April 23rd - "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 speakers for this meeting will be Mark Wedow, Andrea Studzinski and Calvin Studzinski of the 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons, 5th Troop, of the Northwest Territory Alliance. In addition to the reenactors, we will have the installation of officers for 2006 - 2008 and the presentation of a Medal to Evan Thorne, an Eagle Scout from the Three Fires Council.

    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 - 7:35pm -- Announcements, Introductions and Installation of Officers
    7:35 - 7:50pm -- Eagle Scout Award Presentation and Stark Award Explanation
    7:50 - 8:40pm -- Presentation by Re-enactors
    8:40 - 9:00pm -- Social time

  • May 21 - "Civil War Days" - Gettysburg Address & Battle Reenactment - in Naperville

  • October 15th - "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. 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.

  • November 5th - "25th Anniversary Gala Celebration" - Wyndham Hotel in Lisle

    Don Parrish Plano MayorThis is a special occasion and we hope every Fox Valley and ILSSAR member will make a special effort to attend. Our special guest is Nathan E. White, Jr., the President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. In the photo, Fox Valley Board Members, Chuck Sener and Don Parrish discuss with Judge White his presentation to our chapter.

    5:00 - 6:00pm -- Cocktails and Social Hour
    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner
    7:00 - 8:40pm -- Program
    8:40 - 9:00pm -- Social time

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

    The cost for the banquet is $40.00.
    Make checks payable to: Fox Valley Chapter, SAR and mail to:
            Dorothy Morriss
            900 Hill Ave.
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

2006 Events - National and Illinois SAR

Here are some of the events of the NSSAR and the ILSSAR scheduled in 2006-2007. Go to their websites (National SAR or Illinois SAR) for more details.