Chapter Officers:

President - Joseph Williams
Secretary/Treasurer - Gregory Winters
Genealogist/Registrar - Mike Jones
Editor - Christopher White
Trustee - Ted Wade
Trustee - Mike Jones
Genealogy Researcher - Barbara Reardon

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Detroit Metropolitan Chapter:

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.

Chapter President:

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.

Genealogist & Registrar:

DMC Genealogist & Registrar Mike Jones was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Detroit. He retired from The Detroit News after 33 years of service. Mike graduated from Oakland University and served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is married with two adult children, an avid sailor, and a member of the North Star Sail Club. Mike became interested in genealogy after receiving an email that stated "I think I am your sister!" His genealogy search led him to discovering that his g-g-great-grandfather was a Patriot. That led him to the SAR. Mike also belongs to the Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida.

Pictured are the 2023-24 DMC Board of Managers, (l to r) Ted Wade MISSAR Historian, Genealogist/Registrar Mike Jones, Vice President/Treasurer Greg Winters, Secretary Chris White, President Joe Williams. Photo by Ted Wade.

Secretary & Treasurer:

DMC Secretary and Treasurer Gregory Winters joined the SAR in 2015. 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 Winters (left) and Past President Mickey McGuire at the 2024 MISSAR Annual General Membership Meeting in Lansing.


DMC Editor Chris White was born and raised in the Detroit area. He served honorably in the United States Army, and continues to serve our community as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution since 2015.

Chris White is pictured presenting the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal to the Outstanding Cadet at Pershing High School in Detroit. General John J. Pershing (1860-1948), namesake of the school, was a former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. General Pershing was also a member of the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution.

Genealogy Researcher:

DMC Genealogy Researcher, Barbara Reardon, has lived in Michigan all her life. She holds a Music Education Degree from Eastern Michigan University, but after teaching for four years, changed careers and worked as a logistician in Foreign Military Sales at the US Army Tank-Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan, where she met husband, Tom. She retired in 2008 after 30 years service. Shortly afterwards, she caught the “genealogy bug” when their daughter, Kristine, became interested in joining the DAR and proving the Reardon family story that she was descended from a Patriot who served in the American Revolution. Since then, Barb has assisted over 60 new applicants who have been approved for membership in the SAR.

Pictured are Thomas and Barbara Reardon with their son, Jonathan, at his SAR induction with past Michigan Society President Rodney Wilson.

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