About the Churchill Society of Michigan

About the
Winston Churchill Society of Michigan


The mission of the Winston Churchill Society of Michigan ("Society") is to promote the memory of Sir Winston Churchill and the principles which guided his life.

Our Society was formed in the 1980s by Gary and Beverly Bonine. Gary Bonine served as its first President. It was incorporated as a Michigan non-profit corporation by its second President Michael Malley. It generally has two or three dinner/luncheon meetings per year with speakers on Churchill related topics. Members of our Society primarily reside in Southeastern Michigan. Venues for our meetings are usually private clubs including Barton Hill Country Club in Ann Arbor; Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit; Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills; and Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Our Society is one of about 40 worldwide chapters and affiliates of the International Churchill Society ("ICS"). The ICS , formerly known as The Churchill Centre, was founded in 1968 to educate new generations about the leadership, statesmanship, vision, and courage of Sir Winston Churchill. The ICS is participating in the development of the National Churchill Library at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The ICS has also formed an alliance with the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. These groups share research and programming resources.


The current and long time President of our Society is Richard ("Dick") Marsh, a retired lawyer who resides in Ann Arbor. He is a Churchill Fellow of Westminster College. He has authored numerous Churchill related monographs and articles. He has a Churchill themed library in his home and he collects original documents and association copy books related to thirteen generations of Churchills. He frequently lectures about Winston Churchill to various groups around Southeastern Michigan. Please direct any questions you may have about our Society to Mr. Marsh at (734) 913-0848 or rcmarsha2@aol.com.

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