Upcoming Events

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade 2018

(posted: November 4, 2018)

It is hard to believe but we are already talking the Christmas holiday events.  Our Family Events Coordinator, Nona Rector has registered us as a unit that will again march this year in the Fredericksburg Christmas parade (December 1 late afternoon).  The parade is a very large event and it was a real blast marching in the historic downtown area in front of thousands of spectators.

We are again creating a "float" which, this year, will be pulled behind our Chapter panel vehicle which will give the local community some insight into our organization.  The parade theme is musically focused and ours will be "Oh Christmas Tree."

Mark your schedule and plan to march with us behind our themed float.  We had a dozen people last year; let's see if we can triple that number this year.  This is a great family event which could become a Chapter family tradition. See the Fredericksburg link for this year's parade
The date for the parade is December 1 and the time is 5:30 PM.  There is a meeting of the parade planning group and our coordinator is attending on November 14.  Additional information will be provided to you about such details as to where we will be meeting to stage as a unit in the parade and in which unit we will march.  Last year, our first, we were staged just in front of a massive area high school marching band just preceding the sleigh for Santa himself.  It was a very prominent part of the parade formation.

Mark your calendar -- Saturday late afternoon (5:30 PM) on December 1 in downtown Fredericksburg.  Plan to participate.

Earth Day and Chapter Outreach  (posted: May 3, 2018)

Greg Raines supported two Earth Day Events again this year.  One was the local event that is held each year in Fredericksburg at Old Mill Park on April 21.  Click on the Google photo album to see a large collection of photos from that event.

On April 26, Greg and Mike Sullivan took our display to Fort A. P. Hill to support their annual event. FtAPHill

Pancake Breakfast a Good Way to Start an Ideal Spring Day  (posted: April 30, 2018)

Saturday, April 28 was a great morning at the Chapter with ideal weather and a large turnout for chapter grounds usage.  We had an archery event and the Order of the Arrow boy scout event, and several boaters angling on the pond. In addition, we had 40+ guests who sat and ate their fill of light/fluffy pancakes and a variety of wood smoked bacon and sausages. Nobody went home hungry as there was plenty of food. Pat Aubert led a discussion focused on gaining a greater participation of Ikes at Chapter events. The feedback gives us a better understanding of how to attract a greater participation of members in events that are not centered on work and toil but enjoying the benefits the Chapter has to offer.
Bacon and sausageServing line

Service line

EXPLORE Bowhunting Instructor Training (posted: April 27, 2018)

At the end of the week of the IWLA National Convention hosted by our Chapter, a separate event will be hosted at the Manahoac Bowman's archery venue on Chapter grounds.  Anyone interested in this valuable training opportunity should register by completing and submitting the registration form.  The linked form has complete details about the training.

2018 Pancake Breakfast  (updated: April 15, 2018)

It’s been a long winter – even Spring has been tough so far!  So why not come to the Chapter for a Pancake Breakfast and welcome Springtime on Saturday, April 28th?   Come and get to know your fellow IKES and visit with old friends.  Find out what’s going on at your Chapter!   Don’t forget to RSVP and bring the children!  Please let us know by April 25 if you will be coming by sending an email to or by giving Pat a call.

Poster for Member Pancake Breakfast

View previous Work Day pictures here