The West Michigan Chapter of the Michigan State Society of the SAR is the oldest chapter in the State. At a special meeting of the MISSAR, held at the Russell House Parlors in Detroit on the evening of May 19, 1896, a resolution was adopted "authorizing the Secretary to carry into effect the necessary requirements for forming a Chapter in the City of Grand Rapids."

At a subsequent meeting held February 24, 1897, the following application was received:

At a meeting March 12, 1897, a letter from the Secretary General of the National Society approved the Chapter to be organized. The following were the first Officers of the Chapter voted December 2, 1897:

Today, the West Michigan Chapter of the SAR works to actively contribute to our community, partnering with our sisters in the DAR and our local CAR chapter.

West Michigan Chapter Officers

President - Ken Goodson
1st V. President/Web - Nathan Triplett
2nd V. President/Social/Media Liaison - Craig Rich
Secretary/CAR Chair - Mark Johnston
Co-Treasurer - Jim Biener
Co-Treasurer/Scouts - Tom Lannon
Genealogist/Registrar - Roger Harris
Historian - Ronald Strauss
Newsletter Editor - Jason Gideon
ROTC Chairman - Harry Rinker
Flag Chairman - Mark Ackerman
Chaplain - Doug Rasmussen
Trustee - Nathan Triplett
Trustee - Craig Rich
Past President - Michael Huey

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