Schedule

Upcoming Meetings

2021

November 13 - November Membership Meeting

The Norfolk Chapter SAR November Membership Meeting will be Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Princess Anne Country Club.
This is an important meeting. The election of officers for the new administration will occur.
Also, it is again time for the annual membership renewals.

Our speaker will be Christopher Pieczynski. His topic will be the “Skirmish at James’s Plantation.” Learn how local militia troops again opposed Benedict Arnold’s army and proved his inability to turn the population in Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties against the Whig government and also showed the passion the Patriot militia had for their cause.

Find attached the Luncheon Reservation Form here (DOCX) . Reservations received after Sept 8th, 2021 cannot be accepted. Return reservation form with payment.
Mail to:
Mike O’Shea, Treasurer
9101 Mace Arch
Norfolk, VA 23503

Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 10:30 AM
Open meeting at 11:00 AM
Lunch begins at 11:10 AM, with meeting resumning after lunch.

October 19 - Order of Founders and Patriots Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying

As many of you may have already heard, the following events associated with this years Yorktown Day celebration have been cancelled or attendance has been limited:

  • Monday evening dinner at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown has been cancelled
  • DAR morning coffee cancelled (this event was by invitation only)
  • Parade has been cancelled
  • Alliance Monument exercise attendance will be by invitation only
  • DAR Reception at the Custom House is cancelled (all checks previously mailed to the Yorktown Day Association for the 10/18 dinner and/or 10/19 DAR reception will be shredded)

The good news is, the Virginia SAR wreath laying at Gov. Thomas Nelson’s grave will be held at 9:15am on 10/19. In addition, a special Order of Founders and Patriots (OFPA) plaque dedication will be held at 2:30pm at Charles Church Cemetery in York County.

We are encouraging all compatriots who had planned to come to Yorktown Day to consider attending the wreath laying at Grace Church, then go for a leisurely lunch close by, followed by a drive to the OFPA plaque dedication.

Attached is the wreath laying form for the ceremony at Gov. Nelson’s grave. All questions/comments concerning this event are to be directed to Gary Hodges at gary.hodges1@verizon.net.

The following is directions and information for the OFPA plaque dedication: Charles Church Cemetery, 919 Yorktown Road, York County, Virginia 23693, is located about 10 miles south of the Riverwalk Restaurant on US 17 to Yorktown Road. If you plan to lay a wreath at this event or have questions/comments, contact Mike Weyler at meweyler@aol.com.

We regret these cancellations/changes have occurred but encourage participation at the two events still scheduled for October 19th.

September 18 - September Membership Meeting

Our Norfolk Chapter SAR September Membership Meeting will be Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Princess Anne Country Club.
We will induct our new members, Glen Butler, Ronald Whitehurst, Patrick Dyer, John Klewicki, Wayne Gustison and Linwood McMahon.

Find attached the Luncheon Reservation Form here (DOCX) . Reservations received after Sept 8th, 2021 cannot be accepted. Return reservation form with payment.
Mail to:
Mike O’Shea, Treasurer
9101 Mace Arch
Norfolk, VA 23503

Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 10:30 AM
Open meeting at 11:00 AM
Lunch begins at 11:10 AM, with meeting resumning after lunch.

September 4 - Battle of the Capes Commemoration [CANCELED]

This is cancelled due to JEBLCFS shifting to HPCON CHARLIE The formal Commemoration of the Battle of the Virginia Capes will start at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Admiral Francois-Joseph-Paul, Comte de Grasse, Marquis of Grasse-Tilly Statue, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA. The ceremony will conclude with the wreath laying

Please see the flier for important information, including how to RSVP: Flyer

May 22 - May Membership Meeting

Our Norfolk Chapter SAR May Membership Meeting will be Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at the Princess Anne Country Club, 3800 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2654.

Our speaker will be Ross H. Schwalm, President of the Col. William Grayson Chapter.

Find attached the Luncheon Reservation Form here (DOCX) . Reservations received after May 12th, 2021 cannot be accepted. Return reservation form with payment. Mail to:

Mike O’Shea, Treasurer
9101 Mace Arch
Norfolk, VA 23503

Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 10:30 AM
Open meeting at 11:00 AM
Lunch begins at 11:10 AM, with meeting resumning after lunch.

Please wear a face mask

March 27 - March Membership Meeting

Our Norfolk Chapter SAR March Membership Meeting will be Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at the Princess Anne Country Club, 3800 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2654.
Find attached the Luncheon Reservation Form here (DOCX) . Reservations received after March 15, 2021 cannot be accepted. Return reservation form with payment.

Mail to:
Mike O’Shea, Treasurer
9101 Mace Arch
Norfolk, VA 23503

Please review the attached minutes here (DOCX) from our November 10th, 2020 meeting which will be presented for approval.

Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 10:30 AM
Open meeting at 11:00 AM
Lunch begins at 11:15 AM, with meeting resumning after lunch.

We will have the pleasure of welcoming new members.
Please wear a face mask

March 16 - Virtual Wreath Laying

Virtual Event due to COVID restrictions

There will be a virtual commemoration of the 270th Anniversary of James Madison’s Birthday on Tuesday, March 16th, at 7pm. There will be a wreath laying ceremony and Color Guard participation. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffry Morrison of the James Madison Foundation. Please RSVP by Friday, March 12th, to Tim Dioquino at timdio@live.com to indicate whether you are presenting a wreath, participating in Color Guard or just viewing the event. All Compatriots are encouraged to attend this special event.

Please see the flyer from the Virginia SAR here:

Virtual Wreath Laying Invitation

2020

December 5 - Battle of Great Bridge Commemoration (virtual)

Virtual Zoom event due to COVID restrictions

The Norfolk Chapter’s 10th Annual National Observance and the Great Bridge DAR’s 120th Annual Commemoration will take place at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 5th. Those who wish to join the online celebration, should contact Kenneth Hawkins at drklhawkins@gmail.com. Please note that the online version being used does not have unlimited capacity.

