Fox Valley Newsletters & Articles

 

Mike Campagnolo This photo of Mike Campagnolo was taken at a chapter dinner meeting in April 2012. Mike became editor in January 2012.

This page archives all newsletters back to 2004 in three sections.

This page also archives Commercial Newspaper Stories on the Fox Valley Chapter.

Finally this page contains Other Archives of the Fox Valley Chapter like our
Yearbook for 1983 - 84.

 

Fox Valley Newsletter Archives 2012 - 2016 (Mike Campagnolo, Editor)

Newsletters are stored in Adobe pdf format.

 
Year Click on the Link of Desired Newsletter
2016 Winter   Spring   Fall
2015 Winter   Spring   Summer   Fall
2014 Winter   Spring    Summer   Fall
2013 Winter   Spring    Summer   Fall
2012 Winter   Spring   Summer    Fall
 

Fox Valley Newsletter Archives 2010 - 2011 (Bruce Talbot, Editor)

Newsletters are stored in Adobe pdf format.

 
Year Click on the Link of Desired Newsletter
2011 January
2010 May    June    July    November
 

Fox Valley Newsletter Archives 2004 - 2008 (Mike Johnston, Editor)

Mike Newsletter Mike Johnston wrote and edited the newsletters below.
In the matrix below, select the cell for the year and issue, then click on the pages that you wish to view. Use your back button after viewing each newsletter page to return here to view additional newsletter pages.

 
Year Winter Summer
2008 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4 6 pages in pdf file (20 sec wait)
2007 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4
2006 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4
2005 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4 Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4
2004 No Newsletter Published Page 1  Page 2  Page 3  Page 4
 

Commercial Newspaper Archives

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 and Mike Johnston.

On July 4, 2007, the Daily Herald published an article on Patriotism. Don Parrish was one of six people interviewed for the story. Included was a photo of him taken with then Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert at the 250th anniversary of the birth of Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Burroughs.

On August 14, 2007, the Daily Herald published an article on the discovery of Israel Warner's grave. Mike Johnston, chapter VP and Historian was interviewed for the story. Included was a photo of him and Don Parrish, chapter President.

In the Summer 2008 SAR Magazine there was a moving article on the May 31, 2008 ceremony for Israel Warner written by chapter Secretary, Michael McMeans.

On May 25, 2012, the Daily Herald published a front-page story with photos on the rededication of the grave of Revolutionary War soldier, Henry Collins. Photos were taken by compatriot Scott Sanders. Three current or former Fox Valley chapter Presidents were mentioned: Rod Herbig, Bruce Talbot and Don Parrish.

On July 5, 2013, the Daily Herald published a large front-page photo of our chapter members during the July 4th parade in Wheaton. On the linked page are additional unpublished photos.

 

Knight Essay Contest Winners

The Knight Essay Contest is designed to give freshman, sophomore, junior and senior high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. Its history, motivation, rules and examples of essays are given on this page from the SAR website.

In 2016, Hadi Shiraz, a Junior at Hinsdale Central High School, won the Fox Valley Chapters Knight Essay Contest. His topic was the American Revolutionís ideal of "republicanism" and a discussion of the reasons why it took on a revolutionary character. His essay A True Revolution is archived here (pdf file).

 

Other Chapter Archives

Here is the Yearbook for 1983 - 84. This an impressive effort for a new chapter in its second year. Note Congressman Dennis Hastert was the speaker at one of the 9 monthly meetings.

At the 25th anniversary of the Fox Valley chapter in November 2006, Jim Liptrap, founding President, delivered remarks on the early history of the chapter.

At the end of his 5 years of service as President, Don Parrish, the longest serving President, delivered remarks on the renaissance of the chapter. Also included is a slideshow tribute set to music created by Mike Johnston.