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Local Organizations

This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to bmclean@greenvillelibrary.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.


Military Officers Association of America – Greenville Chapter


The association is a fraternal organization of commissioned and Warrant officers of the seven uniformed services of the United States. Membership is open to Active, Reserve, National Guard, and Retired members of all the services. The group sponsors educational assistance, survivor assistance, insurance, travel, and retiree employment services.

National Society Daughters of the British Empire in the United States – Redcoat Chapter Greenville


The DBE is a charitable, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian voluntary American society. Members join in fellowship, contribute substantially to their local communities, and support four retirement homes for men and women. Membership is extended to women of British or Commonwealth birth or heritage and to women married to men of British or Commonwealth birth. The Redcoat Chapter of the DBE meets at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the International Center for the Upstate, 1st floor, City Hall, Greenville, SC.

South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution


The South Carolina Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has been active since 1891. Since the beginning, the organization has worked to serve God, Home, and Country and promote the objectives of the DAR. More information on DAR chapters in Greenville is available at the State website above.

South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution - Colonel Robert Anderson Chapter


Organized in 1889, the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution today has 17 chapters in the state. They promote the American Spirit through fraternal meetings, commemorative observance of events and battles, educational materials, projects, lectures, tours, and publications. The society joins in effort with all patriotic and historical groups in keeping alive the ideals of the ancestors who gave us the United States of America.

United Daughters of the Confederacy - Hampton Lee Chapter #1281

This chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Greer, S.C. in 1911. The goals of the organization are educational, benevolent, patriotic, and historical.

United Daughters of the Confederacy - Winnie Davis Chapter #442

The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in the country because of its connection with two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as 1890 – the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee. Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of American, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. - Foothills Chapter #523


Vietnam Veterans of America seeks to assist any veteran in receiving their earned benefits. The organization is a Vietnam Veterans group that stands by the motto – “Never again will one group of veterans abandon another.”