Member and Current Prospective Member Meeting Saturday November 11th, 2017-Portage, Michigan with Joint MISR-DAR-CAR Meeting


On Saturday 11 November we will be having a joint meeting with the local DAR and CAR Chapters in Portage, MI at the Portage United Church of Christ (2731 W. Milham Ave., Portage, MI) at 1:00 pm. We will assemble for lunch at the Fieldstone Grill (3970 Centre Ave., Portage, MI) at 11:30am prior to going to the meeting. This is a Veteran’s Day Meeting and we will be celebrating all US Vets. Our speaker for the meeting will be Walt Garrett, a WWII Vet who was in the occupation force in Hiroshima following the surrender of Japan. He will tell us about his service in Japan while there as an occupier, and will bring some photographs of the area effected. Walt and his wife will also be joining us for lunch at the Fieldstone Grill before the joint meeting. This will be our last meeting of 2017 and we hope to get as many to attend as we can. It is sure to be an interesting day. CAR will be doing a video interview of Walt of his service to be submitted to the WWII National Archives.The DAR is also planning a prayer and candlelight service vigil honoring all vets at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo later that evening if anyone would be interested in attending.

We have a few things to discuss in the society and hopefully we can get that done.

Early May 2018 there will be a National Genealogical Soc. Conference in GR and it will be a great opportunity to attend that.

Yours in Patriotism,

Geoffrey A. Hickok

President MISR