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    First Time Congress Attendees

    127th Annual SAR Congress

    An SAR Congress is full of excitement: everything seems new yet there are plenty of traditions. This is a brief overview to aid any First Time Attendees and give a better understanding of what will occur during the annual Congress.

    To register for the upcoming 127th Congress in Knoxville, Tennessee, please click on the Registration tab.

    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

     MenLadiesSpecial
    ToursComfortable Clothes - walking involvedComfortable Clothes - walking involved 
    Host ReceptionDaytime dress, Polo Shirt and slacksDaytime dress, Slacks or capris 
    Color Guard BreakfastUniform or blazer and tieColonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit 
    Memorial ServiceUniform or blazer and tieColonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit 
    First Lady’s teaN/AColonial Dress or Daytime dress, pants suit or suit (Hats Optional) 
    Rumbaugh Orations FinalsDaytime dress, Polo Shirt and slacksDaytime dress, Slacks or capris 
    General SessionCoat and TieDaytime dress, pants suit or suit 
    Youth LuncheonCoat and TieDaytime dress, pants suit or suit 
    Minuteman/ Awards NightCoat and TieDaytime dress, Pants suit or suitMinutemen white dinner jacket, black tie.

    New inductees
    do not wear any insignia.
    Breakfasts/George Washington Fellows & VPGs LuncheonCoat and TieDaytime dress, Pants suit or suit 
    General SessionCoat and TieDaytime dress, Pants suit or suit 
    Ladies LuncheonN/ADaytime dress, Pants suit or suit (Hats optional) 
    President General’s BanquetBlack or white dinner jacket with decorations or Continental UniformColonial Period Attire or Long Formal Gowns 
    General SessionCoat and TieDaytime dress, Pants suit or suit 
    ToursComfortable Clothes- walking involvedComfortable Clothes- walking involved 
    Installation BanquetTails, white dinner jacket with decorations, Black Tuxedo or Continental UniformColonial Period Attire or Long Formal GownsFPGs, 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 Knoxville. We are glad you are coming!

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