Sons of the Revolution
srgif
in the State of Illinois

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Flag Day Meeting
June 7, 2014

Minutes
                   The Florida Room
1402 East 225 South
Winona Lake, Indiana


SR-Illinois Annual Meeting
August 16, 2014
Member Ballots
       
                   St. Andrew Parish Hall
110 East Ash Street
Fairbury, Illinois


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SR-IL President Gradeless presents SR Patriot James Hutchinson with a
certificate in recognition of his 62 years as a member of the SR-Illinois
at the January 8th 2013 Winter Encampment Luncheon which meets the
second Tuesday monthly in November-March at the historic Hotel
Jacaranda in Avon Park, Florida.   Jim was 36 years old when he joined
the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois in 1951.   Several
generations of Hutchinson have belonged and served as officers of the
SR-Illinois.   Jim's father Rolo Hutchinson was President in 1950-51
and Jim's uncle Kermit Hutchinson served as our President 1967-1969.
 
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Flag Day Meeting
June 1, 2013

Minutes        
                   Naperville City Hall, Meeting Room A
400 South Eagle Street
Naperville, Illinois


SR-Illinois Annual Meeting
October 19, 2013
       
                   City of Naperville, Meeting Room A
400 South Eagle Street
Naperville, Illinois


Winter Encampment Luncheon     Avion Park, Florida
November 11, 2013 Hotel Jacaranda
Winter Encampment Luncheon     Avion Park, Florida
December 9, 2013 Hotel Jacaranda
Winter Encampment Luncheon    Avion Park, Florida
January 13, 2014 Hotel Jacaranda
Winter Encampment Luncheon                     Avion Park, Florida
February 10, 2014 Hotel Jacaranda
Winter Encampment Luncheon       Avion Park, Florida
March 10, 2014 Hotel Jacaranda

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Winter Encampment Luncheons
Avon Park, Florida
November-March


Spending the winter in sunny Florida? Join us for a Central Florida SR Winter Encampment Mess during December, January, February, and March. All SRs and members of other Lineage Societies in the Great Lakes Region are invited along with family, friends, guests & prospective members. We gather at the Band Stand on East Main Street in downtown Avon Park at 10:30 to greet Lineage Society members and friends; and then at 11:00 we march (across the street) to the Hotel Jacaranda.   Some of the ladies have been known to sit in the Hotel Jacaranda Lobby until we arrive. If it's raining or cold we've been known to join them inside (in foul weather it is much preferred to a outdoor band stand in the park). Some of our ancestors spent a winter in encampment at Valley Forge so we all now enjoy the freedoms they fought for with some fellowship at our winter encampments across Central Florida.
  All Great Lake Lineage Society members are invited.   Questions?   Expect me there!

SR Winter
Encampment
Luncheons
Sponsored by
SR-Illinois
SR-Indiana
SR-Michigan
SR-Wisconsin
Second
Tuesday
in
November,
December,
January,
February
and
March
gather at 10:00 a.m.
at the Band Stand in
Downtown
Avon Park, Florida
Lunch at Hotel Jac
at 11:00 a.m.
All Sr's invited,
bring family & Friends.

Be sure to wear you SR Shirt to the Winter Encampment Luncheons

Winter Encampment Luncheon Details

November 11th & December 9th 2013, January 13th, February 10th and March 10th 2014   —   Avon Park, Florida

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Officers 2012-2014




Donald Gradeless

Donald E. Gradeless PhD, President
E-Mail to DrG@Gradeless.com
1402 East 225 Souty
Winona Lake, IN 46590-2041
AC 274-267-6020






Thomas B. Siegel, Vice President
Email: T6sieg@aol.com
T6sieg@aol.com
2279 University Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 416-1345






Thomas B. Siegel, Acting Secretary
Email: T6sieg@aol.com
T6sieg@aol.com
2279 University Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 416-1345


Rex L. Gradeless, Treasurer, Pro Tem
P.O. Box 112
Auburn, IN 46706-0112



Donald Gradeless

Dr. Donald E. Gradeless, Registrar
Request Application forms from the Registrar
E-Mail: DrG@gradeless.com
1402 East 225 South
Winona Lake, IN 46590-2041
AC 574 - 267-6020



Father Scott L. Archer, Chaplain
110 East Ash Street
Fairbury, IL 61739-1140
(815) 692-2555



