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Last Updated August 14, 2019

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Heirome Gaines Chapter

Located in Baton Rouge, LA 
Chapter Meetings- 2nd Saturday of most months
Meeting Time- 11:30am

The Heirome Gaines Chapter was organized February 2, 1942 in the Memorial Tower (Campanile) at Louisiana State University as the 25th chapter in the Louisiana Society. The chapter was named for the ancestor of the Organizing Regent, Louela Adele Garrett DeJong. There were 13 organizing members. Heirome Gaines was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. In January of 1946 the chapter received a Certificate of Merit for distinguished services to the Nation by the United Service Organization.

The chapter participates in a variety of service projects:

  • Fundraisers for the DAR Schools

  • hosting a baby shower for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

  • participating in Wreaths Across America

  • hosting a George Washington Luncheon

  • working with the Blue Star Mothers on various commemorative events projects

The chapter is proud to have members who are GEP-certified, having completed the Genealogy Education Program courses. This chapter also recognizes its junior members by naming a chapter Outstanding Junior! 

The Heirome Gaines Chapter is a small, growing chapter. It loves getting junior members involved in community service and collecting donations for veterans and soldiers. Please contact the chapter for membership inquiries and information on meeting times and locations!