Western Reserve Society
Sons of the American Revolution

America's Largest and Oldest Local Chapter

Events & RSVPs


The WRSSAR holds regular events throughout the year. These events are open to members, their families, friends and the community at large. We endeavor to make these events both fun and educational. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have ideas for future events, please do send them to us: wrssar.communications@gmail.com

  • RSVPs are required for all events. We accept online payments at the time of your reservation or you can pay at the door (cash, check or credit card). While we would prefer non-members to pay in advance, that is not a requirement.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing or by phone, at least, 72 hours ahead of time.

Online RSVP Service

You can RSVP (no payment required) or Pre-Pay for any event by clicking the appropriate box below. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Please note: Due to venue policies, if you RSVP and do not pre-pay, but then fail to attend the event, we will need you to reimburse us the full cost of your ticket since the venue will charge us for your meal whether you attend or not.

Event Calendar

(Rescheduled) Gala @ the Shoreby Club – Covid Revised Event (see notes)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
(Rescheduled) Gala @ the Shoreby Club – Covid Revised Event (see notes)

UPDATE:  6/24/2020
From the President of the WRSSAR:

Due to Covid, we have had to change our original plans for the Fundraiser Gala at the Shoreby Club.  The committee is still working on final revisions. But, at this point, we do want to hold the event for those who are interested in attending but it will not feature any speakers, special guests or entertainment. It will be a smaller gathering (max 30 attendees) who will enjoy a beautiful early fall evening at the club overlooking Lake Erie.

We will post more information as it is available.  We are still setting the price and working out some final details.  But, remember, it will be 1st come, 1st served so if you are interested (at any price), please let us know.

We will update this site as soon as we have more info.

ORIGINAL POST BELOW – not all still applicable



            On XXX (5:30pm – 8:30pm), we will be holding a first ever event at the beautiful and exclusive Shoreby Club Mansion in Bratenahl on the shores of Lake Erie.  The theme of the early evening event is to honor the World War II service of Marine corpsman and Silver Star recipient Emory Crowder, a friend of the Western Reserve and a member of the “Greatest Generation.”  Dr. Edward Horvath, former Chief Medical Officer, US Forces Iraq, will introduce Emory and both will offer some brief remarks.

In keeping with the event’s theme, LIVE period music (big band) will be offered.  A silent auction is also anticipated.  The timing of the affair is set to conclude prior to nightfall.

Tickets are $125.00 a person, which includes valet parking, non-alcoholic drinks, and a sit down dinner (cash bar also offered).  Patron tickets at $250.00 are also available.  For more information, please email wrssar.communications@gmail.com  There is a maximum of 70 tickets so buy your tickets early!

FOOD NOTES:  For the entree, we are serving chicken. If you have a food restriction (Gluten-free, Vegetarian), please contact us via email or phone to let us know:  wrssar.communications@gmail.com  or 216-357-1646. 

Please join the Western Reserve at the Shoreby Club on XXX to honor Emory and the Greatest Generation, together with supporting the Western Reserve’s historical and educational efforts.

2020 Quarter 3 Board Meeting
Oct 6 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Quarter 3 Board Meeting at the Union Club of Cleveland

(not canceled) Annual SAR / DAR Veterans Day Luncheon @ 100th Bomb Group Restaurant
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

COVID update:  as of 5/26/20, this event has NOT been canceled.  Check back regularly.

Please JOIN US for our annual SAR / DAR Veterans Day Luncheon to honor all of those who have served.

Where:  The 100th Bomb Group Restaurant
When:  Thursday, November 12th, 2020 starting at 12 noon (Color Guard enters at noon).
Cost:  $35 per person

Speaker and event details:  TBA closer to the event


2020 Quarter 4 Board Meeting
Dec 1 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Quarter 4 Board Meeting at the Union Club of Cleveland

(not canceled) Annual Meeting and Family Christmas (Holiday) Party @ 100th Bomb Group Restaurant
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

COVID update:  As of 5/26/20, this event has not been canceled.

Join us for an Annual Meeting and Holiday Party at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant.

When:  530pm  Christmas music, warm cider and social hour
6pm:  Color Guard Enters – Annual Meeting begins
6:20pm:  Presentation of the Highest Honor: The Archibald Willard Award
6:30pm:  Short sing a long
6:35pm:  Buffet Dinner
Events, activities or speaker TBA closer to event

ACTIVITY for the evening:

This year, following the meeting and buffet dinner, we will all ACTIVELY ASSEMBLE care packages for the troops.  We are working with a non-profit that will tell us how many soldiers to prepare packages for.  We will assemble the care packages and write letters to the troops.