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Burton L. Showers, Historian
Past SRIL President 1997-2002

E-Mail: Burt.Showers@att.net
750 West Bayer Drive
Palatine, IL 60067-2009
AC - 847-358-0572



Board of Managers 2012-2014
Above Officers, Past Presidents, plus the following Patriots:
Robert E. AllenPaul Fay Christian
Rex L. Gradeless         Rex L. Gradeless II    
Robert D. Johnson     Honorable Lewis V. Morgan, Jr.
General Society Officers 2012-2014

Robert D. Rati

Robert D. Rati, General Vice President Region V
E-Mail to RatiSR@prodigy.net
4919 Regency Place
Carmel, IN 46033-5959
AC 317 - 571-9166



SR-Illinois Past President Robert D. Rati Elected
General Vice President - Region V
General Society Sons of the Revolution
VPG Rait General Vice President Robert D. Rati (with Espontoon) shown in a recent photo with his guards: Alan Teller, Indiana Color Guard; Colonel Charles F. Bragg, Ph.D., Indiana Guard Reserves; & Dr. Donald E. Gradeless, Ph.D., Indiana Parade Guard).
SR-Illinois Past President Robert D. Rati was elected to the office of General Vice President - Region V at the 40th Triennial Meeting of the General Society Sons of the Revolution in Glendale, California on September 26, 2009.   General Vice President Rati's term a General Vice President of Region V is for three years: 2009-2012.   VPG Rati have been a leader for over 30 years with the Sons of the Revolution, joining the SR-Illinois for purposes of establishing the SR-Wisconsin where he served as an organizing officer when the SR-Wisconsin was admitted to the General Society in 1979. VPG Rati served several offices in the SR-IL, representing the SR-IL as a delegate for many years to the General Society and as the SR-Illinois President.   Under President Rati the SR-Illinois helped establish the SR-Michigan.   VPG Rati was one of the organizing officers and responsible for establishing the SR-Indiana which was admitted to the General Society in 2006. VPG Rati is currently serving as President of the SR-Indiana.   VPG Rati work has been instrumental in four Great Lake SR Societies in Region V and will build on the efforts oF past PVPG Donald Gradeless, Chuck Royer, & Jack Wilson in reestablishing the SR presence in the State of Ohio.

Meeting Dates -- March, June, September & December

You are invited to the next SR-IL meeting.
Please contact an Officer for location.


Search the SR-Illinois Websites
& related sites   —   Powered by FreeFind
The SR-Illinois and the lllinois War of 1812
are sponsors of the
Dartmoor Prison American POW Cemetery Restoration Project


Upcoming Meeting Dates

March, June, September & December

Tentative Dates

2013

 
June 1, 2013         Annual Flag Day Meeting
October 19, 2013         Annual Meeting

2014

 
June 7, 2014         Annual Flag Day Meeting
October 18, 2014         Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

2015

 
March 7, 2015         Spring Meeting
June 6, 2015         Annual Flag Day Meeting
September 12, 2015         Fall Meeting
December 5, 2015         Annual Meeting & Election of Officers



LADIES, PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, CARS, DARS,
& GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Reservations for Luncheons are required.



2012        Location Event
Oct 27        Annual Meeting & Election - Naperville, Illinois
June 9         Flag Day Meeting - Naperville, Illinois

2011       
Dec 3         Annual Meeting & Election
Sep 10 Fall Meeting - Wheeling, Illinois
June 4Flag Day Meeting - Wheeling, Illinois
Mar 12Spring Meeting - Wheeling, Illinois

2010       
Dec 4         Annual Meeting & Election
Sep 11Fall Meeting Wheeling, Illinois
Jun 5Flag Day meeting Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Mar 6Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon

2009       
Dec 6 Radisson Northshore - Annual Meeting and Elections
Sep 13Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Jun Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Mar Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon

2008       
Dec 6 Sheraton Executive Suites - Annual Meeting and Elections
Sep 13Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Jun Flag Day meeting cancelled
Mar Presidents Day meeting cancelled

2007       
Dec 1 Radisson Northshore - Annual Meeting and Elections
Sep 15Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Jun 16McNally's Elmhurst - Meeting & Luncheon
Mar 10North Shore Club - Meeting & Luncheon

2006       
Dec  9Sheraton Executive Suites - Annual Meeting and Elections
Sep 16McNally's Elmhurst - Meeting & Luncheon
Jun 17Radison Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Mar 11North Shore Club - Meeting & Luncheon

