The National Society Sons of the American Colonists meets annually in Washington, DC, in April during the hereditary fortnight. Founded in 1986, the first meetings were at the University Club of Washington, DC. Subsequent meetings were at the Lombardy Hotel, in their main Dining Room, which was closed to the public for our functions. The group outgrew those facilities and moved to the stately Washington Club on Dupont Circle in Washington, where the meetings and dinners have been held for many years.
The event starts with the business session, known as the General Court. Reports of General Officers are given, including membership, financial, charitable projects, etc. A formal dinner follows.
In 2006 it was determined to have the dinner as a joint event with the Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy. That group has its business meeting in the fall and had met in April in Washington with only a social event. In having a joint event, attendance could be increased for both groups. The combined events have been highly successful.
The 2016 General Court and Banquet: The 30th General Court
The next General Court is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the University Club in Washington, DC. Cocktails will be served starting at 6:30pm, with dinner at 7:30pm. The scheduled speaker for the evening will be Dr. Lynne Kogel, who will be giving a half-hour presentation with photo gallery: Discoveries of Biblical and Non-Biblical Manuscripts in the Ancient Near East.