The Kensington Valley Chapter was formed in the late summer and fall of 2015 by members of the Oaks Chapter who lived too far west of the Rochester area to attend chapter meetings on a regular basis. Compatriots Bob Matthews and Bernie Wagers made the initial contacts of current MISSAR members in the western Oakland County and in the Livingston County area that might be interested in forming a new chapter. The Michigan Society approved a charter for the Kensington Valley Chapter on October 10, 2015. On November 11, 2015, the organizational meeting of the Kensington Valley Chapter was held in Hartland Township. The name "Kensington Valley" was chosen from the prime topographical feature in the area that the new chapter is serving.
We are a small but growing new chapter that is striving to be relevant to our community. Since forming, we held the first annual meeting at Waldenwoods Conference Center. We also decorated and entered a float in the 2016 Hartland Memorial Day Parade. In September 2016, we organized, researched, and conducted a grave marking ceremony for Patriot Willard Church. The MISSAR Color Guard has supported all of these efforts.
The Kensington Valley Chapter meets in Hartland (see map below) on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m.. General membership meetings are held in the even months, and board meetings are held in the odd months.
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