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.
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President Robert May has taught secondary social sciences for over 30 years. His volunteer work has included serving on the boards and committees of such organizations as the Michigan Council for History Education, the National Council for Social Studies, and The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, of which he is a Past Camp Commander. During the past several years, he has spoken to groups across the United States, Canada, and Europe, presenting topics on the Declaration of Independence, Teaching Economics in the History Class, and his research on “Lincoln’s Second Dred Scott Decision.” His audiences have included the College Board’s AP Conference, several state Councils for History Education and for Social Studies, the Illinois History Conference, and Civil War Round-Tables.
Registrar/Trustee 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. Pursuing that, he has proven sixteen different ancestors for family members for membership in the SAR and DAR. Bob is the person to see for people in the Blue Water area who are interested in joining SAR.
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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.
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.