Pax Romana Chapter - Italy
Pax Romana is a chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Washington, D.C., and a part of NSDAR’s Units Overseas. The chapter brings together women whose American ancestors actively participated in the American War of Independence (1775-1783).
Our membership spans several generations and ranges in age from their 20s to their 80s. Members live throughout Italy, as well as in the United States. Pax Romana provides a bi-cultural and relaxed environment in which members actively pursue NSDAR’s historical, educational, and patriotic endeavors, as well as the chapter’s particular interests.
Pax Romana Chapter's Women in History Month was celebrated with a Tea in March. We remembered three women who contributed to Women’s Suffrage in the US, Sojourner Truth, Frances Barker Gage and Lucy Stone. The chapter enjoyed the afternoon program and had a lively discussion about women today who enjoy the rights that the historical women worked so hard to obtain. To honor our own historic women of the Italy NSDAR Chapter who wore hats and gloves when they met in the 30’s, we are all suitably hatted!
Chapter Regent: Candace Biamonti
Chapter Vice Regent: Cynthia Selfridge
Treasurer: Marti Biles
Registrar: Suzanne Tomkies
Recording Secretary: Helene Ruftoy
Corresponding Secretary: Rachel Marshall
Chaplain: Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi
Librarian: Jeanne Mardock
Historian: Patricia Casco
Parliamentarian: Suzanne Tomkies
Pax Romana is Latin for “Roman Peace” and refers to the era between 27 BC and 180 AD, when Rome and the rest of the Mediterranean world experienced relative tranquility. Thanks to this period of peace, classical Greek and Roman heritage was preserved and has been passed down through the generations.
The chapter’s organizers specifically selected Pax Romana as the chapter name to reflect the group’s desire to create an opportunity for members to meet and collaborate on projects relating to history, education, and the cultures of the United States and Italy.