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EVENTS & CHAPTER MEETINGS

August 6, 2016 Barnes Family Commemoration

Pvt. Augustus Myers Barnes was commemorated by Henry S. Jenks Chapter members and descendants at the Byron Cemetery in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

July 16, 2016 Tour of Dr. Nathan Thomas House; Schoolcraft, MI

Dr. Nathan Thomas House Our Summer general meeting was held at the only remaining underground railroad house open to the general public followed by a tour of the house and historical account of the Thomas family

November 22, 2014 Grand Rapids Veterans Home Christmas Tree Decorating

Members of our Chapter decorated a Civil War themed Christmas tree in the dining area of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Below are links to PDF Files that you can open or download and view.
Throughout the tree decorating event, residents of the home stop and chat with the decorating crew. Residents really enjoy the tree.
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July 28, 2014 Chapter Meeting

   

Pillowcase collected for the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Michigan's U.P. and pending Member Phyllis Simmons with her co-authored book.

May 30, 2014 Civil War Monument Dedication
   

Linda Haney and Shirley Schepers participated in the Civil War Monument dedication along with Michigan MOLLUS Commander Bruce Butgereit, SUVCW and DUVCW. Linda and Shirley stood behing Harold Becker, son of a Civil War Soldier, for a photograph.

   

Wreaths from hereditary and military groups around West Michigan at the Veteran's Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Ladies from the Michigan 3rd re-enactment group.

May 17, 2014 "102nd Annual Congress"

   

The 102nd Annual Congress at Miamisburg, OH was hosted by Samuel West Chapter. President General Judy Hull pins our newly elected President General Patrice DeHaan and Honorary President General Priscilla Fikes pins and welcomes Judy Hull as Honorary President General.

May 17, 2014-May 2017 President General Patrice DeHaan (Mrs. Harry)

Photo coming soon!

June 1, 2013-May 17, 2014 President General Judy Hull (Mrs. Michael)

July 27, 2013 Lucia K. Johnson Dedication
Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

Lucia K. Johnson (Mrs. Hiram) 01 Feb 1817-22 Dec 1863
Service rendered: Matron of the Grand Rapids Orphanage and nurse in charge of Grand Rapids Hospital caring for sick and needy soldiers and their families. Lucia died of pneumonia while caring for our Nations defenders.

       

January 28, 2012 Chapter Meeting

Follow this link to view images of Henry S. Jenks Chapter Meeting with President General Stortz

Henry S. Jenks Chapter was honored to have our President General and Recording Secretary General as our guests. President General Stortz presented a wonderful program about women who served in the Civil War. A great time was had by all and as always, it was capped off with good food.

October 22, 2011 Chapter's 10th Anniversary

Henry S. Jenks Chapter Meeting / 10th Anniversary

March 16, 2011 Then and Now Genealogical & Historical Society
Civil War Genealogy Fair - Finding your ancestors!

   

December, 2009 and December 2010 Gerald R. Ford Museum

       

October 10, 2009 Bowens Mills Dedication
Middleville, MI

       

President General P. Fikes with her gift, a commemorative coin of Abraham Lincoln

July 25, 2009

This Year our July chapter meeting packed boxes for our troops stationed in Afghanistan.

February 12, 2009 Lincoln Memorial

Bicentennial Program 1809-2009 honoring the birth of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America.