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Serving the Western Half of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

We are located in Baraga, with meetings also taking place in Ishpeming/Marquette and occasionally other western U.P towns. The chapter name, pronounced ona-go-ming-kway, is the Ojibwa words for "Women by the lake"  (see How We Chose Our Chapter Name). We were officially organized on May 7th 2005.

Our chapter is currently serving the western half of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the projects and goals of the state and national society with special emphasis in working with children in our local schools via the DAR good citizen program and chapter scholarships opportunities, providing needed supplies & service for our veterans in the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, and preserving, and recording the history of the men and women who lived in the Upper Peninsula.

We welcome new members. We would be happy to help you with any genealogical research you may need to do to establish eligibility. Please contact Chapter Regent, Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR; at this email for information.

Objectives of the Society:

Historic Preservation – to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence.

Promotion of Education – to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an objective of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion."

Patriotic Endeavor– to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in security for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

2010- 2013 National Theme
"The Wright Administration"

"Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future"

2012 - 2015 State Theme
"Preserve Family Heritage, Promote American History, Proclaim Patriotism! "



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14 Feb 2013

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