The Roof Top Reception celebrating the 240th anniversary of the American Victory at Yorktown and the major contributions to its success by France and French Heroes of the Revolution was held at the prestigious University Club of Washington, DC on October 21, 2021.
The University Club is one of the nation’s truly historic membership organizations. While the founders include President William Howard Taft and Chief Justice of the United States Melville Fuller, they were part of a larger group of political, business, and civic leaders who shared a common bond. Today’s members are an impressive Who’s Who of leaders sharing a sense of family. They are bonded by their intellectual, athletic, and cultural pursuits, evident in the restaurants, on the courts and in the wide range of cultural and social events taking place throughout the Club each and every day.
During the reception attended by more than 60 guests, Scott William de Vecchio received the oath of membership into SAR. Scott is a 6th great grandson of Timothy Haskell, who served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Massachusetts Militia under Captain Samuel Briggs in Col. Sprout’s Regiment. His sponsors were DCSAR President Joel Hinzman and DCSAR Secretary Paul Hays.
Our next event will be the DCSAR Holiday Dinner on December 9, 2021 at the Capitol Hill Club.