.* Chapter Awards Meeting, Saturday 23 Nov, 11:00 am, Ducard Vineyards, Syria, VA. 40 Gibson Hollow Ln.
* 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge, Saturday, 7 Dec, 11:00 am, Chesapeake, VA.
* Wreaths Across America, Saturday, 14 Dec, 12:00, Culpeper National Cemetery.
* DAR/SAR Christmas Party, Monday, 16 Dec, 4:00pm, Barking Rose Brewery, 9057 Old Culpeper Rd, Warrenton, V.
* A Patriot's Colonial Christmas Dinner, Thursday, 19 Dec, 6:00pm, Wayside Inn, Middletown, VA.
* Crossing of the Dan Saturday, 15 Feb 10:00am, The Prizery, South Boston, VA.
***** Compatriots - the problems with the hotel reservations at the Richmond Marriott have been resolved, at least for the moment, and as of September 28th you can make a reservation for the full block at:
You may also call 800-535-4028 and when you talk to a real person it might be helpful to let them know that our block of rooms is on the "Pass Key" system.
Rooms are available for checking in on 11 Jul and checking out on 17 Jul, or any subset of those dates (as of 8:30am 18 Nov 2019).
What Days Might You Want to be There?
Friday, Jul 10 - Most attendees check in & register
Saturday, Jul 11 - Main Tours & Host Reception
Sunday, Jul 12 - Color Guard Breakfast (All VA Color Guardsmen strongly encouraged), Memorial Service, First Lady's Tea
Monday, July 13, - Opening Session, Youth Awards Luncheon, Recognition Night
Tuesday, Jul 14 - District Breakfast (VA compatriots strongly encouraged), General Session (cont.), PG's Banquet
Wednesday, Jul 15 - General Session, Afternoon Tours, Elections, Installation Banquet
Virginia Volunteers may sign up for individual events without registering for the entire Congress.
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11 Nov 2019 Culpeper, VA
Veterans Day was celebrated at Culpeper National Cemetery today with a crowd of about two hundred in attendance. CMM member Keith Price was the keynote speaker and CMM President Tom Hamill presented the chapter wreath. CMM Color Guard Commander led the five man Color Guard. The Color Guard consisted of Commander Michael Dennis, Vern Eubanks from the Fairfax Resolves Chapter, Tom Hamill, Charles Jameson, and Bill Schwetke.
11 Nov 2019 Fort Worth, TX
CMM member Doug Schwetke participated in the Color Guard on a trailer for the Forth Worth, TX Veterans Day Parade. The Color Guard and DAR ladies braved temperatures plunging to 25° with winds gusting to 50mph.
9 Nov 2019 Alexandria, VA
This Saturday evening the Virginia Society honored retired Army General Gordon R. Sullivan with the SAR Gold Good Citizenship Medal.
The Culpeper Minutemen Chapter was represented by Bill Schwetke and dual members Pat Kelly and Jeff Thomas.
9 Nov 2019 Purcellville, VA
The Colonel James Wood II Chapter marked the grave of Patriot Ezekiel Potts this Saturday in Purcellville, VA. Vice President Charles Jameson led the Culpeper Minutemen participation and presented the chapter wreath. Four CMM members participated, all marching in the Color Guard, Charles Jameson, Michael Dennis, and dual members Dale Corey and Marc Robinson.
9 Nov 2019 King George, VA
Today Bill & Cat Schwetke traveled to King George, VA, to present "The Origins of the SAR/DAR/C.A.R. " talk to the Leedstown Resolutions Chapter of the DAR in King George, VA. Fifteen DAR daughters attended the presentation.
8 Nov 2019 Warsaw, VA
At Warsaw, VA, this Friday, CMM Past President Bill Schwetke made a Power Point presentation on the 2020 Congress in Richmond to the James Monroe Chapter. This chapter is already providing volunteers to help with the Congress and Bill made the plea for even more.
8 Nov 2019 Warsaw, VA
It was a cold and blustery day in Warsaw, VA on Friday, when the James Monroe Chapter markde the grave of Captain Peter Northern of the Continental Line. Past CMM President Bill Schwetke represented both the Virginia Society and the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter, presenting wreaths for both at the ceremony. Dual member Pat Kelly also participated in the ceremony.
2 Nov 2019 Warrenton, VA
On Saturday, November 2nd, the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter and the Fauquier Court House Chapter, DAR, co-hosted a Genealogy Workshop for the public at Warrenton Presbyterian Church. The workshop featured nine presentations on various genealogy topics, including a lunch time presentation by our keynote speaker, former NSSAR Foundation President and former President General Joseph W. Dooley. Breakfast and lunch were also included in the workshop, which was free to the public.
Nine sessions were offered including:
No Vital Records? What Now?
Researching the Internet
African American Resources & Research
Who were the Parents of Elizabeth Terhune?
Daughters of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution
DNA - Interpreting Your Results
Organizing Your Research
Culpeper Minutemen Chapter volunteers included President Tom Hamill, Vice President Charles Jameson, Ric Jenkins, and Bill Schwetke. Tom Hamill and Bill Schwetke also presented three of the nine lectures.
During the lunch break, the Culpeper Minutemen made a special presentation of the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to Deputy Chris Corbin of the Fauquier Sheriff's Department for his service to the community above and beyond his service in law enforcement.
Also during the lunch break raffle tickets were drawn for prizes from our sponsors, with several happy winners. Many thanks to our sponsors.
The next Genealogy Workshop will be Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 in Warrenton. We are working on having a nationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in Virginia Genealogy - more details as they become available.
26 Oct 2019 Rixeyville, VA
Eleven members and twenty guests, including three DAR ladies, attended our annual Community Awards Meeting at Little Fork Church in Rixeyville today. The highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the community awards, as follows:
Bronze Good Citizenship Medal
Hank Milans III
Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
DFC Creston Irby
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
Fire Safety Commendation Medal
Lt. Matthew Shields
Fauquier Deptartment of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management
Medal for Heroism
Officer John Minor
Culpeper Police Department
As a special surprise, Deputy Creston Irby's mother, Judge Jeanette Irby, Honorary Regent of the Fauquier Court House Chapter, DAR, presented him with a completed SAR Application, which he promptly signed and submitted for approval.
Also of great importance in this meeting was the induction of new member Rich LePage. Rich's 5xGreat Grandfather was John Shine a private in the North Carolina Militia. Virginia SAR 1st Vice President Bill Schwetke conducted the ineduction with assistance from Rich's sponsor, President Tom Hamill, and Rich's wife, Sandy.
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