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Regional Chapters of The Doane Family Association

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Great Plains Chapter
President John Doane
Secretary/Treasurer Janis Mitchell

NOTE Please see the Calendar/Events page for the 2017 Summer Retreat!
The spring meeting of the Great Plains Chapter of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc. was held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Doane College library in Crete, Nebraska. The meeting will begin with lunch at noon and will dismiss by 4 pm. "We are sad to note the death of Ted Doane of Waverly, Nebraska, first vice president of the Doane Family Association," said Jody Kerssenbrock. "We are fortunate to have had Ted get us started on becoming a regional chapter, and we need to complete the process of becoming certified by the Doane Family Association. This is on the agenda for the April 26th meeting in Crete."
Many Doanes and Doans and descendants have become prominent in the arts, and as the college library Doane archives include many books by these Cousins, attendees will peruse several at the April meeting. One such author, Eleanor Doan, is the daughter of Fred Doane, born April 3, 1890, in Perry, Kansas. Another author, Deborah Doane Dempsey, is a Columbia River pilot.
We welcome anyone with surnames Doane, Doan, Done, Donne, or variations, their spouses and descendants.

To contact the New York Chapter click here: New York Chapter

President Robert Doane, Vice President Craige Rogers,

 Historian Suzy Rogers, Treasurer Jeanne Rogers, Chaplain Shey Doane

The 108th annual Doane Reunion for the NY Chapter was held on July 31, 2011 at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York, NY. Please visit our website

Click here to see report of the 106th Annual Meeting August 1, 2010!

Oregon-Washington-Idaho Chapter

Oklahoma Chapter

Ontario Chapter

President Gary Gilbert 905-895-2849, Secretary Cora Brodie 905-471-7147

Historian Harold Doan 519-941-5050, Membership Dr. Sharon Lipsit 905-332-0776

Southwest Ontario Chapter

On September 26th, 2012 a tree planting ceremony was held at Doan's Cemetery on 2nd concession in honour of the Queen's Jubilee. The Ontario Horticultural Society has awarded one tree to each of its nine districts. The Doan group in Port Colborne was one of the lucky receivers. We thought that since it had to celebrate the monarchy it would be most appropriate to plant the tree in the United Empire Loyalist cemetery here in Port Colborne. If you were at the International Reunion in Plymouth, Massachusetts you will remember the information about Jerry Fisher and his work in getting the cemetery recognized as a United Empire Loyalist Cemetery and that ultimately renamed  as the Doan's Cemetery.

  Pictures of the ceremony have been sent to the Queen for the official Jubilee recordbook. 

Great Lakes/Michigan Chapter

President Mary Ann Sindt, Vice President Marvin DeWitt,

Historian/Secretary Arlene Thompson, Treasurer/Chaplin Wm. Fineout,

We meet on the opposite year as the National DFA Reunion.
So that would be the odd years.
Our reunions take place in Lansing on the 4th Saturday of July

California Del Norte Chapter

President Eunice Brabec, Treasurer Susan Hofman

California Chapter

Southeast Ohio Chapter

New Jersey-Pennsylvania-Maryland Chapter

New England Chapter

Photos of 2007 gathering on Cape Cod

2015 Restoration of Abigail Doane Lothrop Gravestone