Chapters

PROMOTING & PRESERVING OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE

& CHANGING THE WORLD IN A CIVILIZED MANNER

There are five Chapters in the Colorado Society Son's of the American Revolution. These are organized geographically to cover the state. COSSAR Members may be At Large members or belong to a Chapter of their choosing. Below are the five chapters, click on each to learn more:​

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Castle Rock covers the south-east Denver Metro area - south Aurora, east Greenwood Village, Lonetree, east Centennial, Parker, Castle Pines, and Castle Rock.

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Longs Peak covers the Northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from the northern border of Colorado with Wyoming to the northern part of the Metro Denver area.

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Pikes Peak covers the Southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from North of Colorado Springs to the southern border of Colorado with New Mexico.

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Mount Evans covers the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from the northern part of the Metro Denver area to the south of Castle Rock.

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Grand Mesa covers the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains from the northern broader of Colorado with Wyoming to the Southern border of Colorado with New Mexico.

We work closely with our communities to keep alive the

Patriotic ideals for our ancestors who fought and died in the American Revolution.

Castle Rock Chapter

 

The Castle Rock Chapter, Chartered 6 October 2018, covers the south-east Denver Metro area - south Aurora, east Greenwood Village, Lonetree, east Centennial, Parker, Castle Pines, and Castle Rock.

2021 Officers

 

President...................... Ray Walker

Vice President..............Peter Lubbers

Secretary......................John Savage

Treasurer.....................Roland Rexroth

Registrar......................Wayne Snodgrass

Chancellor...................Ray Walker

Historian.....................Don Shattuck

Chaplain.....................John Wilson

 

Chapter Contact

Ray Walker:  jaywalker66 @hotmail.com

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Chapter President Ray Walker

Who we are and What we do

Our past events and what's coming up

Steps to Become a Member

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Longs Peak Chapter

 

On behalf of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Colorado Society of the  Sons of the American Revolution, thank you for visiting our page.

Our chapter was chartered on October 8th, 1995, and since then has grown to nearly 100 members. We meet monthly and are an active and dynamic membership - hosting a range of historical and genealogical speakers across topics including contemporary interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, discussion of significant cultural and historical events tied to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the 20th Century, Native American history, Westward Expansion, and regularly recognize the contributions made by our veterans.

 

Geographically, we represent Colorado from the Denver Metro Area north to the Wyoming border, and incorporate activities with other historical and genealogical societies including the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR).

 

Our community outreach involves school districts, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Veterans Administration (VA), ROTC/JROTC programs, and local patriotic events such as Veterans Day and Independence Day parades and festivals. And we host a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience called Patriot’s Chest, which introduces local middle-schoolers and others to what it was like for Continental Army and State Militia volunteers who were directly involved in the U.S. War for Independence.

 

If you, a family member, or neighbor are interested in U.S. History or becoming prospective member, please join us at our chapter meetings to learn more about our society, chapter, and membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. Those attending display an ardent desire to promote patriotism, education, civic participation, and genealogy.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Longs Peak Chapter of COSSAR, please contact any of our officers. They stand ready to assist you in getting involved or in becoming a member of our organization.

 

Patriotically Mark Heisten, President, Longs Peak Chapter.

2021 Chapter Officers and Contacts

 

President:                    Mark Heisten - heistenmark@gmail.com

Vice President:            Jason Deselms

Recording Secretary:  Delbert Ritchhart - dritch37@gmail.com

Treasurer:                     Richard Doty - rdotycpa@gmail.com

Chaplain:                     Lou DaHarb

Registrar:                     Denny Hopper - dhopper@q.com

Historian:                     Robert Coleman - robertcoleman2977@outlook.com

Boy Scouts of America Chair: TBD

Awards:                        George Smith - sarguy01@gmail.com

Programs/Events:        TBD

ROTC/JROTC:             TBD

 

Chapter Contact/General Inquiries:

George Smith, sarguy01@gmail.com, 303-880-1253

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Pikes Peak Chapter

 

Compatriots,

I appreciate the confidence placed in me to serve as President, Pikes Peak Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. My vision is for a dynamic chapter with a culture that fosters member participation, new member interest, and public recognition for our community contributions. I will do my best to continue the success of our Chapter moving forward into 2020. with your help we can make this happen. - Rick Prescott

Pikes Peak Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, supports the Wreaths Across America Program. Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national organization whose mission is to remember and honor our Veterans and teach the younger generation about the value of freedom and the sacrifices made by our Veterans.

