Attending a SAR Congress is very exciting: everything seems new yet steeped in tradition. This is a brief overview to aid any First Time Attendees and give a better understanding of what will occur during the annual Congress.

DELEGATES

If you are a delegate, ensure you are listed on your State-level Society’s credential sheet and have paid the registration fee. Without paying the registration fee, you cannot be a delegate.

ORIENTATION

Once you get to the hotel and have checked in, head to the SAR registration desk to pick up your information packet. Next, delegates should proceed to the credentials area to be verified as a delegate. After that, familiarize yourself with the basic layout of the meeting rooms, find out in which areas the general session, awards night, banquets, etc. will be held. Maps of the hotel and meeting schedules will be listed in the Congress program found in the packet you received at the SAR registration desk.

There will be a message board with any announcements, updates regarding committee meetings, etc. at the registration desk.

Make plans to attend the “New Attendees Orientation” scheduled for Sunday morning. It is opportunity to hear what is happening during the Congress sessions and also a chance to ask any questions you may still have. Several of the national-level officers usually attend and introduce themselves, along with many of the national SAR staff members.

ATTIRE

Men Ladies Special
Tours Comfortable Clothes – walking involved Comfortable Clothes – walking involved
Host Reception Daytime dress, Polo Shirt and slacks Daytime dress, Slacks or capris
Color Guard Breakfast Uniform or blazer and tie Colonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit
Memorial Service Uniform or blazer and tie Colonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit
First Lady’s tea N/A Colonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit (Hats Optional)
Rumbaugh Orations Finals Daytime dress, Polo Shirt and slacks Daytime dress, Slacks or capris
General Session Coat and Tie Daytime dress, pants suit or suit
Youth Luncheon Coat and Tie Daytime dress, pants suit or suit
Minuteman/ Awards Night Coat and Tie Daytime dress, Pants suit or suit Minutemen white dinner jacket, black tie.
New inductees
 do not wear any insignia.
Breakfasts/George Washington Fellows & VPGs Luncheon Coat and Tie Daytime dress, Pants suit or suit
General Session Coat and Tie Daytime dress, Pants suit or suit
Ladies Luncheon N/A Daytime dress, Pants suit or suit (Hats optional)
President General’s Banquet Black or white dinner jacket with decorations or Continental Uniform Colonial Period Attire or Long Formal Gowns
General Session Coat and Tie Daytime dress, Pants suit or suit
Tours Comfortable Clothes- walking involved Comfortable Clothes- walking involved
Installation Banquet Tails, white dinner jacket with decorations, Black Tuxedo or Continental Uniform Colonial Period Attire or Long Formal Gowns FPGs, Newly elected General Officers, and newly elected VPGs wear Full Dress, White tie/gloves/tails

KEY EVENTS

Those events included in your registration:

Host Reception – Saturday evening Rumbaugh Orations – Sunday
Memorial Service – Sunday First Lady’s Tea – Sunday
**General Sessions (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) Youth Luncheon – Monday
Awards – Monday President General’s Banquet – Tuesday
Installation Banquet – Wednesday

OPTIONAL EVENTS

Color Guard Breakfast – Sunday Council of State President’s Breakfast – Monday
Select District Breakfasts – Tuesday

North/Middle Atlantic States InterMountain-Rocky Mountain-Western-Pacific
Southern South Central
South Atlantic Ladies Luncheon – Tuesday
VPG/George Washington Fellows Luncheon – Tuesday SAR 1000 Breakfast – Wednesday

 

Welcome!
Have fun meeting fellow SAR members from around the country and enjoy your time in Richmond. We are glad you are coming!