Michigan Society

Sons of the American Revolution


Central Michigan Chapter Officers

President - David Anderson
1st V. President - David Brant
Secretary - Bernard Grosskopf
Treasurer - Norvil Brown
Genealogist - Michael Huey
Chaplain - James Perkins
Co-Chaplain - Michael Huey
Trustee - David Anderson
Trustee - Bernard Grosskopf

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The “Middle of the Mitten” Central Michigan Chapter was founded in 2016 when some members from the Western Michigan and North Michigan chapters began a dialogue concerning the long distances of travel to attend the chapter meetings. There was a consensus that a new chapter located in the mid-Michigan area would be more convenient, with the idea that a shorter travel distance meant better attendance.

The first official meeting of the Central Michigan Chapter was held May 14th at Cheers in Mt. Pleasant (see photo below) with special guest Joseph Conger, President of Northern Michigan Chapter. All regular meetings are held at this location on the 2nd Saturday the of the month, during the months of March, May, July, September, and November, and the Board of Managers meetings are held on the alternate months. Our new chapter is scheduled to receive its Charter at the Great Lake District meeting in October 29, 2016, and our first meeting as a chartered chapter of the MISSAR will be November 12th.

Despite being brand new, the Central Michigan Chapter has already been involved in a number of important events, including the August 6th dedication of the Big Rapids Holland Park Veterans, and ceremonies at the Home Front Memorial. During previous meetings, all assembled enjoy members presenting detailed biographies of their patriots.

Central Michigan Chapter - First Chartered General Meeting (12 Nov 2016)

Front Row: Norvil Brown, Treasurer (Stanwood); Mike Huey, Genealogist (Lakeview); Dave Anderson, President (Stanwood); Dave Brant, Vice President (Shepherd); Bernie Grosskopf, Secretary (Riverdale)
Back Row: Richard Santer (Big Rapids); Don Rothenberger (Mecosta); Ward Anderson (St. Charles); Jeff Scarpelli (Stanwood); Kyle Anderson (St. Charles); Jack Neil (Mt. Pleasant); Troy Henrie (Shepherd); James Nedela (Mt. Pleasant); Dan Tincknell (Clare); Jack Ferchau (Freeland); Ed Laidlaw (Lake), Edgar Kiser (Clare)
Members not pictured: Jim Perkins (Blanchard); Dennis Zeiss (Midland); Eric Anderson (St. Charles); Rollin Yeakle (Midland); Larry Neeper (Lake); Randall & Ryan Calkins (Midland)

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This magnificent area of mid-Michigan is composed of farmland, forests, manufacturing and higher learning institutions. The Central Michigan Chapter region includes Big Rapids on West to Bay City on East. The numerous education facilities include Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Saginaw Valley University, Northwood University (Midland), Alma College, Montcalm Community College (Sidney), and Mid-Michigan Community College (Harrison).

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