 

This year on December 12th , an International program will be conducted at National Cemeteries and affiliated locations in all 50 States, at sea and abroad. Wreaths are placed on Veteran’s graves to honor their service and sacrifices to our Nation. Our Chapter supports WAA as a fund-raising group. For every $15.00 of wreath sponsorship, our Chapter will receive $5.00 back. Funds raised by our efforts will support our Mission of honoring Veterans and the Military, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and Outstanding Youth in the community. To make an on-line donation through our Chapter, use the following link: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CO0143P The link will take you directly to our page, from which you can learn more about the programs and sponsor Wreaths. Deadline for purchasing the wreaths is December 02, 2020. Please consider sponsoring Wreaths to honor our Veterans. Spread the word to family and friends as well and encourage them to use our page as a means of sponsorship. Patriotically, Rick Prescott. President, PPCSAR

2021 Elected Officers:


President..........................Rick Prescott
Vice President..................Terrence Moore
Recording Secretary.........Richard Riepe, Riepe88@Comcast.net
Treasurer ........................James Brown
Registrar..........................Emory Neal

Chancellor........................L.E."Gene" Cheney

Chaplain...........................Thomas Foley

Historian..........................Dave Niedringhaus
 

Chapter Contact:

David Mann - dtmann@q.com 

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Chapter President Rick Prescott

Goals

 

  • Enhance programs to increase membership applications and participation 

  • Chapter publicity program & Guest attendance at Chapter functions

  • Continue to enhance Chapter funding & Actively seek funding contributions from members

  • Sustain Ben Franklin Table Anchor Items and fundraising

  • Expand corporate sponsorship options

  • Sustain Veteran’s Outreach Program

  • Sustain DAR/CAR liaison and activity via Chapter liaison

  • Expand and enhance family communication and involvement

We work closely with our communities to keep alive the

Patriotic ideals for our ancestors who fought and died in the American Revolution.

 

Mount Evans Chapter

The Colorado Society of the SAR saw its first meeting on July 4, 1896 in Denver, near present day 16th and California Streets. The Mt. Evans Chapter, covering the Denver metro area and Central Front Range of Colorado specifically, was chartered on July 27, 1985. Currently, the Chapter numbers approximately 120 living descendants of the Colonial Militiamen, Continental Line Soldiers and Patriots who founded the United States of America.

With an annual meeting in January, we also meet near April 19 to recognize Patriots Day, near September 17 to commemorate the Constitution and near December 15 to celebrate the Bill of Rights.  Chapter programs are dedicated to the encouragement of patriotism, education of our youth and sustaining the vision of our Patriot ancestors.  Recognizing the importance of our area youth, we support and maintain an active educational role in Front Range Schools through the Patriot Chest program, while joining COSSAR efforts to honor outstanding ROTC Cadets, JROTC Cadets and Eagle Scouts.  We encourage both Adult, as well as Youth Registrations for male family members under the age of 18. 

Members of the Chapter were instrumental in originating the idea and lobbying the Colorado Legislature to recognize April 19 as a perpetual Patriots Day. This day coincides with the attack on Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 and the firing of the “Shot heard ‘round the world” at Concord Bridge

2021 OFFICERS

President...............................Rick Neeley

Vice President........................Robert Hampton

Secretary...............................Alan Coombs

Treasurer...............................Mike Coyner

Registrar................................Peter Peterson

Chaplain.................................Robert Hampton

Historian................................Denis Meade

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Awards Chair..........................Curt Ledall

Eagle Scout Chair....................Erik Pierpont

JROTC Chair............................Open

Flag Certificate/Veterans Chair..............Bill Valentine

Patriot Chest Chair..................Robert Hampton

Website Liaison........................Luke Rutz

Newsletter/Publicity...............Rick Neeley

Color Guard Liaison..................Rick Neeley

C.A.R. Liaison...........................Brad Balow

D.A.R. Liaison...........................Bill Valentine

 

ADVISORS

Past President.........Bill Valentine

Past President.........Steve DeBoer

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Join Us

Interested in the history of the founding of the United States of America?

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Grand Mesa Chapter

 

The Grand Mesa Chapter, chartered 12 October 1996, covers the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from the Northern to the Southern borders of the state.  We march in parades in Grand Junction and other areas several times a year and have other presences in the public.  Our Chapter welcomes new members.  If you would like any assistance in the application process to prove your lineage back to a Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor, please get in touch with our Chapter Contact below who will be most happy to lend you assistance.

2021 Officers

President . . . . . . . . . . . . .   pending

Vice President . . . . . . . . .   Gary E. Parrott, birdmanofmono@aol.com

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Thomas Hoffman, thomas.hoffman@alumni.usc.edu

Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alvin E. Foster, ed.foster@bresnan.net

Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . .   See COSSAR Registrar

Chaplain . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Garry W. Brewer, brewer62@bresnan.net