John Bell Chapter Current Year (2018 - 2019) Events


Chapter meetings have a social time of 11:30 am and luncheon time of 12 p.m. noon unless otherwise indicated. For the current meeting location in Madison, WI, email the Volunteer Information Specialist at

September 20 - Naturalization ceremony at the Madison Federal Courthouse, Chapter members will give newly sworn-in citizens a small American flag

September 21-22 - WSDAR Fall Workshop 2018, LaCrosse WI,

October 9 - Chapter Meeting, Evening Social: "Native American Healing: Our Story-My Story," presented by UW Hospital Physician Bret Benally Thompson

October 13 - Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters (FWSQ) Closing Events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the building, Portage, WI

October 20 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. WSDAR Day of Service at FWSQ with Potluck Luncheon at Noon, Portage, WI

October 27 - 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m., WSDAR Genealogy Workshop with Debbie Duay, Fitchburg, WI

November 3 - 8:30 p.m., Badger Honor Flight, Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, WI

November 6 - General Election Day (Vote Proudly!)

November 9 - Chapter Meeting: Children of the American Revolution project this year VetsRoll, Inc. start a 4-day trip for WWII veterans and Rosie the Riveters

November 11 - Veteran's Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

November 15 - 5:30 p.m., Junior Membership Dinner and Socializing, Pasqual's, 1344 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI

November 22 - Thanksgiving Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

December 9 - Chapter Meeting: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Holiday Tea at the home of one of our members - please call a member for the location

December 15 - 10 a.m., Wreaths Across American, Forest Hill Cemetery, Soldiers' Rest, Section 35, Madison, WI

December 25 - Christmas Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)


January 1 -
 New Year's Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

January 11 - Chapter Meeting - American History Program: Wisconsin Historical Society Curator Leslie Bellais will present on children's clothing and feature a dress worn by John Bell member Annie Agard's mother, Eleanor Brown, which was used to model a dress for American Girl doll Samanatha

January 13 - 2 p.m., Junior Membership Community Classroom Activity, assemble packages of supplies for local classroom, Location TBD

January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

February 8 - Chapter Meeting - "Poet Mathematicians: 19th Century Women's Contributions to Mathematics," presented by UW-Platteville Professor Elizabeth Holden

February 10 - 1 p.m. Junior Membership Socializing and Painting with Expressively You, Willy St. Co-Op West Community Room, 6825 University Ave., Middleton, WI

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

February 18 - Presidents' Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

February 22 - Washington's Birthday (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

February 23 - SAR/DAR 38th Annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon, Social 11:30 a.m., Luncheon 12 p.m. noon, Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, 1 Main St., Oshkosh, WI

March 9 - Chapter Meeting: "The Stained and Leaded Glass Windows of Old Madison Houses," presented by Madison Historian Ann Waidelich

March 17 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Ice Cream Social, VA Hospital, Madison, WI

April 2 - WI Election Day (Vote Proudly!)

April 13 - 2 p.m., Junior Membership Acts of Kindness, assemble and distribute in downtown Madison, WI, location TBD

April 21 - Easter Sunday (Proudly Fly Your Flag


April 13 - Meeting - Chapter Educational
Good Citizens, Student Essay, and History Teacher Awards Program

April 25-27 - WSDAR 123rd State Conference, Holiday Inn, Steven Point, WI


May 14 - Chapter Evening Meeting - Social 5:30 p.m. and Dinner 6:00 p.m.: Registered Dietian and Certified Diabetes Education Cassie Vanderwall will present on women's nutrition

May 12 - Mother's Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

May 19 - Armed Forces Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

May 25* - Junior Membership Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K Walk/Run, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI (*this date is not confirmed but the race is usually the last Saturday in May)

May 27 Memorial Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!), 9:30 a.m., Madison Veterans Council Memorial Day Rose Ceremony, WI State Capitol, State St. Entrance, Madison, WI

May 29 - Wisconsin's 170th Birthday (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

June 14 - Flag Day (Proudly Fly Your Flag Today!)

July 3 - 5 p.m., American Flag Distribution at Concerts on the Square Patriotic Concert (concert at 7 p.m.), King Street Corner of Capitol Square, Madison, WI

July 4 - Independence Day 
(Proudly Fly Your Flag Today! )

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