About the Job Winslow Chapter
Our chapter was founded with the great
desire to bring the national goals of Historic Preservation, Promotion of
Education and Patriotic endeavor to the people of our community. We were founded
in 1914 by 17 Charter Members, one of whom was Elida Winslow Lind, daughter of
Job Winslow after whom our chapter is named. Job Winslow, born 10 July 1754 in
Dighton, Massachusetts served as a corporal in Henry Jacksonís Continental
Regiment for three years and later as a 2nd
Lieutenant in Col. Isaac Deanís Regiment.
Our chapter supports local veterans in many
ways as well as active Military. We donate food to the Salvation Army, Father
Fred and local food banks. We promote National Constitution Week annually.
Conservation programs encourage recycling, planting trees and beautification of
our area, including cemeteries. We recognize award medals for Conservation,
Community Service, Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet, Distinguish Citizen,
Women of the Arts, Good Citizenship in schools and we sponsor American History
essay contests on patriotic subjects annually. Our
chapter participates in numerous parades during Cherry Festival, we attend the
Memorial Day Observance, Flag Day Observance and Veterans Day Observance. We
have a stretch of highway in Traverse City that we have adopted which we are
responsible for the cleaning of 3 times a year.
We were a proud partner of the Department of
Defense for the 50th
Commemoration of the Vietnam War and all who served during that era during the national commemoration.
In 2016 our chapter along with other
chapters in the state provided lovely beauty bags with beauty items for female
veterans of Michigan and gas and gift cards for the veterans of Michigan.
The Job Winslow Chapter, one of 52
DAR of Michigan chapters, is located in Traverse City, the Cherry Capital of the
World! Hence, our chapter logo. Our membership, currently over 110 strong, is
spread throughout Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim and Kalkaska
counties. Our meetings usually are held on the third Saturday of the month,
March through November, at 11:00. Please see our meeting schedule under
on this website
Please visit our
Gallery to look at
our photos to get an idea of not only how dedicated we are to service, but how
much fun we have
The Job Winslow Chapter has helpful members
who host genealogical workshops in the surrounding communities and would enjoy
and welcome helping prospective members with researching their ancestors. Guests
are always welcome at our chapter meetings.
please contact Chapter Membership Chair/Chapter Director Jeanne McMillan.