November 10 - Norfolk Chapter SAR Membership Meeting

Cypress Point Country Club
5340 Club Head Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Note new start time due to new restaurant hours
Social begins at 5:00 PM
Dinner begins at 5:30 PM
Meeting begins at 6:00PM
We will have the pleasure of welcoming new members.
Please wear a face mask

September 16 - Norfolk Chapter SAR Membership Meeting

Cypress Point Country Club
5340 Club Head Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Note new start time due to new restaurant hours
Social begins at 5:00 PM
Dinner and Meeting at 5:30 PM Thomas T. Sasso, Sr. founder of the “Youth Virginia Regiment” will be the speaker.
Please wear a face mask

Our Norfolk Chapter SAR Membership Meeting will be Wednesday September 16th, 2020 at the Cypress Point Country Club, 5340 Club Head Road, Virginia Beach , VA 23455. Due to the new restaurant hours, we will be social gathering at 5:00 P.M., dinner at 5:30 P.M. and meeting at 6:00 P.M. (Wear a face mask.)
It will be good to see all of you again after such a long time. We will have the pleasure of welcoming six new members and two new transfers.

September 5 - Battle of the Virginia Capes - Cancelled due to Govt Restrictions

This event has been cancelled

The Norfolk Chapter of SAR will be commemorating the Battle of the Virginia Capes where, off Cape Henry, the French battled the British fleet ultimately leading to the victory of the Patriots and the formation of their new country.

I would like to invite you to join us in this Commemoration on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Together we will remember our patriots and their fight for independence and those who offered support in the triumph for freedom.
Please see the flyer for “The Battle of the Virginia Capes Commemoration”. It details the time, date, location, and base security information required for all attendees.

May - Cancelled due to COVID-19

March 10 - Norfolk Chapter SAR Membership Meeting

Gus & Georges
4312 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 6:00 PM
Dinner and Meeting at 7:00 PM

For more information please see the flyer.

January 21 - Norfolk Chapter SAR Annual Meeting

Norfolk Yacht and Country Club 7001 Hampton Blvd Norfolk, VA

  • 6 pm Social Gathering
  • 6:45 pm Meeting Cost: $45.00 per person plus cash bar Reservations are Required and obligates payment

RSVP to Edward Douglas NLT 15 January, 2020 with entrée selection:

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

Charbroiled, with Demi-Glace and Mushroom Cap, Garden Salad, Steamed Vegetable Medley, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie with Whipped Cream, Tea and Coffee

Norwegian Salmon Filet

Chargrilled, Served with Dill Hollandaise Sauce, Garden Salad, Green Beans Amandine, Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Pecans, Apple Pie with Whipped Cream, Tea and Coffee

Our Guest Speaker will be VASSAR 1st Vice President. Bill Schwetke. He will also induct our new Board members.

Dress will be formal, either tuxedo or suit.

RSVP to either (757) 490-3819 or ed0236@verizon.net We look forward to seeing you there!

2019

December 7 - NSSAR Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge

Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Park 1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320

For full invitation, please see the flyer.

The formal NSSAR Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge will start at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 07, 2019, in Great Bridge Battlefield Park, Chesapeake, VA. Christopher Pieczynski will be the guest speaker. The ceremony will include the 66th annual wreath laying led by Great Bridge Chapter N.S.D.A.R. The formal ceremonies will conclude by noon.

Norfolk Chapter SAR will host a luncheon immediately after the ceremony at Y’not Italian Restaurant (located at 1225 Cedar Rd.). Food and drink will be “Dutch treat.” We are planning on at least 50 attending. There will be no speaker but it will be a time of good fellowship.

September 21 - Graving Marking Ceremony

Cedar Grove Cemetary
405 Fort Lane
Portsmouth, VA

Ceremony begins at 10:00AM.

You are cordially invited to attend the Norfolk Chapter Virginia Society SAR’s grave-marking ceremony for seven Revolutionary War Patriots in cooperation with the Portsmouth Cedar Grove Cemetery Foundation.
RSVP to drklhawkins@gmail.com or 757-763-8361 no later than 1 September if you wish to be included in the program.

September 10 - September Membership Dinner Meeting

Join us for guest speaker LIndsey Jones, who’s topic will be American Heroes - Pitchers and Snuff Boxes.

Gus & Georges
4312 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

September 7 - Commemoration of the Battle of the Capes

The speaker for this event will be Past President Maury Weeks.

Admiral de Grasse Statue
Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA

Ceremony begins at 11:00AM.
Please RSVP by August 23rd.
Details on how to gain Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story/Little Creek access and how to RSVP are in the invitation.

August 17 & 18 - Nansemond Pow Wow

31st Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow (Event Flyer)
Mattanock Town
1001 Pembroke Lane
Suffolk, VA

The event starts at noon on both days.

August 13 - Board of Managers Meeting

Gus & Georges
4312 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Meeting begins at 6:30PM.

May 14 - Membership Dinner Meeting

Gus & Georges
4312 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Dean Burgess, Historian for Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Va. The topic for his program will be “The Revolutionary War in the City of Portsmouth”.

March 19 - Youth Recognition and Membership Dinner Meeting

Gus & Georges
4312 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Social begins at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

January 22 - Annual Membership Dinner Meeting

Westminster Canterbury
3199 Shore Dr
Va. Beach, Va 23451

Social begins at 6 PM. Dinner begins at 7 PM Cost of Dinner is $45.00 (Wine at Social is free). Dress is Tuxedo, uniforms, suits and coat and tie.