Chapters Begin to Form

Montgomery County was the first chapter started in 1982. Chapter meetings were first held at the Montgomery ARC Building until we discovered the Norristown Public Library. Meetings were held once a month.

During 1983, the other four county chapters started. They were Bucks, Chester, Philadelphia, and Delaware. Some of the first chapter presidents were Steve Dorsey, Roland Johnson, Louis Newburg, Richard Humer and Karen Hayes. A few of us from Speaking for Ourselves went to Pittsburg and Harrisburg to start a chapter but they fell through.

In the year of 1990, the Mon Valley near Pittsburgh started and formed.

In 1998, we were very proud to add our Blair and York chapters.