The Blue Water Chapter is one of the newest units in the Michigan SAR. Its charter was approved on January 30, 2016 with the purpose of providing a convenient central location for members in the Port Huron area and in Michigan’s thumb region. Though new, the chapter has already made its presence known with presentations of George Washington portraits to several schools and youth recognition awards. Being a new organization, membership in the Blue Water Chapter provides a unique opportunity to find and promote worthwhile service projects. Regular meetings are scheduled bimonthly on Tuesday evenings at the historic Dorsey House located about 10 miles northwest of Port Huron. Members have made a commitment that each meeting will provide some type of educational or enrichment experience to promote understanding of American history.

President Gary Pastiva has a long history of volunteering with many organizations outside of his work in facility operations at the U of M Dearborn. He has been a volunteer and supporter for the Child and Youth Services programs at Selfridge ANG Base in support of our military families and has been a long-time baseball and soccer coach there, as well. He also served in Public Affairs for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has done volunteer work for many years with the City of New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Departments and is a proud supporter of the Anchor Bay High School Marching Band. Gary and his family have also raised three puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind while supporting its community awareness programs.

Registrar/Genealogist Robert Eager is a retired educator having work for 32 years at Sandusky Community Schools as a counselor, history teacher, computer science teacher and technology coordinator. Following that he worked several years as a software developer. His passion now is genealogy and family history. Bob is the person to see for people in the Blue Water area who are interested in joining SAR.


Blue Water Chapter Officers

President - Gary Pastiva
1st Vice President - Calvin Jewett
Secretary - James Wade
Treasurer - Robert Zimmer
Registrar/Genealogist - Robert Eager
Trustee - Robert Eager

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Our Blue Water

The region of Michigan from south of Port Huron to the tip of the thumb is known as the Blue Water Area. 140 miles of waterfront along Michigan's eastern shoreline provide visitors with an abundance of things to do and places to explore.

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The Blue Water Chapter is convenient for members living in the Port Huron area or the thumb. Regular meetings are held at The Dorsey House.

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