Founded in 1854, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC is the oldest of the state societies. Abraham Lincoln was reported to have been a member. The Society is an active member of the National Conference of State Societies. The Illinois State Society’s mission is to promote the history, culture, science, technology, commerce, and social traditions of Illinois. It also makes an effort to introduce members of the best of Washington and Illinois through various educational forums and social events. We hope you will join us.
|ISS ANNUAL MEETING and RECEPTION
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Army Navy Club of Washington, DC
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Special Speaker: Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald
The Safety of U.S. Banks
2008 Financial Crisis’ Impact on Modern Banking in the Digital Economy
Peter G. Fitzgerald, former U.S. Senator from Illinois, will be the speaker at the ISS Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Army Navy Club of Washington, DC.
The evening includes a reception (buffet, wine, beer, other beverages) and a silent auction of four United Airline tickets (two sets of two tickets) for use on United’s domestic system which includes the 48 contiguous US States, Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean, or Mexico.
There will be a short business meeting before Sen. Fitzgerald speaks. The meeting includes voting on the new ISS Board for FY2016.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please provide the full name of all ISS Members in your group and a contact phone number.)
Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
Dress code (coat and tie for men) applies. For further information, call ANC at (202) 628-8400.
Valet parking is available after 5:00 PM for $13. The closest Metro stops are McPherson Square and Farragut West.
Sen. Fitzgerald will speak on modern banking in the digital economy. Also, he will take questions on Illinois and national politics. Sen. Fitzgerald was the junior senator from Illinois from 1999 to 2005, and he previously served in the Illinois State Senate in Springfield, Illinois. In 2009, after Sen. Fitzgerald retired, his seat was taken by then Sen. Barrack Obama. Currently, Sen. Fitzgerald is president of Chain Bridge Bank in McLean, Virginia.
Born on October 20, 1960 in Elgin, Sen. Fitzgerald was as raised in Inverness, Illinois. He was a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College (1982), a Rotary Scholar to Aristotelian University, Greece (1982-1983), and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law (1986). He practiced as a corporate lawyer in Chicago and was general counsel for Suburban Bancorp, Inc. He served as Illinois state senator (1993-1998) and then was elected as a Republican to the US Senate (1998) and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2005. He was not a candidate for reelection in 2004.
An expert on banking, Sen. Fitzgerald served on the North American Advisory Board of the Transurban Group and on the Advisory Board to Financial Services Partners Fund I, LLC. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of the Chain Bridge Bank, NA in McLean, VA. Fitzgerald’s family has been continuously involved in commercial banking since the mid-1940’s. His father built Suburban Bancorp, a chain of suburban Chicago banks.
Sen. Fitzgerald serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, which is a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. He and his family reside in McLean, Virginia.
Thank you, and see you at the Army Navy Club of Washington on Wednesday, May 13th!
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LINCOLN’S SECOND INAUGURAL COMMEMORATED AT UNITED STATES CAPITOL
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Actor Stephen Lang Read Lincoln’s Immortal Inaugural Address
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The Illinois State Society (ISS) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF) co-sponsored an official ceremony and reception in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, to commemorate the150th anniversary of the Second Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. More ….
Wreath Laying to Honor President Ronald W. Reagan
Mark Rhoads, former Illinois State Senator and Past President of the ISS, has posted fascinating Illinois tidbits in his “Hall of Fame” blog. Follow his captivating trail of Illinois history, links, and other subject categories. Please Click Here to see our Illinois History Page.
To play Video of Dramatic Monologues from the “Land of Lincoln – Thy Wondrous Story,” the Annual Meeting entertainment, click here.