2005       
Dec  3Sheraton Executive Suites - Annual Meeting and Elections
Oct 21-23     General Society SR Board of Managers, Radison Northbrook
Sep 17North Shore Club Meeting & Luncheon.
Jun 18Sheraton Executive Suites - Meeting & Luncheon.
Mar 19Radisson Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon

2004
Dec 4North Shore Country Club - Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Sep 18Sheraton Executive Suites - Meeting & Luncheon.
Jun 19Adam's Mark Hotel Northbrook - Meeting & Luncheon
Mar 20Barn of Barrington - Meeting & Luncheon

2003
Dec  6Sheraton Executive Suites - Annual Meeting and Election of Officers / FBI Speaker
Sep 13Adam's Mark Hotel Luncheon - Steve Quick, WWI reenactor.
Jun 14 North Shore County Club Luncheon Meeting - Dr. Michael T. Kelly - DNA & lineage
Mar 15 Barn of Barrington -Prof. Andrew Shankman - Was the American Revolution Inevitable?

2002
Dec   7LaGrange Country Club - Annual Meeting - Address by Rear Admiral Landreau
Sep 14 Sheraton Suites-Elk Grove - Prof. Reginald Horsman "War of 1812 - Life in Dartmoor Prison"
Jun 22 North Shore Country Club - Prof. Ralph Keen, "American Religion: Colonial vs. Federal Ideals"
Mar 23 LaGrange Country Club - Tim Hess - his role as a British Officer in Butler's Rangers.

2001
Dec  1 Annual Meeting & Election - General President, RADM J. Robert Lunney - Photos of 2001 Meeting
Sept 15 Sheraton Executive Suites - Capt Edward W. Gantt, Commanding Officer Great Lakes Naval Base.
June 16 North Shore Country Club - Lt. Col Otis Prichard and Major Thomas L. Thomas at Prison Luft II
took part in "The Great Escape"; during World War II, as American Air Force POWs in Germany.
Mar 17Luncheon Mr. Jay Lehr, scientist, and author - Science and Environmental Issues.

2000
Dec   2 The Town Criers of Elk Grove High School at the Millemium Meeting—Union League Club.
Click for photographs - Takes while to load but worth the wait!

Mr. Vernon Risty was the speaker for the March 18th, 2000 meeting at the LaGrange Country Club
His topic was "The Young Abraham Lincoln — From Kentucky to Illinois"


Professor Theodore J. Karamanski of Loyola University Chicago
was the speaker for the past March 20, 1998 meeting at LaGrange Country Club.
The topic was: "Chicago and the Civil War"


Robert W. Carrow, Jr. of the Newberry Library — Chicago
was the featured speaker at the 1998 Annual meeting held at the Tower Club, Chicago.


Professor Paul Sipiera of Harper College and the Planetary Studies Foundation
was the featured speaker at the September 1998 meeting held in Rolling Meadows.


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Professor David Maas of the College of Wheaton was the featured speaker
at the March 1998 meeting held at the LaGrange Country Club

Please Email the Registrar for membership information and application forms.

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SR-Illinois Presidents 1894-Present

SR-Illinois GSSR Officers & Awards

SR-Illinois Ancestor List

Index to the Registrar's Records

Search the Daughters of the Revolution Membership Records

SR-Illinois Membership Information

SR-Illinois Bylaws

What's the difference between the SR and the SAR?

How to Find a Revolutionary War Partriot

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Standardized Lineage Society Application Worksheet
Use this as a worksheet for any lineage society.

I have documented my lineage to a revolutionary soldier.
Membership inquiries should be directed to the Registrar.
General inquiries should be directed to the Secretary.


Please use this MS-Word
file for SR-IL Applications

  Click Here for a  
  Computer Based Application  
  Using Your Word Processor  

Please Email completed
MS-WORD based Application Form
to the Registrar for review before submission.


NEW! — Traditional Application Forms in PDF — NEW!
For use with your typewriter.

Download Application Forms - For MSWorks or WORD

Information on completing the SR-Illinois Application

Index to the George Rogers Clark Papers — The Illinois Regiment

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The George Rogers Clark Papers
Project sponsored by the SR-Illinois

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> The SR-Illinois is a sponsor of the

Dartmoor Prison American POW Cemetery Restoration Project

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