STEPHEN PRESTON CHAPTER #387
(Organized 1996 Greater Grand Rapids area)
The purposes of this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period and to assist in the care and maintenance of our "Real Granddaughters" in every way that will add to their comfort and happiness.
(L-R front row: Royetta Doe and Michelle Buurma. L-R back row: Helene Werner, Claudette Darling, Emmy Vanderbilt, Judy Hull, Kay McVety and Ann Scovel)
Any woman over eighteen years of age, of good character, and who is descended from an ancestor who rendered civil, military or naval service to our country during the years of 1784 to 1815 inclusive, shall be eligible to membership, provided that the applicant shall be acceptable to the society and shall take oath of allegiance to the United States of America.
Children up to the age of twenty-two years may join this Society and shall be known as “Juniors” of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 in the State of Michigan. They shall be governed by the rules that govern the other members, except that they shall not have the privilege of holding office, nor the right to vote in any other than their own junior society. Young women 18 to 22 registered, as “Juniors” may become members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 in the State of Michigan upon request and payment of dues. Young men at the age of 22 may be referred to the General Society of War of 1812.
For more information about joining our Chapter, please contact our Chapter Registrar Judy Hull