Saturday, April 05, 2014

Society Saturday - Yea, we have a Goodly History

The Lac des Illinois and Robert Hempstead Chapters of the Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century held a join meeting.  The special guest was the State President, Nancy Schultz.  She must visit each of Illinois' seven chapters during her two year term.  Members from both chapters held their business meetings.  There were some new and some prospective members present, as well as some members from out of state chapters.

After our business was concluded, and after lunch, President Schultz gave her program "Yea, We Have a Goodly History".  This was about the founding of the National Society by Mary Florence Taney in 1915.  The Society will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year.  Since its founding by 5 women, it has grown to over 11000 members with the following goals:
     - preservation of records and historical sites
     - to foster interest in historical colonial research
     - to aid in education of our youth
     - to commemorate noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founds of our great Republic
     - to maintain a Library of Heraldry
     - to develop a library specializing in seventeenth century American colonial data

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