Join the Society of Colonial Wars in Illinois

Any male person eighteen years of age or older, of good moral character and reputation, shall be eligible to membership in the Society of Colonial Wars, provided he is lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor:

 

1. Who served as a military or naval officer, or as a soldier, sailor, or marine, or as a privateersman, under authority of any of the Colonies which afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain which participated with those of the said Colonies in any wars in which the said Colonies were engaged, or in which they enrolled men, during the period from the settlement of Jamestown, May 13, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775; or

2. Who held office in any of the Colonies between the dates above mentioned, as:
(a) Director General, Vice Director General, or member of the Council, or Legislative body, in the Colony of the New Netherland;
(b) Governor, Lieutenant or Deputy Governor, Lord Proprietor, member of the King’s or Governor’s Council, or of the Legislative body, in the Colony of New York, the Jerseys, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware;
(c) Lord Proprietor, Governor, Deputy Governor, or member of the Council, or of the Legislative body, in Maryland, the Carolinas, or Georgia;
(d) Governor, Deputy Governor, Governor’s Assistant, or Commissioner to the United Colonies of New England, or member of the Council, body of Assistants, or Legislative body, in any of the New England colonies; or
(e) Justice, Judge, Justice of the Peace, or other judicial officer.

 
Preliminary Application: $85.
Application Fee and Genealogist Review: $250.
Annual Dues: $150.
 
Application Procedures
Preliminary Application
 
For further information contact: Registrar William M. Fox at williammichaelfox@gmail.com

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

The Newberry Library – Colonial History Lecture Series
Mark A. Peterson, Professor of History at Yale University, “The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865”
10am- Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Casino – “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: D. Brenton Simons, CEO, The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
$175.pp

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Indian Hill Club
A Colonial Dames event to which The Colonial Warriors are invited.
10:30 am Reception followed by 11:30 am Program followed by Brunch at 12:30 pm.
Speaker: Liz Garibay, Executive Director of the Brewseum whose topic will be “Beer! Chicago’s Fight for Lager”.

Thursday, February 6th - Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The 110th General Council.
The Florida State Society Annual Dinner Dance at The Everglades Club.
White tie
All Warriors are invited and encouraged to attend
followed by Brunch on Saturday at the Bath & Tennis Club.
Palm Beach has incorporated the National "General Council" into their existing "PB Weekend" - so everyone is encouraged to attend!

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Racquet Club of Chicago - Annual Membership Event
5 pm / Quarterly Council Meeting
6 pm – 7:30 pm drinks & hors d’oeuvres followed by optional dinner.
Intended for full membership to meet our New Members, Provisionals and Candidates.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Forward any names and addresses of appropriate male guests (encouraged) who you would consider sponsoring to join our Society to our Membership Chairman to be added to our Candidate list during the months of Oct./Nov./Dec.
$50 cocktails & hors d’oeuvres only
$150 for cocktails & dinner

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon-Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join for program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker:TBD

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah, will speak about the Boston Massacre.
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Sunday, May 3th, 2020

Shoreacres - “Summer Court”
A Colonial Warriors Event to which The Colonial Dames are invited.
10:30 am Brief Council Meeting for all members
11:30 am Reception with wine, bellinis and Bloody Marys. Bagpiper and procession
12:30 pm – lunch followed by program.
$105.pp inclusive.
Jacket & Tie.
Speaker TBD

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The Chicago Yacht Club – Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon – Lunch with Program ending at 1:00 pm.
Optional parking at the club available for $12 per car paid in advance with reservation.
Guests are encouraged to join program & Lunch at Noon.
Jacket & Tie
$46.pp
Speaker TBD

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The Chicago Club - "Welcome Dinner" honoring out of town guests
6pm -Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres on the terrace, followed by dinner at 7pm in Room #503
Jacket & Tie required,
$200.pp inclusive.
The Chicago Club is located at 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Onwentsia Club Annual Summer Dinner Dance co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames.
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the terrace
7:30 Dinner in the Living Room with music and dancing.
Jacket & Tie Required.
$175pp

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon - Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker: TBD

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Kathleen Duval, University of North Carolina will be speaking. (Topic has not been finalized)
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Casino - “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: TBD
$175.pp

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The 43rd General Assembly June 9th - 12th 2022 - Chicago