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Detroit Metropolitan Chapter Officers

President: Joseph Williams
1st Vice President: Gregory Winters
2nd V. President: Eugene Tomlinson
Secretary: Christopher White
Treasurer: Thomas Reardon, Jr.
Historian: Eugene Tomlinson
Past President: Stuart Shuster
Registrar/Genealogist: Barbara Reardon (NLA)
Trustees: Stuart Shuster, Eugene Tomlinson

Genealogy Workshop a BIG Success!
The DMC hosted a free Genealogy Workshop on April 29  Click here to read all about it!



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The Detroit Metropolitan Chapter, nominated on March 13, 1913, and chartered on November 1, 1913 at a meeting held in Detroit, has provided patriotic service and support to the Detroit Metro area for over 100 years. The Detroit area figured prominently in the establishment of the Michigan Society of the SAR, and for many years, state society meetings were held in our city.

DMC President Joe Williams has been in the S.A.R for over 40 years. Born and raised in Massachusetts in a working class household, Joe joined the C.A.R. and was active through college. Upon aging out of the C.A.R. in 1976 he joined the S.A.R. He is a: Past President of the Old Colony Chapter (now merged with the Boston Chapter), former member of the Massachusetts S.A.R. Color Guard (marching at both the 200th Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown, Virginia - the last major battle of the Revolution and the 200th Anniversary of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), as well as a former state officer (2nd Vice President). In 1990, Joe moved to Michigan and became active in the Michigan State Society, serving as President of the Detroit Metropolitan Chapter from 1992 to 1996 and again, 2016 to present.

DMC 1st Vice President Gregory Winters has only recently joined the SAR. He comes from a family who had many members serve in WWII, and who subsequently joined a number of patriotic organizations and involved Greg in many of their activities when he was younger, including the VFW, the American Legion, and the the Society of the Forty & Eight. Greg is a graduate of Indiana University and works for General Motors as a technology process analyst. He is a member of a number of genealogical associations, and is a working professional musician. Greg also serves as MISSAR Communcations Committee chair and is the Society's webmaster.

DMC 2nd Vice President Eugene Tomlinson has been with and has held an officer’s position in the Detroit Metropolitan Chapter for five years. He joined the SAR in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was President of the Santa Fe Chapter and the New Mexico Society before returning to native Michigan. He holds the Distinguished Service Medal for his work with the New Mexico Society and support to the 122nd Congress of the NSSAR. Born and educated in Dearborn, he has three degrees from Wayne State University and over 55 years of engineering and business experience in aerospace, defense, and automotive industries and was President of Tomlinson Research, a quality and management consulting firm prior to moving to New Mexico and taking oil painting lessons while providing Consulting Services to the Treasury of the State of New Mexico. Gene (now a great-grandfather) and wife Sandy have two sons, and he has two daughters and a son from his first marriage.

DMC Secretary Chris White was born and raised in the Detroit area. He served three years in the United States Army, and has earned a Business degree from Macomb Community College. He has over 25 years experience in the printing and graphics industry. For the last 17 years, he has been the operations manager for a local industrial label company. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids, and six grandchildren.


DMC Treasurer Thomas L. Reardon, Jr. was born in Chicago, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He joined the Army in 1965, and served a year in Viet Nam as an airborne infantryman, and an additional seven years stateside. He earned an Industrial Arts degree from the University of California – Long Beach. His last Army assignment brought him to the US Army Tank-Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan, and he transitioned from Active Military to a Civilian Logistics position, retiring with 35 years combined service in the fall of 2008. He has two sons (one in the SAR) and a daughter (in the DAR), and he lives in Harrison Township with his wife, Barbara. They enjoy travelling, and he has a complete workshop where he spends his free time.

The Detroit Metro Chapter is rich with history and involvement in the local community, the state of Michigan, and even at the natonal level. We invite you to view the presentation below to share in some of our experiences. (Note: Please allow time for the presentation to load on your screen.)


 

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DMC Newsletter

Included in the June 2017 edition of our newsletter (click left), is an article about a very successful genealogy workshop the DMC held in Mt. Clemens this past April, a report on an Vietnam Veterans event the DMC attended, a summary of our chapter's annual meeting, and an important editorial from 2nd Vice President Gene Tomlinson...and much more!

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