The chapter was chartered in 1985. The chapters first President was Carl T. Chilcott. The chapter covers southern Front Range Colorado to Pueblo. The Pikes Peak Chapter has a very active Color Guard dressed in Revolutionary period dress and firearms and marches in several parades a year. The chapter annually presents to the Fire Dept and Police Dept. Medals of Commendation for public service, Flag Display Certificates and Certificates of Appreciation for Patriotic Service to the community.
Portrait Presentation at Cheyenne Mountain H.S. with John Luedecke on left, Student Body President center and Dave Wallace on the right as George Washington.
President Dick Marsh at the September 2012 meeting of the El Paso County Commissioners. Dick and the Ladies of the local DAR chapter were presented copies of the Proclamation proclaming September 17th as Constitution Day in El Paso County. We now have 4 Proclamations. From Fremont, Pueblo, and El Paso Counties as well as from the Governor.
Front Row: Left to right
Mary Daley, Regent of Cheyenne Mountain DAR Chapter; Amy Lathen, Commissioner District 1, Chairman; Sallie Clark, Commissioner District 3, Vice Chairman; Dick Marsh, President of Pikes Peak SAR Chapter; Karen Penley, Vice Regent of Zebulon Pike DAR Chapter; Penny Fischer, Regent of Zebulon Pike DAR Chapter; Heidi Baird, Adult Leader of the Pikes Peak CAR Chapter.
Back Row: Left to right:
Denis Hisey, Commissioner District 4; Rebekah Leone, Historian, Zebulon Pike DAR Chapter; Daryl Glenn, Commissioner District 1; Peggy Littleton, Commissioner District 5
2012 Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade
With the Mile High Fife and Drum Corps, Dave Wallace as George Washington,Scout Troop 53 and members of the COSSAR Color Guard
2014 Chapter Meetings and Events
18 January, 2014.... Annual Meeting (Election and Installation of Officers, Annual reports) Location: The ABBEY Events Center, Canon City
8 February, 2014 ...COSSAR Annual Meeting (Election and installation of, Officers, annual reports) Location: Hilton Garden Inn at the Denver Tech Center, 7675 E. Union Ave.
15 March, 2014....... Regular Chapter Business Meeting, Officers reports committee reports, Budget approval Location: Maggie May’s, 2405 E. Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 719-475-1623 Order off the Menu
19 April, 2014......... Patriot and Founders Day Chapter Meeting Location: Adams Ribs, 311 S Joe Martinez Blvd. Pueblo West, CO 81007 719-647- 0003 Order off the menu. Guest Speaker: David Mann on the march of Washington's Continental's from New York to Yorktown over the W3R Trail
17 May, 2014.......... Regular Chapter Business Meeting. Officer reports, Committee reports Location: Bambino’s Italian Eatery, 2849 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-630-8121 Noon buffet may also order from the menu.
13 Sept. 2014......... Constitution Day Banquet, Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-576-8900 6:00PM Open Bar. 7:00 PM Meal. Guest Speaker: TBD
18 October, 2014.... Regular Chapter Business Meeting. Nominations for 2015 Location: Bambino’s Italian Eatery, 2849 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-630-8121
15 Nov. 2014...........Regular Chapter Business Meeting (final awards and selection for Bill of Rights Luncheon) (Selection of Nominating Committee) Location: Bambino’s Italian Eatery, 2849 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-630-8121 Noon buffet may also order from the menu.
13 Dec.2014............ Bill of Rights Luncheon (Presentation of awards) (Authorization of Ballot for Elections)* Location Will be the Elegante Hotel Colorado Springs
17 Jan. 2015......... Annual Meeting (Election and installation of Officers, Annual Reports)* Location TBD
Note * Guest Speaker
Awards:......Richard Hoskinson, Richrad Riepe
Budget:.............. Larry Cox and John Ludecke
By-laws & Constitution: ...John Luedecke, chairman, David T. Mann,
Color Guard: ........David T. Mann, Liaison with Sate Color Guard
DAR Liaison: ........L. Eugene Cheney, Matthew Bowdish
CAR Liaison: ........L. Eugene Cheney. Matthew Bowdish
Eagle Scout:.......... Gregg Graham
Education: ............Dick Marsh
Membership: ........Matthew Bowdish
Nominating: ...........John Luedecke
JRROTC/ROTC: (Please contact Compatriot John Luedecke, State Chairman, if you wish to volunteer to present the awards)
Colorado Springs Army:
Colorado Springs Navy: Dick Marsh
Colorado Springs Air Force:
Pueblo City: Larry Cox and Richard Riepe
Pueblo County(less Pueblo West) Larry Cox and Richard Riepe
Pueblo West: David T. Mann
Canon City: Ken Gordon
Constitution day Banquet: Chairman Dick Marsh, Vice-Chairman, Matthew Von Hobe, Richard Riepe,
George Washington Picture Project: Chairman (To be annouinced) Please contact David Mann at 719-547-8780 if you wish to be a School
District 11-Colorado Springs:
District 20-Colorado Springs: Dick Marsh
District 12 -Colorado Springs
District- Pueblo WestDavid T Mann
District- Canon City
Program: Dick Marsh, Matthew Von Hobe
Ben Franklin Table:
Chapter Contact David T. Mann 1887 West Escalante Ct. Pueblo West, CO 81007-3265 Phone: 719-547-8780