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  The Fox Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution provides services in the Illinois counties of DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle and Will. It was organized November 11, 1981. Men who are lineal descendants of a patriot who fought in the American Revolution are eligible to join the SAR.
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Fox Valley Chapter 2015 Events

We produce two formal meetings each year -- please mark your calendars for April 26th and October 25th, 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 and other members. They will be held in three different locations this year, The Fox Restaurant in Lisle, The American Legion Post 187 in Elmhurst and the Messenger Library in North Aurora. The addresses, dates and times are given in our quarterly newsletters. These newsletters are sent via email to our members, and they are available on our website. Go to Newsletters & Archives.

The newsletters announce other events like patriot grave marking, geneological meetings, etc. Just click on Newsletters & Archives, select the most recent quarterly newsletter, and scroll down to see meeting announcements.

Another informal meeting is held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 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 2014 are available in the Photos & Events section.

  • April 26, 2015 - "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 the highest ranking Coast Guard official in Chicago Ryan D. Manning. He will speak to us on the mission of the Coast Guard on the Great Lakes.

    In addition to our speaker, we will presents awards to our Eagle Scout winner and our ROTC winner. This year we present a Hero award to a teenager who saved a small girl experiencing a seizure. Our compatriots always enjoy seeing patriotic youth recognized for their achievements. And, we always present new member certificates.

    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

  • October 25, 2015 - "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).

    Details of the meeting are not yet available. They will be posted here and the quarterly newsletter.


Photos from our Dinner Meeting in Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook on April 27, 2015:

April2015Photo1 April2015Photo2 Left: President Mike Campagnolo presents new member certificates to Kevin Alcott, Patrick Amann, & Chris Jensen, assisted by outgoing Registrar, Andy Baffes. Right: Close up of Chris holding his certificate, and Andy showing a member rosette.
 
April2015Photo3 April2015Photo4 Left: Mike introduces, Andrew Wilson of Elgin winner of a Heroism award for saving the life of a girl exeriencing a seizure. Right: the proud parents look on as Mike explains the award and medal.
 
April2015Photo5 April2015Photo6 Left: Mike introduces, VP Rod Herbig, this year's Eagle Scout winner Trevor Bollech, and his parents.
Right: Rod explains the elaborate framed award to Trevor and his proud parents. Read more on our Eagle Scout Awards.
 
April2015Photo7 April2015Photo8 L: Dale Bottom presents ROTC award and $200 to Matthew Fleckenstein. Read more on Matthew and other ROTC program winners. R: Kevin Alcott receives an award for his work helping Bob Baird on Outstanding Citizenship awards to high school seniors.