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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 2017 Events

We conduct two formal meetings each year one in April and one in October.

October 22nd 2017 Event

The October meeting will be a luncheon on Sunday October 22 in the Gettysburg Room at Lincoln Inn Banquests, 1345 South Batavia Ave (Rte 31), Batavia, IL 60510.

Click to see pdf of paper invitation.

The cash bar opens at Noon and the buffet lunch starts at 12:30. Following lunch, we will will be inducting new members and presenting awards.

We will have a speaker from 2:00 to 3:00. He will be announced here soon.

Register with Eric Ingersoll by October 10th.
The cost is $29 per person. Make checks payable to Fox Valley SAR and mail to:
Eric Ingersoll, 24657 Kingston St., Plainfield, IL 60544

April 23rd 2017 Event

The April meeting was a luncheon on Sunday April 23 in the Gettysburg Room at Lincoln Inn Banquests, 1345 South Batavia Ave (Rte 31), Batavia, IL 60510.

The cash bar opened at Noon and the buffet lunch started at 12:30. Following lunch, we inducted new members and recognized winners of our Knights Essay and ROTC award programs.

Our dynamic speaker Terry Lynch gave a riviting presentation as Alexander Hamilton. Terry is an extremely popular speaker who dressed up as Alexander Hamilton and gave a first person presentation. This was another memorable presentation by Terry. In his last presentation to us, as Benjamin Franklin he also fielded questions in character.

Register with Eric Ingersoll by April 16.
The cost is $29 per person. Make checks payable to Fox Valley SAR and mail to:
Eric Ingersoll, 1554 Charlotte Circle, Naperville, IL 60564

We have informal monthly meetings hosted by our Chapter President, Harry Reineke IV, on the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM.

The monthly meetings are held in a comfortable atmosphere where members can sit down and have a nice conversation with Harry and other members. For 2017 most of our meetings will be held at The Fox Restaurant in Lisle. April's meeting will be at the Messenger Library in Aurora and will be followed by a Drill & Grill event in Langum park hosted by Color Guard Captain Jon Fixmer (Photo of Jon and Color Guard).

We will be conducting a patriot grave marking in 2017 for Daniel Burroughs who is interred in the Griswold Cemetery in Plano, Kendall county, Illinois. We welcome donations to fund the purchase of the historical marker and expenses associated with the ceremony. An example of the historical marker can be seen in this photo from our grave marking ceremony for patriot Abner Powers in 2016.

Parade Schedule for 2017 Our chapter participates in several parades each year and 2017 is no exception. We encourage members to participate whether in historical uniform or not. We are not reenactors and do not require historical garb to participate. Please contact Color Guard Commander Jon Fixmer if you are interested in joining us for a parade. We are marching in the following parades in 2017:
Date Parade Location
 Sunday, 7-May-2017  Loyalty Day  New Lenox, IL
 Saturday, 27-May-2017  Memorial Day  Chicago, IL
 Monday, 29-May-2017  Memorial Day  Wheaton, IL
 Tuesday, 4-Jul-2017  Independence Day  Wheaton, IL
 Sunday, 26-Nov-2017  Christmas  Woodstock, IL

Quarterly newsletters are sent via email to our members.
They are then posted on our website at 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.

You can also find activities on our Facebook Page

An informal meeting is held in September at Cantigny in Winfield, IL. The exact date for 2017 is not yet available but is often the weekend after Labor Day. This meeting occurs in conjunction with our partiticpation in the renowned Revolutionary War Days -- 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. Our chapter's participation is primarily in the form of education, outreach and recruitment although some of our members have been known to participate as reenactors.

Photos and details on our events from 2003 to 2016 are available in the Photos & Events section.

Check back again in a few weeks for more information on our planned events as they develop